In modern organisations, traditional leadership concepts often fall short because they focus on the relationship between superiors and employees. The key advantage of these organisations, however, lies in the agility of the teams and the ability of their members to cooperate. An important part of current leadership research, which deals with multidimensional followership, also goes in this direction. In addition to the theoretical principles, the book offers, above all, a very concrete guideline with logically structured steps and many examples as to how this concept of leadership can be applied in practice. It is, in the truest sense of the word, a workbook. "Beyond Leadership" is aimed at executives of all levels and industries as well as professionals in organisational and human resources development and those responsible for organising leadership work in clubs and other militia organisations. Content: Introduction: Cooperation instead of hierarchy The model of the Beyond Leadership Activation Circle: design and functionalities The steps: - Check-in: focus on the main topic - Connect: getting to know each other at the highest level - Align: aligning to a common identity - Imagine: developing mutually viable solutions - Commit: the step to ensure implementation quality - Debriefing: the decisive step - Check-out: the summary reflection Sustainability of Beyond Leadership: Beyond Culture Further applications"
A Relational Approach to Organizational Theory in Education
Author: Scott Eacott
This book systematically elaborates Scott Eacott’s “relational” approach to organizational theory in education. Contributing to the relational trend in the social sciences, it first surveys relational scholarship across disciplines before providing a nuanced articulation of the relational research program and key concepts such as organizing activity, auctors, and spatio-temporal conditions. It also includes critical commentaries on the program from key figures such as Tony Bush, Megan Crawford, Fenwick English, Helen Gunter, Izhar Oplatka, Augusto Riveros, and Dawn Wallin. As such, the text models an approach to, or social epistemology for building knowledge claims in relation rather than through parallel monologues. Eacott’s relational approach provides a distinctive, post-Bourdieusian variant of the relational sociological project. Shifting the focus of inquiry from entities (e.g., leaders, organizations) to organizing activity and recognizing how auctors generate – simultaneously emerging from and constitutive of – spatio-temporal conditions unsettles the orthodoxy of organizational theory in educational administration and leadership. By presenting its claims in the context of other approaches, the book stimulates intellectual debate among both relational sociologists and opponents of relational approaches. Beyond Leadership provides significant insights into the organizing of education. As it does not fit neatly into any one field, but instead blends educational administration and leadership, organizational studies, and relational sociology, among others, it charts new territory and promotes important dialogue and debate.
A brief summary of management and leadership following a scenario that aids in understanding the forces and concepts involved in being a leader, regardless of the present placement with the organizational hierarchy, from a perspective of a systems approach. With learning as the core, the author takes us on a brief and concise journey of organizational theory and practice, leadership. teams, followership, mentorship, stewardship, responsibilities of a protege, and the art of supervision on the way to management. Understanding the concepts is the goal, and a no-nonsense approach with references to additional reading is provided.
The Governmental Role of the Attendants of the Bride
Author: Gregory M. Haswell
Publisher: Deep Roots Press L L C
More damage is done in churches through poor governance than by any other factor. At the same time more blessing is ushered into the lives of God's people by good governance than any other single factor.Getting church governance right is vital. The Scriptures are remarkably clear on the way God's people ought to be led, and they speak of a style of governing that goes beyond the principles of conventional leadership. This book investigates the type of church government that brings delight to God and life to His people. Beyond Leadership is a practical manual for those who want to learn how to practice Biblical governance and who desire to see every congregation member thriving in their God-given destiny.
Beyond Leadership has been written to enable practitioners and students of leadership to manage uncertainty, diversity, conflict, and complexity. Its lead authors are American, Asian and Afro-European, and this range of perspective is reflected in the individual chapters. The unique appeal of this book is its global approach to management as the next evolutionary step beyond the major western (American) and eastern (Japanese) perspectives.
Designing Creative High Power Teams and Organizations: Beyond Leadership sheds light on how ordinary teams and organizations can be transformed to unleash creativity, improve performance and promote innovation. The book examines the critical success factors to developing high performance teams through the implementation of robust methods of selection, knowledge sharing and leveraging the power of roles. The book also explores the strengths and weaknesses of existing models of organizations, which tend to view organizations as machines to be fixed as opposed to maximizing their creative strengths and ability to learn. Senior executives will appreciate the analysis of the pros and cons of the various strategies for business transformation, which can help them to build creative high performance organizations infused with energy and innovation.
How can you become a better leader? What obstacles stand in your way right now? Do you oftenfeel like you are spending a lot of energy and not seeing the expected results?In this book, seasoned business and leadership coach Noa Ronen raises the questions most of usare pondering in our heads to offer a new and different perspective-one that is much needed inthe business world today.Noa points out common blindspots, while using a host of honest and messy examples to illustratehow often our problem is not the actual problem, but rather it is the solution that we aredesperately trying to avoid.Noa's clearly charted BEyond model provides a roadmap that assists leaders in organizations,large and small, in finding the weak link in their decision-making chain. In these pages, Noadelivers a fresh approach that frees leaders to take new actions, creating a productiveenvironment that supports growth and new ideas.We weren't created on this earth to only "do"-we were created to "be." Leadership is not aboutconstant go, go, go! It takes courage to seek answers and Noa is right by your side, guiding andshowing you the way. After reading this book, you will feel momentum unfolding within yourleadership, and see beyond you, beyond your values, and beyond your vision to now engageothers in your leadership, enabling growth throughout your organization. Once awareness isformed, new paths can open.Join Noa for a powerful journey in which it is okay to ask the questions we often avoid or areafraid to ask.
Designed specifically to develop students' understanding of leadership in a variety of contexts, and assuming no prior experience of leadership in the business world, this book is a must-read for students embarking on their study of leadership, while thinking ahead to their own future employment. The book is divided into two clear parts to logically guide the reader through the key theoretical models of leadership, as well as the issues and themes that surround the subject. Part 1 examines the main theories in the field, including situational and contingency theories, behavioural models, and trait theory, while Part 2 draws on a number of different themes to add depth to the theoretical ideas discussed, such as diversity, power, and ethics. To help to interpret the key theories, the book also illustrates leadership in action using a wealth of diverse case studies, 50% of which are new for this third edition. Examples have been carefully selected to highlight the practical application of leadership theory, both in a formal business context and in everyday life, and to dispel the common misconception for students new to leadership that it is only for the 'great and good'. A broad variety of case studies are included from the world of politics, entertainment, food and sport; these include Boris Johnson, the Spice Girls, Cadbury, and Lance Armstrong. These case studies explore leadership across a variety of contexts and cultures, giving students the broad perspective they need to consider the subject critically. Pause for thought boxes and self-test questionnaires encourage students to reflect on the theories and practices they've learned about and how such concepts and issues might apply in their own approach to leadership. Together with the lively writing style, stimulating case studies, and further learning features, this allows students to fully engage with the subject and use the book as an essential tool in their leadership studies.New to this editionAdded coverage on technological developments (such as virtual treams, AI, Big Data, VR/AR) and the impact on leadership practice.Revised case studies include contemporary figures and events such as PewDiePie, Jacinda Arden, the Spice Girls and Boris Johnson.The content is now further balanced to reflect both 'good' and 'bad' leadership styles, with new coverage on the negative or 'dark side' of leadership included in chapters 2, 6 and 11.A new online test bank resource increases the variety of ways in which lecturers can assess student knowledge.This title is available as an eBook. Please contact your Sales and Learning Resource Consultant for more information.
This groundbreaking book by David Castro, President and CEO of the Institute for Leadership Education, promises to transform thinking within organizations and communities about the fundamental skills required for human progress. David explores the evolution of leadership skills within effective organizations, recognizing that leadership processes have been evolving into different and more promising practices. To capture this trend, David introduces a new concept and a new word, genership: the skill set required for the practice of creativity in groups.
The Superpower Beyond Leadership: Volume 1, The Experience
Author: Mike Vacanti
Exploring experiences and history from high-altitude to the depths, from many perspectives, the compelling challenge, in clear view, remains ignored: We have a leadership crisis and our beliefs, informing the identification and selection of leaders is based on a flawed myth. In this new, non-industrial era, prescriptive authority, our heritage, is proving harmful. People are, tired, broken, and scared. This pattern of oppression has lowered our human capacity to an alarming level, still declining, in this time of disruption and transformation, when we need to be enthusiastic, resilient, and hopeful. Change is more rapid and more significant than at any time in history, and we are not preparing people for the journey ahead.Companies, industries and economies are being overwhelmed, and many of them are declining and are in crisis. Some are disappearing. Intelligent, market-leading companies recognize these significant shifts and are acting to transform the future of work, shifting the focus back to the most critical component - people. Great leaders are unique individuals with a myriad of personalities, skills and characteristics. So is each employee. Honoring each person's unique talent is the powerful differentiator for future success, looking beyond similarities and exploring what happens when you embrace the unique gifts of each individual, unleashing their superpower. Believership is a higher form of leadership, igniting purpose and the power of many moving in the same direction. While leadership forges a path, Believership becomes a paved road for many to travel together.Believership enables understanding throughout the company or team, and therefore harnesses and magnifies cooperative effort and sense of belonging. It addresses the doubts and challenges, through alignment of vision and mission. Believership brings a good heart, inclusion, diversity and caring to leadership. It lifts others at every level through choice rather than command. Accordingly, Believership is all about bringing the true self to leadership and all employees in order to create value rather than extract value, drawing out the collective effort of the team. It is about authenticity, trust, empowerment and inspiration, about sustainable growth and extraordinary performance, and it has the potential to bring joy to the team.The purpose of this book is to inspire better Leadership and swift Innovation. Meeting the chaotic challenges we face today requires big shifts in the way we organize, operate, structure, lead and manage people and teams. Establishing the experience set forward in this book, the human-based framework, will last beyond the heightened and accelerated attainment of goals and objectives. People will find meaning and happiness. It is not only what we accomplish but who we become along the journey. The only thing that gets in the way of extraordinary transformation is the belief that it can't be done.
A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-'64: Its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to Exhibit Especially Its Moral and Political Phases, with the Drift and Progress of American Opinion Respecting Human Slavery from 1776 to the Close of the War for the Union
The second edition of Leadership offers a unique, highly-applied academic treatise on leadership, uniquely blending a chronological analysis of the last 100 years of leadership theory with exclusive CEO interviews. The case studies, expert insights and other teaching aids are timely and hard hitting, making this textbook relevant, insightful and informative, while a research chapter empowers the reader to competently question the leaders that shape our world. The world has turned on its political and corporate axis since the first edition of Leadership was published, and it became necessary to produce a second edition that fully encapsulated, respected and observed these changes. Numerous new case studies, discussion starters and examples subsequently reflect today’s volatile technological, political, financial and social shifts, while exclusive interviews with successful CEOs powerfully blend theory with practice. Readers will learn the importance of navigating leadership in the most testing of times. A new chapter, ‘Researching leadership’, offers the reader the opportunity to develop significantly as a leadership researcher and to ably question reality in a post-truth world. A self-leadership chapter equips the reader to develop their own leadership capabilities, while retaining the ability to avoid destructive leadership. Ultimately, readers will become empowered to appreciate the complex, intersectional nature of leadership and to learn what it takes to lead in today’s politically, technologically and socially tumultuous world. This book will be particularly engaging for students and educators at secondary school, college, undergraduate and postgraduate level, and for leadership/management consultants. While the book's primary role remains as a core text for leadership, management and business modules, it will also be of interest to students on many other courses (e.g. psychology, politics, sociology). Packed with teaching resources which educators will find particularly useful, Leadership is the only textbook of its kind to offer such an applied view of this subject via the inclusion of 12 (mostly CEO) expert insights. The first edition was an "Amazon Hot New Release", so this second edition might also hold interest for a general readership.
Why do most leaders or managers elicit merely competent performance from their followers, while a select few inspire extraordinary achievement? Leadership expert Bernard Bass takes this question beyond the usual speculation, presenting original research that for the first time documents the traits of the exceptional leader.
Examining the social constraints and "Catch-22s" that block the success of women no matter what roles they play, the author offers guidelines for dealing with the obstacles set up by society and condemns the victim feminism of many current writers. 35,000 first printing. UP.
Volume 6 of the Leadership Symposia--sponsored by the Department of Administrative Sciences and College of Business Administration at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale--charts the state of the field of leadership through a judicious mixture of established and emerging scholars. The text is broken into four parts, with each part containing an Introduction by the editors. Part 1 consists of "Leadership and Managerial Behavior as Loosely Coupled Systems for Moving Beyond Establishment Views,” by the editors; "The Relevance of Some Studies of Managerial Work and Behavior to Leadership Research,” Rosemary Stewart; "Unstructured, Nonparticipant Observation and the Study of Leaders’ Interpersonal Contacts,” Robert S. Bussom, Lars L. Larson, and William M. Vicars; "Leaders on Line,” Michael M. Lombardo and Morgan W. McCall, Jr.; and "Various Paths Beyond Establishment Views,” Bernard Wilpert. Part 2 contains "Multiplexed Supervision and Leadership,” Fred Dansereau, Jr., Joseph A. Alutto, Steven E. Markham, and MacDonald Dumas; "A Theory of Leadership Categorization,” Robert G. Lord, Roseanne J. Foti, and James S. Phillips; "Leadership Activation Theory,” John E. Sheridan, Jeffrey L. Kerr, and Michael A. Abelson; and "Intensity of Relation, Dyadic-Group Considerations, Cognitive Categorization, and Transformational Leadership,” Bernard M. Bass; "Strategies for Dealing with Different Processes in Different Contexts,” Ian Morley, "A Multiplexed Response to Bass and Morley,” Fred Dansereau, Jr., Joseph A. Alutto, Steven E. Markham, and MacDonald Dumas; and "Properly Categorizing the Commentary,” Roseanne J. Foti, Robert G. Lord, and James S. Phillips. Part 3 contains "SYMLOG and Leadership Theory,” Robert F. Bales and Daniel J. Isenberg; "Toward a Macro-Oriented Model of Leadership: An Odyssey,” James G. Hunt and Richard N. Osborn; and "Toward a Paradigm Shift in the Study of Leadership,” Henry J. Tosi, Jr. Essays in part 4 are "If You’re Not Serving Bill and Barbara, Then You’re Not Serving Leadership,” Henry Mintzberg; "Beyond Establishment Leadership Views: An Epilog,” by the editors; "Leadership Research and the European Connection: An Epilog,” Dian-Marie Hosking and James G. Hunt; and "Conclusion: The Leadership-Management Controversy Revisited,” Schriesheim, Hunt, and Sekaran.