Developing Skills for Business Leadership

Building Personal Effectiveness and Business Acumen

Understand the theory and practice of the business and leadership skills needed for success in the workplace with this definitive textbook.
Imprint: CIPD - Kogan Page
EAN: 9781398604964
Edition: 3
Format: 246x190
488 pages

About the book

Split into the core areas of managing yourself and others, transferable management skills and postgraduate study skills, this is an ideal textbook for CIPD advanced level students and those on non-CIPD business masters degrees.

Covering the theory and practice of the key topics needed for successful professional development and practice, Developing Skills for Business Leadership includes content on interpersonal and communication skills, managing information and projects in both academic and professional contexts, change management, decision making, managing financial resources and data analysis. This new edition has been fully updated throughout and now includes new material on on building and managing virtual teams, remote and hybrid working arrangements, resolving conflict, organizational learning and development as well as working across diverse cultures and how to foster inclusion. This book provides everything that students will need to manage teams in the workplace, make sound and justifiable business decisions and effectively lead, engage and influence others.

Chapters are supported by 'development zones', examples, case studies and 'pause for thought' boxes to consolidate learning and help students with no prior business experience put the skills into context and see how they apply in the workplace. Online resources include a student guide, PowerPoint slides, lecturer manual, and downloadable templates.

About the authors

Gillian Watson has worked as university educator and academic leader for three decades. She has co-authored and edited several CIPD textbooks, developed many postgraduate-level business programmes and has led a variety of academic teams.

Stefanie Reissner is a Professor of Work and Organization Studies at Essex Business School, UK, researching topics such as identity, reflexivity and learning. She is a senior fellow of the Higher Education Academy and an associate academic member of the CIPD.

No matter where you are on your journey, this book is the perfect tool for you to take your skills set and success to the next level, with information and strategies that will help you achieve your goals.
Developing Skills for Business Leadership is an ideal reference for practising professionals and managers as it covers developing your organisation to complete complex business tasks. It is also a source of knowledge for those pursuing postgraduate studies in business management with coverage in managing people and organisations.

If you are exploring the idea of applying business leadership skills in your organisation, this book has no peer in its clarity and practical applicability. Gillian Watson and Stefanie Reissner have done a superb job in providing insights on perspectives on leadership in organisations and the building block on personal effectiveness and business acumen. This book's special strengths lie in discussing pertinent skills and capabilities that are required to lead and manage people and organisations with an authoritative yet practical perspective on the knowledge and skills areas that will help you most in your career. Perfect study material for a postgraduate management or leadership qualification.

Dr Stanley Yap, Executive Director, Audience Analytics Limited, Visiting Professor at UPSI, Malaysia