Leadership in Organizations


Author: Gary A. Yukl
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780131494848
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 542
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This text provides the most comprehensive survey of the major theories and research on leadership and managerial effectiveness in formal organizations with practical suggestions for improving leadership skills.

Managing Police Organizations


Author: Paul M. Whisenand,Jennifer K. McCain
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780132978316
Category: Law
Page: 296
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The indispensible guide for leading police personnel to breakthrough performance. Now in its eighth edition, Managing Police Organizations sets the standard for police leadership and management by exploring the relationship between leadership, management, and results. Written for a broad audience, the book focuses on developing character and leadership competencies. Using case studies and structured learning exercises, it seeks to break down constricting operational levels and barriers within police organizations and the communities they serve. The text follows a logical three-part organization and each chapter examines a key challenge for police managers and presents practical ideas and methods police managers can use to successfully lead their agencies toward quality and excellence of service.

Effective Leadership and Management in Nursing


Author: Eleanor J. Sullivan
Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 0134153219
Category: Medical
Page: 368
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This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. For courses in nursing management in programs including baccalaureate degrees in generic and BSN completion, and graduate-level nursing programs; for education departments in health care organizations; for nurses in clinical practice who aspire to leadership; and for nurses already in leadership positions. More than ever before, today’s rapidly changing, volatile healthcare environment demands highly developed management skills and superb leadership. Effective Leadership and Management in Nursing will help both practicing and student nurses manage successfully today, as well as into the future. This book combines practicality with conceptual understanding, tapping expertise of contributors from many relevant disciplines, especially healthcare management professionals. Updated to reflect the current state of healthcare, the Ninth Edition offers new or expanded coverage of the Affordable Care Act; evolving models of healthcare; cultural and gender diversity; quality management; emotional leadership; social media; harassing, bullying, and lack of civility in healthcare; emergency preparedness for terrorism, disasters, and mass shootings; and prevention of workplace violence. Two new chapters round out this award-winning text: “Understanding Legal and Ethical Issues” and “Imagining the Future.”

Learning to Lead

A Workbook on Becoming a Leader
Author: Warren Bennis,Joan Goldsmith
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 0465004326
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 264
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Over his distinguished career Warren Bennis has shown that leaders are made, not born. In Learning to Lead, written in partnership with management development expert Joan Goldsmith, Bennis provides a program that will help managers transform themselves into leaders. Using wise insights from the world's best leaders, helpful self-assessments, and dozens of one-day skill-building exercises, Bennis and Goldsmith show in Learning to Lead how to see beyond leadership myths and communicate vision to others. With updates throughout, Learning to Lead is both a workbook and a deeply considered treatise on the nature of leadership by two of its finest and most experienced practitioners—and teachers.

Contemporary Leadership and Intercultural Competence

Exploring the Cross-Cultural Dynamics Within Organizations
Author: Michael A. Moodian
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1452276803
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 312
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Featuring contributions from some of the world's most renowned cross-cultural management theorists and commentators, this breakthrough text explores the cross-cultural dynamics within organizations. The book examines the evolving role of cultural diversity in the workplace, the application of cultural comprehension to organizations, and the measurement of various aspects of intercultural competence.

Managing Nonprofit Organizations


Author: Mary Tschirhart,Wolfgang Bielefeld
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470402997
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 512
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"Managing Nonprofit Organizations offers a comprehensive treatment of the key topics in nonprofit management for practitioners, professors, and students in both graduate and undergraduate courses. This groundbreaking volume serves as both text and handbook and includes supplemental online materials and additional cases. The authors Tschirhart and Bielefeld (two of the top scholars in nonprofit management) bring theory and practice together in a cohesive way so readers are both informed and interested"--

The Strategic Management of Health Care Organizations


Author: Peter M. Ginter,W. Jack Duncan,Linda E. Swayne
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119349710
Category: Medical
Page: 528
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A comprehensive guide to effective strategic management of health care organizations. Strategic Management of Health Care Organizations provides essential guidance for leading health care organizations through strategic management. This structured approach to strategic management examines the processes of strategic thinking, consensus building and documentation of that thinking into a strategic plan, and creating and maintaining strategic momentum – all essential for coping with the rapidly evolving health care industry. Strategic Management of Health Care Organizations fully explains how strategic managers must become strategic thinkers with the ability to evaluate a changing industry, analyze data, question assumptions, and develop new ideas. The book guides readers through the strategic planning process demonstrating how to incorporate strategic thinking and create and document a clear and coherent plan of action. In addition, the all-important processes of creating and maintaining the strategic momentum of the organization are fully described. Finally, the text demonstrates how strategic managers in carrying out the strategic plan, must evaluate its success, learn more about what works, and incorporate new strategic thinking into operations and subsequent planning. This strategic management approach has become the de facto standard for health care management as leadership and strategic management are more critical than ever in coping with an industry in flux. This book provides heath care management students as well as health care administrators with foundational guidance on strategic management concepts and practices, tailored to the unique needs of the health care industry. Included are a clear discussion of health services external analysis, organizational internal analysis, the development of directional strategies, strategy alternative identification and evaluation, and the development and management of implementation strategies providing an informative and insightful resource for anyone in the field. This new eighth edition has been fully updated to reflect new insights into strategic thinking, new methods to conceptualize and document critical environmental issues, practical steps for carrying out each of the strategic management processes, industry and management essentials for strategic thinkers , and new case studies for applying the strategic management processes. More specifically, readers of this edition will be able to: Create a process for developing a strategic plan for a health care organization. Map and analyze external issues, trends, and events in the general environment, the health care system, and the service area. Conduct a comprehensive service area competitor analysis. Perform an internal analysis and determine the competitive advantages and competitive disadvantages. Develop directional strategies. Identify strategic alternatives and make rational strategic decisions for a health care organization. Develop a comprehensive strategy for a health care organization. Create effective value-adding service delivery and support strategies. Translate service delivery and support plans into specific action plans. The health care industry’s revolutionary change remains ongoing and organizational success depends on leadership. Strategic management has become the single clearest manifestation of effective leadership of health care organizations and the strategic management framework’s strengths are needed now more than ever. The Strategic Management of Health Care Organizations provides comprehensive guidance and up-to-date practices to help leaders keep their organizations on track.

Leading Organizations

Perspectives for a New Era
Author: Gill Robinson Hickman
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412939089
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 683
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The Second Edition of Leading Organizations offers an expanded focus on the fluid roles of leaders and participants (followers) and their mutual responsibility for organizational leadership. Like the first edition, this text contains chapters on implementing the organization's mission, structure, culture and strategy written by leading scholars in the fieild. New features include: - Strategic leadership - Virtual leadership - Leadership, organizational change, and conflict - Building a culture of leadership

Leadership: Research Findings, Practice, and Skills


Author: Andrew J. DuBrin
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1305465083
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 560
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The eighth edition of LEADERSHIP provides an ideal balance of essential theory and real-world applications, perfect for instructors who take a practical, skill-building approach to teaching leadership. The text is a blend of description, skill development, insight development, and prescription. Andrew DuBrin, a highly respected author and consultant, incorporates the latest research on leadership and current business practices from academic journals and popular periodicals. The text provides students with a strong practical foundation by introducing leaders they can relate to and reinforcing their knowledge with frequent skill-building activities. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Handbook for Teaching Leadership

Knowing, Doing, and Being
Author: Scott Snook,Nitin Nohria,Rakesh Khurana
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412990947
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 569
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The last twenty-five years have witnessed an explosion in the field of leadership education. This volume brings together leading international scholars across disciplines to chronicle the current state of leadership education and establish a solid foundation on which to grow the field. It encourages leadership educators to explore and communicate more clearly the theoretical underpinnings and conceptual assumptions on which their approaches are based. It provides a forum for the discussion of current issues and challenges in the field and examines the above objectives within the broader perspective of rapid changes in technology, organizational structure, and diversity.

Leadership Classics


Author: J. Timothy McMahon
Publisher: Waveland PressInc
ISBN: 9781577666387
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 586
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Management of Organizational Behavior

Leading Human Resources
Author: Paul Hersey,Kenneth H. Blanchard,Dewey E. Johnson
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780132556408
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 338
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Forty years in the making, Management of Organizational Behavio r is a readable text that makes behavioral sciences come alive through real life examples and progressive ideology.

Leadership

Theory and Practice
Author: Peter G. Northouse
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483317544
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 520
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2016 Recipient of the McGuffey Longevity Award from the Text and Academic Authors Association (TAA) Translated into 12 different languages and used in 89 countries, this market-leading text successfully combines an academically robust account of the major theories and models of leadership with an accessible style and practical examples that help students apply what they learn. Peter G. Northouse uses a consistent format for each chapter, allowing students to compare the various theories. Each chapter includes three case studies that provide students with practical examples of the theories discussed. Adopted at more than 1,000 colleges, universities, and institutions worldwide, Leadership: Theory and Practice provides readers with a user-friendly account of a wide range of leadership research in a clear, concise, and interesting manner.

Leadership and Organizational Behavior in Education

Theory Into Practice
Author: William A. Owings,Leslie S. Kaplan
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780137050444
Category: Education
Page: 553
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&>Leadership and Organizational Behavior in Education puts theory into practice in a readable, teachable, relevant, and timely look at actual leadership behaviors through numerous case studies and personal experiences. Readers get a firm understanding of the information and how to relate it to their own personal experiences or transfer it to new situations. The author addresses a number of “hot topics” in leadership and describes how to apply the concepts in actual work settings, now or in the future...

The Art and Science of Leadership


Author: Afsaneh Nahavandi
Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed
ISBN: 0133525821
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 416
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This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. The Art and Science of Leadership is intended for use in undergraduate and graduate courses in leadership. It is also suitable for any leader, or potential leader, who wants better decision making capability, more satisfied employees, better quality products and services, and more satisfied constituencies and customers. Nahavandi’s text has an application emphasis with a cross cultural perspective on leadership. ¿ This program will provide a better teaching and learning experience–for you and your students. Here’s how: Encourage Students to Apply Theory to Their Own Development: Strong theoretical coverage and cutting-edge research is presented. Cross Cultural Focus: A cross-cultural, racial, and gender-based analyses of leadership is presented.¿ Keep your Course Current and Relevant: New examples, exercises, and research findings appear throughout the text.

The Cultural Dimension of Global Business


Author: Gary P. Ferraro,Elizabeth K. Briody
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315410990
Category: Social Science
Page: 354
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Now in its eighth edition, The Cultural Dimension of Global Business continues to provide an essential foundation for understanding the impact of culture on global business and global business on culture. The highly experienced authors demonstrate how the theory and insights of cultural anthropology can positively influence the conduct of global business, examining a range of issues that individuals and organizations face as they work globally and across cultures. The cross-cultural scenarios presented in each chapter allow students of business, management, and anthropology alike to explore cultural difference while gaining valuable practice in thinking through a variety of complex and thorny cultural issues. The fully updated eighth edition offers: • an expanded focus on organizational activities, with two new chapters that provide greater insight into organizational culture and change, and customer engagement; • fresh case study material with a range of examples drawn from around the world; • further resources via a companion website, including a fully updated Instructor’s Manual and new interactive quiz questions for students.

Foodservice Organizations

A Managerial and Systems Approach
Author: Marian C. Spears,Mary B. Gregoire
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780131936324
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 700
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Presents a comprehensive portrait of how to manage commercial and on-site foodservice operations effectively and efficiently in the 21 st century. Using the foodservice systems model as a guide, it shows managers how to transform the human, material, facility, and operational inputs of the system into outputs of meals, customer satisfaction, employee satisfaction, and financial accountability. This edition continues its legacy of sound theory and real-world focus, and offers new insights on food safety, the Food Code 2005, foodservice layout and design, process improvement and leadership techniques that will lead to managerial success. New Topics: Includes the latest topics impacting foodservice managers such as: Process improvement and measurement of quality, Foodservice layout and design, HACCP, food safety, and the Food Code 2005, Current theories in management and leadership, Diversity in the workforce and cross-cultural communication, Management of financial resources. Offers the latest techniques for measuring and improving quality within the foodservice system. Demonstrates how layout and design impacts food preparation and output. Extensive and up-to-date information on food safety. Managers of foodservice.