The Leadership Pocketbook by Fiona Elsa Dent

By Fiona Elsa Dent

Written for leaders in any respect degrees - strategic, organizational and workforce point - "The management Pocketbook" explains the best way to encourage, effect, take care of switch and attain ambitions. Illustrated all through, the publication adopts a pragmatic technique, starting up the foundations of management, the function of the chief, the talents required for powerful management and the major demanding situations dealing with leaders within the sleek company setting. a spotlight of the ebook, defined via the writer as "perhaps the main worthy ability for any leader", is self-awareness - to understand your self, to grasp what your management strengths and weaknesses are and if you needs to proceed to improve. The Pocketbook sequence includes greater than 60 titles within the parts of educating, own improvement, administration, consumer care, revenues and advertising and marketing and finance.

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In order to fully analyse your network you should consider the following questions and, if appropriate, annotate your network map accordingly. ● How would you describe your relationship with each of the people (or groups of people)? ● How important is each person/group of people to your leadership effectiveness? ● What makes each of these people tick? ● What turns them on and off? ● How do you think each of these people regards you as a leader? 53 LEADERSHIP AND YOU HAVING A LEADERSHIP CONFIDANTE The role of the leader can be a lonely one.

What is happening in your particular part of the organisation? ● What leadership skills, competences and qualities do you think will be necessary now and in the future? KEY SKILLS AND COMPETENCES “ Self-awareness is central to being a successful leader. ” Kouzes & Posner in The Future of Leadership, 2001 31 KEY SKILLS AND COMPETENCES RAISING YOUR AWARENESS Over the next few pages are a set of questionnaires to help you reflect on and assess your own range of leadership skills, competences and qualities.

Health warning! Remember, if you decide to do this you may hear some things you wish you hadn’t! 33 KEY SKILLS AND COMPETENCES LEADERSHIP QUESTIONNAIRES COMMON ATTRIBUTES, SKILLS AND COMPETENCES Credibility – has sound reputation and track-record Decisiveness – makes decisions and follows through to outcome Integrity – demonstrates honesty and fairness Self-confidence – demonstrates self-belief Energy – has ability and capacity to work hard Self-awareness – understands own character, personality and motives Adaptability – maintains effectiveness in change situations Listening – demonstrates good understanding by questioning and clarifying Tenacity – sticks with challenges until settled Persuasiveness – has ability to convince others Empathy – shows ability to identify with others 34 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 4 5 Relationship management – recognises importance of building and developing relationships Open-mindedness – is accessible to new ideas Initiative – sees opportunities and acts on them Ambition – has a high need to achieve Flexibility – is able to modify style to suit situation Trustworthiness – is reliable Interpersonally aware – uses a range of skills to interact effectively with others Commitment – shows belief in self and organisation 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 4 5 KEY SKILLS AND COMPETENCES LEADERSHIP QUESTIONNAIRES REFLECTION AND ANALYSIS ● What are my top three leadership strengths?

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