Companies that have integrated a contribution to society into their business models are more likely than others to succeed for the long term. This book provides you with information, tips, and tools to assess and strengthen your company for ongoing success. Through the use of case studies, the book describes the leaders’ journeys – the mistakes they made, the successes they achieved, and the lessons they learned. Some are certified as Benefits Corporations (B Corps) because they have incorporated a clear societal purpose into their missions and they are able to demonstrate positive social impact. Others, while not certified B Corps, are at various stages in their commitments to society. The book is for leaders at many levels, including CEOs, senior leaders, and managers, as well as those without formal positions of authority but who can influence others and contribute to a sustainable culture.
This book gives all primary heads - aspiring, newly appointed or those for whom the phrase 'There must be something more than this...!' rings a bell - the ideas, techniques, tools and direction to turn their schools Inside-Out and lead them from the heart and soul. What's more it will help give Heads the confidence to do those things they know are right because they are right for the children, right for the staff and right for the community.
Gain a greater understanding of leadership-learning programs across disciplines, pedagogies, and departments. This volume focuses on the collective and unique capacity in higher education to leverage and align university resources with leadership learning across college and university initiatives. why we should focus on reclaiming the purpose of higher education and embrace leadership development across disciplines, how we can do this and what this may look like, and how we can assess this has happened. This is the 174th volume of the Jossey-Bass quarterly report series New Directions for Higher Education. Addressed to presidents, vice presidents, deans, and other higher education decision makers on all kinds of campuses, it provides timely information and authoritative advice about major issues and administrative problems confronting every institution.
In "an integrated system of practical ideas and solutions to help burdened leaders," Bradshaw--founder of a leading consulting firm and adjunct professor of management (Wake Forest U., NC )--articulates his model of the success factors of organizational leaders linked to the purpose of trade, strategic identity and the four levers of change, the management of self-esteem, and customer satisfaction. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
The lack of African Americans in leadership roles within the academy creates a real crisis in the leadership pipeline. One of the problems could be that the pathways to leadership for African Americans are less visible. They can see the end result but may be less clear about how to get there. Oftentimes, understanding these pathways to leadership is less academic in nature and more informal and/or relational. Thus, the relationship between leadership and mentorship for African Americans is especially important to advancing in the academy. Further guidance and understanding of steps to advancement from established African American leaders in the academy is therefore needed. African American Leadership and Mentoring Through Purpose, Preparation, and Preceptors provides an exhaustive exploration of leadership and mentorship through purpose, preparation, and preceptors. This edited book explains how to identify ways that individuals can strengthen their career trajectory, determine strategies to employ for career advancement, establish lasting and impactful connections with key stakeholders per career aspirations, provide guidance for individuals seeking advancement within the academy, and explore current theoretical and practical nuances with regard to research, literature, and application of leadership and mentorship of African Americans in the academy. Covering topics such as cross-racial mentorship, emotionally intelligent leadership, and African American leaders, this text is ideal for teachers, faculty, university administrators, leaders in education, aspiring future leaders, researchers, academicians, and students.
Most executive leaders will tell you they’re constantly striving to move their organizations toward some envisioned future, a future that includes increased trade, company and employee self-confidence, and customer satisfaction. And yet, this goal is often elusive because few executives possess the required know-how. But now, in 4X4 Leadership and the Purpose of the Firm, you’ll find how you can successfully move the levers of change that will make this threefold dream a reality for you and your company. In 4X4 Leadership and the Purpose of the Firm, 25 years of hands-on experience from some of the country’s most senior vice presidents and CEOs is at your fingertips. You’ll find out what top executives really worry about and how they use their influence in order to orchestrate positive change. In this book’s integrated, systematic model, you’ll tap into the synergy in the enduring architectural components that sustain any company--assets, people, organization, and systems--and discover in yourself the honorable and persistent executive leader who’s waiting to take charge. Specifically, you’ll read about: the ultimate destination--trade how to successfully manipulate the four levers of change to increase trade the management of self-esteem customers--their needs, wants, hopes, and worries While most books on management and leadership training focus only on one or two methodologies, 4X4 Leadership and the Purpose of the Firm is an overall, systemic model that is both professional and practical. Its “big picture” overview will give sharp focus to the often blurry and indistinct nature of organizational goals. You’ll uncover revolutionary insights on financial and behavioral change and see that the organization-wide improvements you’re dreaming about are only a memo or phone call away.
Das Leipziger Führungsmodell dient als Kompass in Zeiten permanenten Wandels, wie wir sie gegenwärtig durch die Globalisierung, die Digitalisierung und die ökologische Bewegung erfahren. Indem es auf die grundlegenden Dimensionen guter Führung verweist und ihren Wertbeitrag nicht nur für den Einzelnen und die Organisation, sondern auch für das große Ganze in den Blick nimmt, hilft es dabei, die enorme Fülle neuer Herausforderungen wie aber auch die Chancen und Potenziale guter Führung besser zu verstehen und unternehmerisch verantwortungsvoll zu nutzen. Das ganzheitlich ausgerichtete Modell ist entwicklungsorientiert und bietet anhand von vier zentralen Perspektiven nachhaltige Orientierung für Führungskräfte in den unterschiedlichsten Bereichen. The Leipzig Leadership Model serves as a compass in times of constant change, such as the one we are currently experiencing, which is driven by globalization, digitalization and new ecological issues. By emphasizing the fundamental dimensions of good leadership in terms of their contribution to the greater good, the model provides a better understanding of the myriad of new challenges, opportunities and potential of good leadership. Furthermore it aims to elucidate how to utilize them in an entrepreneurially responsible manner. The holistic model is geared towards development and offers sustainable orientation for executives in various fields based on four key perspectives.
Ask any leader: What would you give to have an entire company full of committed employees willing to go the extra mile? For all your people to work together as a unified force, knowing exactly what they do, and why they do it? Featuring illuminating stories, interviews, and profiles of leaders from a variety of fields, Lead with Purpose shows readers how to take their organizations to the next level with renewed focus and improved direction. The book gives readers practical tips and techniques to: • Instill a sense of ownership • Ensure that organizational purpose is understood and acted upon • Encourage resourcefulness and flexibility • Communicate a narrative that will drive the organization • Harness creativity and the desire to succeed • Transform a shared vision into real results • Develop the next generation of leaders It’s a leader’s job to provide his people’s work with meaning. Lead with Purpose shows you how it’s done.
The essential guide to the theory and application of the Social Change Model Leadership for a Better World provides an approachable introduction to the Social Change Model of Leadership Development (SCM), giving students a real-world context through which to explore the seven C's of leadership for social change as well as a approaches to socially responsible leadership. From individual, group, and community values through the mechanisms of societal change itself, this book provides fundamental coverage of this increasingly vital topic. Action items, reflection, and discussion questions throughout encourage students to think about how these concepts apply in their own lives. The Facilitator's Guide includes a wealth of activities, assignments, discussions, and supplementary resources to enrich the learning experience whether in class or in the co-curriculum. This new second edition includes student self-assessment rubrics for each element of the model and new discussion on the critical roles of leadership self-efficacy, social perspective, and social justice perspectives. Content is enriched with research on how this approach to leadership is developed, and two new chapters situate the model in a broader understanding of leadership and in applications of the model. The Social Change Model is the most widely-used leadership model for college students, and has shaped college leadership curricula at schools throughout the U.S. and other countries including a translation in Chinese. This book provides a comprehensive exploration of the model, with a practical, relevant approach to real-world issues. Explore the many facets of social change and leadership Navigate group dynamics surrounding controversy, collaboration, and purpose Discover the meaning of citizenship and your commitment to the greater good Become an agent of change through one of the many routes to a common goal The SCM is backed by 15 years of research, and continues to be informed by ongoing investigation into the interventions and environments that create positive leadership development outcomes. Leadership for a Better World provides a thorough, well-rounded tour of the Social Change Model, with guidance on application to real-world issues. Please note that The Social Change Model: Facilitating Leadership Development (978-1-119-24243-7) is intended to be used as a Facilitator's Guide to Leadership for a Better World, 2nd Edition in seminars, workshops, and college classrooms. You'll find that, while each book can be used on its own, the content in both is also designed for use togther. A link to the home page of The Social Change Model can be found below under Related Titles.