Description

This book provides a genuine understanding of practical leadership based upon years of research and development. It identifies the essential components of leadership, and supplies guidelines for developing and implementing those skills. Clear, straightforward explanations and examples direct executives on how to establish objectives, delegate authority, direct subordinates, and motivate the team. Executive Leadership supplies a comprehensive analysis of effective leadership at senior levels and presents a model for establishing an efficient and productive workplace. Joseph A. Olmstead, Ph.D., is vice-president for product development with the Vanguard Research Group. His experience includes 22 years as a senior staff scientist and a program director for the Human Resources Research Organization. Dr. Olmstead is the author of numerous books on leadership and organizational effectiveness

Readership

CEOs/Senior Managers; intermediate managers; Executive development programs, MBA students

Table of Contents

Part I: The Executive as Leader. Requirements for Leadership. The Nature of Leadership. Leadership at Senior Levels. Part II: Executives and Their Organizations. The Effective Organization. The Work Context. Part III: Processes of Executive Influence. Goals and Goal Setting. Power and Authority. Control and Constraints. Communication. Part IV: Executives and Their Subordinates. Leading Subordinates. Directing Subordinates. Part V: Conclusion. The Effective Leader. Toward Functionally Competent Organizations. References. Appendix: Annotated Bibliography of Basic Sources. Index.

Details

No. of pages:
340
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2000
Published:
Imprint:
Gulf Professional Publishing
Print ISBN:
9780877193692
Electronic ISBN:
9780080573830