Leadership Communication as Citizenship

Author: John O. Burtis
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412954991
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Leadership Communication articulates the important roles communication plays in helping to co-construct group, organizational, or community direction. Leadership Communication focuses on the communication skills necessary to help co-construct an effective direction in one's systems while playing the varied roles of doer, follower, guide, manager, and/or leader. Leadership Communication is organized around three major units: 1) the integrally linked role played by communication and direction-givers in constructing our past, current, and future experiences; 2) the communication skills required for different types of direction-givers, and 3) the nature of dramatic action, which represents human engagement in systems, that may manifest as ethical action and future experiences. This book has a number of unique features including: a coherent and unified set of frameworks with which to synthesize and employ a wide range of leadership research results and theory as well as other practical materials from contemporary leadership studies; a focus on explaining the common communicative elements and skills (e.g., soliciting and saving narratives for use as teaching tales, strategic stories, and memorable messages; framing and critical incidents; dialog, discussion, and debate) involved across seemingly quite different leadership contexts (e.g., working in groups, in small organizations, in large and complex organizations, in social movements, in communities, and in the broad cultural sweep of civic life); a discussion of the different processes for attaining a direction-giving role or position given the different needs faced by the system; an explanation of the art of following, doing, and guiding well: the "small leadership" so often overlooked or undervalued in leader-centric explanations for effective systems; an explanation of three different orientations for "communicating the vision": selling a vision; working with those who are seeking a vision; and acting with those for whom a vision is an evoked co-construction; and a discussion of how crisis (as a point of decision or of opportunity) can be useful as a source of the energy and rhetorical resources necessary for rare and difficult forms of dramatic action (leadership).

Cultivating Cosmopolitanism for Intercultural Communication

Author: Miriam Sobré-Denton
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135136327
Format: PDF
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Winner of the National Communication Association's International and Intercultural Communication Division's 2014 Outstanding Authored Book of the Year award This book engages the notion of cosmopolitanism as it applies to intercultural communication, which itself is undergoing a turn in its focus from post-positivistic research towards critical/interpretive and postcolonial perspectives, particularly as globalization informs more of the current and future research in the area. It emphasizes the postcolonial perspective in order to raise critical consciousness about the complexities of intercultural communication in a globalizing world, situating cosmopolitanism—the notion of global citizenship—as a multilayered lens for research. Cosmopolitanism as a theoretical repertoire provides nuanced descriptions of what it means to be and communicate as a global citizen, how to critically study interconnectedness within and across cultures, and how to embrace differences without glossing over them. Moving intercultural communication studies towards the global in complex and nuanced ways, this book highlights crucial links between globalization, transnationalism, postcolonialism, cosmopolitanism, social injustice and intercultural communication, and will help in the creation of classroom spaces devoted to exploring these links. It also engages the links between theory and praxis in order to move towards intercultural communication pedagogy and research that simultaneously celebrates and interrogates issues of cultural difference with the aim of creating continuity rather than chasms. In sum, this book orients intercultural communication scholarship firmly towards the critical and postcolonial, while still allowing the incorporation of traditional intercultural communication concepts, thereby preparing students, scholars, educators and interculturalists to communicate ethically in a world that is simultaneously global and local.

Leadership For Global Citizenship

Author: Barbara C. Crosby
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1452221499
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Barbara C Crosby's book offers flexible and widely applicable tools for the exercise of global leadership for the common good - including group assessment, multiple perspectives on team and organizational dynamics, systems thinking, the democratic process, and the search for cross-cultural ethical principles.

Leadership Personal Development and Career Success

Author: Cliff Ricketts
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1133169813
Format: PDF
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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.

Social LEADia

Author: Jennifer Casa-Todd
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781946444110
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Equipping students for their future begins by helping them become digital leaders now. Students need to learn how to leverage social media to connect to people, passions, and opportunities to grow and make a difference. Social LEADia offers insight and engaging stories to help you shift the focus from digital citizenship to digital leadership.

Emotionally Intelligent Leadership for Students

Author: Marcy L. Shankman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470615737
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The EILS Development Guide is meant to be used as a companion to the EILS Inventory, which offers a valid and reliable, quantitative and qualitative, self assessment of emotionally intelligent leadership skills. The EILSDevelopment Guide contains guidance for students who want to develop each of the 21 capacities, including: definitions for each capacity, student quotes, suggested leadership development experiences and activities, suggested further reading and films to watch, other learning opportunities, notable quotes, and reflection questions.

The Public Voice in a Democracy at Risk

Author: Michael Salvador
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275960131
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Presents twelve contributions written by professors of political science, communications, government, and American Studies, divided into four sections. The first part introduces the major issues and obstacles obstructing citizens' ability to effectively deliberate matters of public concern. Each of

Recent Trends in Social and Behaviour Sciences

Author: Ford Lumban Gaol
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1315775530
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The human aspect plays an important role in the social sciences. The behaviour of people has become a vital area of focus in the social sciences as well. Recent Trends in Social and Behaviour Sciences contains papers that were originally presented at the International Congress on Interdisciplinary Behavior and Social Sciences, held 4-5 November 2013, in Jakarta, Indonesia. The contributions deal with various interdisciplinary research topics, particularly in the fields of social sciences, economics and arts. The papers focus especially on such topics as language, cultural studies, economics, behaviour studies, political sciences, media and communication, psychology and human development. This printed abstracts volume comes with a full paper CD-ROM (634pp).

School District Leadership Matters

Author: Bruce Sheppard
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1402097476
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School District Leadership Matters challenges policy makers, administrators, and academics in the field of educational leadership to reassess their traditional approaches to learning, working, and planning. The authors believe that government restructuring, standards-based reforms, and centrally imposed strategic planning have been painfully ineffective. As a consequence, student learning has become increasingly superficial and inauthentic. This book bridges the traditional divide between the generalizations of social science theory on the one hand and the world of educational practice on the other. It argues that a more promising approach to education reform is through effective school district leadership. Sheppard, Brown and Dibbon draw on their collective experience both as educational leaders and researchers of leadership, having spent five years researching and working in one school district. Here, they show how a district superintendent can successfully navigate the paradoxes and challenges of facilitating collaborative leadership in a school district with a traditionally hierarchical organizational structure. As a conclusion to their work, the authors highlight what they call five ‘recognitions’ that deepen readers’ understanding of school district leadership. They illuminate, too, ways that senior level practitioners can apply theory to practice in order to break down the traditional hierarchical bureaucracies that inhibit learning, and create professional learning communities. School District Leadership Matters urges researchers, graduate students, practitioners, and policymakers to focus on improving authentic learning for all students and argues that the best hope rests with effective school district leadership. This empirically-based yet practical book provides new insights and questions for academic researchers and will inspire policy makers and practitioners to imagine what could be and to work towards it.