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The Best of John Adair on Leadership and Management

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.

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Overview

The Best of Adair on Leadership and Management is a goldmine of ideas, advice and techniques from one of the world's leading writers on management and leadership.

This insightful book brings together all of John Adair's essential thinking on:

  • Time-management
  • Decision-making and problem-solving
  • Creativity and innovation
  • Leadership and teambuilding
  • Motivation and people management
  • Communication and presentation skills

With in-depth and practical guidance through experiences and insights, this book delves deep into the world of leadership and management, relying on a large number of charts, diagrams and forms.

In a nutshell, this book covers ‘the human side of enterprise’ in two parts: Self-management and managing others. After all, you need to be able to manage yourself before you can manage others.

The core of Adair’s philosophy, the three-circles model brings to life the role of the leader, namely achieving the task, building the team and developing the individual.

The Best of Adair on Leadership and Management gives you the tools to fulfil your own personal vision of what a leader should be, know and do.

Reviews

“John Adair is without doubt one of the foremost thinkers on the subject in the world.”

Sir John Harvey-Jones

“Neil Thomas is to be applauded … a book for constant reference. A great achievement … ought to be found on every manager’s bookshelf.”

Journal of the Institute of Public Sector Management

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Content

PART ONE: SELF-MANAGEMENT

01 TIME MANAGEMENT
Introduction
Developing a personal sense of time
Identifying long-term goals
Making medium-term plans
Planning the day
Making the best use of your best time
Organising office work
Managing meetings
Delegating effectively
Making use of committed time
Managing your health
Summary and six-month follow-up test

02 SETTING AND ACHIEVING GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
Introduction
Personal goals and objectives
Professional/business goals and objectives
Summary and six-month follow-up test

03 DECISION-MAKING AND PROBLEM-SOLVING
Introduction
Decision-making skills
The manager as decision-maker
Key elements of effective thinking and decision-making
Other useful approaches
The concept of value in decision-making
Decision-making and weighing up the options
Summary and six-month follow-up test

04 CREATIVITY AND INNOVATION
Introduction
Creativity
Innovation
Summary and six-month follow-up test

05 PART 1: PERSONAL REMINDERS AND THOUGHTS WORTH THINKING
Introduction
Time management
Setting and achieving goals and objectives
Decision-making and problem-solving
Creativity and innovation


PART TWO: MANAGING OTHERS

06 LEADERSHIP AND TEAMBUILDING
A. Leadership
Qualities of leadership
Functions of leadership
Leadership skills
Developing leadership skills
B. Teambuilding
Summary and six-month follow up test

07 MOTIVATION AND PEOPLE MANAGEMENT
Introduction
The 50:50 rule
Needs and motivation
Managers/leaders and motivation
Getting the best from people
Summary and six-month follow-up test

08 COMMUNICATION AND PRESENTATION
Introduction
Issues in communication
Listening
Reading skills
Writing skills
Speaking and presentation skills
One-to-one interviews
Managing meetings
Within your organisation
Summary and six-month follow-up test

09 PART 2: PERSONAL REMINDERS AND THOUGHTS WORTH THINKING
Introduction
Leadership and teambuilding
Motivation and people management
Communication and presentation

John Adair

John Adair is internationally acknowledged as having had a significant influence on management and leadership development in both the business and military spheres. He has seen military service, lectured at Sandhurst, worked extensively as a consultant, held professorships in Leadership Studies and authored critically acclaimed management and leadership books which have sold in their hundreds of thousands. He has lectured at conferences all over the world.


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Neil Thomas

Neil Thomas is Chairman of the Falconbury group of companies that comprises, Falconbury Ltd (www.falconbury.co.uk), Management Forum (www.management-forum.co.uk) and Thorogood Publishing Ltd (www.thorogoodpublishing.co.uk). He has been involved in publishing and seminars/training for most of his business life.

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Paperback

ISBN 9781854189196
256 pages

  • GBP 10.99

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ISBN 9781854189202

  • GBP 6.99 +VAT

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