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Leadership Skills for Managers (Briefcase Books)by Marlene Caroselli
Synopses & Reviews
Specific Techniques to Move Beyond Managementand Acquire the Skills and Demeanor of a True Leader
Leaders in todays no-limits business environment must do more than simply facilitate. They must effect positive change in both operations and employeesthe proactive change necessary to propel their organizations forward! Leadership Skills for Managers is a hands-on, systematic examination of the specific skills and toolsvision, problem-solving, communication, distribution of power, and othersthat must be in place before one can climb the ladder from management to leadership. Let this no-nonsense guide show you how to develop the expertise, strategies, and courage to:
*Exhibit the poise and presence required to "get others to march"
*Step outside the status quoto visualize and implement true improvements
*Cultivate valuable professional bonds via benchmarking and community networks Youve done well in your career as a manager. Now its time to boost yourself to the next level. Leadership Skills for Managers shows you how to achieve the skills and self-confidence of a leaderand maximize both your accomplishments and career success in todays global corporate arena. Briefcase Books, written specifically for todays busy manager, feature eye-catching icons, checklists, and sidebars to guide managers step-by-step through everyday workplace situations. Look for these innovative design features to help you navigate through each page: Clear, concise definitions of important terms and concepts Tips, tactics, and best practices for learning to lead How-to hints for leadership in a variety of situations Practical advice to minimize damaging leadership errors Warning signs for which leaders must constantly be on guard Case studies and examples of effective leadership in action Procedures and techniques to correct specific problems
Leadership Skills for Managers is an in-depth exploration of the abilities and qualities of a leader (as opposed to just a manager). Leadership attributes such as problem-solving, team-building, and communication are analyzed. Tools, techniques, and real-life examples help the reader develop a plan of action for transforming a vision of leadership into an implementable reality.
All managers, whether brand-new to their positions or well established in the corporate hierarchy, can use a little "brushing up" now and then. The skills-based Briefcase Books series is filled with ideas and strategies to help managers become more capable, efficient, effective, and valuable to their corporations.
About the Author
Marlene Caroselli (Rochester, NY) is a successful author and frequent contributor to leading business publications including Stephen Convey's Executive Excellence.
Table of Contents
What Is a Leader?
The Leader as Problem-Solver.
The Leader as Manager.
The Leader as Power Distributor.
The Leader as Planner.