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Future Focused Leaders

Future Focused Leaders Author Bill Ziegler
ISBN-10 9781506376011
Release 2017-05-11
Pages 192
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The latest from Bill Ziegler and David Ramage, Future Focused Leaders, provides school leaders with practical, relevant, and useable strategies for immediate application that promote sustainable innovation in leadership. Organized by three main overviews—Relate, Innovate, and Invigorate—each chapter ends with action steps for school leaders to take in order to strengthen their overall leadership abilities. · Relate: focuses on the effect relationships have on teacher and student success across an entire building; readers will learn strategies for conversational leadership, communication methods, and relationship building to create a culture of sharing and collaboration · Innovate: highlights tools and skills to change leaders’ approach to everyday school processes, incorporate technology, and inspire creativity in both staff and students · Invigorate: addresses the need for educators to return to their roots about why they went into education—to make a difference This book is for any school leader who is committed to building learning relationships, innovating for student success, and invigorating educators to make a difference in the life of every child.

Future focused Leadership

Future focused Leadership Author Gary Marx
ISBN-10 9781416602194
Release 2006-01
Pages 208
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Uses demographic trends to present a forward-looking strategy that outlines sixteen trends that will profoundly affect education, a plan for setting priorities based on probabilities, and advice on creating a four-step issue management process.

Leading in a Changing World

Leading in a Changing World Author Keith Coats
ISBN-10 1512286729
Release 2014-08-25
Pages 156
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"Fascinating - A teaching book that I couldn't put down!" If the world is changing, leadership needs to change. The world is changing. It is that simple; it is that complex. Through our work in TomorrowToday Global we have been at the very forefront of this intersection of a changing world and changing leadership across the broad scope of industries and sectors spanning all corners of the globe. And what we see concerns us. We see leaders who are frustrated that they can't mobilize their teams to adapt quickly enough to change. We see leaders who feel the horizon of their strategic plans rushing ever closer, resulting in decision making that often feels closer to guesswork than science. We see leaders battling to manage their teams, to keep and get the most of talent, to develop succession plans and to ensure everyone is focused on the same outcomes. We see leaders exasperated at the lack of initiative their teams have, and yet equally bound by increasing regulation, bureaucracy and inertia. We see leaders struggling to lead. We see leaders unable to admit that they're struggling to lead. Maybe the symptoms we've just listed don't all apply to you, or maybe you have a sense that your organization's problems lie elsewhere. Whatever the specific issues are, we're sure you'll agree with us that leadership isn't what it used to be. And a big part of the reason for this is that leadership itself is changing - just as the world around us is changing in dramatic ways. The leadership theory that underpins our practices of leadership is in need of review. For the most part, the way in which we review and measure leadership practice no longer works. The only way to change all this is for leaders (and those tasked with the responsibility of leadership development) to step back, rethink things and be willing to change. It means asking searching questions, challenging assumptions and revisiting formulae that have, for a very long time, worked rather well. This is easier said than done. But it can be done, and this is what this book is about. Future-focused leaders will gain insight into what it takes to succeed in a time of disruptive change. The book provides both a new lens through which to see the world and leadership, as well as practical tools and tips to help you make the journey towards a new leadership style and approach.

Developing Creative Leadership

Developing Creative Leadership Author Jeanette Plauché Parker
ISBN-10 156308631X
Release 2004
Pages 158
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The authors provide an overview of leadership in the crucial grades of 6-12. Drawing upon theories based on cognitive leadership, affective leadership, and the role of leadership in gifted education, leadership is discussed as it pertains to research projects, problem solving, interpersonal communication, and decision-making.

Making the Case for Leadership

Making the Case for Leadership Author Jon Derek Croteau
ISBN-10 9781442206359
Release 2011-11-30
Pages 228
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Strong higher education advancement leadership is more important today than ever. The success of advancement and development offices rests largely on the shoulders of chief advancement officers. Through groundbreaking research, this book identifies details and themes of leadership along with theoretical and practical implications important to a broad academic audience.

The Language of Leaders

The Language of Leaders Author Kevin Murray
ISBN-10 9780749468132
Release 2013-04-03
Pages 288
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Inspiring communication can make the difference between poor performance and exceptional results. This is why CEOs and HR professionals now believe that the ability to understand, motivate and inspire others is the characteristic that is most important when recruiting senior leaders. Many leaders wrongly perceive they have to become inspired orators if they are to inspire others. Wrong. Language is a system of communication, so the issue is: what system should leaders use to inspire brilliant results? This is the question Kevin Murray answers in The Language of Leaders. Based on original interviews with an extraordinary list of more than 70 top leaders from a wide range of business and public sector organizations, this book provides a unique insight into how these leaders have responded to the demands of a transparent world. It reports on what they have learned and creates a lexicon for successful communication. The message from these leaders is resoundingly clear - communication is now one of the most crucial skills of leadership. Filled with actionable lessons and insights from leaders of high-profile organizations, The Language of Leaders is an invaluable book for anybody in a leadership position, or who aspires to lead.

The Externally Focused Quest

The Externally Focused Quest Author Eric Swanson
ISBN-10 9780470602898
Release 2010-03-04
Pages 272
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A practical approach for leaders to guide their congregations to become more externally focused The Externally Focused Quest: Becoming the Best Church for the Community is designed for church leaders who want to transform their churches to become less internally focused and more oriented to the world around them. The book includes the clear guidelines on the ten changes congregations must adopt to become truly outwardly focused. This book is not about getting all churches to have an annual day of community service as a tactic but changing the core of who they are and how they see themselves as a part of their community. Outlines the ten changes needed for church leaders to transform their churches Presents a highly practical approach that shows leaders how to become more externally focused without having to give up programs that serve members A new volume in the popular Leadership Network Series This book reveals what it takes to make the major shift from an internal to external focus and how that affects church leadership.

Roundtable Viewpoints Educational Leadership

Roundtable Viewpoints  Educational Leadership Author Joyce Huth Munro
ISBN-10 0073379751
Release 2007-08-13
Pages 416
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ROUNDTABLE VIEWPOINTS: EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP offers varying perspectives on important issues and provides readers with balanced and fair coverage of a topic to form their own opinion or to support their research. This reader is designed to address a number of different issues regarding educational leadership. Each issue question is relevant to the topic and guides readers through the readings. The controversy and different views among the captivating readings is readily apparent to the reader and stimulates discussion. The variety of selections per issue are current, culled from a variety of sources, and relate to the most popular issues surrounding the topic. In addition to the issue questions and selections, ROUNDTABLE VIEWPOINTS: EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP includes an issue introduction; summary/overview; highlights; critical thinking; challenge questions; and additional reading and/or websites.

Developing a Leadership Strategy

Developing a Leadership Strategy Author Annmarie Neal
ISBN-10 9781562868390
Release 2012-09-16
Pages 16
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How can you ensure that your organization has the right mix of effective leadership and skilled talent to position itself at a competitive advantage? By developing a leadership strategy that integrates and tightly aligns business strategy, operations, and financial planning, with culture, organization development, and leadership capability. Such a strategy forces leaders to think long-term to ensure that the business plans they drive strategically incorporate leadership development as a key component.

Interactional Leadership and How to Coach It

Interactional Leadership and How to Coach It Author Michael Harvey
ISBN-10 9781317569237
Release 2014-11-20
Pages 210
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All leaders make choices, but not all leaders are choice-focused. In Interactional Leadership and How to Coach It: The art of the choice-focused leader Michael Harvey presents an important new theory of leadership which demonstrates how to coach successful choice-making. This clear, wide-ranging book integrates business and psychology, exploring the art of choice-focused leadership through neuroscience, cognitive psychology, existential philosophy and leadership studies. Interactional leadership helps leaders to make informed decisions throughout the "achievement cycle" of strategy, resourcing and delivery, and emphasises the importance of psychological balance. The book features chapter-long case studies which provide unique insights into the leader’s inner world and clearly illustrate how the tightrope of leadership can be mastered. Harvey draws important lessons about decision-making from corporate leaders, politicians and even Shakespeare’s tragic heroes, and addresses the leader’s ethical responsibility for major issues facing us now and in the future. The interactional model also focuses on coaching the multiple roles of leadership, such as global leader, team leader, innovator, entrepreneur and chair of the board. Accessible and practical, Interactional Leadership and How to Coach It is an ideal guide for coaches, leaders, students, trainers of coaches and anyone involved in leadership development and recruitment.

Total Leaders 2 0

Total Leaders 2 0 Author Charles J. Schwahn
ISBN-10 9781607095323
Release 2010-04-16
Pages 154
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This new edition of the widely read Total Leaders book significantly deepens the theoretical grounding and applicability of the original Total Leader Model, and expands its connection to other significant dimensions of leadership, professionalism, personal empowerment, learning, life, and change.

Measuring Leadership Development Quantify Your Program s Impact and ROI on Organizational Performance

Measuring Leadership Development  Quantify Your Program s Impact and ROI on Organizational Performance Author Jack Phillips
ISBN-10 9780071781213
Release 2012-04-06
Pages 304
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Prove the financial value of your programs—so funders can’t say no “Not measuring the impact of leadership development is like dieting without weighing-in. This outstanding book offers a very logical and practical approach to measuring the impact of leadership development.” —Dave Ulrich, Professor, University of Michigan, Ross School of Business, and partner, The RBL Group “This book explains many of the reasons why current leadership development practices miss the mark. A must-read for anyone who wishes to implement a meaningful strategy for developing leaders in their organization.” —Rajeev Peshawaria, Executive Director and CEO, iclif Leadership and Governance Centre “Leadership development is an area we instinctively know we need in organizations, but we struggle with how to link it to results. Patti, Jack, and Rebecca make measurement a clear and simple process.” —Whitney Hischier, Assistant Dean, Center for Executive Education, University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business “Measuring Leadership Development is one of the best business road maps I’ve seen in quite some time. These three doctors of philosophy offer the right prescription for ailing corporations in today’s business climate. I highly recommend it as an essential navigational tool in any corporate handbook.” —Marshall Goldsmith, million-selling author of the New York Times bestsellers MOJO and What Got Your Here Won’t Get You There “In addition to synthesizing and integrating various streams of information into something meaningful and compelling, the authors outline the fundamental questions that anyone who truly cares about making a difference should answer and they also provide pragmatic approaches and applications to insure high impact.” —Teresa Roche, Vice President and Chief Learning Officer, Agilent Technologies About the Book: Leadership development is one of the driving forces behind strong organizational performance. However, when executives look to run their organizations leaner, they view it as a luxury. Now, Measuring Leadership Development gives talent managers a full toolkit for presenting their leadership development programs in terms of identifiable business benefits, including—for the first time—an accurate bottom line for return on investment in the program. Jack and Patti Phillips have set the standard for ROI Methodology, and here, with Rebecca Ray, they show you how to measure, in real numbers, the impact a leadership development program has on an organization. This complete package gives you sought-after advice for developing leaders with a conveniently measurable, results-based approach as well as the tools you need to collect, analyze, and report relevant data. With this one-of-a-kind book, you can get up and running fast to: Design, deliver, and sustain a periodic ROI evaluation process Provide executives and stakeholders with the confirmable data they demand in terms they understand Use your evaluation data to drive improvement in your organization Effectively value the ROI of a leadership development program using the same standard ratio accountants use for equipment and buildings Colorful case studies from some of the world’s best-known companies illustrate how to establish best practices and avoid common pitfalls. You will turn to this book again and again for its authoritative, go-to advice and techniques. Take the lead in improving your company’s performance with Measuring Leadership Development.

The Kingdom Focused Leader

The Kingdom Focused Leader Author Michael D. Miller
ISBN-10 9780805431513
Release 2004
Pages 112
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Recognizing Jesus as the consummate leader of all time, this book explains how every leader can model Christ's example of constant awareness that the Kingdom of God works in our lives every day.

Leadership All You Need To Know

Leadership  All You Need To Know Author D. Pendleton
ISBN-10 9780230354425
Release 2011-09-19
Pages 186
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Leadership successes and failures are in the media every day. We are in a global political and financial crisis which is changing how we think about our lives and our futures. The authors present a leadership model for the future which creates the right conditions for people to thrive, individually and collectively, and achieve significant goals.

The Associate University Librarian Handbook

The Associate University Librarian Handbook Author Bradford Lee Eden
ISBN-10 9780810883826
Release 2012-05-10
Pages 208
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Although the positions of assistant or associate university librarians and deans are considered a training ground for upward movement in the profession, there are surprisingly very few mentoring experiences available. The Associate University Librarian Handbook: A Resource Guide looks to change that. Covering such topics as managing change, funding, research, career management, and more, this book will be a valuable tool and guide for both those in the position of associate university librarian and for those aspiring to get there.

Leadership Brand

Leadership Brand Author David Ulrich
ISBN-10 IND:30000116529367
Release 2007
Pages 270
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leadership evaluate progress along the way, as a leadership brand is created and implemented."--BOOK JACKET.

Learning Communities 2 0

Learning Communities 2 0 Author William G. Spady
ISBN-10 9781607096085
Release 2010-04-16
Pages 178
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Drawing on mountains of insightful research and innovative practices from their vast experience and international consulting work in education, they clearly, systematically, and compellingly describe the distinguishing and defining components of ELCs, why ELCs are desperately needed in today's Age of Empowerment, how ELCs differ from 'educentric' schools, how ELCs function, the life-performance outcomes that shape ELCs' instructional priorities, and the strategies, frameworks, and transformational technologies that local communities can use to design and implement the key elements of ELCs in a number of creative ways.