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Leadership

A collection of books, articles, guides and links on leadership, developing your skills as a leader and leadership styles.

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  • eBooks
  • Briefings
  • Online articles
  • Small Business Update
  • Useful links
  • Books and articles from the library

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Featured eBook

Communication Strategies for Today's Managerial Leader
(Business Expert Press, 2012)
When people with technical expertise move into leadership roles they often need to change their approach to communication. This book offers strategies to enhance your communication skills in order to foster teamwork and build relationships.

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Featured article

A leadership growth journey
This article states that on the path to true leadership, a growth mind-set requires a focus more on the journey than the destination. Topics include research on the benefits of developing a growth mind-set, the importance of having passion and purpose, the dependence of continuous improvement on both the capacity and willingness to keep learning, and the need to value a team player who offers useful criticism since his or her feedback can potentially lead to better decisions and results.

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eBooks

The Library provides full text access to a selection of key business and reference eBooks from leading publishers. eBooks are available to logged-in ICAEW members, ACA students and other entitled users. If you are unable to access an eBook, please see our Help and support advice or contact library@icaew.com.

Ideas for leaders collection

A collection of the latest global management and business thinking summarised into straight forward and understandable language.

Innovation paradox, The

This title looks at how corporate culture, leadership style, strategy, incentives, and management systems can be structured to encourage breakthroughs.

Communication strategies for today's managerial leader

Provides the communication principles that are key for managerial leaders.

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Briefings

Briefings are four-page guides from Atom Content Marketing written for the busy practitioner, director and entrepreneur providing concise, practical advice on core business issues.

Leadership

10-2017

Whether you are the managing director or a shift leader, the way you lead is the single biggest success factor for everyone you work with. Aim to make the most of your strengths and develop key skills such as communication, delegation and effective decision-making.

Disclaimer: These publications from Atom Content Marketing are for general guidance only, for businesses in the United Kingdom governed by the laws of England. Atom Content Marketing, expert contributors and ICAEW (as distributor) disclaim all liability for any errors or omissions.

Online articles

The ICAEW Library & Information Service provides access to a range of articles in full text from leading business, finance and management journals. This resource is available to ICAEW members, ACA students and other entitled users.

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"Learning about yourself as a boss can be a real punch in the stomach"

Article examining the experience of Irish paper-based packaging company Smurfit Kappa, in how its operations developed. Covers the key role played by the group vice president of human resources on the firm's operations, the company's focus on employee engagement to improve performance and productivity, and the firm's partnership with Insead to train its managers.

A leadership growth journey

This article states that on the path to true leadership, a growth mind-set requires a focus more on the journey than the destination. Topics include research on the benefits of developing a growth mind-set, the importance of having passion and purpose, the dependence of continuous improvement on both the capacity and willingness to keep learning, and the need to value a team player who offers useful criticism since his or her feedback can potentially lead to better decisions and results.

Leadership isn’t just for CEOs

Discussion of the importance of leadership for early to midcareer professionals. Covers the reality that developing leadership traits and qualities takes time, energy, and effort, similarity of leadership with business, and information about leadership and how to develop and grow in both technical and qualitative areas.

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Small Business Update

Small Business Update is a monthly magazine for SMEs with articles covering the latest regulatory developments, practical advice and hot topics.

10 ways to be a better boss

02-12-2011

Successful businesses usually have one thing in common ― motivated employees who are happy in their jobs. Much of this comes from good team leadership, but how can you ensure that your company has these skills in place? Liz Salecka finds out

Effective leadership in difficult times

04-11-2009

Just half of employees think that their boss is a good leader, according to recent research by YouGov. However, all business owners need leadership qualities to get the most from their staff, especially during the downturn

I don't feel that I'm a natural leader

22-04-2008

Running a growing business means keeping on top of every aspect of your enterprise, from product development to supplier contracts. But even the most knowledgeable and hardworking entrepreneur can falter when it comes to persuading employees to share their own dedication to the venture.

Useful links

CIPD leadership factsheet
Topics covered in this Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) factsheet include how leadership differs from management, leadership development and strategic leadership.

Investors in People framework
Framework for creating effective leadership from Investors in People.

Teamwork: Success through people
Booklet from Acas aiming to assist those involved in or organising teamwork.

Cranfield International Centre for Women Leaders
The centre, which is part of Cranfield University's School of Management, is responsible for an annual benchmarking report, The Female FTSE Report, which has been published since 1999 and includes details of the number of female directors in the FTSE 100. This website provides information on the work of the centre, its research projects and published research papers.

The role and expectations of a CFO: A global debate on preparing accountants for finance leadership
Discussion paper and selection of resources from IFAC. The paper looks at the changing scope of CFO and finance leadership roles and how accountants can prepare for career progression.

Taming narcissus: Managing behavioural risk in top business leaders
Survey report published by MWM Consulting in 2013 giving practical advice to boards on how to spot and prevent behavioural risk.

Past perspectives, future change: A study into the experiences of senior women in financial services
Report published in March 2011 by executive search firm Odgers Berndtson and corporate leadership experts Muika Leadership. The study, which is based on interviews with over 100 women in leading roles in the UK financial services industry, provides information and analysis that can be used by companies to address the gender imbalance.

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