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What Do Leaders Really Do?

What Do Leaders Really Do? review Section Editor: Julia Oliver By Jeff Grout and Liz Fisher Chichester: Capstone Publishing Limited (a Wiley Company) (2007) ISBN: 978 184112757 6 Reviewed by Lexie Sims Principal Consultant, Odgers Ray & Berndtson This is a straightforward book that is simple to follow and will appeal to leaders and those aspiring to become leaders. It is not a list of characteristics that leaders should have, but a study of the thoughts and behaviours of successful leaders in both the public and private sector. The layout of the book – an introduction followed by 12 chapters and an appendix – means that the reader can read the entire book as it is structured or choose certain topics to read such as ‘Change Management’ or ‘Choosing and Building a Team’. Most chapters of the book are concluded with a list summarising the important points of the chapter. I found this made it easy for me to review the chapters and refer back to the ones that I found the most helpful. The book also challenges certain assumptions such as leaders are born and they must be ne only has to type leadership into a search engine to understand the enormous http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The International Journal of Leadership in Public Services Pier Professional

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Pier Professional
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Copyright © 2008 by Pier Professional Limited
ISSN
1747-9886
eISSN
2042-8642
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review Section Editor: Julia Oliver By Jeff Grout and Liz Fisher Chichester: Capstone Publishing Limited (a Wiley Company) (2007) ISBN: 978 184112757 6 Reviewed by Lexie Sims Principal Consultant, Odgers Ray & Berndtson This is a straightforward book that is simple to follow and will appeal to leaders and those aspiring to become leaders. It is not a list of characteristics that leaders should have, but a study of the thoughts and behaviours of successful leaders in both the public and private sector. The layout of the book – an introduction followed by 12 chapters and an appendix – means that the reader can read the entire book as it is structured or choose certain topics to read such as ‘Change Management’ or ‘Choosing and Building a Team’. Most chapters of the book are concluded with a list summarising the important points of the chapter. I found this made it easy for me to review the chapters and refer back to the ones that I found the most helpful. The book also challenges certain assumptions such as leaders are born and they must be ne only has to type leadership into a search engine to understand the enormous

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The International Journal of Leadership in Public ServicesPier Professional

Published: Aug 1, 2008

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