Leadership for an Age of Wisdom

Author: Chris Branson
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9789048129966
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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.

Bridging Educational Leadership Curriculum Theory and Didaktik

Author: Michael Uljens
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319586505
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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.

Competencies in Teaching Learning and Educational Leadership in the Digital Age

Author: J. Michael Spector
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319302957
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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.

A Failure of Nerve

Author: Edwin H. Friedman
Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1596272805
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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

Contemporary Approaches to Dissertation Development and Research Methods

Author: Storey, Valerie A.
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 152250446X
Format: PDF
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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.

Teaching Leadership

Author: Gama Perruci
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 1786432773
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We can teach leadership. The authors share their personal experiences of how they have bridged theory and practice in curricular and co-curricular settings to set the pace and tone for leadership development and life-long learning. Starting from theories of leadership, they share how it can be taught with rigor, intentionality, structure, and organization. Assessment is key from conception to implementation. Scholars, educators, and practitioners from different fields and professions are invited to adjust, adopt, and adapt concepts, ideas, methods and processes discussed in this book to their own institutional contexts and reality.

Fables and the Art of Leadership

Author: Donna Mitroff
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 1137003081
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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
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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.

Coaching Your Kids to Be Leaders

Author: Pat Williams
Publisher: FaithWords
ISBN: 9780446511865
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In COACHING YOUR KIDS TO BE LEADERS, Pat Williams takes the seven principles of leadership and applies them to the challenge of building young leaders. The essence of a leader is embodied in these seven important qualities: Vision, Communication, People Skills, Character, Competence, Boldness, Servanthood. Young people can be inspired and motivated to build them into their lives. This is an invaluable tool for those committed to building leadership skills in the children they care for.