Released on 2003-01-14Categories Education

Strategic Leadership and Educational Improvement

Strategic Leadership and Educational Improvement

Author: Margaret Preedy

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0761940588

Category: Education

Page: 326

View: 941

This book is an essential resource for providers and students of postgraduate level courses in educational management and leadership development for head teacher induction programs. It is also suitable for use on short courses and for practitioners occupying or aspiring to leadership roles in schools, colleges and other educational organizations.
Released on 2008-12-01Categories Business & Economics

Strategic Leadership

Strategic Leadership

Author: Mark Grandstaff PhD

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

ISBN: 9781523096183

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 370

View: 567

Think Like a General…Lead Like an Executive “At their center, great organizations such as America's armed forces are the product of great leaders. This fantastic book reveals the keys to success within the military culture, as well as relevant and practical application tools for creating strong leaders today.” —Stephen R. Covey, author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and The 8th Habit: From Effectiveness to Greatness What distinguishes strategic leadership? According to top U.S. Army generals, the difference lies in the discipline of thinking. Because the problems strategic leaders face are often multi-faceted and can involve ethical dilemmas, these leaders must move beyond thinking tactically and take a longer term, broader approach to finding solutions. Through the U.S. Army War College and other senior-service colleges, the Army teaches strategic thinking to its officers, developing some of the most esteemed leaders of our time. Strategic Leadership: The General's Art provides aspiring leaders with an understanding of the behavior and competencies that make a good strategic leader. In line with the curriculum followed by senior officers attending the U.S. Army War College, this book teaches leaders how to think strategically in a volatile, uncertain environment and thereby to provide transformational leadership and shape outcomes. With contributions from senior military leaders as well as experts in the fields of strategic leadership, systems and critical thinking, and corporate culture, this invaluable reference shows readers how to move from mid-level manager to strategic-thinking senior executive. Strategic Leadership: The General's Art provides aspiring leaders with an understanding of the behavior and competencies that make a good strategic leader. In line with the curriculum followed by senior officers attending the U.S. Army War College, this book teaches leaders how to think strategically in a volatile, uncertain environment and thereby to provide transformational leadership and shape outcomes. With contributions from senior military leaders as well as experts in the fields of strategic leadership, systems and critical thinking, and corporate culture, this invaluable reference shows readers how to move from mid-level manager to strategic-thinking senior executive.
Released on 2022-08-05Categories Business & Economics

The Enactment of Strategic Leadership

The Enactment of Strategic Leadership

Author: Darko Tipurić

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783031037993

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 323

View: 967

This Open Access book explores the meaning and roles that strategy and leadership play in our lives. Based on decades of experience, the author contemplates whether we believe strategic leadership exists because it actually exists, or whether it exists because we believe it does? Both answers are true. The author argues that the duality of the essence of strategic leadership is clear. It may appear to be personalised, or it may seem to be an important characteristic of the organization enacted everywhere where there is guidance. In fact, the discussion about strategic leadership raises more questions. In this thought-provoking book, the author puts forward a robust critical assessment of one of the most widely used concepts in management research and practice. Beginning with an ontological and historical discussion around which the concept of strategic leadership has developed, the book continues to discuss the phenomenon of strategic leadership. Utilising a post-modern perspective and by heavily drawing on concepts such as hegemony and ideology, the author then discusses the role of organizational culture and networks, as well as the underlying tensions that come associated with strategic leadership.
Released on 2013-09-01Categories Business & Economics

Visionary Strategic Leadership

Visionary Strategic Leadership

Author: David L. Rainey

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 9781623963156

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 303

View: 171

The book represents a dramatic step forward in discussing the principles, processes, and practices of visionary strategic leadership. While most of the existing literature covers the subject from organizational and management perspectives, the book focuses on a holistic view of the corporation and all of the supporting entities and customers and stakeholders. The book addresses new theories, methods and practices that are in line with 21st century dynamics. The book is on the cutting edge of thought and practice. It discusses constructs based on the integration of the social, economic, ethical, technological and environmental considerations. Examples are taken from numerous industries in the U.S., Europe, Pacific Rim and South America. The book portrays the global phenomenon. The discussions are based on real world needs and expectations. There is a huge audience of executives, professionals and practitioners who need to understand the opportunities and challenges of today and in the future. There are scholars, professors and business leaders who will view these perspectives as real world approaches being practiced by global corporations today.
Released on 2014-08-15Categories History

Sir William Howe: A Study In Failed Strategic Leadership

Sir William Howe: A Study In Failed Strategic Leadership

Author: Colonel Brian Joseph McHugh

Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing

ISBN: 9781782897606

Category: History

Page: 37

View: 309

This paper examines the strategic leadership competencies of British General William Howe during the American Revolution (1775-1778). During the American War of Independence, General Howe displayed periodic tactical brilliance and operational competence but consistent strategic ineptitude. After arriving in America, Howe was quickly thrust into the position of Commander-in-Chief of British Forces and General of North America. Howe’s lack of self-awareness, ineptness in managing the personalities of his subordinate commanders, personal biases, and lack of political savvy resulted in the strategic failure of the British war effort. Howe’s difficulty in transitioning from tactical, through operational to the strategic level provides a useful example as to the dramatically different challenges faced by current leaders as they prepare for and address similar challenges in our contemporary operational and strategic environment.
Released on 2008Categories Civil-military relations

Dissent and Strategic Leadership of the Military Professions

Dissent and Strategic Leadership of the Military Professions

Author: Don M. Snider

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000139802502

Category: Civil-military relations

Page: 38

View: 499

One of the central difficulties to a right understanding of American civil-military relations is the nature of the U.S. military. Are our armed forces just obedient bureaucracies like most of the Executive branch, or are they vocational professions granted significant autonomy and a unique role in these relationships because of their expert knowledge and their expertise to apply it in the defense of America? To large measure, the answer to this question should determine the behavior of the strategic leaders of these professions, including the uncommon behavior of public dissent. Using the "Revolt of the Generals" in 2006 as stimulus, the author develops from the study of military professions the critical trust relationships that should have informed their individual decisions to dissent. After doing so, he makes recommendations for the restoration of the professions' ethic in this critical area of behavior by the senior officers who are the professions' strategic leaders.
Released on 2003Categories Business & Economics

The Art and Discipline of Strategic Leadership

The Art and Discipline of Strategic Leadership

Author: Mike Freedman

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies

ISBN: UOM:39076002380967

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 218

View: 522

"The strategy process Mike Freedman so ably discusses has been put to work at La-Z-Boy. You will come away from The Art and Discipline of Strategic Leadership better equipped to not only think more incisively about future competitive advantage, but your organization will have greater strategic focus at every level, beginning with the top management team."--Gerald L. Kiser, President & Chief Executive Officer, La-Z-Boy Incorporated A powerful new approach to strategy setting from a worldwide leader in strategic thinking Written by a leading consultant at Kepner-Tregoe, one of the world's most respected strategy consulting groups, The Art and Discipline of Strategic Leadership goes far beyond most other strategy books to offer business strategists an integrated five-phase model for setting and implementing strategy. Proven effective at a diverse range of organizations worldwide, the model provides executives with a powerful framework for assessing and tweaking current strategy, or charting a bold new strategic course. Encompassing all the critical phases of the strategic process, The Art and Discipline of Strategic Leadership shows readers how to: Gather and analyze strategic intelligence Craft a strategy Develop an implementation plan Take action Monitor progress and more Throughout, key points are illustrated with case examples from a diverse range of organizations, including Hallmark, Hong Kong and China Gas, Lockheed Martin, Savoy Hotel Group, and others.
Released on 2016-10-11Categories Business & Economics

The Strategic Leader's Roadmap

The Strategic Leader's Roadmap

Author: Harbir Singh

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9781613630778

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 132

View: 410

We can all become strategic leaders if we stay on the right path. Even a strong leader can flounder without an effective strategy, and the most powerful strategy can fail without the right leader. Only those who master and integrate both skills can effectively navigate the challenges that lay ahead for today's organizations. The authors offer a 6-point checklist for leading strategically that will help managers strengthen their capacity to develop strategy and to lead its execution.
Released on 2004Categories Business & Economics

The Nature of Leadership

The Nature of Leadership

Author: John Antonakis

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0761927158

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 452

View: 462

More than ever before, leadership is seen as critical for the proper functioning of societies and social institutions. Written by a team of leading experts, The Nature of Leadership will provide compelling answers to the most vexing questions surrounding leadership: Is leadership measurable? Are there traits that reliably distinguish leaders from nonleaders? Does the situation matter? Are there differences in women's and men's leadership styles? Is ethical leadership effective leadership? Are elements of leadership culturally bounded whereas other elements are universal? Does vision really matter? Can leadership be developed? --COVER.
Released on 2021-04-07Categories Business & Economics

Strategic Management

Strategic Management

Author: Richard Lynch

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781529760330

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 769

View: 284

The 9th edition of Strategic Management offers comprehensive coverage of all the core areas of business strategy with a strong global perspective. Key features: Balanced coverage of prescriptive and emergent models of strategic management. Application of strategic theory to new areas including technology and innovation strategy, sustainability and green strategy, entrepreneurial strategy and public sector strategy. Major revisions to chapters on Strategic Purpose, Knowledge and Networks, Theories of Entrepreneurship and International and Global Strategy in line with key developments. 20 brand new cases and updated case material throughout exploring the shifting economic fortunes of companies around the world, the rise of developing nations and rapid changes in communications and technology including the impact of the Corona virus. Range of tools within the book and online to support your learning including key strategic principles, strategic project ideas, critical reflections, questions and further reading. Richard Lynch is Emeritus Professor of Strategic Management at Middlesex University, London.
Released on 1999-04-16Categories Business & Economics

Strategic Management for the Public Services

Strategic Management for the Public Services

Author: Paul Joyce

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 9780335231966

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 191

This is an accessible introduction to the theory and practice of strategic management in the public sector. It is written for new and experienced managers, undergraduate and postgraduate students of the public services. Strategic Management for the Public Services: provides an understanding of the theory of strategic management introduces ideas which guide the effective practice of strategic management in the public services (and which do not copy blindly private sector habits) gives conceptual tools and material (in the form of worksheets) which can be used to carry out analysis and planning explores key issues for public sector managers including governance, involving the public, transformational strategies, managing crisis, and interorganizational strategic planning draws on research from various countries examines how strategic management can be applied and developed to help improve the public services.
Released on 2016-08-01Categories Business & Economics

Essentials of Strategic Management

Essentials of Strategic Management

Author: Thomas Wunder

Publisher: Schäffer-Poeschel

ISBN: 9783791038223

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 250

View: 789

Written in English, this practice-oriented textbook covers all stages of the strategy process. Besides strategic analysis and strategy development, the true challenges of strategic management, which is operationalization and implementation on various levels, will also be considered in detail. Further focus: current issues like business modelling and strategy alignment. Ideal for English-language events at universities in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Advanced, compact, pragmatic, practice-oriented! Including extensive exercises and practice-oriented case studies for students Including teaching aids for lecturers