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Developing Management Skills for Leadership [Paperback]

Chris Parker , Brian Stone

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20 Nov 2002
Developing Management Skills for Leadership is for anyone wishing to develop their ability to manage and lead.  Whether for final year students looking towards their first career, MBA students or for more experienced managers wishing to enhance their effectiveness, this book offers the ideal format for developing a portfolio of managment skills. 

This new book aims to raise the reader's awareness by identifying key personal and interpersonal management skills, and highlighting the relationships that exist between them.  It also aims to increase knowledgeby providing an overview and discussion of relevant management theory and research before moving to develop capability by offering a variety of practical activities.  

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'I began reading Chris Parker twenty years ago. He was amazing then. He is amazing now.'
Geoff Thompson. BAFTA Award Winner.

Chris Parker is a specialist in Communication and Influence. His fascination with the power of words and how they can be used to create intrapersonal and interpersonal change began in 1976. It became a lifelong study that has underpinned almost four decades of work in a variety of professional roles and contexts.

A Licensed Master Practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), Chris is a highly experienced management trainer, business consultant, lecturer and writer. He has provided Communication Skills and Influencing Performance training for a wide range of clients including blue-chip organisations, politicians, actors, sportsmen and women, LEAs, public and private leisure providers and healthcare professionals. He has taught on undergraduate and postgraduate programmes throughout the UK and Europe, and worked with many individuals to help create personal and/or professional change.

Chris is also an experienced martial artist. He began training in 1973 and is widely regarded as a leading practitioner and teacher of Pencak Silat, a Malaysian martial art. His particular interest is in the application of martial principles to improve corporate performance and enhance personal wellbeing.

Fictional publications
Novels:
Chaney's Choice. Malvern Publishing. 1986.
Kyoki. 1987. Malvern Publishing.
Amok. 1996. Paris Books.
Influence. 2014. Urbane Publishing.

Short stories:
Insights: Along The Warrior's Path. 1992. Kris Publishing.

Musical:
Harry. 1995. Book and lyrics: Chris Parker. Music: Paul O'Leary. A stage musical funded by The Arts Council and Gedling Leisure Services, Nottingham.

Non-fiction publications
Communication/Leadership books:
Developing Management Skills for Leadership. 2003. With Brian Stone.
Pearson Education.
If I take the lead will you walk by my side? 101 Communication Tips for Managers. (2006) ILAM Publishing.
Five Essential Ingredients For Business Success. Stories & Lessons From Three Of The UK's Greatest Restaurants. 2102. Ardra Press.
Campaign It! 2012. With Alan Barnard. Kogan Page.

Contributed to:
Total Strategy. 1999. Sondhi, R. Airworthy Publications. Bury, Lancashire.
The Business of Sport Management. 2004. (2nd edition 2013) Beech J. Chadwick S. (Eds)Pearson Education, Harlow, Essex.


Journalism
Columnist & features writer for 'Terry O'Neill's Fighting Arts International' magazine 1986 -1996.
Columnist and features writer for 'Martial Arts Illustrated' magazine 2010 - to date and 2001 - 2004.
Columnist for 'Leisure Manager' magazine 2006-2007.

Other work:
Born Fighter. 2007. John Blake Publishing.
(Ghostwriter for the autobiography of the legendary Shotokan karate expert, Dave Hazard.)







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Developing Management Skills for Leadership is for anyone wishing to develop their ability to manage and lead.  Whether for final year students looking towards their first career, or for more experienced managers wishing to enhance their effectiveness, this book offers the ideal format for developing a portfolio of managment skills.  This new book aims to raise the reader's awareness by identifying key personal and interpersonal management skills, and highlighting the relationships that exist between them.  It also aims to increase knowledgeby providing an overview and discussion of relevant management theory and research before moving to develop capability by offering a variety of practical activities. Features: -    A wealth of activities enabling you to build a comprehensive portfolio of skills to equip you for all management situations and beyond -    Pragmatic advice encouraging you to implement the skills you have learned -    Concise use of language and summaries ensuring that the text remains an accessible guide throughout your career -    Sophisticated skills such as inter-cultural awareness and politics taking you beyond standard texts on skills development -    Apt quotations from diverse sources enlivening the message, whilst inspiring and provoking the reader.  Chris Parker is a lecturer at Nottingham Trent University. 

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