ISBN 9780749449049,The Leadership Crash Course: How To Create Personal Leadership Value

The Leadership Crash Course: How To Create Personal Leadership Value


Kogan Page Ltd



Kogan Page Ltd

Publication Year 2007

ISBN 9780749449049

ISBN-10 0749449047

Paper Back

Number of Pages 192 Pages
Language (English)


The Leadership Crash Course is a hard-hitting day-to-day guide to help executives and managers gain insight into their own leadership, then develop and hone the right skills to become powerful leaders. Genuine leadership makes a huge, often crucial, difference to the value that strategy, structure and organisation offer. It moves things forward, it inspires action, it changes the world, it maximises the likelihood of growth, attainment and success.

Psychologist and award-winning author Dr Paul Taffinder pushes you to analyse your own strengths and weaknesses and then systematically build your personal capability to create leadership value. This book offers unprecedented access to insightful personal cases and real examples of both success and failure.

About The Author
Dr. Paul Taffinder is a Partner in the London office of Marakon Associates, a leading international management consultancy. He has advised dozens of Global 500 companies on leadership and organisational change, and has also written extensively on the topics, beginning with his first book The New Leaders (Kogan Page) and then Big Change, which won the prestigious Business Management Book of the Year Award in 1999 for what the judges called "his inspirational approach to corporate transformation".

Table of Contents
Course 1: Be a manager or a leader
Course 2: Impose context
Course 3: Make risks and take risks
Course 4: Challenge and change
Course 5: Have conviction
Course 6: Generate critical mass
Course 7: The dominant leadership sub-domains