Summary of Leadership Skills for Managers

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If this book were an entrée, it would mostly consist of meat and potatoes. Author Marlene Caroselli accompanies her valuable handbook on the basics of leadership with insightful quotations and anecdotes. "Basic" is the operative word here. The book makes no pretense, for example, of delving into the theoretical side of leadership development. Nor does it prepare managers for specific business tasks that they’re more likely to encounter as leaders, such as budgeting and strategic planning. Rather, this book is specifically tailored for current managers who have leadership ambitions, and for newly minted leaders who need a little expertise to seize control of their new roles. recommends it as a solid menu option with lots of good advice for that eager-to-lead audience. The book is thoroughly crafted to achieve its purpose, though more experienced readers may find themselves asking, "Where’s the gravy?"

In this summary, you will learn

  • What traits and skills you need to develop during your transition from manager to leader;
  • How the leader’s role differs from the manager’s role; and
  • How to use enhanced problem-solving techniques.

About the Author

Dr. Marlene Caroselli is a facilitator, keynote speaker and workshop leader, who has written more than 40 books. She is a frequent contributor to Stephen Covey’s Excellence magazine, as well as several other publications.



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