This book is your essential guide to the theory and practice of leadership. Whatever your level in an organisation, this is your practical handbook for getting to the top and staying there.
Anyone can learn to be a great leader. And everyone can learn to lead better. This book will show you how.
Its clear focus on practical, straightforward advice and guidance, delivered with refreshing honesty and humour, and with a relentless focus on the practical skills of leadership, will make sure you quickly understand and master all the core skills you'll need to succeed.
Based on original research into some of the world's best organisations across the public, private and voluntary sectors, How to Lead cuts right through all the myths and mysteries to get straight to the heart of what you need to do and how you need to do it in order to succeed.
Changes for this Edition
Jo plans to insert a piece at the front about 21st century leadership, and then re-organise some of the existing material to create a new section at the end exploring the skills of the 21st century leadership which will mainly be about influence.
'How to Lead is a tour de force, ambitious and resolutely practical - the very essence of leadership.'
Sharath Jeevan, CEO of STIR Education
Jo Owen has worked with over 100 organisations around the world in most major industries and has written 15 books on leadership and management including the best-selling How to Lead, How to Manage and Tribal Business School. He is the founder of eight charities which have a collective turnover of £100 million and was awarded the OBE by the Queen for starting Teach First which is now the largest graduate recruiter in the UK. He built a business in Japan without speaking Japanese; he created HBOS business banking; was a partner at Accenture and started his career at P&G. Jo also has spent eight years working with tribes across the world to discover how they survive and succeed, and what businesses can learn from them.