The Skills You Need Concise Guide to Leadership

Learn more about leadership and develop your leadership style and skills with our new eBooks.

Our series of leadership eBooks are ideal for new leaders, students and those who wish to enhance their leadership ability.


Learning to Lead:

Learning to Lead - Look Inside

Understanding leadership and developing your leadership style.

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 three, could well be essential reading for new leaders.

Published by: Skills You Need Limited. September 2015.

ISBN: 978-1-911084-01-3

Leadership Skills:

Leadership Skills - Look Inside

Developing the skills you need to lead effectively.

Building on the first eBook in this useful series on leadership, this second book 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.

The book kicks off by considering the importance of understanding and managing your emotions, and how you can do this. It considers the nature of motivation, on the grounds that it is impossible to motivate others effectively without understanding your own motivation. It then moves into more conventional leadership skills such as organisation, time management and delegation, motivating others and strategic thinking. Finally, it ends by discussing creative thinking and innovation.

Whatever your current skill-set, new and existing leaders are likely to find something of use here.

Published by: Skills You Need Limited. September 2015.

ISBN: 978-1-911084-02-0

Making it Happen:

Making it Happen - Look Inside

Project and change management skills for leaders.

This third 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.

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. September 2015.

ISBN: 978-1-911084-03-7


Our Other eBooks:

The Skills You Need Guide to Interpersonal Skills

The Skills You Need Guide to Interpersonal Skills

Learn more about the Skills You Need Guide for 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.

The Skills You Need Concise 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.


Visit the Personal Development Guide page.
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 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. 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.

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

Our eBooks - No Nonsense Sales Policy

Forget everything you know (or have found out) about internet marketing tactics – we’re determined to be up front and honest with you.

You won’t find the usual pages of ‘hard-sell’ nonsense here, our four selling principles are simple:

  1. Most of the information in our eBooks is freely available on the website.

    We believe the information we publish should be freely available to everybody, and it is – just browse our pages. We do, however, understand that, for convenience, it may be easier to get an eBook (like it may be more convenient to eat in a restaurant than cook your own meal). The convenience of an eBook means that you can print it, search it, read it on your kindle, tablet, laptop, smart-phone or other gadget while sitting on the beach or at the top of a mountain far away from any Wi-Fi, 4G or other networks.

    The content in our eBooks is a little different from the website content. Our eBooks read more like a book (than a series of webpages) and there are no advertisements; they also contain some extra information.

    Our eBooks have been professionally designed and published and all have ISBN numbers.

  2. Our Leadership eBooks cost £6.50 (approx. $10 US each).

    There is no special deal ending at midnight tonight, no special incentives because you’re the 1,000th person to read this and absolutely no chance of winning an iPad. Regardless of whether you decide to buy an eBook or not, we’re not going to send you emails every day reminding you to join our ‘club’ or buy more stuff. You can of course subscribe to our newsletter if you choose to do so.

    You send us £6.50, we send you an eBook, that’s it, simple! There are no hidden extras and all taxes are included.

  3. We’re not in this to make lots of money.

    We’re not going to be calling the Mercedes Benz dealer or booking a six week holiday to the Seychelles because you bought one of our eBooks. All profits go back into SkillsYouNeed enabling us to create more quality content that you, and everybody else, will have free access to, simple!

  4. No hassle...

    There is no ‘no quibble money back guarantee’ and you won’t need to remember to cancel anything after 30 days.

    If you decide to buy one of our eBooks then you have done so because you have found our online content useful and would like to have a more convenient version of it. If you haven’t found our content useful and can see no advantage of buying an eBook then don’t, simple!