Business, Economics & Law
Become the leader others are inspired to follow
The Dynamic Leader is the leader the author wishes she’d had to follow. It is the leader readers can become and who others will aspire to follow. Approaching leadership with a ‘task’ focus means your interest is around delivering results, getting things done and/or getting things right. It is around process, productivity, efficiency, performance and achievement. In contrast, approaching leadership with a ‘people’ focus means your interest is around building relationships, getting to know people and ensuring they feel valued. It is around engagement, collaboration, fun, health and personal fulfilment. And while both approaches have their unique benefits they also have their disadvantages. In The Dynamic Leader, Shelley teaches how to find a balance between tasks and people and treat both with equal importance. She shares a nine-stage model that she has created to help readers focus on relationships, respect and results. The model is simple to relate to and incorporates all of the interpersonal elements required to succeed as a new leader. This book gives an alternative to the conventional ‘command and control’ approach and sets leaders up for success in a sustainable way. Through influence, you work smart and your role is one of support, guidance and of building capability in our future leaders. By the end of the book you will have a clear idea of how to become a dynamic leader and you can start putting some of the lessons you’ve learned into practice. This is your guide book, your travel mate, the ‘go to’ place when you feel out of control and need a different perspective. By no means is this book the only thing you’ll need to become an amazing leader but it’s a great place to start.