Everyone Leads

Author: Paul Schmitz
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118120744
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Praise for Everyone Leads "If America is going to continue to thrive in the twenty-first century, we must strengthen our sense of community. In Everyone Leads, Schmitz lays out the challenges for those of us who have a passion to make a difference and, more important, the strategies to spark lasting change from the grassroots up. His unique perspective and experience make this a must-read for community activists."—Geoffrey Canada, president and CEO, Harlem Children's Zone "This moment in history demands that we stop waiting for others—especially others living in Washington, D.C.—to solve the problems and right the wrongs of our times. Now, more than ever, we must mine the most underutilized resource available to us: We the People. Everyone Leads shows us how."—Arianna Huffington, president and executive editor, Huffington Post Media Group "Social change has always come from the leadership of the many, not the few. Everyone Leads shows us how we can all step up and contribute to social change."—Tavis Smiley, author, broadcaster, philanthropist "Every nonprofit can learn from Public Allies' example that the leadership we need to solve problems exists within our communities. Everyone Leads is a guide to inclusion, collaboration, and community building that will inspire readers to see leadership and opportunity in places we don't usually look."—Sterling Speirn, CEO, W.K. Kellogg Foundation "Schmitz has produced the road map we need for this 'all hands on deck' moment when we need a new spirit of collaborative leadership and action to face the problems of our day. Reading this book, we are not surprised that Michelle Obama learned from Public Allies how to build leaders and build communities."—Harris Wofford, former United States Senator, and CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service under President Bill Clinton Register at www.josseybass.com/emailfor more information on our publications, authors, and to receive special offers.

Religious Leadership

Author: Sharon Henderson Callahan
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412999081
Size: 42.39 MB
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This 2-volume set within The SAGE Reference Series on Leadership tackles issues relevant to leadership in the realm of religion. It explores such themes as the contexts in which religious leaders move, leadership in communities of faith, leadership as taught in theological education and training, religious leadership impacting social change and social justice, and more. Topics are examined from multiple perspectives, traditions, and faiths. Features & Benefits: By focusing on key topics with 100 brief chapters, we provide students with more depth than typically found in encyclopedia entries but with less jargon or density than the typical journal article or research handbook chapter. Signed chapters are written in language and style that is broadly accessible. Each chapter is followed by a brief bibliography and further readings to guide students to sources for more in-depth exploration in their research journeys. A detailed index, cross-references between chapters, and an online version enhance accessibility for today’s student audience.

Leading From The Roots

Author: Dr. Kathleen E. Allen
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
ISBN: 1683508505
Size: 21.40 MB
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Can we design organizations in a way that creates a space where employees, the organization, and the larger community all thrive? And if so, where can we go for inspiration to help us achieve this goal? In a time of volatile and complex uncertainty, it is time to learn the lessons that nature has compiled from 3.8 billion years of research and development. Nature is an interdependent, dynamic and living system – just like today’s organizations and communities. Kathleen Allen uses nature as a model, mentor, and muse to rethink how leadership is practiced today. Leading from the Roots takes nature as a source of inspiration to help organizations see a new way of leading and designing workplace structure, applying the generous framework found in mature ecologies to human organizations. Kathleen Allen helps shift assumptions, practices, structures, and processes of organizations to become more resilient and nourishing for all, and, along the way, design the way out of workplace dysfunction and drama. “Leading from the Roots provides a powerful new way of thinking about organizations as living systems and delivers practical leadership frameworks for individuals to learn how to unleash the energy and create innovative, effective teams. -Anne Boneparte, CEO Appthority This book is a must read for organizational leaders who are not only committed to their mission, but equally to creating a workplace that attracts and retains the brightest and the best professionals fully enabled to meet that mission. -Caryl Stern, President & CEO UNICEF USA

Introduction To Health Care Services Foundations And Challenges

Author: Bernard J. Healey
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118450140
Size: 25.33 MB
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A comprehensive guide to the structure, synergy, and challenges in U.S. health care delivery Introduction to Health Care Services: Foundations and Challenges offers new insights into the most important sectors of the United States' health care industry and the many challenges the future holds. Designed to provide a comprehensive and up-to-date understanding of the system, this textbook covers the many facets of health care delivery and details the interaction of health, environments, organizations, populations, and the health professions. Written by authors with decades of experience teaching and working in health care administration and management, the book examines the current state and changing face of health care delivery in the United States. Each chapter includes learning objectives and discussion questions that help guide and engage deeper consideration of the issues at hand, providing a comprehensive approach for students. Cases studies demonstrating innovations in the delivery of health care services are also presented. Health care administration requires a thorough understanding of the multiple systems that define and shape the delivery of health care in the United States. At the same time, it is important for students to gain an appreciation of the dilemma confronting policy makers, providers, and patients in the struggle to balance cost, quality, and access. Introduction to Health Care Services: Foundations and Challenges is an in-depth examination of the major health care issues and policy changes that have had an impact on the U.S. health care delivery system. Includes information on U.S. health care delivery, from care to cost, and the forces of change Focuses on major industry players, including providers, insurers, and facilities Highlights challenges facing health care delivery in the future, including physician shortages, quality care, and the chronic disease epidemic The U.S. health care system is undergoing major reform, and the effects will ripple across every sector of the industry. Introduction to Health Care Services: Foundations and Challenges gives students a complete introduction to understanding the issues and ramifications.

Author: Χάνια Γιαναγκιχάρα
Publisher: Metaichmio Publications
ISBN: 6180309663
Size: 73.56 MB
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Τέσσερις φίλοι και συμφοιτητές μετακομίζουν, μετά την αποφοίτησή τους, στη Νέα Υόρκη για να φτιάξουν τη ζωή τους – άφραγκοι, χαμένοι, με μόνο τους στήριγμα τη φιλία τους και τις φιλοδοξίες τους: Ο ευγενής, ωραίος Γουίλεμ, επίδοξος ηθοποιός· ο Τζέι Μπι, ζωγράφος από το Μπρούκλιν, που προσπαθεί να κατακτήσει τον καλλιτεχνικό κόσμο∙ ο Μάλκολμ, αρχιτέκτονας σε μια σημαντική εταιρεία∙ και ο Τζουντ – ο ιδιοφυής, αινιγματικός Τζουντ. Όπως περνούν οι δεκαετίες, οι σχέσεις τους βαθαίνουν, αλλά και σκοτεινιάζουν, καθώς τις χρωματίζουν ο εθισμός, η επιτυχία, η περηφάνια. Ωστόσο η σπουδαιότερη πρόκληση, συνειδητοποιούν όλοι, είναι ο ίδιος ο Τζουντ, πλέον ένας απίστευτα χαρισματικός δικηγόρος μα και ένας άνθρωπος ολοένα και πιο διαλυμένος, με το σώμα του και τον νου του σημαδεμένα από τους ανείπωτους τρόμους της παιδικής του ηλικίας – κυνηγημένος από τραύματα που φοβάται ότι όχι μόνο δεν θα ξεπεράσει ποτέ, αλλά και θα τον ορίζουν για πάντα. Με πρόζα πλούσια και λαμπρή, η Γιαναγκιχάρα γράφει έναν τραγικό, υπερβατικό ύμνο στην αγάπη, μια αριστοτεχνική απεικόνιση του σπαραγμού, της τυραννίας της μνήμης και των ορίων της ανθρώπινης αντοχής.

Author: Έλενα Φερράντε
Publisher: Patakis
ISBN: 9601666699
Size: 38.47 MB
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Ένα σύγχρονο αριστούργηµα από την πιο δηµοφιλή Ιταλίδα συγγραφέα της εποχής µας. Η Υπέροχη Φίλη µου, το πρώτο βιβλίο της Τετραλογίας της Νάπολης, είναι η ιστορία της Έλενας και της Λίλα, µια ιστορία που ξεκινά τη δεκαετία του ’50 µε φόντο µια φτωχογειτονιά της Νάπολης. Η συγγραφέας καταδύεται στην περίπλοκη φύση της φιλίας των δύο κοριτσιών που από έφηβες γίνονται γυναίκες, ακολουθώντας βήµα βήµα την εξέλιξη καθεµιάς ξεχωριστά, τον τρόπο που η µία επηρεάζει την άλλη, τα συναισθήµατα που ανά τις δεκαετίες τις βοηθούν να χτίσουν µια ουσιαστική, ακλόνητη σχέση. Με απαράµιλλο στιλ και αψεγάδιαστη, σχολαστική µατιά η Φερράντε σε µια καθηλωτική αφήγηση ξεδιπλώνει µέσα από την ιστορία µιας φιλίας την ιστορία µιας γειτονιάς, µιας πόλης κι εντέλει ενός έθνους που βιώνει κοσµοϊστορικές αλλαγές µε το πέρασµα των δεκαετιών. «Και τελικά το πραγµατικό θέµα της Φερράντε είναι το περιθώριο που έχει ο καθένας από µας, τόσο µεγάλο και τόσο ελάχιστο, να διαµορφώσει ο ίδιος την ύπαρξή του. Κι αυτό το περιθώριο εξετάζει από κάθε του άποψη, πολιτική, προσωπική, υπαρξιακή... Κατά βάθος αυτή η Τετραλογία της Νάπολης θα µπορούσε να ονοµαστεί η τετραλογία της ελευθερίας». Le Monde des Livres «Να διαποτίσεις τη µυθοπλασία µε την αδιάλυτη δύναµη της ζωής, να την κάνεις να είναι όχι απλά λέξεις στο χαρτί αλλά εσωτερική δύναµη, αυτό είναι το µεγαλύτερο επίτευγµα της τέχνης...» Financial Times «Η άγνωστη συγγραφέας ενός διάσηµου αριστουργήµατος... Η Έλενα Φερράντε αναγνωρίζεται σε παγκόσµιο επίπεδο ως µια σπουδαία συγγραφέας της εποχής µας. Κανείς µας όµως δε γνωρίζει την ταυτότητά της και εκείνη είναι αποφασισµένη να µην την αποκαλύψει». The Sunday Times «Ό,τι καλύτερο διάβασα φέτος». Richard Flanagan «Η Φερράντε µιλάει για τις γυναίκες και τη φιλία µε ασύλληπτη δύναµη». Gwyneth Paltrow «Διαβάζοντας τη Φερράντε θυµήθηκα αυτή τη σχεδόν παιδιάστικη έξαψη να διαβάσεις την επόµενη σελίδα, αυτή την αίσθηση ότι τα µάτια σου έχουν ξεκολλήσει από το κεφάλι σου, αυτή τη σκέψη πως ποτέ δεν περίµενες ότι τα βιβλία µπορούν να σου το κάνουν αυτό!» Elizabeth Strout (βραβείο Πούλιτζερ) «Η γραφή της Φερράντε δε γνωρίζει όρια, µπορεί να οδηγήσει την κάθε σκέψη στο ρηξικέλευθο αποτέλεσµα και αντίστοιχα να γυρίσει πίσω στην πιο ακραία της αρχή...» The New Yorker «Ένα αριστούργηµα, πέρα από όρια και είδη». Il Salvagente «Οι γυναίκες της Φερράντε είναι πραγµατικά έργα τέχνης!» El Pais «Φανταστείτε την Τζέιν Όστεν θυµωµένη και θα έχετε µια ιδέα του πόσο εκρηκτικά σπουδαία είναι αυτή η Τετραλογία της Νάπολης!» The Australian

Blueprint For Building Community

Author: John Perry
Publisher: Author House
ISBN: 145200627X
Size: 35.71 MB
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American cities are a basic part of the fabric of our democratic traditions. Many of these cities are served by professional city managers and administrators. Cities that succeed at an outstanding level often employ professionals. Yet the average American knows little about the role of these professionals. City managers have seldom written about their experiences. Blueprint for Building Community is a rare look at the career of a city manager. This career portrait is set in two Illinois communities --Park Forest and Woodridge--communities which hold high aspirations for their residents. City managers, partnering with elected leaders and citizens in these communities, have worked to fulfill those aspirations. This book highlights the values and relationships that must be cultivated by the city manager to successfully build community. Although the focus is on the role of the city manager, other key participants such as elected officials, citizens, and employees can gain from the insights. Community building requires connecting the key groups in the community to the mission and “sacred things” dear to residents. Harnessing the energy of all the players produces tremendous results. For the many people who worked to build Park Forest and Woodridge, and so many communities across this country, this book is a tribute to their efforts. This book is written to encourage the next generation of city managers to pursue the challenge of building communities. The author chronicles the lessons and principles that add to success as a city manager. He conveys the inspiration, passion and excitement to those who consider public service.

Building High Performance Local Governments

Author: John Pickering
Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group
ISBN: 1632990008
Size: 19.29 MB
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Don’t permit your organization to be lulled into complacency after recovering from a tough recession. Explore what’s necessary to improve the performance of your organization, including the development of leaders at all levels who will use their full capabilities to boost collective results. The High-Performance Organization Model identifies the steps needed to diagnose what will be required to achieve the strategic outcomes you define as success. It shows which levers will move the organization in the direction you decide is critical. This book contains more than just theory; here you’ll find case studies of local governments—demonstrating how Commonwealth Centers for High-Performance Organizations’ (CCHPO) model has been applied in the past to improve performance. You will learn how employees emerged as leaders to identify and tackle problems, developed the tools needed, and organized their thoughts to work through solutions which could be applied effectively without the traditional bureaucratic hassle. These examples show how a supportive, values-based work culture can be cultivated to expand thinking power by increasing discretionary effort from all levels of the organization. Engaged employees can be leaders who refocus your services, improve your processes, save money, and solve problems. Your organization can benefit from the full range of talents, skills, and abilities that often lie untapped, but become accessible through the principles of the High-Performance Organization model. This model will be an indispensable tool for any person looking to make significant improvements throughout their organization. The detailed case studies and easy-to-follow model created by the Commonwealth Center for High-Performance Organizations make for a pleasantly informative guide that will give a special advantage to readers who implement their standards.

Inspirational Leadership

Author: Lance H. K. Secretan
Publisher: Macmillan of Canada
ISBN: 9780771576416
Size: 29.43 MB
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Inspirational Leadership takes us on a journey through the new world of work and a new definition of leadership, one in which leaders inspire their followers to find new meaning in their work lives. Citing a wide range of examples, Lance shows how leaders can help their followers find their callings within the workplace and reach new heights in professional fulfillment. Casting aside old, outdated mission statements and aggressive self-serving agendas, new style leaders will work to serve their followers and bring out the best in each member of the team. This deeply felt, truly spiritual book arrives just as the new millennium approaches. Author Lance Secretan urges us to recognize this fundamental change as a priceless gift, one that calls for a new vision of balance between the mind and the heart, between the personality and the soul. The time is right for a radical redesign of leadership, organizations and work.

Lead To Succeed

Author: Chris Roebuck
Publisher: Wordscapes
ISBN: 095769458X
Size: 70.29 MB
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Whats is about ? Across the world millions of people aren't giving their best at work or given the opportunity to do so and fulfil their potential because they have ineffective leaders. Many leaders aspire to be effective and be the best but have never been given the tools to achieve it. Lead to Succeed gives readers the critical tools they need to deliver success quickly. Having an ineffective leader impacts on everyone, on their families, on their organisation and the wider society through a waste of the potential to achieve more. Through a few simple actions from Lead to Succeed readers could transform their own lives, the working lives of those they lead and their families, help their organisations succeed and deliver economic growth for their community Lead to Succeed has been received excellent reviews : “Chris's 'Lead to Succeed' is an inspiring 'must read' success manual. Simple, practical and yet transformational”. Danny Khursigara, COO, Markets China, Royal Bank of Scotland, Shanghai “A BREAKTHROUGH in thinking about leadership” Prof Adrian Furnham, Professor of Psychology UCL “An excellent insight and a new route to great leadership” Sir Nick Young, CEO British Red Cross. “In a word superb” Charles Horton, CEO South East Trains. “Truly great book” Markus Kramer, former Marketing Director, Aston Martin “I really enjoyed this book, a good interesting and absorbing read” Sir David Wootton, Partner, Allen and Overy and Lord Mayor of London 2011-12. “Chris Roebuck delivers a masterful guidebook” Gerald Walker, CEO Commercial Banking, UK, Ireland and Middle East, ING NV. “A tour de force” Professor David Clutterbuck, Leadership and mentoring expert “A great guide to success” Ann Francke, CEO Chartered Management Institute. “Definitely a “must read” for any leader.” Sir Robert Naylor, Chief Executive, University College London Hospital. "A very unique book, very practical.” Som Mittal, 2013 President and previous Chairman of Nasscom (Indian IT services trade industry body with members covering 95% of sector revenues), Mumbai. “I merely wanted to flip through a few pages soon after receiving your book this morning, but it’s been so engrossing that I haven’t managed to take my hands off it. From what I managed to read so far the book is to the point, very pragmatic, lively and REAL. I am loving it.” Senior Learning and Development Manager, global electronics company. Shubha Shridharan, Director Leadership, Talent and Learning Global Expert Center, Royal Philips Who should read it ? Anyone who leads people, or wants to, and wishes to join the most effective, respected and successful organisational leaders in the world. Whether you are the owner of a small business in India, a new manager in a global bank in London, the President of a not for profit in Myanmar, a middle manager in a Government Corporation in China, a CEO in South Africa or a Business Studies student in New York you will learn how to lead this transformation in personal, team and organisational performance. The book is designed to help you as an individual leader, show you how to do this with your team, but also how you can get a group of leaders to achieve this if you run a department or division, or how to get all the leaders in an organisation to do it if you lead the organisation or are in HR. In simple terms the best organisational leaders in the world do what is in Lead to Succeed. By doing the same you can join them. How can this work ? Because we know in most organisations up to 70% of people could give up to 30% more effort if they wanted to. Lead to Succeed shows you how to get this extra effort and focus it on to what really matters - maximising performance via collaboration, customer service, innovation, optimising risk, building the brand, cost efficiency and creating an inspiring vision of the future. Lead to Succeed really is the only leadership book you need.