Leadership Step by Step: Become the Person Others Follow
Learn how to lead.
Leadership literature is full of principles and ideas–but they rarely leave the page. Practice is what turns abstract concepts into useful skills.
Leadership Step by Step walks readers through what to do and how to do it in an integrated and comprehensive progression of exercises designed to cultivate key abilities, behaviors, and beliefs through experience. The 22 exercises in this hands-on book help you accomplish the inner work and gain the social skills required for great leadership.
Each chapter opens with a story demonstrating a leadership skill–and then guides you through the process of developing it. From basic solo assignments to advanced leadership practices, you’ll learn to:
Build self-awareness – Manage emotions – Speak in your authentic voice – Create meaningful connections – Inspire others – Lead with empathy – Support teammates – And more
Powerful and practical, Leadership Step by Step will start you on the road to success.
About the Author
JOSHUA SPODEK, PH.D. is an Adjunct Professor at NYU, a leadership coach and lecturer for Columbia Business School, and a columnist for Inc. He holds six patents and five Ivy-League degrees, including an MBA and a Ph.D. in Astrophysics. Named one of the “Best and Brightest” by Esquire in their Genius Issue, he has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Newsweek, Forbes, and other major media.
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This book examines pertinent principles and concepts of this subject in a systematic manner by providing suitable tables, diagrams and flowcharts for quick comprehension of important concepts and principles . A billingual glossary is provided at the end of each chapter for this edition.
- Chapter 1. Introduction to Entrepreneurship
- Chapter 2. Issues in Entrepreneurship
- Chapter 3. Business Ideas and Opportunities
- Chapter 4. Basics of Business Management
- Chapter 5. Overview of Marketing
- Chapter 6. Basic Accounting and Financial Management
- Chapter 7. Business Plan
- Chapter 8. Business Ownership
- Chapter 9. Business Support Systems
- Chapter 10. Creativity and Innovation in Entrepreneurship
- Chapter 11. Business Environment Assessment and Networking in Entrepreneurship
The third edition of this market leading textbook covers the foundations of entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial growth for the Asia-Pacific entrepreneur. The text emphasises the development of a business idea with the major theme of “Environmental Entrepreneurship”. Alongside a strong theoretical framework, the authors have included a wealth of experiential learning methodology. As well as the unparalleled instructor and student resources, what sets this text apart from all others in this discipline – is the thorough treatment of topical themes of sustainability, ethical and social responsibility, and experiential learning.
About the Author
Howard is Professor of Entrepreneurship Education at the Centre for Entrepreneurship Innovation and Community (CEIC) at Deakin University. He was previously Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Unitec in New Zealand. He is known particularly for the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor New Zealand reports and pioneering the new field of entrepreneurial economy, or sustainability entrepreneurship. For ten years he ran his own IT company in Europe and now co-owns a rapidly expanding firm within Australia’s food-export industry. Howard specialises in the training of teachers of entrepreneurship and has trained companies in Latin America, Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand Howard has published in a variety of journals and his memberships include the Global Entrepreneurship Research Association (GERA) London, the Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers, the Australia-New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM) and the Academy of Management (USA). Allan is the Academic Director of the Entrepreneurship Commercialisation and Innovation Centre (ECIC) at the University of Adelaide. He was formerly with the Australian Graduate School of Entrepreneurship, Swinburne University of Technology, lecturing in the fields of entrepreneurship and innovation in a number of topic areas associated with new venture strategy, evaluation and start-up. Allan’s extensive industry experience has been with the small and medium enterprise sector developing and introducing new products, entering new markets, and expanding sales and business opportunities in both established and new business environments. This experience has exposed him to the challenges of growth, innovation and entrepreneurship with engineered and manufactured goods. Allan’s research interests include entrepreneurship education, policy and the intersections between entrepreneurship, innovation and socioeconomic development. More specifically, Allan’s recent research projects have involved regional development, organisational development and human capital development. These projects have involved working with the Centre for Regional Development at Swinburne University of Technology, Questacon (the National Institute for Science and Technology, Canberra), the Hargraves Institute, (a member’s services organisation focussing on corporate innovation) and the Westpac Global Entrepreneurship Monitor Australia project in 2004 and 2005 serving as project manager, researcher and co-author. Dr. Donald F. Kuratko is the Jack M. Gill Chair of Entrepreneurship, Professor of Entrepreneurship, and Executive Director of the Johnson Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation at the Kelley School of Business of Indiana University – Bloomington. Professor Kuratko is considered a prominent scholar and a national leader in the field of entrepreneurship. He has published more than 160 articles on various aspects of entrepreneurship and corporate entrepreneurship.
The myth of innovation is that brilliant ideas leap fully formed from the minds of geniuses. The reality is that most innovations come from a process of rigorous examination through which great ideas are identified and developed before being realized as new offerings and capabilities. This book introduces the idea of design thinking, the collaborative process by which the designer’s sensibilities and methods are employed to match people’s needs not only with what is technically feasible and a viable business strategy. In short, design thinking converts need into demand. It’s a human-centered approach to problem solving that helps people and organizations become more innovative and more creative. Design thinking is not just applicable to so-called creative industries or people who work in the design field. It’s a methodology that has been used by health organizations to increase the quality of patient care by re-examining the ways that their nurses manage shift change, or rethink supply chain management.