Leader Interpersonal and Influence Skills

Leader Interpersonal and Influence Skills

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This edited volume explores different models, conceptualizations, and measures of leader interpersonal and influence qsoft skillsq that are so necessary for effective leadership. These include the communication skills, persuasion skills, political savvy, and emotional abilities used by leaders to inspire, motivate, and move followers toward the accomplishment of goals. The book emanates from the two-day-long 21st Kravis-de Roulet leadership conference, which brought together top scholars working in this area. The intent of the conference and this edited volume is to increase understanding of the interpersonal and influence skills, or qsoft skills, q of the leader, to highlight state-of-the-art research on the topic, and to provide clear, research-based guidelines for the development of leader skills.Chapter authors are recognized experts in their respective areas, and each section of the book will be introduced by an editor-authored chapter reviewing the specific topic area in brief.Manyof the top engineeringschools recognize the importance of interpersonal/ soft skills for theengineerleaders they aredeveloping. For example, atMITa#39;s BernardM.Gordon Engineering Leadership Program, a€œ engineering leadership is definedanbsp;...

Title:Leader Interpersonal and Influence Skills
Author:Ronald E. Riggio, Sherylle J. Tan
Publisher:Routledge - 2013-12-04


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