The Science of Leadership

Author: Julian Barling
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199757011
Format: PDF
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Barling takes an evidenced-based approach to his subject, relying primarily on knowledge generated from psychological research on organisational leadership conducted around the world, with some personal reflections from two decades of involvement in leadership research and leadership development with executives.

The Science of Leadership

Author: Julian Barling PhD
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199393583
Format: PDF, Kindle
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In The Science of Leadership, Julian Barling takes an evidenced-based approach, relying primarily on the knowledge generated from research on organizational leadership conducted around the world and personal reflections based on two decades of involvement in leadership research and leadership development with executives. While leadership has been studied within all the major social sciences, Barling mainly focuses on findings from psychological research. The first part of the book explains the nature of organizational leadership, responds to the question of whether leaders "matter," and explains how leadership works. A longstanding issue is whether leadership can be taught. Barling explores the debate over whether leadership is "born or made" as well as the effectiveness of leadership development interventions in organizations. He gives consideration to what can be learned from leadership in other contexts such as sports, the political arena, and schools, and devotes individual chapters to topics that include gender and leadership, destructive leadership, and followership.

The Science of Leadership

Author: Julian Barling
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780199372058
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Barling takes an evidenced-based approach to his subject, relying primarily on knowledge generated from psychological research on organisational leadership conducted around the world, with some personal reflections from two decades of involvement in leadership research and leadership development with executives.

Managing Scientists

Author: Alice M. Sapienza
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471663584
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This updated edition provides managers with a practical guide focused on the particular management needs for research and development in biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries. It offers a way to improve the quality of interactions and creativity output in R&D, with real life case studies to illustrate key points.

Voice Lessons

Author: Ron Crossland
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 9781470058227
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Presentation skills, written communication training, and formal rhetoric and debate skills are all useful, basic developmental tools for modern managers and leaders. The explosion of new communication evidence from the fields of linguistics and neuroscience have modified and even overturned decades of best practices. The modern manager or leader, in order to be at the top of their communication game, needs to understand which ideas of the past still work and which habits of the past to break. This book works hard at providing the scientific evidence for modern leadership communication. Practical and useful, it will help any manager who wants to upgrade their communication skills understand what aspects of communication most matter. Science has always informed art and this book applies science to the spirit and art of excellent communication. There are two great keys to enhancing your ability: practice and practicing the right thing. This book will provide you with encouragement for the first and information for the second.

Yes to the Mess

Author: Frank J. Barrett
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
ISBN: 1422183955
Format: PDF, Kindle
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What Duke Ellington and Miles Davis teach us about leadership How do you cope when faced with complexity and constant change at work? Here’s what the world’s best leaders and teams do: they improvise. They invent novel responses and take calculated risks without a scripted plan or a safety net that guarantees specific outcomes. They negotiate with each other as they proceed, and they don’t dwell on mistakes or stifle each other’s ideas. In short, they say “yes to the mess” that is today’s hurried, harried, yet enormously innovative and fertile world of work. This is exactly what great jazz musicians do. In this revelatory book, accomplished jazz pianist and management scholar Frank Barrett shows how this improvisational “jazz mind-set” and the skills that go along with it are essential for effective leadership today. With fascinating stories of the insights and innovations of jazz greats such as Miles Davis and Sonny Rollins, as well as probing accounts of the wisdom gleaned from his own experience as a jazz musician, Barrett introduces a new model for leading and collaborating in organizations. He describes how, like skilled jazz players, leaders need to master the art of unlearning, perform and experiment simultaneously, and take turns soloing and supporting each other. And with examples that range from manufacturing to the military to high-tech, he illustrates how organizations must take an inventive approach to crisis management, economic volatility, and all the rapidly evolving realities of our globally connected world. Leaders today need to be expert improvisers. Yes to the Mess vividly shows how the principles of jazz thinking and jazz performance can help anyone who leads teams or works with them to develop these critical skills, wherever they sit in the organization. Engaging and insightful, Yes to the Mess is a seminar on collaboration and complexity, against the soulful backdrop of jazz.

All the Leader You Can Be The Science of Achieving Extraordinary Executive Presence

Author: Suzanne Bates
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN: 9781259585777
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The book that cracks the code on executive presence: what it is, why it matters, and how you can achieve it. You know it when you see it. That rare combination of qualities that makes a truly great leader. Until now, executive presence has been hard to define and even harder to develop. But after years of extensive research, executive coach and bestselling author Suzanne Bates and her team have identified the 15 traits you need to be all the leader you can be. Using the research-based, scientifically-grounded Bates Executive Presence Index—Bates ExPITM—you can assess your ability to influence results and maximize your impact, scientifically and systematically. With this proven approach, you can: * Develop your presence in and out of the boardroom * Engage, inspire, align, and move others to act and succeed * Strengthen teams, drive change, and lead with incredible confidence * Make a real and lasting impact on your company, your career, and your life Bates’ groundbreaking approach to enhancing executive presence is not a one-size-fits-all plan. Since every leader is different, the book shows you how to measure your individual qualities using a three-dimensional model of your character, substance, and style. You’ll discover how perceptions of 15 distinct facets of your leadership style, such as authenticity, integrity, composure, vision, and intentionality, are proven to help you drive results. . You’ll learn how to leverage your strengths, improve your weaknesses, and develop an executive presence that is uniquely your own. Whether you’re taking on a new executive position, facing new and exciting challenges, trying to build better and stronger team, or developing new emerging leaders within your organization, All the Leader You Can Be has all the guidance you need to achieve extraordinary executive presence.

Practical Lessons in Leadership

Author: Art Petty
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 1425122493
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Practical Lessons in Leadership offers career and start-up guidance for aspiring or new leaders, and pragmatic recommendations for leaders who want to develop strong teams and drive outstanding results. Practical Lessons is geared for leaders at all stages of the leadership lifecycle (new, early career or experienced) struggling to cope with a hypercompetitive global environment and a rapidly changing, inexperienced and highly mobile workforce. These visible and predictable macro trends require that the need to identify and develop leadership talent is at the top of every organization's strategy plan. Tomorrow's knowledge worker will face pressure to lead teams, projects and companies, but will lack the experience and guidance for management that the boomers take with them into retirement. Practical Lessons fills a critical gap in existing leadership content, by posing leadership as a conscious choice and then providing the tools and approaches necessary for professionals at all stages of the leadership lifecycle to understand their role, establish fundamental practices, integrate their actions with the organization's strategy, motivate and inspire their teams, and drive great results. In the opening portion of Practical Lessons, the aspiring professional gains a clear vision of the role and responsibilities of a leader, as well as helpful tools to assess whether this difficult role fits with their interests and skills. The remainder and majority of the book arms the new or experienced leader with practical approaches for important topics, including building credibility, starting with a new team, integrating activities with organizational strategy, identifying and developing talent, and creating a culture of innovation and operational excellence. For the early career professional, aspiring leader or experienced manager, Practical Lessons offers a wealth of insight and direction for succeeding in this most challenging of professions during a period in time when leadership talent is increasingly viewed as a strategic asset.

Positive Leadership

Author: Kim Cameron
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
ISBN: 1609945670
Format: PDF, Mobi
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NEW EDITION, REVISED AND UPDATEDThis is the bestselling and leading introduction to the new field of positive leadership, which helps leaders in all types of organizations reach beyond ordinary success to achieve extraordinary effectiveness, spectacular results, and positively deviant performance.