Leader Evolution

Author: Alan Patterson
Publisher: Business Expert Press
ISBN: 1606499114
Size: 74.36 MB
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Most individuals who move into leadership positions expe-rience the modern day version of trial by ordeal. It’s sink or swim. To reduce the learning curve and create a more effec-tive process, this book describes a road map for leadership development, a series of four stages that expand personal competence as well as create a broader impact on the orga-nization or business. Each stage requires unique changes in thinking, perspective taking, and behavior, both those needed to acquire as well as those needed to jettison. The book is a pragmatic approach for self-motived individuals to take con-trol of their professional development by giving them the concepts, tools, techniques, and assignments to develop their leadership effectiveness where it counts the most—on the job. While highly relevant to new and existing managers, the book is ideally suited for technical professionals and leaders in technical organizations looking to develop critical lead-ership skills distinct from technical expertise. The concepts and principles are directed toward the individual for on-the-job application, however, this also serves as an organi-zational and leadership development resource for Executive MBA programs, as well as a blueprint for in-house leadership development programs.

Strategic Leadership

Author: Victor C.X. Wang
Publisher: IAP
ISBN: 1641131365
Size: 63.72 MB
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Strategic leadership is broadly defined as utilizing particular approaches in the management of employees. The main objective is productivity. It provides the vision and direction for the long term growth and success of an organization. It requires objectivity and potential to look at the broader picture. It is leaders’ responsibility to incorporate aspects of both the analytical and human dimensions to effectively drive the organizations forward. As an academic subject, it is taught in both education and business. Leaders and mangers have turned to strategic leadership to inspire and guide their visions, and to formulate the directions so essential for the long term growth and success of an organization or a country. Leaders need the skills and tools for strategy formulation and implementation in order to deal with change in our society. Managing change and ambiguity requires strategic leaders who not only provide a sense of direction, but who can also build ownership and alignment within their workgroups to implement change. The goal of strategic leadership is to drive innovation, and maximize team performance to enhance organizations’ long term growth and success in today’s complex world of fastpaced, dramatic change. Research on strategic leadership has been going on for decades. Textbooks on this subject are readily available. If we look deeper, we realize the vast majority of these books were written from a practitioner’s perspective. In other words, these books were not based on empirical research. Naturally, these existing books have failed to better serve the needs of today’s graduate students who should be equipped with empirical research on such an academic subject. This book will investigate emergent administrative techniques and business practices being used within educational establishments and corporate worlds. It will highlight empirical research and best practices within strategic leadership.

The New Leader

Author: Renee Kosiarek
Publisher: Business Expert Press
ISBN: 1631572792
Size: 26.46 MB
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Leaders in the 21st-century must learn to solve problems and motivate followers with a combination of creativity, leadership, and effective change. In The New Leader: Harnessing Creativity to Promote Change, readers will develop an understanding of the relationship between creativity, leadership, and change. They will analyze the creative process, learn how to develop a creative culture, and understand effective leadership styles that promote creativity and change. They will explore training to enhance creativity and leadership, and develop practical ways to create an environment that encourages positive growth. The book offers simple techniques to enhance creativity and leadership immediately, while also pointing to long-term changes that will bring even more success. Stories, reflection questions, and theories are intertwined to help the reader develop sound strategies to lead with enhanced creativity. The book will help an overwhelmed leader learn engaging tools to lead change, while encouraging disengaged leaders to try new methods to revive their leadership and accomplish a motivating vision. In the end, leaders will become more effective, engaging, and transformational by adopting the ideas in the book. They will serve as a model for creativity, create spaces that enhance creative growth, and encourage cultures where employees are free to create positive changes for their organizations.

A Profile Of The Health Management Industry

Author: Velma Lee
Publisher: Business Expert Press
ISBN: 1606499831
Size: 25.95 MB
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Whether you are a seasoned manager who is considering a mid-career change or a college-bound graduate looking at future career in the health science profession, this book offers you a comprehensive, quick glimpse of the health care industry. This book will enable you to begin asking further questions, identify untapped opportunities, and unleash the potential nesting in your current network. Written from a business perspective, this book provides managers with a framework for understanding the historical and competitive landscape in health care. It enables readers to evaluate past development, current issues, and projected changes that affect the industry. It is a good springboard for conversations pertinent to the strategic business development of businesses in the health care industry, especially for non-clinically trained professionals.

Information Technology Strategic Leadership

Author: Thomas S. Ireland
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781490921945
Size: 28.55 MB
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Creating an IT Strategy for an enterprise of any kind requires a strong combination of leadership, vision and planning. This book, “Information Technology Strategic Leadership”, condenses over forty years of the author's IT leadership and planning experience into a structured, but flexible method for creating an IT Strategic Plan that will enhance any enterprise's effectiveness. It is applicable to corporations, private businesses, non-profit enterprises and government entities.Information Technology is one of the most rapidly evolving of any career field. This presents both a challenge and a great opportunity. Anyone in the IT field knows about the challenge of keeping up. However, “Information Technology Strategic Leadership” addresses the opportunity of using the fast pace of IT to accelerate the growth of, and improve the opportunities for, the core enterprise that the IT team is supporting.“Information Technology Strategic Leadership” first addresses IT leadership as the most important ingredient in strategic planning and devotes itself to this discussion in two different ways. The author first presents a set of Leadership Rules tailored to IT managers and executives. With these rules as a backdrop the book moves into the essential elements of great IT leadership. The book then steps into a discussion that guides IT leaders toward the development of an IT Vision that will support, and even enhance, the enterprise Vision. In the last part of the book, this leadership-inspired vision is used as a platform to create a strong infrastructure. Vision and infrastructure then combine to be the basis for a Strategic Plan.A major premise of the book is that “Technology is easy; business change is tough”. Information technology teams install voice, wireless, network, data and computing systems and provide them as tools to help people get their daily tasks done. These are challenging things to install properly and keep working on a daily basis. However, the technologist who is fully integrated into the business of the enterprise will soon realize that the real challenge is using the technology to bring marketplace value through business change. The author makes it clear that the CIO and team who bring the full power of technology value to the business will dramatically improve the enterprise's position in their industry and the position of the IT team in their enterprise. While IT may be ever-changing, IT leaders need to be consistent in the technical and business plans they put forward. Planning is a long-term process which works best when the IT planning horizon is three to five years long. This long term plan is really the description of the infrastructure on which all applications will be layered during the planning cycle. The applications will evolve more quickly than the technical infrastructure which will be in support of, and based on the requirements of, the enterprise infrastructure. The IT leader must then focus on and promote in frequent conversations the integrated technical/enterprise infrastructure. The applications will then evolve on top of this stable structure.It is stressed throughout “Information Technology Strategic Leadership” that IT executives must be leaders first and technologists second. Excellent leaders treat people with respect. They have great vision and know how to create strategic plans to reach that vision. A major goal of this book is to improve that experience for today's technologists coming up through the ranks and encourage the development of an IT middle and senior management corps that is much more strongly focused on leadership skill than on technological expertise.One of the author's core beliefs is his first rule of leadership: “People will meet your expectations.” This is true whether those expectations are high, low or somewhere in between. People will meet your expectations.

Inspiring Leadership

Author: Kerrie Fleming
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472932080
Size: 26.82 MB
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With 13 contributors, and edited by Dr. Kerrie Fleming and Roger Delves, Inspiring Leadership showcases the best of leadership development practice and the most effective leadership styles that have evolved in recent years or are currently gaining attention. Enhanced by a perspective and vision of the types of leaders and leadership skills that will be needed to meet future global demand, the book has three distinctive characteristics: · it will help leaders to translate the latest thinking and offers a simple way of applying this to their current role; · it offers leaders a means by which to develop themselves and their teams, while assessing how their organization may need to evolve in the changing business environment around them; and · it offers a diverse view of leadership perspectives, from which readers can choose in order to enhance their own leadership style and practice. By mapping out the context of the past, present and future of leadership, including a focus on values, Inspiring Leadership looks at developing authenticity and using emotional intelligence to better cultivate a high level of self-awareness in every leader. The book offers invaluable insights on how best to 'practise' leadership, using the techniques and leadership perspectives that are most commonly used in business school interventions around the world.

Strategic Leadership Models And Theories

Author: Som Sekhar Bhattacharyya
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 178756259X
Size: 71.97 MB
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This book explores the idea of an India-centric leadership model, presenting an in-depth research study of strategic leadership theories and applying them to India’s unique culture.

The Leadership Pipeline

Author: Ram Charan
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470921487
Size: 11.22 MB
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An updated and revised version of the bestselling The Leadership Pipeline – the critical resource for how companies can grow leaders from the inside. In business, leadership at every level is a requisite for company survival. Yet the leadership pipeline –the internal strategy to grow leaders – in many companies is dry or nonexistent. Drawing on their experiences at many Fortune 500 companies, the authors show how organizations can develop leadership at every level by identifying future leaders, assessing their corporate confidence, planning their development, and measuring their results. New to this edition is 65 pages of new material to update the model, share new stories and add new advice based on the ten more years of experience. The authors have also added a "Frequently Asked Questions" section to the end of each chapter.

The Hybrid Leader

Author: Trudy Bourgeois
Publisher: OakHill Press
ISBN: 9781886939752
Size: 14.32 MB
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Unleash your employees' greatest potential! 80 percent of today's workers feel so undervalued, unappreciated and disengaged that they hate to come to work in the morning. According to Gallup research, employee absences cost American businesses between $257 and $312 billion dollars a year. Twenty-first century workers need a leader who combines the strengths of both the male and female "leadership styles" - a Hybrid Leader! This insightful book describes how you can change your leadership approach and positively impact the bottom line by:- Achieving a diversity breakthrough - Learning to nurture and serve employees - Understanding what motivates employees beyond money - Forming collaborative teams - Teaching and not telling employees - Building authentic relationships

The Future Of Nursing

Author: Institute of Medicine
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309208955
Size: 63.49 MB
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The Future of Nursing explores how nurses' roles, responsibilities, and education should change significantly to meet the increased demand for care that will be created by health care reform and to advance improvements in America's increasingly complex health system. At more than 3 million in number, nurses make up the single largest segment of the health care work force. They also spend the greatest amount of time in delivering patient care as a profession. Nurses therefore have valuable insights and unique abilities to contribute as partners with other health care professionals in improving the quality and safety of care as envisioned in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) enacted this year. Nurses should be fully engaged with other health professionals and assume leadership roles in redesigning care in the United States. To ensure its members are well-prepared, the profession should institute residency training for nurses, increase the percentage of nurses who attain a bachelor's degree to 80 percent by 2020, and double the number who pursue doctorates. Furthermore, regulatory and institutional obstacles -- including limits on nurses' scope of practice -- should be removed so that the health system can reap the full benefit of nurses' training, skills, and knowledge in patient care. In this book, the Institute of Medicine makes recommendations for an action-oriented blueprint for the future of nursing.