The Manager's Guide for Effective Leadership is a self study course in leadership for managers and workers who wish to prepare themselves for management. It addresses motivating people and improving processes; needs common to every type of organization. The book is based on the author's more than 35 years of leadership experience and training by leading management experts. It combines teaching leadership principles with exercises that enable students to apply the principles to their specific organization and to develop personal leadership action plans to guide building superior organizations.
The book is a guide to becoming an effective leader. It complements leadership books by others that teach leadership behavior. It teaches how to apply this behavior to the student’s organization. Typical leadership books focus on motivating people. This book addresses both motivating people and improving the processes people use in their work. This is crucial because it is through empowering workers to control and improve their work processes that the highest level of worker motivation is achieved and the most effective organization is developed.
If you learn this material, do the exercises, the necessary outside reading and put these methods into practice you can expect to see 20 to 30% or more improvement in the effectiveness of your organization. You will see improved job satisfaction for you and your workers. Your workers will take control of their jobs freeing you from daily crisis management and enabling you to lead your organization in achieving strategic goals. This is a strong claim. The author makes it because he has made it happen and there are sound practical reasons why it works.