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Leadership for dummies
Loeb, Marshall.
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Foster City, Calif. : IDG ; London : Transworld, 1999.
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384 pages ; 24 cm
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Yogi Berra said that leading is easy, the hard part is gettingpeople to follow. Never were truer words spoken. As anybodywho's ever been in a leadership position knows, elicitingcooperation from a group of people of any size--from a projectteam to an army--can be like trying to tap dance on quicksand. And while leadership definitely comes easier to some people,it isn't something you have to be born with. In fact, as theauthors of this step-by-step guide to becoming a leaderdemonstrate, leaders are made, not born, and just about anybody canbecome an effective leader.

Whether you aspire to being a leader, have had leadership thrustupon you, or are already a leader and want to be better at it, Leadership For Dummies is for you. Short on theory and longon practical strategies and surefire techniques, it arms you withwhat you need to:

Build and flex your leadership muscles See opportunity amid change and crisis Develop your own leadership style Lead with communication, encouragement, and promotion Recognize the ten telltale behaviors of true leaders Earn greater respect, success, and recognition

Teacher, preacher, coach, project matter whatspecific leadership role you wish to fill, Leadership ForDummies provides you with a solid foundation on which to build.You'll discover:

What it takes to be a leader and understanding your ownleadership potential How to be flexible and adaptive without compromising yourprinciples Understanding leadership as an ongoing process and preparing toassume the role of leader Leadership in everyday life--including tips onvolunteering and taking a more active role in your family,community, and the world at large What vision is, why it is so necessary to great leadership, andhow to develop it How to create winning teams and keep them following yourlead

Yes, you have what it takes to be an effective leader. Now let Leadership For Dummies show you how to connect with it andbe a mover and shaker in your own right.

Author Notes

Marshall Robert Loeb was born in Chicago, Illinois on May 30, 1929. He received a journalism degree from the University of Missouri. After graduation, he moved to Germany and worked at an international student house before becoming a correspondent for United Press. After returning to the United States, he was hired by The St. Louis Globe-Democrat. After a short time there, he was hired by Time magazine. During his 14 years at Time, he worked as a business editor, national editor, and economics editor. In 1980, he became the managing editor of Money magazine and made it profitable again. He was the managing editor of Fortune magazine from 1986 until 1994 and made it profitable again too.

He also edited The Columbia Journalism Review, wrote a nationally syndicated personal finance column, and broadcasted daily financial advice on CBS Radio. He received two Gerald Loeb Awards for financial journalism. One of those awards was for lifetime achievement He wrote several books including Plunging Into Politics written with William Safire and Marshall Loeb's Lifetime Financial Strategies. He died from Parkinson's disease on December 9, 2017 at the age of 88.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Table of Contents

Part I What It Takes to Be a Leader
Chapter 1 A Marshal's Baton in Every Soldier's Knapsack
Chapter 2 Remember, They're Not Electing You Dictator for Life
Chapter 3 Building Your Leadership Muscles
Chapter 4 Which Hat Do I Wear? The Roles That Leaders Play
Part II Leadership Is a Process
Chapter 5 Take the Lead? Me?
Chapter 6 The Missions of the Leader
Chapter 7 The Responsibilities of a Leader
Part III The Art of Leadership
Chapter 8 What Are the Skills of a Leader?
Chapter 9 Harnessing Your Strengths and Weaknesses
Chapter 10 What about Expectations?
Chapter 11 The Axioms of Leadership
Chapter 12 Managing as a Leader
Chapter 13 Leading When You Aren't Really the Leader
Part IV Leadership in Everyday Life
Chapter 14 Volunteering Your Time and Skills
Chapter 15 Taking the Lead as a Volunteer
Chapter 16 Everyday Leadership: Training for Real Life
Chapter 17 Leading When You Coach
Chapter 18 Organizing Your Community: Lessons from Saul Alinsky
Part V Leadership and Vision
Chapter 19 What's a Vision?
Chapter 20 Developing a Vision
Part VI Team Building
Chapter 21 Why Depend on Teams?
Chapter 22 Creating a Winning Team
Chapter 23 Team Learning
Chapter 24 Spreading Team Knowledge Around
Chapter 25 When Followers Won't Follow
Chapter 26 Can the Situation Be Saved?
Chapter 27 Leading across Cultures
Part VII The Part of Tens
Chapter 28 Ten Mistakes That Every Leader Makes
Chapter 29 Ten Characteristics of a True Leader
Chapter 30 Ten Ways to Master Leadership Skills
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