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Common Fire

Author : Laurent A. Daloz
ISBN : 9780807020081
Genre : Political Science
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A landmark study that reveals how we become committed to the common good and sustain such commitments in a changing world. View the discussion guide for UU communities: HTML or PDF "A perceptive, groundbreaking analysis of inspired lives. . . . This is a guidebook for the soul." -Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence "A truly refreshing book! In a day when the political and spiritual air has grown stale with cynicism, discouragement, and indirection, this beautifully written, penetrating study could not be more welcome or valuable. No teacher, parent, or civic leader who cares about nurturing social commitment can fail to be informed and inspired by this remarkable and surprisingly practical book." -Robert Kegan, author of In Over Our Heads "Eloquent and profound, Common Fire addresses what Americans everywhere long for: a sense of the common good, an emphasis on community and compassion in everyday life, a values-based politics in the public sphere. A compelling, encouraging work." -Jim Wallis, author of The Soul of Politics "A profound exposition and penetrating commentary on some of life's most important issues." -Clarence G. Newsome, dean, Howard Divinity School "A compelling portrait of people who choose to make a difference and thus inspire us all." -Rosabeth Moss Kanter, author of World Class: Thriving Locally in the Global Economy

The Ten Commandments

Author : William P. Brown
ISBN : 0664223230
Genre : Religion
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Offering a host of classic and new essays surveying the scholarly ethical and biblical debate surrounding the Ten Commandments, William Brown organizes his volume into three parts: the history of interpretation, contemporary reflections on the Decalogue as a whole, and contemporary reflections on individual commandments. A useful addition to ethics as well as Old Testament and Hebrew Bible courses, Brown'sThe Ten Commandmentswill be a standard reference for all Decalogue research, as it facilitates a helpful balance between moral, theological, and biblical study. The Library of Theological Ethics series focuses on what it means to think theologically and ethically. It presents a selection of important and otherwise unavailable texts in easily accessible form. Volumes in this series will enable sustained dialogue with predecessors though reflection on classic works in the field.

Leadership Vertigo

Author : S. Max Brown
ISBN : 9781939629869
Genre : Business & Economics
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Over the past few decades, there’s been an exponential rise in the number of books and studies on leadership and what we need to do to ensure organizational success in today’s increasingly complex and interconnected global market. And yet, we continue to see year after year research that shows employee engagement and morale levels plateauing on the low end of the scale. Why is this? Why are we unable to move the needle and create the kind of working conditions that not only allow our employees to succeed, but thrive under our leadership? What these findings reveal is that leaders often can’t see the gap that exists between what they want their leadership to represent and how others actually experience their leadership. Many of us are experiencing a common perceptual problem where our brain sends us false signals assuring us that everything is okay when it is not. We call this phenomenon Leadership Vertigo. Leadership Vertigo: Why We All Go Off Course and How We Can Get Back on Track will help you to understand how you can counter these bouts of self-deception by employing four Leadership Landmarks, Community, Competence, Credibility, and Compassion, to get your team back on course.

Creating Magic

Author : Lee Cockerell
ISBN : 0385528280
Genre : Business & Economics
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“It’s not the magic that makes it work; it’s the way we work that makes it magic.” The secret for creating “magic” in our careers, our organizations, and our lives is simple: outstanding leadership—the kind that inspires employees, delights customers, and achieves extraordinary business results. No one knows more about this kind of leadership than Lee Cockerell, the man who ran Walt Disney World® Resort operations for over a decade. And in Creating Magic, he shares the leadership principles that not only guided his own journey from a poor farm boy in Oklahoma to the head of operations for a multibillion dollar enterprise, but that also soon came to form the cultural bedrock of the world’s number one vacation destination. But as Lee demonstrates, great leadership isn’t about mastering impossibly complex management theories. We can all become outstanding leaders by following the ten practical, common sense strategies outlined in this remarkable book. As straightforward as they are profound, these leadership lessons include: Everyone is important. Make your people your brand. Burn the free fuel: appreciation, recognition, and encouragement. Give people a purpose, not just a job. Combining surprising business wisdom with insightful and entertaining stories from Lee’s four decades on the front lines of some of the world’s best-run companies, Creating Magic shows all of us – from small business owners to managers at every level – how to become better leaders by infusing quality, character, courage, enthusiasm, and integrity into our workplace and into our lives.

Twelve Steps To A Compassionate Life

Author : Karen Armstrong
ISBN : 9780307595638
Genre : Religion
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One of the most original thinkers on the role of religion in the modern world—author of such acclaimed books as A History of God, Islam, and Buddha—now gives us an impassioned and practical book that can help us make the world a more compassionate place. Karen Armstrong believes that while compassion is intrinsic in all human beings, each of us needs to work diligently to cultivate and expand our capacity for compassion. Here, in this straightforward, thoughtful, and thought-provoking book, she sets out a program that can lead us toward a more compassionate life. The twelve steps Armstrong suggests begin with “Learn About Compassion” and close with “Love Your Enemies.” In between, she takes up “compassion for yourself,” mindfulness, suffering, sympathetic joy, the limits of our knowledge of others, and “concern for everybody.” She suggests concrete ways of enhancing our compassion and putting it into action in our everyday lives, and provides, as well, a reading list to encourage us to “hear one another’s narratives.” Throughout, Armstrong makes clear that a compassionate life is not a matter of only heart or mind but a deliberate and often life-altering commingling of the two. From the Hardcover edition.

Leadership Landscapes

Author : T. Cummings
ISBN : 9780230598539
Genre : Business & Economics
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Recent leadership books have focused on how to lead where tasks are internal and relationships between companies are straightforward market or buy-sell transactions. Things have now changed dramatically. This book looks at large-scale organizations and networks, and considers applied leadership theory appropriate to the 21st century.

Political And Civic Leadership

Author : Richard A. Couto
ISBN : 9781452266343
Genre : Political Science
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I jumped at the chance to shepherd this collection. This was personal for me. In the past, when I had prepared to teach courses on political leadership, I had come up with a dearth of recent scholarly attention to the topic. Perhaps my perspective on politics and leadership exacerbated the difficulty of my search. I had in mind a politics that touched all aspects of power and authority in our lives (not just government), encouraged the moral imagination, and affirmed human agency that could make the future better than the present. I searched with limited success for material that would explain how all of us shape and are shaped by politics. My perspective on leadership may have also hindered my search. I had in mind the simple notion of taking initiative on behalf of shared values. I found too little material about leadership that extended beyond the spectacle of authority and its assumption of hierarchy. I wanted to explain that each of us, regardless of our place in a hierarchy, has a calling to lead - to act on behalf of our moral imagination. Editing this volume permitted me the chance to develop the material I sought. I (as well as other teachers) no longer have a shortage of material relating politics and leadership with each other. From the Introduction

Leadership Can Be Taught

Author : Sharon Daloz Parks
ISBN : 1422163350
Genre : Business & Economics
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If leaders are made, not born, what is the best way to teach the skills they need to be effective? Today's complex times require a new kind of leadership--one that encompasses a mind-set and capabilities that can't necessarily be taught by conventional methods. In this unique leadership book, Sharon Daloz Parks invites readers to step into the classroom of Harvard leadership virtuoso Ronald Heifetz and his colleagues to understand this dynamic type of leadership and experience a corresponding mode of learning called "case in point." Unlike traditional teaching approaches that analyze the experiences of past leaders, case in point uses individuals' own experiences--and the classroom environment itself--as a crucible for learning. This bold approach enables emerging leaders to work actively through the complex demands of today's workplace and build their skills as they discover theory in practice. Through an engaging, you-are-there writing style, Parks outlines essential features of this approach that can be applied across a range of settings. In the process, Leadership Can Be Taught reveals how we can learn, practice, and teach the art of leadership in more skilled, effective, and inspired forms. Sharon Daloz Parks is director of leadership for the New Commons--an initiative of the Whidbey Institute in Clinton, WA. She has held faculty and research positions at the Harvard Divinity School, Harvard Business School, and the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

Leadership And The New Science

Author : Margaret J. Wheatley
ISBN : 9781458777607
Genre : Business & Economics
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A bestseller--more than 300,000 copies sold, translated into seventeen languages, and featured in the Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Miami Herald, Harvard Business Review, Fast Company, and Fortune; Shows how discoveries in quantum physics, biology, and chaos theory enable us to deal successfully with change and uncertainty in our organizations and our lives; Includes a new chapter on how the new sciences can help us understand and cope with some of the major social challenges of our times We live in a time of chaos, rich in potential for new possibilities. A new world is being born. We need new ideas, new ways of seeing, and new relationships to help us now. New science--the new discoveries in biology, chaos theory, and quantum physics that are changing our understanding of how the world works--offers this guidance. It describes a world where chaos is natural, where order exists ''for free.'' It displays the intricate webs of cooperation that connect us. It assures us that life seeks order, but uses messes to get there. Leadership and the New Science is the bestselling, most acclaimed, and most influential guide to applying the new science to organizations and management. In it, Wheatley describes how the new science radically alters our understanding of the world, and how it can teach us to live and work well together in these chaotic times. It will teach you how to move with greater certainty and easier grace into the new forms of organizations and communities that are taking shape.

Big Questions Worthy Dreams

Author : Sharon Daloz Parks
ISBN : 9781118113868
Genre : Education
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Praise for Big Questions,Worthy Dreams "The things at stake in this tenth anniversary edition are evenmore profound and urgent than they were the first time around. Thisis not a little story about young people. It is a big story abouthumanity and the persistent quest for meaning and purpose. . . .the key is mentorship, and the payoff should be big—for all ofus."—Richard A. Settersten Jr., coauthor, Not Quite Adults:Why 20-Somethings Are Choosing a Slower Path to Adulthood, and WhyIt's Good for Everyone "Scholarly, wise, elegant, and deeply insightful, this book is .. . for all who work with people in the awe and angst-filled yearsbetween 18 and 32. . . . Upcoming generations have fateful choicesto make that we need them to take up faithfully and fully awake.Parks, a master teacher, lights the way—theirs andours."—Diana Chapman Walsh, president emerita, WellesleyCollege; board chair, the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard "No one who cares deeply about people in their twenties shouldbe without this book. In Sharon Daloz Parks's lyrical company welearn so much more about their biggest possibilities—and ourown." —Robert Kegan, author, In Over Our Heads; professor, HarvardGraduate School of Education "Parks's clear voice .... is simultaneously that of a scholar,clinician, ethicist, and priest—that of a rare and capablegeneralist who can nurture both teachers and students ... [and]reveal the architecture of the process by which we merge thequestions of ultimate reality with the immediate needs and dutiesof our generation."—Janet Cooper Nelson, chaplain of theuniversity, Brown University " . . . [A] valuable resource for parents, professors,administrators, employers, and all others who care about emergingadults and want to see them thrive." —Jeffrey Jensen Arnett,Clark University; author, Emerging Adulthood: The Winding Road fromthe Late Teens Through the Twenties

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