100 Great Leadership Ideas : From successful leaders and managers around the world (100 Great Ideas)
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If you are a manager in today s business environment, demonstrating that you have leadership skills is essential to success. But what does it take to become an effective and influential business manager and leader? There are no sure-fire ways, but you can take inspiration and advice from various leaders who have been successful already.
This book contains 100 great leaderships ideas, researched from companies and organisations around the world. Each idea is described in some detail. You are then shown how to apply that idea in your own company or work situation. A simple formula which could potentially lead to rich rewards.
statements. If you can’t express them simply, they are not right. • If you can, turn the simple statement of the core strategy into a memorable slogan. Get this right, and you will be famous. COMMUNICATE THE VISION THE VISION THAT a leader has chosen for the organization is the single most important thing that must be communicated to the team. It needs to be repeated on every possible occasion, in clear and memorable terms. The idea Bob Iger is the president and CEO of the
you to talented people throughout the organization. WORK WITH THE TEAM YOU HAVE AT SOME POINT in their career, most leaders will take over an existing operation and its team. If the operation has been under-performing, there is a temptation to start afresh; to bring in a new team to solve the problem. The idea Louis Gerstner, who brought about a remarkable turnaround of the failing computer giant, IBM, in the 1990s, confirms that he decided that it would be wrong to attempt to
instructions; the neuroscientists could not have done this without the statisticians or the other experts in the team. In another example, a telecommunications engineer became intrigued by the way in which colonies of insects find the most efficient route to a source of food. His new understanding of biological mechanisms enabled him to find radical new solutions for the routing of electronic signals. Jane Jacobs, a Canadian writer whose most influential book on urban planning, The Death
problem—or have employees who see a passenger having a problem—we adopt them, and we really work hard to try to make something optimistic come out of whatever the situation is, to try to make people feel good whatever the dilemma is that they’re dealing with.” In practice • The servant-leadership approach believes that a leader’s primary concern should be to supply the organization with everything it needs in order to best carry out its purpose. • Servant-leaders must ensure the
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