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Leading the Way


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Table of Contents INTRODUCTION LEADING IN THE 21ST CENTURY* Major trends* Living with uncertainty* Leadership is relational * Leadership starts here! CHAPTER 1: INDIVIDUALITY* The Genius Syndrome* What Price Charisma?* The Source of individualism- Being yourself - Personal experience- Personal Style* Personal values* Integrity- Integrity Barometer - Taking a Stand* Networking* Summary & Ideas for Action CHAPTER 2: INSIGHT* Self Awareness- Personal enquiry- Internal cast* Understanding other people* Seeing what's going on- Curiosity- Foresight- Insight is seeing, not magic* Summary & Ideas for Action CHAPTER 3: INITIATE* Accept responsibility- Volunteer- Participate- Be accountable- Take centre stage* Research* Take risks- Step out of your comfort zone- Be assertive- Handle reverses* Instigate direct action* Follow-through* Summary & Ideas for Action CHAPTER 4: INVOLVE* Intensity of Involvement* Participation and Enrolment* Why Engage?* How to Engage- Being Valued- Being Involved- Being Developed- Being Inspired* Meetings* Empowerment* Coaching* Give People a Voice* Summary & Ideas for Action CHAPTER 5: INSPIRE* How to Inspire- The Why?- Source- Passion* Vision* Communicate- Conversation- Story-telling* Trust* Challenging goals* Summary & Ideas for Action CHAPTER 6: IMPROVISE* The Drive for Improvisation* The Principles of Improvisation* Creativity- Innovate- A try-it environment- Problem solve- Value Ideas- Encourage play* Flexibility* Presence- Physical presence- Psychological presence* Summary & Ideas for Action CHAPTER 7: IMPLEMENT* Be action-minded- Paralysis of analysis- Setting Goals- SMART goals- Monitoring progress- Ask for help* Model Behaviour* Seek Feedback- Personal feedback- Organisational feedback* Persist* Spot success* Well-being* Summary & Ideas for Action CHAPTER 8: LEAD THE WAY - NOW! OVERVIEW APPENDIX: ARE YOU LEADING THE WAY?* Check your leadership profile.

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Charisma, strong people skills, self-confidence and good communication skills are essential for today's leaders; this book shows readers how to build on their skills in these core areas and develop other vital skills for our ever-changing workplace.

About the Author

Andrew Leigh is the co-founder of Maynard Leigh. Before this he worked as a senior manager in both the public and the private sectors. He has spent several years as a features writer for The Observer and an established author. Michael Maynard is also a co-founder of Maynard Leigh. Michael now runs business and management courses internationally, specialising in leadership and creativity, teams and communication skills.


" A compelling read for both current and aspiring leaders. With such a wealth of reference information, the book is not a one-off read but a practical manual that can be referred to again and again. It left me inspired, with ideas to use on a day-to-day basis."Valerie Hughes-D'Aeth, Human Resources, December 2012

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