DISCOVER THE ESSENTIAL LEADERSHIP STRATEGIES THAT DRIVE TODAY???S MOST EFFECTIVE CIOs "A new and higher level of IT leadership is required. The modern enterprise expects IT to deliver real business value and contribute significantly to revenue growth in
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Effective school leadership is currently associated with school improvement that enhances teaching and learning processes. School improvement can be sustainable if teachers participate in leadership at the classroom and school organizational levels. However, to create a culture of distributed leadership in a school requires a shift in perception of school leadership as actions of an individual called a head teacher to a process of collective influence. With this imperative arises the need for effective leadership development programmes for teachers. This book, therefore, provides a theoretical lens for approaching leadership development in the school context. A range of strong contextualized programmes, head teacher’s leadership style and the school culture of collegiality, shared vision and values, can foster teacher leadership in the school. This work should be useful to school leaders and policy-makers keen to address the pervasive teacher apathy and attrition rates.
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.
We’ve entered a new era. Call it the age of imagination, ideation, conceptualization, creativity, innovation—take your pick. Creativity, mental flexibility, and collaboration have displaced one-dimensional intelligence and isolated determination as core ingredients of competitive advantage. But these 21st century methods and mindsets needed to drive innovation are only found by tapping into the discretionary levels of passion and initiative within us. This is where Out Think leadership comes in. Out Think presents big ideas along with actionable advice to drive unique value and innovation in today’s chaotic marketplace. In each chapter a key idea, behavior, or mindset shift is discussed. The shift is illustrated through proprietary interviews with business leaders conducted by the author. Techniques are described to show how the shift or idea can be implemented, with real-world examples. Assessments, exercises, and actionable messaging are highlighted throughout the book. While some books address the changing economic landscape and the challenges of the creative age, Out Think is unique in the author’s unparalleled access, spanning more than a decade, to executives and thought-leaders who are, in fact, making a measurable difference. Through interviews and collaboration with these individuals, Hunter has assembled insights, stories, and actionable take-aways, with an emphasis on results that can drive the change that leaders want and need in their organizations.
The Servant Parish explores the practice of servant leadership in the context of a church. It focuses on three leadership behaviors and four organizational citizenship behaviors found in a case study of three churches. They help to describe servant leaders and explain how and why servant leadership works. This book is based on sound business research produced as part of a Doctorate in Business Administration and it associates the findings to other leadership theories such as transformational and charismatic leadership.
This book probes into leadership effectiveness of secondary school principals in both rural and urban settings in Kenya and assess if it is different across gender and rural/urban divides. It posits that culture is important in the way leaders are viewed and attempts to explain who an effective educational leader is in the Kenyan setup. It explores whether leadership effectiveness relates to school organizational climate and job satisfaction of teachers and also what portion of leadership effectiveness explains each of school climate and job satisfaction of teachers. The book shows that indeed leadership effectiveness perception of teachers is explained differently from the usual western way and that it is the primary mover of school climate. The book is highly recommended for lecturers, students and researchers of management of organisations.
This new title in the ABC series is written by clinical educators involved in running leadership programmes for doctors and other healthcare professionals, and defines the scope of clinical leadership, emphasising its importance in the clinical context. It develops and explores the key principles of leadership and management, and outlines the main leadership theories that have influenced healthcare practice. Through the use of short illustrative case studies, the book considers the challenges and skills in leading multi-disciplinary health care teams as well as the key factors involved in the leadership and management of change both at an individual and organisational level. It explains the running of departments, units and practices and considers the healthcare system as part of wider social systems and structures. The ABC of Clinical Leadership is written with reference to the Medical Leadership Competency Framework – co-developed by the NHS and all UK Medical Royal Colleges – and considers a systematic approach to leading clinical services, strategic planning, and the management of people and resources. It also covers educational leadership, collaborative working and the importance of leading ethically and with integrity. The book concludes by asking the all important question – does leadership development make a difference?
In Energy Leadership, renowned coach Bruce D. Schneider teaches how to understand the most important personal resource of all – energy, and shows how to harness it to achieve success in the workplace, the home, and in the world at large. This engaging and fast-paced story clearly explains how managers and leaders from all walks of life can use the principles of Energy Leadership to inspire themselves and others to achieve extraordinary results in whatever they do. The author provides insight into a cutting edge coaching process he has developed, which has positively impacted the lives of tens of thousands of people in both the corporate and private sectors. You will learn how to: Recognize the seven distinct levels that are the key to understanding why everyone thinks and acts the way they do, in life and specifically within the workplace. Distinguish truly effective leaders from those who deplete the energy of the people around them, and specific techniques to shift energy levels to inspire peak performance. Become powerful leaders who motivate themselves and others to reach their true potential. Identify the Big Four Energy Blocks and discover proven techniques and strategies for overcoming these and other obstacles to success. Develop the ability to shift internal energy to meet any leadership challenge, and use this newfound power to inspire respect, confidence, and loyalty in others. If you always try to inspire others but sometimes feel like something?s missing, something is. Energy Leadership puts you in touch with the missing link between your ambitions and your ability to achieve them.
This book discusses teacher leadership by exploring the roles and experiences of two Islamiyat teachers in a private school of Karachi, Pakistan. Based on interviews and observations the findings of a qualitative case study depict that multiple leadership roles are played by teachers at the school level. The book highlights the leadership roles of Islamiyat which is a compulsory subjectt and aimed at teaching the faith and ethics of Islam in Pakistani schools. it is in this context the book is of first of its kind in the field. The ideas and findings discussed in the book can offer interesting concepts related to educational leadership in general and teacher leadership and subject leadership in particular.
Economic Diplomacy in Nigeria: A study of Strategies and Dynamics is collapsed into seven chapters. It discusses the background that led to the paradigm shift from undue political issues to economic issues in Nigeria’s foreign policy in 1988. The strategies employed are attracting foreign investments, debt relief request and export promotion. Findings revealed that very little success has been achieved, due to lack of political will from its leadership. That Nigerian leadership sees the policy as an instrument primarily for winning Western economic and political confidence in the country, hence it remained dependent on the West. The book however made a lot of suggestions for improvement, more so when all administrations till now still believe in economic diplomacy. By its contents, the book is an invaluable resource that will scientifically beneficial to students, teachers, policy makers and the general public.
Beyond Efficiency in Leadership sets out to address the question: Can Teacher Leadership move beyond efficiency and effectively create desired changes in our social institutions? When does one become a teacher leader? Is the assigned Administrative Leadership positions equivalent to Teacher Leadership? Apart from addressing the various theories and styles in leadership, it also attempts to redefine leadership in light of the dictates of the twenty-first century. On the whole, the book sets out on the premise that teacher leaders do not necessarily have to seek administrative positions in their respective schools. Rather, every teacher can exert positive influence to the society through setting good examples, quality teaching, research, mentoring, and publications among others. It builds its theoretical framework from Nelson Mandela's (1918-2013) famous statement, "Lead from the back - and let others believe they are in front." By insisting that leadership by example is the better option, the author is at pains to point out why our institutions are failing the tests of time. It is recommended to all shades of leadership, educators, and students of all disciplines globally.
This study investigates the nature of the relationship between transformational leadership and two work-related attitudes: job satisfaction and organizational commitment. It also compares the effects of transformational leadership on employees of nonprofit and for-profit organizations. The collected data are analyzed using Pearson Product Moment Correlation, MANOVA, ANOVA and Hierarchical multiple regression analysis. The research designs used were co-relational and comparative types. The results show that transformational leadership has strong and positive effects on organizational commitment and job satisfaction in both organizations. However, significant difference is not found in the effects of transformational leadership behaviors on employees of both organizations (FPO and NPO). Although bound with certain limitations, it is hoped that the findings of this study will contribute towards the wider knowledge of transformational leadership paradigm, and more practical application in organizations in the changing world of globalization.
The book dresses the status of female instructor''s involvement in managerial positions of the colleges under study. It investigates the magnitude of the prevailing gender gap in the leadership sphere of the studied colleges. Moreover the study tried to uncover the anticipated factors behind the rear or null representation of women in the leadership arena of the studied colleges. The patriarchal nature of the society, rigid gender division of labor among the community, women''s failure to fulfill the required academic qualifications and women''s lack of confidence and interest to assume leadership and managerial positions proved as the main factors for the invisibility of women in the leadership scenario. The research also deals with the importance of women''s visibility in leadership and it has discovered that it is important to create gender friendly environment in the colleges and to discuss gender issues in a mainstreaming mode as such issues usually are less discussed in managerial meetings. In addition, women''s representation in such positions will imperative to be role models so as to change the masculine paradigm of management.
The focus of this book is to establish the importance of servant leadership for organizational success. Due to the recent successes of servant leaders in some organizations, this book suggests that effective leaders in this century and beyond should practice servant leadership. The curriculum designed in this book provides information that would promote servant leadership in the Methodist church in Kenya and any other organization that might be interested. The curriculum is based on the philosophy and principles of servant leadership. The curriculum focuses on some important principles of servant leadership: a). Serving people''s needs is the foundation for servant leadership; b). Christian spirituality is a fundamental necessity for servant leadership. This curriculum is the result of research in areas related to leadership such as leadership theory, leadership styles and leadership development. It has been necessitated by a survey conducted by the researcher in the Methodist church in Kenya that reveals the need of servant leadership for effective ministry in this generation.