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Leadership Beyond Reason

by John Townsend

A human behavior expert reveals that what leaders know about themselves is more important than their leadership skills and job knowledge. Who we are on the inside can determine leadership success more than what we do or what we know. In Leadership Beyond Reason, Dr. Townsend explores the critical role of the leader's internal world, the world of passion, emotions, intuition, creativity, values, self-awareness, conscience, and spiritual life. Unveiling links between personal and organizational success or failure and the contents of a leader's "heart," the author shows that leaders excel not just through skill and smarts but by connecting with others using competencies, like curiosity, attention, reality assessment, distortion detecting, relationship building, ownership, and living with ambiguity. This is the leadership book only a world-respected psychologist could have written, and it is revolutionary in its insight.

The Leadership Challenge Workbook

by James M. Kouzes

The new edition of the classic change leader's workbookA blend of leadership development, project management, and execution, this perfect companion to the bestselling The Leadership Challenge has been refreshed in time for the 25th Anniversary of this trusted leadership development program. Updated with a new global perspective and new research, it is the ultimate change leader's workbook. Based on Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner's classic book The Leadership Challenge, this workbook is a hands-on guide for improving your ability to put into action the Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership® model and become a leader who Models the Way, Inspires a Shared Vision, Challenges the Process, Enables Others to Act, and Encourages the Heart.Significantly updated, with a new global focusFeatures the latest research and refer to new case studies, including international examplesCan be used as a project-planning, change-creating, and personal-best-making toolMore relevant and effective than ever the Third Edition of The Leadership Challenge Workbook will help leaders in every organization improve their ability to communicate a vision, strengthen co-worker commitment, build trust among fellow employees, maintain employee satisfaction, and much more.

The Leadership Experience, Sixth Edition

by Patricia G. Lane Richard L. Daft

Acclaimed author Richard Daft helps you explore the latest thinking in leadership theory and contemporary practices at work within organizations throughout the world. You will examine emerging topics, including enhancement of emotional intelligence, leadership vision and courage, leadership of virtual teams, and open innovation, and will connect those topics to recent world events such as ethical scandals and political turmoil. Packed with memorable examples and unique insights into actual leadership decisions, this full-color text includes crisp, clear visuals to reinforce the book's engaging presentation. This edition's proven applications, specifically designed for today's leadership theory and applications course, and a solid foundation grounded in established scholarly research make the topic of leadership come alive.

Leadership for a Better World

by Susan R. Komives Wendy Wagner

The Social Change Model of Leadership Development particularly appeals to undergraduate students because it's an approach to leadership development that views leadership as a purposeful, collaborative, values-based process that uses multiple perspectives to enact positive social change. This accessible textbook engages the reader in understanding the nature of social change and the dimensions of leadership that help one become an effective change agent. It includes case studies, reflection questions, and learning activities to help facilitate engagement with the model. Written and edited by some of the country's most recognized and active scholars and educators in student leadership, the book has been field-tested by leadership faculty.

Leadership For Dummies

by John Marrin

Do you find yourself being asked to lead others but have no idea where to start? Do you lead a team spread across different offices or even continents? In this no-nonsense guide to leadership you will find answers to crucial questions like: what is leadership? And what style of leadership should I be using? You'll discover how to lead your friends whilst remaining their friend; how to lead change in a way that people accept and understand; when and where to draw the line; and how to reflect on your experiences to become a better and more effective leader. Only a lucky few of us are natural born leaders. It takes time and effort to develop a range of leadership styles which work for you and those around you as well as discovering how to become comfortable leading others. Leadership can be a lonely occupation; Leadership For Dummies is your ideal companion. John Marrin explores the fine line between managing and leading and the book is full of tips for making the most of your leadership experiences and how to cope with the dilemmas and discomfort all leaders at some point experience.

The Leadership Game

by Tom Mullins

Whether you are coaching football, running a business, leading a charitable organization, or organizing a ministry team, the first step to success is in building a winning team. Author Tom Mullins, a winning college football coach himself, sought input from eight national champion football coaches for their approaches in building balanced and cohesive teams. Their responses are the Key Principles shared in The Leadership Game. Coaches Osborne, McCartney, Stallings, Fulmer, Stoops, Bowden, Coker, and Spurrier share insights, anecdotes, and real-life experiences here. Having won 11 of the last 13 national championships collectively, these coaches have what it takes to equip any leader to strategically build a successful team.

The Leadership Genius of Julius Caesar: Modern Lessons from the Man Who Built an Empire

by Phillip Barlag

The Leadership Genius of Julius CaesarModern Lessons from the Man Who Built an Empire"Brilliantly crafted to draw leadership lessons from history, this is one of the finest leadership books I have read."--Doris Kearns Goodwin, bestselling author of Team of Rivals and The Bully PulpitLeaders are always trying to get better, which is why there is an enormous and growing collection of literature offering the latest leadership paradigm or process. But sometimes the best way to move forward is to look back. Philip Barlag shows us that Julius Caesar is one of the most compelling leaders of the past to study--a man whose approach was surprisingly modern and extraordinarily effective. History is littered with leaders hopelessly out of touch with their people and ruthlessly pursuing their own ambitions or hedonistic whims. But Caesar, who rose from impoverished beginnings, proved by his words and deeds that he never saw himself as being above the average Roman citizen. And he had an amazing ability to generate loyalty, to turn enemies into allies and allies into devoted followers. Barlag uses dramatic and colorful incidents from Caesar's career--being held hostage by pirates, charging headlong alone into enemy lines, pardoning people he knew wanted him dead--to illustrate what Caesar can teach leaders today. Central to Barlag's argument is the distinction between force and power. Caesar avoided using brute force on his followers, understanding that fear never generates genuine loyalty. He exercised a power deeply rooted in his demonstrated personal integrity and his intuitive understanding of people's deepest needs and motivations. His supporters followed him because they wanted to, not because they were compelled to. Over 2,000 years after Caesar's death, this is still the kind of loyalty every leader wants to inspire. Barlag shows how anyone can learn to lead like Caesar.

Leadership Gold

by John C. Maxwell

Smart leaders learn from their own mistakes. Smarter ones learn from others' mistakes--and successes. John C. Maxwell wants to help you become the smartest leader you can be by sharing Leadership Gold with you. After nearly forty years of leading, Maxwell has mined the gold so you don't have to. Each gold nugget is contained in one of twenty- six chapters designed to be a six-month mentorship from the international leadership expert. Each chapter contains detailed application exercises and a "Mentoring Moment" for leaders who desire to mentor others using the book. Gaining leadership insight is a lot like mining for gold. You don't set out to look for the dirt. You look for the nuggets. You'll find them here.

The Leadership Handbook

by John C. Maxwell

New York Times best-selling author and leadership expert John Maxwell offers practical insight into learning how to lead the person who matters most--yourself. The path to leadership begins with a question only few of us ask: How do I lead myself? John Maxwell presents twenty-six insights, not just for those who aspire to positions of leadership but also for veteran leaders who aim to build and improve upon the steps that led them to the front of the line.Sound leadership will impact any endeavor, but sound leaders are prepared for risk--and importantly, failure--just as they point the way toward achievement. With application exercises and a "Mentoring Moment" to accompany each chapter, The Leadership Handbook presents a road map for a path many may cross but few choose to follow. "A leader," counsels Maxwell, "never has to recover from a good start."

Leadership: Helping Others To Succeed

by Vickie Gordon Denise Brouillette Tom Bay Bernard Curtis Madelon Miles Curt Dombecky Michael K. Takagawa Dian J. Harrison Robert L. Nibbs Patricia Schroeder Ray Perry David W. Earle Brett Miles Stephan Kraus George J. Mitchell

What are you doing to help the others on your team lead as effectively as you are? True leaders lead by helping others to succeed. Learn how in this dynamic, exciting book that features outstanding speakers, leaders, and authors who explain how they help others and why they think helping others is a critical element to their own growth as leaders. If you want to succeed in leading others, you realize that helping them succeed is the key to your own success. A leader's ability to spark the imagination and passion of others and enable everyone to make a difference in the change effort is even more critical today to success than expertise. Gone are the days when achieving your individual objectives means success. Few companies do a good job of developing people. Coaching and helping others develop requires skill and time. It also requires caring and a commitment to help others stretch to achieve their goals. Learn how the leaders in this book encourage others to open up so that ideas and information can begin to flow freely. You will miss a great opportunity if you don't use this valuable resource to help you make coaching and developing others one of your leadership strengths.

Leadership in Leisure Services: Making a Difference (Third Edition)

by Debra J. Jordan

Leadership is a process and an experience that impacts all of us in our roles as leaders and as followers. This text presents leadership as a personal journey that takes conscious effort to undertake and develop. Leadership is one of the keystones of successful parks, recreation and leisure services agencies, organizations and programs. How we deal with people,how we interact with fellow staff supervisors, participants, and the general public all make an incredible statement about who we are and what our profession is about. This book is designed to help students of leadership begin, or renew, their personal journey toward leadership.

Leadership Jesus Style: The Master and His Mission

by Mark Ashton

The Reality Check series makes just one assumption: that you’re serious enough about your spiritual journey to investigate Christianity with an open mind. This isn’t about joining anyone’s religious club—it’s about being real with yourself and with the others in your group. Since no one has all the answers, there’s plenty of room for discussion. After all, if there is any truth to the Bible’s stories about Jesus, then one thing he’d welcome are questions and opinions that come from honest, earnest hearts. Whether you’re leading a corporation, a sports team, your family, or simply your own pursuits, issues such as mission, character, vision casting, and team building are critical to your success. Wouldn’t it be great to take lessons from a master leader? Here’s your opportunity. Nobody in history has surpassed Jesus of Nazareth in either methods or results. Find out his leadership secrets. They’re guaranteed to make you a better leader. Leadership Jesus Style includes these sessions: Upside-Down Leadership What’s Your Mission? Casting a Vision The Master Strategist Building a Team When Others Fail For the Group Leader Reality Check is for spiritual seekers of every persuasion. Uncompromisingly Christian in its perspective, it steers wide of pat answers and aims at honesty. This innovative and thought-provoking series will challenge you and those in your group to connect heart to heart as together you explore the interface between Jesus, the Bible, and the realities of this world in which we live.

Leadership, Management and Team Working in Nursing

by Peter Ellis Dr Shirley Bach

Transforming Nursing Practice is a series tailor made for pre-registration student nurses. Each book in the series is: · Affordable · Mapped to the NMC Standards and Essential Skills Clusters · Focused on applying theory to practice · Full of active learning features 'The set of books is an excellent resource for students. The series is small, easily portable and valuable. I use the whole set on a regular basis.' Fiona Davies, Senior Nurse Lecturer, University of Derby Whatever stage you are at in your nursing career leadership, management and team working skills will be central to your role as a modern nurse. The book has been carefully crafted to equip you with these skills helping you to understand why leadership and management is so important, how it fits in with your daily practice and what the key theory and knowledge is. It will be a valuable resource for all three years of the nursing degree and a tool to help you grow into a nurse leader of the future. Key features: · Written with the needs of student nurses firmly in mind with activities and case studies that bring theory to life · Linked to the latest NMC Standards and Essential Skills Clusters for pre-registration nursing education · Provides practical guidance on the immediate challenges that the new nurse will face About the Authors Peter Ellis is Nursing Director at Hospice in the Weald, Pembury, Kent. Shirley Bach is Head of the School of Health Sciences at the University of Brighton.

Leadership Mastery

by Dale Carnegie Training

In a world becoming more and more virtual, human relations skills are being lost -- along with the skill of leadership. And yet never before have these abilities been more valuable or sought after. What's needed is a new type of leader -- one who can inspire and motivate others while adhering to timeless leadership principles such as flexibility, adaptability, trustworthiness, and distribution of power. With Leadership Mastery, you will identify your strengths and adopt effective strategies to: Gain the respect and admiration of others using little-known secrets of America's most successful leaders Get family, friends, and coworkers to do what you ask because they want to, not because they have to Respond effectively in a crisis Make powerful decisions and follow through on them using Carnegie's action formula Incorporating interviews with top leaders in business, entertainment, sports, and academia, Leadership Mastery stands next to the classic How to Win Friends and Influence People.

Leadership Mastery

by Dale Carnegie

In a world quickly becoming more virtual, human relations skills are being lost -- along with the skill of leadership. There is a vacuum of leadership in many of our major institutions: government, education, business, religion, the arts. This crisis has arisen in part because many of those institutions have been reinvented with the technological revolution we are experiencing. Scientific progress in general, and technological progress in particular, has been seen as a solution to many of our problems, and technology can distribute the answers to those problems far more quickly and efficiently across the globe. But in the midst of this technological boom, people are becoming isolated from each other. What's needed is a new type of leader -- one who can inspire and motivate others in the new virtual world while never losing sight of the timeless leadership principles. In this book, readers can learn all the secrets of leadership mastery: * Gain the respect and admiration of others using little-known secrets of the most successful leaders. * Get family, friends, and co-workers to do what you ask because they want to do it, not because they have to. * Respond effectively when under crisis using proven techniques for thinking clearly and reducing anxiety under pressure. A valuable tool that stands next to the classic How to Win Friends and Influence People, Leadership Mastery offers a proven formula for success.

Leadership: Personal Development and Career Success (3rd edition)

by Cliff Ricketts John C. Ricketts

This book is intended to serve as an instrument to help students become more successful in life and the workplace. To attain professional and personal success, it guides students to learn and enhance personal development and communication skills; by helping students select a job, get a job, and attain career success; and by helping students attain any desired leadership positions, in both their careers and their communities.

Leadership Presence

by Belle Linda Halpern Kathy Lubar

BRING THE TECHNIQUES OF THE STAGE TO THE BOARDROOM. For more than a decade, Belle Linda Halpern and Kathy Lubar have applied the lessons and expertise they have learned as performing artists to the work of their company, The Ariel Group. Halpern and Lubar have helped tens of thousands of executives at major companies around the country and the globe, including General Electric, Mobil Oil, Capital One, and Deloitte. In Leadership Presence, they make their time-tested strategies available to everyone, from high-profile CEOs to young professionals seeking promotion. Their practical, proven approach will enable you to develop the skills necessary to inspire confidence, command respect, build credibility, and motivate others. Halpern and Lubar teach you: * How to handle tough situations with heightened confidence and flexibility * How to build your relationships to enhance collaboration and business development * How to express yourself dramatically and motivate others * How to integrate your personal values into communication to inspire others and become a more effective leader Learning the skills of the true performance experts, readers will understand why Leadership Presence is the key to dynamic and authentic leadership.From the Trade Paperback edition.

Leadership Presence

by Kathy Lubar Belle Linda Halpern

BRING THE TECHNIQUES OF THE STAGE TO THE BOARDROOM. For more than a decade, Belle Linda Halpern and Kathy Lubar have applied the lessons and expertise they have learned as performing artists to the work of their company, The Ariel Group. Halpern and Lubar have helped tens of thousands of executives at major companies around the country and the globe, including General Electric, Mobil Oil, Capital One, and Deloitte. In Leadership Presence, they make their time-tested strategies available to everyone, from high-profile CEOs to young professionals seeking promotion. Their practical, proven approach will enable you to develop the skills necessary to inspire confidence, command respect, build credibility, and motivate others. Halpern and Lubar teach you: * How to handle tough situations with heightened confidence and flexibility * How to build your relationships to enhance collaboration and business development * How to express yourself dramatically and motivate others * How to integrate your personal values into communication to inspire others and become a more effective leader Learning the skills of the true performance experts, readers will understand why Leadership Presence is the key to dynamic and authentic leadership. BACKCOVER: ?As a leader, you are always in the spotlight. Leadership Presence teaches how to be masterful under that bright light...connecting more profoundly to those you lead and to yourself. A thought-provoking and highly practical guide to realizing your leadership potential.? Jay Conger Professor, London Business School Author, Building Leaders ?Based on years teaching senior executives at the Columbia Business School I can say that the ideas in this book are easy to apply and make a dramatic difference in leadership effectiveness. Infused with the magic of theater and illustrated with compelling stories, Leadership Presence is a fantastic resource for executives and executive educators!? Professor Michael J. Fenlon, Associate Dean for Executive MBA Programs, Columbia Business School "In Leadership Presence, Halpern and Lubar reveal what great leaders have always known: that the secret to having a commanding presence isn't about personal power, but about empowering others. Its inspiring stories will speak to anyone who interacts with others. It will be especially useful for experienced leaders who feel they aren't coming across as powerfully as they'd like." Kenneth H. Blanchard, Co-author of The One Minute Manager and Full Steam Ahead! "The foundation of success in business (and in life) is the ability to authentically engage and connect with others. Using the profession of acting as the perfect metaphor, this book is a masterful guide for achieving true leadership success. I loved the mix of personal stories from clients and well-known actors and found Leadership Presence to be a powerful teaching tool. This book isn't just for business leaders, it's for anyone who wants to bring more passion, empathy and presence to all their relationships. I highly recommend it!" Cheryl Richardson, author of Take Time for Your Life and Stand Up for Your Life ?The ability to inspire and move others is difficult to define, yet impossible to ignore. Leadership Presence unlocks the secrets of one of the most decisive and powerful aspects of human communication. If you want to better understand and develop leadership presence in yourself and others, read this book. Like its subject, this book is compelling ? and impossible to ignore.? James E. Copeland, Jr., Former Chief Executive Officer, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu ?Finally there is a book where the insights of theatre, transformation and organizational learning have been brought together. Leaders of organizations have much to learn from those who have spent their lives understand...

Leadership Risk: A Guide for Private Equity and Strategic Investors

by David Cooper

This book is a practical guide for private equity investors. It sets out a framework for understanding, assessing and managing the risks associated with senior management during the due diligence process of an acquisition. This provides an essential input into the wider due diligence review and a sound basis for managing the investment after the deal has been done so as to maximise the chances of a successful exit. The book comes at a time of significant growth in the field of private equity. In the UK over 3 million people (around 18% of all private sector employees) now work for private equity backed companies. It is estimated that European funds currently have somewhere between #200 and #300 billion to invest over the next few years. In the US, the whole issue of private equity due diligence is much more advanced but it is still likely that due diligence will remain a significant issue for private equity investors for the foreseeable future.

Leadership Team Coaching: Developing Collective Transformational Leadership

by Peter Hawkins

Organizations are most effective when the teams responsible for their success function to the best of their ability. When the relationships within the team work well and all members have a clear focus, the team is able to achieve goals more easily. Leadership Team Coaching is a roadmap for those who have the responsibility of developing a leadership team. It provides a thorough explanation of the key elements of team coaching and is filled with practical tools and techniques to facilitate optimum performance across virtual teams, international teams, executive boards and other teams. The fully updated 3rd edition of Leadership Team Coaching brings together the latest research in leadership teams and team coaching along with numerous examples to illustrate how to develop people from disparate groups into a high-performing team. With new international case studies throughout as well as a new chapter on systemic coaching, the book covers the five disciplines of team performance, how to select team members, how the relationship of the coach and the team develops through stages, how CEOs can foster effective teams with shared leadership, how to choose the best team coach and more to facilitate effective leadership teams.

Leadership Theory: Cultivating Critical Perspectives

by John P. Dugan

An interdisciplinary survey text on leadership theory grounded using critical perspectives Leadership Theory is designed specifically for use in undergraduate or graduate classrooms providing a comprehensive overview of essential theories informing the leadership studies knowledgebase. The text infuses critical perspectives in a developmental manner that guides readers through increasingly complex ways in which theory can be deconstructed and reconstructed to enhance practice and advance social justice. The book uses compelling examples, critically reflective questions, and multiple approaches to concept illustration to cultivate readers' abilities to engage as critical learners. At the heart of this are powerful counter-narratives offering a range of insights on the challenges and rewards of leadership. Narratives represent accomplished leaders from across a broad range of fields including Eboo Patel, Mary Morten, Felice Gorordo, and more. The facilitator's guide and instructor's website supplement this with case studies, sample syllabi, structured dialogues, and learning activities tied to each chapter. Leadership texts tend to limit application of theory to a singular disciplinary context, omit important ways in which research evolves the understanding of theory, and/or lack critical evaluation of theories which diminishes the ability to translate theory to practice. This book provides a much-needed solution to these issues. Learn the nature, origin, and evolution of specific theories Understand and apply leadership theories using critical perspectives Consider the influences of ethics and justice, social location, and globalization The rapid expansion of leadership programs has thrown the dearth of suitable primary texts into sharp relief. Instructors forced to cobble together course materials from multiple piecemeal sources will find their much-needed solution in Leadership Theory.

Leadership Tips: 52 Weeks to Business and Personal Success

by Mary Ann Masur

From back cover: "This weekly journal shares everyday experiences that provide inspiration for living a bold and successful life. The tips focus on leadership, communication, customer service, business growth, life balance, and being proactive. through interactive exercises with each tip, you'll create a customized tool based on your own unique experiences."

Leadership Transitions: The Watkins Collection

by Michael D. Watkins

This Harvard Business Review collection features the best in leadership transitions from celebrated author and advisor Michael D. Watkins. Watkins, who has worked for decades guiding senior leaders into new roles to help them and their organizations succeed, is the author of the international bestseller The First 90 Days. With more than 400,000 copies sold worldwide and published in more than 25 languages, the book has become the standard reference for leaders in transition.In addition to the full digital edition (ebook) of The First 90 Days, this collection includes digital editions of Watkins' other popular works: Your Next Move, which guides professionals through the most common career transitions; Shaping the Game, on how to lead effective negotiations; and his 2012 Harvard Business Review article, "How Managers Become Leaders."Watkins, whose ideas have guided some of the world's best leaders through successful transitions, is the chairman of leadership development consultancy Genesis Advisers. Drawing on the perfect combination of research and hands-on experience, he has spent the last two decades working with leaders-both corporate and public-as they transition to new roles, negotiate the future of their organizations, and craft their legacy as leaders. He was previously a professor at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard, Harvard Business School, INSEAD in France, and IMD in Switzerland.

The Leadership Wisdom of Jesus: Practical Lessons for Today

by Charles C. Manz

NEW EDITION, REVISED AND UPDATED In this new edition of the bestselling classic, Charles Manz doesn’t look to Jesus’s teachings to support preconceived theories of how a manager should lead but approaches the New Testament with an open mind to see what insights it reveals for today’s business world. What he finds are powerful lessons that will inspire you—no matter what your religious background—to maintain integrity, live on a higher plane, and ultimately achieve your personal and professional goals. The third edition is updated throughout and includes several new examples and a self-assessment chapter designed to encourage self-examination and personal reflection. Remarkably contemporary and welcoming to all readers, this book will challenge you to evaluate your own leadership style and to consider time-tested spiritual wisdom that can make you more enlightened and more effective.

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