Publisher: Prentice Hall, 2009, 296 pages
There has been a long search for the alchemy of leadership; we all want to find the elusive pixie dust that we can sprinkle on ourselves to turn us into glittering leaders. Few of us, however, are likely to become the ideal mix of Nelson Mandela and Lord Nelson. Instead we need something simple and practical.
How to Lead is based on original research into over 70 of the world’s best, and a few of the world’s worst, organisations. It cuts through all the daunting hero talk and shows you, in real terms, how to develop the skills and behaviours to succeed as a leader.
With new sections on hiring and firing, dealing with the awkward squad and coaching for success, this second edition is your ultimate guide on how to lead and succeed.
I made a mistake, I read How to Manage before this one, and was left thinking, what is the added value in this…
Anyway, it is an OK book on how to manage/lead people, if this is what you expect of it.