People in leadership positions can make poor leadership decisions. If the news headlines of poor leadership over the past year have reinforced one thing, it's this: great leadership is never about one leader; it's the combined attributes of good leadership performed by leaders.
Thus, Leading Well - 7 attributes of very successful leaders was born. It's a leadership inspiration book focused on leadership, not leaders.David Pich, in Leading Well preface
CEO of the Institute of Managers and Leaders, David Pich, along with co-author Board Chair Ann Messenger, have written a research-based guide which identifies the key personal attributes that create strong, honest and effective leadership.
Consulting the Institute's 10,000 Members on what they believe to be the most important attributes for leadership success, this book outlines these top 7 traits in detail; respect, integrity, emotional intelligence, ability to inspire, authenticity, self-awareness and decisiveness; all which lie at the heart of the ability for a leader to lead well. These attributes are divided into 7 chapters and written by guest authors, each supported with case studies, real-life examples, strategies for improvement and interviews with some of today's top leaders.
Practical, inspiring and grounded by data, Leading Well shows that by doing things differently, leaders can have a meaningful and lasting impact on their team, organisation and those around them.
This is consistently useful stuff. Whether you are already in a senior position or aspire to be there, you will find a great deal of value here.Derek Parker, in Leadership Matters Magazine