PART ONE: GETTING YOUR ACT TOGETHER.
Fifteen Greatest Ideas for Finding the Work You Love.
Idea 1: Finding your role.
Idea 2: Don’t settle.
Idea 3: Three useful indicators.
Idea 4: How to find the right road.
Idea 5: Capability.
Idea 6: True Success.
Idea 7: Success is result, not goal.
Idea 8: Commitment.
Idea 9: Setting aims and objectives.
Idea 10: Jacob’s ladder.
Idea 11: A forward-looking attitude.
Idea 12: Opportunity.
Idea 13: Successes and failures.
Idea 14: A shortcut to personal success.
Idea 15: Don’t expect an easy ride.
Seven Greatest Ideas for Getting on with People.
Idea 16: Be pleasant.
Idea 17: Make others partners with you.
Idea 18 Remember to say thank-you.
Idea 19: Use yourself as a gauge.
Idea 20: Share what you know.
Idea 21: Be trustworthy in word.
Idea 22: Show that you trust people.
Eight Greatest Ideas for Success Qualities.
Idea 23: Enthusiasm.
Idea 24: Tenacity.
Idea 25: Hard work.
Idea 26: Generosity of spirit.
Idea 27: Imagination.
Idea 28: Courage.
Idea 29: Integrity.
Idea 30: Humility.
PART TWO: USING YOUR TIME TO GOOD EFFECT.
Six Greatest Ideas for Developing a Personal Sense of Time.
Idea 31: Time used will is life.
Idea 32: Setting your course.
Idea 33: A sense of purpose.
Idea 34: Sell to yourself on benefits.
Idea 35: Making time to think.
Idea 36: A sense of perspective.
Seven Greatest Ideas for Major Time Savers.
Idea 37: Learning to say no.
Idea 38: Delegate, delegate, delegate.
Idea 39: Always do what you say you will.
Idea 40: Avoid procrastinating.
Idea 41: Don’t waste time on the past.
Idea 42: Don’t make the same mistake twice.
Idea 43: Cut your losses.
Five Greatest Ideas for Principles and Planning.
Idea 44: The skill of planning.
Idea 45: The worst-case scenario.
Idea 46: The planning/implementation ratio.
Idea 47: Setting objectives.
Idea 48: Time for reflective thinking.
Six Greatest Ideas for Effective Daily Work.
Idea 49: Plan your day.
Idea 50: Prioritize – no, really prioritize.
Idea 51: The Pareto principle.
Idea 52: How to control interruptions.
Idea 53: Deal with your paperwork.
Idea 54: Make use of committed time.
PART THREE: Develop Your Leadership Skills.
Four Greatest Ideas on Career Management.
Idea 55: From specialist to business leader.
Idea 56: Checklist: Are you a born leader yet?
Idea 57: Can leadership be developed?
Idea 58: Awareness, understanding, and skill.
Five Greatest Ideas for Understanding Groups and Organizations.
Idea 59: Group personality and group needs.
Idea 60: Task, team and individual.
Idea 61: Three sets of needs.
Idea 62: Theinteraction of the three circles.
Idea 63: Checklist: The Three Circles.
Ten Greatest Ideas for Effective Leadership.
Idea 64: The generic role of leader.
Idea 65: Eight leadership functions.
Idea 66: Sharing decisions.
Idea 67: The 50:50 rule for motivation.
Idea 68: The Adair short course on leadership.
Idea 69: The hallmarks of an excellent team.
Idea 70: Leadership qualities.
Idea 71: What leaders need to know.
Idea 72: Levels of leadership.
Idea 73: Successful chief executives.
PART FOUR: Sharpen Up Your Communication Skills.
Seven Greatest Ideas for Better Communication.
Idea 74: The Communication Star model.
Idea 75: How to use the Communication Star.
Idea 76: Non-verbal communication.
Idea 77: Six rules for effective public speaking.
Idea 78: The art of listening.
Idea 79: Accentuate the positives.
Idea 80: Make best use of feedback.
Six Greatest Ideas for Productive Meetings.
Idea 81: Five types of meeting.
Idea 82: Managing meetings.
Idea 83: Be prepared.
Idea 84: Six golden rules for chairmen.
Idea 85 Always follow up with action points.
PART FIVE: EFFECTIVE THINKING SKILLS.
Fifteen Greatest Ideas for Effective Thinking Skills.
Idea 86: Know your mind.
Idea 87: Clear thinking.
Idea 88: Holistic thinking.
Idea 89: Imaginative thinking.
Idea 90: Checklist: How imaginative are you?
Idea 91: Valuing.
Idea 92: Your depth mind at work.
Idea 93: Intuition.
Idea 94: It does get easier.
Idea 95: Evaluating your options.
Idea 96: How to be more creative.
Idea 97: The Nine-Dots test.
Idea 98: Checklist: Are you thinking creatively?
Idea 99: Useful originality.
Idea 100: Developing your thinking skills.
The 25 Attributes of Top Leaders and Managers.
Solution to the Nine Dots Test.
About John Adair.