Leading Organizations

Author: Gill Robinson Hickman
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781412939089
Release Date: 2009-12-09
Genre: Business & Economics

The Second Edition of Leading Organizations offers an expanded focus on the fluid roles of leaders and participants (followers) and their mutual responsibility for organizational leadership. Like the first edition, this text contains chapters on implementing the organization's mission, structure, culture and strategy written by leading scholars in the fieild. New features include: - Strategic leadership - Virtual leadership - Leadership, organizational change, and conflict - Building a culture of leadership

Leading Change in Multiple Contexts

Author: Gill Robinson Hickman
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781452276786
Release Date: 2009-07-15
Genre: Business & Economics

The first book to bring together both leadership and change theories, concepts, and processes, Leading Change in Multiple Contexts uses a consistent framework and the latest research to help readers understand and apply the concepts and practices of leading change. Key Features Brings together leadership and change concepts and practices in five distinct contexts—organizational, community, political, social change, and global Draws from a wide range of classic and recent scholarship from multiple disciplines Includes the perspectives of change and leadership experts Offers real-life vignettes that provide examples of leading change in every context Provides readers with application and reflection exercises that allow them to apply leadership and change concepts to their experiences Leading Change in Multiple Contexts is designed for undergraduate and graduate courses in Change Management, Leadership, Organizational Behavior, Organizational Development, and Leadership and Change offered in departments of business, education, communication, and public administration, as well as programs focusing on leadership, public policy, community activism, and social change.

Developing High Performance Leaders

Author: Philip Robert Harris
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136311673
Release Date: 2013-05-07
Genre: Business & Economics

Every leader has human resource management and development responsibilities. Using a behavioural science perspective, Developing High Performance Leaders will enable leaders throughout the various business sectors to increase the yield on their organization's human capital and help their team members achieve their goals. In this instructive book, Philip Harris centres his teaching around five key aspects of the leadership process: human behaviour and performance communications cultural influences organizational relations change management A selection of strategies to take forward into practice are offered to the reader and the text is organized with a view to the leader sharing the learning obtained from this volume. For personal or group growth, each chapter is framed in terms of four "I’s": Introduction, Input, Interaction and Instrumentation, to provide an ideal framework for any adult education endeavour. Developing High Performance Leaders is for all human resource development professionals, supervisors, managers and executives concerned with the career development of themselves and their team.

Contagious Leadership

Author: Monica Wofford
Publisher: PresentersPlus, Inc
ISBN: 0975272209
Release Date: 2004-03
Genre: Business & Economics

Leaders do not have to be born, they can be cultivated. Readers learn how to lead and to become leaders with ten steps. Topics include respect, recognition, growth, forgiveness, mistakes, communication, and action.

The SAGE Handbook of Workplace Learning

Author: Margaret Malloch
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 9781847875891
Release Date: 2010-10-04
Genre: Business & Economics

This handbook provides an overview of workplace learning from a global perspective.

Servant Leadership

Author: Dirk van Dierendonck
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9780230299184
Release Date: 2010-10-13
Genre: Business & Economics

Servant-leadership may be the answer to the current demand for a more ethical, people-centred leadership where humility, servitude and contribution are key elements. The purpose of this book is to provide an overview of current thinking and empirical research of the determinants, underlying processes and consequences of servant leadership.

Innovation Management

Author: Shlomo Maital
Publisher: SAGE Publications India
ISBN: 9788132116998
Release Date: 2012-09-11
Genre: Business & Economics

Innovation Management: Strategies, Concepts and Tools for Growth and Profit is a unique book in the rapidly growing discipline of Innovation Management. It seeks to build on the experience from an earlier discipline—Competitive Strategy. It took more than two decades for practitioners to realize that successful strategy is driven by implementation, not by formulation. Similarly, successful innovation—the key to growth and profit—rests on disciplined management and implementation of the innovation process from start to finish. This book first answers the key questions: Why innovate? How to innovate? Who innovates? It then provides 10 essential and practical tools to help innovators guide their ideas to marketplace success. Following the publication of the successful first edition, and in response to many readers' positive feedback for its case studies, the second edition contains a large number of new mini case studies about innovative start-ups, businesses, and ideas in the period of 2007–12 Innovation Management shows how companies and individuals can transform creative ideas into powerful, sustainable, change-the-world businesses and emphasizes the crucial role of execution in implementing inspiring ideas.

Handbook of Budgeting

Author: William R. Lalli
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118170618
Release Date: 2011-12-05
Genre: Business & Economics

No other management tool provides the operational direction that a well-planned budget can. Now in a new edition, this book provides updated coverage on issues such as budgeting for exempt organizations and nonprofits in light of the IRS' newly issued Form 990; what manufacturing CFOs' budgeting needs are; current technology solutions; and updated information on value-based budgets. Controllers, budget directors, and CFOs will benefit from this practical "how-to" book's coverage, from the initial planning process to forecasting to specific industry budgets.

Managing Human Resources in the Public Sector

Author: Gill Robinson Hickman
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
ISBN: 0155073842
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Business & Economics

This book is written for the large number of public administration students and practitioners who are interested in becoming department managers and supervisors in various areas of government service. It emphasizes the interdependence between the human resource department and line managers in implementing personnel functions. It also provides enough background and history about human resource management in the public sector for line managers to appreciate why the field functions as it does.

Organizational Change

Author: Piers Myers
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199573783
Release Date: 2012-03-01
Genre: Business & Economics

This new text presents a rounded approach to organizational change, encompassing emotional and psychological dimensions. The author team bring their strong experience of consultancy within a range of industries to bear both in the case studies used and the general approach of the text, balancing theoretical rigour with practical insight.

The Agency of Organizing

Author: Boris H. J. M. Brummans
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317223238
Release Date: 2017-09-13
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Agency of Organizing explains why the notion of agency is central to understanding what organizations are, how they come into existence, continue to exist, or fade away, and how they function. Written by leading organizational communication scholars, the chapters in this edited volume present seven different theoretical perspectives on agency in the dynamics of organizing. Authors discuss how they conceptualize agency from their own perspective and how they propose to investigate agency empirically in processes of organizing by using specific methods. Through insightful case studies, they demonstrate the value of these perspectives for organizational research and practice.

Theories of Learning for the Workplace

Author: Filip Dochy
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136733048
Release Date: 2012-03-29
Genre: Education

Workplace and professional learning, lifelong learning, adult learning, learning in different contexts have become of more and more interest and now dominate all aspects of 21st century life. Learning is no longer about ‘storing and recall’ but ‘development and flow’. Theories of Learning in the Workplace offers fascinating overviews into some of the most important theories of learning and how they are practically applied to organisational or workplace learning. With each chapter co-authored by an academic researcher and an expert in business or industry, this unique book provides practical case studies combined with thorough analysis of theories and models of learning. Key figures in education, psychology and cognitive science present a comprehensive range of conceptual perspectives on learning theory, offering a wealth of new insights to support innovative research directions. Containing overviews of theories from Schön, Argyris, Senge, Engeström, Billet, Ericsson, Kolb, Boud and Mezirow, this book discusses: adult learning; workplace learning; informal learning; reflective practice; experiential learning; deliberate practice; organisational and inter-organisational expansive learning. Combining theory and practice, this book will be essential reading for all trainee and practicing educational psychologists, organisational psychologists, researchers and students in the field of lifelong learning, educational policy makers, students, researchers and teachers in vocational and higher education.

Transforming Leadership

Author: James MacGregor Burns
Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
ISBN: 9781555846169
Release Date: 2007-12-01
Genre: Political Science

In Transforming Leadership, Burns illuminates the evolution of leadership structures, from the chieftains of tribal African societies, through Europe's absolute monarchies, to the blossoming of the Enlightenment's ideals of liberty and happiness during the American Revolution. Along the way he looks at key breakthroughs in leadership and the towering leaders who attempted to transform their worlds—Elizabeth I, Washington, Jefferson, Gandhi, Eleanor Roosevelt, Gorbachev, and others. Culminating in a bold and innovative plan to address the greatest global leadership challenge of the twenty-first century, the long-intractable problem of global poverty, Transforming Leadership will arouse discussion and controversy in classrooms and boardrooms throughout the country.

Evaluating Research

Author: Francis C. Dane
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781412978538
Release Date: 2010-01-06
Genre: Social Science

The book is intended to help students understand and interpret research articles and how to evaluate what was done in the research. It is not intended to show them how to do research but rather how to understand research articles and evaluate that research.

Leadership for Transformation

Author: JoAnn Danelo Barbour
ISBN: 0470946687
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Leadership

Transformative change does not occur as the result of any one action by any one person and is the result of many acts, large and small, carried out by many individuals in many locales—what are those acts, who are the actors, what is the process of leadership for transformation, and where and how does the process occur? The writings in this volume represent theories or philosophies and worldviews of transformation as well as practices or applications of transformation through discussions of artistry and science, qualitative and quantitative thinking, and the leader transforming self to leaders for transformation. Interspersed throughout the chapters are five reflections by Mark Nepo. Leadership for Transformation will prove to be an invaluable resource for anyone with a professional interest in leadership. Leadership for Transformation includes contributions from: Tom Beech Richard Bergeon Anne Berre John Blenkinsopp Juana Bordas Skye Burn Jay Gordon Cone Dennis Arthur Conners Phyllis A. Duncan Caroline Fu Mark Green Tim Harle Laura M. Harrison Michael JonesPrasad Kaipa Karen J. Lokkesmoe James M. Mohr Mark Nepo Michael I. Poutiatine Charles Salter Charles Torti Eliane Ubalijoro Gilda Warden Rick Warm