Secrets of Great Leaders: The 50 Strategies You Need to Inspire and Motivate

Secrets of Great Leaders: The 50 Strategies You Need to Inspire and Motivate

by Carol O'Connor

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781473614918
Publisher: Quercus
Publication date: 01/26/2016
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 546,127
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Dr Carol O'Connor is the author of eight business books and director of Vision in Practice Ltd, a leadership development consultancy and publisher. She has spent more than 30 years teaching, writing and consulting about leadership, innovation and strategic thinking. She sees her role as preparing leaders to identify strategic goals, clarify performance standards and retain talent that supports organizational growth. Her client list is global and her books have collectively been translated into more than 20 languages. Current projects include the publication of a series of business workbooks for under 25-year-olds in developing nations - with apps in support of key topics - and working at the London School of Economics and Political Science in support of its entrepreneurship programmes.

Table of Contents

Introduction vii

1 Base decisions on knowledge and data 1

2 Follow your instinct 7

3 Master public speaking 12

4 Surround yourself with smart people 17

5 Keep promises and honour agreements 22

6 See the person, not the stereotype 27

7 Set high standards 32

8 Benefit from social media 37

9 Follow the rules you set for others 42

10 Assume you have enemies 47

11 Speak clearly and well 52

12 Plan the long term and work the short term 57

13 Face challenge fearlessly even when afraid 62

14 Use time wisely 67

15 Have a sense of humour 72

16 Build people up 77

17 Be visible and have presence 82

18 Disrupt the status quo 87

19 Earn people's trust 92

20 Negotiate lasting solutions 97

21 Live with uncertainty 102

22 Give respect to get respect 107

23 Understand different points of view 112

24 Learn from failure 117

25 Make your point and then stop talking 122

26 Listen with your eyes as well as your ears 127

27 Write in a simple style using plain language 132

28 Play for the team 137

29 Motivate yourself and others 142

30 Be courteous to everyone always 147

31 Never give up 152

32 Count the cost of solving problems 157

33 Encourage others to develop and grow 162

34 Be approachable 167

35 Examine your own behaviour 172

36 Encourage debate 177

37 Give people a second chance 182

38 Learn from everyone and everything 187

39 Set targets for personal growth 192

40 Ask for help when you need it 197

41 Set an example 202

42 Watch out - you're being watched 207

43 Choose a leadership style 212

44 Dare to be different 217

45 Share the glory 222

46 Make friends and form alliances 227

47 Be lucky 232

48 Relax and have fun 237

49 Have a big idea 242

50 Make people your main business 247

Index of leader quotations 253

Index 259

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