Engaged Leadership

Author: Clint Swindall
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118033777
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Praise for Engaged Leadership, Second Edition "Engaged Leadership is the best of both worlds: an engaging business story coupled with a primer on the practical skills all leaders need. In the book, Swindall provides many useful tools for successfully meeting twelve major leadership challenges. I recommend it." —Mark Sanborn, author of The Fred Factor and You Don't Need a Title to Be a Leader "This creatively inspiring book not only encourages the leaders of tomorrow, but also inspires the leaders of today to step up and meet the challenges of a changing world. Business leaders will find true substance at the core of each page." —Nido Qubein, President, High Point University; and Chairman, Great Harvest Bread Co. "Give this book to anyone aspiring to be an effective leader and you've put them ahead of the curve. Clint Swindall has done a masterful job of bringing leadership to life in a book that's engaging and effective. Create a leadership culture in your company by getting this book now!" —Joe Calloway, author of Work Like You're Showing Off! and Becoming a Category of One "This book is so engaging, you'll forget you're learning. If you only have time for one book this year, make it Engaged Leadership—you won't be disappointed." —Bradford D. Beldon, President and CEO, Beldon Roofing Company "This book contains simple yet very effective management techniques that can improve every leader's ability to inspire and get the most out of their employees. Swindall shows us what employees want from leaders and how leaders can motivate employees using practical yet effective stories." —John Wight, President and CEO, BF&M Insurance Group "This is a slam dunk by Swindall! What a powerful read for any team member of an organization. A fun, enjoyable, insightful, and impactful lesson on how to apply the key concepts of engaged leadership to move your team forward." —Joe Clark, Vice President of Ticket Sales and Services, Spurs Sports & Entertainment

A Call for Engaged Leadership

Author: Cornell Thomas
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9462091137
Format: PDF, ePub
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Most, if not all, individuals who have given any thought to the subject believe that students and teachers in today’s public schools deserve better. They deserve the same types of teaching and learning environments that are often found in elite private schools. Teachers in these environments combine the best of essentialist and progressive educational philosophies that cause students to become highly skilled critical thinkers. Teachers, most of them, have the skills to deliver both the science and the art of teaching and learning. The science here represents the wealth of knowledge needed in their particular fields of study and teaching. The art refers to the ability to connect the knowledge their students possess with the information they want them to learn. Students in these environments are active, engaged learners...and teachers. Leadership facilitates a process to support these highly interactive teaching and learning environments. Leaders who are most successful in this work demonstrate a commitment to engagement. To lead with a commitment to engagement means to value every person’s self-identity, their presence, and the gifts they bring to the organization. It means practicing inclusion intentionally. The inclusion of all voices involved in the life of the organization results in levels of synergy where excellence becomes the norm and even higher levels sought. Engaged leaders are personable, hand-on, supportive, facilitating, visionary, inclusive and very successful. It is the premise of this book that leadership should be focused on serving others in inclusive ways. Leadership should, as a primary task, help to create pathways that empower others to successfully complete the work at hand and to do so including all voices in the process.

Engaged Leadership

Author: Joan Marques
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319722212
Format: PDF, ePub
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This professional book examines the concept of engaged leadership. Specifically, it focuses on the need for leaders in personal and professional realms, for-profit and non-profit, to understand the importance of engagement in order to achieve enhanced satisfaction and motivation among stakeholders (including employees, shareholders, investors, supporters, customers, suppliers, the community, competitors, family, and partners), and hence, an augmented level of designed thinking, which leads to increased innovation and on-going leadership development. Divided into three sections—engaged leadership development at the personal level, implementation at the organizational level, and manifestation in practice—this book provides professionals, practitioners and policy makers as well as students with the tools and skills to lead actively and conscientiously and help them understand the importance of creativity and compassion for development. Engaged leadership operates on the fundamental principle that leaders have to first and foremost perceive themselves as leaders, and then engage in design thinking, as they will need to develop strategies to reach, encourage, and positively appeal to these stakeholder groups. Leadership is neither limited to those holding formal managerial position, nor to any particular setting. Leaders can be found everywhere, in all layers of society. Leadership is only possible, however, if one dares to perceive and define oneself as a leader. And only when leadership is adopted as a reality within one’s personal perception, can engaged leadership be applied. Featuring contributions from academics, scholars, and professionals from around the world, each providing cases, interactive questions and reflective notes, this book will be of interest to professionals, practitioners, policy makers, students and scholars interested in creative leadership, management, organizational behavior, and governance.

Community Engaged Leadership for Social Justice

Author: David E. DeMatthews
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351697331
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This book advocates for informed leaders who are aware of the larger historical, political-economic, sociological, and philosophical issues that surround the schools and communities they serve. Extending beyond mainstream conceptions of instructional leadership and broad social justice paradigms, Community Engaged Leadership for Social Justice offers a multidisciplinary framework that helps leaders better serve the needs of their students, teachers, and communities. Exploring issues of urban school reform as it relates to the principal, as well as priorities that are relevant to the process of school improvement and the promotion of social justice, this book provides a critical, equity-oriented set of best practices grounded in research and empirical cases. This is a must-have resource for building consciousness, offering hope, and engaging in dialogical and collaborative leadership practices to radically transform schools and communities.

The Engaged Leader

Author: Charlene Li
Publisher: Wharton Digital Press
ISBN: 1613630549
Format: PDF, Kindle
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NYT and WSJ bestselling author Charlene Li guides business leaders deeper than ever before into the uncomfortable and ever-changing terrain of the digital era Technology has revolutionized the very idea and nature of relationships between leaders and their followers. Yet, many leaders remain stuck at arms-length from those they lead and serve, relying on specialized teams to interact with customers, their direct reports to keep tabs on how employees are doing, and on the digital natives in their organization to stay abreast of new technologies. Now, in The Engaged Leader: A Strategy for Your Digital Transformation, Li helps leaders adapt to the demands, and opportunities of digital leadership. To be a true digital leader requires a metamorphosis: you must connect directly by listening, sharing, and engaging using digital technologies. This metamorphosis is not easy, comfortable, or painless—if your palms aren’t sweaty or your stomach isn’t churning, then you probably aren’t really practicing digital leadership. The Engaged Leader addresses why leaders need to master a new way of developing relationships, which begins by stepping out of traditional hierarchies; how to listen at scale, share to shape, and engage to transform; the art of making this transformative mind shift; and the science of applying the right tools to meet your strategic goals. This transformation is not optional. Those who choose not to make this change will be abandoned for those who inspire people to follow them. The Engaged Leader provides leaders with the skills and confidence they need to transform their leadership, and in turn, their organizations. The Engaged Leader also provides guidance to institutions—businesses, communities, and schools—on how to develop and nurture digital leadership. It is a must read for anyone who values a deeper connection between leaders and those they serve.

Quantum Leadership

Author: Colleen Pauza
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 1284034291
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Quantum Leadership: Advancing Innovation, Transforming Health Care, Fourth Edition is a revised edition of a best-selling graduate level leadership textbook. The text is based on current concepts of leadership, data, and research related to the complexities of leadership.The Fourth edition has been revised to include new elements and ideas around leadership concepts to educate students as well as serve as an outstanding source of reference. This text is a seminal work on the issue of complexity leadership as applied to healthcare. There are very few other references that have the clarity, depth, and detail essential to enumerate this topic in healthcare organizations. It is especially valuable for graduate programs and DNP programs as it provides a foundation for contemporary leadership and emphasizes the role characteristics necessary to lead complex organizations. The new edition will feature an additional chapter on complexity leadership in health reform in order to incorporate the newer requisites of the Patient Protection Affordable Care Act in a way that is relevant to leadership development and capacity. The addition of case studies found within each chapter help in the translational work. New application exercises will be made available via "The Quantum Workbook" as a supplement for learning. Additional updates to the text include: chapter podcasts, additional translational and learning material related to chapter case studies. Lastly, all references have been revised and updated to reflect the most current evidence around learning leadership.

Quantum Leadership

Author: Timothy Porter-O'Grady
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 9780763731854
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Quantum Leadership provides leaders in the health care industry with the skills they need to ensure that their organizations are guided accurately and effectively through periods of transformation. the authors offer strategies for dealing with the challenges and conflicts that can arise in health care organizations as rapid changes continue to affect the health care delivery system. by handling conflict appropriately, leaders are better positioned to create a healing environment for both the providers and consumers of health care.

The Jossey Bass Reader on Educational Leadership

Author: Margaret Grogan
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118621506
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The newest edition of the bestselling book on educationalleadership This expanded and thoroughly updated edition of the popularanthology contains the articles, book excerpts, and seminal reportsthat define and drive the field of educational leadership today.Filled with critical insights from bestselling authors, educationresearch, and expert practitioners, this comprehensive volumefeatures six primary areas of concern: The Principles ofLeadership; Moral and Trustworthy Leadership; Culture and Change;Leadership for Learning; Diversity and Leadership; The Future ofLeadership. Offers a practical guide for timeless and current thinking oneducational leadership Includes works by Peter Senge and Tom Sergiovanni From Jossey-Bass publishers, a noted leader in the fields ofeducation and leadership This important resource includes relevant and up-to-datearticles for leaders today on gender, diversity, globalperspectives, standards/testing, e-learning/technology, andcommunity organizing.

Quality An Issue of Critical Nursing Clinics of North America

Author: Barbara Leeper
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323326455
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This issue contains a series of articles focused on various initiatives aimed at improving the quality of patient care delivery and promoting safe passage across the continuum of care. Exemplary, evidence-based nursing practice is the cornerstone of quality care, and this issue highlights many ways in which nurses have led changes to optimize patient outcomes. In addition, quality care enhances cost-effectiveness by reducing avoidable complications and diminishing avoidable hospital readmissions, a concept more important than ever due to value-based purchasing and the Affordable Care Act. Articles are specifically devoted to prevention of delirium in critical care patients, palliative care in the intensive care unit, prevention of pressure ulcers, fall prevention in high-risk patients, prevention readmissions, preventing sepsis mortality, and nursing interventions in the elderly critical care patient, to name a few.