Education Game Changers

Author: Karen E. Starr
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1475806337
Format: PDF, ePub
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Education Game Changers is written for an international readership. This book refers to all education levels and sectors and builds on research in educational leadership, education business, and organizational change. Karen E. Starr describes policy paradoxes challenging the sustainability of educational provision as we know it and the imperatives they present for educational leadership, business, and governance. This book critiques the paradoxical education policy context while exploring alternative futures they may spawn. It ponders both possibilities and pitfalls that cannot be ignored by instrumental players such as governments, policy-makers, educational leaders and business managers, researchers, and analysts. This book unveils rising cases of education business failures around the world, the paucity of governance and business skill on educational boards, and the irrational contradictions faced by governments in determining education policy.

Sustainable School Leadership

Author: Mike Bottery
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1350005231
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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We live in a complex age, with multiple challenges to the practice of educational leadership, and where there is widespread evidence of individuals wanting to retire early from leadership positions, and of fewer wishing to take up the role. This highly experienced team of cross-cultural researchers combine scholarly research with over a decade of extensive empirical research using an innovative 'portrait' methodology to investigate the challenges that educational leaders on two continents currently face. The kinds of challenges described include: · the personal (e.g. being new to the job, coping with the role, approaching retirement) · the inter-personal (e.g. power relations, personal challenges with staff, parents and children) · the local (e.g. issues faced by the school in the community) · the national (e.g. government initiatives, inspection) · the global (e.g. the impact of economic forces on political and institutional management). Sustainable School Leadership then contributes to the field of educational leadership in several ways. First, the authors bring scholarly enquiry to life by providing detailed descriptions of the challenges which individual educational leaders face in different cultures in a globalised world. Second, they show how the combined insights from individual portraits provide important and meaningful critiques of national policies and organizational functioning. Such critiques can then inform current and future leadership research by a better understanding of how links between the micro-, meso-, and macro-levels of education promote or discourage school leaders' sustainability. Finally, the authors present important cross-cultural comparisons of eastern and western approaches to educational leadership, suggesting that sustainability – or a lack of it – may have different roots in different cultures. Sustainable School Leadership is relevant to students on educational leadership and management courses, academics and researchers and school leaders.

Educational Leadership for a More Sustainable World

Author: Mike Bottery
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472568273
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Educational Leadership for a More Sustainable World argues that current crises in educational policies and practice, including the recruitment and retention of educational leaders, ultimately derive from the interactions between four key challenges which also underpin current global and societal issues of sustainability: A culture of consumption Global energy demands Climate change Emerging population patterns Mike Bottery argues that problems in dealing with these four global challenges, as well as many crises in education, are in large part due to a failure to appreciate their complex interactions and effects, and of the need for sufficiently complex responses. The result is that many policies in many areas hinder rather than facilitate appropriate solutions. However, by showing that the dynamics of crises in educational sustainability have many similarities to those of global systems, this book argues that the adoption of a number of core practices and values can help educational leaders develop greater sustainability, not only in their own area of activity but can also help them make a valuable contribution to greater sustainability at the global level as well.

Global Perspectives on Educational Leadership Reform

Author: Anthony H. Normore
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 0857244469
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This volume focuses on educational reform, leadership development programs and professional development processes intended to prepare and develop prospective and practicing educational leaders into leadership positions and examines issues that affect leaders serving in the role of educational leader/learner.

How To Lead A Quest

Author: Jason Fox
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0730324710
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Unlock progress through doubt and uncertainty The biggest threat facing modern business is the sheer complexity of an uncertain future. That, and the fact that everyone is busy. Too busy for progress. Workplace cultures have become cursed with efficiency. And so when it comes to developing strategy, we default to our defaults.We favour quick fixes, easy templates and familiar approaches, developing ‘robust plans' that do little to mitigate strategic risk or generate new value. The result? The future comes, and businesses die. But no longer! *cue trumpets* How to Lead a Quest is a book for pioneering leaders - folks who know that enterprise strategy is far too important to condemn to ‘smart goals', 'a clear vision for the future' and other such rubbish. Within this book, you'll discover how to: liberate enterprise leadership and workplace cultures from the curse of efficiency, default thinking and the delusion of progress explore complex and uncertain futures to find profound insights that mitigate strategic risks and ensure your business model remains viable create new value and enduring relevance by pioneering into unchartered and unprecedented territory embed new structures and rituals into your enterprise to build for the future, while still delivering operational excellence today. Not for the faint of heart or short-of-wit, this uniquely refreshing book bravely tackles the paradox that is pioneering leadership. You'll discover how to lead meaningful progress - even if you don't know what the goal or destination looks like.

A First Rate Madness

Author: Nassir Ghaemi
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 110151759X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This New York Times bestseller is a myth-shattering exploration of the powerful connections between mental illness and leadership. Historians have long puzzled over the apparent mental instability of great and terrible leaders alike: Napoleon, Lincoln, Churchill, Hitler, and others. In A First-Rate Madness, Nassir Ghaemi, director of the Mood Disorders Programme at Tufts Medical Center, offers and sets forth a controversial, compelling thesis: the very qualities that mark those with mood disorders also make for the best leaders in times of crisis. From the importance of Lincoln's "depressive realism" to the lacklustre leadership of exceedingly sane men as Neville Chamberlain, A First-Rate Madness overturns many of our most cherished perceptions about greatness and the mind.

The Game Changers

Author: Samantha Brett and Steph Adams
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 1743772726
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The path to success is rarely straightforward, especially for women. However, with more female trailblazers out there than ever before, achieving their career goals in the worlds of fashion, entertainment, business, politics and beyond, the game is being changed forever. Television journalist Samantha Brett and global influencer Steph Adams have spent more than two decades between them interviewing and profiling some of the most inspiring and successful women in the world. They quickly realised that these women had a few distinct qualities in common: they are fearless in their pursuits and unafraid to go after what they want, and they do not let fear of failure stop them. And they know the importance of getting back up after you've fallen down, and of trying one more time even when it seems like every avenue has been exhausted. In The Game Changers, Samantha and Steph have handpicked the world's most inspiring women, and these women are letting you into their worlds. They are sharing their secrets to overcoming fears and challenges, and inspiring you to keep motivated, no matter how tough things become! This book features exclusive first-hand essays from the women you know and love. You'll hear success secrets and inspirational stories from the likes of Meghan Markle, Arianna Huffington, Elle Macpherson, Rachel Zoe, Sarah Wilson and Gwyneth Paltrow - and many, many more. Become a Game Changer today!

Creative Genius

Author: Peter Fisk
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780857080233
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Time and space. Genetics and robotics. Education and fashion. Possibilities limited only by our imaginations. The future is yours to create. Could you be the Leonardo da Vinci of our times? Most ideas are incremental, quickly copied and suffocated by conventions. "Future back" thinking starts with stretching possibilities then makes them a reality "now forward". The best ideas emerge by seeing what everyone has seen, and thinking like nobody else. Newness occurs in the margins not the mainstream. Solutions emerge through powerful fusions of the best ideas into practical, useful concepts. Creative people rise up. Visionaries, border crossers and game changers. Engage your right brain, open your eyes, think more holistically... intuition rules. From Apple to Blackberry, GE to Google, innovative companies stand out from the crowd not so much for their exceptional products, despite what one might assume, but for the way they challenge conventions, redefine markets, and change consumer expectations. Apple didn't just create the iPod; it envisioned the future of music and then made a product to service that future. And the same holds true for every highly innovative company. In Creative Genius, Peter Fisk presents ten tracks for innovation and provides business blueprints for making that innovation happen. Creative Genius is inspired by the imagination and perspective of Leonardo da Vinci, in order to drive creativity, design and innovation in more radical and powerful ways. It includes practical tools ranging from scenario planning and context reframing to accelerated innovation and market entry, plus 50 tracks, 25 tools, and 50 inspiring case studies. Creative Genius is "the best and last" in the Genius series by bestselling author Peter Fisk. Others include Business Genius, Marketing Genius and Customer Genius.

English for a New Millennium

Author: Calvin Durrant
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781862548527
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This book came about as a result of The Australian Government Summer School for Teachers program that was announced as part of the 2007-08 Budget Package: Realising Our Potential. The Summer School brought together over 200 academics, teachers and education department officials for a smorgasbord of keynote presentations, workshops and social events that is unlikely to be repeated in this country. English for a New Millennium gives every English teacher an opportunity to share in the richness of that experience. It includes contributions from Catherine Beavis, Ray Misson, Elizabeth Webby, Gabriel Matters and Clare Bradford.

New Brand Leadership

Author: Larry Light
Publisher: FT Press
ISBN: 0134194519
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New Brand Leadership delivers the first complete, proven blueprint for organizing and executing on global brand marketing. It reflects the authors’ 50+ years of combined experience driving global brand leadership and measurable results across a wide range of industries, at companies ranging from Mars to Nissan, IHG to YUM! Brands. Larry Light and Joan Kiddon show how to drive value by successfully managing at the intersection of globalization, localization, and personalization. They introduce Arcature’s proven Collaborative Three Box Model, guiding you step-by-step through creating brand vision, defining brand framework, bringing your brand to life, and then measuring your performance. They offer specific, high-value recommendations regarding cultural change, organizational responsibilities, structure, metrics, and much more. You’ll find proven solutions to tough real-world global branding challenges, including managing tensions between global and local, central and regional, and brand leadership vs. brand management. For wide audiences of C-suite and other current and prospective business leaders; HR officers, marketing executives and agency professionals, top executives, business leaders, prospective business leaders, and MBA/executive MBA students.