The Three Chairs

The Three Chairs
Author: Karyn Gordon
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2021-10-31
ISBN 10: 9781949642704
ISBN 13: 1949642704
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Three Chairs Book Review:

Tools to help you see yourself more clearly, engage more deeply, and equip you to be a confident great leader.

Leading from the Second Chair

Leading from the Second Chair
Author: Mike Bonem,Roger Patterson
Publsiher: Fortress Press
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2020-11-03
ISBN 10: 1506463304
ISBN 13: 9781506463308
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Leading from the Second Chair Book Review:

They say it's lonely at the top. And it can be even lonelier when you are almost at the top. Church leaders who hold second-chair positions are under tremendous pressure. They are expected to do their jobs and provide leadership but to defer to the top leader too. It's a demanding balancing act. How can they lead effectively while serving under someone else's leadership? Leading from the Second Chair offers an invaluable resource to leaders who serve in second- (and third- and fourth-) chair roles, enabling them to become more productive, proactive, and fulfilled. The book reveals the paradoxes of second chair leadership. These leaders must be subordinate to the top leader yet lead in their own right. They should be deep in their expertise but wide in perspective. And they must be content in their jobs yet remain enthusiastic about their dreams for the future. Mike Bonem and Roger Patterson share their own and others' experiences of failure and success in this vital role. They offer support and practical advice for reshaping the way second-chair leaders can serve well and improve the overall performance of their church or organization. Leading from the Second Chair equips readers with the positive attitudes, skills, and strategies needed to become powerful leaders who will survive and thrive in God's service.

The Department Chair as Transformative Diversity Leader

The Department Chair as Transformative Diversity Leader
Author: Edna Chun,Alvin Evans
Publsiher: Stylus Publishing, LLC
Total Pages: 222
Release: 2015-06-08
ISBN 10: 1620362406
ISBN 13: 9781620362402
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Department Chair as Transformative Diversity Leader Book Review:

With the imminent demographic shifts in our society and the need to prepare students for citizenship in a global, knowledge-based society, the role of the academic department chair in creating diverse and inclusive learning environments is arguably the most pivotal position in higher education today. In the United States, increasing minority student enrollment coupled with the emergence of a minority majority American nation by 2042 demands that academic institutions be responsive to these changing demographics. The isolation of the ivory tower is no longer an option. This is the first book to address the role of the department chair in diversity and addresses an unmet need by providing a research-based, systematic approach to diversity leadership in the academic department based upon survey findings and in-person interviews. The department chair represents the nexus between the faculty and the administration and is positioned uniquely to impact diversity progress. Research indicates that more than 80 percent of academic decisions regarding appointment, curriculum, tenure and promotion, classroom pedagogy, and student outcomes are made by the department chair in consultation with the faculty. This book examines the multidimensional contributions that chairs make in advancing diversity within their departments and institutions in the representation of diverse faculty and staff; in tenure and promotion; curricular change; student learning outcomes; and departmental climate. The scope and content of the book is not limited to institutions in the United States but is applicable to academic institutions globally in their efforts to address the access and success of increasingly diverse student populations. It addresses institutional power structures and the role of the dean in relation to the appointment of chairs and their impact on the success of chairs from non-dominant groups, including female, minority, and lesbian/gay/transgendered individuals who serve in predominantly white male departments. Using qualitative and quantitative research methods, the book analyzes predominant structural and behavioral barriers that can impede diversity progress within the academic department. It then focuses upon the opportunities and challenges chairs face in their collaborative journey with faculty and administration toward inclusive departmental and institutional practices. Each chapter provides concrete strategies that chairs can use to strengthen diversity in the academic department. Addressed to department chairs, deans, faculty, and administrative leaders in higher education in all Western societies facing demographic change and global challenges, this book offers a critical road map to creating the successful academic institutions that will meet the needs of our changing populations.

Training Higher Education Policy Makers and Leaders

Training Higher Education Policy Makers and Leaders
Author: Michael T. Miller,Diane Wright
Publsiher: IAP
Total Pages: 213
Release: 2007-09-01
ISBN 10: 1607527413
ISBN 13: 9781607527411
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Training Higher Education Policy Makers and Leaders Book Review:

Higher Education is a vibrant, changing field of study. With roots in multiple disciplines, these degree programs prepare the administrators, faculty, and policy makers who direct the current and future higher education enterprise. At a time when higher education is changing rapidly, these programs are poised to frame the future of an educated society. This book examines all aspects of how Higher Education programs operate - from their marketing, focus on student affairs and community colleges, the emergence of online programs and core curricula. Authors from a broad and diverse spectrum of institutions map the current setting of Higher Education programs with an eye on future directions for their livelihood and survival.

The Handbook of State Legislative Leaders

The Handbook of State Legislative Leaders
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105122750289
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Great Chair

The Great Chair
Author: Brian Hayward
Publsiher: FriesenPress
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2020-08-28
ISBN 10: 1525578936
ISBN 13: 9781525578939
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Great Chair Book Review:

The Great Chair speaks to a single issue—why board chairs are more important than ever for effective governance. This book tackles board leadership fundamentals, such as: • How effective board chairs engage colleagues to reach consensus, • How effective chairs lead the board so the board, in turn, fosters organizational effectiveness, • The trick to ensuring a focus on the highest priorities, • And—critically—how to build and sustain trust with the CEO and within the board. With nearly four decades of experience with the good, bad, and ugly of the board universe, Brian Hayward hones in on practical ways to develop the thinking and behaviour necessary for anyone taking this seat. Through real-life examples, and stories featuring Paul McCartney, Kalahari bushmen, Robert Maxwell, camels, Buddhist parables, and the Boeing 737 Max, readers will see how chairing a board requires leadership competency of its own (distinct from being a director). See what skills differentiate mediocre chairs from a truly great ones. The Great Chair has take-home value—with practical checklists you can use—and a personal development roadmap for you to develop the key skills central to effectively engaging individuals and groups. If you are on a personal journey that may include becoming a board chair—whether the organization exists for profit, and whether it is corporate, family, venture, public agency, or charity in form—The Great Chair was written for you.

Gender and Women s Leadership

Gender and Women s Leadership
Author: Karen O'Connor
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 1059
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 1412960835
ISBN 13: 9781412960830
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gender and Women s Leadership Book Review:

This work within The SAGE Reference Series on Leadership provides undergraduate students with an authoritative reference resource on leadership issues specific to women and gender. Although covering historical and contemporary barriers to women's leadership and issues of gender bias and discrimination, this two-volume set focuses as well on positive aspects and opportunities for leadership in various domains and is centered on the 101 most important topics, issues, questions, and debates specific to women and gender. Entries provide students with more detailed information and depth of discussion than typically found in an encyclopedia entry, but lack the jargon, detail, and density of a journal article. Key Features Includes contributions from a variety of renowned experts Focuses on women and public leadership in the American context, women's global leadership, women as leaders in the business sector, the nonprofit and social service sector, religion, academia, public policy advocacy, the media, sports, and the arts Addresses both the history of leadership within the realm of women and gender, with examples from the lives of pivotal figures, and the institutional settings and processes that lead to both opportunities and constraints unique to that realm Offers an approachable, clear writing style directed at student researchers Features more depth than encyclopedia entries, with most chapters ranging between 6,000 and 8,000 words, while avoiding the jargon and density often found in journal articles or research handbooks Provides a list of further readings and references after each entry, as well as a detailed index and an online version of the work to maximize accessibility for today's student audience

The Circle Way

The Circle Way
Author: Christina Baldwin,Ann Linnea
Publsiher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Total Pages: 218
Release: 2010-03-01
ISBN 10: 1605092584
ISBN 13: 9781605092584
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Circle Way Book Review:

Meetings in the round have become the preferred tool for moving individual commitment into group action. This book lays out the structure of circle conversation, based on the original work of the authors who have standardized the essential elements that constitute circle practice.

Professional Standards for Educational Leaders

Professional Standards for Educational Leaders
Author: Joseph F. Murphy
Publsiher: Corwin Press
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2016-12-21
ISBN 10: 1506387055
ISBN 13: 9781506387055
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Professional Standards for Educational Leaders Book Review:

Unpack the standards and build a plan for leading learning Evidence increasingly points to a direct link between the curriculum leadership provided by educational leaders and the overall effectiveness of schools. Professional Standards for Educational Leaders introduces the foundations of the recently revised professional educational leadership standards and provides an in-depth explanation and application of each one. Written by the primary architect of PSEL, educational leadership expert Joseph F. Murphy, this authoritative guide to understanding and applying the standards explores the new emphasis on: Leadership of learning, school culture, and diversity Values, ethics, and professional norms of educational leadership Teacher quality, instruction, and caring support

Comparing Post Soviet Legislatures

Comparing Post Soviet Legislatures
Author: Joel M. Ostrow
Publsiher: Ohio State University Press
Total Pages: 305
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 9780814208410
ISBN 13: 081420841X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Comparing Post Soviet Legislatures Book Review:

One dilemma facing new or newly independent states, such as those of the former Soviet Union, is how to design effective legislatures when political parties are weak and fragmented or even nonexistent. In this book, Joel M. Ostrow develops a comparative institutional framework to explain marked differences in behavior across three post-Soviet legislatures: the Russian Supreme Soviet, the Russian State Duma, and the Estonian legislature. He argues that these differences in ability to manage political conflict can be explained in large measure by the design of the legislatures. Most significant is the choice of whether and how to include parties or partisan factors. Legislatures are an omnipresent component of modern democracy. Ostrow's comparative institutional design confirms the presumption of many political scientists that parties are essential for legislative consensus building. However it also reveals that parties may have paradoxical effects on a legislature's performance. In following the budget process in Russia and Estonia, Ostrow explores the consequences that different institutional designs have had on post-Soviet legislatures. He has found that how parties are included may determine how capable a legislature is at managing political conflict, both internally and with the executive branch of the government. The author was present at many of the committee hearings and legislative sessions he describes, and his firsthand observations and interviews with committee members enhance his analysis.

Leadership Coaching and Followership

Leadership  Coaching and Followership
Author: Ann M. Brewer
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 225
Release: 2013-09-14
ISBN 10: 940077463X
ISBN 13: 9789400774636
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Leadership Coaching and Followership Book Review:

This volume presents evidence-based ideas on all three converging forces to suit an array of individuals and their organisations. The volume is thick with evidence, detail and case studies that the reader can draw upon and apply to their own situations. ​ Defining exactly what is leadership has been a persistent problem for researchers and theorists. Discovering how to create or produce leaders likewise has been a difficult challenge over the years. Written by an academic, executive and coach, the author focuses on three important converging aspects: leadership, followership and coaching. Focus on leaders is disproportionate to what actually occurs within most organisations especially the relationship between the leader and the followers. That leadership is tantamount with being in control of a situation is challenged, together with the belief that leadership capability is primarily shaped in line with a set of success criteria. The coach plays a significant part in this process although rarely visible.

A to Z of American Women Leaders and Activists

A to Z of American Women Leaders and Activists
Author: Donna Hightower-Langston
Publsiher: Infobase Publishing
Total Pages: 305
Release: 2002-01-01
ISBN 10: 1438107927
ISBN 13: 9781438107929
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A to Z of American Women Leaders and Activists Book Review:

Presents biographical profiles of American women leaders and activists, including birth and death dates, major accomplishments, and historical influence.

The AUPHA Manual of Health Services Management

The AUPHA Manual of Health Services Management
Author: Robert J. Taylor,Susan B. Taylor
Publsiher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Total Pages: 652
Release: 1994
ISBN 10: 9780834203631
ISBN 13: 0834203634
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The AUPHA Manual of Health Services Management Book Review:

With contributions from more than 30 authorities in the field, this reference covers topics varying from management techniques to strategic planning, To ownership and governance, To a department-by-department breakdown of health care facility support services.

Legislators Leaders and Lawmaking

Legislators  Leaders  and Lawmaking
Author: Barbara Sinclair
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1995
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39076001785588
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Legislators Leaders and Lawmaking Book Review:

In Legislators, Leaders, and Lawmakers Sinclair traces the emergence during the 1980s of a House majority party leadership that is highly active and deeply involved in multiple aspects of the legislative process, but one that leads by means of a participatory and inclusive style. Drawing on extensive interviews with House members, staffs, and informed observers, she describes the changing role of the leadership from the prereform period, through the immediate postreform years, to the present.

Together We Can

Together We Can
Author: Steven Lee Bosserman,Edward Allan Hiler
Publsiher: Texas A&M University Press
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2011-10-20
ISBN 10: 9781603445146
ISBN 13: 1603445145
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Together We Can Book Review:

Together We Can recounts effective strategies for institutional change and focuses on collective leadership within the land-grant university system, with reflections on Hiler’s long and successful career in academic leadership, both at Texas A&M University and within the larger Texas A&M System. Although many books discuss leadership and organizational change in the private sector, there are relatively few dealing with public-sector entities—especially public land-grant universities and academic agencies—and none on collective leadership, the standard for highly collaborative and interdependent groups and individuals. Hiler draws on more than four decades of academic leadership experiences and personal anecdotes to recount the history of the land-grant system and Texas’ place in it. He also distills collective leadership “principles-in-action” that he believes should sustain such institutions, including Texas A&M, in the future, articulating an unwavering argument that the land-grant mission, through teaching, research, and outreach through extension, remains the single most powerful educational force within our society to equip citizens with the means to adapt to create meaningful opportunities, improve quality of life, and keep the world on a sustainable course amid uncertain times. Bosserman then places Hiler’s reflections in the context of institutional change strategies and situational leadership styles to establish a “do-it-yourself tool kit” that includes effective leadership, collaboration, and mentorship approaches and techniques for those who strive to make a positive impact in their organizations, regardless of their starting point.

Women and Elective Office

Women and Elective Office
Author: Sue Thomas,Clyde Wilcox
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2014-01-02
ISBN 10: 0199363757
ISBN 13: 9780199363759
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Women and Elective Office Book Review:

This edition of Women and Elective Office offers the latest research on women as candidates and officeholders. It provides a comprehensive look at at the history and status of women in elective office, their prospects for the future, and why women in elected office matter to American democracy. It features all-new essays and up-to-the-minute research by leading experts in the field, including the latest political trends and events such as Hillary Rodham Clinton's run for the presidency, women's representation on the state and local level, the diversity of women officeholders' experiences and circumstances, and female judges. Women and Elective Office is an essential guide to understanding the past, present, and future of women in all echelons of government.

Guide to U S Political Parties

Guide to U S  Political Parties
Author: Marjorie R. Hershey
Publsiher: CQ Press
Total Pages: 456
Release: 2014-04-01
ISBN 10: 1483364739
ISBN 13: 9781483364735
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Guide to U S Political Parties Book Review:

This one-volume reference presents the major conceptual approaches to the study of U.S. political parties and the national party system, describing the organization and behavior of U.S. political parties in thematic, narrative chapters that help undergraduate students better understand party origins, historical development, and current operations. Further, it provides researchers with in-depth analysis of important subtopics and connections to other aspects of politics. Key Features: Thematic, narrative chapters, organized into six major parts, provide the context, as well as in-depth analysis of the unique system of party politics in the United States. Top analysts of party politics provide insightful chapters that explore how and why the U.S. parties have changed over time, including major organizational transformations by the parties, behavioral changes among candidates and party activists, and attitudinal changes among their partisans in the electorate. The authors discuss the way the traditional concept of formal party organizations gave way over time to a candidate-centered model, fueled in part by changes in campaign finance, the rise of new communication technologies, and fragmentation of the electorate. This book is an ideal reference for students and researchers who want to develop a deeper understanding of the current challenges faced by citizens of republican government in the United States.

Leaders for a New Era

Leaders for a New Era
Author: Madeleine F. Green
Publsiher: Amer Council on Education
Total Pages: 265
Release: 1988
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015016926381
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Gallup Poll

The Gallup Poll
Author: Frank Newport
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 872
Release: 2019-01-31
ISBN 10: 153810010X
ISBN 13: 9781538100103
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Gallup Poll Book Review:

This work is the only complete compilation of polls taken by the Gallup Organization, the world's most reliable and widely quoted research firm, in calendar year 2016. It is an invaluable tool for ascertaining the pulse of American public opinion as it evolves over the course of a given year, and—over time—documents changing public perceptions of crucial political, economic, and societal issues. It is a necessity for any social science research.

Building Leaders

Building Leaders
Author: Charles R. Stoner,Jason S. Stoner
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2013-01-04
ISBN 10: 1136593160
ISBN 13: 9781136593161
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Building Leaders Book Review:

This book is written for emerging leaders. It is designed to help these leaders bridge the gap from stepping into a position of leadership and emerging as a confident and respected difference-maker. Within this text, award-winning scholar and leader-coach Charles Stoner meets emerging leaders where they are and focus on the issues that are most problematic for them. From the development of leadership skills to the practice and application of successful strategies, Stoner offers tools, ideas, and evidence-based advice to these up-and-coming leaders in an indispensable text that is direct, pragmatic, and action-oriented. Major topics include: Recognition, development, and practice of organizational leadership skills. Enhancing interpersonal dynamics and relationships. Organizational politics and interpersonal influence, creativity and innovation, negotiation and conflict resolution. Handling problem situations; effectively utilizing diverse talents and personalities. Introduction to major leadership and interpersonal development techniques. Case studies.