Every leader desires to be a healthy one, while every follower wants his leader to be healthy. The presence of healthy leaders brings blessing and peace to the community, while their absence results in much pain for the people and dysfunctionality for the organization. But, what does ¿healthy¿ mean? Humble, gentle, protective, upright, honest, decisive, able to teach, responsible, visionary, self-giving... the list can go on and on. However, the longer the list, the less likely we¿ll be motivated to try to become such a leader ¿ how can one ever achieve such an ocean of virtues?This book presents an alternative! Every characteristic of a healthy leader falls into five categories: Christ, Community, Character, Calling and Competencies. This ConneXions model offers us a biblical and distilled conceptual framework to understand the nature of a ¿healthy¿ leader:An effective, healthy Christian leader is a man or woman who knows God, was formed and lives in supportive and accountable community, has strong character, knows the purpose of God and presents it with credibility, clarity and passion, and has the necessary gifts, skills and knowledge to lead the people in the accomplishment of this purpose ¿ and is continually growing in all five areas. This book describes a clear and reachable goal of life transformation for everyone who desires to grow; moreover, its inspiring teaching will nurture and ignite your inner motivation to pursue this transformation. You can become a great leader, a healthy leader!
This book provides a wide-ranging overview of Dutch technological leadership in the early modern Europe, it explains whence this leadership came about and why it ended and it explores to what extent the Dutch case illuminates the evolution of technological leadership in general.
If you read nothing else on leadership, read these definitive articles from Harvard Business Review. Leadership skills are not innate--they can be acquired and honed. HBR's 10 Must Reads on Leadership 2-Volume Collection provides enduring ideas and practical advice on how to harness inspiring, transformational leadership qualities and spearhead change. Bringing together HBR's 10 Must Reads on Leadership, Vol. 1 and HBR's 10 Must Reads on Leadership, Vol. 2, this collection includes twenty articles selected by HBR's editors and features the indispensable article "What Makes an Effective Executive" by Peter F. Drucker. From timeless classics to the latest game-changing ideas from thought leaders Jim Collins, Daniel Goleman, John Kotter, and more, HBR's 10 Must Reads on Leadership 2-Volume Collection will inspire you to: Identify areas for personal growth Develop a more dynamic and sophisticated communication style Transform yourself from a problem solver to an agenda setter Embrace the challenges of adaptive work Draw strength from adversity Build trust with and among your fellow employees Inspire others to give their all HBR's 10 Must Reads paperback series is the definitive collection of books for new and experienced leaders alike. Leaders looking for the inspiration that big ideas provide, both to accelerate their own growth and that of their companies, should look no further. HBR's 10 Must Reads series focuses on the core topics that every ambitious manager needs to know: leadership, strategy, change, managing people, and managing yourself. Harvard Business Review has sorted through hundreds of articles and selected only the most essential reading on each topic. Each title includes timeless advice that will be relevant regardless of an ever‐changing business environment.
Thank you for studying Leadership 1 with us, and welcome to Leadership 2: God's Love Crossing Human Boundaries. We have filled this course with graphics, life stories, questions to discuss, and learning activities. These features will enable you to reach the goals at the beginning of each of the 31 lessons. As Leadership 1 focused on the leader's character and relationships, this course emphasizes the leader's skills.
Leader to Leader 2 brings together the best and most popular articles from the award-winning journal Leader to Leader by some of the best-selling authors and thought leaders of our day. With thirty-five new chapters not included in the previous volume, this book is designed as a resource for leaders at all levels. Each of the book’s five parts opens with guidance and ideas on how to enact the concepts discussed, practical action steps, thought-provoking questions, and handy tools. The Parts include: Understanding Leadership, Improving Your Personal Effectiveness, Developing People and Teams, Leading High-Performance Organizations, Leading Strategically in a World That Demands Innovation Authors Include: David Allen, Ram Charan, Clayton Christensen, Stephen Covey, Marshall Goldsmith, Bill George, Andy Grove, Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Beverly Kaye, Jim Kouzes & Barry Posner, Patrick Lencioni, Peter Senge, Margaret Wheatley...and more!
Debuting it its first edition, this unique casebook contains dozens of brief, engaging case studies for public administrators in public and nonprofit institutions. Inspired by real-life stories, these short cases cover a wide range of topics from affirmative action to human resources to sports management. Managing the Public Sector illustrates theoretical concepts while encouraging active reader participation and critical thinking.
This book brings together non western, indigenous and eastern perspectives on leadership. Leadership theory has for too long been the exclusive domain of western academics developing leadership theories from the perspective of western institutions. Worldly leadership calls for pooling of the combined leadership wisdoms from all parts of the globe.