Organizational Jazz

Author: David Napoli
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317324978
Format: PDF
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It is obvious that the world is caught in the process of constant, rapid and unpredictable change. Such changes are challenging the time-honoured business models that we hold, as we strive to understand the changes around us and survive. This book offers a lens through which we search for new ways of thinking about, and working in our dynamic complex world. The search draws on the science of complex adaptive systems. Organizations of today need ‘Extraordinary Leaders’ who can ‘dance’ with these changes by embracing the principles of complexity science to create highly adaptable and innovative organizations that recognise the value of intangible assets. The success of an organization usually depends on those working closest to the value-adding end of the business. It is those employees and their immediate leaders, who seem to have the greatest impact on the success of an organization. Managers-as-leaders can ease the way for those who depend on them for support and encouragement. People are the only true agents in a business or organization. All assets, whether tangible or intangible, are the result of human actions. Therefore, it is essential that people in organizations experience high levels of commitment to their work and value relationships and respect. These are fundamental requirements if rapid, timely and comprehensive information is to flow to the decision points within the organization in productive and sustainable ways. This book places people at the centre of the organization working within the theoretical framework of complex adaptive systems and shows how and why it works to create wealth and dignity. Organizational Jazz symbolically represents the joining of the certain with the uncertain creating an environment for innovation and performance.

Core Values and Organizational Change

Author: Alma Whiteley
Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company
ISBN: 9813101792
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This book is written for managers in organizations that practice western style of management. The central theme of the book is the importance of generating core values, vision and mission within an organization, extending core values of work into practical and concrete ways of infusing them into day-to-day activities at work. Many of the central ideas and theories of western style of management are questioned, and readers are introduced to theories of contemporary writers in the field. Based on a critical interpretation of theory, this practical book is distilled from the authors' experience in developing core values within a variety of organizations over the last decade.

Emotions and Organizational Dynamism

Author: Wilfred J. Zerbe
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 085724177X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Emotions have widespread effects in organizations and underlie a broad range of dynamics in organizations. This volume explores the role that emotion plays in such diverse organizational phenomena as entrepreneurship, change, service failure, and creativity.

Human Resource Management in a Global Context

Author: Robin Kramar
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
ISBN:
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A global, contemporary and critical view of human resource management. Using international examples and case studies, this text covers the basic principles of HRM, whilst exposing students to real world issues facing managers on a daily basis. This text is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand and engage critically with HRM globally.

The Truth About Better Decision Making Collection

Author: Robert E. Gunther
Publisher: FT Press
ISBN: 0133445755
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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A brand new collection of state-of-the-art tools for making better business decisions… 4 authoritative books bring together hundreds of bite-size, easy-to-use techniques for optimizing every business decision, choice, interaction, and negotiation! Your decisions drive your business performance and determine your career success. Whether you’re collaborating, leading, negotiating, or persuading, those decisions must be consistently sharp – and this 4 book collection will help you sharpen every decision you make. Start with Robert Gunther’s The Truth About Making Smart Decisions: 50 powerful bite-size “truths” about making better real-world decisions when it matters most. Gunther shows how to systematically prepare to make better decisions... get the right information, without getting buried in useless data... minimize risks and then act decisively... handle emotions... make better group decisions... profit from mistakes... and much more. Next, William S. Kane focuses on the decision to change – and to lead change. In The Truth About Thriving in Change, Kane shares 49 powerful decision-making “truths” about change leadership: which skills you need most, and how to develop them... how to lead change without eroding commitment or productivity... why you must start fast, and “run before you walk”... when to persuade, when to educate, and when to “use force”... how to create the right cultural framework for successful change, and more. Next, Leigh Thompson’s The Truth About Negotiations helps you optimize every decision associated with successful negotiations. Thompson provides realistic game plans that work in any scenario, showing how to create win-win deals by leveraging carefully collected information. Learn how to prepare quickly and efficiently… handle imperfect negotiating situations… establish trust with someone you don’t yet trust… recognize when to walk away. Thompson guides through planning strategy, identifying your “best alternative to a negotiated agreement,” making the right first offer to control the process, resolving difficult disputes, and achieving the goals that matter most. Finally, in The Truth About Getting the Best From People, Second Edition, Martha Finney turns to day-to-day management decision-making, offering 60+ powerful techniques -- including new ways to persuade, manage virtual teams, overcome unconscious decision-making biases, and identify/cultivate high performers. These four books offer definitive, evidence-based principles for optimizing your decision-making throughout your entire management career! From world-renowned decision-making experts Robert E. Gunther, William S. Kane, Leigh Thompson, and Martha I. Finney

The Truth About Winning at Work Collection

Author: Stephen P. Robbins
Publisher: FT Press
ISBN: 0133445852
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A brand new collection of management and leadership skills for improving business performance 4 authoritative books deliver world-class skills for leading change and improving performance throughout your team and organization! You’re facing greater challenges than ever before – both outside your organization, and inside it. To win, you need today’s best skills for improving performance and driving change. Now, this 4-book collection presents hundreds of those skills simply, clearly, and quickly, to support action. In The Truth About Managing People, Third Edition bestselling author Stephen Robbins shares 61 proven principles and solutions for make-or-break, day-to-day management problems. Overcome the true obstacles to teamwork… avoid both over- and under-communication… improve hiring and employee evaluations… manage a culturally/generationally diverse or virtual workforces… combine stronger ethics and greater effectiveness… and much more. Next, in The Truth About Getting the Best From People, Second Edition, Martha Finney shares 60+ proven principles for gaining unprecedented employee engagement. This new edition features 15 new truths for managing virtual teams, overcoming your unconscious biases, managing multiple generations, identifying/cultivating individual high performers, and more. Next, persuade others in any environment with The Truth About Confident Presenting, by James O’Rourke. O’Rourke reveals 51 proven, concise, easy-to-use presenting techniques that work: all you need to know to prepare effectively (not obsessively), manage anxiety, connect with any audience, and succeed. Discover what makes people listen, and what instantly turns them off… how to muster evidence that’ll convince your specific audience… how to listen, establish a great first impression, and make nonverbal cues work for you… use PowerPoint and microphones well… handle hostile questions confidently; and much more. Finally, turn to William S. Kane’s The Truth About Thriving in Change for 49 proven ways to do what everyone wants, and few can deliver: lead successful change. Plan, drive, and sustain positive change that matters… transform organizations without destroying morale… objectively assess whether yours is really the best way… develop the change management skills you need most… know when to persuade, educate, or “use force”… create the right cultural framework you need to keep moving forward. These four eBooks aren’t “just someone’s opinion”: they offer definitive, evidence-based principles for improving performance throughout your entire leadership career! From world-renowned workplace effectiveness experts Stephen P. Robbins, Martha I. Finney, James O’Rourke, and William S. Kane

Quality Performance in Human Services

Author: James F. Gardner
Publisher: Paul H Brookes Publishing Company
ISBN:
Format: PDF, ePub
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The cornerstone of truly effective and responsive human services is quality -- quality that stems from dynamic leadership and a focus on personal outcomes. This forward-thinking book shows how it's done by presenting a leadership model that is person centered, performance driven, and, best of all, achievable. The authors -- leaders in disability services and business management -- offer practical tips for boosting quality levels in any workplace. Convenient summary checklists and ready-to-use exercises help service providers, administrators, and staff training specialists work through contemporary challenges in the fields of social work, special education, and mental health. Promoting effective leadership by example, this essential guide provides a new framework for leading and managing human services organizations.

The School Buddy System

Author: Gail Bush
Publisher: American Library Association
ISBN: 9780838908396
Format: PDF, Mobi
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"If you're involved in K-12 education, whether as librarian, school media specialist, teacher, administrator, or policymaker, The School Buddy System will give you a framework of outcomes-driven strategies that will help you to build relationships and "open the classroom door.""--BOOK JACKET.