The Skills You Need Guide to Leadership

This four-part guide to leadership is the second edition of the Skills You Need Guide to Leadership, with new and updated content.

Ideal for new and experienced leaders alike.

The Skills You Need Guide to Leadership


Our eBooks will guide you from your first steps into leadership, through developing and becoming more confident in your leadership style, and learning to manage people and teams, to how to get things done.

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Buy all 4 eBooks together and save 20%
(compared to buying the titles individually)

Your purchase includes:

  1. Learning to Lead
  2. Personal Leadership Skills
  3. Leading and Managing Others
  4. Making It Happen
$ 40.00

Learning to Lead

Understanding leadership and developing your leadership style.

Learning to Lead - Look Inside
$ 13.00

If you are starting your first leadership role, then this eBook will be invaluable to you. It takes you through theories of leadership, explaining the difference between leadership and management, and introduces the concept of leadership styles. Providing a quiz to help you work out your leadership style, it then offers a six-step programme for development, including some essential hints for strengthening each individual style.

A step-by-step guide to learning to lead, this book, the first in a series of four, could well be essential reading for new leaders.

This new edition contains new and updated content to help leaders at all levels to develop their skills.




Published by: Skills You Need Limited. January 2019.

ISBN: 978-1-911084-16-7

Personal Leadership Skills

Developing the skills you need to lead.

Personal Leadership Skills - Look Inside
$ 13.00

The revised edition of this eBook takes you through some of the skills that are considered most important for leaders, and which you have least opportunity to develop before taking up a leadership position. This eBook focuses very much on you, rather than your ability to manage others, which is covered in the third eBook in this series.

The eBook begins by considering the importance of understanding and managing your emotions, and how you can do this. It considers the nature of self-confidence and motivation, on the grounds that it is impossible to motivate others effectively without understanding your own motivation. It then moves into other skills such as organisation, time management, strategic thinking, creative thinking and innovation.

Whatever your current skill-set, you'll find lots here to help improve your personal skills.

Published by: Skills You Need Limited. January 2019.

ISBN: 978-1-911084-17-4

Leading and Managing Others:

Developing the skills you need to lead people and teams.

Leading and Managing Others - Look Inside
$ 13.00

This new third eBook in our series on leadership focuses on the skills required to lead people and teams, and contains content that has not previously been published in book form. It describes the skills needed to build a team, then moves on to discuss how to delegate, manage and oversee work, before considering how to provide feedback, coach and manage performance. It also covers how to motivate, influence and persuade others.

This eBook therefore covers both the formal and informal aspects of leadership and management. It recognises that new managers and leaders are not necessarily familiar with even the ‘small skills’ of leadership, such as giving effective feedback, and that everyone can learn new skills.

This eBook is designed for anyone embarking on their first management post or wondering what skills to develop to move up the ladder.

Published by: Skills You Need Limited. January 2019.

ISBN: 978-1-911084-18-1

Making It Happen

Project and change management skills for leaders.

Making It Happen - Look Inside
$ 13.00

This fourth instalment in our leadership series discusses how leaders can support change management programmes and ‘make things happen’ in their organisation.

Giving a comprehensive but succinct summary of change management theory, it enables both new and more experienced leaders to set their work in the context of organisational development thinking over the last twenty years or more. It also contains new content on the vital leadership skill of setting and communicating a compelling vision for the organisation.

Don’t be fooled into thinking this is just another project management textbook: this book may show the nuts and bolts of project management, but it is from a leader’s perspective. It shows new leaders how to work out what is really going on in their projects and programmes, and what questions to ask to make sure they understand and will be effective project sponsors and leaders.

Published by: Skills You Need Limited. January 2019.

ISBN: 978-1-911084-19-8

Our Other eBooks:

Business Strategy & Analysis

The Skills You Need Guide to Business Strategy and Analysis

The Skills You Need Guide to Business Strategy and Analysis is a straightforward and practical guide to business analysis. It is designed to give you the skills to help you understand your business, your market and your competitors.

This eBook will help you understand why business analysis is important for strategy—and then enable you to use analytical tools effectively to position your business.

Find out more about the Skills You Need Guide to Getting a Job. $ 13.00

Self-Employment & Running Your Own Business

The Skills You Need Guide to Self-Employment and Running Your Own Business

If you are thinking about running your own business, or already do so, but feel that you need some guidance, then this book is for you. It takes you through self-employment in easy steps, helping you to ensure that your business has more chance of success.

The Skills You Need Guide to Self-Employment and Running Your Own Business is the guide no new or aspiring entrepreneur can afford to be without!

Learn more about the Skills You Need Guide to Self-Employment and Running Your Own Business $ 13.00

The Skills You Need Guide to Interpersonal Skills

The Skills You Need Guide to Interpersonal Skills

Our interpersonal skills guide covers communication skills, conflict resolution and emotional intelligence.

Essential reading for anybody who wants to enjoy better interpersonal relationships at work, at home and socially.

Learn more about the Skills You Need Guide for Interpersonal Skills $ 52.00
The Skills You Need Guide to Personal Development

Personal Development

Learn how to set yourself effective personal goals and find the motivation you need to achieve them. This is the essence of personal development, a set of skills designed to help you reach your full potential, at work, in study and in your personal life.

The Skills You Need Guide to Personal Development eBook is ideal for anyone who wants to improve their skills and learning potential, and it is full of easy-to-follow, practical information. It is now in a new edition with additional content, including practical aspects of development.

Visit the Skills You Need Guide to Personal Development page. $ 13.00
The Skills You Need Guide to Getting a Job

Getting a Job

This is an eBook that no potential job-seeker can afford to be without!

The second edition of the Skills You Need Guide to Getting a Job takes you through the whole process of getting a job.

It helps you to identify what you can offer to employers, before moving on to applying for jobs and attending interviews, including remotely and in person. It also shows you how to avoid putting off potential employers, by making sure that your digital profile is as suitable as your CV or résumé. It even contains new and updated information about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on job-seeking, and how the process has changed as a result.

Find out more about the Skills You Need Guide to Getting a Job. $ 13.00

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