Just promoted to a leadership role? Then this is the essential toolkit for your success. And, if you’re already a leader, then it’s the perfect refresher.

Careers seldom progress smoothly. Usually, they advance in a series of surprising, sometimes ungainly jumps. One of the hardest to navigate is the leap from specialist to general leadership. After all, everyone knows what the sales director does; why you need a financial director; the purpose of the operations director.

But what does a business leader actually do? How do you invest your time? Where should you focus? How do you create value? This concise book is designed for any new business leader. Through a series of examples, toolkits and checklists it will help you to start strongly with clarity of purpose from the beginning and throughout.

Ian Benn is an advisor, investor, coach, and author. He brings experience from senior roles including SVP, general manager, managing director, CMO, CSO, and global head of strategy. Companies include Ingenico, FIS, Misys (now Finastra) and Unisys.

He is a member of the Pennies Foundation Advisory Board and, in addition, advises exciting early-stage tech start-ups including Sama Coaching and Sealit Technologies. 

His books have addressed outsourcing and, more recently, “Write to Win: How to Produce Winning Proposals and RFP Responses”, also published by Bite-Sized Books.