Not Bosses But Leaders

Not Bosses But Leaders 3rd Ed.

How to lead the way to success

John Adair

Publisher: Kogan Page, 2009, 181 pages

ISBN: 978-0-7494-5481-4

Keywords: Leadership

Last modified: Dec. 4, 2019, 12:38 a.m.

Not Bosses But Leaders is a pioneering work from John Adair that has transformed our understanding of how leadership and how executives can become business leaders. Accessible guidance on exactly what you need to become a leader is presented in the form of a dialogue with a young business executive, and each fundamental aspect of leadership is discussed including:

  • the qualities of leadership
  • leadership styles
  • leadership functions
  • the difference between leadership and management
  • strategic leadership

Not Bosses But Leaders is a timeless work of great vision with a solid practical core. Thought provoking and definitive, it springs from the day-to-day realities of management, and will enable you to greatly improve your leadership skills. It is the study of what a leader actually has to do.

    • Introduction
  • Part 1
    • Qualities of Leadership
    • Situational Leadership
    • Functional Leadership
    • Motivation
    • Keypoints: Part 1
  • Part 2
    • The Circles Interact
    • Leadership Functions
    • Sharing Decisions
    • Styles of Leadership
    • Keypoints: Part 2
  • Part 3
    • Leaders of Managers?
    • Leadership and Change
    • Hallmarks of Leadership
    • Managing and Management
    • The Manager as Leader
    • The Roots of Management
    • Both Leaders and Managers
    • Keypoints: Part 3
  • Part 4
    • High-performance Teams
    • Wearing Three Hats
    • Levels of Leadership
    • Keypoints: Part 4
  • Part 5
    • The Purpose of Industry
    • Strategic Leadership
    • Involving Others in Strategy
    • Keypoints: Part 5
  • Part 6
    • Moving from Plans to Action
    • Agreeing Objectives
    • Relating the Parts to the Whole
    • Respecting the Line
    • Line and Staff
    • Two-way Communication
    • The Roots of Morale
    • Keypoints: Part 6
  • Part 7
    • Sharing and Caring
    • The Case of the Injured Worker
    • The Role of Trade Union Leadership
    • Coping with Redundancy
    • Growing Organizations
    • True Authority
    • Keypoints: Part 7
  • Part 8
    • Leadership and Power
    • Humility
    • Gaining Respect
    • Giving Respect
    • Leadership and Hierarchy
    • Keypoints: Part 8
  • Part 9
    • Leadership from Within
    • The Leader as Conductor
    • Keypoints: Part 9