John Adair is internationally acknowledged as having had a major influence on management and leadership development in both business and military spheres. He is was visiting professor in Leadership Studies at the University of Exeter and a consultant to a wide variety of organisations in business, government and the voluntary sector.
He studied history at Cambridge University and holds higher degrees from the Universities of Oxford and London.
He has served in the Arab Legion and worked as a deckhand on an Arctic trawler. After Cambridge, he became senior lecturer in Military History at Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst and later Assistant Director of the Industrial Society.He became the world’s first Professor of Leadership Studies at the University of Surrey.
John Adair is the author of many respected books on management and leadership, including Inspiring leadership, also published by Thorogood.
His books have sold many hundreds of thousands of copies world wide.
Warren bennis, the internationally-renowned American management guru, wrote of John Adair’s Inspiring leadership: “I discovered once again how rare it is to come upon a book about leaders with depth, conceptual bite and historical context. It was a relief and joy”.
Published by Thorogood:
The Best of John Adair on leadership and management
The concise Adair on leadership
The concise Adair on communication and presentation skills
The concise Adair on teambuilding
The concise Adair on creativity and innovation
The concise time management
The Concise Adair on Leadership encapsulates his writing on how to develop your own leadership potential, to motivate your colleagues and to build a creative and high-performing team.
Valuable ideas on how to establish clear long-term goals and link your daily action planning to their achievement. It provides you with the tools, techniques and framework needed for continuing personal development.
This book encapsulates John Adair's writing on the art and skills of effective communication. You will find it equally valuable whether you are beginning your career or looking for an expert refresher course.
Encapsulates all of John Adair's writing on how to recognise and enhance creativity in your organisation. It focusses on team training, generation of ideas, communication and overcoming obstacles, the key characteristics of innovators and how to organise and use them to best effect.
This book develops John Adair's classic theory on Team, Task and Individual, and summarises all his thoughts and writing on leadership and motivation and getting the best from people.
This new edition is a goldmine of ideas, advice and techniques from one of the world's leading writers on management and leadership. It brings together all of John Adair's thinking on leadership, teambuilding, creativity and innovation, problem-solving, motivation, communication and time-management.
Who are the great leaders in history and what have they got to teach us today about the nature and practice of leadership? John Adair explores a wide range of inspiring leaders, from Lao Tzu and Machiavelli, to Thatcher and Mandela.