Publisher description for The language of leaders : how top CEOs communicate to inspire, influence and achieve results / Kevin Murray.


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The difference between competent communication and inspiring communication can be the difference between poor performance and outstanding results. The traditional model for what constitutes a good leader is changing and CEOs and HR_professionals now believe the ability to understand, motivate and inspire others is the characteristic that is most important when recuiting senior leaders.

Based on original interviews with an extraordinary list of 60 top leaders from a wide range of business sectors, The Language of Leaders provides a unique insight into how these leaders have responded to the demands of a transparent world, reports on what they have learned and creates a lexicon for successful communication.

Their message is resoundingly clear - communication is one of the top three crucial skills of leadership. It is only through mastering this skill that leaders can effectively engage with people within and outside an organization and ultimately build trust - the essential pre-requisite of success.

Filled with actionable lessons and insights from leading CEOs of high-profile global organizations, The Language of Leaders is a book that anybody in a leadership position, or who aspires to lead, should read and keep on their desks.

Companies included are Airbus, Barclays, Deloitte, GlaxoSmithKline,_Goldman Sachs, Red Cross, Unilever and more._

The leaders in this book talk about:

________ why trust is essential to leadership

________ the need to articulate a mission that goes beyond profit as a motive

________ how they create leaders throughout their organizations

________ how they bring external views of their organization in to drive change

________ how they use conversations to engage and motivate people

________ what characteristics they look for when hiring leaders

________what steps need to be taken in order to become a more effective communicator





Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Leadership.
Chief executive officers.
Communication in management.