This book provides specific techniques to move beyond management - and acquire the skills and demeanor of a true leader. Leaders in today's no-limits business environment must do more than simply facilitate. They must effect positive change in both operations and employees - the proactive change necessary to propel their organizations forward! "Leadership Skills for Managers" is a hands-on, systematic examination of the specific skills and tools - vision, problem-solving, communication, distribution of power, and others - that must be in place before one can climb the ladder from management to leadership. Let this no-nonsense guide show you how to develop the expertise, strategies, and courage to: exhibit the poise and presence required to "get others to march"; step outside the status quo - to visualize and implement true improvements; and, cultivate valuable professional bonds via benchmarking and community networks.You've done well in your career as a manager. Now it's time to boost yourself to the next level. "Leadership Skills for Managers" shows you how to achieve the skills and self-confidence of a leader - and maximize both your accomplishments and career success in today's global corporate arena. "Briefcase Books", written specifically for today's busy manager, feature eye-catching icons, checklists, and sidebars to guide managers step-by-step through everyday workplace situations. Look for these innovative design features to help you navigate through each page: clear, concise definitions of important terms and concepts; tips, tactics, and best practices for learning to lead; how-to hints for leadership in a variety of situations; practical advice to minimize damaging leadership errors; warning signs for which leaders must constantly be on guard; case studies and examples of effective leadership in action; and, procedures and techniques to correct specific problems.