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Essential Managers: Learning To Lead [Paperback]

By Robert Heller (Author)
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Practical techniques show you how to use your initiative, handle problems, encourage others, and inspire excellence.

Learn all you need to know about leadership and understand the core skills and personal attributes needed to be an effective, responsible, and empowering manager. Learning to Lead not only shows you how to gain your staff's trust and commitment, but also provides practical techniques for you to use when hiring employees, delegating authority, running meetings, and resolving conflict. Power tips help you to handle real-life situations and develop the first-class skills that you need to become a dynamic and inspirational leader. The Essential Manager have sold more than 1.9 million copies worldwide! Experienced and novice managers alike can benefit from these compact guides that slip easily into a briefcase or a portfolio. The topics are relevant to every work environment, from large corporations to small businesses. Concise treatments of dozens of business techniques, skills, methods, and problems are presented with hundreds of photos, charts, and diagrams. It is the most exciting and accessible approach to business and self-improvement available.

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This handy-dandy little book aims to prove that not only are great workplace leaders made, not born--they can be made in 72 visually snazzy pages or less! In a quick-reference thumbnail format, it shows you how to learn from others and develop the personal strengths that will make you into a good leader, form and lead effective teams, exercise authority and delegate tasks, communicate clearly and set clear goals, and, finally, to inspire excellence in others through motivation, establishing a shared vision, managing "openly," boosting achievement, and being adventurous. A seminar's worth of boxed tips, checklists, and flow charts bring it all to life for you, from getting the most out of meetings to assessing your own leadership skills. Granted, if you're looking for very specific or in-depth guidance, you may find this book too cursory and general in its approach. But if you're looking for a thumbnail guide to the basics, it'll do you just fine.

It's worth mentioning that the book is also part of reference publisher Dorling Kindersley's Essential Managers series--20 itty-bitty li'l books on business and career topics ranging from communication, leadership, and decision making to the management of time, budgets, change, meetings, people, projects, and teams. Combining the For Dummies book series's talent for breaking down a lot of information into bite-size bits and sidebars with Dorling Kindersley's signature design style of crisp, classy graphics on a gleaming white backdrop, they don't represent the cutting edge of business thinking and they don't necessarily reflect any unique individual perspective. Instead, it's as though someone collated the best general thinking on these 20 topics and rolled them out into 72 brightly designed and easy-to-read pages, studded along the way with boxed tips, color shots of a multiracial cast of "coworkers" animatedly hashing through the workplace issues of the day, and a self-test of one's skills in the topic at hand on the last few pages of each volume. Again, they're not for anyone looking for more in-depth or focused help on any of the subjects they cover, but they're perfect as a quickie general-interest reference... and let's face it, they're so cute and look so smart in a neat little stack or row that you'll probably want to buy a whole bunch to give to your entire staff or department. --Timothy Murphy

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Item Specifications...

Studio: DK ADULT
Pages   72
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 7.6" Width: 5" Height: 0.6"
Weight:   0.25 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Nov 29, 1999
Publisher   DK Adult
ISBN  0789448629  
ISBN13  9780789448620  

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More About Robert Heller

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Robert Heller is himself a prolific author of management books. The first, The Naked Manager, published in 1972, established Heller as an iconoclastic, wide-ranging guide to managerial excellence -- and incompetence. Heller has drawn on the extensive knowledge of managers and management that he acquired as the founding editor of Management Today, Britain's premier business magazine, which he headed for 25 years. Books such as The Supermanagers and In Search of European Excellence address the ways in which the latest ideas on change, quality, and motivation are providing new routes to business success. In 1990 Heller wrote Culture Shock, one of the first books to describe how IT would revolutionize management. Since then, as writer, lecturer, and consultant, Heller has continued to tell managers how to "Ride the Revolution," the title of his 2000 book, written with Paul Spenley. His books for Dorling Kindersley's Essential Managers series are international bestsellers.

Robert Heller was born in 1932.

Robert Heller has published or released items in the following series...
  1. DK Essential Managers
  2. Financial Times (DK)

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Lead, follow or get out of the way....;>  Sep 7, 2001
Well, that is what someone in my life always says.

Leading is not always easy. Being aware of problem solving and how to support the endeavors of others is very important.

In this tiny book you will find practical techniques that will show you how to use your initiative to inspire excellence. The clear text and illustrations cover most aspects of supporting, empowering and motivating staff.

Robert Heller has written many books and is the leading authority on management consultancy. He was the founding editor of Management t Today magazine and has supervised the launch of a number of successful business journals.

He seeks to make you a dynamic and inspirational leader. Power tips show you how to handle real-life situations and develop first-class leadership skills. Yellow numbered boxes include phrases such as:

"Take into account the feelings of staff when promoting internally."

"Actively seek the views of your team members."

Fun Do and Don't lists are also included.

Do: Do try to create a positive atmosphere, free from rigidity.
Don't: Don't ask people to do things that you wouldn't do yourself.

Chapters Include:

Learning to Lead: Focusing on quality, learning from others, gaining experience, mastering roles, developing strengths, assessing your leadership potential.

Leading Others: Preparing to lead, forming a team, exercising authority, delegating tasks, communicating clearly, dynamizing groups, collegiate leadership.

Improving Your Effectiveness: Making decisions, setting goals, developing a team, leading discussions, using meetings, analyzing problems, giving support, assessing your leadership skills.

Inspiring Excellence: Motivating others, establishing a vision, generating ideas, managing openly, boosting achievement, being adventurous.

A handy index "leads" you to topics of interest. A few case studies make the topics seem more down-to-earth and helpful. The "Giving Support" chapter was something you could use in any situation. People will bring their personal difficulties to a good leader and they may not even be work related. It is important to show sympathy.

"Trust can be difficult to build, but it is easy to lose."

The aspect of a promise made is a promise kept is very important. Being loyal to your people, praising success and only criticizing in private will show others you are someone they can trust and that you have their best interests at heart.

Compact and essential!

~The Rebecca Review
esay to recognize  Jul 11, 2000
it's very easy to recognize about leadership. i read more books about leadership more than 20 books. you know what? this books has importants keys of leadership on techinical side.

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