How to Lead 2nd Ed.

What You Actually Need to Do to Manage, Lead and Succeed

Jo Owen

Publisher: Prentice Hall, 2009, 296 pages

ISBN: 978-0-273-72150-5

Keywords: Leadership

Last modified: Aug. 7, 2021, 6:16 p.m.

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.

  • Part 1 The foundations of leadership
    1. Focusing on people
    2. Being positive
    3. Being professional
  • Part 2 The practice of leadership
    1. Leading from the middle
    2. Focusing on people
    3. Being positive
    4. Being professional
  • Part 3 Mastering leadership
    1. Leading from the top
    2. Focusing on people
    3. Being positive
    4. Being professional
  • Part 4 The leadership journey
    1. The leadership journey and the three and a half Ps of leadership


How to Lead

Reviewed by Roland Buresund

OK ***** (5 out of 10)

Last modified: March 5, 2011, 3:02 p.m.

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.


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