Influential Leadership: A Leader's Guide to Getting Things

Influential Leadership: A Leader's Guide to Getting Things Done Influence is a skill no effective leader can be without, but it can be a difficult one to master Using a simple new framework, Influential Leadership demonstrates how to become a leader who is strong, inspirational, and able to drive results Gautrey helps readers better understand their leadership potential by discussing purpose and passion, and vision and strategy With an emphasis on the role of trust and power, this book provides practical guidance to becoming a effective leader Readers will learn how to Get bigger, better and safer results through influence Become a leader who gets done Drive practical action in their organization Create an overall framework for their personal leadership career to guide their developmental activities and harness their passion Build the capability to continuously develop their leadership and results in tune with their goals and environment Demonstrate that they ve got what it takes to become a great leader


10 thoughts on “Influential Leadership: A Leader's Guide to Getting Things Done

  1. says:

    Leadership aims to influence, be inspirational and help communicate a clear vision and strategy with a powerful, unified voice So you would surely expect a book about leadership to do all this andto its humble reader Sadly, this book didn t do it for this reviewer It didn t tip me over the edge, get me on side, singing from the company hymn sheet and answering the strong leader s rallying call It isn t a bad book either far from it it just failed to take things onto another leve Leadership aims to influence, be inspirational and help communicate a clear vision and strategy with a powerful, unified voice So you would surely expect a book about leadership to do all this andto its humble reader Sadly, this book didn t do it for this reviewer It didn t tip me over the edge, get me on side, singing from the company hymn sheet and answering the strong leader s rallying call It isn t a bad book either far from it it just failed to take things onto another level The author knows this too, noting People vary in their learning styles and what works for one person may not be good for another Writing a book on this topic is challenging since it seeks to cater for as many preferences and levels of experience as possible Is this good leadership, acknowledging that there is no one true universal tool, or bad leadership in admitting there may be weaknesses This reviewer leans towards the former viewpoint.The author has put the work in to communicating his vision, his methodology of leadership and his secret sauce Fourteen chapters cram a lot of material in to a comparatively small space Yet it just didn t click for this reviewer but it could click for you and be capable of a Biblical conversion The author s style of encouraging the reader to analyse their leadership potential and contrasting it to his stated vision is not a bad way of doing it either It just didn t fully engage here.The price of the book is not prohibitive If you are prepared to accept that there might not be one sole way to improve your leadership style and spread the risk through several investments then this could be still be worthy of consultation You should be sceptical of instant cure, single solution books anyway A lot of this perceived negativity could come down to style It is not hype written full of feel good exuberance about How You Can Do It complete with an over use of capitals and exclamation marks There is a good amount of British reserve too That is good.So it might be a Pepsi versus Coke type of decision You probably won t be disappointed with your purchase in any case It is just a case of managing your expectations It will be a wow or yep, ok, not bad type of reaction.Influential Leadership A Leader s Guide To Getting Things Done, by Colin Gautrey and published by Kogan Page ISBN 9780749470517, 280 pages YYYY


  2. says:

    It was an interesting read A little dry for my taste, but very helpful and informative.


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