Widely acclaimed as a contemporary masterpiece, this book is a discerning analysis of the leadership vacuum that pervades the world. It outlines how leaders today can reach the summit of exceptional leadership by re-discovering the leadership traits that lie dormant within them. This 2nd edition is profoundly enriched by two new additions—a new preface: Why we Have Fewer Good Leaders, and a postscript: Persistent Doubts; Perennial Questions. The innovative concepts that are already a part of the new leadership folklore—Four-Quadrant Matrix of Choice; Five Circles of Leadership Attitudes; Triple Top Line of Joy, Peace and Contentment and The Journey from Base Camp Leadership Traits to the Summit of Exceptional Leadership—have all been thoroughly updated with many inspiring insights that leave a lasting imprint on the reader.
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Outlines a style of management that reflects the personality, beliefs, visions, ethics, standards, and judgements of the manager and discusses three basic philosophies of management
This book represents a most robust look at the study of leadership while representing multiple disciplines in a quest to find agreement about leadership and theory. Russ Volckmann, International Leadership Review In this compelling book, top scholars from diverse fields describe the progress they have made in developing a general theory of leadership. Led by James MacGregor Burns, Pulitzer Prize winning author of the classic Leadership (1978), they tell the story of this intellectual venture and the conclusions and questions that arose from it. The early chapters describe how, in order to discuss an integrative theory, the group first wrestled with the nature of theory as well as basic aspects of the human condition that make leadership necessary and possible. They then tackle topics such as: the many faces of power woven into the leadership fabric; crucial elements of group dynamics and the leader follower relationship; ethical issues lying at the heart of leadership; constructivist perspectives on leadership, causality, and social change; and the historical and cultural contexts that influence and are influenced by leadership. The book concludes with a commentary by Joanne Ciulla and an Afterword by James MacGregor Burns. The contributors thorough coverage of leadership, as well as their approach to this unique undertaking, will be of great interest to leaders, students and scholars of leadership.
This book examines the concept of peace leadership, bringing together scholars and practitioners from both peace and conflict studies and leadership studies. The volume assesses the activities of six peace leaders, the place and role of women and youth in leading for peace, military peace leadership, Aboriginal peace leadership, and theoretical frameworks that focus on notions of ecosystems, traits, and critical care. It provides insights into how Peace Leaders work to transform inner and external blockages to peace, construct social spaces for the development of a culture of peace, and sustain peace efforts through deliberate educative strategies. Conceptually, the primary aim of this book is to obtain a better understanding of peace leadership. Practically, this book presents one means of influencing our community (communities) to face its problems for the sake of challenging and helping our readers to understand and make progress on all that stands in the way of peace (connectedness). The contributions to this volume are drawn together by the overarching aim of this volume, which addresses the following question: What are the concerns, dilemmas, challenges, and opportunities for those who choose to lead and take risks for peace? This book will be of much interest to students of peace studies, conflict resolution, leadership studies and IR in general.
Christopher "Chris" Mifsud has dedicated his life to practicing good leadership and recognizing the leadership potential in others. Now you can learn from his experiences how to discover your latent leadership abilities. As a front line leader, you will receive practical and applicable advice to support your team members and lead them to success. As Mifsud writes in his introduction, companies invest a lot in the leaders they appoint. Don't let your organization down with a passive "wait and see" leadership style. Instead, embrace the power of teamwork, and create a strong, personal leadership style that will take you far. Mifsud encourages front line leaders to remember that their greatest asset is personnel. Leaders can't lead effectively if they don't know the strengths and weaknesses of their own teams. Mifsud helps readers develop a leadership style that takes full advantage of the power of people. Conquering the Front Line Leadership Quest doesn't bore readers with obscure theories. All the techniques included in the guide are drawn from Mifsud's twenty-five years of experience as a leader. For realistic, actionable advice you can apply to your organization as well as your life, look no further than this easy-to-understand manual.
Release Tremendous Wisdom and Power to Lead! Diligently quest for God's kingdom and discover its secrets to inspire and impact lives. You will be chosen by God to carry the mantle of leadership and release tremendous wisdom and power. The mantle is a special endowment of the Holy Spirit that gives kingdom leaders an advantage over other leaders. Kingdom leadership involves a radical change in thinking and a close relationship with the Holy Spirit. Those leaders who carry the mantle are continually renewing their minds to spiritual truths. Leadership in God's kingdom is not measured by the things a person builds but by his/her impact on others. Written by Fred and Sherry White, equipping ministry gifts to the body of Christ, this book explains kingdom leadership with powerful principles and practical insights. Through the revelation of the Holy Spirit, they explain how every leader can do the will of God and effectively lead others.
This book is an odyssey into the truth of leadership’s nature and essence. Written for aspiring leaders, teachers of leaders, and followers, the aim is to practice awakening a leader’s potential. The book mirrors and reflects the inner nature of the leadership journey. It is written in a contemplative style and uses dialogue to exercise a leader’s will, intelligence, and spirit. The techniques taught in these chapters are dialogue, meditation, and contemplation. The author seeks to teach leaders how to exercise the power of will and the power of intelligence to make the kinetic chain of knowing, willing, and acting morally and intellectually strong. Reading this book serves as a leadership development exercise. This book is a teaching tool designed to demystify what takes place in the interior nature of a leader. It examines a leader’s soul, as it is exercised and strengthened in preparation for the cardinal act of leading, and it analyzes the act of making practical judgments, an act that demands the cultivation of a discerning mind to see and know the truth to be acted upon. Based on a true story, these chapters are a reflection on the formation of a leader and a realization of twenty years of research. The author studies the question: What does it take to develop a leader? Deliberations on eight years of guiding leaders on moral and intellectual quests in search of true freedom are revealed.
The purpose of this book is to provide a comprehensive theoretical framework as well as practical strategies—not just for survival but for a true search for excellence in the uncertain and ever-changing world of customer service management. The theoretical framework is based on the notion that customer service contains three key variables: a promise, a process, and people. After going through the step-by-step process of service management, the reader will have the necessary understanding and skill to choose the right strategy for the right circumstances, to design service processes, to identify the means and methods to implement these processes, and to measure the outcome.
Worship Quest serves as a guide to understanding foundational questions about worship and leading in worship. Worship Quest offers a practical perspective on four roles of worship leadership and how they are to be fulfilled within various worship gatherings. For those called to lead in worship as well as those tasked in hiring worship leaders, it is important to understand the roles of worship leadership. Worship Quest helps readers come to understand the different worship gatherings and the various roles of worship leadership, and thus successfully fulfill God's call of leading in worship.