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Leaderspritz

The Interpersonal Leadership Cocktail

Successful leaders tend to have one thing in common: They are experts in social interaction. They express themselves clearly and effectively, understand their colleagues, and adapt to all situations. A leader needs to not only be able to inspire, motivate, and convince those around them, but also listen, be attentive, and adapt to their coworkers. It is by combining these skills that the authors of this book have come up with the Leaderspritz: an interpersonal leadership cocktail. Written by experts in the field of leadership education in universities and corporations, Leaderspritz is based exclusively on scientific research. Whether a person is currently in a leadership position or about to become a leader, this accessible, interactive reference, which is rich in empirical results, anecdotes, scientific theories, and practical tools, will allow them to improve their skills and successfully carry out their responsibilities.

152 pages | 5 1/2 x 8

Economics and Business: Business--Business Economics and Management Studies


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Table of Contents

An Introduction to Leaderspritz: A Scientific Cocktail
1 Why Are Leaders Important?
2 The Fourteen-Billion-Dollar Question
3 The Science of Communication
4 Can We Trust Our Brains? Heuristics and Stereotypes
5 Listening Skills
6 Being a Good Leader
7 How to Give a Killer Presentation
8 How to Organize an Effective Meeting
9 How to Manage Conflicts A Lesson in Diplomacy
10 How to Negotiate An Interaction with Four Principles
11 Giving Constructive Feedback
12 Your Leaderspritz
References
The Authors

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