Language : English
Published : 2017
Pages : 311
Effective Leadership 2nd Edition
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.
Stories of emerging leaders and their experiences, as well as some critical information and tools that help you, as a student or technical professional, reflect on your experience and decide what comes next. Every student has untapped leadership abilities. This book helps them find and develop their inner leader, become the person he or she wants to be, and pursue their passions in ways that are productive and rewarding for themselves and others. This book identifies some common myths about leadership in technical fields, and then helps students identify their own leadership skills in the face of false assumptions. The authors show students how to make a real difference and explain why the world needs every student’s best professional self. Each of the four parts of Leadership for Engineers includes four chapters comprised of testimonies from emerging leaders, as well as reflective questions at the end of each chapter. Reading through the scenarios and working through the questions will prepare you to lead in your career and your life.
For science and engineering students at both the graduate and undergraduate level who are considering entrepreneurship as a career path. Essential business lessons for turning today’s scientists and engineers into entrepreneurs in new technology companies. In today’s global and interconnected world, students with a science or engineering background have ample opportunity to mesh their technical know-how with the free market. Yet, these same students lack the basic business skills to make competent business decisions. This book seeks to make students’ first experience with entrepreneurship interesting and useful.
Inspirational and informativeintroduce students to the process of entrepreneurial success.
There has never been a more exciting and opportunistic time to study entrepreneurship. Around the world, the current economic crisis is not just negatively affecting business, this crisis is also generating business opportunities for the creative and daring. Show your class how to take advantage with Entrepreneurship: Launching New Venturesthe text that introduces students to the process of entrepreneurial success and shows them how to be effective every step of the way.