Leading Well is about the inspiration of leadership. It focuses squarely on the personal attributes that can transform managers into leaders and good leaders into great leaders.
For this – the second book in its Leadership Series – the Institute of Managers and Leaders asked its membership of more than 1O,OOO which were the most important personal attributes for leadership success. The top 7 attributes selected are explored in detail in this book.
Respect, integrity, emotional intelligence, ability to inspire, authenticity, self-awareness and decisiveness lie at the very heart of the ability for a leader to lead well. These attributes are presented in each of the 7 chapters and each is supported by case studies, practical advice, real-life examples, strategies for improvement and interviews with some of today’s top leaders. The result is a book that is useful, practical and inspiring. Leading Well isn’t about leadership theory; it’s about the practice of leadership. It’s about leaders rolling up their sleeves and doing things differently to have an impact.
About the Author
Ann Messenger is the first national Chair of the Institute of Managers and Leaders. She originally joined the Australian Institute of Management as a student member in the mid-1980s. Ann has worked in senior roles in Australia and South America with local and multi-national companies. Her passion for strong management and leadership has remained with her throughout her career in corporate finance and middle market advisory, most recently in the not-for-profit and education sectors.