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Management: leadership & motivation

See below for a selection of the latest books from Management: leadership & motivation category. Presented with a red border are the Management: leadership & motivation books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Management: leadership & motivation books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

The 10 Stories Great Leaders Tell

The 10 Stories Great Leaders Tell

Author: Paul Smith Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2019

Leading Lean

Leading Lean

Author: Jean Dahl Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/08/2019

From the startup to corporate giant, companies are facing massive amounts of disruption. More than ever before, organizations need nimble and responsive leaders who know how to exploit the opportunities that change brings. In this insightful book, senior executive Jean Dahl takes a hard look at how leadership needs to be redefined in this age of disruption by embracing lean principles. Drawing on nearly three decades of corporate experience, Dahl lays out a new holistic approach to developing today's lean leaders. She shares personal experiences and compelling real-world case studies to explain the steps needed to get you and your company to embrace and respond to change proactively. Learn how to build a lean culture within your organization Discover the five dimensions of lean leadership and the skills and abilities involved Learn how to apply the seven steps necessary to become a lean leader Build a culture of continuous change within your organization by implementing the seven steps to building a lean culture

Literature and Leadership The Role of the Narrative in Organizational Sensemaking

Literature and Leadership The Role of the Narrative in Organizational Sensemaking

Author: John R Shoup, Troy W. Hinrichs Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/08/2019

Great literature provides didactic commentaries on universal themes in the drama of life and provide visceral lessons on leadership. The careful reading of timeless novels position readers to emerge as astute protagonists in their own story in context of the grander narrative and internalize universal themes of the human story. Students of the great works of literature also emerge culturally literate with a better understanding of themselves and others in relation to nobler virtues, traditions, and purposes. In addition to demonstrating great works of literature as being among the first formal books on leadership, this book makes explicit connections between the study of literature and the research found in leadership and management studies. This book: Provides a bridge between the robust literary world and the leadership and management genre. Demonstrates how language and literature uniquely develops leaders to have a sophisticated understanding of historical and contemporary cultures, events, and people. Documents how powerful narratives either promote or diminish human flourishing. Illustrate the usefulness of all great literature and stories in shaping, engaging, and compelling work place narratives that inspire and engage the collective. Equip leaders and managers with the knowledge and skills to embrace the drama of leadership and engage in meaningful sense-making to help organizations thrive. Encourage readers to be connoisseurs of great works of literature and include such works in their leadership libraries. This book is ideal for the initiated and uninitiated in the study of literature and leadership by making explicit complementary and relevant insights to make reading and leading much more meaningful. Those unfamiliar with great literature will gain a deeper appreciation for books to serve as tutors and mentors in the ways of leadership and become more discerning readers. Those unfamiliar with the leadership genre will improve their acumen to use endearing and enduring narratives to influence people and organizations.

The Essential Guide to Studying Abroad From Success in the Classroom to a Fulfilling Career

The Essential Guide to Studying Abroad From Success in the Classroom to a Fulfilling Career

This book is an indispensable how-to-guide on flourishing when studying abroad, and how to use an international education to begin a fulfilling career after graduation. Written in an engaging and accessible style, using many examples, case studies and links to resources, the book reduces the stress of studying abroad. Covering all aspects of the international student experience - inside and outside the classroom - the book encourages young people to perform their very best and succeed in their new environment. International students preparing for cross cultural learning and recent graduates looking for employment will find this book both practical and inspiring.

The Essential Guide to Studying Abroad From Success in the Classroom to a Fulfilling Career

The Essential Guide to Studying Abroad From Success in the Classroom to a Fulfilling Career

This book is an indispensable how-to-guide on flourishing when studying abroad, and how to use an international education to begin a fulfilling career after graduation. Written in an engaging and accessible style, using many examples, case studies and links to resources, the book reduces the stress of studying abroad. Covering all aspects of the international student experience - inside and outside the classroom - the book encourages young people to perform their very best and succeed in their new environment. International students preparing for cross cultural learning and recent graduates looking for employment will find this book both practical and inspiring.

I'm Not The Boss

I'm Not The Boss

Author: Howard Jonas Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/08/2019

A few years ago, there were hundreds of dot com millionaires. When the Internet bubble burst and the smoke cleared, few of those titans were left standing. Howard Jonas and his company, IDT, were among the few survivors, and IDT now ranks among the top players in the telecommunications field. Maybe it's got something to do with Jonas. His quirky personality is anything but average. He doesn't run IDT the way Wall Street wants him to. He does it his way, and his attitude toward business and life strongly grounded in his traditional Jewish values is refreshingly uncommon.

Leadership and Wisdom Lessons from folklore

Leadership and Wisdom Lessons from folklore

Author: Matt Statler Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/08/2019

Leadership and Wisdom: Lessons from Folklore gives business students and practitioners the opportunity to re-read tales, poems, myths and fables that have been selected and interpreted by leading management scholars and practitioners in order to translate the world's folk wisdom into actionable lessons. Most, if not all, cultures and civilizations possess narratives that teach how to make sense of the world and how to respond to challenges with wisdom. These sources provide a foundation for character development and leadership, as well as decision-making in ambiguous and uncertain circumstances, or when facing paradoxes or dilemmas. Indeed, the protagonists of such folk tales offer exemplary illustrations of virtue and vice and of the moral implications that follow from each. Management and organization scholars have focused more and more on what wisdom traditions can teach us about leadership and organizational behavior, and this is the first book designed to bring this research to students. Statler and Kupers have assembled a world class team of contributors. Each is tasked with picking a folk story that is near and dear to them, and reflecting on the lessons offered for management practice. Each contribution will respond to the same categories of analysis, ensuring consistency throughout. Questions at the end of each chapter give students the opportunity to reflect on what they have learned. This book promises to be a delightful read for all students of leadership, management, and organizational studies.

Leadership and Wisdom Lessons from folklore

Leadership and Wisdom Lessons from folklore

Author: Matt Statler Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/08/2019

Leadership and Wisdom: Lessons from Folklore gives business students and practitioners the opportunity to re-read tales, poems, myths and fables that have been selected and interpreted by leading management scholars and practitioners in order to translate the world's folk wisdom into actionable lessons. Most, if not all, cultures and civilizations possess narratives that teach how to make sense of the world and how to respond to challenges with wisdom. These sources provide a foundation for character development and leadership, as well as decision-making in ambiguous and uncertain circumstances, or when facing paradoxes or dilemmas. Indeed, the protagonists of such folk tales offer exemplary illustrations of virtue and vice and of the moral implications that follow from each. Management and organization scholars have focused more and more on what wisdom traditions can teach us about leadership and organizational behavior, and this is the first book designed to bring this research to students. Statler and Kupers have assembled a world class team of contributors. Each is tasked with picking a folk story that is near and dear to them, and reflecting on the lessons offered for management practice. Each contribution will respond to the same categories of analysis, ensuring consistency throughout. Questions at the end of each chapter give students the opportunity to reflect on what they have learned. This book promises to be a delightful read for all students of leadership, management, and organizational studies.

Asian Women Leadership A Cross-National and Cross-Sector Comparison

Asian Women Leadership A Cross-National and Cross-Sector Comparison

Author: Chin Chung (University of Nebraska Omaha, USA) Chao Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/08/2019

This book is an interdisciplinary anthology grounded in scholarly research that offers a concise but in-depth examination and exposition of leadership that help readers better grasp the basics of the various aspects of Asian leadership and examines the practices of Asian women leadership across sectors in Asian and western countries. While many leadership books effectively describe leadership styles and/or outline various approaches to leadership, this book focuses on Asian women leadership and illustrates performed styles, experiences, opportunities, challenges, management strategies across sectors ranging from higher education, business, nonprofit organizations, media industry, politics, social movement to immigrants using both quantitative and qualitative approaches. It can serve as a handy reference for aspiring women leaders, academic researchers, general readers, and students who want to study Asian women leadership, work in Asian societies, and/or work with Asians.

Asian Women Leadership A Cross-National and Cross-Sector Comparison

Asian Women Leadership A Cross-National and Cross-Sector Comparison

Author: Chin Chung (University of Nebraska Omaha, USA) Chao Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/08/2019

This book is an interdisciplinary anthology grounded in scholarly research that offers a concise but in-depth examination and exposition of leadership that help readers better grasp the basics of the various aspects of Asian leadership and examines the practices of Asian women leadership across sectors in Asian and western countries. While many leadership books effectively describe leadership styles and/or outline various approaches to leadership, this book focuses on Asian women leadership and illustrates performed styles, experiences, opportunities, challenges, management strategies across sectors ranging from higher education, business, nonprofit organizations, media industry, politics, social movement to immigrants using both quantitative and qualitative approaches. It can serve as a handy reference for aspiring women leaders, academic researchers, general readers, and students who want to study Asian women leadership, work in Asian societies, and/or work with Asians.

Designed Leadership

Designed Leadership

Author: Moura (Professor, Strategic Design) Quayle Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/08/2019

Great leaders aspire to manage by design --with a sense of purpose and foresight. But too few leaders incorporate the proven practices and principles of the design disciplines. Lessons learned from the world of design, when applied to management, can turn leaders into collaborative, creative, deliberate, and accountable visionaries. Design thinking loosens the mind and activates innovation. It creates the conditions for employees to thrive and for all kinds of businesses to succeed. In Designed Leadership, the strategic-design scholar and urban-systems designer Moura Quayle shares her plan for integrating design and leadership, translating processes, principles, and practices from years of experience into tools of change for professional leaders. Quayle describes the key concepts of designed leadership, such as make values explicit and learn from natural systems, showing how strategic design can spur individual creativity and harness collective energy. For managers at any level, Designed Leadership uses original visuals and field-tested examples to teach the kind of thinking, theorizing, and practicing that result in long-lasting high performance in the workplace and beyond.