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ESEC 620 - Dr. Densmore - cohort 7: Books about Leadership
Traditional performance appraisal measures are generally one sided and lack the ability to deliver accurate objective feedback. 360 assessments provide a collaborative tool for professional development utilizing superior, peer, subordinate, and self assessments to create a more balanced circle of feedback. Traditionally self ratings have been found to be less correlated than peer and superior ratings with performance measures. In general, peer and superior ratings are more highly correlated than self and peer, or self and superior. By utilizing an objective measure of tacit leadership knowledge, the TKML, we compared self ratings to peer and superior ratings through a factor score. Given this new measure, correlations with superior and peer ratings were improved. However, subordinate ratings were found to be negligible. Self ratings were found to have a stronger correlation with leadership ability than peer or superior ratings and therefore were found to be the most reliable assessment of leadership ability. Additional regressions combining the 360 ratings yielded the strongest correlations with the TKML. Self appraisals should draw on our knowledge of ourselves and the perspectives that others provide for us.
Providing a guide to effective business leadership, three management consultants' important concepts and techniques of leadership, including flexibility, diagnosis, contracts, building skill, confidence, and autonomy in others.
In clear, simple terms Leadership and the One Minute Manager® teaches managers the art of Situational Leadership®--a simple system that refutes the conventional management mandate of treating all employees equally. Here, you'll learn why tailoring management styles to individual employees is so important why knowing when to delegate, support, or direct is critical how to identify the leadership style suited to a particular person and how consistent use of the One Minute techniques will produce better management and enhanced motivation on all levels.
Is your organization high performing? --
The power of vision --
Serving customers at a higher level --
Empowerment is the key --
Situational leadership II : the integrating concept --
Self leadership : the power behind empowerment --
Partnering for performance --
Essential skills for partnering for performance : the one minute manager --
Situational team leadership --
Organizational leadership --
Strategies for managing a change --
Servant leadership --
Determining your leadership point of view.
An introduction to leadership draws on a program developed for an elementary school to show how to apply the principles of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People to help everyone, including young children, identify their individual talents and find ways to use them in everyday life.
Is IQ destiny? Not nearly as much as we think. Daniel Goleman's fascinating and persuasive book argues that our view of human intelligence is far too narrow, ignoring a crucial range of abilities that matter immensely in terms of how we do in life. Drawing on groundbreaking brain and behavioral research, Goleman shows the factors at work when people of high IQ flounder and those of modest IQ do surprisingly well.
Part 1. The power of emotional intelligence. 1. Primal leadership --
2. Resonant leadership --
3. The neuroanatomy of leadership --
4. The leadership repertoire --
5. The dissonant styles : apply with caution --
Part 2. Making leaders. 6. Becoming a resonant leader : the five discoveries --
7. The motivation to change --
8. Metamorphosis : sustaining leadership change --
Part 3. Building emotionally intelligent organizations. 9. The emotional reality of teams --
10. Reality and the ideal vision : giving life to the organization's future --
11. Creating sustainable change --
Explores the nature of human relationships, finding that humans are "wired to connect," and bringing together the latest research in biology and neuroscience to reveal how one's daily encounters shape the brain and affect the body. "Humans have a built-in bias toward empathy, cooperation and altruism, provided we develop the social intelligence to nuture these capabilities in ourselves and others".
"What will it take to bring your organization successfully into the twenty-first century? The world's foremost expert on business leadership distills twenty-five years of experience and wisdom based on lessons he has learned from scores of organizations and businesses to write this visionary guide. The result is a very personal book that is at once inspiring, clear-headed, and filled with important implications for the future."
In this business management fable, one penguin notices something problem that could become a big problem for the whole colony, but the other penguins don't want to listen, so he must convince and enlist the help of others to get something done.
"Our Iceberg is Melting "is a simple fable about doing well in an ever-changing world. Based on the work of Harvard's John Kotter, it is a story that has been used to help many people and organizations.
A collection of wisdom and inspirational offerings, from todays business leaders to those who would be leaders tomorrow. Topics range from the arrival of the era of human capital to creating a context for creativity in the workplace. Examines challenging issues tomorrow's leaders may face.
Mastering the context --
Understanding the basics --
Knowing yourself --
Knowing the world --
Operating on instinct --
Deploying yourself: strike hard, try everything --
Moving through chaos --
Getting people on your side --
Organizations can help - or hinder --
Forging the future.
Psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi's famous investigations of "optimal experience" have revealed that what makes an experience genuinely satisfying is a state of consciousness called flow. During flow, people typically experience deep enjoyment, creativity, and a total involvement with life. In this new edition of his groundbreaking classic work, Csikszentmihalyi demonstrates the ways this positive state can be controlled, not just left to chance. Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience teaches how, by ordering the information that enters our consciousness, we can discover true happiness and greatly improve the quality of our lives.
This book is about what makes life worth living. The creative excitement of the artist at her easel or the scientist in the lab comes as close to the ideal fulfillment as we all hope to, and so rarely do. Professor Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi interviewed more than ninety of possibly the most interesting people in the world - people like actor Ed Asner, authors Robertson Davies and Nadine Gordimer, scientists Jonas Salk and Linus Pauling, and Senator Eugene McCarthy - who have changed the way people in their fields think and work to find out how creativity has been a force in their lives.
In his bestselling book Flow, Professor Csikszentmihalyi explored states of "optimal experience" - those times when people report feelings of concentration and deep enjoyment - and showed that what makes experience genuinely satisfying is a state of consciousness called "flow." Here Professor Csikszentmihalyi builds on his flow theory, profiling individuals who have found ways to make flow a permanent feature of their lives and at the same time have contributed to society and culture. This book is not so much about the everyday "creativity" that we all experience but the kind of creativity of artists, scientists, and others that can transform our culture and the way we look at the world. By studying the creative lives of exceptional people, Professor Csikszentmihalyi shows us how we can all enhance our everyday lives. His goal is to help us better understand a way of being that is more satisfying and more fulfilling.
What's holding you back? Your hard work is paying off, you are doing well--but there is something standing between you and the next level of achievement. Perhaps one small flaw--a behavior you barely even recognize--is the only thing that's keeping you from where you want to be. Here, executive coach Goldsmith discusses not only the key beliefs of successful leaders, but also the behaviors that hold them back. He addresses the fundamental problems that often come with success, and offers ways to attack them. He outlines twenty habits commonly found in the corporate environment and provides a systematic approach to helping you achieve a positive change in behavior.--From publisher description.
"The Organization of the Future 2 is filled with wisdom and insight on the most important issues facing all organizations. Each of the book's twenty-six essays celebrate the wisdom of some of the most recognized thought leaders of our day. These experts share their unique vision of what the organization of the future should look like and what organizational leaders must do to survive in the tumultuous twenty-first century."
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.
During his forty-year career at General Electric, Welch led the company to year-after-year success around the globe, in multiple markets, against brutal competition. His honest, be-the-best style of management became the gold standard in business, with his relentless focus on people, teamwork, and profits. Since Welch retired in 2001 as chairman and CEO of General Electric, he has traveled the world, speaking and answering questions. Now, he has written both a philosophical and pragmatic book, which lays out his answers. He begins with his business philosophy, exploring the importance of values, candor, differentiation, and voice and dignity for all. The core of the book looks inside the company, from leadership to picking winners to making change happen; outside, at the competition; and at managing your career--from finding the right job to achieving work-life balance.
When it was initially written in 1987, few could have predicted that The Leadership Challenge would become one of the best-selling leadership books of all time. Now, faced with the new challenges of our unpredictable global business environment, Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner--two of the country's premier leadership experts--have completely revised and updated their classic book. Building on the knowledge base of their previous books, the third edition of The Leadership Challenge is grounded in extensive research and based on interviews with all kinds of leaders at all levels in public and private organizations from around the world. In this edition, the authors emphasize that the fundamentals of leadership are the same today as they were in the 1980s, and as they've probably been for centuries. In that sense, nothing's new. Leadership is not a fad. While the content of leadership has not changed, the context has-and in some cases, changed dramatically
"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."