Effective Strategic Leadership

The Complete Guide to Strategic Management

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Since John Adair, one of the world's foremost experts in leadership training, introduced the term 'strategic leadership' in the 1980s, it has come into universal use. Strategic leaders are generally responsible for large organizations and may influence thousands of people. It is their role to respond to change and external events, establishing a strong organizational structure, allocating resources and communicating strategic vision.

As a strategic leader, your decisions may appear more risky, your actions more visible and achieving results more complex than for organizational managers. In Effective Strategic Leadership John Adair teaches you everything you need to know to enable you to be clear about what you want to achieve and to lead with purpose in order to turn your strategy into reality. Among other things, he shows you how to:

- Judge situations quickly and respond accordingly

- Make decisions based on incomplete information

- Pick the best second-tier leaders to achieve your objectives

About John Adair

John Adair is an international leadership consultant to a wide variety of organizations in business, government, the voluntary sector, education and health, and has been named as one of the forty people worldwide who have contributed most to the development of management thought and practice.

Educated at St Paul’s School, John Adair has enjoyed a varied and colourful career. He served in the Arab Legion, worked as a deckhand on an Artic trawler and had a spell as an orderly in a hospital operating theatre. After Cambridge he became Senior Lecturer in Military History and Leadership Training Adviser at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, before becoming Director of Studies at St George’s House in Windsor Castle and then Assistant Director of the Industrial Society. Later he became the world’s first professor in Leadership Studies at the University of Surrey. He has written over forty books on leadership, management and history, which have been translated into many languages.

John Adair is married with three children. He lives near Guildford in Surrey.

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