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High-impact interpersonal skills

How to be a persuasive leader

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This e-book explores how leaders can develop the high-impact inter-personal skills which will make them both more effective and more successful.
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This e-book explores how leaders can develop the high-impact inter-personal skills which will make them both more effective and more successful. Become a better leader by honing high-impact inter-personal skills such as: influencing; persuading; delegating; coaching; praising and more.

Most suveys into what employers want in their staff would result in a similar list. Employers are looking for people who are good at:

• Teamwork

• Communication

• Self-motivation

• Planning and organising

• Problem solving

• Decision making

• Time management and prioritising

• Flexibility and adaptability

• Willingness to learn

• Interpersonal and negotiating skills

In our companion e-book: Hidden Communication Skills Revealed, we discussed the career skills that take you stand-out. These essential inter-personal skills for managing an effective career included:

• Active listening

• Body language

• Assertiveness

• Questioning skills

However, this e-book goes one step further. It’s looks at the more advanced inter-personal skills needed to be an effective leader.

  1. Introduction
    1. Influencing
    2. Power and influence
    3. Active listening and being interested in others
    4. Body language and being assertive
    5. Building rapport
    6. Influencing skills summary
  2. Persuading
    1. Ethos, logos and pathos
    2. Arguing if you’re right, listening as if you’re wrong!
    3. Selling a message.
    4. Persuasion skills summary
  3. Delegating
    1. Delegation defined
    2. Why delegate?
    3. How do you delegate?
    4. Communication skills for delegation
    5. Delegation Quick Checklist
  4. Coaching
    1. What is coaching?
    2. The 5 P’s of coaching
    3. Communication skills for coaching
    4. A Coaching Process
    5. Coaching styles
  5. Praising
    1. Praising is amazing – the power of feedback as a motivational tool
    2. Tips for giving positive feedback
    3. Effective feedback
  6. Presenting
    1. Getting your message across
    2. Beginnings and ending
    3. The 60 second test
    4. Presentation checklist
  7. Handling conflict
    1. What’s the problem?
    2. Typical responses to conflict
    3. Solving conflict together
  8. Facilitating
    1. What is facilitation?
    2. Facilitation – focus on progress
    3. Facilitation – making progress
    4. Interpersonal skills for facilitation
    5. Personal Characteristics
  9. Leading team meetings
    1. Effective team meetings – why meet?
    2. Types of meeting
    3. Effective team meetings: the basics
    4. Meetings tips – before, during and after
    5. Managing content and process
    6. Facilitating team meetings
  10. What next?
It's marvelous & good for guiding new leaders.
Really helpful for leaders
The skills discussed in this ebook are the most important skills. The approach is practical and direct that made it more interesting.
A good read, full of excellent thought-provokers.
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About the Author

Apex Leadership Ltd

Apex Leadership Limited was founded by Anthony Sturgess and Phil Higson. They have a long track record of developing innovative and challenging management and leadership development interventions, including programmes which have won national awards. From several MBA programmes to tailored, client specific programmes, Anthony and Phil have worked with new and experienced managers, in a wide range of organisations, across a breadth of management and leadership roles. Anthony Sturgess has almost twenty years experience in the teaching, facilitation and coaching of managers and leaders. This experience ranges from individual leadership and management development to leading organisational change.

Anthony has worked with a wide range of managers from small and large organisations. More widely, he has worked within client organisations, using an internal consultancy approach to create tailored development solutions and programmes. These have supported numerous public and private sector organisations to successfully develop their managers, to achieve effective change, and to realise genuine organisational improvements.

Phil Higson is a published author and active researcher, with over 25 years experience in business and management education as lecturer, course developer, manager, external examiner and consultant. He has worked mainly in UK universities although he has also consulted or taught in France, Russia and Hong Kong.

A former MBA course leader, Phil has also written research articles and conference papers exploring the role of business schools in workplace management development. Before becoming an educator, Phil worked in several small and large organisations, in both the UK and Australia.

This combination of management experience in small and large organisations, in both private and public sectors, has given Phil a wide ranging perspective on work and management. Phil has authored or created numerous training and development tools and is experienced in managing large projects to support management and leadership development in a range of organisations.

Or you can visit the major online resource developed by Apex Leadership at: The Happy Manager helping you find a better way to manage.