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Mind Set Management

Author : Samuel A. Culbert
ISBN : 0195357027
Genre : Business & Economics
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You can follow any business guru you want, be it Peter Drucker or Tom Peters. You can adopt any new management concept, from reengineering to "empowering people." But Samuel A. Culbert has one caveat: no matter what managerial "religion" you choose--and there are many sound ones--before you can lead, manage, or team up effectively, you must comprehend the mind-sets that direct the people with whom you are interacting. In Mind-Set Management, Culbert provides a model for thinking about other people--about their self-interested motives and about their biased views of work events--as he shows managers at all levels how to use psychology instead of manipulation in giving valid, even great, advice. The essence of leading and managing, says Culbert, is "staging the conditions for others to be effective," which today entails giving advice and feedback, not issuing directives. This is particularly true with today's "empowering" management styles. But, as most managers know all too well, advice is often resisted, resented, and ignored. The problem, Culbert contends, is that managers don't have the other person in focus: When they formulate advice, they think they are attuned to the other person, but in fact the person they have listened to most is themselves. Mind-Set Management will help you focus on the person you want to advise, explaining what you need to learn and to know in order to give advice that is great because it is advice that actually gets used. It will prompt you to ask yourself (and will help you answer) such questions as: Why do people insist on seeing events with their own particular biases and distortions? Why do they resist my best ideas and advice about how they can function most effectively? Why can't I get people to change how they reason and think? Why do people have so much difficulty putting internal politics aside? What's needed for people to trust one another and listen to advice? Why are some people blind to the obvious logic behind the feedback and advice they receive? Culbert has packed the book with vivid case illustrations and stories that people, whether CEOs or project staff, will identify with--weaving the concepts and stories together to present evidence that makes the lessons personally compelling. With these lessons, you will find yourself reading essential, previously unseen dimensions of what is critical in the other person's thinking. You will be better able to see where other people's interests lie and how they view the corporation and the task at hand, and you will be able to give great advice, advice that will be followed because it serves the interests of the person who receives it even as it advances the company's goals. Today there are many new and progressive ideas about how to manage more effectively, but without the psychological component that Samuel Culbert provides in Mind-Set Management, you are simply putting old wine in new bottles--as what seems "new" quickly becomes business as usual. Thus this is an important, groundbreaking work. Indeed, Warren Bennis, in the Foreword, calls it "one of the lasting contributions to our understanding of corporations, the psychology of people who work in them, and perhaps most of all, a contribution to understanding ourselves."

Capturing The Heart Of Leadership

Author : Gilbert W. Fairholm
ISBN : 0275970965
Genre : Business & Economics
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Promoting a spiritual approach to organizational leadership that goes beyond visionary management, this work takes up the search for significance in people's worklives, in the products they produce and consume, in the services they offer and how leaders may build up this relationship.

Mind And Heart

Author : Petra Kuenkel
ISBN : 9783837027990
Genre : Political Science
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This book shows how leaders can use life and leadership experience to make a more meaningful contribution to the world It leads us into the inner world of leadership that we often tend to deny: the intuitive insight that at the core of our leadership journey is our contribution to the collective evolutionary process. What if we all knew the place within that is at home with the universe? What if we all knew how it feels to tend the common, the very force that nurtures all of us? Building on her own leadership journey and intensive conversations with 14 leaders from eight different countries around the world, Petra Kuenkel shows us how we can reconnect with the deeper theme of our journey and develop our own humanity as a gateway to leadership for sustainability.

Understanding Leadership Perspectives

Author : Matthew R. Fairholm
ISBN : 0387849025
Genre : Business & Economics
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hand. Indeed, we do not easily move out of one mind-set into another. What we believe to be true given our particular experience often seems to be the only truth. Often we need some outside force to trigger reevaluation and rethinking. That triggering force to intellectual growth may be a new idea, a new situation, a new value, a new boss, or some other significant emotional event – maybe, even, a new book. The Resear ch F oundation This book is founded on two pillars: one, a model of five leadership mind-sets c- mon in the last 100 years first presented in Gilbert W. Fairholm ’s (1998a, 1998b) book, Perspectives on Leadership: From the Science of Management to its Spiritual Heart ; and two, Matthew R. Fairholm’s (2002) dissertation, Conceiving Leadership: Exploring Five Perspectives of Leadership by Investigating the Conceptions and Experiences of Selected Metropolitan Washington Area Municipal Managers , which analyzed and validated the perspectives model (see the Appendix for more details). The data collected confirm there are five distinct perspectives of leadership evident in the 100-year history of leadership study and practice. The resulting model defines the five perspectives in terms of descriptions of leadership in action, leadership tools and behaviors, and the way leaders approach their relationship to followers. The five perspectives are related hierarchically so that they progressively encompass a unique perspective of the leadership phenomenon.

Leadership In Motion

Author : Jean-François Axel Huges Coget
ISBN : UCLA:L0070922596
Genre : Business & Economics
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Beyond Change Management

Author : Dean Anderson
ISBN : 0787959227
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 86. 59 MB
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Transform your organization! To truly transform your organization, you must learn totransform your own mindset. Beyond Change Management-the only bookspecifically about the interaction of leadership style, mindset,and the change process-revolutionizes leaders' approach totransformational change. Shattering the myth that transformationcan be managed, this book-part of the Practicing OD Series--offersyou new directions and ways of thinking and behaving that areessential for successful change. Its unique approach bringsorganization development (OD) into the mainstream of leaders'approaches to change, expanding and integrating the fields of OD,leadership, change management, and consciousness. You'll alsoget: ready-to-use worksheets questionnaires guidelines "Powerful business solutions to the current chaos facing manyorganizations today. Dean Anderson and Linda Ackerman Anderson getto the heart of change, the human touch, by using timelesstechniques and tools." --Ken Blanchard, coauthor, The One Minute Manager and GungHo! "The authors combine their keen observations, sharp insights,and open hearts to produce towering works that will stand aslasting contributions to leadership and organization development. .. .[t]hey guide us along a path of personal discovery so that wemay have the strength of spirit to risk the creation of moremeaningful organizations." --Jim Kouzes, coauthor, The Leadership Challenge and Encouragingthe Hear

The Overlooked Dimension Of Leadership

Author : Vicki Mara Scherwin
ISBN : UCLA:L0099900169
Genre : Leadership
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Head Heart And Guts

Author : David L. Dotlich
ISBN : 0470730609
Genre : Business & Economics
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This book reveals the three most important capabilities leaders must demonstrate today: the ability to set strategy, empathize with others, and take risks—all at the same time. In Head, Heart, and Guts, leadership experts David Dotlich, Peter Cairo, and Stephen Rhinesmith—who teach and coach CEOs and executive teams throughout the world—argue that to be successful in a complex, matrixed, fast-moving world, “whole” leaders must set strategy, develop trusting relationships with others, and consistently do the right thing based on personal values. “Partial” leaders, often the product of traditional executive programs, may be successful in the shortrun, but their companies lose over time. Filled with case studies of companies such as Bank of America, Johnson & Johnson, Novartis, and UBS, Head, Heart, and Guts, lays out specific steps and actions for leaders who want to grow beyond their “leadership comfort zone” and an action plan for companies that want to move beyond tried-and-true leadership development in order to develop “whole” leaders throughout their leadership pipeline.

Fusion Leadership

Author : Richard L. Daft
ISBN : 1576750809
Genre : Business & Economics
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Showing managers how to break out of the prison of hierarchical structure by emphasizing intellectual, emotional, and spiritual qualities, the authors creatively integrate new science and systems theory management ideas and present practical applications.

Leading People From The Middle

Author : William P. Robinson
ISBN : 9781440188862
Genre : Business & Economics
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First, you can't lead the way I lead. You wouldn't want to, and the people you lead wouldn't want you to either. The best leaders lead from their strengths. You want to lead in the way that works best for you. Only I can lead my way, and sometimes it's pretty bizarre. According to a fund-raising consultant, I'm not very presidential. I consider this high praise. We have to work within our basic dispositions to be effective. Unfortunately, a lot of parents, coaches, and inspirational speakers try to get us to believe otherwise. Commencements are breeding grounds for these aggrandizing lies, and it's the speakers who are doing the lying. Leading People from the Middle addresses 20th century leadership assumptions, the new dynamics of 21st-century leadership, and how leaders can change to meet the demands of today's organizations. Over the course of this book, the author, William P. Robinson discusses his understanding of leading from the middle as it refers to influencing from among, rather than from above, below, or in front of one's group. Leading from the middle refers to positioning ourselves alongside of those whom we've empowered, working shoulder to shoulder. It refers to living in the center of a mission, rather than simply lifting it up. He believes that leaders will set the standard and then work very hard to help their people achieve the group's goal.

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