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Leadership For The Twenty First Century

Author : Joseph Clarence Rost
ISBN : 027594610X
Genre : Political Science
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This illuminating study critiques the concept of leadership as understood in the last 75 years and looks to the twenty-first century for a reconstructed understanding of leadership in the postindustrial era. More similarities in past decades were found than had been thought; the thread throughout Rost's book is that leadership was conceived of as good management. He develops a new definition and paradigm for leadership in this volume that distinguishes leadership from management in fundamental ways. The ethics of leadership from a postindustrial perspective completes the paradigm. The book concludes with suggestions that can be immediately utilized in helping to transform our understanding of leadership.

Focus On Leadership

Author : Larry C. Spears
ISBN : 9780471171195
Genre : Business & Economics
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This collection of inspiring essays focuses on the practice of servant-leadership in organizational and business settings. Focus on Leadership addresses how servant-leadership is now increasingly recognized as being on the forefront of emerging leadership thinking. This book features a Foreword by Ken Blanchard as well as writing from: Hamilton Beazley * Julie Beggs * Warren Bennis * Ken Blanchard * John C. Bogle * Rubye Howard Braye * John Burkhardt * John Carver * Stephen R. Covey * Max DePree * K. Brian Dorval * Kent A. Farnsworth * Tamyra L. Freeman * Robert K. Greenleaf * Dee Hock * Scott G. Isaksen * Joseph Jaworski * Michael Jones * Ann McGee-Cooper * Russ S. Moxley * Nancy Larner Ruschman * John P. Schuster * James D. Showkeir * Ruth Mercedes Smith * Larry C. Spears * Duane Trammell * David S. Young * Scott W. Webster * Margaret Wheatley * Judy Wicks * Lea E. Williams * Danah Zohar

Global Leaders For The Twenty First Century

Author : Michael J. Marquardt
ISBN : 9780791492178
Genre : Business & Economics
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New times demand new kinds of leaders. In a technological workplace which may be more virtual than physical, where bytes of information and cyberspace need to be managed more than people, leaders will have to thrive amidst high chaos and continuous change. Global Leaders for the Twenty-First Century profiles twelve such leaders from business and government and discusses eight key attributes necessary for successful leadership in the future.

The Transforming Leader

Author : Carol Pearson
ISBN : 9781609941208
Genre : Business & Economics
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The Transforming Leader is written for people who strive to make a positive difference in the world. The book was conceived by the Fetzer Institute's Leadership for Transformation project in collaboration with the James MacGregor Burns Academy of Leadership and the International Leadership Association. As part of the process that led to the book, the project's Stewardship Team held three retreats that brought together internationally known leaders, leadership educators, and theorists to sit in dialogue reflecting on three questions: How can we explore a variety of approaches to creating a bridge between our inner life and outer action for transformational effect? What is the commonality among these divergent approaches? And what of this can help you or me be an agent of transformation in a world on the edge of either destruction or renewal? The leaders and leadership experts contributing to the book, many of whom participated in the dialogues, consistently stress their own experience that it is not just what a leader does that matters, or what they know about human beings, their motivations and ways of behavior, but who that leader is inside: How alive they are, how balanced, how healthy, how passionate, how aware, how engaged, how compassionate, how energized - how they connect with their deeper and wiser selves. Based on cutting edge leadership thinking and practice, the 20 essays that make up the work explore the many paths and lessons leaders can take to access the best parts of themselves and meet the challenges of today's world.

Cross Enterprise Leadership

Author : Richard Ivey School of Business, The
ISBN : 9780470963531
Genre : Business & Economics
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In today's world of business where organizational boundaries are blurry, intense competition dictates rapid change, and complex issues and relationships cut across departments, business units, and even companies, the old hierarchical command-and-control management approach is no longer sufficient. Distributed leadership approaches are necessary and no one individual can do it all. In fact, an enterprise is more than just the traditional organization. Value today is often created not just within a company, but also across a network of companies. Being able to connect the various components and to work collaboratively within the network is essential to maintaining competitive advantage. Leaders today must be capable of identifying potential partners, initiating and maintaining relationships, resolving conflicts, and reconfiguring their relationships. Cross-Enterprise Leadership is a new model for success in today's world of complexity and ambiguity. Leaders who adopt this approach will be more comfortable dealing with ambiguity, uncertainty, complexity and time pressures, and with creating value through networks of relationships. Small, domestic, entrepreneurial companies are, by their very nature, cross-enterprise focused. Entrepreneurs will tell you that they live in a world of uncertainty and ambiguity and that they constantly need to adjust on the fly. Equally, large multi-national companies like Wal-Mart, Nestle, or Coca-Cola are inherently complex and issues and relationships cut across functions, levels, geographies, and companies. Cross-Enterprise Leadership goes beyond a functional perspective to understanding the complexity of business issues from all angles and how they can be integrated, how leaders can rely almost entirely on influence when they may be operating without power or authority, and how they can develop the capacity to make decisions and implement them in an environment filled with uncertainty and complexity. Most managers operate like the traditional orchestra-waiting to do their written part. But there is no tidy score for business today. CEL enables today's leaders to be more like a jazz band, improvising and building off of one another, creating music in real time and in relationship to one another.

Global Leaders For The Twenty First Century

Author : Michael J. Marquardt
ISBN : 9780791492178
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 80. 66 MB
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New times demand new kinds of leaders. In a technological workplace which may be more virtual than physical, where bytes of information and cyberspace need to be managed more than people, leaders will have to thrive amidst high chaos and continuous change. Global Leaders for the Twenty-First Century profiles twelve such leaders from business and government and discusses eight key attributes necessary for successful leadership in the future.

Shaping Catholic Parishes

Author : Carole Ganim
ISBN : 9780829426465
Genre : Religion
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Catholic parish life in the United States is changing. As a result, new organizational models are emerging: clustered parishes, large "megachurches," one pastor overseeing multiple parishes, lay leadership... Pastoral leaders, ordained and lay, need to learn new skills and adopt new leadership styles to function effectively in this changing pastoral environment. Shaping Catholic Parishes looks at these changes from the pastoral leader's point of view. Twenty-two priets, deacons, religious, and lay people share first-person accounts of their experiences serving as pastoral leaders in these new situations and roles.

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