About the authorAcknowledgements About the fourth edition Introduction Part 1 Idea: set your direction Introduction1 The power of ideas2 Why your idea matters3 Crafting your idea: creating the future perfect4 Ideas when you are leading from the middle5 Communicating your future perfect idea6 Build your idea into a plan7 Sell your idea8 Dealing with strategy9 Strategy and the art of unfair competition10 How to evaluate your idea Part 2 People: make your network work Introduction11 Find your role 12 Attract the right team13 Motivate your team: theory14 Motivate your team: practice15 Motivation and moments of truth16 Delegate well17 Coach your team for performance18 Manage performance19 Leading professionals20 Dealing with difficult people21 Difficult conversations 22 Firing people23 Build influence across your organisation24 Manage your boss Part 3 Action: make it happen Introduction25 Managing change26 Managing projects27 Handling conflicts28 Handling crises29 Negotiate your budget and targets30 Control your costs 31 Making decisions in uncertainty32 Influencing decisions33 Use time well 34 Present to persuade35 Making meetings work36 Listen to influence37 Write effectively38 Read for insight39 Work the numbers40 Act the part41 Be the part Conclusion: the leadership journeyIndex
The fourth and best-ever edition of the indispensible guide to leading a successful team.
Jo Owen is a bestselling business author, leader, social
entrepreneur and speaker, who practices what he preaches.
He was the best nappy salesman in Birmingham and put the blue speckle in Daz. He led a business in Japan for three years, has been a partner at Accenture, and was the architect of what is now HBOS business banking. He is the co-founder is four charities: Teach First, which is now one of the UK's top graduate recruiters, Future Leaders and Teaching Leaders, which develops leaders for urban schools and StartUp, which helps offenders start their own businesses on release from prison.
He is the author of the classic books How to Lead, How to Manage and Tribal Business School.