Data Enhanced Leadership

Author: Alan M. Blankstein
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412949343
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This compact volume combines research, practice, and innovative thinking to illustrate how strategic application of data enhances leadership practices and significantly improves curriculum, instruction, and schoolwide performance.

Enhanced Leadership An Overview

Author: Navid Bolorforoush
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 3668560838
Format: PDF
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Seminar paper from the year 2015 in the subject Business economics - Business Management, Corporate Governance, grade: A, , course: MBA, language: English, abstract: Leadership has been a topic of investigation for many decades due to competitive nature of the global economy and emergent prominence of corporate governance. The literature on the topic is abundant and wide range of existing studies can seem disjointed at times. However, over the past 80 years, leadership theories have seen four key generations: trait theories, behavioural, contingency and transformational theories. It is important to note that these theories are not merely exclusive or comprehensive on their own but follows a progressive pattern (Maurik, 2001). This means that there have been elements added or included from one generation to the next that link one to the other and the root can be traced back to sixteenth century in military history, major religions and politics (Safferstone, M., 2007). This is because most significant organisations in the eighteenth and nineteenth century were ‘military’ with strong hierarchical structure. In such frameworks leadership played a major role in creating stability and maintaining the status quo. Whilst the principles used were to manage conflicts, control crisis or even convince groups to acts as desired, the values and perceptions related with management and supervision were not clearly defined (Douglas, 2010). Therefore, many intellectuals argue that the old/traditional theories related to leadership and management may not suit contemporary organisational structures. Nevertheless, most traditional principles stress on common characteristics and behaviours that a leader possesses and his unique ability to control, direct and influence followers to desired outcomes (Gibney, 2009). On that note, Burns (1978) argues that the notion of leadership formed with emphasis on leaders’ traits and personalities and these characteristics are still emphasised in contemporary organisations and cannot be overlooked. [...]

Data driven decision making for effective school leadership

Author: Anthony G. Picciano
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780131187221
Format: PDF
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Data Driven Decision Making for Effective School Leadership is a brief supplement for K-12 inservice teachers (especially those served by ASCD). It explores the role of data in making effective instructional, financial, and administrative decisions in schools. This is a significant issue in Educational Administration, and, in today's standards-based testing environment in K-12 education. The book covers concepts and foundations of data-driven decision making, basic applications, and basic statistical concepts. For inservice K-12 teachers, especially those served by ASCD.

The Handbook of Institutional Research

Author: Richard D. Howard
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118234510
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Institutional research is more relevant today than ever before as growing pressures for improved student learning and increased institutional accountability motivate higher education to effectively use ever-expanding data and information resources. As the most current and comprehensive volume on the topic, the Handbook describes the fundamental knowledge, techniques, and strategies that define institutional research. The book contains an overview of the profession and its history, examines how institutional research supports executive and academic leadership and governance, and discusses the varied ways data from federal, state, and campus sources are used by research professionals. With contributions from leading experts in the field, this important resource reviews the analytic tools, techniques, and methodologies used by institutional researchers in their professional practice and covers a wide range of topics such as: conducting institutional research; statistical applications; comparative analyses; quality control systems; measuring student, faculty, and staff opinions; and management activities designed to improve organizational effectiveness.

Mastering Leadership

Author: Robert J. Anderson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119147190
Format: PDF
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Resource added for the Leadership Development program 101961.

Boundaries for Leaders

Author: Henry Cloud
Publisher: HarperBusiness
ISBN: 9780062206336
Format: PDF, Docs
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The coauthor of the classic bestseller Boundaries, with over 2 million copies sold, and an expert on the psychology of business and leadership performance explains the behavioral reasons why some people get great results and others don't. In Boundaries for Leaders, Dr. Henry Cloud gives leaders the tools and techniques they need to achieve the performance they desire—in their organizations and in themselves. Drawing on the latest findings from neuroscience, Dr. Cloud shows why it's critical for leaders to set the conditions that make people's brains perform at their highest levels. How do great leaders do this? One way is through the creation of "boundaries"—structures that determine what will exist and what will not. Here you will learn seven leadership boundaries that set the stage, tone, and culture for a results-driven organization, including how to help people focus their attention on the things that matter most; build the emotional climate that drives brain functioning; facilitate connections that boost energy and momentum; create organizational thought patterns that limit negativity and helplessness; identify paths for people to take control of the activities that drive results; create high-performance teams organized around the behaviors that drive results; and lead yourself in a manner that protects the vision. The strong call to action in this book is that leaders are ridiculously in charge of all these elements, and they must own what they either create or allow to exist. Filled with inspiring and practical examples from Dr. Cloud's coaching practice, Boundaries for Leaders is essential reading for everyone who aspires to lead companies, teams, and cultures defined by high performance and healthy relationships.

Leadership Personal Development and Career Success

Author: Cliff Ricketts
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1133169813
Format: PDF, ePub
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Defying the tired cliche that leaders are born and not made, Leadership: Personal Development and Career Success 3rd Edition explains and demonstrates the leadership skills and abilities that are most valued in agricultural industries, helping students to identify and enhance their strongest traits. The authors' emphasis is on human relations, decision-making, promoting healthy lifestyles, maintaining a positive attitude, cooperative small and large group activities, and proper utilization of human resources, focusing on those skills that will most benefit the leaders of tomorrow. Leadership: Personal Development and Career Success 3rd Edition analyzes attributes and capabilities of those in leadership positions, to assist students in the development of their communication skills and interpersonal relationship and other related skills. Students will learn the fundamentals of public speaking, FFA Parliamentary Procedure, group dynamics, interpersonal skills and workplace readiness. English, speaking skills, higher order thinking, and basic communication skills will be reinforced. A generous number of activities, along with objectives and questions, motivate students to put these into action. A financial management chapter details how to successfully manage, budget and invest money with innovative ideas on accumulating personal wealth through agricultural enterprises. As we enter the 21st century and a global marketplace, these skills will become more important as an asset for career success. Leadership: Personal Development and Career Success 3rd Edition will prepare students for agricultural careers, build awareness, and develop tomorrow's leaders in the food, fiber, and natural resources fields. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.