Leadership Under Pressure: Tactics from the front line

Colonel Bob Stewart

Verlag: Kogan Page Limited/Viva Books, 2010
ISBN 10: 0749460911 / ISBN 13: 9780749460914
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Colonel Bob Stewart believes leading under pressure is one of the greatest challenges you can face, and he should know. Having served in Northern Ireland and Bosnia, where he was British battalion commander, he has faced life and death situations and the toughest decisions any leader can make. In Leadership Under Pressure he draws on his experiences, both in the army and in business, and uses them to illustrate the key attributes he believes any leader should have. In this very personal view of leadership, you can find out how to maintain morale in tough times, deal with a crisis, make difficult decisions when there are no easyoptionss, show courage to colleagues and lead others by example. At the same time you?ll find out about the importance of planning for a VIP visit and how to negotiate with a warlord. Full of eye opening stories and front line details, Leadership Under Pressure is a must read for any aspiring leader - or those already in command! Contents: Introduction ? The roots of leadership ? Leadership: natural and acquired ? 21 August 1992 ? Universal leadership ? Stereotypes ? Mission command and empowerment ? The new broom ? Distinct organisational styles ? Fear of the challenge ? Building a sense of direction ? Decision-making tools ? Doing the right thing ? The principles of war ? Timeliness ? Four decision-making tools ? Tool 1: mission analysis ? Tool 2: threat assessment ? Tool 3: estimate ? Tool 4: negotiation ? Preparation ? The Balkans Part 1: August?September 1992 ? Lancashire and Glasgow Part 1: November 1996 ? The Balkans Part 2: August?September 1992 ? Lancashire and Glasgow Part 2: November 1996 ? The Balkans Part 3: September 1992 ? Lancashire and Glasgow Part 3: November 1996 ? The Balkans Part 4: September 1992 ? Mission analysis ? An Egyptian odyssey: 1997 ? Preparation ? bedrock of success ? Intelligence ? The importance of intelligence ? The intelligence cycle ? Getting intelligence ? Barriers to perception ? A Londonderry tale ? Gaining business intelligence ? The place of intelligence ? Innovation ? Need ? the mother of invention ? Making a difference ? Morality in innovation ? Clearing a roadblock ? Bending rules to effect ? A platoon commander acts ? The eye of the storm is the place ? The unknown soldier ? Business creativity ? Great ideas ? Brainstorming or focus groups ? Innovation in military history ? Innovation in business ? The key to innovation ? Planning ? Leading the planning ? Minimize paper ? The planning team ? The estimate process ? Business planning ? The business plan ? Types of business plan ? Maintenance of morale ? The importance of morale ? Assessing morale ? Morale beats numbers ? Achieving high morale ? Character ? The force multiplier ? Personal style ? Some history ? Personality matters ? My style ? Turbe 1992 ? Srehrenica 1993 ? Style really matters ? Tasking ? Stylish tasking ? Consistency ? Initial tasking ? Formal orders ? Disseminating orders ? Commercial tasking format ? Supervision ? Plans change ? Armies march on their stomachs ? Reorganizing the team ? Clarity on command ? Evaluating the situation ? Position to influence ? Delegation ? Checking subordinates ? Raising standards ? Coaching ? Horse and rider ? Courage and example ? The nature of courage and example ? Courage: the business quality ? Courageous example ? Business context ? The chief operating officer ? Leonidas: ultimate courage and example ? Negotiation ? Baptism of fire ? On-the-job lessons ? Negotiation basics ? Negotiation ? what a leader does ? Communication ? Speaking, writing and listening ? Public speaking ? The point of speeches ? Visits ? Surveys and suggestions ? Periodic notices ? E-mail ? Mortar attack ? The ultimate communicator ? Crisis management ? The jolt of crisis ? A kidnapping in Bosnia ? Military crisis team ? Immediate actions in a crisis ? T Printed Pages: 192. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 55892

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In Leadership under Pressure, Col. Bob Stewart draws on his experiences in the army and in business, using them to illustrate the key attributes of a leader.  In this timely and personal view of leadership, readers learn how to maintain morale in tough times, deal with a crisis, show courage to colleagues, and lead others by example.  Personal stories and frontline details will give aspiring leaders valuable tools for crisis management and negotiation.

About the Author:

Col. Bob Stewart retired from the British Army after 26 years of service.  He served as United Nations Commander in Bosnia and received a distinguished service award for cool courage and inspirational leadership.”


In 1995 Stewart left the British Army to become Senior Consultant in the Public Affairs and Corporate Policy Division of Hill & Knowlton (UK) Ltd.  In 1998 he was appointed Managing Director of WorldSpace UK Ltd, a digital radio satellite broadcasting company that operates in the Developing World.


In 2001 Stewart was a founding partner of The Leadership Backbone, a consulting firm which specializes in business leadership, security, crisis management, motivation, and negotiation.


In commercial life Bob Stewart has continued to refine his techniques and become a highly successful negotiator both between business entities and in real-life hostage negotiations.  He has completed a successful television series on negotiation and now explains negotiation techniques to business school students, company executives, and government departments.  His book Leadership under Pressure will be published by Kogan Page in 2009.


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Titel: Leadership Under Pressure: Tactics from the ...
Verlag: Kogan Page Limited/Viva Books
Erscheinungsdatum: 2010
Einband: Softcover
Zustand: New
Auflage: First edition.

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