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Management: leadership & motivation

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The Principal's Guide to the First 100 Days of the School Year

The Principal's Guide to the First 100 Days of the School Year

Author: Shawn Joseph Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/01/2021

For veteran principals, new principals, and aspiring principals, this book is a critical resource for building instructional momentum during the beginning of the school year. Educational leadership expert Shawn Joseph guides administrators through five key areas: Vision, Instructional Leadership, Politics, Data, and Planning. With detailed timelines, practical advice, and ready-to-use resources, Joseph explains the essential steps to leadership success that will continue throughout the school year. New to this edition: Updated advice to align with the revised ISLLC standards and general updates to reflect the current educational terrain Additional sample letters, lists and timelines to aid the busy principal eResources with supplemental material

The Principal's Guide to the First 100 Days of the School Year

The Principal's Guide to the First 100 Days of the School Year

Author: Shawn Joseph Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/01/2021

For veteran principals, new principals, and aspiring principals, this book is a critical resource for building instructional momentum during the beginning of the school year. Educational leadership expert Shawn Joseph guides administrators through five key areas: Vision, Instructional Leadership, Politics, Data, and Planning. With detailed timelines, practical advice, and ready-to-use resources, Joseph explains the essential steps to leadership success that will continue throughout the school year. New to this edition: Updated advice to align with the revised ISLLC standards and general updates to reflect the current educational terrain Additional sample letters, lists and timelines to aid the busy principal eResources with supplemental material

Making Conversation

Making Conversation

Author: Fred Dust Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/01/2021

A former Senior Partner and Global Managing Director at the legendary design firm IDEO shows how to design conversations and meetings that are creative and impactful. Conversations are one of the most fundamental means of communicating we have as humans. At their best, conversations are unconstrained, authentic and open-two or more people sharing thoughts and ideas in a way that bridges our individual experiences, achieves a common goal. At their worst, they foster misunderstanding, frustration and obscure our real intentions. How often do you walk away from a conversation feeling really heard? That it moved the people in it forward in some important way? You're not alone. In his practice as a designer, Fred Dust began to approach conversations differently. After years of trying to broker communication between colleagues and clients, he came to believe there had to a way to design the art of conversation itself with intention and purpose, but still artful and playful. Making Conversation codifies what he learned and outlines the four elements essential to successful exchanges: Commitment, Creative Listening, Clarity, and Context. Taken together, these four elements form a set of resources anyone can use to be more deliberate and purposeful in making conversations work.

The Character Edge

The Character Edge

Author: Robert L. Caslen Jr., Michael D. Matthews Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/01/2021

The Character Edge is a ground-breaking leadership book that shows you how to win the right way. Based on real-life experiences and empirical research, it is co-authored by Robert Caslen, a retired three-star lieutenant general and former superintendent of the US Military Academy at West Point, and Dr Michael Matthews, Professor of Engineering Psychology at West Point. From the battlefield to the classroom, General Caslen and Dr Matthews have witnessed first-hand the vital link between strong character and strong leadership, and how the latter cannot exist without the former. Competence matters, but without character leadership ultimately fails. And the co-authors are increasingly troubled by the prevalence of character failures in society today: dishonest politicians, CEOs committing fraud, disgraced military commanders and cheating athletes are among many other 'win at any cost' stories dominating the news. The Character Edge weaves stories from their own lives and myriad other leaders together with new research about how to classify, measure and cultivate character. The book is the first of its kind in employing the insights of a decorated military leader together with the knowledge of a prominent positive psychologist. It provides a compelling case for the powerful role character plays in trust, culture and leadership, and it offers readers tools to exercise and strengthen their own character.

Leading Tomorrow

Leading Tomorrow

Maintaining good business leadership in a world of rapidly changing expectations levied by customers, investors, society, governments and employees is a challenge. These stakeholders are increasingly making choices about if or how they support businesses - through the purchase of their products and services, shareholdings and financing, regulatory approvals, and even experiences working for them - based on not just what a business does, but how it does it. We are seeing shifts in stakeholder sentiments that manifest in a greater expectation that businesses work with society in addressing society's contemporary concerns. This greater good that businesses bring is rewarded by a greater brand awareness, connection and loyalty, which in turn provides businesses with an underlying strategic advantage over the competition with its customers, investors and other stakeholders. But this greater good cannot be faked with PR and bought media; in an increasingly connected world populated by an increasingly savvy millennial stakeholder base, authentic leadership and its ability to effect cultural shifts in the DNA of businesses is essential. Failure to do so will likely result in shorter and less successful tenures of Board members and C-suite leaders as this business trend spreads. This book looks at how the emerging generation of leaders must change paradigms and transform their employees to do more than just operate a business. It examines how to effect culture shifts that are necessary to innovate businesses so that they simultaneously meet market needs while meeting stakeholder expectations on concerns as varied as ethical business conduct, labor practices, climate change, responsible use of diminishing natural resources and contribution to socio-economic challenges in their market catchments. These are perspectives and skills that are still glossed over, by academic and professional institutions, as they develop the leaders of the future. Essentially, this book: * Articulates the strategic business case for doing good in a good business; the why, and where this trajectory is leading * Provides strategies to lead authentically on the array of issues that provide key stakeholders - customers, investors, governments and employees - with a greater reason to engage with and build loyalty to the business * Provides strategies to energize and spark innovation among his/her employees in an organization on these issues so that transformative power is harnessed.

Leading Tomorrow

Leading Tomorrow

Maintaining good business leadership in a world of rapidly changing expectations levied by customers, investors, society, governments and employees is a challenge. These stakeholders are increasingly making choices about if or how they support businesses - through the purchase of their products and services, shareholdings and financing, regulatory approvals, and even experiences working for them - based on not just what a business does, but how it does it. We are seeing shifts in stakeholder sentiments that manifest in a greater expectation that businesses work with society in addressing society's contemporary concerns. This greater good that businesses bring is rewarded by a greater brand awareness, connection and loyalty, which in turn provides businesses with an underlying strategic advantage over the competition with its customers, investors and other stakeholders. But this greater good cannot be faked with PR and bought media; in an increasingly connected world populated by an increasingly savvy millennial stakeholder base, authentic leadership and its ability to effect cultural shifts in the DNA of businesses is essential. Failure to do so will likely result in shorter and less successful tenures of Board members and C-suite leaders as this business trend spreads. This book looks at how the emerging generation of leaders must change paradigms and transform their employees to do more than just operate a business. It examines how to effect culture shifts that are necessary to innovate businesses so that they simultaneously meet market needs while meeting stakeholder expectations on concerns as varied as ethical business conduct, labor practices, climate change, responsible use of diminishing natural resources and contribution to socio-economic challenges in their market catchments. These are perspectives and skills that are still glossed over, by academic and professional institutions, as they develop the leaders of the future. Essentially, this book: * Articulates the strategic business case for doing good in a good business; the why, and where this trajectory is leading * Provides strategies to lead authentically on the array of issues that provide key stakeholders - customers, investors, governments and employees - with a greater reason to engage with and build loyalty to the business * Provides strategies to energize and spark innovation among his/her employees in an organization on these issues so that transformative power is harnessed.

Change and Execute

Change and Execute

Author: Kevin E. Phillips Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/01/2021

The business environment is changing at a faster rate than ever, with transformational shifts taking place in every industry and market in the world. These changes create increased risks for companies that remain complacent. However, they also generate opportunity for businesses willing to adapt and evolve. The key is transforming your organization to meet the demands of tomorrow. Change and Execute: How to Transform and Design Your Business for Sustained Success has been written to help you do just that. This book provides strategic insights, solutions, and direction that will empower you to improve your organization by providing definitive actions that will transform potential into productivity to generate sustained success. You are encouraged to use this book to transform your organization and take it to the next level! Features: Shares 10 changes that will have an enormous impact on the future of business over the next 10 years Highlights the importance of maximizing the value companies deliver to customers Shares the increased threats that are now present due to global competition Includes a fascinating case study on how the Golden State Warriors revolutionized the NBA and effectively draws parallels to how business has evolved in the 21st century Explains how changes in the workplace have shifted the perspective of the traditional employee Provides new characteristics and traits leaders need to be successful Examines how policies, processes, procedures, and performance have changed in the workplace Discusses actions companies must take to generate sustained results Describes the risks that are present when you are resistant to change

The Nine Types of Leader

The Nine Types of Leader

Author: James Ashton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/01/2021

Where chief executives and company presidents lead, thousands follow. These elites make excruciatingly difficult calls on strategies which will affect jobs, drive corporate growth and investment and deliver shareholder returns. But their impact is far greater than merely numbers on a balance sheet. Their personalities dramatically set the tone of their organization. Do these people have anything in common? Do they share any similar behaviours and philosophies? The Nine Types of Leader introduce some obvious and some not so obvious types of leader. From the alphas, the campaigners and the lovers, through to the fixers, the founders and the scions, via the sellers, the diplomats and moderns, this book introduces them through stories, anecdotes and insight garnered from hundreds of encounters with world-class leaders. Featuring interviews with industry titans including Jean-Francois Decaux of JC Decaux, Michael Rapino of Live Nation, Ana Botin of Santander, James Daunt of Barnes & Noble and Waterstones, Dame Moya Greene of the Royal Mail and Isabelle Kocher of Engie, it explores how the leaders of tomorrow will improve their game by borrowing from the very best of the nine types of leader that exists today.

You Lead

You Lead

Author: Minter Dial Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/01/2021

Your biggest asset in leadership is you. How can you expect people to trust and believe in you, if you aren't truthful and don't embrace your whole self at work? There is a need for a new kind of leadership; one that bleeds personality and rings true to employees and customers alike who crave authenticity. You Lead argues that business leaders deliver superior results, communities of engagement both inside and outside of the company and true values-driven success when they are themselves and come across as genuine. Bestselling author, Minter Dial, shows readers how embracing your whole self at work encourages people to also be themselves, seek true fulfilment at work and merge the personal and professional to become true followers of what you stand for. You Lead is a call to arms to leaders to stop pretending to be who they are not, and play on their uniqueness and strengths, to allow people to do the same and develop a culture of authenticity and purpose. Learn how you can: - Be yourself, lead by example and merge the professional and personal - Stand for something and allow people to develop true purpose at work - Allow a community to flourish through the right kind of governance model - Radiate your purpose through employees and customers alike for long-term performance

The Leader's Guide to Lateral Thinking Skills

The Leader's Guide to Lateral Thinking Skills

Author: Paul Sloane Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/01/2021

Lateral thinking can help you transform your ability to generate ideas, unlock the creative potential of your team and make your organization more innovative. With a lively, energetic and practical approach, The Leader's Guide to Lateral Thinking Skills will teach you dynamic, up-to-date techniques to unleash the creative energies of your people and show you how to put the techniques to work immediately. Lateral thinking can turn your organization around and make you a better leader. In The Leader's Guide to Lateral Thinking Skills, highly acclaimed author, trainer and presenter Paul Sloane demonstrates how the lateral leader develops the vision, culture and processes that transform a regular business into an innovation hothouse. This book is packed with real-life examples, practical methods and lateral thinking exercises that you can use today.

Neuroscience for Leaders

Neuroscience for Leaders

Author: Dr Nikolaos Dimitriadis, Dr Alexandros Psychogios Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/01/2021

To behave more productively in complex business situations, we need to understand and alter the inner workings of our brain. With insight from applied neuroscience, behavioural economics and psychology, the brain can be retrained and become our most valuable asset. Neuroscience for Leaders takes a practical approach and offers an easy-to-implement framework for making the behavioural changes to become a more effective leader. Drawing on research and practical experience, the authors present a flexible framework for fine-tuning the leadership brain. The Brain Adaptive Leadership approach is a step-by-step guide to enhancing the way you think, understanding and nurturing emotions, shaping automated brain responses, and developing dynamic relations. Neuroscience for Leaders explains both the underlying science and how to apply its findings in business, demonstrating why and how you can become a better leader through brain-based learning. With tools, managerial tips and clear actions to implement the method straight away, Neuroscience for Leaders is an invaluable companion to managers and leaders who want to gain the brain edge.

The Definitive Executive Assistant and Managerial Handbook

The Definitive Executive Assistant and Managerial Handbook

Author: Sue France Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/01/2021

From best-selling author and expert Sue France, The Definitive Executive Assistant & Managerial Handbook is the ultimate guide for anyone who wants to take their career development to the next level. Placing special emphasis on personal leadership development as well as practical skills, you will learn how to manage a small team, climb the career ladder to gain more responsibility, negotiate effectively and confidently manage a project. It will teach you how to recruit and induct staff, make decisions fairly and consistently, build a productive team and environment and get noticed at work. For ambitious Assistants who want to continually improve their skills, The Definitive Executive & Managerial Handbook is an indispensable guide, helping you to maintain your professional image and achieve resounding success.