If you’re a leader or manager, on a daily basis you make important decisions that set the strategic direction and determine how your organisation will build your competitive advantage. You need to be able to thrive in a dynamic, changing global economy where you are a creator, contributor and solution provider. Therefore your skills, knowledge and experience are critical to your organisation’s success.
Evidence suggests that many of the work/life problems faced by leaders are due to poor communication and poor relationships between people. In dealing with these problems is has been shown that leaders learn more effectively when they use their day-to-day work/life problems as the content of their learning.
This book draws on these two key points and offers an approach that enables you to use your work/life problems to develop your capacity to create high-quality conversational skills and develop high-quality relationships. Both of which are central to being an effective leader. In this book I present two key levers that you can use to shift your thinking patterns in order to manage yourself and lead others.
Who Is This Book For?
This book is for you if you are working in your own business, leading a company, or working in the public service or the not for profit sector. You may be a board member, a staff member, a volunteer or a contractor. You may be managing one person or 50. You may be the CEO, a member of the executive, a manager, a first time coordinator or a staff member. You may be managing volunteers or a call centre or you may be managing yourself.
What’s in the Book?
This book provides a practical guide for leaders and managers to help develop a range of skills and practices to improve business performance. The focus of the book is on human interactions, constructive workplace conversations and developing productive working relationships.
It includes Nine Reflective Activities and Ten Tools to facilitate learning, problem solving, self management (so you don’t get in your own way!) and how to work effectively with others (even when they may be interpreted as ‘Difficult’).
It also presents five real workplace case studies to show how to put these tools into practice in a range of common workplace situations. The case studies include: managing underperforming staff, workplace bullying, managing your boss, developing workplace trust and managing the workplace.
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- Title: Better Relationships With Those You Lead
- Authors: Dr Nicky Howe
- Publication date: September 2013
- ISBN- 13: 978-1-4566-1983-1
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Thank you for your interest in this book. Sales proceeds will be donated two charitable causes Soroptimists International South Perth and Emergen Inc.