|18 Challenges of Leadership, The||
18 Challenges of Leadership, The
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This is the first book to simply identify the core challenges faced by all leaders, provide a easy way of assessing yourself against each of these challenges and suggesting the actions that will make you a better, more effective leader.
Challenge 1: The Proactive Challenge - learning to write the story
Challenge 2: The Influence Challenge - making a clear impact
Challenge 3: The Reality Challenge - understand where you are
Challenge 4: The Vision Challenge - creating an engaging picture of the future
Challenge 5: The Strategy Challenge - defining a path to the future
Challenge 6: The Wisdom Challenge - applying your learning from experience
Challenge 7: The Insight Challenge - seeing beyond the obvious
Challenge 8: The Confidence Challenge - developing self-belief
Challenge 9: The Internal Compass Challenge - lead yourself so you can lead others
Challenge 10: The 'Bigger and Bigger Challenge' Challenge - continuously growing your skills base
Challenge 11: The Vertigo Challenge
Challenge 12: The 'Managing The Tension Between Holding On and Letting Go' Challenge - the art of delegation
Challenge 13: The 'Life and Career Transition' Challenge - change across the whole lifespan
Challenge 14: The Loneliness Challenge - creating networks to maintain integrity
Challenge 15: The Personality Challenge - understanding your impact on others
Challenge 16: The Pathology Challenge - managing the effects of your blind spots
Challenge 17: The Confusion-Complexity-Chaos Challenge - performing through uncertainty
Challenge 18: The Work-Life Balance Challenge - getting results whilst living a satisfying life
Appendix 1: The final question: 'What will you do now?'
Appendix 2: Getting feedback on your influencing behaviours
Appendix 3: The complete assessment summary
When was the last time you lifted up your head?
To succeed in business you need to be more than an effective manager. Organisations are looking for people who are both engaged and can achieve results. They want leaders at all levels. People who lift up their heads.
Becoming a successful leader means meeting some key challenges. These challenges span from what are often called hard business-focused issues, such as vision and strategy, to soft personal challenges, such as personality and confidence. The leadership challenges are remarkably uniform across sectors and levels.
This book presents the crucial 18 challenges that have been distilled from research and practical experience into what real leaders face in their daily work. After each challenge is described, there is a simple self-assessment process to allow you to see where you are in relation to that challenge. Finally, practical guidance shows you how to go about boosting your ability to meet that challenge and excel as a leader.
The book delivers:
Providing insight, explanation and practical help, The 18 Challenges of Leadership is the self-coaching handbook for anybody who wants to be a better, more assured and effective leader.
Trevor is Managing Director of The Executive Coach ltd. He has extensive experience in executive and senior management coaching - including the delivery of 1:1 and team coaching along with whole-organisation coaching interventions and training coaches. His expertise is in combining his passion for leadership development with his skill as a top-level coach, his experience in organisational consultancy and his thorough understanding of the psychology of personal change.Previously Trevor spent 15 years in leadership in the voluntary sector included five years being Chief Executive of a national start-up. He then trained with the Covey Leadership Centre and worked for a consultancy firm before founding The Executive Coach. Trevor works alongside some of the other top Executive Coaches in his role as Faculty member of The School of Coaching at The Work Foundation in association with Myles Downey. He is guest lecturer on Leadership for Anglia Polytechnic University's MBA Programme.
Shenaz has a background in occupational psychology and psychotherapy and has a wide experience in consultancy, research, training and employment development within corporate culture. Her skill and experience in both a therapeutic background and organisational development have given her a unique perspective in individual and team performance issues as well as personal development within an organisational context. Shenaz has increasingly focused these skills in the area of coaching at all levels of an organisation.
"... a good self-coaching handbook for anybody who wants to be a better leader."
- Business Executive Magazine