Strategic leadership : how to think and plan strategically and provide direction / John Adair.
By: Adair, John Eric.Material type: BookPublisher: London ; Philadelphia, PA : Kogan Page, 2010Edition: 1st ed.Description: xiv, 125 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9780749462031; 0749462035; 9780749462048; 0749462043.Subject(s): Leadership | Strategy | Leadership | StrategyDDC classification: 658.4092 Online resources: Table of contents | Contributor biographical information | Publisher description
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Strategic leadership -- The generic role of leader -- Levels of leadership -- Giving direction -- Strategic thinking and planning -- Making it happen -- Relating the parts to the whole -- Building partnerships -- Releasing the corporate spirit -- Developing today's and tomorrow's leaders.
A strategic leader is essentially the leader of any organization and someone who has to steer the company in times of change, whilst motivating and inspiring their team.
"Strategic Leadership, from the renowned leadership expert John Adair, encourages leaders to focus on tomorrow rather than yesterday. It explores the nature and origin of strategic leadership and the art of inspiring others, before describing the role itself and the broad leadership functions of achieving a common task, building and maintaining a team, and motivating and developing the individual ... Full of checklists, summaries and historical examples, Strategic Leadership will encourage you to ask the right questions, defining your role and the skills you need to become an effective strategic leader."--Jacket.