This pioneering work from leadership expert John Adair has transformed our understanding of how leadership works and how executives can become business leaders. Accessible guidance on exactly what you need to become a leader is presented in the form of a dialogue with a young business executive, and each fundamental aspect of leadership is discussed including the qualities of leadership, leadership styles, leadership functions, the difference between leadership and management, and strategic leadership. Not Bosses But Leaders is a timeless work of great vision with a solid practical core. Thought provoking and definitive, it springs from the day-to-day realities of management, and will enable you to greatly improve your leadership skills. It is the study of what a leader actually has to do.
John Adair is the world's leading authority on leadership and leadership development. Over a million managers worldwide have taken part in the Action-Centred Leadership programmes he pioneered, and he advises many organizations in business, government, education, health and the voluntary sector. John is the author of over 50 books and he continues to write and teach throughout the world, inspiring new audiences with his vision of leadership.