Mapped to the CIPD Level 7 Advanced module of the same name, Developing Skills for Business Leadership focuses on three core areas for successful professional development and practice: managing yourself and others, transferable managerial skills and postgraduate study skills. Each skill is covered both conceptually and practically by a subject area expert to help all readers analyze and critically evaluate, manage more effectively, make sound and justifiable decisions and lead and influence others. Covering key concepts such as developing your professional identity, effective management of interpersonal relationships at work, people management and interpreting financial information, this fully updated 2nd edition of Developing Skills for Business Leadership is ideal for all postgraduate business students taking a module in professional development, career development or management skills. Integrating IT skills into each chapter, it includes a new chapter on reflecting and coaching, updated references to the CIPD's HR Profession Map, additional coverage of stress, health and wellbeing and an enhanced international dimension throughout the text. Online supporting resources include an instructor's manual and lecture slides as well as additional case studies, and sample assignments, checklists and exam guides lecturers can use in their teaching.
To make an effective contribution, HR specialists have to be good at management, leadership and developing both themselves and others. They also need to be aware of the management and business considerations that affect their work. Armstrong's Handbook of Management and Leadership for HR provides guidance on the processes of management and leadership with particular reference to what HR managers and aspiring managers need to know and do to make a difference. Written by renowned human resources expert and bestselling author Michael Armstrong, Armstrong's Handbook of Management and Leadership for HR covers in one volume the 'Leading, Managing and Developing People' and 'Developing Skills for Business Leadership' Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) modules. It includes numerous practical features such as case studies, practitioner interviews, exercises and clear learning objectives to aid learning. This is the essential book for HR students and professionals looking to broaden their skills and understanding relating to management and leadership. Online supporting resources include lecture slides, an instructor's manual, a student's manual and a literature review.
How do you develop leadership skills or give a successful presentation? What difference can effective thinking and critical reading make to your performance? How can you get and stay organized to meet deadlines? The first book of its kind to cover all the business skills that students need at university and at work, The Business Skills Handbook covers all the practical, cognitive, technical and development skills that students need to succeed, from organising life and work to developing good writing and teamwork skills. Mapped to the learning outcomes of the CIPD Level 7 Advanced Developing Skills for Business Leadership module, and with a focus on experiential learning to get students assessing and developing their skills, The Business Skills Handbook is designed to help students manage themselves more effectively, make justifiable decisions and problem solve more effectively, lead and influence others, interpret financial information, manage financial resources, demonstrate IT proficiency and demonstrate competence in postgraduate study skills. Online supporting resources include an instructor's manual, lecture slides and figures and tables from the book.
Developing Management Skills for Leadership is for anyone wishing to develop their ability to manage and lead. Whether for final year students looking towards their first career, MBA students or for more experienced managers wishing to enhance their effectiveness, this book offers the ideal format for developing a portfolio of managment skills. This new book aims to raise the reader's awareness by identifying key personal and interpersonal management skills, and highlighting the relationships that exist between them. It also aims to increase knowledgeby providing an overview and discussion of relevant management theory and research before moving to develop capability by offering a variety of practical activities.
Ohne ein gutes, verlässliches Team könnten viele Führungskräfte ihre Ziele niemals erreichen. Doch leider werden viele Teams von internen Machtkämpfen, Streitigkeiten und den daraus resultierenden Misserfolgen ausgebremst – und die Führungskräfte schaffen es dann oft auch mit Leistungsanreizen oder Belohnungen nicht, ein Team wieder in die Spur zu bekommen. Doch warum sind hier manche Vorgesetzte oft erstaunlich hilflos? Die Antwort wurde Simon Sinek während einer Unterhaltung mit einem General des Marine Corps offensichtlich. Dieser erläuterte die Tradition: "Offiziere essen immer zuletzt." Was in der Kantine noch symbolisch gemeint ist, wird auf dem Schlachtfeld todernst: Gute Anführer opfern ihren eigenen Komfort, sogar ihr eigenes Leben, zum Wohl derer, die ihnen unterstehen. Sinek überträgt diese Tradition auf Unternehmen, wo sie bedeutet, dass die Führungskraft einen sogenannten Safety Circle, einen Sicherheitskreis, bilden muss, der das Team vor Schwierigkeiten von außen schützt. Nur so bildet sich im Unternehmen eine vertrauensvolle Atmosphäre. Der Sicherheitskreis führt zu stabilen, anpassungsfähigen und selbstbewussten Teams, in denen sich jeder zugehörig fühlt und in denen alle Energie darauf verwendet wird, die gemeinsamen Ziele zu erreichen. Chefs, die bereit sind, als letzte zu essen, werden mit zutiefst loyalen Kollegen belohnt und schaffen so konfliktfreie, motivierte und erfolgreich Teams.
Seit kurzem versuchen Hirnforscher, Verhaltenspsychologen und Soziologen gemeinsam neue Antworten auf eine uralte Frage zu finden: Warum tun wir eigentlich, was wir tun? Was genau prägt unsere Gewohnheiten? Anhand zahlreicher Beispiele aus der Forschung wie dem Alltag erzählt Charles Duhigg von der Macht der Routine und kommt dem Mechanismus, aber auch den dunklen Seiten der Gewohnheit auf die Spur. Er erklärt, warum einige Menschen es schaffen, über Nacht mit dem Rauchen aufzuhören (und andere nicht), weshalb das Geheimnis sportlicher Höchstleistung in antrainierten Automatismen liegt und wie sich die Anonymen Alkoholiker die Macht der Gewohnheit zunutze machen. Nicht zuletzt schildert er, wie Konzerne Millionen ausgeben, um unsere Angewohnheiten für ihre Zwecke zu manipulieren. Am Ende wird eines klar: Die Macht von Gewohnheiten prägt unser Leben weit mehr, als wir es ahnen.
Today’s leaders face many challenges in achieving their goals. Rapid changes in technology, a more diverse workforce, changes in government regulations, worldwide competition, and the growing complexity of things in general have increased our awareness of the need for more effective leaders. Developing leaders requires having an understanding of the knowledge and skills required for effective leaders. Leadership Skills for Managers, 4th edition, focuses on five leadership skill sets necessary to ensure individual and organization performance: providing direction, leading by example, enabling others, sharing power, and seeking a better way. In addition to the leadership skill sets, the book examines the attitudes and mindsets of effective leaders. In the final analysis, the evidence of leadership is in the performance of the people and the organizations that follow the leader. When they perform well, the leader is a success. When they don’t perform well, leadership changes are almost always forthcoming. This book provides the background, real-world examples, practical applications, and numerous exercises to help prepare aspiring leaders. The lessons learned in this course can be applied to any leadership level in an organization and in any type of organization. Readers will learn how to: * Make the change from manager to leader. * Provide direction. * Enable others to achieve and succeed. * Develop a vision and create alignment. * Grow and develop new leaders. * Appraise leadership performance. * Use Continuous Improvement. This is an ebook version of the AMA Self-Study course. If you want to take the course for credit you need to either purchase a hard copy of the course through amaselfstudy.org or purchase an online version of the course through www.flexstudy.com.
Sind wir nicht alle davon überzeugt, dass wir am besten mit äußeren Anreizen wie Geld und Prestige oder durch "Zuckerbrot und Peitsche" zu motivieren sind? "Alles falsch", sagt Daniel H. Pink in seinem provokanten und zukunftsweisenden Buch. Das Geheimnis unseres persönlichen Erfolges ist das zutiefst menschliche Bedürfnis, unser Leben selbst zu bestimmen, zu lernen, Neues zu erschaffen und damit unsere Lebensqualität und unsere Welt zu verbessern. Daniel H. Pink enthüllt die Widersprüche zwischen dem, was die Wissenschaft weiß, und dem, was die Wirtschaft tut – und wie genau dies jeden Aspekt unseres Lebens beeinflusst. Er demonstriert, dass das Prinzip von Bestrafung und Belohnung exakt der falsche Weg ist, um Menschen für die Herausforderungen von Heute zu motivieren, egal ob in Beruf oder Privatleben. In "Drive" untersucht er die drei Elemente der wirklichen Motivation – Selbstbestimmung, Perfektionierung und Sinnerfüllung – und bietet kluge sowie überraschende Techniken an, um diese in die Tat umzusetzen. Daniel H. Pink stellt uns Menschen vor, die diese neuen Ansätze zur Motivation bereits erfolgreich in ihr Leben integriert haben und uns damit entschlossen einen außergewöhnlichen Weg in die Zukunft zeigen.
Through research, interviews and the experience of hundreds of managers, Kouzes and Posner show how leadership can be learned and mastered by all. Readable, interesting, and up-to-date. Highly recommended.--Library Journal.
Michael Watkins gibt Managern aller Ebenen einen überzeugenden Zehn-Punkte-Plan an die Hand, der die strategische Grundlage für langfristigen Erfolg in einer neuen Position legt. Er zeigt unter anderem, wie man die Situation des Unternehmens umfassend analysiert, die eigenen Stärken und Schwächen erkennt und ein schlagkräftiges Team zusammenstellt. In der Neuauflage geht Watkins auf die neuesten Entwicklungen des Executive Onboarding ein, wie zum Beispiel die verbesserte Kommunikation und Führung des Teams oder die strategische Ausrichtung von Organisationen. Wer in den ersten 90 Tagen die richtigen Entscheidungen trifft, wird seine neue Aufgabe erfolgreich meistern.
Nach ihren ersten zwei Wochen als neuer CEO von DecisionTech fragte sich Kathryn Petersen angesichts der dortigen Probleme, ob es wirklich richtig gewesen war, den Job anzunehmen. Sie war eigentlich froh ï¿1⁄2ber die neue Aufgabe gewesen. Doch hatte sie nicht ahnen kï¿1⁄2nnen, dass ihr Team so fï¿1⁄2rchterlich dysfunktional war und die Teammitglieder sie vor eine Herausforderung stellen wï¿1⁄2rden, die sie niemals zuvor so erlebt hatte ... In "Die 5 Dyfunktionen eines Teams" begibt sich Patrick Lencioni in die faszinierende und komplexe Welt von Teams. In seiner Leadership-Fabel folgt der Leser der Geschichte von Kathryn Petersen, die sich mit der ultimativen Fï¿1⁄2hrungskrise konfrontiert sieht: die Einigung eines Teams, das sich in einer solchen Unordnung befindet, dass es den Erfolg und das ï¿1⁄2berleben des gesamten Unternehmens gefï¿1⁄2hrdet. Im Verlauf der Geschichte enthï¿1⁄2llt Lencioni die fï¿1⁄2nf entscheidenden Dysfunktionen, die oft dazu fï¿1⁄2hren, dass Teams scheitern. Er stellt ein Modell und umsetzbare Schritte vor, die zu einem effektiven Team fï¿1⁄2hren und die fï¿1⁄2nf Dysfunktionen beheben. Diese Dysfunktionen sind: - Fehlendes Vertrauen, - Scheu vor Konflikten, - Fehlendes Engagement, - Scheu vor Verantwortung, - Fehlende Ergebnis-Orientierung. Wie in seinen anderen Bï¿1⁄2chern hat Patrick Lencioni eine fesselnde Fabel geschrieben, die eine wichtige Botschaft fï¿1⁄2r alle enthï¿1⁄2lt, die danach streben, auï¿1⁄2ergewï¿1⁄2hnliche Teamleiter und Fï¿1⁄2hrungskrï¿1⁄2fte zu werden.
Der beispiellose Absturz eines Start-up-Wunderkinds Elizabeth Holmes, Gründerin und CEO von Theranos, galt schnell als der weibliche Steve Jobs. Die Firma der 19-jährigen Blondine versprach, die Medizinindustrie mit einer Technologie zu revolutionieren, die Bluttests vereinfachen und Therapien gezielt steuern würde – eine Riesenhoffnung für Millionen von Menschen. Larry Ellison, Rupert Murdoch und andere Investoren steckten Unsummen in das Start-up, bis es mit neun Milliarden Dollar am Markt kapitalisiert war. Es gab nur ein einziges Problem: Die Technologie hinter den schicken Apparaturen hat nie funktioniert. Pulitzer-Preisträger John Carreyrou erzählt die packende Geschichte dieses Betrugs und seiner Enthüllung.
Reconstructing Value prepares contemporary business leaders for the increasingly important task of developing a sustainability vision and translating it across levels in an organization. The book is based on insights gained over the past decade from research involving hundreds of practitioners, front line managers to senior executives, who have been working to integrate sustainability within their organizations. It illustrates how building capacity for managing the complex issues of sustainability requires key process skills that leaders need to develop. This book equips readers to respond to the risks and opportunities presented by global sustainability issues and reinvent new ways of doing business that will enhance organizational effectiveness while also building a more sustainable world. Each chapter includes process questions to guide reflective practice and to build the requisite leadership capabilities for turning a sustainability vision into a value-added organizational strategy. Reconstructing Value helps readers to build integrative thinking skills – such as how to engage critical, complexity, strategic and design thinking capabilities to enable organizational change – that can assist them with becoming successful sustainability champions within their organizations.
For years, the popular 50 Activities for Developing Leaders, Volume I, has helped trainers effectively introduce and reinforce key skills in leadership training. Now the all-new, second volume reflects the best and latest thinking on leadership theory making it the best tool available for building leadership skills, attitudes and competencies. Developed by two veteran leadership experts, the second edition offers 50 ready-made, proven activities organized into four modules that focus on: Laying the groundwork for a workshop that makes an impact; Developing the individual leader; Setting an example so others will want to be leaders, too
The only nonprofit orientation to coaching skills available, Coaching Skills for Nonprofit Leaders will provide nonprofit managers with an understanding of why and how to coach, how to initiate coaching in specific situations, how to make coaching really work, and how to refine coaching for long-term success. Coaching Skills for Nonprofit Leaders offers practical steps for coaching leaders to greatness and complements the academic and theoretical work in nonprofit leadership theory. The book can be used by the coaching novice as a thorough topical overview or by those more experienced with coaching as a quick reference or refresher. Based on the Inquiry Based Coaching? approach, Coaching Skills will strengthen and expand the reader?s ability to drive organization mission, while retaining the intrinsic values of the nonprofit culture and working towards outcomes that create a culture of discipline and accountability and empower others to be even more responsible, accountable, and self-motivated. This book uses accessible language, examples, case studies, key questions, and exercises to help: Promote better relationships Know when to delegate, direct and coach. Balance directive and supportive styles of leadership for productive partnerships Overcome fears and deal head-on with difficult situations and conflict. Use coaching for performance improvement and on-the-job development. Support independent thinking and personal reflection Gain commitment and accountability from others and build teams
Jack Stahl became a top executive of two world-famous corporations before the age of 50. Now, Stahl offers the down-to-earth approach to business leadership that fueled his meteoric rise through the corporate ranks. His practical solutions empower leaders to manage the critical issues they encounter every day and develop skills for a business lifetime. Stahl organizes his leadership guidelines into seven categories, what he calls his “Frameworks for Success”: Leadership and Management, Creating a High-Capability Organization, Developing People, Brand Positioning with Consumers, Customer Relationship Management, Financial Strategy, and Influencing People. Written in Stahl’s accessible and conversational style, Lessons on Leadership speaks directly to the heart of business leaders bent on improvement and to the mind of the practical executive on the lookout for powerful perspectives.
Develop Your Leadership Skills is John Adair's most accessible title on leadership. Full of exercises and checklists, it will boost your confidence levels and guide and inspire anyone on their journey to becoming a leader of excellence. Acknowledged as a world expert, John Adair offers stimulating insights into recognizing and developing individual leadership qualities, acquiring personal authority and, most importantly, mastering core leadership functions such as planning, communicating and motivating. Suitable for anyone who wishes to improve or develop their leadership skills, this guide distills the essence of John Adair's teaching and provides a framework for becoming an effective leader.

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