Bad Leadership

Author: Barbara Kellerman
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
ISBN: 9781591391661
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How is Saddam Hussein like Tony Blair? Or Kenneth Lay like Lou Gerstner? Answer: They are, or were, leaders. Many would argue that tyrants, corrupt CEOs, and other abusers of power and authority are not leaders at all--at least not as the word is currently used. But, according to Barbara Kellerman, this assumption is dangerously naive. A provocative departure from conventional thinking, Bad Leadership compels us to see leadership in its entirety. Kellerman argues that the dark side of leadership--from rigidity and callousness to corruption and cruelty--is not an aberration. Rather, bad leadership is as ubiquitous as it is insidious--and so must be more carefully examined and better understood. Drawing on high-profile, contemporary examples--from Mary Meeker to David Koresh, Bill Clinton to Radovan Karadzic, Al Dunlap to Leona Helmsley--Kellerman explores seven primary types of bad leadership and dissects why and how leaders cross the line from good to bad. The book also illuminates the critical role of followers, revealing how they collaborate with, and sometimes even cause, bad leadership. Daring and counterintuitive, Bad Leadership makes clear that we need to face the dark side to become better leaders and followers ourselves. Barbara Kellerman is research director of the Center for Public Leadership and a lecturer in public policy at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.

Poor Leadership and Bad Governance

Author: Ludger Helms
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 085793273X
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'Leaders are not always heroes. Bad public leadership is a big problem. If we are serious about holding our public leaders to account, then we need to know why they were bad, and why we supported them. Ludger Helms and his distinguished team tackle these difficult questions with sympathy, not cynicism. Their careful and insightful analysis alerts us to the dangers of venal and poorly performing leaders.' – R.A.W. Rhodes, University of Southampton, UK 'Leadership and the lack of it is a central but underexplored issue in the study of contemporary politics. Ludger Helms is to be congratulated for bringing together a group of leading scholars to examine the relationship between leadership and governance.' – William E. Paterson OBE, Aston Centre for Europe, UK In leadership research there is a long tradition of focusing attention on the great and successful leaders and, more recently, on issues of good governance. This study breaks new ground by looking systematically into the manifestations and causes of poor leadership and bad governance in some of the world's most powerful democracies. Focusing on the presidents and prime ministers of the G8 – the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Russia and Japan – it explores the complex relationship between weak and ineffective leadership, undemocratic leadership techniques, and bad policies from a broad comparative perspective. What makes leaders weak or bad in different contexts? What are the consequences of their actions and behaviour? And has there been any learning from negative experience? These questions are at the centre of this fascinating joint inquiry that involves a team of truly distinguished leadership scholars. This book will prove invaluable for scholars and students of leadership, political science, contemporary history, and related academic disciplines. Readers with a general interest in public affairs and political history will also find plenty to interest them.

Professionalizing Leadership

Author: Barbara Kellerman
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190695781
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"In Professionalizing Leadership, leadership scholar Barbara Kellerman lays out a plan to remedy the field's vagueness by advocating testing, certification, and regulation that befit a true profession. She takes a historical view to examine how our values have shifted and why the endeavor of leadership has diminished in most institutions, with the exception of the American military. The twenty-first century has largely been about expanding the rights and education of the many, but has left comparatively little focus on leaders-that is, the few. Though many have ambitions to become successful leaders, the leadership programs they are offered are too easy to get into and insufficiently rigorous once students are admitted. Leadership studies, Kellerman argues, must build on a solid intellectual foundation and recognize the distinctions among educating potential leaders, training for leadership, and developing great leaders over time. Professionalizing Leadership illuminates the pitfalls and potential of leadership education, and outlines a logical sequence for professionalizing the field"--

Transformational Leadership in Nursing

Author: Elaine Marshall, PhD, RN, FAAN
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780826105295
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2011 AJN Book of the Year Winner in Leadership and Management! The ultimate goal for Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) leaders is to develop skills that will support their ability to lead effectively through complex challenges-such as working within the constraints of tight budgets, initiating health care policy change to eliminate health disparities, and improving health care outcomes at all levels of care. This text is an invaluable instructional guide for nursing graduate students who are developing the skills needed to fulfill this new and emerging role of clinical leadership. With this book, nurses can develop leadership skills that will ultimately transform health care practice by incorporating innovative professional models of care. It provides critical information and practical tools to enhance leadership, drawing from the works of experts in business and health care leadership. This book is an important resource for DNP students, nurse practitioners, and current clinical leaders dealing with the challenges of health care for the next generation. Key topics: Cultivating the characteristics of a transformational leader: charisma, innovation, inspiration, intellect, and more Developing the role of the DNP within complex organizational systems Incorporating new care delivery, practice, and management models through leadership Navigating power, politics, and policy: building the team, understanding economics and finance, and more

The ABC s of Bad Leadership Will Never Spell Excellence

Author: Ed Dean
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781508802730
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The ABC's of bad leadership are: arrogance, bullying, complacency and corruption. Each of these ABC's of bad leadership are negative values. Leadership is either value positive or value negative. Leadership, like the culture of an organization, is never value neutral. It is the leader who chooses whether to be value positive or value negative. This choice by the leader is the single most important factor which shapes the culture of an organization. It is also why it is important to understand the nature of negative value leadership. Negative value leadership is bad leadership. In the book, Caring Leadership, by this author, it is stated that it is the prevalence of an "I don't care" attitude in the workplace that is the primary cause of organizational performance mediocrity and employee dissatisfaction. Once an "I don't care" attitude takes hold in an organization, it will eventually scuttle an organization's quest for excellence unless a cultural transformation takes place. Organizations are either going forward and making progress, or going backward and losing ground. Organizations of people never stand still. It is the "I don't care" attitude that propels an organization backwards, sometimes imperceptivity, but always certainly. Bad leadership is responsible for ultimately creating a pervasive "I don't care" employee attitude within the workplace. Once an "I don't care" attitude takes root in the workplace, it is extremely contagious. The most detrimental words which can be uttered in the workplace are "I don't care." However, employees do not actually have to speak the words, "I don't care." Rather, the words "I don't care" can be heard just as loudly through employee's actions. Silent "I don't care" attitudes can be just as deadly to the organization. Again, it is the leadership of an organization that is always responsible for the existence of a prevalent lack of caring in the workplace. In Caring Leadership it was explained that creativity in the workplace begins to flow where trust exists in the workplace. Employee trust of organizational leadership is built in caring places to work. Workplace trust and respect for the leadership lead to greater employee commitment, creativity, performance and morale. Caring leadership is the key. Unfortunately, bad leadership undermines trust. Without trust between the leader and the people in the organization, performance excellence is not possible. This author has previously written about the need for organizational change because there are far too many mediocre performing organizations in both the private and public sectors in America. Servant Governing, The Servant Organization and Caring Leadership are companion books to this book. Servant Governing primarily relates to government organizations. The Servant Organization is written for application to for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. Caring Leadership compliments the two foregoing books in that it was written from the employee's perspective of how and why caring leadership can transform a mediocre performing organization into an organization of performance excellence through the implementation of The Servant Organization's Four Cornerstone Framework. The above books outline a four-part leadership and management framework which, when implemented, will help improve organizational creativity, vitality and performance. With the framework in place, the organization can shape its own identity. The adoption and implementation of The Servant Organization's Four Cornerstone Framework by caring leaders will help the organization achieve higher performance results. The Servant Organization culture created by the caring leader engenders trust, stimulates creativity, drives mission focus, increases performance, enhances job satisfaction and, in for profit organizations, adds to shareholder value. The ills of bad leadership can be cured by the caring leadership of a servant leader.

Theory and Practice of Leadership

Author: Roger Gill
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 144628929X
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Electronic Inspection Copy available for instructors here Praise for the first edition: 'At last a well-written, balanced and insightful British book on leadership. It is probable that every theory and assertion of consequence is commented upon. A real tour-de-force.' - Emeritus Professor Gerry Randell, University of Bradford School of Management 'Theory and Practice of Leadership is an all encompassing, global review of examples and case studies that is both comprehensive and easily adaptable to almost any situation one would encounter in leading people.' - Richard J. Conwell, Nova Southeastern University, Journal of Applied Management and Entrepreneurship If you are looking for a more holistic and critical take on the field of leadership, look no further! The second edition of this engaging and highly-respected text offers an exploration of leadership in a variety of contexts, both profit-orientated and non-profit. New to this edition: Refined to capture and delineate the essential theories more clearly, with broader coverage taking in the latest developments in areas such as change, politics, assessment and development of leadership, and multiple intelligences. Further development of a new integrative model of core leadership themes and practices. Abundant examples and illustrations, together with detailed explanations of how they apply in practice. A companion website with an Instructor's Manual, PowerPoint slides, links to additional case studies and full-text journal articles. Theory and Practice of Leadership will prove a highly-stimulating read for undergraduate and postgraduate students of leadership and related subjects as well as management consultants and practising managers. Visit the Theory and Practice of Leadership companion website www.sagepub.co.uk/gill to take advantage of additional resources for students and lecturers.

Poor Leadership Leading to Organizational Failures

Author: Kabilen Sornum
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 3640621883
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Essay from the year 2010 in the subject Business economics - Business Management, Corporate Governance, grade: A, James Cook University, language: English, abstract: Poor leadership is undoubtedly one of the main potential factor that can lead an organization to fail. In this paper, the causes of poor leadership are discussed. The resulting impact on employees and the organization itself is also evaluated. Three case studies of great startup companies, namely Atari, Commodore and Motorola are used as examples to describe how poor leadership has been the leading factor to their organizational failures.

Something Went Wrong Right Real Studies of Leadership in Cross Cultural Ministry

Author: Alan Robert Pence
Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing
ISBN: 162212622X
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Something Went Wrong? / Right! Real Studies of Leadership in Cross-Cultural Ministry consists of 37 brief stories that originate from the cross-cultural development and leadership work of linguistic experts Alan Robert Pence and his wife, Patricia. After each story, discussion sections feature leadership issues and relevant scriptures. This is a comprehensive training resource for those going into leadership in cross-cultural ministry and in other nonprofit organizations. Alan Robert Pence and his wife began training and service with Wycliffe Bible Translators and SIL International in 1956. Following their arrival in Papua, New Guinea in 1959, they worked with the Kunimaipa (Gajili) Language Group as linguists and translators. In their five-year assignment, Alan learned to speak Kunimaipa, analyzed the grammar, compiled a dictionary, researched and got approval for an alphabet, and translated an abridged form of the book of Genesis. If you believe that experience is the best teacher, Al Pence's collection of real situations over many years is a 'must read' for anyone involved in or interested in international mission work. His ability to link real world situations to biblical references for guidance is outstanding. - Gerald Van Eeckhout, Retired Executive and Professor, University of Shanghai

Good Democratic Leadership

Author: John Kane
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191506761
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Good Democratic Leadership: On Prudence and Judgment in Modern Democracies explores whether, in the current atmosphere of international economic and political tension, and more generally, democracies foster and support effective political judgment and good leadership. In one sense, with their ideals of transparent government and extensive deliberation, democracies might appear to promote such good leadership and sound decision-making. Yet, in another sense, democratic leaders continue to face a number of challenges, including the sometimes cumbersome institutional limits placed on their discretion, the need for balance between national interest, popular sentiment and universal values as well as the problem of disproportionate influence of commercial interests in the management of the economy. In analysing various aspects of democratic leadership, judgement and decision-making from a variety of theoretical and practical perspectives, all the contributors to this book address this question of the extent to which democracies support good judgment and thereby the possibility of good leadership in democracies.

Effects of Corruption and Bad Leadership on Journalism in Nigeria

Author: Odey Simon Robert
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 3668406464
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Scientific Essay from the year 2017 in the subject Communications - Journalism, Journalism Professions, , language: English, abstract: The pervasive corruption and unceasing bad leadership in and among the Nigerian press have for long now ushered in various forms of professional compromise such as unethical and subjective journalism. The press, especially their leaders, having been influenced negatively by the macrocosmic institutionalised corruption and bad leadership of the political elite and their like, are becoming deeply immense in these nefarious misdeeds and unethical and subjective journalism. Consequently, the masses have lost confidence in them, and receive media contents with outright contempt and dissatisfaction. This paper thus calls for a change on the part of the press and the government, for which the masses would follow suit. Although the paper relies more on the secondary sources, the library print materials, controlled interview, observation and intuition of the primary sources of data collation were also involved. It is approached qualitatively, descriptively and objectively with the text-content analysis too.