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Focusing on people, being positive and professional,
This review is from: How to Lead: What You Actually Need to Do to Manage, Lead and Succeed (Paperback)
Leadership is much talked about and little practised.When reading this book I was thinking of those leaders I have had and how they succeeded and those that I have had that have not succeeded.
The best leader I had could always be trusted and was honest and he had mastered the art of leadership
As the book will tell you it is leading from the top, focusing on people being positive and being professional.
I was interested to note that no one focused on performance.
If I had been asked , I would have said performing was an important part of leadership. If you can perform then you may have the attributes of leadership.
The book tell you that there are four possible reasons why most of our leaders do not focus on performance as a key issue. Performance may be as natural as breathing air and it is a natural result of being positive,professional and people focused in the right way.
I haven't met a person in a team that hasn't had leadership skills who wasn't also a performer. all the bad performers have no leadership skills so I suppose they are right.
If you get all the other skills right then performance will flow naturally. Leadership is a destination not a journey.
I echo one of the other reviewers in that I enjoyed reading the book and read it very quickly and I will be revisiting it regularly to teach both myself and my staff all about leadership