A practical and inspirational guide for all who feel excited yet daunted at the prospect of stepping into a leadership role, whether it be first-time leaders, or those taking on bigger and more demanding roles. Ideal for all who are starting out on new careers or beginning to climb the ladder, it combines down-to-earth advice with timeless spiritual wisdom. The first steps in leadership are often the most difficult and this focuses on identifying and strengthening core skills and gifts: *knowing yourself *building your support * taking small steps *giving thanks for signs of progress *enjoying the journey * keeping alert * moving forward
PETER SHAW is a partner in Praesta, an international executive coaching organisation that works with senior leaders in the public, private and voluntary sectors. He is a Visiting Professor at Newcastle and Chester Universities. He is a Reader in the Church of England and is the author of numerous books on practical leadership skills.
'This book makes good leadership possible. It is another winner.
A powerful cocktail of ideas and practical suggestions.
'This book is a good aid for those who are looking for practical encouragement as they set out down the path of leading others. Remember that every established leader was an emerging leader once.
A deeply practical book drawing on the contrasting perspectives of a father and son, who bring immense experience and authority. Enjoy the emerging journey the book takes you on.
'An excellent work book, packed with wisdom and practical ideas which will prove valuable for anyone moving into a position of leadership.
'Each chapter offers examples and questions to help you apply it to your own situation'