Not Bosses But Leaders: How to Lead the Way to Success

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Kogan Page Publishers, 2006 - Business & Economics - 186 pages

"John Adair is without doubt one of the foremost thinkers on leadership in the world." - Sir John Harvey-Jones

This pioneering work from leadership guru John Adair has transformed the understanding of how leadership works and how executives can become business leaders.

The author's views are presented in a clear and readable form as a dialogue with a young business executive, who is soon to become a strategic leader. By using this approach Not Bosses but Leaders offers accessible guidance on exactly what is needed to become a leader, as each fundamental aspect of leadership is exposed and explained in a concise, lucid way.

It is a book that doesn't depend on historical models but springs from the day to day realities of management. It is the study of what a leader actually has to do.

 

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Contents

Qualities of Leadership
7
The Circles Interact
27
Leaders or Managers?
53
Highperformance Teams
75
The Purpose of Industry
89
Moving from Plans to Action
107
Sharing and Caring
129
Leadership and Power
155
Leadership from Within
173
Conclusion
183
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About the author (2006)

John Adair, the world's first Professor of Leadership Studies (at the University of Exeter), is an acknowledged authority on leadership development. The author of many books and articles on leadership, he is one of the very few figures in recent years to have significantly evolved the debate as to what effective leadership is all about.

Peter Reed is a successful leadership and organisational development advisor who has worked on major projects for many national governments. He is also the author of Extraordinary Leadership (published by Kogan Page).

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