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How to Be a Brilliant Leader, revised 2nd Edition by Simon Cooper

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Leadership principles

Becoming a brilliant leader is much easier than you might imagine. While it’s not an exact science, there are some tried and tested methods that will help you get the best out of the people you lead. Most of the chapters that follow provide a set of leadership tools and techniques that can be applied whenever you lead a group of people. However, you will find it much easier to apply these tools and techniques if you have a framework to work from, as it will help you decide what to do and when to do it.

This first chapter focuses on this leadership framework, wrapped up under the collective name of leadership principles. It breaks down into three ...

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