This thought-provoking and engaging book is for you, whatever your seniority, in the private or public sector - if you are curious about the role and purpose of leadership in a turbulent world. It will help you become a more agile leader through understanding and integrating your ego, eco and intuitive intelligence. You will gain a deeper understanding of your unique leadership blend through a short diagnostic inventory, bringing insight about your strengths and what may be tripping you up. The book offers tips, ideas and practical suggestions on how to develop your ability to use the three intelligences in order to expand your leadership repertoire. It will help you enable the teams you lead to be more flexible, responsive and autonomous. The authors have drawn on their vast experience from the boardroom to the shop floor, the classroom and research around the world, to write an easy-to-digest yet ground-breaking book that deals with the root causes of today's twenty-first century leadership challenges. Its contents are straightforward and widely applicable.
This thought-provoking and engaging book is for you, whatever your seniority, in the private or public sector – if you are curious about the role and purpose of leadership in a turbulent world. It will help you become a more agile leader through understanding and integrating your ego, eco and intuitive intelligence. You will gain a deeper understanding of your unique leadership blend through a short diagnostic inventory, bringing insight about your strengths and what may be tripping you up. The book offers tips, ideas and practical suggestions on how to develop your ability to use the three intelligences in order to expand your leadership repertoire. It will help you enable the teams you lead to be more flexible, responsive and autonomous. The authors have drawn on their vast experience from the boardroom to the shop floor, the classroom and research around the world, to write an easy-to-digest yet ground-breaking book that deals with the root causes of today’s twenty-first-century leadership challenges. Its contents are straightforward and widely applicable.
The global higher education sector has changed dramatically as universities continue to face unprecedented challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. Many are struggling to navigate this crisis while maintaining high-quality course delivery, ensuring strong student recruitment numbers, and providing clear communication to staff and students. Issues have emerged at an exponential rate, and coping with the pandemic has been particularly difficult for universities as they serve several functions, such as being educational institutions as well as major employers. Leadership and Management Strategies for Creating Agile Universities reflects on the challenges that higher education institutions have faced during the pandemic and the associated projected socio-economic impact yet to be felt. It also considers how different universities have addressed the challenges so as to learn what has and has not worked and speculates what future implications exist for the vision of a new higher education sector in a changing world. Covering topics such as developmental leadership, IT governance, and lifelong learning, it is ideal for policymakers, industry professionals, academicians, researchers, governors, decision makers, teachers, and students.
What should senior managers do in the face of the unrelenting change that confronts them today? In the context of such uncertainty, there is one unifying need: leadership. When the going gets tough, the tough exercise leadership. Equally, tough times call for soft skills. Make no mistake -- in turbulent times, leadership is the prerequisite of the survival and future success of your business. USE THE HEADWINDS OF CHANGE TO YOUR ADVANTAGE WHEN EVERYONE ELSE IS BEING BLOWN OFF COURSE How do you lead when the world just won’t stand still? Leading in Turbulent Times is based on exclusive interviews with the frontline leaders who know how to adapt to rapid change and how to help their companies overcome the challenging obstacles they face. When change is the name of the game, the best leaders focus on passion; communication; and vision. Kevin Kelly and Gary Hayes spoke to the following global leaders, so that you can hear it like it is. Talal Alzain, Bahrain Mumtalakat Holding Company John Brock, Coca Cola Enterprises Sam DiPiazza, PwC Edward Dolman, Christie's International Henry Fernandez, MSCI Barra Mark Frissora, CEO Hertz Corporation Victor Fung, Li & Fung Tom Glocer, Thomson Reuters Kris Gopalakrishnan, Infosys George Halvorson, Kaiser Permanante Wang Jianzhou, China Mobile Kazuyasu Kato, Kirin Holdings K V Kamath, ICICI Bank Bijan Khosrowshahi, Fuji Fire & Marine Yorihiko Kojima, Mitsubishi Anand Mahindra, Mahindra & Mahindra Alexei Mordashov, Severstal Takeshi Niinami, Lawson Nick Stephan, Phoenix Partners Group Linda Wolf, Wal-Mart Find out how these top-performing executives are navigating through uncertain times and use the book’s ‘Leading in turbulent times checklist’ to make sure your company rides out the winds of change.
Ever feel like you and your team are stretched across multiple demands or that the goal posts change constantly? Never before have businesses felt so acutely this constant need to adapt, pivot and change tack. This book will teach you how you can not only survive in the context of digital transformation, but also thrive and grow, by adopting a powerful agile leadership model. This new and revised edition of The Agile Leader lays out clearly in eight steps how agile leaders empower their team to make decision quickly, evaluate correctly where the biggest opportunities are and mould their strategies around market dynamics and ever-changing needs. If there's one leadership skill that successful businesses have in spades, it's the ability to enable teams to adapt and grow within complex eco-systems of clients, partners and suppliers. By focusing on teamwork and collaboration, as well as promoting shared decision making and ruthless prioritizing, leaders can transform the way they work as well as how their teams function to make them more malleable. Simon Hayward is an agile leadership expert. In this new edition of this successful book, he distills years of leadership and agile research into an actionable 8 step plan, brought to life with examples of agile digital businesses. Learn how to become agile and make digital transformation and delivery part of your business as usual.
A sense of not belonging, that we are not accepted or valued at work can be enormously detrimental to our psychological well-being and sense of self, and can impact engagement, motivation and performance. Based on extensive research, this accessible and practical book helps leaders understand the implications of belonging on our well-being and performance and equips them with the insight and tools to ensure their employees have a sense of belonging at work, through: establishing connections and developing meaningful relationships, identifying and leveraging values and strengths, developing their awareness of diversity and unconscious bias, fostering a psychologically safe environment in which all can speak up, developing an inclusive leadership mindset and challenging negative thinking patterns. The strategies and tips provided will allow readers to ensure they too have a strong sense of belonging at work. This book is designed for leaders in organisations who are responsible for the performance and well-being of their teams and for anyone who has experienced a sense of not belonging and wants to understand how to develop a sense of belonging now and in the future. It will also be of value to HR professionals and coaches, who are seeking to develop positive, inclusive workplaces.
Publisher: Academic Conferences and publishing limited
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
This book provides 16 case histories from universities which have been successful in facing up to the challenges of the 21st Century. The initiatives described here vary enormously as do the institutions and countries from where they come, and this gives the reader an idea of the wide range of issues which require addressing. The book has contributions from Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Finland, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, the UK and the USA.
How can leaders promote diversity, equality and inclusion? What does it mean to let go of leadership? How do learning, feedback and coaching help us become better leaders? Following the success of Leading Beyond the Ego, this book shows how to apply transpersonal leadership – practiced leaders who are radical, ethical, authentic and act beyond their own interests to create high-performing organisations – in a wide range of contexts. It considers the attributes of transpersonal leaders and how they transform organisations by building strong, collaborative relationships and a caring, sustainable and performance-enhancing environment. Shining a light on the way forward for senior leaders and HR and talent professionals, the book covers: Characteristics of transpersonal leaders such as purpose, ethics and adult development Impact of transpersonal leaders on global organisations, during digital transformation and change and through crises Case studies of transpersonal leadership in different contexts including in India and East Asia, when leading remotely, in HR and politics Transpersonal Leadership in Action is essential reading for senior leaders, HR professionals and those responsible for leader and organisational development.
This is the first book to fully adapt the principles of agility for government leaders who want to make their organizations more effective and nimble while better serving their public mission. This practical resource will equip government leaders at all levels with evidence-based, hands-on guidance for transforming their organizations, enabling them to better serve the public and their customers. While many books focus on organizational agility for leaders of for-profit companies, this is the first one tailored to the unique requirements government leaders face. They must find a way to accomplish their mission while navigating constant change. Government leaders at all levels must maneuver their organizations through new, often complex challenges, ranging from new laws that impact their agencies, new technologies, changes in leadership, and unexpected events. By explaining how to manage and organize work differently, this guide will help leaders weather the storm of that constant change so they can help their agencies realize their missions and serve the public interest.
The Age of Agility: Building Learning Agile Leaders and Organizations focuses on learning agility, one of the most important trends in the business world during the past decade. Surveys have found that learning agility is the most frequently used criterion to measure leadership potential. Yet despite this popularity there is a need to more systematically examine the construct. This volume brings together more than 50 authors with backgrounds in both academic research and talent management practice to address crucial questions such as: What specifically is learning agility? How many facets or dimensions does it have? How do we measure it? And how can it be developed in leaders and organizations? This book enhances our knowledge of learning agility, distilling and synthesizing scientific evidence with best practices and examining the construct through both practical and scientific lenses.
An invaluable contribution to the area of leadership studies, the Handbook of International and Cross-Cultural Leadership Research Processes: Perspectives, Practice, Instruction brings together renowned authors with diverse cultural, academic, and practitioner backgrounds to provide a comprehensive overview and analysis of all stages of the research process. The handbook centers around authors’ international research reflections and experiences, with chapters that reflect and analyze various research experiences in order to help readers learn about the integrity of each stage of the international leadership research process with examples and discussions. Part I introduces philosophical traditions of the leadership field and discusses how established leadership and followership theories and approaches sometimes fail to capture leadership realities of different cultures and societies. Part II focuses on methodological challenges and opportunities. Scholars share insights on their research practices in different stages of international and cross-cultural studies. Part III is forward-looking in preparing readers to respond to complex realities of the leadership field: teaching, learning, publishing, and applying international and cross-cultural leadership research standards with integrity. The unifying thread amongst all the chapters is a shared intent to build knowledge of diverse and evolving leadership practices and phenomena across cultures and societies. The handbook is an excellent resource for a broad audience including scholars across disciplines and fields, such as psychology, management, history, cognitive science, economics, anthropology, sociology, and medicine, as well as educators, consultants, and graduate and doctoral students who are interested in understanding authentic leadership practices outside of the traditional Western paradigm.
In recent years, there has been an increased emphasis placed on the role of creativity and innovation in critical areas such as thinking and problem-solving, self-management, stress tolerance and flexibility, education, sustainability, and the new normal caused by COVID-19. Though creativity is a crucial cognitive skill and innovation is a requirement to meet the challenges of today and tomorrow, these concepts must be thoroughly examined and considered as they are often misunderstood and underestimated. Achieving Sustainability Using Creativity, Innovation, and Education: A Multidisciplinary Approach discusses important issues surrounding human creativity and innovation as well as how education can develop cognitive abilities and skills and be improved to meet future challenges and demands using creativity and innovation. Covering topics such as creative leadership and problem-solving skills, it is ideal for practitioners, academicians, managers, policymakers, consultants, development specialists, researchers, instructors, and students.