Understanding Leadership

Author: Robert M McManus
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317915941
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Lao Tzu, Marx, the Buddha, Ibsen, Machiavelli — these are just a few of the world’s great thinkers who have weighed in on the subject of leadership over the centuries. Yet, the contemporary student of leadership often overlooks many of these names in favour of more recent theorists hailing from the social sciences. Understanding Leadership: An Arts and Humanities Perspective takes a different angle, employing the works of the great philosophers, authors and artists found in world civilization and presenting an arts and humanities perspective on the study of leadership. The authors build their conceptual framework using The Five Components of Leadership Model, which recognizes the leader, the followers, the goal, the environmental context, and the cultural values and norms that make up the leadership process. Supporting the text are a wealth of case studies which reflect on works such as Ayn Rand’s novella Anthem, Eugène Delacroix’s painting Liberty Leading the People, Charlie Chaplin’s film Modern Times, Athol Fugard’s play "Master Harold" . . . and the Boys, Lao Tzu’s poetic work Tao Te Ching, and Antonín Dvořák’s New World Symphony. The authors also introduce studies from various world cultures to particularly illustrate the role cultural values and norms play in leadership. This illuminating framework promotes the multidimensional thinking that is necessary for understanding and problem solving in a complex world. Understanding Leadership: An Arts and Humanities Perspective will be a valuable textbook for both undergraduate and postgraduate leadership students, while leadership professionals will also appreciate the book’s unique liberal arts and cultural approach.

Ethical Leadership

Author: Robert M. McManus
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 1788110366
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The world cries out for ethical leaders. We expect the best, but we are often left profoundly disappointed. While leadership programs may feature ethics as part of their training, the approach is often either simplistic or overly esoteric. This book addresses this scarcity of resources for training ethical leaders, providing a primer of several ethical frameworks accompanied by extended examples to help inform decision-making. The text also addresses several leadership models that claim an ethical component. By providing a consistent case analysis based on the Five Components of Leadership Model, readers benefit from a comprehensive approach to understanding ethical leadership.

Teaching Leadership

Author: Gama Perruci
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 1786432773
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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.

Global Leadership

Author: Gama Perruci
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351666797
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The clash of cultures, coupled with rapid technological advances, seems to be pushing us in paradoxical directions. On the one hand, the world seems to be falling apart; while on the other, the world seems to be converging. Do we have thoughtful leaders to guide us through these uncertain times? As globalization breaks down barriers, global leaders are becoming more visible players on the world stage. From executives of multinational corporations (e.g., high-tech entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley) to social activists (e.g., Malala Yousafzai), individuals from many different cultural backgrounds and ages are reshaping the way we see global leadership. These global leaders have to contend with a variety of transnational contexts that call for different leadership styles. This book assesses four of these styles – transactional, participatory, transformational, and directive – with representative case studies for each. It provides practical skills that global leaders must master in order to be more effective at the transnational level – cultivating a global mindset; developing intercultural communication; leveraging diversity and inclusion; and managing intercultural conflict. Global Leadership is valuable reading for educators in undergraduate and graduate leadership programs; practitioners involved in global for-profit and nonprofit organizations; and leadership educators interested in exploring the impact of technology on global leadership. It provides an excellent balance between the study and practice of global leadership.

Leadership Studies

Author: Ronald E. Riggio
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 0857936484
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This unique, cross-disciplinary volume encourages a new synthesis in the vibrant field of leadership studies. Comprising reflective conversations among scholars from different disciplines, the contributors explore common ground for new research and ideas. Beginning with chapters by noted experts in fields such as psychology, education and philosophy, the contributors present the key contributions from their disciplines. A final section provides an integration of the different disciplinary approaches. Through sustained critical interrogation and discussion, the goal is to discover to what extent ïleadership studiesÍ exists, or can exist, as a meaningful discipline. Taken as a whole, the book presents a vigorous and timely picture of the diversity of contemporary leadership studies. A must-read for serious scholars and students of leadership, this accessible and insightful book will be an exemplary foundational text for understanding the breadth and reach of interdisciplinary leadership studies.

Die Geheimnisse der K che des Mittleren Westens

Author: J. Ryan Stradal
Publisher: Diogenes Verlag AG
ISBN: 3257607733
Format: PDF
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Eva Thorvalds Kochkunst ist legendär: Für einen Platz bei einem ihrer Pop-up-Dinner zahlt man vierstellige Beträge und wartet mehrere Jahre. Für Cynthia Hargreaves jedoch geht es dabei um mehr als bloße Gaumenfreuden, es ist ihre einzige Chance, um einen schrecklichen Fehler wiedergutzumachen. Eine Geschichte über die Familie, die man verliert, Freunde, die man findet, und Zufallsbekanntschaften, die ein ganzes Leben bestimmen.

Multicultural Perspectives in Music Education

Author: William M. Anderson
Publisher: R&L Education
ISBN: 1607095440
Format: PDF, Mobi
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With Multicultural Perspectives in Music Education, you can explore musics from around the world with your students in a meaningful way. Broadly based and practically oriented, the book will help you develop curriculum for an increasingly multicultural society. Ready-to-use lesson plans make it easy to bring many different but equally logical musical systems into your classroom. The authors_a variety of music educators and ethnomusicologists_provide plans and resources to broaden your students' perspectives on music as an important aspect of culture both within the United States and globally.

The Embodiment of Leadership

Author: Lois Ruskai Melina
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118615662
Format: PDF, ePub
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Covering leadership in the arts and humanities, this volumeintegrates critical theory with authentic leadership development,exploring the notion that leadership is both a discursive practiceand a performative identity. Each year the International LeadershipAssociation publishes a book that captures the best contemporarythinking about leadership from a diverse range of scholars,practitioners, and educators working in the field of leadershipstudies. In keeping with the mission of the ILA, the InternationalLeadership Series Building Leadership Bridges connects waysof researching, imagining, and experiencing leadership acrosscultures, over time, and around the world. Praise for The Embodiment of Leadership "Read this book to experience an artistic and more robust senseof leadership; to rise to the challenge to gain alignment in mind,body, and spirit; and to heed the call to heal the shadows we asleaders sometimes cast over our collective humanity. Read this bookto become more whole." —Shann Ray Ferch, professor ofleadership studies, Gonzaga University "For once leadership expertsconsider the mind-body problem fromthe perspective of the latter—the body. Those with an interestinhow the body is brought to bear on the exercise ofleadershipwould do wellto exploreThe Embodiment of Leadership."—Barbara Kellerman, James MacGregor Burns Lecturer inPublic Leadership, John F. Kennedy School of Government, HarvardUniversity "The Embodiment of Leadership goes beyond the banal byusing our body experiences as the point of departure in decipheringthe leadership conundrum. Anyone interested in the study ofleadership would do well to pay attention to this book."—Manfred F. R. Kets de Vries, Distinguished ClinicalProfessor of Leadership and Organiza-tional Change, The Raoul deVitry d'Avaucourt Chaired Professor of Leadership Development,INSEAD "Leadership is a social construction. The Embodiment ofLeadership presents a multifaceted approach to understandinghow we, as a society, define, create, and contend with leaders andleadership. Serious scholars and students of leadership need toread this." —Ronald E. Riggio, Kravis LeadershipInstitute, Claremont McKenna College

Case Studies in Organizational Communication Ethical Perspectives and Practices

Author: Steve Kent May
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412983096
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The Second Edition of Case Studies in Organizational Communication: Ethical Perspectives and Practices, by Dr. Steve May, integrates ethical theory and practice to help strengthen readers' awareness, judgment, and action in organizations by exploring ethical dilemmas in a diverse range of well-known business cases.