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The Inspirational Leader: How to Motivate, Encourage & Achieve Success


John Adair



9780749454784
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Format: Paperback, 208pp.
ISBN: 9780749454784
Publisher: Kogan Page
Pub. Date: March 28, 2009

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* New title from the author of the classic best-seller "Not Bosses But Leaders"

* Looks at the nature of leadership and how to inspire others to achieve results

* Essential reading for students of business, leaders and aspiring leaders of all backgrounds

John Adair transformed the understanding of how leadership works with his pioneering book "Not Bosses but Leaders". Now he returns with a new title that looks at the nature of leadership and how to encourage and inspire others. As in his earlier book, his views are presented in clear and readable form, as a dialogue with a young business executive who is struggling with the challenges of leadership.

Through this accessible approach John Adair offers guidance on how to develop the confidence and competence to become an inspiring leader. There is no magic formula, but the valuable advice presented here will help any aspiring leader to realize their potential, and feel confident about themselves and the future.


 
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John Adair, the world's first Professor of Leadership Studies, is an acknowledged authority on leadership development. The author of many books and articles on leadership, he is one of the very few figures in recent years to have energized the debate as to what effective leadership is all about. He continues to write, teach and consult throughout the world, inspiring new audiences with his timeless vision of leadership.



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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part 1 The Three Basic Approaches 3
Leadership Characteristics 7
On Enthusiasm 12
Keypoints: Part 1 17
Part 2 The Authority of Knowing 19
Key Leadership Functions 23
Designated Leaders 26
Sharing Decisions 29
Keypoints: Part 2 31
Part 3 Levels of Leadership 33
Practical Wisdom 36
Leaders and Managers 42
The Challenge of Change 45
People Need Leaders 48
Keypoints: Part 3 51
Part 4 Giving and Receiving 53
The Importance of Being Fair 56
The Implicit Contract 59
Triangular Relations 61
What Transforms People 66
Keypoints: Part 4 69
Part 5 Beyond the Call of Duty 71
On Human Nature 73
Spirit Within 75
The Uses of Spirit 79
Keypoints: Part 5 80
Part 6 The Common Task 81
Service to Others 84
Three Great Values 87
A Sense of Purpose 91
On Vision 93
The Need for Challenge 98
Moral Authority 100
Keypoints: Part 6 102
Part 7 Pulling the Threads Together 105
The Parable of Flight 107
Inner Greatness 110
The Effects of Trust 115
Keypoints: Part 7 118
Part 8 The Why Question 119
The Key of Morale 122
What Motivates Individuals 124
The Inspired Moment 127
Keypoints: Part 8 128
Part 9 The Test of Leadership 129
Dealers in Hope 131
A Faith for Leaders 134
Keypoints: Part 9 136
Towards Excellence 137

Notes and References 139
Index 142



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