He is the author of Breakpoints: How Managers Exploit Radical Business Change, The Change Pact: Building Commitment to Ongoing Change and the editor of Focused Energy: Mastering Bottom-up Organization. His articles have appeared in the Harvard Business Review, California Management Review, Strategic Management Journal, and other publications. Paul is an alumnus of Princeton and Columbia Universities in the U.S. and the University of Cape Town in South Africa.
Managing at the Leading Edge highlights lessons from the navigation and piloting practices used in high performing sailing. In the contemporary “white water” business environment, as at sea, achieving goals requires choosing a destination amidst uncertainty, adjusting to continually shifting conditions, converting the push and pull of environmental forces into momentum and using different skills at different times to negotiate hazards and achieve success.
Easy-to-grasp and recall, this book proposes a framework of leadership with a dual focus on navigating and piloting. This framework is supported by new evidence-based insights about personal and organizational high performance. Systematic comparisons of high performing leaders and organizations with leaders and organizations that have not yet achieved this distinction illustrate how the principles of navigation and piloting apply. This research featured surveys of over 1,000 senior and mid-level leaders, the results of over a 100 interviews and the author’s extensive consultation experience with a host of leaders and organizations.
Through case studies, discussion of relevant research, practical tools and templates, Managing at the Leading Edge will help you learn:
• The critical tasks of leader navigating and piloting that lead to successful business change
• Leadership skills through which the critical tasks of navigating and piloting are successfully executed including accountability, influence, problem solving agility and engagement
• Strategies and tactics for managing points along a strategic initiative’s leading edge through with resistance to change is converted into momentum and progress
• The critical hand-offs between the navigating and piloting functions and these functions drive change at the leading edge as synchronized system of high performance leadership
• Leadership practices that create organizational high performance
Armed with leadership capabilities of high performance navigating and piloting you will be able to recognize and act on opportunities for enhanced leadership impact and achieve results that matter for you, your peers and your organization.
John Adair’s Greatest Ideas for Effective Leadership is full of accessible advice and practical exercises from one of the world’s best –known and most sought-after authorities on leadership and management. Inside you will find:9 Greatest Ideas for Leadership Skills 3 Greatest Ideas for Setting and Achieving You Objectives 6 Greatest Ideas for Teambuilding 4 Greatest Ideas for Leadership Qualities 8 Greatest Ideas for Managing Your Time
...and 70 other fantastic ideas, tips, and tricks that will give you the confidence, answers, and inspiration you need to succeed.
Leadership Hacks is the business leader’s guide to getting things done. Over the years, the leader’s role has expanded to encompass more duties, more responsibility and more accountability — yet we’re still stuck with the same 24 hours in every day. The evolving business environment leaves many of us struggling to achieve against constantly shifting priorities, competitors and deadlines, and we are forever expected to do more with less. Is it even possible to make a real impact? Yes! This book shows you how to sort through the madness and get back to getting results. Identify your major speed bumps, and let the action-focused discussion gives you practical workarounds that will streamline your day and help you make things happen.
Covering hacks at personal, one-on-one, and team levels, this book is packed with tips, tricks and advice that will help you eliminate the distractions and harness technology; communicate effectively, delegate clearly and coach confidently; and make meetings and missions that matter for your team. You’ll achieve greater results, open the channels of communication and look like a rock star to those still struggling with the daily deluge.Identify what distractions slow you down Fast-track your productivity to do more in less time Streamline delegation so your people perform faster Re-route meetings into productive conversations Learn the communication and technology shortcuts that get faster results
Leaders are recognised for their results, but judged by their impact. Don’t let yourself fall victim to ever-mounting demands. Leadership Hacks shows you how to hack your day, shift your approach, boost your communication and start making your way to the top.
John Adair's 100 Greatest Ideas for Effective Management is the first in a new series of titles from the noted business expert. Focused on concise, practical, and straightforward business wisdom, the series offers the kind of real-world insight that business leaders thrive on.
Short, punchy, and packed with real solutions, this book provides 100 proven and effective ideas for business managers, whether they manage a few people or a few hundred, and whether they work for a small firm or a Fortune 100 giant.Proven, practical business wisdom for managers The first in a new series from renowned business authority John Adair Quick bites of business wisdom for everyday management success
For real management wisdom from a proven expert, John Adair's 100 Greatest Ideas for Effective Management offers everything you need to be your brilliant best.
This is not an ordinary business book. It uses the fictionalised story of the ups and downs of a real company to show you how best to respond to the big challenges every company – be it a huge multinational or a small start-up – faces from time to time.
Using this unique format, the book shows you how to make smart big moves that will keep you ahead of the game and help you avoid risks and pitfalls. It explores both business decisions and the human issues involved in making strategic shifts. Smart Big Moves will help managers to make smarter decisions about the change programmes they embark on.
• Manage and sell your product or service
• Perform a month-end balancing of accounts
Packed with definitions of basic accounting terms, sample accounting statements, and a wealth of tips and tricks to simplify the accounting process, Accounting for Small Business Owners has everything you need to get the job done!