And Now What?: A Guide to Leadership and Taking Charge in Your New Role

Guido Stein
IESE Business School, Spain

Product Details
08 Dec 2017
Emerald Publishing Limited
384 pages - 152 x 229mm
When you start a new managerial role, there is an inevitable contrast between what you believed you would find and what you’re actually faced with. And Now What? helps you manage this gap between expectation and reality, ensuring that you get off to the best possible start in your new job.
This book is structured in two parts, and it begins by offering readers a panoramic perspective of what a ‘landing’ entails in terms of personal self-leadership and managing people and uncertainty. The first part of the book reviews the process of taking charge in your new role, from preparation through to implementation. The second part presents a range of case studies arranged in order of increasing professional responsibility, allowing the reader to take a trip from the first stages of a professional leader’s life to the highest responsibilities of a chairperson’s role – experiencing changes, promotions, exits, internationalizations and take-offs along the way.
The most important thing for a leader is not to discover how to motivate, but to better understand their reasons for motivating others. In this way, you can think of the leadership journey as both a personal and a professional adventure.
INTRODUCTION: A Personal Adventure

PART ONE: Keys for Taking Charge
1. A New Identity: Developing a Different Perspective
2. Taking Charge and Change: Personal Performance
3. How to Prepare: Taking Charge Effectively
4. Company Culture and Taking Charge: The Role of the Setting
5. People Management: The Core of Taking Charge
6. Landing into a Merger: Putting People First

PART TWO: From Theory to Reality
7. Day to Day Factors
8. First Managerial Stages: Yolanda Cruz in Health and Beauty
9. Changes and Promotions: Reiner Meinhold in Kölner Bank
10. The Second Take Off: People versus Results. Westline
11. Entering Top Management: Sybilla Börjesson in Catek
12. Staying in the Job:  General Manager of Contents in VivaVisión
13. A Career in International Landings: Andrés Cardó in Prisa Group
14. The Chairman´s Challenges: Eric Laborde in Pernod Ricard

EPILOGUE: Leading Oneself
Guido Stein is Academic Director of the Executive MBA, Professor in the Department of Managing People in Organizations and Director of the Negotiation Department at IESE Business School. He is partner of Inicia Corporate, an M&A and Corporate Finance advisory firm and also works as consultant to owners and management committees of companies. Professor Stein is a member of The International Academy of Management and the International Advisory Board MCC (Budapest). He is a collaborator with People and Strategy Journal, Corporate Ownership & Control, Harvard Deusto Business Review, European Business Review and Expansión. Author of 10 books, more than 50 business cases and numerous technical notes, Professor Stein’s current research focuses on undesirable turnover in top management, power and taking-charge processes, and negotiation as a management tool.

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