This book is about broadening your defi nition of what constitutes
effective leadership. As we interviewed senior executives
and listened to their reactions to the lessons in the book, we
frequently heard, “I wish I’d heard these earlier in my career.” We
hope that this book can accelerate your leadership development
by removing some of the serendipity that is often required to
learn important life lessons.
The world today is changing at a tremendous speed; advances in technology
and communication and changes in the political, economic, demographic
and social changes, all touch our lives. These changes also impact on health
care provision, and the delivery of health services. The aim of this book is to
empower would – be leaders of nursing and allied health professions to be
effective. Leadership in health care is a high priority in the UK and, at the
time of writing, is top of the list for the National Health Service Federation.
After studying this chapter, you will be able to:
Define leadership and leadership effectiveness
Explain why people need leadership
Discuss the major obstacles to effective leadership
Compare and contrast leadership and management
List the roles and functions of leaders and managers
Summarize the debate over the role and impact of leadership in organizations.
In this chapter, the learning objectives are: Explain why good leadership is critical for success as a manager, summarize the main theoretical approaches to leadership, identify the behaviors and skills that are commonly associated with effective leadership,...
Develop Your Leadership Skills is John Adair's most accessible title on leadership. Full of exercises and checklists, it can help to boost confidence levels and guide and inspire anyone on their journey to becoming a leader of excellence. Acknowledged as a world expert, John Adair offers stimulating insights into recognizing and developing individual leadership qualities, acquiring personal authority and, most importantly, mastering core leadership functions such as planning, communicating and motivating.
The fact is that we still clearly have a need for good managers
—people who are able to effectively plan, organize, direct and control.
We also have a great need for leaders inside organizations—
people who inspire, motivate, and develop others. And we need
leaders at all levels in our organization, not just at the top. The old adage that we manage things and lead people applies here, albeit with a slight revision—the need is to successfully manage projects and activities while simultaneously leading people effectively......
A twelve hour course design for company officers that provides the participant with basic skills and tools needed to perform effectively as a leader in a fire service environment. Focuses on how to delegate to subordinates, assessing personal leadership styles, when and how to discipline, and coaching / motivating techniques.
Great leaders are trained, not born. The "Leadership Training Activity Book" gives trainers everything they need to teach and apply the most critical leadership competencies participants need. Featuring easily adaptable exercises on a wide range of leadership topics, this collection of activities is an all-in-one resource for any trainer seeking to prepare the leaders of tomorrow.
This is a business improvement book for everyone. Whether you are a small business, large
company, head of a division, run a department or are an individual employee who simply wants
better results, this book is for you.
We're all feeling the effects of the recession and generalized economic malaise that has gripped
our country and the world. The need now is to operate more effectively in a more competitive
environment with fewer customers. The business improvement methodologies you need to be
more successful are contained here in this book....
AN EXAMINATION OF THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE, LEADERSHIP STYLE AND PERCEIVED LEADERSHIP EFFECTIVENESS With more districts, the distance between
the average incomes of districts that are adjacent in the quality distribution is smaller. As C
depends on this distance, a higher J reduces the amount by which a low-income districts
effectiveness parameter can exceed that of the next-wealthier district before the wealthier
families will bid away houses in the more effective district....
Ethical professional practice is the hallmark of effective educational
leadership. To be an exemplary educational leader it is imperative to have
a deeply developed and integrated level of ethical knowledge and awareness.
This essential form of professional knowledge enables educational
leaders to respond to the complex and multi-faceted ethical dimensions
inherent in the challenges, tensions, issues and dilemmas that are consistently
encountered in professional practice.
The main contents of this chapter include all of the following: Team leadership perspective, team leadership model, leadership decisions, leadership actions, team effectiveness, principled leadership, how does the team leadership model work?
The main contents of this chapter include all of the following: Concerned with styles and situations, framework for effectively matching the leader and the situation, task motivated (reaching a goal) or relationship motivated (developing close interpersonal relationships) leadership styles.
The learning objectives for this chapter include: Identify personal traits and characteristics that are associated with effective leaders, recognize autocratic versus democratic leadership behavior and the impact of each, know the distinction between people-oriented and task-oriented leadership behavior and when each should be used,...
After studying this chapter you will be able to: Explain the relationship among vision, mission, strategy, and implementation mechanisms; create your personal leadership vision; use the common themes of powerful visions in your life and work; understand how leaders formulate and implement strategy; apply the elements of effective strategy.
The following will be discussed in this chapter: Transformational leadership (TL) perspective, a model of transformational leadership transformational leadership factors, full range of leadership model, the additive effects of Tl, other transformational leadership perspectives, how does the transformational approach work?
The main contents of this chapter include all of the following: Women and leadership perspective, gender and leadership styles, gender and leadership effectiveness, the glass ceiling, breaking the glass ceiling, women and leadership approach.
Major questions you should be able to answer: I don’t want to be just a manager; I want to be a leader. What’s the difference between the two? What does it take to be a successful leader? Do effective leaders behave in similar ways? How might effective leadership vary according to the situation on hand? What does it take to truly inspire people to perform beyond their normal levels? If there are many ways to be a leader, which one would describe me best?
Learning objectives of this chapter include: Recognize your followership style and take steps to become a more effective follower; understand the leader’s role in developing effective followers; apply the principles of effective followership, including responsibility, service, challenging authority, participating in change, and knowing when to leave;…
After studying this chapter you will be able to understand: Act as a communication champion rather than just as an information processor, use key elements of effective listening and understand why listening is important to leadership communication, recognize and apply the difference between dialogue and discussion,...