Leadership for an Age of Wisdom

Author: Chris Branson
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9789048129966
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book provides a clear, comprehensive, and compelling description of the nature, characteristics, and prerequisites of wisdom-led leadership. It not only includes a detailed description of what is meant by wisdom-led leadership but also it describes how wisdom-led leadership can be developed based on current research data. In other words, practical ways to promote wisdom-led leadership are described. In addition, a metaphysical foundation in support of wisdom-led leadership is provided along with a detailed analysis of how this form of leadership can better prepare the leader to confidently and capably attend to their relational and organisational development demands, which are pivotal to their success. Finally, the fundamentally important and influential external issues of performance management, vision, goals, and accountability are discussed at length with respect to their potentially detrimental impact on the achievement of wisdom-led leadership. Embracing wisdom-led leadership does not mean that we have to forgo what performance management, vision, goals, and accountability procedures seek to achieve. It just means that these desired outcomes need to be achieved differently.

Christian Education Leadership

Author: Bernard M. Spooner
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 9781475058802
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Book Description: The collective work of twenty Christian leaders known for their expertise in Christian education, this book is an up-to-date, comprehensive resource on Christian education, with the emphasis on making disciples as Jesus instructed. This volume addresses spiritual formation for all age groups and gives guidance on how to develop an effective church discipleship ministry.The book shows church leaders how to provide for the spiritual formation of all age groups, including people with special needs, who are often neglected. The aim of the book is to forge a strong connection between what happens on Sunday and how people live every day. The goal is discipleship, stressing how to develop a congregation that is on mission rather than merely a group of people who convene on Sundays. The book contains a strong emphasis on missions as an integral part of church identity and activity. Church leadership must provide ways for growing and encouraging disciples in being on a mission for Christ.At the core of the book is Jesus' command to his disciples, including church leaders today, “Go . . . and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you” (Matthew 28:19-20, NASB). As we enter the third millennia of the Christian church, church leaders must learn and practice ways to truly obey Jesus' command. This comprehensive book provides guidance and inspiration for doing that.The Christian leaders who authored this resource also point to the urgent need to equip and involve lay people in all the work of the church. The authors call for church leaders to involve church members in planning, decision-making, and action rather than to promote, on purpose or by default, a spectator mentality. Citing Ephesians 4:11-12, the authors emphasize that a church's staff members exist to equip and deploy all believers in the mission and ministry of Christ. The book stresses guiding Christian leaders to move their church from a school-with-pews mentality to a place that heeds the biblical call to develop disciples. Instead of just maintaining members, church leaders must focus on making disciples in order for their congregation to be on a mission as a vibrant force for change in their community and around the world. WHO NEEDS THIS BOOK? University and seminary professors will find this volume a good choice for a textbook for preparing ministers for church ministry. It will also be a valuable tool for pastors, general staff leaders, and practitioners for the various age group staff and key volunteer leaders in the local churches.

Leadership in Recreation and Leisure Services

Author: O'Connell, Timothy S.
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 0736095314
Format: PDF, ePub
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Leadership in Recreation and Leisure Services offers fresh insights on leadership and leadership theory by top professionals in the field. The authors explore classical leadership as well as innovative and modern leadership theory and best practices, helping students understand the roles they will play from personal, professional, and organizational standpoints. This forward-looking text prepares the students of today to be the leading professionals of tomorrow.

Competencies in Teaching Learning and Educational Leadership in the Digital Age

Author: J. Michael Spector
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319302957
Format: PDF
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This book makes a contribution to a global conversation about the competencies, challenges, and changes being introduced as a result of digital technologies. This volume consists of four parts, with the first being elaborated from each of the featured panelists at CELDA (Cognition and Exploratory Learning in the Digital Age) 2014. Part One is an introduction to the global conversation about competencies and challenges for 21st-century teachers and learners. Part Two discusses the changes in learning and instructional paradigms. Part Three is a discussion of assessments and analytics for teachers and decision makers. Lastly, Part Four analyzes the changing tools and learning environments teachers and learners must face. Each of the four parts has six chapters. In addition, the book opens with a paper by the keynote speaker aimed at the broad considerations to take into account with regard to instructional design and learning in the digital age. The volume closes with a reflective piece on the progress towards systemic and sustainable improvements in educational systems in the early part of the 21st century.

Bridging Educational Leadership Curriculum Theory and Didaktik

Author: Michael Uljens
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319586505
Format: PDF, Docs
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This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license. This volume argues for the need of a common ground that bridges leadership studies, curriculum theory, and Didaktik. It proposes a non-affirmative education theory and its core concepts along with discursive institutionalism as an analytical tool to bridge these fields. It concludes with implications of its coherent theoretical framing for future empirical research. Recent neoliberal policies and transnational governance practices point toward new tensions in nation state education. These challenges affect governance, leadership and curriculum, involving changes in aims and values that demand coherence. Yet, the traditionally disparate fields of educational leadership, curriculum theory and Didaktik have developed separately, both in terms of approaches to theory and theorizing in USA, Europe and Asia, and in the ways in which these theoretical traditions have informed empirical studies over time. An additional aspect is that modern education theory was developed in relation to nation state education, which, in the meantime, has become more complicated due to issues of ‘globopolitanism’. This volume examines the current state of affairs and addresses the issues involved. In doing so, it opens up a space for a renewed and thoughtful dialogue to rethink and re-theorize these traditions with non-affirmative education theory moving beyond social reproduction and social transformation perspectives.

Contemporary Approaches to Dissertation Development and Research Methods

Author: Storey, Valerie A.
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 152250446X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Uncovering the best methods for conducting and writing about research is vital to members of the academic community, especially to those just beginning their careers. In this regard, graduate and post-graduate degree programs are crucial in ensuring that future academic and professional progress will continue. Contemporary Approaches to Dissertation Development and Research Methods is a pivotal reference source that focuses on current models used for doctoral dissertations and how these techniques impact future research and knowledge in various scholarly fields. Featuring innovative perspectives on the design and function of doctoral programs, this book is ideally designed for practitioners, researchers, and academicians.

A Failure of Nerve

Author: Edwin H. Friedman
Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1596272805
Format: PDF, ePub
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Ten years after his death, Edwin Friedman’s best-selling A Failure of Nerve continues to offer insights into leadership that are more urgently needed than ever, and this revised, anniversary edition is essential reading for all leaders, be they parents or presidents, corporate executives or educators, religious superiors or coaches, healers or generals, managers or clergy. Friedman was the first to tell us that all organizations have personalities, like families, and to apply the insights of family therapy to churches and synagogues, rectors and rabbis, and politicians and teachers. His understandings about our regressed, “seatbelt society,” oriented toward safety rather than adventure, help explain the sabotage that leaders constantly face today. Suspicious of the “quick fixes” and instant solutions that sweep through our culture only to give way to the next fad, he argued for strength and selfdifferentiation as the marks of true leadership. His formula for success is more maturity, not more data; stamina, not technique; and personal responsibility, not empathy. A Failure of Nerve was unfinished at the time of Friedman’s death and originally published in a limited edition. This new edition cleans up some oversights in the original and brings his life-changing insights and challenges to a new generation of readers. “Reading this book is like discovering an unpublished Beethoven sonata or a missing play of Shakespeare. Ed Friedman was one of our most brilliant, original, and provocative thinkers across the fields of therapy, ministry, and organizational leadership.” —Professor William J. Doherty, Director, Marriage and Family Therapy Program, University of Minnesota

Fables and the Art of Leadership

Author: Donna Mitroff
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 1137003081
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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"Fred Rogers is one of the great icons of American culture. The values and philosophy for which he is famous have stood the test of time. They continue to provide hope, wisdom, and inspiration for millions from childhood through adulthood. With this book the authors aspire to help today's leaders and prepare tomorrow's leaders in the creation of healthier workplaces. Fables and the Art of Leadership: Bringing the Wisdom of Mister Rogers to the Workplace brings those same values and philosophy of Fred Rogers to the exact setting where it is needed most of all--to you in your workplace. This book is for today's managers and executives as well as people from all walks of life, who aspire to become and be better leaders"--

Chasing Wisdom

Author: Samuel C. Certo Phd
Publisher: Tate Publishing & Enterprises
ISBN: 9781630638825
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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When was the last time you were confronted with a business or employee problem that you weren't quite sure how to handle? Maybe mistrust or dysfunctional conflicts among staff members have been severely limiting company progress. Or, maybe you just want to improve your business, client, and employee relations. No matter your goals, this book will help you by providing practical tools by becoming wiser in business and life--tools that help you put biblical thought into everyday practice. Dr. Samuel C. Certo illustrates these tools through personal conversations with his two adult sons as they explore ways to incorporate wisdom into business management. Chasing Wisdom is also available as an audio book or e-book. Keep up with Chasing Wisdom news at: Facebook.com/chasing.wisdom.