A simple guide to effective management and leadership

Moving into a new position of leadership is one of the toughest challenges a businessperson can face. Yet, many drift into it without adequate preparation, hoping a great career will just happen. In The Leading-Edge Manager’s Guide to Success, performance management thought leader David Parmenter presents proven solutions and cutting-edge techniques in your journey toward becoming an extraordinary manager and leader. This practical guide will help you manage your leadership transition so you can take charge, build your team, and deliver results.

This book comes with some PDF downloads. Readers can purchase the electronic version of the book templates plus useful PowerPoint presentations from the link below. For more information about the book, click on the book cover link.

Book CoverGet this book @ AmazonA sample of some e-templates available at no charge to book owners

This book will answer the following questions:

  • What are the leadership and management skills?
  • What are the top leadership traits?
  • The difference between leadership and management
  • What are good managerial skills?
  • What are the qualities of a good team leader?
  • How can I become a more effective leader?
  • How can I become a more effective manager?

All templates in the book + additional PowerPoint presentations

In the book, I have many templates, checklists, workshop templates, PowerPoint slide decks, one page report formats to help the reader. Readers will find it cost beneficial to purchase the electronic versions, thus avoiding a time consuming formatting exercise. As I only make USD$1.50 per book, I need to sell the electronic versions as they represent over USD$30,000 of my time over the years I have developed them.

Buy electronic templates from the Book

The electronic templates include:

  • Personal baggage checklist
  • Locating a mentor checklist
  • Move or stay put checklist
  • Treasure mapping checklist
  • Pros and cons decision making schedule
  • Checklist for making your email usage more efficient
  • Selecting a good management course checklist
  • Work & home life balance planner
  • Time management checklist
  • End of week checklist
  • Quality assurance checklist
  • Better practice graphics checklist
  • PowerPoint presentation checklist
  • Interview checklist
  • Behavioral change 13 week planner
  • Getting things done 13 week planner
  • Performance review checklist
  • Team off-site meeting agenda
  • Cost of downsizing
  • 14 great interview questions
  • Internal control checklist
  • Developing strategic relationships with key suppliers checklist
  • Consulting assignment checklist
  • Being a better manager checklist
  • KPI reporting templates
  • Checklist for identifying organisational critical success factors
  • Culture change checklist
  • One page Board dashboard
  • Checklist for preparing a board paper
  • One page report formats
  • Performance pay scheme checklist
  • Takeover or merger checklist
  • Re-organisation checklist
  • Locking in good leadership habits checklist
  • Staff satisfaction survey
  • Staff recognition letters
  • 360-degree feedback
Many people are jumping on the leadership bandwagon lately with no idea of what effective management and authentic leadership look and sound like or how to develop leadership talent in themselves and others. In refreshing contrast, David Parmenter spells and sounds it all out in this useful guide. Strike up the band!
Ken Shelton, Editor/Publisher, Leadership Excellence, www.LeaderExcel.com
To thrive rather than survive a manager needs inspiration, guidance and practical tools. The Leading-Edge Manager’s Guide to Success is the North Star and built-in Navman that all first time, and not so new, leaders have been looking for.
Harry Mills, Managing Director, Mills Group, Author: Artful Persuasion and The Rainmaker’s Toolkit
Many people are jumping on the leadership bandwagon lately with no idea of what effective management and authentic leadership look and sound like or how to develop leadership talent in themselves and others. In refreshing contrast, David Parmenter spells and sounds it all out in this useful guide. Strike up the band!”
Ken Shelton, Editor/Publisher, Leadership Excellence, www.LeaderExcel.com
“To thrive rather than survive a manager needs inspiration, guidance, and practical tools. The Leading-Edge Manager’s Guide to Success is the North Star and built in Navman that both first-time, and not-so-new, leaders have been looking for.”
Harry Mills, Author of Artful Persuasion and The Rainmaker’s Toolkit
“I recognized David Parmenter’s potential as an insightful and genuinely practical management and leadership writer almost twenty years ago. And now, so many successful books, columns, and articles later, he has written The Leading-Edge Manager’s Guide to Success. I will not be in the least surprised if this book sells more than any of his others and earns global recognition as the definitive management and leadership text.”
Reg Birchfield, Publisher, editor and writer
The leading-Edge Manager’s Guide to Success should be on every managers or managers to be reading list. It’s a very practical guide that covers all aspects of being a successful leader. From creating a vision of what you want to achieve, and freeing yourself from personal baggage to creating winning habits, managing and improving teams, to developing winning key performance indicators and much more. Just about everything is covered from productivity improvements such as better time management to reorganization issues.
Book Buyer from Amazon
“I recognized David Parmenter’s potential as an insightful and genuinely practical management and leadership writer almost twenty years ago. And now, so many successful books, columns, and articles later, he has written The Leading-Edge Manager’s Guide to Success. I will not be in the least surprised if this book sells more than any of his others and earns global recognition as the definitive management and leadership text.”
Reg Birchfield, Publisher, editor and writer
David has a great, easy to read writing style. He draws from his own experiences and uses real life examples as well as some of his heroes like Sir Ernest Shackleton, Sir Edmund Hillary and Sir Winston Churchill to illuminate the ideas and points that he makes. It is these real-life examples that make the subject much more engaging.
Book Buyer from Amazon
The book is written in a way that you could read from cover to cover or just dip in at certain parts that you want to focus on. David has included practical ways on how you can implement the ideas and concepts in the book, including checklists that can be used as part of an implementation plan. He also gives guidance on how you can ensure that new projects are fully supported within the business to give them a much greater chance of being successfully completed.
Book Buyer from Amazon
Even if you have already been on leadership courses I do believe there is something here for everyone, as it is a complete toolkit of practical advice, ideas and inspiration to improve your own leadership skills and development.
Craner