This book reveals the power dynamics and interpersonal politics that lie at the heart of professional organizations.
Author: Laura Empson
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Professional organizations - such as accounting and consulting firms, law firms, and investment banks - are fundamental to the functioning of the global economy. Yet many of the most powerful are notoriously private. This book uncovers the complex, messy, and surprisingly emotional challenges of leading professional organizations - revealing the realities that lies beneath the 'professional' surface which these organizations present to the outside world. Individual professionals - highly educated, highly intelligent, and highly opinionated - are generally reluctant to see themselves as followers and may be equally reluctant to put themselves forward as leaders. They value their autonomy and confer authority on their leaders on a highly contingent basis. How does a professional come to be seen as a leader within a professional organization? How do leaders maintain their position once they have reached the top of their organization? How do they navigate the complex power relationships among their professional colleagues and actually get things done? Leading Professionals: Power, Politics, and Prima Donnas analyses the complex power dynamics and interpersonal politics that lie at the heart of leadership in professional organizations. It is based on Laura Empson's scholarly research into the world's leading professional organizations across a range of sectors, including interviews with over 500 senior professionals in 16 countries. It draws on the latest organizational and leadership theory to analyse in detail exactly how professionals come together to create 'leadership'. It identifies how change happens within professional organizations and explains why their leaders so often fail.
to this book, in which we explore and discuss the collective learning that takes
place among school professionals in their schools and the role that the principal
and other leaders play in the creation and development of this community ...
Author: Shirley M. Hord
Publisher: Corwin Press
Imagine all professionals in all schools engaged in continuous professional learning! Education experts Shirley M. Hord and William A. Sommers explore the school-based learning opportunities offered to school professionals and the principal's critical role in the creation, development, and support of an effective professional learning community (PLC). This book provides school leaders with readily accessible information to guide them in initiating and developing a PLC that supports teachers and students. Using field-tested examples, the text illustrates how this research-based school improvement model can help educators: Increase leadership capacity Embed professional development into daily work Create a positive school culture Develop accountability Boost student achievement
In order for our district to transform its previous professional development
practices, all stakeholders needed to shift to a new vision of professional learning
. Empowered professionals driving their own continuous learning, holding
Author: Thomas C. Murray
Publisher: Corwin Press
Expert strategies for personalized, 21st Century professional learning! Empower teachers to take ownership of their own professional learning. Recognized EdTech leaders Murray and Zoul guide you step-by-step through the process. Confidently learn to build a values-driven school culture, personalized professional roadmaps, and a collaboration-minded staff. You’ll find concrete examples, leadership profiles, and a wealth of resources to help administrators and teachers: Take ownership of their professional growth Design meaningful learning opportunities Collaborate and learn using technology, blogs, and social media Model and support professional learning for others Transform teacher learning and see your student achievement soar!
Just as learning is the province not only of students but also of teachers, other
professionals, schools and systems themselves, so too is leadership exercised in
each sphere of activity. This is one important way in which leadership for learning
Author: Christine Wise
This volume provides an overview of key contemporary themes in educational leadership. It focuses on developing professional capacity, organisation improvement and the implementation of change, looking at theoretical frameworks and concepts, recent research studies and case examples of effective practice. The book covers: - leading learning and learner leadership - change processes and distributed leadership - leading professional development for educational contexts. Designed to encourage critical analysis and debate, this volume will be a useful resource for postgraduate and professional development courses in educational leadership and for practitioners. It is a companion to Educational Leadership: Context, Strategy and Collaboration, also published by Sage.
Leading from the front—being visible in the community while leading
professionals—and building a firm's reputation should not be seen as a political
process but rather a “marketing” process in the best sense of that term. Ambiguity
about the ...
Author: Thomas J. DeLong
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
For too long, professional services firms have relied on the “producer-manager” model, which works well in uncomplicated business environments. However, today’s managing directors must balance often conflicting roles, more demanding clients, tougher competitors, and associates with higher expectations of partners at all levels. When Professionals Have to Lead presents an overarching framework better suited to such complexity. It identifies the four critical activities for effective PSF leadership: setting strategic direction, securing commitment to this direction, facilitating execution, and setting a personal example. Through examples from consulting practices, accounting firms, investment banks, and other professional service organizations, industry veterans DeLong, Gabarro, and Lees show how this model works to: • Align your firm’s culture and key organizational components. • Satisfy your clients’ needs without sacrificing essential managerial responsibilities. • Address matters of size, scale, and complexity while maintaining the qualities that make professional services firms unique. A valuable new resource, this book redefines the role of leadership in professional services firms.
As a result, he suggests there are differences between leading musicians and
leading professionals. He describes “covert leadership,” where the role of the
leader is to act quietly and unobtrusively in order to produce an inspired
Author: Edward G. Evans
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
With the start of the 21st Century, information services around the world are facing a host of challenges and changes unique to this era of exponential technological growth. However, this change is further compounded by the high turnover rate in senior positions. Focusing on leadership, this text—ideal for young, emerging managers and supervisors—guides future leaders in making the appropriate choices and decisions in response to and in anticipation of the competition. Authors G. Edward Evans and Patricia Layzell Ward's vast professional experience in a variety of roles and organizations all over the world serves as a strong basis for the advice presented. Leadership Basics for Librarians and Information Professionals includes data from surveys and interviews of leaders in archives, libraries, and other information services arenas, as well as current literature on leadership from both general management and information services fields. All together this book is a solid starting point for young librarians and information professionals seeking to get ahead of the competition, as well as a helpful reminder for seasoned leaders needing a bit of inspiration.
Chapter 11 Leading and Managing Yourself: Mentors Chapter Outline Traits of
Good Mentors 110 The Need for Multiple Mentors 114 Finding a Mentor 115 The
Importance of Mentoring Others 116 “The time to repair the roof is when the sun
Author: Bertrand C. Liang
Can technical paradigms help managers lead technical companies? In Managing and Leading for Science Professionals, Bertrand Liang explains that they can, as he explores real issues of importance for technical students and managers who want to move into leadership positions. A CEO with an MBA, Liang originally trained as a neurology and oncology clinician and later earned a PhD in molecular biology and genetics. In this book, he emphasizes what he wishes he had known as he advanced through the organization. His practitioner's point of view is perfectly suited to those who are moving, or want to move, from the technical side to the business side. Focusing on the experiences of scientists and engineers, he teaches ways to speak top management's language. His insights deliver essential knowledge, empowering technical staff to succeed using the skills they know best. Describes "what I wish I’d known" as a manager with a technical background Focuses on using skills other than risk analysis to make decisions Explores ways to lead and manage innovation, particularly in relation to executives' responsibilities, skills, and tolerance for risk
This title gives much-needed advice to those who have to lead teams of professional service providers, whether in law and accountancy firms, advertising agencies, design businesses or TV production units.
Author: Geoff Smith
Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers
This title gives much-needed advice to those who have to lead teams of professional service providers, whether in law and accountancy firms, advertising agencies, design businesses or TV production units. It shows how to meet the challenge of fostering and maintaining a well co-ordinated team.
Leading. Professionals. I. IMPORTANCE OF LEADERSHIP STYLE One of the
best ways that managers can increase the level of motivation among
subordinates is to be effective leaders. Leadership can be defined as a process
of influence in ...
Author: Richard Shell
Publisher: CRC Press
"Considers the common functions of managers, such as effective planning and decision-making, organizational design and staffing, directing and controlling, and delegating. Offers methods to strengthen and enhance personal leadership stule, communication skills, and workplace motivation and involvement to improve individual and organizational productivity and increase business revenues."
EXTENDING PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE 1 Leading school - based INSET .
2 Rotating roles / jobs . 3 Developing your professional profile . 4 Taking part in
developing a learning community . 5 Posting comments to an online staffroom ...
Author: Peter Earley
This book gives an up to date picture of a rapidly changing field, enhances understanding of continuing professional development and its potential to bring about change and development to improve the quality of teaching and learning in schools.
This book includes contributions from: Adam Goucher Linda Wilkinson Rex Black Martin Schröder Clint Talbert Scott Barber Kamran Khan Emily Chen Brian Nitz Remko Tronçon Alan Page Neal Norwitz Michelle Levesque Jeffrey Yasskin John D. Cook ...
Author: Adam Goucher
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
Successful software depends as much on scrupulous testing as it does on solid architecture or elegant code. But testing is not a routine process, it's a constant exploration of methods and an evolution of good ideas. Beautiful Testing offers 23 essays from 27 leading testers and developers that illustrate the qualities and techniques that make testing an art. Through personal anecdotes, you'll learn how each of these professionals developed beautiful ways of testing a wide range of products -- valuable knowledge that you can apply to your own projects. Here's a sample of what you'll find inside: Microsoft's Alan Page knows a lot about large-scale test automation, and shares some of his secrets on how to make it beautiful Scott Barber explains why performance testing needs to be a collaborative process, rather than simply an exercise in measuring speed Karen Johnson describes how her professional experience intersected her personal life while testing medical software Rex Black reveals how satisfying stakeholders for 25 years is a beautiful thing Mathematician John D. Cook applies a classic definition of beauty, based on complexity and unity, to testing random number generators All author royalties will be donated to the Nothing But Nets campaign to save lives by preventing malaria, a disease that kills millions of children in Africa each year. This book includes contributions from: Adam Goucher Linda Wilkinson Rex Black Martin Schröder Clint Talbert Scott Barber Kamran Khan Emily Chen Brian Nitz Remko Tronçon Alan Page Neal Norwitz Michelle Levesque Jeffrey Yasskin John D. Cook Murali Nandigama Karen N. Johnson Chris McMahon Jennitta Andrea Lisa Crispin Matt Heusser Andreas Zeller David Schuler Tomasz Kojm Adam Christian Tim Riley Isaac Clerencia
As the authors ofthis book, we want to thank you for purchasing and using this
textbook for professional development, instruction, and education. We believe
that the title of this book says it all: Leadership for Health Professionals: Theory,
Author: Gerald Ledlow
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Health Sciences & Professions
PREFACE As the authors of this book, we want to thank you for purchasing and
using this textbook for professional development, instruction, and education. We
believe that the title of this book says it all: Leadership for Health Professionals: ...
Author: Gerald (Jerry) R. Ledlow
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
An All-New Second Edition of the Essential Health Leadership Text Leadership for Health Professionals: Theory, Skills, and Applications, Second Edition is the first textbook of its kind to apply classical knowledge of leadership theory and time-honored best practices of industry leaders to a health organization context. This comprehensive and well-organized text is grounded in real-world applications of theoretical concepts, and focuses on practical examples of leadership practice in actual healthcare scenarios. The text’s innovative and dynamic pedagogical structure cycles and expands key concepts throughout the text, allowing for enhanced learning and information retention. The material supports and engages students, pushing them to synthesize solutions and develop leadership strategies that are flexible enough to address an ever-changing industry. The fully-revised and updated Second Edition includes new material supporting leadership in “high performing organizations,” as well as a stronger emphasis on leading systems and sub-systems of health organizations. The Second Edition also features a new chapter on the healthcare supply chain and integration with revenue management and finance, expanded material on competencies and motivation, new material on emergency and disaster preparedness for hospitals and public health systems, and expanded material on strategic and operational planning. Ideally suited for graduate or upper-level undergraduate students in health professions programs, Leadership for Health Professionals, Second Edition is the essential text for future healthcare industry leaders. Key Features Text developed based on competencies from the Healthcare Leadership Alliance Competency Directory Practical, real-world cases from health leaders across the industry that demonstrate the application of theoretical principles in practice Material organized in four parts according to Bloom’s Taxonomy of the Cognitive Domain, which encourages retention, synthesis, and learning Instructor Resources, including an Instructor’s Manual, PowerPoint Presentations, and a Test Bank Each new copy of the text includes an access code to the Navigate Companion Website with helpful Student Resources
Clarifies for the first time what contemporary early childhood practitioners and leaders need to know in order to manage early childhood services in a professional way. The text explores leadership concepts in an integrated manner.
Author: Marjory Ebbeck
Publisher: Elsevier Australia
Clarifies for the first time what contemporary early childhood practitioners and leaders need to know in order to manage early childhood services in a professional way. The text explores leadership concepts in an integrated manner. Authors are from the University of South Australia, & the University of Melbourne.
This book has been written to provide comprehensive coverage of the Chartered
Institute of Personnel and Development's Leadership and Management
Standards, which all providers of the Institute's Professional Development
Scheme (PDS) ...
Author: Keith Porter
This is a new and completely revised edition of the successful text published in 2000 entitled Core Management. The book provides excellent coverage of the CIPD syllabus for three core areas of the CIPD syllabus. New end of chapter website links are included. The text is written in an easy-to-read style and each chapter is linked to other relevant parts of the book.
At every level , between ourselves , us and our clients , us and other
professionals , it's the key to keeping people safe . ... Example 3.1 Traditional
hierarchy and teamworking Before I worked in 44 LEADING
INTERPROFESSIONAL TEAMS IN ...
Author: Vivien Martin
Publisher: Psychology Press
Nurses, social workers and other health and social care professionals, specialists and managers are included in case studies to demonstrate how leadership and teamworking roles can be taken in different ways and in different circumstances. The book also presents an analysis to discuss how readers might develop themselves.
The role of leading professional was conceptualized collegially, mainly
concerned with curriculum matters and pastoral care, although also responsible
for providing an effective administrative framework within which teachers could
work with ...
Author: Lesley Kydd
People are the most important resource in education and their effective leadership and management is vital to the success of all educational organizations. This new collection of readings provides an up-to-date account of current thinking about working with people in education, both as individuals and in teams. The book deals with the ways in which people perform in the workplace and examines effective leadership and management of human resources.
On promotion , when placed in a hierarchical position , most professionals feel
that their greatest contribution can still be ... Because of this assumption , most of
their time is spent to perform professional functions away from the leadership and
Author: David Thenuwara Gamage
Publisher: Chinese University Press
This book is designed to help educational administrators in developing essential skills and competencies for leading and managing educational institutions. Text covers three inter-related parts: history and foundations, structures and processes, leadership and management. Each part contains comprehensive chapters with discussions on theoretical concepts and best practices in approaching leadership and managerial issues in educational contexts including clear learning objective and a focus for each chapter.
This collection of essays focuses on how workers conceptualize and act upon their responsibilities at work.
Author: Howard Gardner
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
This collection of essays focuses on how workers conceptualize and act upon their responsibilities at work. The contributors examine creativity, drive, caring, and purpose as models and explore the dysfunctions that can lead to compromised work and employee cynicism.