The Leadership Star: A Practical Guide to Building Engagement

The Leadership Star: A Practical Guide to Building Engagement provides readers with a step-by-step guide to building and sustaining engagement within their teams. Experienced executive, management consultant, and author Brian Hartzer walks readers through the Leadership Star, a simple and memorable framework for developing high performing professional teams in commercial, government and not-for-profit organisations.


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Based on the latest management and psychological research on team motivation, and packed with practical examples and reflections you can apply immediately, this book is perfect for new managers and experienced executives alike.

If you manage people, or aspire to be a more effective leader, this book belongs on your desk.

What’s Inside

Part I: The Leadership Star


Care: Show you care about people as individual human beings, and that you care about outcomes.


Context: Give people meaning by helping them to understand the purpose of the organisation and why what they do matters.


Clarity: Tell people what’s expected of them in terms of their role, outcomes and behaviours – what good looks like, and what great looks like.


Clear the Way: Help knock down the barriers that hold people back.


Celebrate: Recognise individual contributions and success, creating a powerful feedback loop for performance and engagement.

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Part II: Growing as a Leader


You: Highly engaging leaders are authentic. They know who they are, and what they stand for. Demonstrate a self-awareness and a genuine commitment to improvement that your people can respect.


Communicate: Effective and continuous communications are critical in demonstrating each of the five points in the Leadership Star. Your goal needs to be to get people talking and engaging with you and each other, so that the highly engaged culture you’re after takes on a life of its own.


Engagement in Times of Crisis: In crisis, the Leadership Star provides a useful reference for helping you lead people in ways that keep them motivated and engaged.

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