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The Contrarian s Guide to Leadership

Author : Steven B. Sample
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In this offbeat approach to leadership, college president Steven B. Sample-the man who turned the University of Southern California into one of the most respected and highly rated universities in the country-challenges many conventional teachings on the subject. Here, Sample outlines an iconoclastic style of leadership that flies in the face of current leadership thought, but a style that unquestionably works, nevertheless. Sample urges leaders and aspiring leaders to focus on some key counterintuitive truths. He offers his own down-to-earth, homespun, and often provocative advice on some complex and thoughtful issues. And he provides many practical, if controversial, tactics for successful leadership, suggesting, among other things, that leaders should sometimes compromise their principles, not read everything that comes across their desks, and always put off decisions.

The Contrarian s Guide to Leadership

Author : Steven B. Sample
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The Contrarian s Guide to Leadership

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The Art and Adventure of Leadership

Author : Warren Bennis
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For the first time, a top leadership scholar and a top leadership practitioner explore the true duties, demands, and privileges of leadership. Intellectual sparks flew when Warren Bennis, the “father” of modern leadership studies and Steven B. Sample, one of the most accomplished university presidents in recent history, came together for candid explorations of the forces that shape successful leaders and unsuccessful ones. The Art and Adventure of Leadership, their final collab­oration, reveals the profound insights that the authors gained together over the 16 years in which they co-taught one of the most popular leadership courses in America. Here, each brings his own distinct vantage point as they address the mechanics and mysteries of leadership. The result is a unique examination of the journey of great leaders from momentary setbacks to ultimate success. It offers profound lessons on what determines the difference between failure and redemption for leaders. And it illu­minates important and overlooked dimensions of great leaders ranging from Winston Churchill to Steve Jobs. Together, they explore why: A mature leader must grasp when it’s healthy to risk failure, and when failure can’t be tolerated at any cost Leadership isn’t for everyone and requires a particular set of skills and competencies that are often glossed over in most management literature To succeed in an uncertain and fast-changing world, a shrewd leader must understand which aspects of human society change—and which aspects never change A mature, wise leader must seek a balance between high-minded ideals and the gritty realities and compromises that leaders face in their daily lives Above all, meaningful leadership remains a matter of character With incredible insight, this book examines why George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and other giants were able to recover from failures, learn resilience, and prepare themselves for their moments of destiny. In so doing, it demonstrates and helps cultivate the leadership skills that you need to create your own most meaningful legacy. The Art and Adventure of Leadership is a unique look at lead­ership, and a critical resource for the leaders of tomorrow.

Journey A Traveller s Guide to Leadership

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The Sports Leadership Playbook

Author : Mike Voight
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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.

Community College Journal

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Leading Collaborative Organizations

Author : Tyrus Ross Clayton
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Societies face many challenges that are too complex to be solved by the public, private, and nonprofit sectors each acting alone. These sectors are increasingly working together to address burgeoning healthcare needs, international threats, energy shortages, and much more. Regardless of what sector you work in, this guidebook provides proven strategies to successfully collaborate with a variety of individuals and organizations. You can learn to overcome leadership challenges that go along with collaboration; change your thinking in ways that cultivate success; understand the difference between various types of collaborative organizations; apply experience-based guiding principles on public-private partnerships. This guide offers background on leading different types of organizations and case studies on leaders that have successfully collaborated with others while avoiding common pitfalls. From addressing national health-care needs and building modern sports arenas to bringing bullet trains on line and conserving natural habitats, there are so many goals that can only be met when organizations work together. Private, public, and nonprofit sector leaders and employees need to make the most of their endeavors by learning the lessons and strategies in Leading Collaborative Organizations.

A Contrarian s Guide to Knowing God

Author : Larry Osborne
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An updated edition with two all-new chapters, a new introduction, and a fresh look, this book challenges widely accepted ideas about what it means to know God and offers fresh paths for pursuing genuine spirituality. This practical guide speaks to those who are weary of formulaic faith or who are haunted by nagging doubts about the church, as well as those who find the traditional spiritual disciplines impractical or even agonizing because of their personal wiring. Easy to read but filled with challenging ideas, this book provides a spiritual foundation for pastors and teachers, committed Christians, and anyone interested in discovering God for themselves but wary of predictable paths.

The Ministry of Leadership

Author : Glenn Terrell
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A journey through The Ministry of Leadership: Heart and Theory provides insight into the pillars of effective leadership: respect, purposeful vision, a sense of humor, and the ability to see goodness in others. As a former president of Washington State University, Dr. Terrell recounts the challenges of his term, and explains how creative solutions abated controversy and averted potential crises.

Leadership Practices in California Middle Schools

Author : Laurie B. Goodman
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Developing Multicultural Leaders

Author : F. Muna
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The authors identify three stages of leadership development:early ingredients for success starting from childhood;paths that current and aspiring leaders should follow once they start a career; and what leaders should doexceptionally well to become and remain outstanding in organizations operating in multicultural environments.

Leadership Tips

Author : Gary Young
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Leadership

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 49. Chapters: Strategic Leadership, Fiedler contingency model, Micromanagement, Organizational ethics, Transformational leadership, Tribal Leadership, Robert K. Greenleaf, Manfred F.R. Kets de Vries, Servant leadership, History of Contingency Theories of Leadership, Narcissistic leadership, Isaac Ashkenazi, Ethical leadership, Maintenance actions, Integral leadership, Situational leadership theory, Association of Management Consulting Firms, Meta-leadership, Refugee Women's Network, Path-goal theory, Learning Organizations, Hersey-Blanchard situational theory, Managerial grid model, Jarislowsky Chair in Public Sector Management, Outstanding leadership theory, Consideration and Initiating Structure, The Intangibles of Leadership, System Design and Management, Multi-dimensional model of leadership, Modes of Leadership, European Center for Leadership Development, Macromanagement, Business Educators, Love leadership, Robin Sharma, Derrell Simpson, Vroom-Yetton decision model, The Saint, the Surfer, and the CEO: A Remarkable Story About Living Your Heart's Desires, Transactional leadership, The Contrarian's Guide to Leadership, Vertical dyad linkage theory, Agentic Leadership. Excerpt: Leadership has been described as the "process of social influence in which one person can enlist the aid and support of others in the accomplishment of a common task." Definitions inclusive of nature of leadership have also emerged. Alan Keith of Genentech states that, "Leadership is ultimately about creating a way for people to contribute to making something extraordinary happen." According to Ken "SKC" Ogbonnia, "effective leadership is the ability to successfully integrate and maximize available resources within the internal and external environment for the attainment of organizational or societal goals." Leadership is "organizing a group of people t...

The Little Guide to Your Well read Life

Author : Steve Leveen
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Steve Leveen draws on his own quest for a well-read life to offer book lovers a variety of successful and time-tested strategies for finding time to read and getting more from written materials.

Fundamentals of Organizational Communication

Author : Pamela Shockley-Zalabak
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This text presents the concepts of organizational communication within a unique competency- based approach that incorporates personal knowledge, interpersonal sensitivity, communication skills, and ethical values. Blending theory, analysis, and practice more extensively than any other text on the market, "Fundamentals of Organizational Communication" provides an introduction to major organizational communication issues and theories, as well as an immediate application of the concepts presented. New and Enduring Features A chapter on organizational change and communication has been added, giving the topic the individual attention and focus it needs and allowing for better understanding and discussion among students (Chapter 11). A new section focusing on crisis communication has been added. Since the September 11, 2001 attacks many organizations are looking at their crisis communication plans to be sure that they can handle a crisis requiring major strategic communication efforts. New cases and essays have been added to increase the understanding of theory. The competency-based approach integrates theory with opportunities for critical thinking and skill development. Original cases in each chapter and in the "Putting It All Together" sections give students opportunities to apply theory and concepts to real situations. Additional cases in the Instructor's Manual also can be used for class discussion and testing. A global focus throughout the text assists students in preparing for the changing nature of the workplace. Comprehensive coverage of major issues--including organizational conflict, leadership, values, diversity, technology, and ethical behavior--offers students a thoroughintroduction to the current field of organizational communication. Praise for "Fundamentals of Organizational Communication" "This text is current and uses relevant real-world examples, and as a former business manager and consultant for over twenty years, I found the currency to be lacking in many other books." "Sue Easton, Rollins College" "Personally, I am a great fan of the author and find her articles and scholarly work to be stimulating and leading edge--I found [her text] to be the same way." "Sue Easton, Rollins College"

Exhibitions

Author : Tom Klobe
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“Good exhibition design promotes thought and feeling through the creation of an emotionally charged space—an environment that engulfs visitors, pulls them forward, and draws them into the story and its meaning,” writes Tom Klobe in Exhibitions. Here, Klobe gets at the heart of the power of exhibition design to grip visitors on both an intellectual and emotional level. Exhibitions lays out the basics for achieving such a result: the elements and principles of design, use of space, budgets and resources, lighting and wall labels, and much more. To illustrate the realization of theoretical and interpretive concepts, Klobe provides fifty in-depth, fully illustrated case studies from a variety of exhibits. Not only an easy-to-use textbook for students of all stages in museum training programs, Exhibitions prvoides an essential new resource for veteran museum curators and designers. “Tom Klobe is an artist who creates works of stunning beauty, discerning perception, and deep relevance. His sharp eye for simplicity of design is coupled with a concern for communication with the audience. . . . His exhibit design work often shows us new ways to see and new ways to think.”—Van A. Romans, president, Fort Worth Museum of Science and History

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Harvard Business Review

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The Three Laws of Performance

Author : Steve Zaffron
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A proven system for rallying all of an organizations' employees around a new vision and ideas for making the vision stick When something at work isn't going smoothly, managers struggle with what part of the problem to tackle first. Do they start with cost reduction? Or should they go for process improvements first? The authors—who have helped hundreds of companies and individuals change and improve—say spend time and money adjusting the systems in which people operate, rather than targeting people and their performance directly. The authors show that it's in fact possible to change everything at once—with a focus on making such transformations permanent and repeatable. Brand-new Introduction written for the paperback edition Filled with illustrative examples from Northrup Grumman, BHP-Billiton, Reebok, Harvard Business School, and many others Two experts in the field show how to make major transformations happen The book outlines a process for engaging all employees to buy-in to an improved vision of an organization's new and improved future.