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Based on original research into some of the world’s best organisations, How to Lead cuts right through all the myths and mysteries to get straight to the heart of what it really takes to motivate, inspire and deliver results. This unique and brilliant combination of authoritative guidance and stimulating and entertaining advice willhelp you resolve some of the common challenges that every leader will face. Includes free access to checklists on handy leadership topics such as driving performance, managing time, setting and controlling budgets, dealing with crises and delegating.
In any job, there will come a time when you are asked to lead other people. But while people are often well trained in the skill set of their particular profession, few people are ever taught how to lead. As such, those first steps into leadership can seem daunting – what do you actually do? How do you really lead? How do you build an effective team? And how do you lead colleagues who used to be your peers? How to Lead Others aims to convey the basics of leadership in a way that is concise, relevant and practical by breaking down leadership into eight simple lessons: · Defining the task; · Effective planning; · Briefing; · Controlling; · Motivating; · Organizing; · Evaluating; and · Leading by example. Aimed at those who, regardless of industry or business sector, are about take their first steps on the leadership path, or who are at an early stage in their career and realise that leadership responsibilities lie ahead of them, How to Lead Others is the essential handbook to one of the most important and challenging aspects of professional life.
This book will help you become a better product leader. Benefitting from Roman Pichler's extensive experience, you will learn how to align stakeholders and guide development teams even in challenging circumstances, avoid common leadership mistakes, and grow as a leader. Written in an engaging and easily accessible style, How to Lead in Product Management offers a wealth of practical tips and strategies. Through helpful examples, the book illustrates how you can directly apply the techniques to your work. Coverage includes: * Choosing the right leadership style * Cultivating empathy, building trust, and influencing others * Increasing your authority and empowering others * Directing stakeholders and development teams through common goals * Making decisions that people will support and follow through * Successfully resolving disputes and conflicts even with senior stakeholders * Listening deeply to discover and address hidden needs and interests * Practising mindfulness and embracing a growth mindset to develop as a leader Praise for How to Lead in Product Management: "Roman has done it again, delivering a practical book for the product management community that appeals to both heart and mind. How to Lead in Product Management is packed with concise, direct, and practical advice that addresses the deeper, personal aspects of the product leadership. Roman's book shares wisdom on topics including goals, healthy interactions with stakeholders, handling conflict, effective conversations, decision-making, having a growth mindset, and self-care. It is a must read for both new and experienced product people." ~Ellen Gottesdiener, Product Coach at EBG Consulting "Being a great product manager is tough. It requires domain knowledge, industry knowledge, technical skills, but also the skills to lead and inspire a team. Roman Pichler's How to Lead in Product Management is the best book I've read for equipping product managers to lead their teams." ~Mike Cohn, Author of Succeeding with Agile, Agile Estimating and Planning, and User Stories Applied "This is the book that has been missing for product people. Roman has created another masterpiece, a fast read with lots of value. It's a must read for every aspiring product manager." ~Magnus Billgren, CEO of Tolpagorni Product Management "How Lead in Product Management is for everyone who manages a product or drives important business decisions. Roman lays out the key challenges of product leadership and shows us ways of thoughtfully working with team members, stakeholders, partners, and the inevitable conflicts." ~Rich Mironov, CEO of Mironov Consulting and "Smokejumper" Head of Product
Become a better crisis leader while equipping yourself with the tools for every day transformative leadership Today, in an instant, leaders can find themselves face-to-face with crisis. An active shooter. A media controversy. A data breach. In You're It, the faculty of the National Preparedness Leadership Initiative at Harvard University takes you to the front lines of some of the toughest decisions facing our nation's leaders-from how to mobilize during a hurricane or in the aftermath of a bombing to halting a raging pandemic. They also take readers through the tough decision-making inside the world's largest companies, hottest startups, and leading nonprofits. The authors introduce readers to the pragmatic model and methods of Meta-Leadership. They show you how to understand what is happening during a moment of crisis and change, what to do about it, and how to hone these skills to lead high-performing teams. Then, when crisis hits, you can pivot to be the leader people follow when it matters most. A book for turbulent times, You're It is essential reading for anyone preparing to lead an adaptive team through crisis and change.
This book is your essential guide to the theory and practice of leadership. Whatever your level in an organisation, this is your practical handbook for getting to the top and staying there. Anyone can learn to be a great leader. And everyone can learn to lead better. This book will show you how. Its clear focus on practical, straightforward advice and guidance, delivered with refreshing honesty and humour, and with a relentless focus on the practical skills of leadership, will make sure you quickly understand and master all the core skills you’ll need to succeed. Based on original research into some of the world’s best organisations across the public, private and voluntary sectors, How to Lead cuts right through all the myths and mysteries to get straight to the heart of what you need to do and how you need to do it in order to succeed. Changes for this Edition Jo plans to insert a piece at the front about 21st century leadership, and then re-organise some of the existing material to create a new section at the end exploring the skills of the 21st century leadership which will mainly be about influence. ‘How to Lead is a tour de force, ambitious and resolutely practical – the very essence of leadership.’ Sharath Jeevan, CEO of STIR Education
"This book will be one of the most, if not the most, pivotal leadership books you'll ever read." - Andy Stanley "If you're ready to lead right where you are, this book can show you how to start." - Dave Ramsey "Read this book! The marketplace is full of leadership messages, but this one is a stand out." - Louie Giglio Are you letting your lack of authority paralyze you? One of the greatest myths of leadership is that you must be in charge in order to lead. Great leaders don't buy it. Great leaders lead with or without the authority and learn to unleash their influence wherever they are. With practical wisdom and humor, Clay Scroggins will help you nurture your vision and cultivate influence, even when you lack authority in your organization. And he will free you to become the great leader you want to be so you can make a difference right where you are. Even when you're not in charge. X
Would you like to grow your leadership skills but are tired of the endless, dense and droning volumes available on the market today? Good news: Alec McGalliard is here to help. With his new book, CARE to Lead: How to Master and Implement Four Keys to Leadership: Communication, Accountability, Relationships and Example of Excellence, he offers practical skills and repeatable tools you can use to improve stat, all in one slim volume that won't break your brain. The practical, commonsense leadership tools you'll discover within CARE to Lead prioritize continuous learning through self-reflection and a desire to improve. With them at your side, you can enhance your leadership qualities and learn to lead by example. The secret? CARE - Communication, Accountability, Relationships and an Example of Excellence. This handy-dandy formula offers accessible leadership principles for your own education, not to mention passing on to others to cultivate the next generation of leaders. What exactly will you learn in this book? What the CARE leadership tools are and how they work The three aspects of your job you must care about in order to truly fulfill CARE The negative outcomes stemming from poor communication (example: we all hate rumors!) The simple steps you can take to improve your conversation and delivery The major misconception most people hold about accountability How to establish an environment of integrity even as a young leader How to manage the inherent fragility of relationships What Albert Einstein has to say on the example of excellence ... and how you can put it to work for you How to use all of these tools in real-life situations The bottom line skills and tools you need to succeed in the workplace, the boardroom or just plain life The fact of the matter is, only when you lead by example and consistently work to develop a strong leadership habit will you become the boss, manager or mentor you were born to be. If you're tired of leadership books for women and men alike that fail to emphasize the concrete and the actionable, and are instead looking for meaningful leadership coaching that doesn't take years to learn, this is the book for you. McGalliard is humble and earnest, willing to talk about his mistakes and the leadership code they helped him develop - including what doesn't work. He's been in your shoes, and will probably be there again, and that's okay. As long as you take leadership in organizations seriously, you'll get there. So just who is Alec McGalliard to teach you all this? Simply put, he's been a leader for more than half his life. He is a veteran of the United States Navy Submarine Force and has a 33-plus year career in nuclear energy, and as such, has been a manager and mentor at many levels. The result: a slim, accessible guidebook you can keep on hand for life. Don't wait. Buy this book NOW to build a career that matters and enjoy your work life so much more.Pick up your copy today by clicking the BUY NOW button at the top of this page!
"John Adair is without doubt one of the foremost thinkers on leadership in the world." - Sir John Harvey-Jones This pioneering work from leadership guru John Adair has transformed the understanding of how leadership works and how executives can become business leaders. The author's views are presented in a clear and readable form as a dialogue with a young business executive, who is soon to become a strategic leader. By using this approach Not Bosses but Leaders offers accessible guidance on exactly what is needed to become a leader, as each fundamental aspect of leadership is exposed and explained in a concise, lucid way. It is a book that doesn't depend on historical models but springs from the day to day realities of management. It is the study of what a leader actually has to do.