A learning and development manual
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The quality of leadership is often the key difference between:
This manual can help trainers and managers, directors, councilors and trustees to create cultures and working environments that motivate and inspire people.
It presents effective leadership as inseparable from other issues of workplace well-being, and something that can pay dividends in terms of:
To help unlock these benefits, it provides material that is suitable for use by both experienced and less experienced trainers:
Purchasers who subsequently register their purchase with RHP may obtain, at no extra cost, the worksheets, biographies and presentation slides from the manual in PDF and PowerPoint format.
Peter Gilbert's previous book - Leadership: Being Effective and Remaining Human (RHP, 2005) - was acclaimed: 'Asserts a powerful and clear image of the human service leader.' International Journal of Leadership in Public Service. 'The chapter on the use - and potential abuse - of personal power and authority is essential reading... suitable for anyone practicing leadership at whatever level.' Social Caring. 'Reminds us that leadership occurs at all levels... impressive.' Nursing Standard. 'Provides excellent scope for reflection on personal aspirations and performance.' Social Caring. 'An immense amount of useful material.' Youth & Policy.
This new manual will be especially useful to anyone who wants to move away from managerialist approaches to the workplace, towards cultures and environments that promote 'remaining human' as well as 'being effective'... through enlightened leadership.
'Managerialism' puts the emphasis on targets and the accompanying unavoidable bureaucracy; and can be seen to be trying to squeeze as much out of people as possible. It results in a negative impact on morale and a tendency to produce disaffection and stress. On the other hand, the holistic approach in Developing Leadership will help you to:
It will be of value to a wide range of organisations across the private, public and voluntary sectors.
A4 wiro. 160 pages. 978-1-905541-61-4. Published July 2010. £39.95.
In organisations across the private, public and voluntary sectors, it is for:
Who is this manual for?Series editor's foreword
About the Learning for Practice series
About this manual
The series editor
How to use this manual
Photocopying permission for the use of the worksheets, biographies and presentation slides
Electronic supply of the worksheets, biographies and presentation slides
Setting the Context
Reflections on leadership
What is leadership?
Leadership integrated to practice
Thinking things through and thinking ahead
Leadership and management
The managerial tasks
So, where does leadership come in, and is it different from management?
Theories of leadership
Creating an effective culture
What is culture?
Culture is complex
The leader's role
Barriers to effective leadership
An holistic approach
Learning for the future as well as the present
Conclusion: serve to lead
Training and development
Images of leadership
Styles of leadership
Leadership and management
Balancing task: team and individual
Obstacles to leadership
Identifying one's own needs in self-leadership
Organisations and websites
Biographies and slides
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Peter Gilbert is an independent consultant in social and health care, Professor of Social Work and Spirituality at Staffordshire University, and visiting Professor with Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust and the University of Worcester. He worked for 27 years in local government social services, as a practitioner/manager and senior manager, including being Director of Social Services in Worcestershire from 1997 to 2001. He is the author of Leadership: Being Effective and Remaining Human (RHP, 2005) and co-editor of Spirituality, Values and Mental Health (Jessica Kinglsey, 2007). He recently co-authored a national position paper for SCIE on leadership and personalisation.
Neil Thompson is Director of Avenue Consulting Ltd, a company offering training and consultancy across the 'people professions' - that is, the helping professions plus management, supervision and leadership more broadly. He has over 100 publications to his name, including best-selling textbooks, papers in learned journals and training and open learning materials. His website is www.neilthompson.info.
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