ISBN 9780749464752,The Leadership Skills Handbook : 50 Essential Skills You Need to Be a Leader

The Leadership Skills Handbook : 50 Essential Skills You Need to Be a Leader


Jo Owen


Kogan Page Ltd



Kogan Page Ltd

Publication Year 2012

ISBN 9780749464752

ISBN-10 0749464755

Paper Back

Edition 2nd
Number of Pages 264 Pages
Language (English)


While most leadership books try to answer the question "what is good leadership?" this book asks "how can people learn to lead?"

The Leadership Skills Handbook reflects the collective knowledge, wisdom and experience of thousands of leaders who have contributed through surveys and interviews. It is based on research that identifies the five different groups of skills that leaders must have - career skills, people skills, moment of truth skills, technical skills and values and behaviours.

This new edition adds new material which reflects some of the common challenges emerging leaders have expressed, such as: how to really take control; how to deal with politics of the organization; how to manage budgets when times are tough; how to achieve what's necessary with limited time and money and how to deal with stress.

Full of tips, exercises and advice, The Leadership Skills Handbook explains how to become a leader that people want to follow.

About the Author
Jo Owen has worked for some of the best companies in the world, including Accenture, Apple, Barclays, Merrill Lynch and Procter & Gamble. He is the bestselling business author of books such as How to Sell, How to Lead and How to Manage. He is also a social entrepreneur working with inner-city schools and ex-convicts in the UK. For his most recent project, he helped corporate executives to share wisdom with tribal leaders from some of the world's most remote cultures.