Effective Leadership Masterclass (NEW REVISED EDITION)
The challenges presented by business environments worldwide require managers to have a strong sense of leadership. The wealth of literature on coping and resilience lacks a fundamental theory to link coping with leadership; on the contrary, the popular cognitive resource theory of leadership states that leaders lose their cognitive skills under stress, and advocates the value of experience only in the face of challenges. LEADERSHIP AND COPING is a researched based book , it weave the relationship between leadership style and the ability of a leader to cope with the stress of uncertainty in business. It therefore discloses and advises new practical principles to assist in the development of leadership cultivation programs. It also synthesizes a modified version of the Sense Of Coherence psychometric test applicable to measure coping in business contexts.
Leadership is considered as a process where one or more persons influence a group of persons to move in certain direction. This can have and often has a strong impact on the social climate in the group, through the way the leadership is executed, i.e. through what is termed as leadership style (Ekvall and Ryhammer, 1998). There is no one best style of leadership; that is to say, what is effective for one organisation may not be effective for another (Boseman, 2008). The purpose of this study was to highlight the major leadership approaches, models and theories, as well as theories in Organisation climate and to establish the relationship between them.
Leading change just got a whole lot easier. Think you need awe-inspiring visions, complicated plans, and fist-pounding speeches to inspire change? Think again. A rising tide of real leaders ranging from banking executives and heads of multinational manufacturers to hospital administrators and small business owners have discovered a surprisingly simple way to deliver steady results in spite of unrelenting change. Brimming with compelling stories and grounded in research, Domino: The Simplest Way to Inspire Change reveals two approaches to leading change: Change by Addition and Change by Decision. Disturbingly, Change by Addition is far less effective, but is used far more often. Until now. Luckily, Change by Decision is not only more effective it also requires less time and fewer resources—allowing ordinary managers to take their teams in exciting new directions. Understand how to free yourself and your team from the shackles of change by addition. Explore stories of real leaders in a multitude of industries to see how the Domino techniques apply in any situation Examine the leadership skills that inspire smart strategies and adaptive teams Execute plans quicker and easier by mastering the art of effective change leadership Domino: The Simplest Way to Inspire Change is a radically simple book that highlights a new approach for executing change and inspiring agility in the workplace.
Proven strategies and innovative solutions for developing and retaining successful leaders Many organizations today are facing a crisis of leadership. As the Baby Boomer generation exits the workforce, companies are struggling to find qualified leaders to fill critical roles. Accelerating Leadership Development offers solutions for leadership development, management, and retention from award-winning development firm Global Knowledge. Accelerating Leadership Development provides a proven model to help companies develop high-potential employees with the competencies and knowledge capital to assume critical roles successfully. It includes practical and rigorous tools that enable organizations to identify targets and predict those targets' success with six measurable factors. With this proven development system, companies can develop a pipeline of ready leaders with high levels of engagement and retention. Features actionable, effective principles and strategies for leadership development using a results-oriented framework Chapters address communication and delegation strategies, effective feedback models, shifting of responsibility and accountability to direct reports, and contemporary coaching and development approaches Based on in-depth research and client interactions from one of the most prominent names in workforce development For any business that experiences a leadership failure or a lack of qualified leaders for vital positions, the consequences can be devastating. This practical and effective guide to leadership development offers real solutions for long-term excellence.
Around the world organizations and the societies of which they are a part are undergoing profound changes. These complex changes pose real challenges to the theoretical and practical foundations of leadership. The call for effective leadership is, perhaps, more urgent now than any other time in human history. Without effective leadership little positive change will happen. This is now certainly the case in education. Without question, the leadership literature is rich in theories and approaches to describing effective leadership. The lessons we have learned so far is that leadership is more complex than was initially thought. Social life is complex and in constant flux; so are organizations, particularly schools. Effective school leaders must possess excellent problem solving skills and these are grounded in their cognition. To delve into the minds of effective school principals while thinking through difficult problems is the challenge this study takes up.
Leaders play an essential role in every aspect of our modern lives and good leadership is an art that is highly prized. Effective leaders not only control, appraise and analyse, they also encourage, improve and inspire. In Effective Leadership John Adair, Britain’s foremost expert on leadership training, shows how every manager can learn to lead. Drawing on numerous examples of leadership in action – commercial, historical, military – he identifies the essential requirements for good leadership and explains how you can enhance your personality, knowledge and position to become the best leader you can be. Recognized as the ultimate tool for any aspiring leader, this landmark book will help you to: • Understand leadership – the characteristics and skills you need to be an effective leader • Develop leadership abilities – how to define tasks, plan, brief, communicate, motivate and set an example • Grow as a leader – how to put your leadership skills into practice
Research in sociological literatures states that people think and take action according to their cognitive structure and that technology is perceived with an understanding of change from old to news technologies that integrate specialty and demarcation. And socio-technical systems incorporate sociological processes that lead to the visionary leadership. This basic concept validates that policy and socio-technical linkage provides a framework of governance system and ensures environment sustainability. Consequently the adaptive governance corporate social responsibility and drives visionary political and managerial leadership.
Over the years, Egypt has suffered a lack of adequate opportunities for young adults to develop and practice leadership. There has also been an absence of information and understanding about the youth leadership competencies, processes, and evaluative tools needed to build effective leadership programs. Egypt needs to identify an effective path for creating and sustaining young leaders for a better tomorrow. After the 2011 uprising, it has become evident how important youth are and how they were neglected for many decades. This book is based on a qualitative study supported by quantitative data with a modified Delphi design with a purpose to explore, examine, and refine the leadership skills and competencies needed for young Egyptian leaders to determine how to develop multiple youth development and leadership opportunities for youth at ages 15–24 and to establish necessary effective evaluative methods.
Global changes in the twenty-first century call for new leadership ideas, skills, and the ability to support transformation and stability in society. However, current discourse is deeply embedded in prejudicial practices based on gender, race and class.Men have been more involved in leadership than women and white women typically occupy more leadership roles than black women. Moreover, changing demographics in schools are necessitating alternative educational leadership approaches, such as indigenous, spiritual and inclusive leadership to deal with issues of diversity, inequality and varying identities.
Traditionally leadership in schools was characterised as being based around heroic and charismatic leaders. Yet this form of leadership has come under increasing criticism and instead "distributed leadership" is now being argued to be a more effective route for school improvement both in the UK and North America. This text explores the notion of distributed leadership in relation to the social, political and economic environment within which schools are operating in South East England. The research discussed is based around three contrasting secondary schools and examines how these differing school contexts give rise to differing responses to the distributed leadership agenda. The author proposes a new model for understanding how this form of leadership is enacted and offers new insights into the challenges facing schools that wish to put in place this whole school change.
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Roles of school heads are changing with time, and consequently requiring a wide range of new responsibilities and the use of effective leadership practices. There are also increased aspects of global diasporic activities and rapid flow of ideas. The school context through which leadership practices are exercised is at the same time influenced by national (country) or societal culture. As a result, styles of leadership practices that researchers have found to generate effective results are being adopted across cultures. This book is a research work that explores the need for situational responsiveness as a means toward effective school leadership for outstanding educational outcomes across cultures, as well as in schools with diverse cultures. The research work particularly questions whether practices of effective school leadership are dependent on local, socio-cultural contexts. To seek evidence to these questions and informed by the literature review, a cross-cultural contextual approach of school leadership is adopted. The study compares the perceptions of effective practices of leadership from leaders of secondary schools across two societal cultures, England and Tanzania.
Learn the unique leadership strategies of the effective, essential CIO Beyond the Cloud provides a blueprint for leadership in an era of high volatility, rapid transformation, and amazing growth. An effective CIO is essential to the successful navigation of turbulent and uncertain times, and this insightful guide gives you the actionable framework you need to execute the leadership strategies that work. Focused on the major factors that are critical to modern global enterprise, this book delves into communication, collaboration, relationships, technology, innovation, talent management, and more to provide well-rounded guidance toward principled leadership. Simple, straightforward language explains the basics of each area, and is expanded upon by real-world stories and revealing anecdotes gathered from the author's exclusive interviews with visionary thought leaders from major organizations worldwide. You get perspective from the top on established and emerging leadership strategies, helping you put these ideas to work right away. CIOs are perfectly positioned to provide the leadership required to stay ahead of the competition in complex, rapidly shifting markets. They break down walls, align resources, and facilitate collaboration to drive business value and spur growth amidst an atmosphere of hyper-competition. This guide is your practical handbook for becoming the leader that you need to be. Establish trust and cooperation across the enterprise Recruit and retain the top talent in your field Leverage new technology for continuous business growth Inspire loyalty and optimal performance from everyone on the team The CIO has never been more crucial to the enterprise than right now. With clear guidance toward the unique leadership skills the role requires, Beyond the Cloud is the foundational executive guide for transformational leaders in the new business era.
The research-driven guide to the leadership behaviours which create more engaged workplaces and higher performance, Extraordinary Leadership in Australia and New Zealand is a guidebook for what it takes, at any level of an organisation, to bring out the best in people. And full of insights not just from people who are making a difference, but also evidence from their direct reports, colleagues and managers about the impact that The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership® has on them and their performance. Drawing upon empirical data from more than 75,000 people in the Australian and New Zealand workforce, the authors document how The Five Practices are being applied here, and also compares this region with data from 28 other countries. Interviews with more than 100 leaders and their teams provide real examples and practical applications within the grasp of every reader who aspires to make a difference. Case studies are balanced across gender, function, and industry providing a broad perspective, identifying why leadership matters, and offering keen insights into how you lead others to greatness. Study examples of extraordinary leadership in Australia and New Zealand Discover the behaviours that make great leaders, and why they're so important Examine the research that shows how leadership affects engagement and organisational performance Learn why people need great leadership, and why it motivates them to perform at their best Leadership must be nurtured. While all leaders are born, great leaders are made! With expectations higher than ever, and resources unprecedentedly scarce, today's leaders face some of the most difficult, complex organisational challenges yet. Extraordinary Leadership in Australia and New Zealand presents a data-driven framework for being an effective leader, with expert guidance toward the actions that you can take to improve the performance of your team and organisation.
Leadership is ubiquitous yet nebulous. Every human in some setting or another will eventually play a leadership role. Quality leadership makes the difference between success and failure of a nation or even an organization. From prehistoric time, experts have been trying to understand and explain leadership; however, differences in opinion and isolated ideas failed to demonstrate a comprehensive process of leadership that make an ordinary person a leader or an ordinary leader an effective leader. This monograph tries to state a comprehensive view of leadership that integrates all the isolated opinions of experts. To present a review of expert's opinion on leadership secondary sources: books, journal and internet have been used. Besides stating a comprehensive leadership theory, this process also discusses the impediments in the leadership process that create barriers for one to become an effective leader. Learning to cope up with barriers may lead a person to become an effective leader, however, more research needs to be done in the areas of wisdom leadership, branding strategies, ways to manage followers’ perceptions, and reducing leader-follower gaps.