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The Cornerstones of Engaging Leadership with CD

The Cornerstones of Engaging Leadership  with CD Author Casey Wilson
ISBN-10 9781523096626
Release 2008
Pages 178
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In the 21st Century, people are the competitive advantage. The talent and level of dedication of an organization's workforce make the difference in achieving success. The traditional command-oriented leadership style is not enough to keep today's employees motivated—they need to be engaged. They need passion, connection, and inspiration, and a willingness to put forth their best efforts to benefit themselves and their organization. The Cornerstones of Engaging Leadership connects what we know about engagement on an organizational level to what an individual leader can do to increase engagement. Using real-world examples, Wilson reveals the key actions leaders must take to connect with and engage others: •Build trust •Leverage unique motivators •Manage performance from a people-centric perspective •Engage emotions By committing to these four cornerstones of engaging leadership, leaders can unleash the potential of others and inspire effective performance. Through practice tools and exercises (all available for download on a supplemental CD-ROM), readers are challenged to explore, reflect upon, and apply key concepts and techniques of the engaging leader approach.

Strategic Leadership

Strategic Leadership Author Mark Grandstaff PhD
ISBN-10 9781523096176
Release 2008-12
Pages 370
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Think Like a General…Lead Like an Executive “At their center, great organizations such as America's armed forces are the product of great leaders. This fantastic book reveals the keys to success within the military culture, as well as relevant and practical application tools for creating strong leaders today.” —Stephen R. Covey, author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and The 8th Habit: From Effectiveness to Greatness What distinguishes strategic leadership? According to top U.S. Army generals, the difference lies in the discipline of thinking. Because the problems strategic leaders face are often multi-faceted and can involve ethical dilemmas, these leaders must move beyond thinking tactically and take a longer term, broader approach to finding solutions. Through the U.S. Army War College and other senior-service colleges, the Army teaches strategic thinking to its officers, developing some of the most esteemed leaders of our time. Strategic Leadership: The General's Art provides aspiring leaders with an understanding of the behavior and competencies that make a good strategic leader. In line with the curriculum followed by senior officers attending the U.S. Army War College, this book teaches leaders how to think strategically in a volatile, uncertain environment and thereby to provide transformational leadership and shape outcomes. With contributions from senior military leaders as well as experts in the fields of strategic leadership, systems and critical thinking, and corporate culture, this invaluable reference shows readers how to move from mid-level manager to strategic-thinking senior executive. Strategic Leadership: The General's Art provides aspiring leaders with an understanding of the behavior and competencies that make a good strategic leader. In line with the curriculum followed by senior officers attending the U.S. Army War College, this book teaches leaders how to think strategically in a volatile, uncertain environment and thereby to provide transformational leadership and shape outcomes. With contributions from senior military leaders as well as experts in the fields of strategic leadership, systems and critical thinking, and corporate culture, this invaluable reference shows readers how to move from mid-level manager to strategic-thinking senior executive.

A Human Resources Framework for Public Sector

A Human Resources Framework for Public Sector Author Dixon Southworth
ISBN-10 9781523096190
Release 2009-03
Pages 304
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An Entirely New Way to Look at Human Resources in the Public Sector What makes a good worker? Why do some people naturally do well at their jobs while others struggle? These questions are at the heart of the human resource (HR) profession. And while there is no shortage of theories about how people achieve success, no one has explained the entire body of HR theories. Until now. In A Human Resources Framework for the Public Sector, Dixon Southworth offers a fresh, new perspective on HR management with the first comprehensive theoretical framework for work performance, tying human resource theories, concepts, and concerns to public administration. With the introduction of the Work Performance Framework (WPF), Southworth offers a roadmap for work performance in the nonprofit and public sectors that focuses on three fundamental objectives of HR programs and services: build human resource capacity, build performance, and build community.

Monday Morning Leadership

Monday Morning Leadership Author David Cottrell
ISBN-10 0971942439
Release 2002
Pages 112
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The best business books are brief, clear and pertinent. Monday Morning Leadership fits all of those requirements. You can read the whole book in a few minutes . . . and think about and apply what you learned for a lifetime. The format is around a man who's struggling as a manager. His operation isn't performing well. His boss isn't happy. He's not happy. He doesn't have time to be with his family or to do what he likes to do. It looks like his career has peaked . . . and his job may be in jeopardy. What to do?

The Insider s Guide to Supervising Government Employees

The Insider s Guide to Supervising Government Employees Author Kathryn M. Johnson
ISBN-10 9781523096701
Release 2011-09
Pages 184
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Essential Guidance for New and Seasoned Supervisors! Effective supervisors are critical to the future of government. The knowledge, skills, and behaviors required to be an effective supervisor can come only through continuous learning and development. The Insider's Guide to Supervising Government Employees brings together the experiences of diverse supervisors from all aspects of government to offer a rich resource of lessons learned. Whether you are new to the supervisory role or a seasoned supervisor working to improve your and your staff's performance, this book is your practical, go-to guide. Starting with a seven-step, 38-item Supervisor Readiness Assessment, The Insider's Guide helps you determine your readiness to supervise and identify areas you would like to learn more about. You can select a single topic that addresses a particular opportunity you are considering or you can read the book cover to cover to get a fuller view of what it means to be an effective supervisor. As a government supervisor, you have the most important job in all of government. Make the most of it!

Rebooting Leadership

Rebooting Leadership Author Meredith Kimbell
ISBN-10 0981924271
Release 2010-10-14
Pages 112
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"A practical, prescriptive guide for anyone in a leadership position, Rebooting Leadership recognizes that the operating system in organizations has been throw into chaos and that a "reboot" is needed. Anything but new-fangled leadership, this book teaches frontline leaders how to get back to the fundamentals of leadership"--Back cover.

The Insightful Leader Find Your Leadership Superpowers Crush Limiting Beliefs and Abolish Self Sabotaging Behaviors

The Insightful Leader  Find Your Leadership Superpowers  Crush Limiting Beliefs  and Abolish Self Sabotaging Behaviors Author Carlann Fergusson
ISBN-10 9781440862816
Release 2018-06-30
Pages 165
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The Insightful Leader is the secret formula for claiming your best leadership and using it to achieve unlimited success. • Enables leaders to discover their greatest strength and acknowledge their special abilities • Helps readers to decipher which behaviors are sabotaging their leadership • Provides the tools leaders need to increase their self-awareness, emotional intelligence, and executive presence in preparation for assuming greater responsibility • Applies the psychology of leadership to building better relationships, positively influencing others, and becoming an incredible role model and coach

Contented Cows Still Give Better Milk Revised and Expanded

Contented Cows Still Give Better Milk  Revised and Expanded Author Bill Catlette
ISBN-10 9781118292730
Release 2012-07-03
Pages 208
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Explains the importance of an employer's reputation and how to keep employees happy and committed to the organization's mission.

The Titleless Leader

The Titleless Leader Author Nan S. Russell
ISBN-10 9781601636072
Release 2012-05-01
Pages 256
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“Nan has an uncommon and comprehensive understanding of the workplace. Her talent is embracing and encouraging the diverse gifts of every member of the team, a proven formula for success, and a genuine approach to leadership.” —Marlene Robinson, Director, QVC Production Services How people work, communicate, collaborate, and manage responsibilities has changed. Knowing how to build influence and lead others without title or authority, no matter what your role, is now a workplace necessity. No one needs to appoint you, promote you, or nominate you. You decide. it’s not rank that will get you results; its the actions. In The Titleless Leader, you will discover uncommon behaviors that will enable you to: Operate with trust in an era of distrust and growing cynicism Activate your titleless leadership practice by using “what-does-it-look-like?” approaches and “how-does-it happen?” tips, exercises, and insights Engage yourself and others using the cornerstones of self-alignment, soul-courage, possibility seeds, and winning philosophies Using the revolutionary tactics laid out in The Titleless Leader, You’ll turbocharge your career and discover how to get things done...even without a title.

The Life Giving Leader

The Life Giving Leader Author Tyler Reagin
ISBN-10 9780735290952
Release 2018-09-18
Pages 208
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The president of Catalyst Leader believes that the most impactful and most influential leaders are the ones who lead from who they truly are, not who they pretend or wish to be. With clear biblical teaching and personal accounts, Tyler Reagin not only demonstrates the necessity of life-giving leadership, but also provides the steps you'll need to begin knowing and leading from your truest self. From his experiences in high-impact leadership roles at some of our nation's largest churches and ministries, Reagin has learned firsthand the importance of identity-based leadership. His desire is to help each reader become an empowered, confident leader that brings life and vibrancy to every room they enter. Whether you've got the corner office or you're just getting started, Reagin gives you the tools you need to become an impactful and unique influencer right where you are!

The Four Virtues of a Leader

The Four Virtues of a Leader Author Eric Kaufmann
ISBN-10 9781622037285
Release 2016-09-01
Pages 280
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Awaken the Courageous Leader Inside You True leaders inspire us with their confidence, dedication, and track record of achievement—but does their success arise from innate gifts, or qualities that we all can develop? “Each of us, no matter what our title or job, can become an effective leader by cultivating the same essential attributes found in the classic hero’s journey,” says Eric Kaufmann. With The Four Virtues of a Leader, this top executive coach presents a must-read guide to help you awaken and amplify the fundamental competencies that every successful leader embodies. Through his interaction and study of some of today’s top executives and innovators, Kaufmann has identified the four cornerstones of good leadership: Focus that combines self-awareness with vision; Courage to move toward what you’d rather avoid; Grit for persevering through fatigue and discouragement toward your long-term goals; and the Faith to overcome doubt and stay fully committed to your work. Here he shares powerful insights and field-tested guidance to help you develop these qualities, including: • Four key questions to keep you on track: What am I creating? What am I avoiding? What am I sustaining? What am I yielding? • How to recognize fear as the gatekeeper to your true power • Employing effective communication and genuine empathy to improve your relationship with your team • Using mindfulness and meditation to instill leadership qualities at the neurological level • Training yourself to consistently make better decisions that always serve your ultimate goals “The hero’s journey challenges you to leave your comfort zone and become a different person—and a better leader,” writes Eric Kaufmann. With The Four Virtues of a Leader, he invites you to embark upon a time-honored path of personal evolution to become the inspirational leader you were meant to be.

The Public Manager

The Public Manager Author
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105133695036
Release 2009
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The Public Manager has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Public Manager also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Public Manager book for free.

Leading with Character and Competence

Leading with Character and Competence Author Timothy R. Clark
ISBN-10 9781626567740
Release 2016-10-17
Pages 216
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Leading with Character and Competence Moving beyond Title, Position, and Authority “Leadership is an applied discipline, not a foamy concept to muse about,” says three-time CEO, Oxford-trained scholar, and consultant Timothy R. Clark. “In fact, it's the most important applied discipline in the world.” The success of any organization can be traced directly to leadership. And leadership can be learned. But too many books and development programs focus exclusively on skills. In reality, performance and ultimate credibility are based on a combination of character and competence. As Clark puts it, character is the core and competence the crust. He shows how greatness emerges from a powerful combination of the two, although in the end character is more important. A leader with character but no competence will be ineffective, while a leader with competence but no character is dangerous. Clark spotlights the four most important components of character and competence and offers a series of eloquent, inspiring, and actionable reflections on what's needed to build each one. Fundamentally, he sees leadership as influence—leaders influence people “to climb, stretch, and become.” You need character to influence positively and competence to influence effectively. This is a book for anyone, no matter where he or she is on the organization chart. Because today employees at all levels are being asked to step up, not only can everyone be a leader, everyone has to be. Clark's insights are profound, and his passion is infectious. “Leadership” he writes, “is the most engaging, inspiring, and deeply satisfying activity known to humankind. Through leadership we have the opportunity to progress, overcome adversity, change lives, and bless the race.”

The Leadership Contract

The Leadership Contract Author Vince Molinaro
ISBN-10 9781119440499
Release 2017-10-30
Pages 272
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Step up, get tough, and commit to your decision to lead The Leadership Contract provides the manual that leaders around the world need. With only seven percent of employees feeling confident in senior leadership, the problem is evident: disappointing, and often disgraceful leaders. Employees deserve better than that; organizations need better than that—and this book provides a robust framework for stepping up and making the decision to lead. This new third edition has been updated, featuring a new foreword by Adecco CEO Alain Dehaze, new findings from the Global Leadership Accountability Study, and more insights to help you chart your own path to build strong leadership accountability at a personal and organizational level. Great leadership doesn’t happen by accident. It’s more than just being in charge; it’s a decision, an obligation and potentially your legacy. Mediocre is no longer good enough—in today’s business climate, organizations need stellar leadership. If you’re not exceptional, step up or step aside — this book helps you toughen up and put your commitment to great leadership in writing for yourself as much as everyone else. Learn how a leadership contract is vital for truly accountable leadership Discover the mindset and practices needed to be a deliberate and decisive leader Communicate to inspire, motivate, and drive high performance Become the leader your organization needs today and into the future Leadership is not a birthright, not an accident, and not for everyone. It is the only differentiator between an organization’s success and failure, and it has been entrusted to you. Can you step up to the challenge? Can you execute strategy while inspiring peak performance, nurturing top talent, managing complexity, creating value, conquering uncertainty, and yes, developing new leaders? Put your name on the line—literally—by drawing up a contract for leadership accountability. The Leadership Contract provides a proven and practical framework used by companies and leaders around the world. Join them and take your leadership to next level.

Communicate Like a Leader

Communicate Like a Leader Author Dianna Booher
ISBN-10 9781626569010
Release 2017-06-05
Pages 208
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Draw Them In, Don't Drive Them Away! People often get promoted to leadership positions without knowing how to communicate an inspiring strategic vision to the people who report to them. So they focus on what they know: tactics, not strategy. As a result, they become stuck in micromanagement mode. Dianna Booher wants to prevent micromanagement before it happens by providing you with the right leadership communication skills. Grounded in extensive research, this book offers practical guidelines to help professionals think, coach, converse, speak, write, meet, and negotiate strategically to deliver results. In thirty-six brief chapters, Booher shows you how to communicate effectively to audiences up and down the organization so you can fulfill your most essential responsibilities as a leader.

The New Leadership Literacies

The New Leadership Literacies Author Bob Johansen
ISBN-10 9781626569621
Release 2017-09-05
Pages 192
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Over the next decade, today's connected world will be explosively more connected. Anything that can be distributed will be distributed: workforces, organizations, supply webs, and more. The tired practices of centralized organizations will become brittle in a future where authority is radically decentralized. Rigid hierarchies will give way to liquid structures. Most leaders—and most organizations—aren't ready for this future. Are you? It's too late to catch up, but it's a great time to leapfrog. Noted futurist Bob Johansen goes beyond skills and competencies to propose five new leadership literacies—combinations of disciplines, practices, and worldviews—that will be needed to thrive in a VUCA world of increasing volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity. This book shows how to (1) forecast likely futures so you can “look back” and make sure you're prepared now for the changes to come, (2) use low-risk gaming spaces to work through your concerns about the future and hone your leadership skills, (3) lead shape-shifting organizations where you can't just tell people what to do, (4) be a dynamic presence even when you're not there in person, and (5) keep your personal energy high and transmit that energy throughout your organization. This visionary book provides a vivid description of the ideal talent profile for future leaders. It is written for current, rising star, and aspiring leaders; talent scouts searching for leaders; and executive coaches seeking a fresh view of how leaders will need to prepare. To get ready for this future, we will all need new leadership literacies.

Engaging the Hearts and Minds of All Your Employees How to Ignite Passionate Performance for Better Business Results

Engaging the Hearts and Minds of All Your Employees  How to Ignite Passionate Performance for Better Business Results Author Lee J. Colan
ISBN-10 007160216X
Release 2008-08-31
Pages 204
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Employee engagement is the cornerstone of achieving a sustainable competitive advantage. In Engaging the Hearts and Minds of All Your Employees, leadership expert Lee J. Colan delivers the “how to” for inspiring your team so they deliver unparalleled value to your customers. Proven at Fortune 500 companies across the globe, Colan's simple but powerful formula is this: meet your employees' basic intellectual and emotional needs, and they will perform at peak ability. Their minds and hearts will be fully engaged, they will be energetic and innovative-and they will keep your customers satisfied and loyal. To do this, he equips you with the practical tools to engage employees at all levels, and ignite the fire of “Passionate Performance.” With clear, concise strategies, Colan reveals how to view employees as human beings, not just workers, in order to fulfill their six basic needs: intellectual (Achievement, Autonomy, and Mastery) and emotional (Purpose, Intimacy, and Appreciation). He gives you concrete action steps to: Identify ways to eliminate barriers to achievement Define boundaries within which employees have the autonomy to do their jobs Create a compelling purpose for your team Focus resources and time to best support your purpose Answer the Fundamental Four questions that employees are always asking, whether you hear them or not Create team rituals that help build intimacy Packed with proven strategies for meeting your people's needs as well as instructive examples from stellar companies including Nordstrom, Southwest Airlines, Toyota, and General Electric, Engaging the Hearts and Minds of All Your Employees is your field guide for conquering your employee at a time.