Practical Leadership Strategies

Author: Robert Palestini, Ed.D
Publisher: R&L Education
ISBN: 1607090279
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book describes the leadership practice of professional baseball coaches as a way to illustrate situational leadership theory, offering the reader examples of leadership behavior in the four leadership frames suggested by Bolman and Deal's situational leadership theory.

Feminist Theory and Educational Leadership

Author: Robert Palestini, Ed.D
Publisher: R&L Education
ISBN: 1475800673
Format: PDF
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Historically, leadership positions, as well as research on leadership and effective leadership, was primarily reserved for men or masculine characteristics With most societies traditionally following a patriarchal hierarchy, few people questioned inequalities in leadership attainment, largely because of supernatural and/or natural explanations of men’s natural ability and desire to lead. This book runs counter to that culture and examines the experiences and leadership enactments of ten historically famous women leaders in hopes of gaining insight into their uniquely female leadership styles.

A Ten Minute Approach to Educational Leadership

Author: Robert Palestini, Ed.D
Publisher: R&L Education
ISBN: 1475803060
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Educational leaders and aspiring leaders are constantly searching for ways to improve the functioning of their institutions. This book provides them with a unique approach to diagnosing a school, school system or college’s organizational health and determining what interventions might be necessary to improve their operations.

Leading For Educational Lives

Author: John M. Novak
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 946209554X
Format: PDF, Docs
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This book is written for the growing number of people (teachers, administrators, support staff, parents, and community members) throughout the world who wish to face the challenges of school leadership in ways that feel right, make sense, and contribute to sustaining defensible educational practices. Using and extending the evolving core ideas of the global inviting school movement, it provides a hopeful approach to educational leadership, management, and mentorship that combines philosophical defensibility, administrative savvy, and illustrative stories. A systematic framework for examining the challenges of educational leadership, the Educational LIVES model, is used to organize the book. It is centred on the idea that leadership is fundamentally about people and the caring and ethical relationships they establish with themselves, others, values and knowledge, institutions, and the larger human and other-than-human world. Emphasized throughout the book are the special quality of relationships needed to appreciate individuals in their uniqueness and the types of messages that intentionally call forth their potential to live educational lives. We call this approach the inviting perspective and offer the experiences of educators from around the world who put imaginative acts of hope into practice daily as they lead, manage, and mentor. Leading for Educational Lives: Inviting and Sustaining Imaginative Acts of Hope in a Connected World is divided into three unequal parts. In Part 1, “Educational LIVES Seen From an Inviting Perspective,” we offer two orienting chapters that look at the unique nature of education seen as a guiding ideal along with the practical nature of an inviting theory of practice for constructing relationships that call forth deepened human possibilities. The foundations of the inviting approach combined with the Educational LIVES model point to the concrete possibilities for practice in the ten chapters in Part 2, “Imaginatively Leading, Managing, and Mentoring Educational LIVES.” Part 3, “Dare to Lead for Education,” is made up of a convergent chapter that looks at what is involved in artfully speaking up for educational lives, personally and professionally. This book is meant to serve as a text for anyone interested in educational leadership from an inviting ethical perspective, an approach that is being used by a growing number of educators throughout the world. It can serve as a stand-alone text or in conjunction with a more traditional survey text.

Lead Me Out to the Ballgame

Author: Howard C. Fero
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780996088008
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This book aims to make the work required to become a leader fun, as it explores ways to develop our own leadership skills through stories and examples of how it is cultivated in major league baseball clubhouses.

Soccer Thinking for Management Success

Author: Peter Loge
Publisher: John Hunt Publishing
ISBN: 1785357557
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The modern world is networked and always working. Organizations no longer have the luxury of time. Expertise is no longer confined to a couple of smart guys in corner offices, reviewing information to which only they have access and issuing instructions through layers of middle-men to nine-to-fivers who carry out the dictates and feed paper back up the chain, awaiting the next set of instructions. Today’s successful organization is decentralized and never stops moving. In fact, organizational success is a lot like soccer. Every player is both a specialist and generalist. Responsibility on the field is distributed, and everyone on the team works for everyone else. Communication among players is constant. Soccer is 90 minutes of systems thinking in action. Soccer Thinking for Management Success is by a soccer fan and player who has spent a career building and running teams and organizations. He draws on insights from leaders, known and not-so-well-known who use soccer thinking to succeed. This is not just another book on how to be a great leader by a famous person. This is a management and leadership book by, and for, the rest of us.

Winning in Baseball and Business

Author: Earl Bell
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 193868625X
Format: PDF, ePub
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Do you want to know how your business can score a home run? Earl Bell, successful businessman, entrepreneur, and Little League coach is just the coach you need to take your business to the Major Leagues. Now for the first time, Earl Bell reveals his coaching secrets in Winning in Baseball and Business, a book that uses metaphor to show that everything you need to know in business you can learn from lessons in youth baseball. The book is divided into two sections—the first about Little League, the second about how to apply baseball principles to your business. Earl’s love of both games—baseball and business—shine through as he talks about strategies, goals, how his Little League team achieved hall of fame results, and how you can do the same for your business. As an added bonus, twenty stories of successful entrepreneurs from teenagers to historical business icons are included as inspirational models. After reading Winning in Baseball and Business, your game will never be the same.

The Navy SEAL Art of War

Author: Rob Roy
Publisher: Crown Business
ISBN: 0804137765
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In a groundbreaking, narrative-driven book for businesses, managers (and those who aspire to the managerial ranks), and entrepreneurs, a veteran Navy SEAL Chief Petty Officer shows how the skills that enable SEAL teams to achieve the impossible in the battlefield can help business executives and career-minded individuals make better decisions and get the best out of their teams. Anyone can make good decisions when everything is in their favor. But in life, as in war, it’s in chaotic, challenging times that genuine leaders distinguish themselves. As a Navy SEAL Chief Petty Officer, Rob Roy learned this lesson over twenty-five years of combat, in which the difference between life and death was his team’s ability to decode complex environments, take decisive action, and seize opportunities when they presented themselves. In The Navy SEAL Art of War, Roy decodes the leadership lessons of the battlefield for today’s business leaders and individuals: how to make good decisions under pressure, how to utilize and leverage the strengths of others while minimizing the weaknesses of the individual or team, and how to act instead of react, anticipating events despite having minimal information and effectively communicating tasks and priorities. Illustrated with countless stories from the front lines, and featuring unprecedented exercises and drills from the SEALs’ training program, The Navy SEAL Art of War is destined to take its place aside It’s Your Ship as a bestselling business classic.

The Captain Class

Author: Sam Walker
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1473527465
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The secret to winning is not what you think it is. It’s not the coach. It’s not the star. It’s not money. It’s not a strategy. It’s something else entirely. The founding editor of The Wall Street Journal’s sports section profiles the greatest teams in history and identifies the counterintuitive leadership qualities of the unconventional men and women who drove them to succeed. Fuelled by a lifetime of sports spectating, twenty years of reporting, and a decade of painstaking research, The Captain Class is not just a book on sports; it is the key to how successful teams are built and how transformative leadership is born. Several years ago, Sam Walker set out to answer the most hotly debated sports question: what are the greatest teams of all time? He devised a formula, applied it to thousands of teams and listed the 16 most dominant teams ever across all sports, from the English Premiere League to the NFL. But what did these freak teams have in common? As Walker dug deeper, a pattern emerged: all teams were driven by a singular type of leader, a captain, but not one you might expect. They were unorthodox outliers – awkward and disagreeable, marginally skilled, poor communicators, rule breaking and rather than pursuing fame, hid in the shadows. Captains, in short, who challenge your assumption of what inspired leadership looks like. Covering world renowned teams like Barcelona, Brazil, the All Blacks and the New York Yankees to lesser known successes of Soviet ice hockey or French handball, The Captain Class unveils the seven key qualities that make an exceptional leader. Drawing on original interviews with athletes, coaches and managers from two dozen countries, Walker questions if great captains are made or born, why teams pick the wrong captain and how the value of the captain can be revived.

The Mental Game of Baseball

Author: H. A. Dorfman
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1630761834
Format: PDF, ePub
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In this book, authors H.A. Dorfman and Karl Kuehl present their practical and proven strategy for developing the mental skills needed to achieve peak performance at every level of the game.The theory and applications are illustrated by anecdotes and insights from major and minor league players, who at some point discovered the importance of mastering the inner game in order to play baseball as it should be played. Intended for players, managers, coaches, agents, and administrators as well as fans who want a more in-depth look at the makeup of the complete baseball player.