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Balancing Leadership and Personal Growth

By Christa Metzger
  • ISBN Code: : 1452280843
  • Publisher : Corwin Press
  • Pages : 168
  • Category : Education
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Promote strong teaching and learning while maintaining personal leadership development and growth! Author Christa Metzger provides strategies to enrich your leadership practice while helping you balance the personal aspects in your life that can become neglected when facing too many professional pressures. Highlights include: Finding balance, self-actualization, personal improvement, values, inner focus, and strong relationships Nourishing your spirit, finding time for solitude and meditation, and cultivating relationships Fulfilling your purpose as a leader and finding meaning as a person

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  • Pdf File: corporation-on-a-tightrope.pdf

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Business is no longer business as usual. The global market is in constant flux, as some nations come together, other fall apart, trading blocs emerge, and formerly closed doors reopen. At home, leadership roles and organizational structure have seen a sea change, with the vertically integrated, tightly knit organization seemingly headed for oblivion. And the changes keep happening faster and faster. For a firm to succeed in this highly complex environment, executives need a better understanding of the deep philosophic and extensive physical adaptations needed to reshape and prepare their company for an uncertain future. To provide this deeper understanding, John G. Sifonis, a business consultant, and Beverly Goldberg, a think tank executive, who together have decades of hands-on experience, visited dozens of companies, conducted numerous interviews, and then traveled to the Sante Fe Institute, to discuss their conclusions about practical applications of complexity theory to business. The result of their study is Corporation on a Tightrope, a brilliant blend of complexity theory and hard-earned business sense, that will help executives lead their organizations into the highly uncertain future. Sifonis and Goldberg show that the flexible organization of the future will be a complex adaptive system that responds to the effects of market-driven changes on its three critical components--governance, technology, and leadership. It will be an organization capable of self-renewal, constantly reshaping itself to seize opportunities as they emerge and quickly shrink when the market changes yet again. To help executives create this flexible firm, the authors provide seven practical tools, principles that when carefully put in place create a solid foundation for the future--an organization must set unwavering ethical standards; establish a social contract; maintain a lean organization based on core competencies; develop leadership skills at every level; be open to learning, encourage experimentation, and be innovative; avoid restructuring when it should be regoverning; and ensure connectivity. The authors illustrate each of these principles with fascinating examples taken from actual corporations, such as the ethical dilemma faced by Levi's, whose move overseas brought up the problem of lost American jobs and foreign child labor; the innovative arrangement between insurance company Allmerica Financial and DST Systems, a developer of automated business solutions; and the leadership of executives such as Herb Kelleher of Southwest Airlines, who projects enthusiasm and friendliness to the media, and has his workforce reflect the same image. Readers will find other instructive anecdotes on companies such as Boeing, Texas Instruments, Shell, and Intel. Spiced with pithy quotations from prominent executives and business experts such as Peter Drucker, Edward Filene, Charles Handy, and Sam Walton, plus top people at Johnson & Johnson, Unilever, and other major corporations, this is a sweeping, visionary book that will transform the way business leaders take their companies into the future.

The Routledge Companion to Leadership

By John Storey,Jean Hartley,Jean-Louis Denis,Paul 't Hart,David Ulrich
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Book Code : 1317578244
  • Total of Pages : 618
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 876
  • Pdf File: the-routledge-companion-to-leadership.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Leadership has never been more important – and divisive – than it is today. The idea and discourse of the leader remains a critical factor in organizational and societal performance, but there is evident tension between the persistent focus on the critical importance of individual leaders and the increasing emphasis on collective leadership. The Routledge Companion to Leadership provides a survey of the contentious and dynamic discipline of leadership. This collection covers key themes in the field, including advances in leadership theory, leadership in a range of contexts and geographies, leadership failure, leadership process, and leadership development. Topics range from micro studies to wider political analyses of leadership, taking in unusual but important aspects such as portrayals of leadership in architecture, media, and science fiction. Contributions from 61 internationally renowned authors from 16 countries make available the full range of perspectives, approaches, and insights on the idea of leadership. Providing both a social sciences and a psychological approach, these go beyond common themes to offer diverse perspectives on such topics as emotion and leadership, portrayals of leadership. This volume situates leadership debates and evidence within contemporary leadership crises, while ensuring that the explorations of the issues are of enduring relevance. With wide and critical coverage of the key topics and potent contextualization of themes in current events, The Routledge Companion to Leadership is the ideal resource for graduate study in leadership.

The Business of Higher Education [3 volumes]

By John C. Knapp Ph.D.,David J. Siegel
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Book Code : 0313353514
  • Total of Pages : 909
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 421
  • Pdf File: the-business-of-higher-education-3-volumes.pdf

Book Short Summary:

At a time of great economic uncertainty, The Business of Higher Education looks at the pros and cons of colleges and universities taking a more business-like approach to fulfilling their missions. • Presents 35 essays on topics ranging from academy-industry partnerships to rankings to sports revenues • Includes nearly 50 tables and figures communicating important data and a range of additional illustrations • 44 contributors represent the academic and business perspectives

Leadership for Everyone

By Peter J. Dean
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : McGraw Hill Professional
  • Book Code : 0071788972
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 787
  • Pdf File: leadership-for-everyone.pdf

Book Short Summary:

An innovative framework for enhancing leadership skills in any situation Businesses today have a vital need to create individuals who can positively and progressively fill leadership roles at every level of their organizations. An award-winning leadership practitioner, Peter J. Dean has developed an exclusive method that shows how every interaction and every encounter holds opportunities for leadership. Leadership for Everyone provides the knowledge, tools, and advice to produce "everyday, everywhere" leaders who influence each situation in which they're involved as they reinforce organizational effectiveness and productivity. Managers and development professionals will learn how to move beyond simple employee supervision to develop self-directed teams that share positive ideas and goals while working beyond the status quo. The seven learnable skills in the L.E.A.D.E.R.S. MethodTM are: Listen to Learn Empathize their Emotions Attend to their Aspirations Diagnose the Details Engage with Ethics Respond with Respectfulness Speak with Specificity

Finding Personal Balance

By Will Ellis
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Book Code : 9780595913756
  • Total of Pages : 136
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Members : 627
  • Pdf File: finding-personal-balance.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The world is getting smaller and spinning faster. Bosses, families, and responsibilities constantly demand more. But there's good news: you have a choice in your experience. You can search for-and achieve-fulfillment and peace of mind. The answer is in your mind-set. In Finding Personal Balance, Will Ellis pieces together a brilliant mosaic of leadership lessons, management practices, ancient wisdom, and common sense into "The Choice Cycle." By practicing a few straightforward principles, you'll embrace your freedom to choose your attitude, mind-set, feelings, and thoughts about any situation. By focusing on results, instead of problems, you can change the course of your life. Ellis proffers solutions through stories of others' experiences with life's difficult challenges. He presents a simple process for analyzing yourself and your situations. Whether it's dealing with stress at work, reacting to a hostile driver on your ride home, or coping with an illness or injury, Ellis equips you with tools for change. All of us can be survivors in life and not victims of our circumstances. With élan, Ellis leads you to a new way of thinking. Find your personal balance, and you'll find peace in a world of stress and change.

Preparation and Development of School Leaders in Africa

By Pontso Moorosi,Tony Bush
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 1350081159
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 736
  • Pdf File: preparation-and-development-of-school-leaders-in-africa.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The book is based on African research and reviews on school leadership preparation and development, taking stock of where the field is in this geographical region and what lies ahead. The exclusive focus on sub-Saharan African countries is driven by the desire to foreground African experiences, highlighting gaps and asking critical questions about contextually relevant models of leadership that can drive towards improved educational outcomes for African children. The countries explored include Botswana, Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa and Tanzania. Written by a collective of seasoned researchers with extensive experience in the field and on the continent, this volume is timely, as the field is in need of serious political attention. For these reasons, the book is an important resource for policy-makers, school leaders and other practitioners, students, educators of school leadership preparation programmes as well as researchers in the field on the continent and the diaspora.

Leadership Today

By Joan Marques,Satinder Dhiman
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 3319310364
  • Total of Pages : 419
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 956
  • Pdf File: leadership-today.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This textbook provides a clear understanding of leadership needs in today’s business world, explained within the scope of hard and soft leadership skills. It captures qualities and skills such as spirituality, empathy, moral behavior, mindfulness, empathy, problem solving, self-confidence, ambition, knowledge, global understanding, and information technology. This text explains and provides guidelines for the implementation of each skill and includes examples from contemporary and historical leaders inviting the reader to consider each quality and engage in self-reflection. This book deviates from excessive theoretical descriptions presenting a timely, hands-on approach to leadership. Featuring contributions form academics and professionals from around the world, this text will be of interest to students, researchers, professionals in business and leadership who aspire to lead beyond their immediate environment.

The Sports Leadership Playbook

By Mike Voight
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Book Code : 1476615446
  • Total of Pages : 332
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Members : 827
  • Pdf File: the-sports-leadership-playbook.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Examples of ineffective and even negative leaders are all too abundant in sports. Poor leadership attitudes are a great loss for players, coaches, teams, schools, communities and society as a whole. To become productive leaders, coaches, administrators and parents need guidance and resources. This book reveals what the most revered scholars and icons from business and other leadership fields know about leadership theory, research and practice—and applies the results to the world of sport. This is a book parents, coaches and administrators can use to maximize their own leadership potential as well as teach leadership to those under their charge.

Glass Half-Broken

By Colleen Ammerman,Boris Groysberg
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Harvard Business Press
  • Book Code : 1633695948
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 835
  • Pdf File: glass-half-broken.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Why the gender gap persists and how we can close it. For years women have made up the majority of college-educated workers in the United States. In 2019, the gap between the percentage of women and the percentage of men in the workforce was the smallest on record. But despite these statistics, women remain underrepresented in positions of power and status, with the highest-paying jobs the most gender-imbalanced. Even in fields where the numbers of men and women are roughly equal, or where women actually make up the majority, leadership ranks remain male-dominated. The persistence of these inequalities begs the question: Why haven't we made more progress? In Glass Half-Broken, Colleen Ammerman and Boris Groysberg reveal the pervasive organizational obstacles and managerial actions—limited opportunities for development, lack of role models and sponsors, and bias in hiring, compensation, and promotion—that create gender imbalances. Bringing to light the key findings from the latest research in psychology, sociology, organizational behavior, and economics, Ammerman and Groysberg show that throughout their careers—from entry-level to mid-level to senior-level positions—women get pushed out of the leadership pipeline, each time for different reasons. Presenting organizational and managerial strategies designed to weaken and ultimately break down these barriers, Glass Half-Broken is the authoritative resource that managers and leaders at all levels can use to finally shatter the glass ceiling.

Embracing Amazing

By Deborah Plunkett Lahman,John Lahman
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : The Unapologetic Voice House
  • Book Code : 1955090157
  • Total of Pages : 110
  • Category : Family & Relationships
  • Members : 477
  • Pdf File: embracing-amazing.pdf

Book Short Summary:

“Parenting is hard . . . the reality of parenting is that it is really hard. And let’s be honest, if we’re a parent, we do hard things. Creating a family is much more difficult than others seem to view it.” There is an easy solution for so many things these days. Issues with your car? Buy a new one! Issues with your job? Quit and get a new one! Issues with your phone? Change carriers! Raising a family brings with it issues. Issues that aren’t easily solved like the ones above. Raising a family of five was tough. We had ups and downs like any other family. However there were tools, strategies and lots of communication that enabled us to launch all three of our children into educational entrepreneurs just like us. We wanted to write this book as a way for your family to work through issues, questions and the growth of your children. The biggest lie that parents can believe is that they are all alone in the journey of empowering a family. We don’t want you to believe that so we encourage you to grow through learning, navigate through brokenness, empower resilience and embrace the village. Embracing Amazing highlights the author's fifty years of school counseling experience to help you with all the “HARD” that is coming your way as a parent. John and Deborah Lahman didn’t believe the lie that they were alone and neither should you. This books is a great tool for you regardless of where you are on your parenthood journey.