The Fast and Fun Way to Transform Silo Mentality Into a Matrix Culture of High-Performance Teams
Author: Ian Robson
The Leadership Game is one of the most powerful tools available to managers. It provides a fast and effective way to transform groups of individuals into high-performance teams. Those teams can work within or across organizational boundaries. The Leadership Game is simple enough for small groups to quickly solve local problems. It is also powerful enough to transform the culture and performance of whole organizations. This book is full of case studies showing how the Leadership Game achieves rapid culture change and performance improvement, across a wide range of organizations. Thousands of managers and senior executives have attended the author's master classes. Yet this book covers even more than those master classes. It is the one book that managers and executives can use throughout their whole careers.
Whether you are coaching football, running a business, leading a charitable organization, or organizing a ministry team, the first step to success is in building a winning team. Author Tom Mullins, a winning college football coach himself, sought input from eight national champion football coaches for their approaches in building balanced and cohesive teams. Their responses are the Key Principles shared in The Leadership Game. Coaches Osborne, McCartney, Stallings, Fulmer, Stoops, Bowden, Coker, and Spurrier share insights, anecdotes, and real-life experiences here. Having won 11 of the last 13 national championships collectively, these coaches have what it takes to equip any leader to strategically build a successful team.
McHugh, a former executive with General Motors and Owens-Illinois, believes that golf is a perfect analogy for the corporate boardroom game. By transferring the strategies that work on the course to the office, chances are one will be able to stand out as a leader. The best golfers are passionate about the game and are willing to put in hours of practice. Similarly, according to the author, effective leaders are zealous in their convictions that their behavior will motivate and help others to succeed as well. The chapters - for each of 18-holes of a round of golf - feature leadership principles such as "Focus," "Courage," "Responsibility" and "Recognize Positive Results." Each chapter, offers numerous anecdotes about both golf and the business world. The book does not attempt to teach or train people to be leaders. The focus instead is to help you in your efforts to learn how to lead more effectively.
Quick, Fun, Activities to Improve Communication, Increase Productivity, and Bring Out the Best In Yo
Author: Vasudha Deming
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Category: Business & Economics
Dozens of engaging ways to forge good working relationships between managers and their staffs This book offers managers 50 fun, illuminating experiential activities for building a positive, open, and productive relationship with the people they manage. Unlike ropes courses and other off-site management activities, The Big Book of Leadership Games features activities that can be used in the workplace during staff meetings, as a part of training sessions, or even in the course of daily work. This empowering guide shows leaders how to: Tap employees' creativity and boost their self-confidence Create and sustain a mutual trust with employees Break down communication barriers and increase collaboration Bring about a positive climate in the workplace Encourage higher productivity Solicit constructive feedback
Learning Leadership Skills by Facilitating Fun, Games, Play, and Positive Interaction
Author: Bill Michaelis
The Leader's Handbook (Second Edition) updates the previous edition's references and resources and adds many new ones, and triples the number of photographs. This book is based on over 35 years of practical experience, and very few, if any, leadership books have this depth of leadership analysis. It is geared toward training, group management, and youth development, and will demonstrate how to effectively work with and lead games and play activities. Topics include basic concepts, enthusiasm, safety, presentation, maintaining the flow of play, closing a game session, game theory, leader roles, managing a large event, positive discipline, situational leadership, and transition activities. A variety of resources including books, magazines, equipment, and organizations are also provided. Focusing on more than just theory, The Leader's Handbook a practical guide that shows leaders how to create fun with real people in real situations.
Positive Leadership: The Game Changer at Work provides key research-based principles that will help you be a more effective leader. The first part of the book, "The Concept," gathers some of the best positive psychology research available and reads like a Harvard Business Review article. The second part, "The Story," is a leadership fable about a homeless, former business executive who attempts to climb back into society after a shocking body blow to his life. The research and the story together make a memorable read. Editorial Reviews and Endorsements key thought leaders: Marshall Goldsmith, Tom Rath, Dan Pink, Tony Bingham Foreword by Marshall Goldsmith, the world's most influential leadership thinker: ..".. If you lead one person or 1,000, you'll want to read this book Positive Leadership] as quickly as you can and pass it on to someone you care about." New York Times Bestselling Author Tom Rath "If you want to lead people toward a better future, start with this book." Daniel Pink, author of To Sell is Human, Drive, and A Whole New Mind "Steve Gladis has done a spectacular job of combining the science of positive affect with a story that brings that science to life. Positive Leadership is a smart and sensible game plan for game changers of every kind." Tony Bingham, CEO of The American Society of Training and Development "Positive Leadership is a must-read for anyone who wants to positively impact the culture, and ultimately the success, of an organization."
Did you like Math or Science in school? Have you played games that stimulated your thought processes for Math and Science? Trying to be creative in your Math, Science or leadership class? Can leadership be taught? Is leadership an Art or a Science or Math? Seeking to impact your training program with creative games?A primer for leadership development, this book introduces Math and Science games with a review process component that can be used for leadership instruction. The book highlights key leadership principles which show that leaders must: Ask questions; Be disciplined; Create and see things differently; Develop resources; Engage in active listening; Make priorities; Multiply leaders; Problem solve; Set an example; Sacrifice; Search and explore; Strategize; Support diversity; Work in teams and collaborate.
Strategy, morality and leadership lessons from the world's most talked about TV show
Author: Rebecca Clare
Publisher: Infinite Ideas
Category: Business & Economics
Game of Thrones on Business is an entertaining and informative management book which draws parallels between HBO’s global phenomenon and today’s business world. Breathing life into management theory by relating it to incidents in the series, the authors show readers how to carve out careers and succeed in a dangerous and demanding world.
The authors have combined their decades of experience leading workshops and events for the widest range of groups and settings to produce a handbook of leadership through playful interaction. More than a theoretical guide, this book is a practical guide to how leaders can get fun to happen with real people in real situations.
An organization that is established as an instrument or means for achieving defined objectives has been referred to as a formal organizations. Its design specifies, how goals are subdivided and reflected in subdivisions of the organization. Divisions, departments, sections, positions, jobs, and tasks make up this work structure. Thus, the formal organization is expected to behave impersonally in regard to relationship with clients or with its members. Change Management provides readers with frameworks for applying different models of change to different scenarios, offers proactive approaches to change that relate to business performance and gives practical, step-by-step guidance on handling change. The reference book covers a breadth of leadership and change management topics. It draws upon an extensive review of relevant change management literature in order to encourage a critical perspective, as well as a deeper understanding of this important subject area. This book offers the reader answers to questions including why change management tends to fail and why individuals are neglected in traditional accounts of change management. The present book has been written in a lucid style that a layman may understand it easily. The book has been written after a detailed study of concepts and assumptions of several leadership and change management styles in modern business word.
Publisher: American Society for Training and Development
Category: Business & Economics
Get leadership-fit and see results in yourself and others. Leadership and fitness are both journeys of self-discovery. Both require self-awareness, passion, and commitment. Both have the potential to inspire others. And for both, results come only with effort. To achieve great heights, you must be willing to take the first step, put in the work, and overcome the inevitable obstacles. In Peak Leadership Fitness: Elevating Your Leadership Game, leadership coach and fitness expert Timothy J. Tobin invites you to share the lessons he’s learned at the intersection of physical and leadership fitness. With the encouraging style of a trainer-coach, Tobin shares his four fitness principles: You never know what you’re capable of until you take that first step. You must put in the effort. You learn more about yourself when times are tough. What you consume matters. Tobin describes the foundations for leadership fitness, including motivation and mindset, and details his steps to becoming leadership-fit. From taking your pulse to seeking recovery by building endurance, Tobin employs fitness metaphors while remaining aware of the critical difference between personal fitness and leadership—the stakes are much higher with leadership. This book was written for today’s and tomorrow’s leaders facing today’s challenges—time constraints, overcrowded leadership development landscape, and uncertainty about where to start. It is grounded in learning and development and leadership research and illustrated with true-to-life vignettes, sample leadership fitness plans, templates, and tip sheets. Tobin points out the opportunities for leadership development that are all around you—you just need to know where to look and how to integrate the activities into your regular routine. Train smart; train often. Build good habits. Develop yourself and others. You’ve got this!
Experiential Learning for Organizational Development
Author: Stephen S. Kaagan
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Category: Business & Economics
Leadership Games presents twenty-five practical, inexpensive experimental activities designed to be used in various leadership training and development programmes.This book centers on those areas of primary concern to todays managers, team leadership, risking innovation, fostering collaboration, managing conflict, and using diversity. The author has extensive experience both in the academic and consulting word (including being a past President of the Outward Bound program in Rockland, Maine).
The Leadership Bet is not a gamble—it is a calculated risk that everything rises and falls on leadership. Bill Partin has worked on the philosophy ever since becoming interested in leadership in his late-20s, when he began reading everything he could about leadership. Bill studied many different leaders, including Walt Disney. Disney’s vision, creativity, and relentless passion inspired Partin to learn all he could about leadership. At age forty-five, he began working for Disney’s credit union, Partners FCU in Southern California. There, he had a chance to get an up close and personal view of how Disney put his passion to work. Within eight years, he’d climbed to the number two spot at the credit union. Partin was a cast member with a silver pass, living his dream life. The kids were grown and out of the house and he and his wife had their perfect home. But then life threw a curveball, and Partin had the chance to become the CEO of Sharonview Federal Credit Union on the other side of the country. Join the author as he shares the bets he’s made throughout his life and what he’s learned about leadership along the way.
An HBS Centennial Colloquium on Advancing Leadership
Author: Nitin Nohria
Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
Category: Business & Economics
The Handbook of Leadership Theory and Practice seeks to bridge this disconnect. Based on the Harvard Business School Centennial Colloquium â€œLeadership: Advancing an Intellectual Disciplineâ€ and edited by Harvard Business School professors Nitin Nohria and Rakesh Khurana, this volume brings together the most important scholars from fields as diverse as psychology, sociology, economics, and history to take stock of what we know about leadership and to set an agenda for future research.