Practical Leadership Strategies

Author: Robert Palestini, Ed.D
Publisher: R&L Education
ISBN: 1607090279
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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, Mobi
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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, ePub, 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.

The Captain Class

Author: Sam Walker
Publisher:
ISBN: 0812997190
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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"The captain class" draws on a lifetime of sports spectatorship and two decades of sports reporting to tell the surprising story of what makes teams exceptional. Sam Walker had been searching for the sporting holy grail, a unifying theory of what makes teams win when he discovered certain similarities in cases of sustained greatness in teams across a number of sports. They were all lead by a certain type of captain, but not one with the characteristics you might expect. They were unorthodox outliers - disagreeable, marginally skilled, hot-headed, occasionally unhinged, athletically sub-par, poor verbal communicators, while off the field they were private loners who avoided the limelight

Winning in Baseball and Business

Author: Earl Bell
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 193868625X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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.

Soccer Thinking for Management Success

Author: Peter Loge
Publisher: John Hunt Publishing
ISBN: 1785357557
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.

World Class Diversity Management

Author: R. Roosevelt Thomas, Jr.
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 145873188X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Copublished with the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE)Advances the field by providing a unified framework and terminology and spelling out exactly what needs to be done to build world-class diversity management capabilityIdentifies optimal implementation approaches that can be used anywhere, anytime With demographic shifts and globalization transforming the nature of relationships, interactions, and decision making, excellence in diversity management is more important than ever. However, the field of diversity has no established standard for evaluating what constitutes best practices, nor has there been any agreement on what the most fundamental philosophies, principles, and concepts are - until now. In this pioneering book R. Roosevelt Thomas, one of our most distinguished diversity theorists and practitioners, proposes a framework that will enable the development of a truly world-class diversity management capability. It was the development of such standards in manufacturing that enabled companies to strategically pursue excellence in this area.A world-class approach to diversity management must be applicable anywhere in the world, be able to address any possible issue, facilitate comparison of different concepts and practices, and focus on the entire field of diversity rather than specific dimensions such as race or gender. These requirements are amply met by Thomas's Four Quadrant model and his Strategic Diversity Management Process.Thomas first analyzes each of four quadrants - managing workforce demographic representation, managing demographic relationships, managing diverse talent, and managing strategic mixtures - exploring the goals, motives, approaches, accomplishments, and challenges associated with each. And he reveals the unrecognized paradigm or mind-set that lies behind each quadrant's express purpose

Leadership Resources

Author: Center for Creative Leadership
Publisher: Center for Creative Leadership
ISBN: 9781882197576
Format: PDF
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Since 1986, HRD professionals, corporate trainers, educators, and managers have used this volume to identify materials that can help them better understand issues of leadership and leadership development and apply that understanding in their organizations and classrooms. Drawn from numerous sources and carefully reviewed by the editors, the information in Leadership Resources includes descriptions of current writings and films on leadership, a list of active leadership organizations, websites offering leadership resources, and announcements of annual conferences and meetings. Information on development instruments and exercises introduces many powerful techniques and strategies for enhancing personal growth and learning. A new, simplified organization allows for easier subject browsing, and subject, author, and title indexes provide detailed access to all parts of the book.