Leverage Leadership 2 0

Author: Paul Bambrick-Santoyo
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119496601
Release Date: 2018-07-09
Genre: Education

Cut through the mystique to learn the real drivers of great school leadership Leverage Leadership 2.0 answers the basic question: what do great school leaders do that separates them from the rest? Rooted in the observation and training of over 20,000 school leaders worldwide, Leverage Leadership 2.0 offers a practical, updated and easier-to-use follow-up to the original, with field-tested techniques and actionable advice. As educational leaders around the world implement Leverage Leadership ideas, their collective stories have revealed a simple framework by which the seven levers may be implemented: See It, Name It, Do It. This book aligns classic Leverage Leadership principles with this proven framework to streamline implementation and help good leaders become great. Expert discussion and real-life success stories prove that effective leadership is not about innate charisma, charm, or personality—it’s about how a leader uses their time. Aimed at all levels of school leadership, this book shows you what to do, and how and when to do it. The companion DVD includes 30 real-world videos that showcase effective leadership happening in our schools right now, and all templates, tools, and other professional development materials have been fully refreshed with a renewed focus on real-world implementation. Informational, inspirational, and highly motivational, this book explores both the separate components of success and what it looks like as a whole. Learn the core principles of effective leadership Understand what success looks like on the ground Practice the seven levers of leadership that allow transformational growth Adopt the tools and techniques that facilitate a schoolwide transformation Educational leaders from a diverse array of schools around the world have found unprecedented success using the key principles detailed in Leverage Leadership, and this book is inspired — and informed — by their stories. Leverage Leadership 2.0 is the practical resource school leaders need to start making real change happen today.

Leverage Leadership

Author: Paul Bambrick-Santoyo
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118238929
Release Date: 2012-06-06
Genre: Education

Paul Bambrick-Santoyo (Managing Director of Uncommon Schools) shows leaders how they can raise their schools to greatness by following a core set of principles. These seven principles, or "levers," allow for consistent, transformational, and replicable growth. With intentional focus on these areas, leaders will leverage much more learning from the same amount of time investment. Fundamentally, each of these seven levers answers the core questions of school leadership: What should an effective leader do, and how and when should they do it. Aimed at all levels of school leadership, the book is for any principal, superintendent, or educator who wants to be a transformational leader. The book includes 30 video clips of top-tier leaders in action. These videos bring great schools to you, and support a deeper understanding of both the components of success and how it looks as a whole. There are also many helpful rubrics, extensive professional development tools, calendars, and templates. Explores the core principles of effective leadership Author's charter school, North Star Academy in Newark, New Jersey, received the highest possible award given by the U.S. Department of Education; the National Blue Ribbon Print version includes an instructive DVD with 30 video clips to show how it looks in real life. E-book customers: please note that details on how to access the content from the DVD may be found in the e-book Table of Contents. Please see the section: "How to Access DVD Contents" Bambrick-Santoyo has trained more than 1,800 school leaders nationwide in his work at Uncommon Schools and is a recognized expert on transforming schools to achieve extraordinary results.

Great Habits Great Readers

Author: Paul Bambrick-Santoyo
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118421048
Release Date: 2013-05-29
Genre: Education

A book that brings the habits of reading to life Great readers are not made by genetics or destiny but by thehabits they build—habits that are intentionally built bytheir teachers. The early formal years of education are the key toreversing the reading gap and setting up children for success. ButK-4 education seems to widen the gap between stronger and weakerreaders, not close it. Today, the Common Core further increases thepressure to reach high levels of rigor. What can be done? This book includes the strategies, systems, and lessons from thetop classrooms that bring the habits of reading to life, creatingcountless quality opportunities for students to take one of themost complex skills we as people can know and to perform itfluently and easily. Offers clear teaching strategies for teaching reading to allstudents, no matter what level Includes more than 40 video examples from real classrooms Written by Paul Bambrick-Santoyo, bestselling author ofDriven by Data and Leverage Leadership Great Habits, Great Readers puts the focus on: learninghabits, reading habits, guided reading, and independentreading. NOTE: Content DVD and other supplementary materials are notincluded as part of the e-book file, but are available for downloadafter purchase

A Principal Manager s Guide to Leverage Leadership 2 0

Author: Paul Bambrick-Santoyo
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119496656
Release Date: 2018-07-11
Genre: Education

Build better schools by training better leaders A Principal Manager’s Guide to Leverage Leadership answers the question that district leaders have been asking across the country: if Leverage Leadership is a roadmap for principals on how to lead great schools, what can principal managers and districts do to support them on that path? A Principal Manager’s Guide to Leverage Leadership offers a step-by-step guide to coaching principals to the highest levels of achievement, and it is rooted in studying the most successful principal managers and districts across the country. It can be used by principal managers/supervisors, superintendents, district and state leadership, and principal training organizations to accelerate the growth of principals in your community. Used in conjunction with Leverage Leadership 2.0, this book identifies the key actions principal managers should take to create exceptional school leaders, integrating the seven levers of leadership into district culture from the principal manager on up. With a particular emphasis on the two “super-levers” of data-driven instruction and student culture, this book is packed with advice, professional development materials, and real-world videos of principal managers in action, offering principal managers a valuable resource for bringing about change. A Principal Manager’s Guide to Leverage Leadership introduces a new unifying approach that is also highlighted in Leverage Leadership 2.0: See It, Name It, Do It. It gives you the tools to See it (see models of effective practice and identify gaps), Name it (name concrete actions for improvement) and Do it (provide means to practice these action steps until a principal masters them) With A Principal Manager’s Guide to Leverage Leadership in hand, principal managers, superintendents and principal training organizations can facilitate district-wide and state-wide transformations and hasten the benefit to the students and community as a whole.

Profiling Leadership Discipline

Author: Ian Corner
Publisher: Interactive Publications
ISBN: 9781921869631
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Self-Help

Not since the One Minute Manager has there been a speedier, more relevant read for leaders at all levels. This book presents the 20 critical leadership disciplines contemporary leaders must consistently demonstrate to be outstanding and to influence the direction and success of those willing to follow. In less than 100 pages Profiling Leadership Discipline brings the 20 disciplines to life using models, simple examples and behavioural descriptors. Moving logically from one section to another, the book prompts leaders to challenge their ability to enable themselves and others to realise potential, out-perform and continuously improve - necessary conditions for all organisations to grow and profit. An assessment and development tool also assists leaders to leverage, build and sustain the leadership, management and commercial capabilities required for success today and tomorrow. This is one of the few books in today's market that simplifies and summarises leadership concepts that power performance in a user friendly and practical way. Twenty years assisting international business establish the infrastructure and frameworks required to develop exceptional leadership and organisation capability furnishes Ian Corner with the commercial wisdom he applies to profiling leadership discipline. His continued effort to deliver learning and organisation development solutions that profit business ensures that this, his first book, will not be the last.

A Comprehensive RTI Model

Author: Cara Shores
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 9781412962957
Release Date: 2009-03-02
Genre: Education

Featuring interactive exercises and user-friendly tools, this research-based guide helps educators leverage resources and build teams to improve student behavior and academic achievement schoolwide.

Leading with Conviction

Author: Shalom Saada Saar
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118444269
Release Date: 2013-02-26
Genre: Business & Economics

Describes the nine core competencies exhibited by all exceptional leaders and offers a proven, programmatic approach to engage and nurture both aspiring leaders and those already on their way to the top in any organization.

The Advantage Makers

Author: Steven Feinberg
Publisher: Ft Press
ISBN: 0132347784
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Business & Economics

Some leaders consistently see possibilities others miss. They learn more, learn faster, and transform their insights into breakaway strategies. They are more effective collaborators, more powerful influencers, better at handling adversity, and dramatically more successful at execution. They are the Advantage-Makers. Their winning skills are not innate: they are entirely teachable and learnable. Steven Feinberg has been teaching these skills to executives for more than twenty years: leaders who've gone on to transform their organizations. Now, it's your turn. In this book, Feinberg helps you master every skill Advantage-Makers need. He doesn't just exhort you to "think different" he shows you how. You'll learn how to find the "commanding vantage point" in your situation, no matter how complex or dynamic...and use your high ground to spot and maximize every opportunity. Shift the odds in your favor Change focus to discover your next breakthrough solution Drive superior outcomes despite limited resources Engage your constraints, and put them to work for you Grab hold of your hidden "levers of opportunity" Learn how to leverage timing, interaction, perception, and structure Use dissatisfaction and skepticism constructively Pinpoint the real difficulties then transform them into opportunities Avoid the "Laws of Defeat" Discover the surprising mistakes that keep leaders from succeeding "WARNING! Reading Steven Feinberg's "The Advantage-Makers" will cause habitually inspired decision making. It reveals the accomplishments of extraordinary people who could see what others could not. Feinberg helps us demystify the secrets of inspirational decision making and makes us all realize we can be inspiring, too."-MARV TSEU, Chairman of the Board, Plantronics ""The Advantage-Makers" not only helps you avoid errors, it helps you see what is possible. This translates into moving the organization forward. You will be better by applying the know-how in this book."-SHELLY BEGUN, VP, HR Xilinx "Whether you as a manager are trying to build a high-performing team of first-level managers or senior executives, you will find Dr. Feinberg's tools and techniques intuitive and effective. "The Advantage-Makers" will get you started in the right direction."-JIM HAAR, CIO, BEA Systems ""The Advantage-Makers" will captivate your mental and intuitive processes. You will experience many 'ahas' and be elated to find within its pages real life help that can put you on the leading edge of organizational and personal thinking. You will receive an arsenal of profound leadership thoughts and an array of actionable ideas that you will continually refer to throughout your life."-BILL FIELDS, President, Packaging Results, Inc. "I count myself hard to impress. But I was highly impressed after reading several sections of "The Advantage-Makers." The material offers a wealth of excellent information and advice, allowing readers to move from research-based evidence to decidedly practical action steps."-ROBERT CIALDINI, PHD and author of "Influence: Science and Practice" Great leaders can see opportunities where others see only problems...influence outcomes where others are hopelessly stuck...transform their obstacles into powerful advantages. They've learned to use levers of power that other executives don't even know exist. They are the Advantage-Makers. And you can be one, too. Straight from renowned Advantage-Maker consultant Steven Feinberg, this relentlessly practical, hands-on book will show you how. It's packed with new ideas, techniques, exercises, and checklists that will transform the way you view every business challenge...so you can find the winning solutions that are hidden in plain sight! www.stevenfeinberginc.com Foreword xiiiPreface xvAcknowledgments xxiiiPart 1 Strategic Shifting: How to See What Others MissChapter 1 How to Shift the Odds in Your Favor in the Best of Times and the Worst of Times 3Chapter 2 Breaking the Secret Code of the Great Advantage-Makers 25Chapter 3 Wise or Otherwise: Are You Following Any of the Hidden Laws of Defeat? 61Chapter 4 Shifting to a Commanding (Ad)Vantage Point 87Part 2 The Advantage Points: The Levers of Advantage-MakingChapter 5 Adaptive Stretching: It's Not the BestWho Wins[md]It's Who's the Most Adaptive 111Chapter 6 The Game Changer: If You Are in a Hole, Stop Digging and Change the Game 137Chapter 7 Move or Lose: Manage Momentum to Advance Your Organization 169Chapter 8 Strategic Influence: How to Get People to Say Yes in the Right Way to the Right Things 195Chapter 9 Influence Perception: Helping People See What They Need to See 223Chapter 10 Being an Advantage-Maker: How to Play in a Different League 251Index 266

Can Two Rights Make a Wrong

Author: Sara J. Moulton Reger
Publisher: IBM Press
ISBN: 0131732943
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Business & Economics

"This is the book for people who never get past page two of a management book--it is as close as the genre comes to being a compulsive page turner. Its main thesis is built on at least three big ideas that are individually persuasive and cumulatively compelling. They naturally fit into an alignment tool that is applied to the range of day-to-day and exceptional challenges all enterprises face, including the Holy Grail of transformational change." --Donald Macrae, general counsel and chief knowledge officer, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, England "Having been in the business of cultural transformation and alignment for many years, I've carefully looked for a thoughtful strategy and an intentional approach to bringing about healthy and thriving cultures. Can Two Rights Make a Wrong? is simply the best--it is the most thoughtful and practical work I've seen in this growing and critical area. This is a must buy!" --Dr. Ron Jenson, Future Achievement International, international author, speaker, and consulting and executive coach "Can Two Rights Make a Wrong? is a superb account of how to manage the 'soft side' of mergers and acquisitions, but it has great value for managing many other new business practices as well, such as Open Innovation. It provides a powerful, practical method to identify conflicts, develop alignment, and achieve effective coordination between two parties that would be tremendously helpful in a variety of collaborative contexts, such as alliances, research partnerships, or joint ventures. Moulton Reger and her colleagues at IBM should be congratulated for a thoughtful, insightful book." --Henry Chesbrough, professor at University of California Berkeley's Haas School of Business, author of Open Innovation "Numbers are neat and clean. Human beings are often messy and complex. If everyone in your organization knew what to do and when, how, where, and--most importantly--why to do it, how would your organizational culture be defined? The authors of Can Two Rights Make a Wrong? have introduced new ways to proactively address culture and, most importantly, tie it to bottom-line benefits." --James H. Amos, Jr., chairman emeritus, MBE/The UPS Store "This book is a must read for leaders hoping to change their organization's culture as well as those attempting to merge firms with uniquely different cultures. Moulton Reger's insights are grounded in theory and real-world experience. In this unique book, culture change is a complex concept broken down into bite-sized pieces and presented in a way that any leadership team can embrace at its own pace." --Merrill J. Oster, author of Vision Driven Leadership, founder Oster Communications, Inc. "Here at last is a business book that takes culture seriously and isn't intimidated by it. The method described can be used with practically any type of business problem in any industry, and the book does an excellent job of drawing on research and theory while keeping the focus practical. The three elements of Outcome Narratives, Right vs. Right, and Business Practices are significant ideas in their own right--each is a unique insight. All three ideas have been around in various guises for several years, but have not been as well crystallized or as focused on complex business problems as they are in this book. The authors' achievement is extraordinary and goes a long way toward making the juicy idea of culture something to be built on and worked with." --Peter Vaill, professor, Antioch University "The Achilles heel for any major organizational change is that organization's culture. In every change, consultants talk about culture, but few provide specific sequential steps designed to actually do anything about it. This book provides such steps, and provides them in ways that makes sense. 'Makes sense' is the key because the steps provided can be easily adapted to virtually any organization, large or small." --George Falldine, Air Force civil servant, Air Force Materiel Command "Sara Moulton Reger is one of the premier organizational design consultants in the country, and this book reflects her in-depth knowledge of and experience with the subject matter. This book is essential reading for those striving to achieve greater results from ongoing change initiatives. Can Two Rights Make a Wrong? contains a broad range of concepts, examples, and specific steps culled from Moulton Reger's direct experience. Such a complete presentation of strategic and tactical advice makes Can Two Rights Make a Wrong? a mandatory addition to every manager's bookshelf." --Steven Bragg, CPA, author of twenty-eight business books, CFO of Premier Data Services "This is a serious book that gives intelligent guidance to anyone who leads an organization and takes creating and managing culture seriously. The section on Outcome Narratives is the best 'how to' on casting a unifying vision that I have seen. If you're a leader and take your role in creating and managing corporate culture seriously, then you should read this book." --Regi Campbell, principal, Seedsower Investments, author of About my Father's Business "I don't read most 'culture change' books--waste of time. This book is different. Can Two Rights Make a Wrong? combines both soft and hard approaches, with a continuous focus on how-to and results. Buy it. But, more importantly, read it." --Jack Grayson, founder and chairman, American Productivity and Quality Center (APQC) "We used Right vs. Right to help integrate an important acquisition--one that brought many differences we needed to carefully leverage to achieve IBM's business objectives. I found it to be a powerful technique for quickly reconciling strategic views of the business model and different operating preferences. Now, a few months later, we have the business results--and employee satisfaction--to prove Right vs. Right works." --Jim Corgel, general manager, Small and Medium Business Services, IBM "Leaders wouldn't think about doing a major project without a plan and a project manager, but how many consider the cultural implications? This book fills a key void because it clarifies the topic of culture so that it is easier to understand, and includes examples for applying the framework to many types of situations, including business-to-business alliances and crossgeography teams." --Cindy Berger, vice president, American Express "There is no question that the biggest hurdle to achieving a successful merger is culture. Market opportunities may be staggering and synergies may seem perfect, but, without a cultural match, odds are the merged company will struggle. Can Two Rights Make a Wrong? can help you avoid the problems. Even if you are not contemplating a merger, Moulton Reger's deep insight provides an excellent management primer and interesting historical perspective. A worthwhile read." --John R. Patrick, author of Net Attitude, president of Attitude LLC "This is an excellent book that provides a pragmatic approach to identifying and alleviating cultural issues created when two groups of people must work together. Effectively blending business cultures is a key requirement for successful outsourcing, and most companies lack the tools necessary to do this. Companies looking to reduce outsourcing risk should follow IBM's Tangible Culture approach." --Lance Travis, vice president, Outsourcing Strategies, AMR Research "This book will help leaders and cultural-change practitioners take a practical, well-architected approach to creating the culture they need to support their strategies. Thanks, IBM, for sharing what you have learned from your own transformation." --Valerie Norton, vice president, Talent Management and Organizational Effectiveness, Merck & Co., Inc. "Based on IBM's own experience with organizational transformation and mergers, this book belongs on the reading list of any executive contemplating major changes to their business." -- Peter Richerson, professor, University of California Davis -- "Finally, a book that goes beyond just declaring 'it's the culture change' and gets to a real recount of why and how to move on that need. This is a practical approach for senior leaders in large corporations and government to address the most pressing issues in modern business life!" --Kenneth I. Percell, executive director, Warner Robins Air Logistic Center "I like the way the authors move the idea of organization culture from intangible (values) to tangible and practical. They offer that culture can be viewed and changed by examining and discussing what people do. Using the techniques described in Can Two Rights Make a Wrong? will demystify culture clash." --Lynda Aiman-Smith, Ph.D., North Carolina State University "A must read for leaders charged with planning and executing major change initiatives involving a single organization or multiple organizations. The book is original, thoughtful, thorough, and pragmatic. The elements of Can Two Rights Make a Wrong? and their interrelationships that work to drive successful change are particularly beneficial. The authors demonstrate a hands-on grasp of this important subject and the related literature. The material is presented in a concise, easy-to-understand format, with lots of tables, charts, and illustrations to help guide the reader." --Stephen W. Brown, Edward M. Carson chair in services marketing, professor and executive director, Center for Services Leadership, W. P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University "Many have observed that mergers and acquisitions will fail to achieve their goals without proper attention to human and cultural factors, but few have shown us the way to manage these factors in any meaningful way. This book takes up that challenge and delivers a real solution by identifying business practices as the crucial element of 'culture' that can make or break a merger or acquisition, and by providing a hands-on methodology for managing and aligning differences across cultures." --Marietta Baba, dean of the College of Social Science, professor of Anthropology, Michigan State University "Sara Moulton Reger's application of Business Practices, Right-vs. Right, and Outcome Narratives to business transformation spoke directly to my own business experience. I found the book's comprehensive approach very appealing. It brought together the story of a historic merger; a review of traditional approaches to culture transformation in business organizations; the powerful new techniques of Outcome Narratives, Right vs. Right, and Business Practices Alignment; and useful examples of the way to apply these techniques." --Dwight E. Collins, Ph.D., adjunct professor, Presidio School of Management, sustainable business and supply chain optimization consultant, president, Collins Family Foundation "We know unsuccessful mergers and acquisitions are often the result of underestimating the people and the cultural issues. Derived from experience, here is practical help in improving your chances of being one of the success stories." --David Hope, human resources director, Norwich Union Insurance "This is state-of the-art. This practical approach is extremely useful for anyone involved in integrating two large organizations, especially professional organizations. I found the book Can Two Rights Make a Wrong? fascinating--excellently describing the preparation and process that is required in integrating culturally different organizations." --Fred WI Lachotzki, professor of business policy, Nyenrode University, coauthor of Beyond Control: Managing Strategic Alignment through Corporate Dialogue Nowadays, nearly every business leader recognizes the crucial importance of culture. But, in many organizations, attempts to handle culture issues remain "squishy," unfocused, and unlikely to bring any value or results. Now, IBM's leading experts reveal the way to make culture tangible to everyone involved--and how to effectively deal with a variety of culture challenges. Can Two Rights Make a Wrong? leverages the lessons learned during IBM's $3.5 billion acquisition of PricewaterhouseCoopers Consulting: insight that IBM has crystallized into a powerful methodology for transforming business culture. The authors introduce "Business Practices," an actionable surrogate for "culture" that business people can identify with, gauge, and act upon. Then, one step at a time, you'll learn how to apply IBM's practical culture transformation techniques in your unique environment. You'll discover common patterns that lead to culture clashes so you can resolve or, better yet, prevent them. You'll learn to clarify your expectations so people really "get" it--and do it. You'll gain the way to measure culture change progress in terms everyone can understand and buy into. Whether you're involved with M&As, joint ventures, major transformation, internal restructuring, or any other initiative where culture is important, this book can help you take culture from a worrisome risk to a competitive advantage. Business Practices: the unseen hand that propels action Uncover what makes your organization unique Right vs. Right: What to do when good options conflict Understand and manage the source of culture clash Outcome Narratives: Get to the right place, the right way Clarify your desired future, clear the obstacles, measure progress, and deliver results Successful culture change requires the same discipline you bring to the rest of your business. It demands a strong methodology that helps you clarify your goals and expectations, identify and overcome obstacles, measure progress...and get results. This book delivers that methodology. IBM's powerful, proprietary Tangible Culture approach will help you make culture visible and measurable-- so you can replace "feel good" culture work with focused, actionable plans for change. Use IBM's techniques to surface, understand, and reconcile differences among groups that must work together, so you can launch alliances more successfully...drive more value from acquisitions...enhance cross-silo and global operations...choose the right strategies...and make real transformation happen. Whatever your goals, culture is central to your success. With this book, you can finally address culture--systemically, proactively, and effectively. Leverage IBM's Breakthrough Methodology for Driving Effective Culture Change Drive real culture change, survive the effort, and reap genuine results Overcome culture challenges and risks Successfully execute on M&As, business alliances, transformation and internal restructuring Use downloadable templates to customize IBM's techniques for your environment Learn what IBM learned from its $3.5 billion acquisition of PricewaterhouseCoopers Consulting Foreword xxi Preface xxiii Acknowledgments xxv About the Author xxvii Contributing Authors xxix Section I: The Basics 1 Chapter 1: Introduction--An Overview of Tangible Culture 3 Chapter 2: We Can't Do This the Traditional Way--IBM's Acquisition of PricewaterhouseCoopers Consulting 17 Chapter 3: Traditional Approaches to Culture Transformation--How Others Have Dealt with the Challenge 33 Chapter 4: How to Get to the Right Place the Right Way--Outcome Narratives 49 Chapter 5: The Good Thing That Can Cause Big Trouble--Right vs. Right 67 Chapter 6: The Unseen Hand That Propels Organizational Action--Business Practices 85 Chapter 7: Putting It All Together--The Business Practices Alignment Method 103 Section II: The Application 119 Chapter 8: Mergers and Acquisitions-- Managing the Common Sources of Culture Clash 121 Chapter 9: Alliances--Finding Ways to Leverage Your Collective Capabilities 143 Chapter 10: Major Restructuring--Gaining Sustained Value from Your Reorganization 163 Chapter 11: Major Transformation--Addressing Your Plan's Hidden Barrier 181 Chapter 12: Key Decisions and Everyday Business--Extending Tangible CultureInto the Operational Parts of Your Business 203 Section III: The Projects 225 Chapter 13: The Co-operators--Using Business Practices to Clarify Expectations 227 Chapter 14: Sales Pipeline--Using Right vs. Right to Differentiate Issues 241 Epilogue 251 Appendix: About the Contributors 255 Index 268

Leading Across New Borders

Author: Ernest Gundling
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119064022
Release Date: 2015-09-21
Genre: Business & Economics

Leading Across Borders takes up a newer aspect of leadership that has emerged full-blown with the increasing importance of China, India, Brazil, Turkey, Indonesia, and other growing economies. Companies and their employees must now work in an environment that is more globally interconnected each day. This book draws upon deep practical experience, and fresh data to identify the distinctive challenges of leading in aglobal context rather than a domestic one. It provides valuable advice for anyone who is taking on a global leadership role. In addition to general differences in time zones, language, culture, institutions, and economic environments, global leaders must also typically serve more numerous stakeholders and achieve their goals in a matrix organizational structure without direct lines of authority. Leading Across Borders teaches readers to operate effectively at three levels: Self Team Organization

An Introduction to Nursing Informatics Evolution and Innovation 2nd Edition

Author: Susan M. Houston
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780429759604
Release Date: 2018-11-26
Genre: Medical

Nursing informatics (NI) is the specialty that integrates nursing science with information management and analytical sciences to identify, define, manage, and communicate data, information, knowledge, and wisdom in nursing practice. Nursing Informatics supports nurses, consumers, patients, the interprofessional healthcare team, and other stakeholders in a wide variety of roles and settings to achieve desired outcomes. This is accomplished through the use of information structures, information processes, and information technology. An Introduction to Nursing Informatics, Evolution and Innovation, 2nd Edition is the ideal gateway to all the professional possibilities this continuously evolving discipline has to offer. Describing the evolution of nursing informatics from its origins to current practice in today’s complex, diverse healthcare environment, this book offers the next generation of nurse informaticists an understanding of the discipline, best practices, and its scope of influence in healthcare. The book also explores Nursing Informatics as it is evolving into the future, including technology creation and implementation and the development of influential policies and best practices. Special features include descriptions of the ‘a day in the life’ from informatics nurses in multiple roles and fields of influence, including academia, research, clinical settings, the executive suite, consulting, and government, as well as an Appendix featuring case profiles. This new edition updates the content to better align with the current state of nursing informatics and expand on additional roles. New to this edition is a chapter providing tips and advice for those trying to find their first nursing informatics job or are changing their careers. Another new chapter covers healthcare analytics and how it fits into the nursing informatics role. An Introduction to Nursing Informatics, Evolution and Innovation, 2nd Edition is the ideal resource for nursing students and as a reference guide and pint of inspiration for nurses currently in the field.

Is Your Company Ready for Cloud

Author: Pamela K. Isom
Publisher: IBM Press
ISBN: 9780132616201
Release Date: 2012-06-21
Genre: Business & Economics

“This book successfully addresses the approach for adopting cloud into organizations (small and large), realizing that every application may not be a fit for a cloud environment. The writer does an excellent job of integrating cloud into the approach for an enterprise architecture and drilling down into how to evaluate cloud in its variety of implementation techniques, along with the benefits and drawbacks of each.” — Sue Miller-Sylvia, IBM Fellow and Vice President, Application Innovation Services, IBM Global Business Services Make the Right Cloud Adoption and Deployment Decisions for Your Business This is the first complete guide to cloud decision making for senior executives in both technology and non-technology roles. IBM® Global Business Services® Executive Architect Pamela K. Isom and IBM Fellow Kerrie Holley present practical business cases, vignettes, and techniques to help you understand when cloud investments make sense and when they don’t. You’ll find decision models that are anchored with practical experiences and lessons to guide your decision making, best practices for leveraging investments you’ve already made, and expert assistance with every aspect of the cloud transition. Drawing on their extensive experience working with enterprise clients, Isom and Holley show how to integrate both business and technical considerations, set the right priorities, and successfully manage everything from security and performance to governance. Whatever your company’s size, industry, or challenges, this book will help you drive maximum business value from the cloud—on your terms and on your timeline. Coverage includes Assessing the business value of a cloud adoption strategy based on 10 specific expectations Gaining more value by incorporating cloud into enterprise architecture Implementing cloud when you don’t already have an enterprise architecture Fully understanding the financial implications of cloud-based strategies and technologies Incorporating cloud in environments that have already adopted Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) Selecting components of your cloud portfolio, including elements of larger outsourced or managed solutions Governing cloud as part of your overall organizational landscape Systematically recognizing and mitigating cloud adoption risks, including security, cost, and performance Planning the transition: retiring legacy applications, transforming business processes, and selecting partners Anticipating and guiding the use of cloud business patterns, trends, and technologies

Event Driven Architecture

Author: Hugh Taylor
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 0321635159
Release Date: 2009-02-17
Genre: Computers

Improving Business Agility with EDA Going beyond SOA, enterprises can gain even greater agility by implementing event-driven architectures (EDAs) that automatically detect and react to significant business events. However, EDA planning and deployment is complex, and even experienced SOA architects and developers need expert guidance. In Event-Driven Architecture, four leading IT innovators present both the theory of EDA and practical, step-by-step guidance to implementing it successfully. The authors first establish a thorough and workable definition of EDA and explore how EDA can help solve many of today’s most difficult business and IT challenges. You’ll learn how EDAs work, what they can do today, and what they might be able to do as they mature. You’ll learn how to determine whether an EDA approach makes sense in your environment and how to overcome the difficult interoperability and integration issues associated with successful deployment. Finally, the authors present chapter-length case studies demonstrating how both full and partial EDA implementations can deliver exceptional business value. Coverage includes How SOA and Web services can power event-driven architectures The role of SOA infrastructure, governance, and security in EDA environments EDA core components: event consumers and producers, message backbones, Web service transport, and more EDA patterns, including simple event processing, event stream processing, and complex event processing Designing flexible stateless events that can respond to unpredictable customers, suppliers, and business partners Addressing technical and business challenges such as project management and communication EDA at work: real-world applications across multiple verticals Hugh Taylor is a social software evangelist for IBM Lotus Software. He coauthored Understanding Enterprise SOA and has written extensively on Web services and SOA. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School. Angela Yochem is an executive in a multinational technology company and is a recognized thought leader in architecture and large-scale technology management. Les Phillips, VP, enterprise architecture, at SunTrust Banks Inc., is responsible for defining the strategic and business IT foundation for many areas of the enterprise. Frank Martinez, EVP, product strategy, at SOA Software, is a recognized expert on distributed, enterprise application, and infrastructure platforms. He has served as senior operating executive for several venture-backed firms and helped build Intershop Communications into a multibillion-dollar public company.

7 Fundamentals of an Operationally Excellent Management System

Author: Chitram Lutchman
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1482205769
Release Date: 2015-01-22
Genre: Business & Economics

Developing and maintaining a disciplined management system provides any organization with a blueprint for exceptional performance and success. Indeed, for larger multinational corporations, a management system is a critical component for sustainable growth and performance management. In this book, the authors discuss a series of fundamentals for creating an operationally excellent management system (OEMS). The book also examines the business performance impact of an OEMS across leading gas and oil organizations, such as Exxon Mobil, BP, Suncor, and Chevron. In 7 Fundamentals of an Operationally Excellent Management System, the authors discuss each fundamental in detail and provide the supporting training and workshop materials that are essential for integrating these fundamentals into the business processes of the organization. The seven fundamentals identified by the authors provide a sequential approach for developing and executing an OEMS across any organization. Integrating sound organizational and business practices with personnel and process safety management principles, the book is an invaluable resource for organizations seeking operational discipline and excellence. Well-supported with graphics and practical examples, the book provides a simple pathway for an organization to evolve its management system into an OEMS designed to reduce workplace incidents and improve business performance on a sustainable basis. The management system principles discussed in the book are intended for the business leader who is motivated to transition his or her organization from ordinary, through best in class, to an organization of world-class stature and performance.

Dominion International Ministries and Worldwide Companies Strategic Plan 2019 2023

Author: Yolanda Powell
Publisher:
ISBN: 0986439517
Release Date: 2019-07-02
Genre:

Within this plan, you will find our passion and excitement to achieve our mandate as it is captured in our vision, mission, and goals. This plan sets forth the goals and principles that guide the leadership, diplomats, staff, and affiliates of DIM. It helps us focus on aligning the unique gifts and resources that God has given our organization to build upon our strengths, address our weaknesses, and work to realize our potential. Our strategic plan provides a road map to how we will execute our strategy. It will help us do a better job and improve our organization because it focuses our energy, resources and our use of time in one direction.