Beyond Luck: Practical Steps To Navigate The Path From Manager To Leader
- Publish Date: 2010-01-13
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: John E. Langhorne Ph.D
What managers have: challenges and problems. What managers don't have: time. With that in mind, John Langhorne has written an 'un-book,' one that offers solutions, knowledge and insight in short, easily managed articles. John has worked mostly with small and mid-sized businesses (those with fewer than 5,000 employees) in his 25-year career, making Beyond Luck particularly well-suited for managers and leaders in such organizations. This un-book contains 75 short (about 800 words), practical articles, each of which is interlinked to three other supporting or complementing pieces. Thus, rather than read this front to back like a traditional book, you can enter this un-book anywhere and follow your interests. Included are single articles that offer tools to solve practical problems and series that allow time for study and reflection. These range from the tactical to the strategic and assume that competently leading and managing is a learned art focused on people. While the content is the draw, the organizing structure makes accessing the right article at the right moment a quick, easy task. The articles are grouped in five major areas: management practices; management principles; leadership and executive behavior; motivation and morale, jobs and job loss and personal development. Three indices breaking the content down by topics, problems solved and personal development further assist navigating your own path to leadership success.