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Leadership Essentials You Always Wanted To Know

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The reader will gain an understanding of the following from this book:
● Attributes of effective leader
● Different roles of leader
● Impact of setting and context on leaders choices
● Integration of ethics into best practices
● Trends influencing the evolution of leadership in the 21st century


Bibliographic Details

Pages: 200 pages

Paperback (ISBN): 9781636510316

eBook (ISBN): 9781636510323

Hardback (Color): 9781636510330

Trim Size: 5.5” x 8.5”

Category: Business & Economics

Author: Dr. Carrie A. Picardi


Learn what it takes to be a strong leader who can guide any team to success!

Have you ever wanted to know how to become the type of person that others look to for guidance? In Leadership Essentials You Always Wanted to Know, you will learn what it takes to be a strong leader who can guide any team to success.

Driven by the latest research on leadership, this straight-forward guide breaks down not only the traits of highly effective leaders, but also how to use those traits in a variety of situations. You do not need to be in a leadership position to benefit from the lessons detailed in this book. Aside from defining the concepts of leadership and motivation, the book explores the best practices of effective leadership and the core competencies of influential leaders. It also offers insight into real-world challenges that have been faced--and overcome--by thriving organizations. With chapter summaries, quizzes, and online resources to reinforce concepts, Leadership Essentials You Always Wanted to Know is a power-packed resource that will guide you towards becoming a better leader.

About the Author

Dr Carrie A. Picardi, Ph.D., is an industrial/organizational psychologist with over 20 years of professional experience in human resource management, as a research analyst and consultant, and in academia as a tenured professor of management. She has led initiatives in the areas of leadership development, assessment center design and deployment, job analysis, talent acquisition and retention, compensation and total rewards, learning and development, performance management, and employee engagement.

About the Series

The Self-Learning Management Series is designed to help students, new managers, career switchers, and entrepreneurs learn essential management lessons and covers every aspect of business, from HR to Finance to Marketing to Operations across any and every industry. Each book includes basic fundamentals, important concepts, and standard and well-known principles as well as practical ways of application of the subject matter.

Editorial Reviews

Dr. Picardi has produced a helpful handbook for those who aspire to leadership positions in their organizations. It is a careful blend of theory, practice, and examples. Leadership concepts are concisely presented and the book is easy to read. The chapters on situational and contingency leadership and leading a thriving organization by themselves make this book a worthwhile read.

- Dr. Mark Koscinski Assistant Professor of Accounting Practice


The capacity of Leaderhip is the most important ingredient to organizational well-being and success. Leadership is a philosophy of use of power, a set of learnable, observable competencies, skills and behaviors. Anyone can develop themselves as a leader. You become a leader when people choose to follow you. There is no topic that has been written about as extensively. The newly authored, Leadership Essentials, offers the reader a wonderful smorgasbord of all things leadership. It is a perfect way to begin your leadership studies.

- Leslie Yerkes, President, Catalyst Consulting Group, Inc.


While the world is combatting Covid-19 and, as a consequence, facing one of its worst health and financial crises, strong leadership is now required more than ever before at all levels and in all countries. Dr. Picardi’s work has arrived during a perfect storm exposing learners and practitioners of leadership to the essential aspects of leadership. There is much confusion in both the academic literature and popular press as to what constitutes ‘good and effective’ leadership. Dr. Picardi’s book takes the reader back to the basics and unpacks the many mysteries of this popular topic. This book covers the key concepts of leadership and makes a strong and timely contribution to a more comprehensive understanding of contemporary leadership.

- Prof. Dr. Franco Gandolfi, Georgetown University

This book is an important source of information on a topic which is ever more important in today's rapidly changing world where leadership is not an option for organizations to be able to navigate successfully and remain competitive.

This book represents an important guide for anyone who wishes to understand what are the key principles of leadership and to also better understand how they can improve their own leadership skills.

- Dr David Forgaty, Enterprise Marketing Analytics Leader at Evernorth Corporation


A book that really does what it says on the tin. The Essentials of Leadership are truely covered as the author takes the reader on a journey through the recognised theoretical concepts and ideas in a way that makes then both interesting and relevant. It is good to see that the influence of power is not forgotten and that ethical leadership is considered at a time when many leaders are being faced with demonstrating their ability to create value for society as much as value for their shareholders. An essential title for any leader's bookshelf and one that adds true value to the associted discourse on Leadership Practice and its role in organisational success.

- Dr. Gary Ramsden, Lincoln International Business School

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