The Financial Times Guide To Leadership: How To Lead Effectively And Get Results

Paperback | February 28, 2013

byMarianne Abib Pech

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The Financial Times Guide to Leadership is a one-stop shop for professionals at every stage of their leadership journey. Whether you’re just starting out or are looking to upgrade your current skills, this practical guide takes you through the core building tools of self-awareness, influence and execution.

 

With thought-provoking exercises and action points throughout, plus handy chapter summaries for when you need to access information, this book is your roadmap to becoming a better leader. This definitive guide to leadership includes:

  • What good leadership looks like
  • How to build your own leadership style
  • Techniques to lead and influence others
  • How to build and execute your vision

Everything you need to know to become an authentic and dynamic leader.

 

"My shelves groan under stacks of leadership books. But just a very few stand out as solid gold. The Financial Times Guide to Leadership merits inclusion in that select company. There is simply no excuse for not applying its very practical steps. I'd urge you to start or continue your journey here!"

Tom Peters, author of In Search of Excellence

 

"Finally, a first-class leadership book that focuses on the 'how' and 'what' as well as the 'why' and 'when'. Full of practical steps to take you to the next level."

Doug Richard, entrepreneur and founder of School for Startups

 

"Leadership is at the intersection of competence, charisma and the ability to think big for yourself and for others. The Financial Times Guide to Leadership gives you the tools you need to navigate this junction with success." 

Mercedes Erra, Executive President of Havas Worldwide

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The Financial Times Guide to Leadership is a one-stop shop for professionals at every stage of their leadership journey. Whether you’re just starting out or are looking to upgrade your current skills, this practical guide takes you through the core building tools of self-awareness, influence and execution.   With thought-provoking exe...

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"My shelves groan under stacks of leadership books. But just a very few stand out as solid gold. The Financial Times Guide to Leadership merits inclusion in that select company. There is simply no excuse for not applying its very practical steps. I'd urge you to start or continue your journey here!" Tom Peters, author of In Search...

Marianne Abib-Pech is the Founder of Leaders! a leadership consulting firm operating in Europe and Asia.  She started her own leadership journey in Arthur Andersen and rose from analyst to Global CFO of Shell Aviation, a multi billion turnover business, in the short span of 10 years. She acquired and further honed her leadership skill...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 9.1 × 6.1 × 1.1 inPublished:February 28, 2013Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0273776029

ISBN - 13:9780273776024

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Extra Content

Table of Contents

About the author

Author’s acknowledgements

Publisher’s acknowledgements

Foreword

Introduction 

How to use this book

 

 

Part 1 What is leadership?

 

 

1 A definition of leadership

 

Leadership in history

 

The pathways to leadership

 

The five key things leaders do

 

Summary

 

 

2 Leadership today

 

A fast-changing world

 

New conundrums … new leaders

 

Summary

 

 

 

 

Part 2: Finding the leader inside you

 

 

3 Building your self-awareness

 

Finding the keys to your self

 

Defining your personal leadership style

 

Creating your own performance card

 

Summary

 

 

4 Gaining self-confidence

 

The three cornerstones of self-esteem

 

Letting go of your fears

 

Summary

 

5 Developing your leadership brand

 

Building a powerful leadership brand

 

Brand accelerators: charisma and gravitas

 

Summary

 

 

Part 3: Leading and influencing – bringing others on the journey

 

 

6 Building your credibility as a leader

 

Mastering career management

 

Living by your values

 

Authenticity and remaining true to yourself

 

Summary

 

 

7 Leading teams

 

Building rapport

 

Motivation and setting objectives – getting the best out of your team

 

Reward and recognition

 

Summary

 

 

8 The art of influence

 

Stakeholders, group dynamics and you

 

Building networks and alliances

 

Summary

 

 

 

Part 4: Building and executing your vision – from ideas to results

 

 

9 Building your vision

 

Mission, vision, ideas and strategy: making sense of the melting pot

 

How to create your vision

 

Saying what you’ve got to say

 

Summary

 

 

10   Cultivating your strategic thinking

 

From vision to strategy – the translation exercise

 

The pathway to superior strategic thinking

 

Summary

 

 

11   Boosting your execution capabilities

 

 

Better personal decision making

 

Empowerment, accountability and change: the key concepts for delivering through others

 

Summary

 

 

 

 

Conclusion

The leadership reading list

 

Appendix 1: Examples of an individual development plan and goals and objectives

Appendix 2: The basics of body language

 

Index

 

 

 

 

 

Editorial Reviews

"I found the book exceptionally readable and easy to relate to personal practice and behaviours. It encourages the reader to ponder and consider possible alternative ways of engaging the team and improving the business. It is a great read and I would recommend it to both new leaders and those with more experience."

Jacqui Mason,  Nursery Management Today