"A Life Worth Living brings together the latest historical, philosophical, and empirical perspectives on what matters for personal happiness and well-being and demonstrates that subjective experience can be studied scientifically and measured accurately."-
A guide that explains how we, as leaders, can help everyone cope with change and in turn ensure our organization's long-term survival. It includes models, advice and exercises for understanding and enabling personal and organizational change.
Personalized learning is now widely regarded as a realistic and effective response to the diverse and fast-changing nature of life and work in the 21st century. Coaching has emerged as the key tool in personalized learning - and has been widely adopted as a strategy for enhancing life and improving work effectiveness in both schools and businesses. This is a practical and topical guide designed to help teachers and support staff in schools maximize the benefits of coaching for learning. Jacquie Turnbull, an acknowledged expert in coaching, shows how coaching can transform the learning process.
This book provides readers with the skills they need for practical advice and strategies for ensuring success, even in the face of shifting organizational priorities, constantly evolving expectations, and leadership turnover.
This series of guidebooks draws on the practical knowledge that the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL ® ) has generated, since its inception in 1970, through its research and educational activity conducted in partnership with hundreds of thousands of managers and executives. Much of this knowledge is shared— in a way that is distinct
This book is about workforce modernization and cultural change. In the last few years, remodeling has been taking place in UK schools and in local authorities, children's centers, and locally based agencies and services that support young people. Some of these organizations have worked through the remodeling process but others need to and would benefit from doing so. The book will be of benefit to all as its primary focus is on sustainable change rather than simply getting started. Work has recently begun on remodeling in the Further Education sector.
Development involves change, but many development initiatives produce unimpressive results. The authors ask why and consider how to close the gap between the intended change and what we actually see in the evidence. This paper presents the findings of a study, initiated by the multi-donor Global Leadership Initiative and led by the World Bank Institute, to examine leadership in the change processes of fourteen capacity development interventions in eight developing countries, through 140 in-depth structured interviews. It explores what it takes to make change happen and in particular, the role leadership plays in effecting change. The authors propose that leadership contributes to change when it builds "change space" by fostering acceptance for change, granting authority for change, introducing or freeing the abilities necessary to achieve change.
Thorp and Goldstein make the case for the pivotal role of research universities as agents of societal change. They argue that universities must use their vast intellectual and financial resources to confront global challenges such as climate change, extreme poverty, childhood diseases, and an impending worldwide shortage of clean water. They provide not only an urgent call to action but also a practical guide for our nation's leading institutions to make the most of the opportunities available to be major players in solving the world's biggest problems
This book describes a journey of discovery from transformation to transformaCtion that extends and enhances the life of the organization. The journey occurs on the seas of anxiety and passion, which threaten to sweep an organization towards either paralysis and depression or a hyperlife of perpetual hysterical motion. On this journey, the consultant serves as the chief advisory navigator, helping to guide the ship to circumvent the dangerous rocks as the organization zigs and zags though the waters.
Argues that leadership, management and organizational development are parts of the same process; enhancing the capacity of organizations, whatever their size, and the people within them to achieve their purpose. This text is suitable for senior managers and those who develop them and for the management students aspiring to become the leaders.
Examines how Martin Heidegger conceives and carries out the task of educating human beings in a life determined by philosophic questioning. This study of the aims, necessity, character, method and limits of Heidegger's philosophic pedagogy opens up the political implications of Heidegger's thought as he himself understood them.
Discover what some of the most successful minds in business and finance have to say In the fully revised Second Edition of Jack Welch Speaks, Lowe presents-in Jack Welch's own words-the insights, visions, and philosophies that have guided Welch throughout his extraordinary career at GE and his post-GE life.
Takes a look at how companies ought to be managed. This book argues that managers need to focus on how corporate decisions affect the firm's cash. It suggests that companies that follow their paradigm are more likely to survive tumultuous times, provide higher returns to their investors, and have a conducive work environment.
Students want to be trusted and challenged, even when it looks like they don't! Leadership gives them a sense that they have something to offer, and that their experiences can be useful and helpful to others. Even the most disruptive, difficult student is showing leadership qualities - it's just not in the right direction, yet. This book demonstrates that students have positive leadership abilities, and they can be taught how to use these abilities and then to teach others. Just as important, if not more so, these students make a difference in the classroom, in their school and in their local community.
Lina Svedin takes an interdisciplinary approach to present a systematic examination of organizational cooperation in crises. Bringing together three distinct research traditions on cooperation, the author draws on these traditions to examine how their variables fare empirically when applied to a wide set of cases and decision situations.
Provides a hands-on resource for creating and implementing effective policies and programs for developing expert school leaders. Written by acclaimed author and educator Linda Darling-Hammond and experts Debra Meyerson, Michelle LaPointe, and Margaret Terry Orr, this important book examines the characteristics of successful educational leadership programs and offers concrete recommendations to improve programs nationwide.
Public managers not only have to function as leaders within their agencies, they must also establish and coordinate multi-organizational networks of other public agencies, private contractors, and the public. This book addresses the issues that affect government managers worldwide.
For every leader there are dozens of followers working closely with them. This book speaks to those followers and gives them the insights and tools for being effective partners with their leaders. It is suitable when confronted with the challenges of supporting and, at times, correcting a dynamic leader.
A guide to key issues facing board directors and senior business decision-makers. It explains the laws which affect the way every director does their job, including a review of 2009's landmark Walker Review into corporate governance.
Just as individual strengths are based on who we are as people, gender-based strengths for women are essential assets of the female brand. Out of this provocative and challenging assertion, The Female Brand delivers the very latest in gender research into the female brain to debunk the notion that women have to play the "male" game to win in the workplace. With strategies taken from the best of Madison Avenue, branding guru Catherine Kaputa lays out proven techniques to help women across the business landscape leverage their female edge, including honing their empathy and intuition.
This revised collection of tools for building and developing teams, is representative of the very best methods, learning activities and assessments featured in the more than 30 years the annuals have been in print.
To have the future we all want, women must play a more robust role in setting priorities and allocating resources. This title presents argument, research, and tactical guidance to help readers wedge the door open and bring more women through and up. It helps readers get started on a win-win women-led strategy to bring about the leadership balance.