Extract from an interview in CMI’s Professional Manager Summer 2014 edition …
Lead to Succeed: The Only Leadership Book You Need
by Chris Roebuck
“Good leaders need to have the mindset of the entrepreneur. This involves taking personal responsibility as if it were your own business, focusing on the customer, managing change as it it’s a natural thing and optimising – not minimising – risk. You also need to innovate and be creative to improve what you’re doing, and be inspirational in creating a compelling vision for your people.
It’s a lot less complicated than it sounds. We know that by showing workers that you care about them, you can improve performance by 24%. What employees want and need is universal.. Unless leaders use emotion as well as rational thought, they are throwing away 50% of their changes of success.”
I have added this book to my Summer Reading List: www.theonlyleadershipbook.com