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Leading With Communication

A Practical Approach to Leadership Communication

Author: Teri Kwal Gamble,Michael W. Gamble

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 145228931X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 328

View: 9076

Leading with Communication, by bestselling authors Teri and Michael Gamble, prepares today's students to acquire skills, develop a global perspective, and master the technology they need to enhance their visibility and credibility as leaders. Addressing leadership from the students' perspective, the book facilitates in readers the ability to nurture their leadership and team-building talents. The book's emphasis on skills, including its focus on developing the global and technological competencies that support the performance of leadership, promotes in students the ability to think critically and imaginatively. With this text, students will learn to communicate effectively as they also learn how to inspire confidence, foster innovation, and build an effective team.

Painless Performance Conversations

A Practical Approach to Critical Day-to-Day Workplace Discussions

Author: Marnie E. Green

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118631706

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 4624

Actionable communication and management strategies for tackling difficult workplace discussions Delivering the uncomfortable news that an employee is not stacking up can be stressful, and managers often have difficulties finding the right words to get their message across. Painless Performance Conversations presents actionable and practical communication and management strategies for any manager looking to effectively influence employee performance. Learn how to focus these conversations for maximum impact on performance, crystallize expectations for what success looks like, and engage employees in solution-finding. Presenting four key mindsets and an easy to use conversation model, this book offers the tangible solutions managers need to tackle critical workplace discussions with poise and professionalism, as well as the tools needed to stay focused in otherwise difficult conversations. Eliminates the pain and fear that leads to procrastination of tough workplace conversations. Reduces the harmful impacts of judgment in performance conversation Helps managers create a culture of ownership and accountability Author Marnie E. Green is a featured blogger for Jobing.com and shares her popular and practical management perspectives in keynotes, webinars, and workshops with thousands of leaders in organizations worldwide Painless Performance Conversations will help you to lead performance-related conversations with confidence and create a culture of workplace accountability.

Organizational Ethics

A Practical Approach

Author: Craig E. Johnson

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483390438

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 544

View: 2929

We are constantly faced with ethical decisions, no matter what organizations we join. The ethical choices we make determine the health of our businesses, schools, government agencies, religious congregations, charities, and other institutions. Our ethical decisions also determine our career success or failure. Bestselling author, Craig E. Johnson, shows how we can develop our ethical competence, just as we develop our abilities to manage or oversee operations. Every chapter of Organizational Ethics: A Practical Approach, Third Edition provides readers with opportunities to apply ethical principles and practices in a variety of settings through self-reflection, analyses, projects, and discussion. Written in a reader-friendly style, each part of the book is layered around organizational behavior. The parts introduce moral theories used in ethical problem-solving; examines individual motivations; looks at the ethical dilemmas of groups, teams, and leaders as well as offers strategies for creating ethical cultures and promoting social responsibility. This book shows how readers can develop their ethical expertise and provides opportunities to practice problem-solving to defend their decisions.

Mass Fatalities

Managing the Community Response

Author: Peter R. Teahen

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439849021

Category: Political Science

Page: 421

View: 1407

A mass fatalities response goes far beyond returning the remains of a loved one to surviving family members. Those charged with this grim but critical responsibility will find themselves immersed in multiple tasks involving diverse individuals, organizations, and priorities. Mass Fatalities: Managing the Community Response examines multiple complex issues while providing practical guidance to communities and responders as they plan for, respond to, and recover from a mass fatalities incident. This book explores the immense array of tasks such as: Managing resources and personnel Protecting a potential crime scene Conducting a comprehensive search and recovery of the remains Identifying and returning the remains and personal effects Ensuring family members of the deceased are treated with compassion, dignity, and respect Making sure responders have the proper tools to complete their responsibilities Providing family members, responders, and the impacted community the necessary support to cope with the physical, spiritual, and emotional stressors of a mass fatalities incident The book explains in detail the functions performed at the mass fatalities operational sites, including the Disaster Site, Victim Identification Center, Family Assistance Center, and Staff Processing Center. It provides organizational charts with job descriptions detailing the roles and responsibilities for an effective leadership team and describes the management of the disaster site, presenting step-by-step procedures for search and recovery. The book also discusses the registration, initial interview, and Notification of Death for family members at the Family Assistance Center and covers best practices for the Victim Identification Center operations. Throughout, chapters emphasize the need for mental health services—exploring the essential elements of providing effective and compassionate support to surviving family members (including children), to responders and their families, and to the community. An increase in catastrophic disasters in recent years has highlighted the need for sound guidance outlining the protocol for handling these events. Mass Fatalities: Managing the Community Response is an indispensable resource for this formidable task. Peter Teahen discusses the book in a video on the CRC Press YouTube channel.

Communication for Business

A Practical Approach

Author: Shirley Taylor

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780273687658

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 429

View: 2849

The fourth edition of Communications for Business is a comprehensive textbook, workbook, and reference book rolled into one. This book will help readers to develop confidence and expertise in composing effective business communications. This book will be helpful to anyone who is working or training to work in an administrative, managerial or secretarial role which demands good communication and business English skills. This book should prove useful to students wishing to take the following examinations: Pitman Qualifications English for Business Communication LCCI Examinations Board English for Business RSA Examinations Board Communication in Business

Leading Through Language

Choosing Words That Influence and Inspire

Author: Bart Egnal

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119087716

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 4383

"Language in the business world is getting in the way of effective leadership. This book examines why language in the workplace is dull, confusing, or simply ineffective. It also considers why these failings undermine those who wish to demonstrate leadership when they speak. The solution is to use the language of leadership, a language that clearly and powerfully brings your ideas to life for your audience. This book teaches how to use words that engage and inspire everyone you speak with or write to. It will explain how to approach all communication as an act of leadership and then to use language that can convey ideas with energy, clarity, and conviction"--

Lead 4 Success

Learn the Essentials of True Leadership

Author: George Hallenbeck

Publisher: Center for Creative Leadership

ISBN: 1604916443

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 1647

Ancient Chinese philosopher Lao-Tzu is often credited with the phrase, “The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” Unfortunately, he had nothing to say about which step was the right one. Your journey to be the leader you want to be begins here. Lead 4 Success sets your development as a leader on the right track, focusing on the four fundamental skills that fuel the thoughts and drive the actions of leaders who make a difference: SELF-AWARENESS, LEARNING AGILITY, COMMUNICATION and INFLUENCE. Each of those essential skills is comprised of other skills. You will learn about all of them in Lead 4 Success. To ensure the success of your leadership journey, use this book as a guide. Its tools and ideas will help you develop and put into practice the skills that you need to demonstrate true leadership.

Leading Change from the Middle

A Practical Guide to Building Extraordinary Capabilities

Author: Jackson Nickerson

Publisher: Brookings Institution Press

ISBN: 0815725221

Category: Political Science

Page: 137

View: 609

Bookshelves abound with theoretical analyses, how-to guides, and personal success stories by famous corporate leaders, public officials, even athletic coaches, expounding on how to lead from the top. But what about those in the middle who are increasingly tasked with trying to reshape, reorient, or recreate the capabilities of an organization? Leading Change from the Middle takes you on the journeys traveled by Kurt Mayer, an information technology executive in the Department of Defense trying to build a new IT system in record time with limited resources, and Stephen Wang, a mid-level leader in city government trying to build a capability for supporting commercial agriculture. Kurt and Stephen have to navigate complex organizational and stakeholder landscapes in which they often have few decision rights and few resources—a common scenario for mid-level leaders. One succeeds; one does not. While following Kurt and Stephen, the book introduces a new approach for increasing the likelihood of successfully leading change. This new approach breaks down into three core strategies: First, identify all relevant stakeholders and partition them into four categories: superordinates, subordinates, customers, and complementors/blockers (those who control needed resources but over whom the leaders have no authority). Second, for each stakeholder category, identify Communications, Strategies, and Tactics (referred to as CoSTS). Third, don’t stimulate negative emotions that make people DEAF—Disrespect, Envy, Anger, and Fear—to efforts to produce change. As the book follows the journeys of Kurt and Stephen, it walks through the details of each strategy. In presenting this material in a concise, accessible, and applicable format that translates theory to practice, Nickerson provides an important service for leaders trying to build extraordinary capabilities for their organizations—from the middle.

Finding the Space to Lead

A Practical Guide to Mindful Leadership

Author: Janice Marturano

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1620402483

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 8840

The complexity and relentless pace of our world places exceptional demands on leaders today. They work incredibly hard and yet feel that they are not meeting their own expectations of excellence. They feel disconnected from their own values and overburdened. By the thousands, they seek out books on leadership skills, time management, and "getting things done,?? but the techniques these volumes offer, useful as they are, don't often don't speak to the leader's fundamental sense that something is missing. Janice Marturano, a senior executive with decades of experience in Fortune 500 corporations, explains how Mindful Leadership training integrates the practice of mindfulness-meditation and self-awareness-with the practical tools of management, enabling leaders to bring a wider range of their capacities to the challenges at hand. We already know from scientific research that mindfulness practices enhance mental health and improve clarity and focus. FINDING THE SPACE shows how this training has specific value for leaders. This is not a new "leadership system?? to add to the burden of already overworked people. It brings the concepts of mindfulness into the everyday life of anyone in a leadership role, through specific exercises that address practical issues-the calendar, schedule, phone usage, meetings, to-do list, and strategic planning, as well as interpersonal challenges such as listening and working with difficult colleagues. Leaders who have experienced mindfulness training report that it provides a "transformative experience?? with significant improvements in innovation, self-awareness, listening, and making better decisions. In FINDING THE SPACE TO LEAD, Marturano masterfully lays out her proven techniques for promoting mindfulness in the busy executive's working life.

Communicate Like a Leader

Connecting Strategically to Coach, Inspire, and Get Things Done

Author: Dianna Booher

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

ISBN: 1626569010

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

View: 9709

Draw Them In, Don't Drive Them Away! People often get promoted to leadership positions without knowing how to communicate an inspiring strategic vision to the people who report to them. So they focus on what they know: tactics, not strategy. As a result, they become stuck in micromanagement mode. Dianna Booher wants to prevent micromanagement before it happens by providing you with the right leadership communication skills. Grounded in extensive research, this book offers practical guidelines to help professionals think, coach, converse, speak, write, meet, and negotiate strategically to deliver results. In thirty-six brief chapters, Booher shows you how to communicate effectively to audiences up and down the organization so you can fulfill your most essential responsibilities as a leader.

Responsive Leadership in Social Services

A Practical Approach for Optimizing Engagement and Performance

Author: Stephen de Groot

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483325059

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

View: 4074

Written for new and experienced social services managers and supervisors alike, Responsive Leadership in Social Services by Stephen de Groot provides the practical tools, strategies, and insights to inspire, motivate, and engage employees and staff. Along with over 100 strategies and two simple tools—the Key Performance Motivators Scale (KPMS) and the Preferred Leadership Profile (PLP)—a wealth of practice wisdom, scholarship, and evidence-based research is presented to demonstrate the role of effective leadership and how it achieves positive client outcomes.

Practical Leadership in Nursing and Health Care

A Multi-Professional Approach

Author: Suzanne Henwood

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1444172352

Category: Medical

Page: 255

View: 2275

This multidisciplinary text is an essential introduction to leadership in health care, combining the underpinning theory with a practical approach to help you come to decisions and solutions in everyday practice. * Written in an accessible and easy to understand style by an international team of practitioners who will engage, inspire and empower you to really make a difference in practice * Evidence based and with a focus on patient care and service delivery to ensure best practice * Includes case studies from a range of disciplines as well as questions and reflective activities to help you apply theory to practice * Provides practical tools from a number of disciplines including NLP, positive psychology, coaching and transactional analysis * Free HodderPlus website provides PowerPoints, case studies, questions, reflection activities and annotated web links This practical guide is an invaluable tool for all students and professionals in nursing and allied health, including radiographers, physical therapists, occupational therapists, dieticians and paramedics.

Leading Clarity

The Breakthrough Strategy to Unleash People, Profit, and Performance

Author: Brad Deutser

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119457254

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 5850

Dynamic factors are constantly measured and identified as contributing to business success. While energy swirls around both traditional and new measures of success, there is one stronghold that is consistently underrated - CLARITY. Clarity is an accelerating business tool, and when missed, often results in a loss of time, money, and effort. The process of clarity is being shared for the first time outside the Deutser client population. It provides an amazing blueprint for creating clarity and has been shown to improve performance, profitability, and ultimately, the viability of the company. When clarity is actively pursued it gives everybody a place to unite, creating employees who are better performing, more engaged and happier and increasingly committed. Clarity is what brings the other pieces together and provides the glue that helps individuals and organizations both survive and thrive.

Leading Beyond the Ego

How to Become a Transpersonal Leader

Author: John Knights,Danielle Grant,Greg Young

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351714449

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 282

View: 2142

The traditional leadership styles of the past are underperforming in a world of continuous transformation. Those that recognise this and learn how to lead beyond their ego will become emotionally intelligent and ethical leaders who are able to build strong, collaborative relationships, and create a caring, sustainable and performance enhancing environment. This new book is rooted in the experience of senior managers and the latest discoveries in neuroscience. It gives you the tools to overcome the challenges faced by new organisational and commercial structures, technological developments, increased diversity and rapid globalisation and succeed. An essential read for current and aspiring organisational leaders, HR professionals, executive coaches and mentors, Leading Beyond the Ego is a vital point of reference for anyone in a leadership position and who wants to embrace this new world and Transpersonal Leadership.

5 Voices

How to Communicate Effectively with Everyone You Lead

Author: Jeremie Kubicek,Steve Cockram

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119111099

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 2619

"5 Voices helps leaders know themselves to lead their team. By discovering your voice and the voices of those around you, you will learn how to connect, communicate, and lead every kind of team member. The 5 Voices of Leadership are: 1. the Pioneer: focused of future vision and how to win 2. the Connector: focused on relational networks, communication, collaboration 3. the Creative: focused on future, organizational integrity, social conscience 4. the Guardian: focused on tradition, money, and resources 5. the Nurturer: focused on people, values, relationships"--

Anticipate

The Art of Leading by Looking Ahead

Author: Rob-Jan Jong

Publisher: AMACOM

ISBN: 0814449085

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 5342

Business schools, leadership gurus, and strategy guides agree-leaders must have a vision. But the sad truth is that most don't...or at least not one that compels, inspires, and energizes their people. How can something so essential be practiced so little in real life? Vision may sound like a rare quality, unattainable by all except a select few-but nothing could be further from the truth. Anyone can expand their visionary capacity. You just need to learn how. In Anticipate, strategy and leadership expert Rob-Jan de Jong explains that to develop vision you must sharpen two key skills. The first is the ability to see things early-spotting the first hints of change on the horizon. The second is the power to connect the dots-turning those clues into a gripping story about the future of your organization and industry. Packed with stories and practices, Anticipate provides proven techniques for looking ahead and exploring many plausible futures-including the author's trademarked FuturePriming process, which helps distinguish signal from noise. You will discover how to: Tap into your imagination and open yourself to the unconventional * Become better at seeing things early * Frame the big-picture view that provides direction for the future * Communicate your vision in a way that engages others and provokes action * And more When you anticipate change before your competitors, you create enormous strategic advantage. That's what visionaries do...and now so can you.

The Long-Distance Leader

Rules for Remarkable Remote Leadership

Author: Kevin Eikenberry,Wayne Turmel

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

ISBN: 1523094621

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 8486

Leadership first, location second As more organizations adopt a remote workforce, the challenges of leading at a distance become more urgent than ever. The cofounders of the Remote Leadership Institute, Kevin Eikenberry and Wayne Turmel, show leaders how to guide their teams by recalling the foundational principles of leadership. The authors' “Three-O” Model refocuses leaders to think about outcomes, others, and ourselves—elements of leadership that remain unchanged, whether employees are down the hall or halfway around the world. By pairing it with the Remote Leadership Model, which emphasizes using technology as a tool and not a distraction, leaders are now able to navigate the terrain of managing teams wherever they are. Filled with exercises that ensure projects stay on track, keep productivity and morale high, and build lasting relationships, this book is the go-to guide for leading, no matter where people work.

Leading in English

How to Confidently Communicate and Inspire Others in the International Workplace

Author: D. Vincent Varallo,Stephan M. Mardyks,Joerg Schmitz

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119361303

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 192

View: 1122

A Guide for English communication amongst international professionals Leading in English provides a valuable resource for more effective international business communication. Whether you're a non-native English speaker working in English every day, or a native speaker working with non-native speakers, this book levels the playing field with a host of insights and tips using real-time examples. Through shared experiences and an engaging narrative, you'll gain confidence as you build the skills you need to communicate more effectively in the workplace. Impart information, relate to coworkers, or just have a friendly chat—this book helps remove uncertainty and streamline interactions. Whether language is a small stumbling block or a large hurdle in your workplace, this book can help you overcome the issues and be happier, more confident, and more effective at your job. Communication is tremendously important in the workplace. When English presents a barrier, removing that obstacle must be priority number one. This book helps you do that, with expert insight, practical tips, and a bit of humor to help shift your perspective. Boost your confidence as a non-native English speaker Work more effectively with coworkers and clients Speak more confidently to an international audience Strengthen your communication skills in all areas In the course of a single work day, you have many one-to-one conversations, several group conversations, and maybe even a presentation or two–wouldn't it be nice to know that you've been heard, understood, and correctly interpreted? English is a tricky language, but there are ways around the issues that tend to trip up non-native speakers. Leading in English shows you how to clear the air and communicate more effectively at any level of English proficiency.

From Smart to Wise

Acting and Leading with Wisdom

Author: Prasad Kaipa,Navi Radjou

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118331850

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 2120

A fresh and timely approach to nurturing wise, resilient, and flexible leadership in a world of growing complexity Leaders tend to obstinately stick to the leadership style that brought them most success in the past, usually one of two extreme styles: functional leadership that focuses on operational excellence or smart leadership that focuses on growth. When a leader's focus is too functional, the organization becomes introverted and can focus too much on bottom-line profitability while missing out on top-line growth opportunities. But when leaders focus too much on smart leadership, the organization may experience quick growth but lose its effectiveness quickly. From Smart to Wise offers a new approach that balances the two styles to achieve a form of wise leadership that is both functional and smart. Drawing on inspiring real-life stories of historical and contemporary wise leaders such as Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, and even Mahatma Gandhi, the authors identify six characteristics of wise leaders and offer a practical framework to help readers develop their own style of wise leadership. A timely and innovative approach to leadership Written by noted speakers who conduct dozens of keynote speeches and workshops, training thousands of people annually

The Art of Change Leadership

Driving Transformation In a Fast-Paced World

Author: Cheryl Cran

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119124751

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 1900

Be an transformational leader during times of rapid organizational change The Art of Change Leadership represents a major milestone in the study of change leadership. An approachable yet thorough guide for leaders and team members that illustrates how to increase speed and agility during times of intense technological innovation and fast change, this resource focuses on the ways in which you, as an individual, can harness your unique abilities to lead cultural change and personal leadership in a positive and proactive way. Through eleven comprehensive chapters, explore the need for increased human brain speed, how to improve your focus, the body/mind connection, agility within a team setting, improving productivity, communication with your team, and more. Technology, globalization, evolving business models—these are just some of the variables impacting the competitive landscapes across virtually all industries. To keep up with the changes that these and other factors are creating, it is critical that you are able to understand what change leadership is, why it is important, and how you can leverage it in your workplace to positively impact your company. Explore research on change leadership vs. change management to improve business Leverage technology to improve productivity and adaptability to rapid change Evolutionary approaches to change leadership that include energy management and innovative mindset approaches Discover questionnaires, assessments and quizzes to assess your change leadership agilities The Art of Change Leadership is a (r)evolutionary text that prepares you to increase your team's speed and agility, and to thrive in today's continually evolving business environment.

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