Language : English
Published : 2017
Pages : 311
Effective Leadership 2nd Edition
Adopted at more than 1,000 colleges and universities worldwide, the market-leading text owes its success to the unique way in which it combines an academically robust account of the major theories and models of leadership with an accessible style and practical exercises that help students apply what they learn. Each chapter of Peter Northouse’s Leadership: Theory and Practice follows a consistent format, allowing students to contrast the various theories, and three case studies in each chapter provide practical examples of each theory or trait discussed. The Sixth Edition adds an important new chapter on Servant Leadership.
The proven model that offers powerful and elegant strategies for leaders
How Great Leaders Think: the Art of Reframing uses compelling, contemporary examples to show how more complex thinking is the key to better leadership. Leaders who understand what’s going on around them see what they need to do to achieve the results they want. Bolman and Deal’s influential four-frame model of leadership and organizations—developed in their bestselling book, Reframing Organizations: Artistry Choice and Leadership—offers leaders an accessible guide for understanding four major aspects of organizational life: structure, people, politics, and culture. Tapping into the complexity enables leaders to decode the messy world in which they live, see more options, tell better stories, and find strategies that are more effective. Case examples of leaders like Jeff Bezos at Amazon, Howard Schultz at Starbucks, Tony Hsieh at Zappos, Ursula Burns at Xerox, and the late Steve Jobs at Apple provide concrete lessons that readers can put to use in their own leadership. The book’s lessons include:
- How to use structural tools to organize teams and organizations for better results
- How to build motivation and morale by aligning organizations and people
- How to map the terrain and build a power base to navigate the political dynamics in organizations
- How to develop a leadership story that shapes culture, provides direction, and inspires commitment to excellence
About the Author
LEE G. BOLMAN holds the Marion Block Missouri Chair in Leadership at the Bloch School of Management, University of MissouriKansas City. With Terrence Deal, Bolman is coauthor of the bestselling book Reframing Organizations , now in its 5th edition. For twenty years, Bolman taught at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. TERRENCE E. DEAL is the founder of the Deal Leadership Institute and has served on the faculties of Stanford, Harvard, Vanderbilt, and the University of Southern California. He is the author or coauthor of twenty-seven books, including the bestseller Corporate Cultures , as well as numerous articles on organizations, change, and leadership.
In Leading With Wisdom, Jann Freed takes the several years she spent interviewing more than 100 respected leaders, and distills their advice into eight practices that underpin leaders who connect and inspire others to achieve high performance. She takes the words of heavyweights such as Warren Bennis, Peter Senge, Stephen Covey, Marshall Goldsmith, Peter Block, and Margaret Wheatley, and presents their insights on what works and what doesn’t. Each chapter concludes with a practical application section that details ways to integrate the concepts into workshops and personal development. This book is for anyone in a position of influence in an organization, or those who train these individuals. It’s also for anyone who feels they are drowning in information, but starving for wisdom about what behaviors nurture people, organizations, and communities at large. Discussing her research process with these experts, Jann says, “When I asked about leadership—they told me about life.” This book helps leaders integrate the best of themselves and their lives into the tasks and roles of leaders.
About the Author
Jann Freed is a leadership development and change management consultant with the Genysys Group. She primarily works with individuals and businesses in the Midwest to transition them from where they are to where they want to be. She has worked with such companies as Wells Fargo, Principal Financial Group, Vermeer Manufacturing, and Meredith Corporation. She is professor emerita of business management at Central College in Pella, Iowa, where she joined the faculty in 1981. She earned her PhD from Iowa State University, MBA at Drake University, and undergraduate degree in business management from Central College. She is also the co-author of four books.
The myth of innovation is that brilliant ideas leap fully formed from the minds of geniuses. The reality is that most innovations come from a process of rigorous examination through which great ideas are identified and developed before being realized as new offerings and capabilities. This book introduces the idea of design thinking, the collaborative process by which the designer’s sensibilities and methods are employed to match people’s needs not only with what is technically feasible and a viable business strategy. In short, design thinking converts need into demand. It’s a human-centered approach to problem solving that helps people and organizations become more innovative and more creative. Design thinking is not just applicable to so-called creative industries or people who work in the design field. It’s a methodology that has been used by health organizations to increase the quality of patient care by re-examining the ways that their nurses manage shift change, or rethink supply chain management.