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Getting a Grip on Leadership

Author: Robyn Pearce & LaVonn Steiner

Publisher: Reed Business

ISBN: Melanie Smith

Summary:How to learn leadership without making all the mistakes yourself, now that certainly is a tempting prospect. Can this really be possible?

The authors of this book work on the basis that there are four essential components of leadership and, as such, these form the four sections of their book.  The components outlined are;

  1. The Foundation – who are you?  To lead others, first know yourself.
  2. The Vision and Strategy – where are you and your organisation going?  A good captain always has a plan.
  3. The Climate – what’s it like to work here?  How to build a positive workplace.
  4. The Synergy – how to work well together.

Each chapter talks the reader through some straight forward but insightful exercises encouraging them to throw off the shackles that restrained them and in essence, ‘unlock’ their potential.

You may be forgiven for thinking that the lessons this book teaches are only applicable within the business world.  However, if readers dig a little deeper they will discover that this publication offers increased focus, confidence building and strategic thinking – all useful attributes in today’s society.

This is an easy-to-read, down to earth reference book offering real life examples and step-by-step processes that could assist you in becoming the leader (and perhaps the person) that you always aspired to be.