The Transforming Leader

New Approaches to Leadership for the Twenty-First Century

The Transforming Leader

No organizational leaders can succeed in today’s fast evolving and highly connected world on their own. To succeed, today’s leaders must not only optimize all their own faculties—mental sharpness, emotional depth, imagination, and creativity—but also utilize the full capacities of those around them in a collaborative and creative manner. The prestigious contributors to this volume draw on psychology, sociology, neuroscience, social networking theory, organizational change theory, myths and traditions, and actual experiences to discover how leaders today achieve transformational results. The Transforming Leader offers an overview of what transformational leadership is, how it works, and how it is evolving. In doing so it reframes the challenge of leading in today’s interdependent, unpredictable world.

Leadership for the Twenty-first Century

Leadership for the Twenty-first Century

This illuminating study critiques the concept of leadership as understood in the last 75 years and looks to the twenty-first century for a reconstructed understanding of leadership in the postindustrial era. More similarities in past decades were found than had been thought; the thread throughout Rost's book is that leadership was conceived of as good management. He develops a new definition and paradigm for leadership in this volume that distinguishes leadership from management in fundamental ways. The ethics of leadership from a postindustrial perspective completes the paradigm. The book concludes with suggestions that can be immediately utilized in helping to transform our understanding of leadership.

The Values of Educational Administration

A Book of Readings

The Values of Educational Administration

Values and ethics have traditionally been considered an important influence on administrative practices, and are typically included as a component of core courses in department of educational administration in the US, Canada and Australia. The recent resurgence of interest among practitioners in the topic of values and ethics as a guide to action increases the importance and appeal of this book of readings. This comprehensive book extends beyond the presentation of 'expert opinion' and appeals to an audience of academics and practitioners working at the policy level of educational organisations. Theory building, policy applications and praxis are addressed in this highly adoptable book by leading scholars in the field.

Lead from the Heart:

Transformational Leadership for the 21st Century

Lead from the Heart:

If you’re a leader in America, you’ve got a big problem. More than half of all workers hate their jobs. In fact, job satisfaction and employee engagement have been declining for twenty-two straight years. One hundred years ago, a job and a paycheck kept workers satisfied. Now, pay barely makes the list. Employees’ needs have evolved dramatically. But our leadership practices have failed to keep up. In Lead From The Heart, Mark C. Crowley presents compelling new evidence that the solution leaders need lies in the last place traditional business would seek it: the human heart. Twenty-first-century employees need to feel… valued, respected, developed, and cared for. Their work has to matter. Recent scientific discoveries tell us that it’s the heart, and not the mind, that drives human performance and achievement. Drawing on decades of experience as a senior leader for regional and national financial institutions, Mark C. Crowley offers proof that leaders who intentionally engage the hearts of their employees will be rewarded with uncommon (and highly sustainable) performance and achievement. We’ve seen centuries of evidence of what the heart can do in sports, art, and music. Business is next. Lead From The Heart, and your employees will follow Available for download on Amazon's Kindle and Barnes and Noble's Nook

Leadership in a New Era

Visionary Approaches to the Biggest Crises of Our Time

Leadership in a New Era

Leadership in a New Era is a collection of vision and wisdom for tomorrow?s business leaders, presented by a group of outstanding men and women in a joint collaboration. This rare combination of business executives, professional consultants, successful authors, and leadership scholars hascome together with a common theme: new times call for new leadership. Their collective voice calls for a fundamental transformation in the way we lead, the way we see leaders, the way we allow ourselves to be led, and how we think about leadership. Topics include: Difficult Issues and Challenging Times, The Leader?s New Responsibility, Leadership in an Era of Paradox, New Thinking for New Leaders, and Implementing New Leadership. Contributions by such successful authors on the subject of ?New Leadership? as Warren Bennis (Leaders and On Becoming a Leader), Margaret Wheatley (Leadership and the New Science), JamesAutry (Love & Profit and Work & Life), Max DePree (Leadership is an Art and Leadership Jazz), and AnnMorrison (The New Leaders and Breaking the Glass Ceiling) highlight this rich collection of essays, which is edited by John Renesch, business futurist and author of Getting to the Better Future. This book was created for the individual who recognizes that he or she could be doing more to improve or even transform their own role in their organizations, or their organization?s role in the world. Whether the reader is a middle manager, a CEO, a sales rep, or an accountant, he or she will find incredible value from the treasure chest of ideas shared by these authors.

Transforming Public Leadership for the 21st Century

Transforming Public Leadership for the 21st Century

The forces of globalization are shifting our world, including the public sector, away from hierarchy and command and control toward one of collaboration and networks. The way public leadership is thought about and practiced must be, and is being, transformed. This volume in the "Transformational Trends in Governance & Democracy" series explores what the shift looks like and also offers guidance on what it should look like. Specifically, the book focuses on the role of "career leaders" - those in public service - who are agents of change not only in their own organizations, but also in their communities and policy domains. These leaders work in network settings, making connections and collaborating to create public value and advance the common good. Featuring the insights of an authoritative group of contributors, the volume offers a mix of scholarship, from philosophical discussions to conceptual models to empirical studies that, taken together, will help inform the transformation of public leadership that is already underway.

Environmental Policy: New Directions for the Twenty-First Century 8th Edition

Environmental Policy: New Directions for the Twenty-First Century 8th Edition

Available this summer in its Eighth Edition, RosenbaumÆs classic, comprehensive text once more provides definitive coverage of environmental politics and policy, lively case material, and a balanced assessment of current environmental issues. Notable revisions include: - A completely revamped energy chapter covering conventional energy policy as well as a comparative examination of alternatives to current energy production. ò Expanded discussion of current U.S. climate change policy with attention to the role of the states, the impact of global environmental politics, and emerging technologies on policy alternatives. ò Analysis of the Obama administrationÆs energy agenda and its profound differences from Bush administration policies and the practical difficulties of creating an effective political coalition in support of the new policy agenda. ò Greater emphasis on executive-congressional relations in the policy-making cycle. ò Examination of changes in the environmental movement, with particular attention to newly emerging cleavages over energy and climate issues. ò A thorough updating of all policy chapters, including an examination of such topics as ômountain top removal,ö the emergence of Bisphenol A as an endocrine disruptor issue, and the ônew NIMBYism.ö New and revised tables, figures, and other data illustrate key environmental information while a new, detailed timeline frames the initial chapterÆs historical narrative of evolving environmental policy.

The Transformation of Children’s Services

Examining and debating the complexities of inter/professional working

The Transformation of Children’s Services

Can we imagine different ways of working together to secure better outcomes for children and families? What are the complex issues that underlie the apparently simple call for ‘joined-up’ services? Children’s services in many countries around the world are being transformed as part of the call for ‘joined-up working for joined-up solutions’. Social, health and educational policy discourses are driven by the idea that ‘effective’ inter/professional, interagency collaboration is crucial in determining whether service delivery to children and families will succeed or fail. However, the rapid turn from previous inter/professional practices of liaison, consultancy, cooperation and collaboration to more radical and wholescale service integration and sector transformation has not been accompanied either by a well considered research agenda of hard questions nor close scrutiny of its effects and consequences. The book asks a series of searching and challenging questions: What are the complex issues involved in children’s sector transformation for all those involved – young people, practitioners, leaders and managers, policy makers? How can the ‘silos’ in which professionals have traditionally been prepared for practice be broken down? What are the orthodoxies that surround ‘joined-up’ working and in what ways should they be challenged? Written by authors from across the wide range of professional, policy and disciplinary groups involved in this new cross-cutting area of policy and practice, this book provides a critical analysis of the complexities of children’s services transformations. The research in this collection addresses the range of discursive, policy and organizational developments associated with the transformation of children’s services, providing an important and timely analysis of their complexities and is essential reading for all those working in the complex spaces of children’s services.

Contemporary Leadership and Intercultural Competence

Exploring the Cross-Cultural Dynamics Within Organizations

Contemporary Leadership and Intercultural Competence

Featuring contributions from some of the world's most renowned cross-cultural management theorists and commentators, this breakthrough text explores the cross-cultural dynamics within organizations. The book examines the evolving role of cultural diversity in the workplace, the application of cultural comprehension to organizations, and the measurement of various aspects of intercultural competence.