Leadership General Resources

This section contains some open access leadership resources for you to download and view.

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Teamworking Overview Teamworking Overview

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Date added: 07/08/2010
Date modified: 05/25/2015
Filesize: 1.86 MB
Downloads: 1737

This is a short, summary paper (21 pages) on team working with some questionnaires and exercises included.  You could use these to work with your team.

Strategic Planning Overview Strategic Planning Overview

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Date added: 07/08/2010
Date modified: 05/24/2015
Filesize: 3.4 MB
Downloads: 1251

Overview of the process of strategic planning in 45 pages.  It covers the process from forming a strategy review team, through environmental analysis, to setting objectives and action planning.

At Stellar we are fans of Blue Ocean strategy and Balanced Scorecard planning.  Notes on those models are available elsewhere on the site.

StellarLeadership Practice Questionnaire StellarLeadership Practice Questionnaire

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Date added: 06/10/2016
Date modified: 09/22/2017
Filesize: 195.64 kB
Downloads: 54

Self-assessment tool that you can use to raise questions about your leadership competencies and how effective you are as a leader.

Stellar Podcast Transcript - Teamworking Stellar Podcast Transcript - Teamworking

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Date added: 08/10/2012
Date modified: 05/25/2015
Filesize: 125.02 kB
Downloads: 954

Transcript of the Stellar Podcast on Teamworking.

Stellar Podcast Transcript - Motivation Stellar Podcast Transcript - Motivation

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Date added: 08/10/2012
Date modified: 05/25/2015
Filesize: 134.9 kB
Downloads: 1175

Transcript of the Stellar Podcast on the topic of Motivation.

Stellar Podcast Transcript - Communication Stellar Podcast Transcript - Communication

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Date added: 08/10/2012
Date modified: 05/25/2015
Filesize: 115.52 kB
Downloads: 944

Transcript of the Stellar Podcast on the topic of Communication.

Stellar Podcast - Teamworking Stellar Podcast - Teamworking

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Date added: 08/10/2012
Date modified: 05/25/2015
Filesize: 5.5 MB
Downloads: 802

An MP3 of the Stellar Podcast on Teamworking. In this edition we ask a basic but leading question: What is a team?

Stellar Podcast - Motivation Stellar Podcast - Motivation

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Date added: 08/10/2012
Date modified: 05/25/2015
Filesize: 9.86 MB
Downloads: 791

An MP3 of the Stellar Podcast on the topic of Motivation.

Stellar Podcast - Communication Stellar Podcast - Communication

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Date added: 08/10/2012
Date modified: 05/25/2015
Filesize: 7.24 MB
Downloads: 767

An MP3 of the Stellar Podcast on the topic of Communication.

Stellar Leadership Styles Questionnaire Stellar Leadership Styles Questionnaire

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Date added: 06/14/2016
Date modified: 09/22/2017
Filesize: 205.5 kB
Downloads: 63

You can use this Leadership Styles questionnaire to assess your preferred leadership style and help you reflect on whether or not you need to do more to use a wider range of styles when working in different situations.

Selected Leadership Video Web Links Selected Leadership Video Web Links

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Date added: 07/22/2016
Date modified: 07/22/2016
Filesize: 217.06 kB
Downloads: 513

A curated selection of YouTude video weblinks on leadership, with some strategy and teamworking thrown in. 

Managing Performance Overview Managing Performance Overview

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Date added: 02/11/2011
Date modified: 06/17/2011
Filesize: 745.07 kB
Downloads: 1096
More of a workbook than a paper and at 17 pages it succinctly guides the reader through the performance management process, borrowing much from the balanced scorecard methodology.  A practical resource.  

Leading Change Overview Leading Change Overview

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Date added: 07/08/2010
Date modified: 06/17/2011
Filesize: 2.46 MB
Downloads: 2848
This paper is a guide to the managing change process from a leadership perspective.  It is a 24 page document.

Leadership Quotations Leadership Quotations

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Date added: 07/07/2010
Date modified: 06/17/2011
Filesize: 146.31 kB
Downloads: 1440
In 7 pages, a list of popular leadership quotations taken from published sources.

Leadership Overview Leadership Overview

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Date added: 08/08/2015
Date modified: 09/22/2017
Filesize: 320.9 kB
Downloads: 45

Some background reading on leadership and how thinking about it has evolved over the years. This is useful background based on respected research on leadership in organisations. 

Leadership in the Public Sector Leadership in the Public Sector

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Date added: 07/07/2010
Date modified: 05/25/2015
Filesize: 582.33 kB
Downloads: 1079

This is a government publication that is about strengthening leadership in the public sector.  The paper is 112 pages and contains a great deal of background information.  Although now dated, it is a great general resource for those seeking to understand and deal with poor leadership in the public sector.   

IoD Report on Leadership for the 21st Century IoD Report on Leadership for the 21st Century

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Date added: 07/07/2010
Date modified: 05/25/2015
Filesize: 352.36 kB
Downloads: 1062

This resource is a 12 page view of leadership from the IoD.  It offers a list of characteristics that are considered necessary for leadership in the 21st Century.

Five Fundamentals for Stellar Leadership Five Fundamentals for Stellar Leadership

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Date added: 09/03/2013
Date modified: 09/22/2017
Filesize: 630.81 kB
Downloads: 73

This 40-page document provides an overview in defining leadership and management and  summarises the Stellar  Leadership model that informs the leadership practices that we refer to and recommend during the programme.

There is also a Stellar Leadership Practice Questionnaire that can be used to get feedback on your leadership proficiency.  It can be completed as a self-assessment exercise or used for 360 degree feedback.

Emotional and Social Intelligence Questionnaire Emotional and Social Intelligence Questionnaire

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Date added: 09/22/2017
Date modified: 09/22/2017
Filesize: 200.09 kB
Downloads: 57

This self-assessment questionnaire will help you to reflect on your emotional and social intelligence using commonly accepted indicators.  There is some evidence that with change of practice, you can build up and improve your "emotional quotient".  High emotional and sociaL intelligence is associated with effective and sustainable leadership.  

Developing a Communications Strategy Developing a Communications Strategy

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Date added: 07/07/2010
Date modified: 06/17/2011
Filesize: 986.78 kB
Downloads: 1360
A practical 10 page guidance note of developing a communications strategy in an organisation.
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