Effective Leadership

How to Develop Leadership Skills

John Adair

Publisher: Pan, 1998, 224 pages

ISBN: 0-330-30230-2

Keywords: Leadership

Last modified: Nov. 21, 2019, 10:36 p.m.

The art of good leadership is highly prized and demands a keen ability to appraise, understand and inspire both colleagues and subordinates.

Effective Leadership is carefully structured to ensure a steady, easily acquired insight into leadership skills, helping you to:

  • understand leadership — what you have to be, know and do
  • develop leadership abilities — defining the task, planning, briefing, controlling and setting an example
  • grow as a leader — making certain your organization encourages leaders to emerge

John Adair, Britain's foremost expert on leadership training, shows how every manager can learn to lead. He draws upon numerous examples of leadership in action — commercial, historical, military — all pinpointing the essential requirements.

The ideal passort to the development of leadership.

  • Introduction
  • Part One: Understanding Leadership
    1. What you have to be or become
    2. What you have to know or learn
    3. What you have to do
    4. Pulling the threads together
    5. Some practical applications
  • Part Two: Developing Your Leadership Abilities
    1. Defining the task
    2. Planning
    3. Briefing
    4. Controlling
    5. Evaluating
    6. Motivating
    7. Organising
    8. Setting an example
  • Part Three: Growing as a Leader
    1. Does your organisation develop leaders?
    2. Your leadership self-development programme
  • Appendices
    1. Answer to excercises
    2. Analysis of a leadership situation


Effective Leadership

Reviewed by Roland Buresund

Good ******* (7 out of 10)

Last modified: May 21, 2007, 3 a.m.

A good Adair book, even if you don't get excited.


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