Leadership Development

1st Edition

A guide for HR and training professionals

Authors: Rosemary Ryan
Paperback ISBN: 9780750681933
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 24th September 2007
Page Count: 288


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Written from a practitioner viewpoint with case studies and examples from a wide variety of industries, this is a practical text for Learning & Development and Human Resource practitioners, providing an in-depth treatment of all the aspects of people development within today’s organizations. Readers will want more than just the theory – they want to know how to apply it as an internal consultant and what the potential pitfalls can be. Most importantly, they want practical strategies for introducing and implementing new management development practices. The text shows how to apply new approaches to old problems and provide new ways of creating high performance within an organization.

This book offers an in-depth explanation of the key principles, problems to be addressed and strategies for success in developing effective managers and leaders. The style is both pragmatic and tactical, based on academic theory but grounded in the day to day reality of what is possible in today’s organizations.

Key Features

  • Shows how to motivate both the high performers and the low performers to deliver performance.
  • Workable strategies for developing the role of internal Learning and Development consultants within a changing and flexible environment.
  • Highly practical based on proven theory and practical experience.


Primary readership: Training/HRD practitioners, HR professionals, Organizational Development professionals. Secondary readership: Masters/Exec courses in HRM/HRD.

Table of Contents

Creating a Management Development Strategy; What Is Leadership; Team Development; Coaching for Success; Measuring Performance; Using Psychometrics and Assessment Tools; Handling Conflict and Difficult People; Adapting to the Future; Three Perspectives on People and Performance; Industry Perspectives on People and Performance; Appendices; Examples.


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About the Author

Rosemary Ryan

is Joint Managing Partner of Represent Ltd, a Leadership Development consultancy, focusing on developing people to adapt to new and evolving business requirements. Rosemary works with companies to build their overall people strategy and supports them in designing and delivering HR systems, processes and development programmes that deliver results against clear business objectives. Rosemary has over twenty years experience in all aspects of human resources and managing change, gained in a number of blue chip organizations. She currently works with a cross section of UK & Global organizations and has worked in Telecommunications, Banking, Retail, Manufacturing, Professional Services, Healthcare, New media and IT. Rosemary has experience of working both in Europe. US and Middle East She has a diploma in counselling from the British Association of Counselling and is a qualified NLP practitioner. She is also visiting lecturer in Leadership at Warwick Business School.

Affiliations and Expertise

is Joint Managing Partner of Represent Ltd, a Leadership Development consultancy, focusing on developing people to adapt to new and evolving business requirements.