152 pages | 43 B/W Illus.
This book demonstrates, complete with practical exercises, how to be successful in both your work and your personal life by becoming a truly authentic leader and empathic influencer. Above all, it shows you how to do this with the positive intention of successful, connected communication and through honouring the other person’s perspective. The book is of particular value to managers and leaders who are very proficient in their areas of expertise, and are looking for ways to improve team and personal performance further by developing their leadership and authentic influencing skills.
The book provides you with:
Clear reasons why authentic leadership and empathic influencing will help in work and personal relationships.
How to develop these influencing skills and remain authentic.
The evidence, including the relevant neuroscience, as to why this is important.
A ‘how to‘ guide. If you are looking for some practical exercises to help develop authentic leadership, then you can go straight here.
Part I: Why empathic influencing is important if you want to succeed as an authentic leader 1. Empathic influencing, if used properly, can be a powerful tool2.Technical skills become irrelevant at the top 3. Leadership 4.Exposure: beyond delivering performance to succeed in organisations Part II: Authenticity 5. How to develop empathic influencing and still be authentic 6. The dark side of empathic influencing Part III: The science bit 7. Humans are not rational8.Different people’s brains are wired differently Part IV: You DARE – Achieving empathic influencing 9. To develop empathic influencing we first need to understand it10.Exercises for developing empathic influencing skills Part V: Final thoughts 11.A utopian world where everyone trusts everyone else