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The Art of Leadership

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Focusing on leadership and issues pertinent to our global landscape, The Art of Leadership: Perspectives from Distinguished Thought Leaders is an in-depth analysis and enriching collection of knowledge and perspectives from illustrious thought leaders who have spoken at the podium of Singapore Management University (SMU). SMU’s thought leadership series seeks to inspire Asia and beyond with the views and opinions of internationally eminent and outstanding academics, scholars, business or political leaders who have achieved distinction in their respective fields. The book provides valuable insights on topics ranging from economics and politics to entrepreneurship and management.

The Five Most Important Questions You Will Ever Ask About Your Organization

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With Peter Drucker’s five essential questions and the help of five of today’s thought leaders, this little book will challenge readers to take a close look at the very heart of their organizations and what drives them. A tool for self-assessment and transformation, answering these five questions will fundamentally change the way you work, helping you lead your organization to an exceptional level of performance. Peter Drucker’s five questions are: What is our Mission? with Jim Collins Who is our Customer? with Phil Kotler What does the Customer Value? with Jim Kouzes What are our Results? with Judith Rodin What is our Plan? with V. Kasturi Rangan These essential questions, grounded in Peter Drucker’s theories of management, will take readers on a exploration of organizational and personal self-discovery, giving them a means to assess how to be–how to develop quality, character, mind-set, values and courage. The questions lead to action. By asking these questions, readers can focus on why they are doing what they are doing in their work, and how to do it better. Designed for today’s busy professionals, this brief, clear and accessible book will challenge readers to ask these provocative questions and it will stimulate spirited discussions and action within any organization, inspiring positive change and new levels of excellence, helping all to envision the future of theirs’ or any organization.

Entrepreneurship

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Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management, Global Edition

For courses in Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management. Written by award-winning experts, Steve Mariotti and Caroline Glackin, Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management presents complex economic, financial and business concepts in a manner easily understood by a variety of students. Based on a proven curriculum from the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE), it is organized to follow the life-cycle of an entrepreneurial venture-from concept through implementation to harvesting or replication. Filled with examples from a broad range of industries, it moves further into the entrepreneurial process-discussing the business plan and also the unique aspects of managing and growing entrepreneurial ventures and small businesses. This program will provide a better teaching and learning experience-for you and your students. Here’s how: * Help Students Apply Knowledge from the Text to the Real World: Cases give students the opportunity to solve real-world challenges. *Present Special Insights on Presenting and Writing a Business Plan: Go beyond formulating a business plan to include critical topics of management, marketing and operations.*Guide Student’s Learning: A proven curriculum builds on the expertise of the authors and the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) to teach the nuts and bolts of how to start and operate an entrepreneurial small business

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Leadership In Early Childhood 4th Edition

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Leadership in Early Childhood is a practical resource for early childhood practitioners who want to understand how to create successful childcare and early education settings. However, leadership in the early years has moved on in the way it is organised since the third edition and therefore this new fourth edition will be fully revised and updated to reflect the changes affecting leaders in early childhood. This rapid change in the field over the past few years includes moves to professionalise the workforce generally and the introduction of EYPS, so it is important that the new edition recognizes the implications of these developments and that some of the concepts and messages are revisited. The third edition was praised for its good overview of early years leadership; its accessible writing style and clear links between theory and practice which are easy for students to identify with. Proposed changes for the fourth edition include: *Discussion of the leader’s role in moving towards leading/best practice will be included *Essential characteristics of leadership will be revisited in Ch2 in terms of personal qualities, skills and timing related to effective leadership. A newer model will replace older models of professional career development *Decision making in Ch7 will be completely revised and probably renamed something like ‘From Vision to Action’ to discuss developing a vision, the role of values, thinking styles for decision making and application to policy making and problem solving *Team Building in Ch8 will be re-conceptualised to cover working collaboratively as a team at service level, multi disciplinary teams and integrated service provision through multi agency working.

About the Author

Jillian Rodd is an educational and developmental psychologist. She was a senior academic at the University of Plymouth and also at the University of Melbourne and has published widely in the early childhood field throughout the world.

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Leading Through Language: Choosing Words That Influence and Inspire

Become a more effective leader cut the jargon and say what you mean Leveraging. Strategizing. Opening the kimono. Unlocking human capital. Trying to nail that BHAG. All on a go forward basis. These are only a few examples of the jargon-ridden language that is too often the mainstay of business communication. Jargon frustrates, confuses, and generally alienates listeners. Yet it’s also everywhere, and using it can often seem like a mandatory requirement for anyone who wants to establish credibility in a professional workplace. To be an effective leader, you must be brave enough to be the first to drop jargon in favor of simple, coherent language. This can be difficult if you’ve spent years immersed in business culture, but Leading Through Language will show just how much you’ve come to rely on jargon, why it’s holding you back, and how to trim it away to more effectively convey information and ideas. * Understand why jargon is reviled, yet ubiquitous * Learn why “business speak” gets in the way of business * Discover what kind of language influences and inspires others * Convey ideas with clarity, energy, and conviction * Approach all communication as an act of leadership Communication often falls by the wayside in favor of more measurable data-backed performance metrics; but good communication has the power to improve metrics in every area of an organization. Leading Through Language is the business world’s much-needed guide to true leadership communication, showing you how to eliminate idle talk and master compelling communication.

About the Author

BART EGNAL is President and Chief Executive Officer of The Humphrey Group, a global firm focused on building leadership communication skills. Egnal has spent over a decade working with senior executives and their teams to help them speak as influential, inspirational leaders. He helps individuals and organizations define and communicate ideas that lead to business results. He contributes to leading publications such as The Huffington Post, The Globe & Mail and PROFIT Magazine.

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Committed Teams: Three Steps to Inspiring Passion and Performance

Build high-performing teams with an evidence-based framework that delivers results Committed is a practical handbook for building great teams. Based on research from Wharton s Executive Development Program (EDP), this concise guide identifies the common challenges that arise when people work together as a group and provides key guidance on breaking through the barriers to peak performance. Committed draws its insights from the EDP s living lab: an intensive two-week simulation during which executive-level participants run complex global businesses. The authors have observed over 100 teams collaborating and competing for over 100 combined years in this intense environment. It has yielded fundamental insights about teamwork: what usually goes wrong, what frequently goes right, and the methods and techniques that will help you access your team s full potential. These insights have been distilled into a simple, repeatable process that you can start applying today. Getting teams engaged and aligned is hard. Committed will give you the tools you need to deal with all of the familiar teamwork challenges that get in the way: organizational politics, delegation, coordination, and aligning skills and motivation. Using vivid stories and examples from the worlds of business, sports, and non-profits, it will teach you how to: * Understand the dynamics of successful teams * Achieve peak performance using a research-backed methodology * Gain expert insight into why most teams underperform * Learn the critical points common to all great teams Committed gives you the perspective you need to combine the right people with the right way of collaborating to achieve extraordinary results.

About the Author

MARIO MOUSSA teaches in the Executive Education programs at The Wharton School of Business. MADELINE BOYER and DEREK NEWBERRY are lecturers in the Wharton undergraduate program. All three authors advise senior leaders at the world’s top companies and organizations.

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The Power to Compete: An Economist and an Entrepreneur on Revitalizing Japan in the Global Economy

“If you’re as interested in Japan as I am, I think you’ll find that The Power to Compete is a smart and thought-provoking look at the future of a fascinating country.” – Bill Gates, “5 Books to Read This Summer” Father and son entrepreneur and economist search for Japan’s economic cure The Power to Compete tackles the issues central to the prosperity of Japan and the world in search of a cure for the “Japan Disease.” As founder and CEO of Rakuten, one of the world’s largest Internet companies, author Hiroshi Mikitani brings an entrepreneur’s perspective to bear on the country’s economic stagnation. Through a freewheeling and candid conversation with his economist father, Ryoichi Mikitani, the two examine the issues facing Japan, and explore possible roadmaps to revitalization. How can Japan overhaul its economy, education system, immigration, public infrastructure, and hold its own with China? Their ideas include applying business techniques like Key Performance Indicators to fix the economy, using information technology to cut government bureaucracy, and increasing the number of foreign firms with a head office in Japan. Readers gain rare insight into Japan’s future, from both academic and practical perspectives on the inside. Mikitani argues that Japan’s tendency to shun international frameworks and hide from global realities is the root of the problem, while Mikitani Sr.’s background as an international economist puts the issue in perspective for a well-rounded look at today’s Japan. * Examine the causes of Japan’s endless economic stagnation * Discover the current efforts underway to enhance Japan’s competitiveness * Learn how free market “Abenomics” affected Japan’s economy long-term * See Japan’s issues from the perspective of an entrepreneur and an economist Japan’s malaise is seated in a number of economic, business, political, and cultural issues, and this book doesn’t shy away from hot topics. More than a discussion of economics, this book is a conversation between father and son as they work through opposing perspectives to help their country find The Power to Compete.

About the Author

HIROSHI MIKITANI is the founder, chairman, and CEO of Rakuten, Inc., one of the world’s largest Internet companies. The firm has operations in 28 countries and customers all over the world. RYOICHI MIKITANI was a leading Japanese economist who worked and studied at Harvard, Stanford, Yale, and Kobe University and made important contributions in his work with the Japan Society for Monetary Economics. Ryoichi was also a prolific and respected author.

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Leading with Noble Purpose: How to Create a Tribe of True Believers

Profit doesn’t drive purpose. Purpose drives profit. We made some incorrect assumptions about work and those assumptions are killing us. We allowed a narrative that is solely about earnings to replace what we know to be true about human motivation. Human beings are hardwired to seek purpose, but according to data, most people don’t feel a sense of purpose in their work. Work has become a grind, an endless series of tasks that lack meaning. Building upon her bestseller Selling with Noble Purpose, leadership expert Lisa Earle McLeod tackles the employee engagement crisis by showing leaders how to put workplace meaning front and center. McLeod, whose clients include organizations like Google, Hootsuite, and Roche, asserts that many organizations are unconsciously squandering their greatest asset their people’s passion. By putting profit before purpose, organizations eroded the very thing that makes a business great. The narrative of profit, earnings, and bonuses was supposed to improve employee performance, but it had the opposite effect. It stripped the joy and meaning from work in ways that have a chilling effect on morale, performance, and ultimately profit. In this new book, McLeod shows leaders how to: * Win the hearts and minds of employees, clients, and stakeholders through a Noble Sales Purpose * Reframe your approach to metrics so that they accelerate performance * Create a tribe of True Believers who drive revenue and do honorable work People want to make money and make a difference. Leading with Noble Purpose shows leaders how to do both.

About the Author

When it comes to the workplace, LISA EARLE MLEOD is passionate about two things: competitive differentiation and emotional engagement. She is a globally recognized strategy consultant, executive adviser, and keynote speaker whose clients include Google, Hootsuite, Novartis, and Roche. McLeod’s bestseller, Selling with Noble Purpose, was a game-changer in the world of sales. Now, in Leading with Noble Purpose she shows leaders how to find and scale purpose across an entire organization. McLeodandMore.com

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The Leadership Experience 6th Edition

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Master the critical leadership skills and solid understanding of today’s theory needed to become an effective business leader in today’s turbulent times with Daft’s THE LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE, 6E. Acclaimed author Richard Daft helps you explore the latest thinking in leadership theory and contemporary practices at work within organizations throughout the world. You will examine emerging topics, including enhancement of emotional intelligence, leadership vision and courage, leadership of virtual teams, and open innovation, and will connect those topics to recent world events such as ethical scandals and political turmoil. Packed with memorable examples and unique insights into actual leadership decisions, this full-color text includes crisp, clear visuals to reinforce the book’s engaging presentation. This edition’s proven applications, specifically designed for today’s leadership theory and applications course, and a solid foundation grounded in established scholarly research make the topic of leadership come alive. In addition, THE LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE is available with CengageNOW for the first time. CengageNOW provides an integrated text and online learning solution that enhances understanding of course content and offers opportunities to extend learning.

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The Leadership Habit: Transforming Behaviors to Drive Results

The 10 essential skills to transform the way you lead The Leadership Habit provides the framework for patterns of behavior that will transform the way you lead. By articulating a clear, well-defined standard of what it means to be a leader, this book condenses volumes of advice and opinion into 10 key areas and teaches leaders how they can create daily habits surrounding these centers of excellence. Leaders who can commit to creating change will develop more productive teams and will build long-term growth for their organization. This book is your invaluable guide to being one of the greats, with proven advice and a concrete framework for leading well. Through expert discussion and deep dissection of these critical areas, you ll discover how to drive for results, build the best team, execute on vision, foster innovation, and more. Learn how to: * Transform your habits across 30 specific skill areas * Model personal growth, focus, and positivity * Accelerate productivity and maintain your organization s competitive advantage As a leader, your team’s performance and your organization’s outlook are direct reflections of you. Discover how to become a catalyst for driving performance and results by transforming your actions every day.

About the Author

TAMMY R. BERBERICK is the CEO for Crestcom International, the leading organization in results-based interactive leadership development. Tammy holds an MBA and has held numerous executive level positions leading transformational change within organizations. Tammy has coached over 100 CEOs and key executives on leadership, change management, organization design, and strategy. PETER LINDSAY is the Director of Operations for Crestcom International. He is a former officer in the United States Air Force, holds a MS in Strategic Intelligence, and is a global facilitator in leadership development. Recognized as a thought leader, he is a trainer, instructional designer, and author in leadership and social change. KATIE FRITCHEN is a writer and strategist for Crestcom International. A graduate of the University of Oregon’s Lundquist School of Business and specialist in business development, she is an author and editor in areas including business management and leadership.

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