Leadership General Resources
Title Description
Coaching Overview

This is the latest version of Stellar's "Coaching Overview" guidance notes.

Creativity and Innovation Overview

This 24 page paper offers some ideas on how to go about creating ideas and developing an innovation culture.

Developing a Communications Strategy

A practical 10 page guidance note of developing a communications strategy in an organisation.

Emotional and Social Intelligence Questionnaire

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.  

Five Fundamentals for Unlocking Leadership

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.

IoD Report on Leadership for the 21st Century

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.

Leadership in the Public Sector

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.   

Leadership Overview

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 Practice Questionnaire

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

Leadership Quotations

In 7 pages, a list of popular leadership quotations taken from published sources.

Leadership Styles Questionnaire

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.

Leading Change Overview

This paper is a guide to the managing change process from a leadership perspective.  It is a 24 page document.

Managing Performance Overview

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.

Selected Leadership Video Web Links

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

Stellar Podcast - Communication

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

Stellar Podcast - Motivation

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

Stellar Podcast - Teamworking

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

Stellar Podcast Transcript - Communication

Transcript of the Stellar Podcast on the topic of Communication.

Stellar Podcast Transcript - Motivation

Transcript of the Stellar Podcast on the topic of Motivation.

Stellar Podcast Transcript - Teamworking

Transcript of the Stellar Podcast on Teamworking.

Strategic Planning Overview

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.

Teamworking Overview

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.