The Leadership Workout The 10 tried-and-tested steps that will build your skills as a leader

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  • Copyright: 2015-09-18
  • Publisher: Ft Pr
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T ake your performance to the next level with our tried-and-tested guide to leadership.


The Leadership Workout has been specially developed to be clear, simple, very easy to follow and highly effective. It will show you how you can identify your weak and strong points and the straightforward 10-step improvement plan will show you how you can quickly develop the skills and confidence you need to be an inspiring leader and effective manager.


·    Test yourself – Start by finding out your current confidence and skills as a leader or manager

·    Follow the 10 Steps – Learn everything you need to know to become a better leader

·    Take action –  Experience 10 situations where you can apply your new-found skills in real life

·    Face your fears – Take on 10 common leadership challenges to test your skills and find out how to handle them.


This book really works. And just to be sure, it’s already been tested on over 50 readers just like you. Start your leadership workout today and begin exercising your full potential.



 ‘Understand where you are now, where you want to be and how to get there through the use of exercises, proven models and reflection. Watch yourself grow and enjoy!

Georgina Feakin, Head of IT Engagement, Santander



Author Biography

Nick Winston worked as a Learning Consultant for QA for two years, specialising in management and leadership development. In his previous roles, such as Managing Director of a recruitment consultancy and Training Manager for a Business Consultancy, Nick lead project teams of over 300 staff and acted as Lead Facilitator for some of Europe’s largest Change and Transformation projects.

Table of Contents

About the author

Author's acknowledgements

Publisher's acknowledgements


Self-assessment questionnaire


Part 1: 10 Steps to Better Leadership

Step 1: Developing the right attitude

Step 2: Communication – how to get the best out of people

Step 3: How to build trust

Step 4: Adapting your leadership style for the best outcome

Step 5: Setting objectives that work

Step 6: Delegating to and up-skilling your team

Step 7: Motivating and engaging people

Step 8: Giving feedback that leads to positive change

Step 9: Moving from being reactive to proactive

Step 10: Managing up (or how to say no without ruining your career)



Part 2: 10 Leadership Skills in Action

  1. Leading a new team
  2. Leading a meeting
  3. Leading an appraisal
  4. Leading a conflict resolution session
  5. Leading a teleconference
  6. Leading a virtual team
  7. Leading a project
  8. Leading a strategy
  9. Leading a presentation
  10. Leading an interview


Part 3: 10 Common Leadership Challenges

  1. How do I balance leadership responsibilities with my day job’?
  2. How do I manage a team that is split over multiple locations?
  3. How do I manage someone I’ve been promoted over?
  4. How do I deal with conflict in my team?
  5. How do I manage someone who is better than me?
  6. How do I engage my team with change?
  7. How do I appear confident, authoritative?
  8. How do I stay informed without micromanaging?
  9. How do I build team unity?
  10. How do I set effective targets?


Putting it into action  (the mentor toolkit)

Self-assesment questionnaire


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