Becoming a More Versatile Learner

Author: Center for Creative Leadership (CCL)
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118155092
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Almost all managers regard job experiences and the lessons they provide essential for their development as leaders. But not all of those managers are successful at learning those lessons. That difficulty is often related to a manager ’s relying too much on one preferred learning tactic—a tactic that might not be suited for gleaning the lessons of a particular job experience. By increasing the number of learning tactics and becoming a more versatile learner, managers can better position themselves to take advantage of the lessons that job experiences offer and contribute to their leadership development.

Return on Experience

Author: Center for Creative Leadership (CCL)
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118163621
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Leadership is best learned from experience, but learning from experience is not always automatic. This guidebook introduces you to a return-on-experience framework. Using this ROE framework, you actively seek to learn from experience in order to build your mastery, broaden your versatility, and benefit your organization. When you understand and apply the framework in your work and organization, everyday experiences can be transformed into an engine for leader development and organizational impact.

Discovering the Leader in You Workbook

Author: Sara N. King
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470605316
Format: PDF, Docs
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Discovering the Leader in You Workbook From the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL) comes a highly accessible workbook based on the concepts outlined in the revised and updated edition of Discovering the Leader in You. The workbook contains a variety of questions and exercises designed to help professionals reflect on, examine, explore, and discover concepts and issues related to their role as leaders. Most of the activities can be completed while working through the book, others require more time, and some involve other people. To gain the greatest benefit, it is suggested that all the activities be done as thoughtfully and as honestly as possible. Once you have completed the exercises and tasks outlined in the workbook, you will be able to Clarify your purpose for leading, based on a clear leadership vision and a core set of values Articulate your leadership strengths and areas for development Understand who you are as a leader in the context of both your work and your personal life Determine when and why you feel unclear or stuck in your leadership journey While you may want to tackle this workbook on your own, leaders often find that the leadership journey is more rewarding when they work with other people. You can review the workbook with a coach or mentor, or work with colleagues who are also using the workbook in order to discuss ideas and gain feedback. If you are a leader (or an aspiring leader) who works in a highly complex and competitive environment and wants to tap into the qualities that characterize success, this is the resource for you. The Center for Creative Leadership (CCL) is the world's largest institution devoted exclusively to leadership research and education. Since 1970, CCL has studied and trained hundreds of thousands of executives and worked with them to create practical models, tools, and publications for the development of effective leaders and leadership.

Choosing an Executive Coach

Author: Karen K. Miller
Publisher: Center for Creative Leadership
ISBN: 9781882197637
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Executive coaching has become increasingly popular for managers and executives who need individualized, unbiased input to help them make the most of their developmental experiences. Executive coaching is a formal engagement that matches a qualified coach with an organizational leader in a series of dynamic, confidential sessions designed to establish and achieve clear goals that will result in improved business effectiveness, both for the individual and the organization. A good coach helps executives develop clarity of purpose and focus on action. Coaching works best when it is part of a development plan. For coaching to deliver its promised results, executives need to find the right coach. Finding the right coach can be a challenge because executive coaching is an unlicensed profession. Preliminary screening helps to narrow the coaching search. Coaching engagements usually begin with one or more lengthy face-to-face meetings in which the coach and the client build the rapport necessary for honest communication and establish realistic guidelines and expectations. Engagements typically last for 6 to 18 months. Managers who have identified skill areas they want to improve can often benefit dramatically from coaching. (RT)

High performance Work Organizations

Author: Bradley Lane Kirkman
Publisher: Center for Creative Leadership
ISBN: 9781882197460
Format: PDF, ePub
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Organizations often channel workflow around key business processes in order to enhance their productivity. Those that succeed are referred to as high-performance work organizations (HIPOs). Yet, little is known about the systems that drive high performance or even what defines a HIPO. This book, for both practicing managers and scholars, addresses that knowledge gap. It provides the field's and the authors' definitions of HIPOs, and it contains 168 annotations of recent and informative journal articles, books, and book chapters by those who have studied and worked withsuch organizations.

Feedback to Managers A Guide to Reviewing and Selecting Multirater Instruments for Leadership Development 4th Edition

Author: Jean Brittain Leslie
Publisher: Center for Creative Leadership
ISBN: 1604918357
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Feedback is a rare commodity in day-to-day organizational life, but it is a key to ongoing effectiveness.One popular vehicle for getting feedback from one's boss, peers, subordinates, and customers is the multiple-perspective or 360-degree-feedback instrument. Whether part of a management-development course or used alone, this kind of instrument can enhance self-awareness by highlighting a leader's strengths and areas in need of further development.Selecting the right instrument from among the dozens that are available can be difficult, however.This new edition of Feedback to Managers, the fourth, updates and expands the popular 1998 edition.It guides the selection process with an in-depth analysis of 32 publicly available instruments that relate self-view to the views of others on multiple management or leadership domains. Each of the instrument reports includes descriptive information, a look at the research behind the instrument, and descriptions of support materials.

The CCL Handbook of Coaching in Organizations

Author: Douglas Riddle
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118841484
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Effect better outcomes with a robust coaching program The CCL Handbook of Coaching in Organizations deals with the practical, ethical, and political challenges of coaching within an organization. From coaching superiors to coaching business teams, this book outlines the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL) approach to professional coaching to help readers better manage leadership development and talent management program outcomes. With expert guidance on the key functions of human resources, learning and development, and organizational development, readers will gain insight into the issues associated with coaching program implementation and management, and the use of internal versus external coaches. Coverage includes a wide range of coaching-based services used in most large organizations, with practical advice on creating the right programs for maximum impact within the available budget. Professional development is a hot topic and plays a key role in attracting and retaining the best talent. Coaching is a broad area within the field, encompassing a range of services and goals, with varied expectations and requirements. This book provides actionable guidance for those designing, initiating, and implementing coaching programs, with new approaches and techniques that drive better outcomes. Provide direct coaching within an organization Manage coaching systems and programs Initiate and lead mentoring and peer-coaching programs Manage external coaches, and deal effectively with coaching suppliers An ideal coaching program must balance need with budget and be tailored to the requirements and resources of both the organization and the participants. It's a complex undertaking, but the right strategy and planning can lead to even better than expected outcomes. For the human resources professional who wants to strengthen an organization's coaching program, CCL Handbook of Coaching in Organizations is a thoughtful reference for a specialized function.

Managerial Effectiveness in a Global Context

Author: Jean Brittain Leslie
Publisher: Center for Creative Leadership
ISBN: 9781882197729
Format: PDF
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This report investigates characteristics of managers who work across the borders of multiple countries simultaneously. Chapter 1 sets the stage by introducing the work of global managers--what they do and how it is different from managerial work in a domestic context. Chapter 2 investigates the relationship of personality to effectiveness in a global role and considers personality as a precursor to the presence of the skills and capacities necessary for effectiveness. Chapter 3 explores the relationship between learning capabilities (self-development, perspective taking, and cultural adaptability) and managerial effectiveness. Chapter 4 explores how being a cosmopolitan--an individual who has lived and worked in many countries and speaks a number of languages--may increase the likelihood for effectiveness in a global role. Chapter 5 focuses on the influence of workgroup heterogeneity and homogeneity on effectiveness. The final chapter concludes with a discussion of what global managers do, what it takes for a manager to be effective when the work is global in scope, and how global managers can be selected and developed. Appendices contain a participant background form; scales and alphas; alphas and intercorrelations among Five-Factor Model, international experience, role behavior, and performance variables; and hypotheses organized by questions of interest. (Contains 187 references.) (RT)

Supporting Literacy Across the Sunshine State

Author: Julie A. Marsh
Publisher: Rand Corporation
ISBN: 0833045091
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Despite recent progress in reading achievement among children in primary grades, many children are not moving beyond basic decoding skills to fluency and comprehension as they go on to higher grades. To address this problem, many policymakers suggest that reading coaches-master teachers who offer ongoing on-site instructional support for teachers-can improve teachers' practice and students' literacy skills. RAND researchers evaluated the middle school reading coach program in Florida to answer these questions: How is the program being implemented by the state, districts, schools, and individual coaches? What is the impact of coaching on teachers' practice and students' achievement in reading and mathematics? What features of reading coach models and practices are associated with better outcomes?

Learning Science Through Computer Games and Simulations

Author: National Research Council
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309212669
Format: PDF, Kindle
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At a time when scientific and technological competence is vital to the nation's future, the weak performance of U.S. students in science reflects the uneven quality of current science education. Although young children come to school with innate curiosity and intuitive ideas about the world around them, science classes rarely tap this potential. Many experts have called for a new approach to science education, based on recent and ongoing research on teaching and learning. In this approach, simulations and games could play a significant role by addressing many goals and mechanisms for learning science: the motivation to learn science, conceptual understanding, science process skills, understanding of the nature of science, scientific discourse and argumentation, and identification with science and science learning. To explore this potential, Learning Science: Computer Games, Simulations, and Education, reviews the available research on learning science through interaction with digital simulations and games. It considers the potential of digital games and simulations to contribute to learning science in schools, in informal out-of-school settings, and everyday life. The book also identifies the areas in which more research and research-based development is needed to fully capitalize on this potential. Learning Science will guide academic researchers; developers, publishers, and entrepreneurs from the digital simulation and gaming community; and education practitioners and policy makers toward the formation of research and development partnerships that will facilitate rich intellectual collaboration. Industry, government agencies and foundations will play a significant role through start-up and ongoing support to ensure that digital games and simulations will not only excite and entertain, but also motivate and educate.