Developing Leadership Character

Author: Mary Crossan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317578082
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This book focuses on the element of leadership that has largely been neglected in the literature: character. Often thought to be a subjective construct, the book demonstrates the concrete behaviors associated with different character dimensions in order to illustrate how these behaviors can be developed, and character strengthened. Based on research involving over 300 senior leaders from different industries, sectors and countries, Crossan, Seijts, and Gandz developed a model for leadership character that focuses on eleven dimensions. The book begins by setting the context for the focus on character in business, asking what character is and whether it can be learned, developed, molded or changed. Next, the book focuses on each dimension of leadership character in turn, exploring its elements and the ways in which it can be applied in a business setting. The book concludes with a summary of the key insights, an exploration of the interactions between the character dimensions, and a call to the reader to reflect on how to develop one’s own and others’ leadership character. Bridging theory and management practice, Developing Leadership Character will interest students and practitioners alike. Readers will benefit not only from a new, robust theoretical framework for leadership character, but will also learn how character can be developed further.

Developing Leadership in the Asia Pacific

Author: Sivanes Phillipson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317929594
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Developing Leadership in the Asia-Pacific focuses on the design of leadership programs that are able to meet the needs of students, teachers and the wider community. Rather than taking an all-encompassing approach that cover all contexts of leadership development, this book is based on research that guides the leadership teacher in designing a course that takes into account the specific context and needs of individual students, the purpose of the course, and how the course can be evaluated for its effectiveness. Emphasising learner diversity, the book argues that the students’ specific cultural and educational contexts need to be taken into account when designing leadership programs. Although these courses are often taught outside of the regular curriculum, components of leadership can be found in the regular curriculum. Accordingly, this book helps the leadership teacher to integrate the leadership program with the regular curriculum through the use of guiding questions, quizzes, case studies, dilemmas, and other pedagogical strategies. It links research with practice, scaffolding teachers in understanding the content or issues described in each chapter, assisting them in building a fully defensible leadership program. A number of real life worked examples are also provided throughout each chapter as a practicable framework that can be used in teaching design for everyday units of work. This book is a useful reference for researchers working in leadership as well as an essential tool for teachers developing leadership programs for students in primary, secondary or tertiary contexts.

DEVELOPING LEADERSHIP QUALITIES IN CHANGING ENVIRONMENT

Author: Dr. Kaushal Chauhan
Publisher: Horizon Books ( A Division of Ignited Minds Edutech P Ltd)
ISBN: 9384044830
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No works of a book happens overnight. This book took one year of labor. In some instances, the thinking shaped itself throughout their professional careers. A good part of my life has been involved in education. Over the years I have contemplated gathering together the views of great minds in to a collection. It would take several volumes to collect even a small portion about leadership and I did not have enough time to devote to this task due to busy working in university and home; but I quickly realized the fundamental need to write this book in present challenging environment. Leadership subject is multifaceted.

Building Character

Author: Gene Klann
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780787988661
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Building Character is written for leaders who understand their responsibility to develop authentic leaders within their organizations. Without presenting an overarching moral code or a prescriptive code of behavior, this book offers leaders and managers a practical model complete with the tools, information, and processes to develop character in leaders at all levels. The author explains the role character plays in leadership success and effectiveness and outlines how character can be developed through the Five E's—Example, Education, Experience, Evaluation, and Environment.

Growing Kingdom Character

Author: Tom Yeakley
Publisher: Tyndale House
ISBN: 1612911595
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We’ve all seen it before—experienced leaders failing due to some type of transgression. Author Tom Yeakley believes this happens because character flaws that were always present begin to come forward. Based on his 30-plus years of discipleship and coaching experience, Yeakley has developed Growing Kingdom Character to help current leaders challenge emerging leaders to intentionally developing their character. Teaching, exercises, and Bible study make this practical handbook a must-have for those involved in mentoring young leaders. The fruit will be integrity, maturity, and wisdom in a new generation of leaders.

The Leader s Shadow

Author: William Q. Judge
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761915393
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This is the first book to examine fully the inner dynamics of executives in top leadership positions. This empirical examination of the character of leaders covers areas such as personality, values and spirituality, and has been conducted through surveys and in-depth interviews. The reader is invited to combine the information gleaned from the life stories of the interviewed CEOs with personal reflection as a first step in developing his or her own leadership character.

Leadership in Practice

Author: Gerard Seijts
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315405601
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Recent financial crises and other high-profile mismanagement cases have brought a spotlight to the quality of leader character in the business sector. Leadership in Practice is the first book to provide an authoritative collection of cases to engage students interested in the importance of the character of business leaders. The authors have compiled a collection of cutting-edge cases and readings, situating them within a theoretical landscape, so students are familiarized with the concepts as they move through the text. The cases cover a wide range of successful businesses—from the NFL to Apple—and include notable controversies, such as those surrounding Enron and Volkswagen. Alongside exclusive interviews and insights into the value of leadership character at individual, team, organizational and societal levels, the book includes learning objectives and discussion questions to facilitate lively debate and interaction in the classroom. This volume will be a valuable supplement for students and instructors in any leadership class as well as researchers and practitioners interested in exploring case studies that illuminate the nature of leadership in a business setting.

Identifying and Developing Leaders

Author: Frederick M. Thompson
Publisher: Xulon Press
ISBN: 1602665052
Format: PDF
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John C. Maxwell said that everything rises or falls on leadership. This truth means that leadership is critically important to the growth and effectiveness of any church or organization. This is especially true for a new church. In Identifying & Developing Leaders: A Biblical, Historical & Theological Perspective, Dr. Frederick Thompson insightfully provides a firm foundation for the identification and development of leaders to serve with the primary leader. His 20 years of military service and his experiences as a founding pastor has given him a sharpened ability to wed theory and practice. In this work various perspectives are explored in an effort to give clear understanding to the why and how of leadership development. This informative book will undoubtedly be useful to the church as there is always a need to plant new churches. Moreover, well established churches must also identify and develop leaders. About the Author Dr. Frederick M. Thompson is a pastor, teacher and author. His ministry passion is leadership development and the growth and development of each believer so that their full potential is realized. He is the pastor and founder of Word of Life Christian Center in Springfield Township, New Jersey and the president of Manna from Heaven Ministries. Dr. Thompson is the author of Devotions from the Epistle of Romans. He has earned degrees at Charleston Southern University, Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary (now Palmer Theological Seminary), and United Theological Seminary. Dr. Thompson and his lovely wife Roseclair, and two sons, Rasheed and Cedric, reside in Westampton, New Jersey.

Developing the Leader Within You

Author: John C. Maxwell
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 1418508225
Format: PDF, ePub
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Developing the Leader Within You is Dr. Maxwell’s first and most enduring leadership book, having sold more than one million copies. In this Christian Leaders Series edition of this Maxwell classic, you will discover the biblical foundation for leadership that John Maxwell has used as a pastor and business leader for more than forty years. These same principles and practices are available for everyday leaders in every walk of life. It is a lofty calling to lead a group—a family, a church, a nonprofi t, a business—and the timeless principles in this book will bring positive change in your life and in the lives of those around you. You will learn: The True Definition of Leader. “Leadership is influence. That’s it. Nothing more; nothing less.” The Traits of Leadership. “Leadership is not an exclusive club for those who were ‘born with it.’ The traits that are the raw materials of leadership can be acquired. Link them up with desire, and nothing can keep you from becoming a leader.” The Difference Between Management and Leadership. “Making sure the work is done by others is the accomplishment of a manager. Inspiring others to do better work is the accomplishment of a leader.” God has called every believer to influence others, to be salt and light. Developing the Leader Within You will equip you to improve your leadership and inspire others.

Mentoring Leaders

Author: Carson Pue
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 9781441202703
Format: PDF, ePub
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Over the next five to ten years, it's predicted that more than 50,000 strategic ministry leadership positions are going to be filled. Who will these leaders be? And more importantly, who will prepare them for these positions? Mentoring Leaders offers a unique angle on what it takes to prepare transformational leaders for today's church. While addressing the different phases of leadership development and mentoring, as well as the characteristics of a dynamic and effective leader, Carson Pue focuses on the element of spiritual development. The invaluable insights and wisdom found in this book will give emerging leaders new strength to follow their calling as it helps them sharpen their vision, shape their values, and share their leadership adventures.