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The Student Leadership Challenge

Note from the publisher: This edition includes an access code so students can take the Student Leadership Practices Inventory Self Online, a brief, 30-question assessment to help them explore their own leadership behaviors and skills and determine the steps they can take to liberate the leader within and become their best selves. If you rent or purchase a used book, the access code may have been redeemed previously and will no longer work.

In this updated and expanded second edition of The Student Leadership Challenge, James Kouzes and Barry Posner apply their extensive research and expertise to demonstrate that anyone can be a leader, regardless of age or experience. They challenge high school and undergraduate college students to examine their leadership actions and aspirations. Your students will learn from first-hand leadership stories from young leaders like themselves around the world, helping them to deeply understand and explore The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership:

  • Model the Way
  • Inspire a Shared Vision
  • Challenge the Process
  • Enable Others to Act
  • Encourage the Heart

The book guides students through the concrete actions they can take to become exemplary leaders, from finding their voice and clarifying their values, to recognizing others’ contributions and celebrating others’ victories. The authors ask readers to reflect at the end of each chapter on their own leadership experiences and abilities now and for the future.

Management and Leadership

This book introduces a new understanding of purposeful behavior and shows how to apply it to a wide range of leadership problems. Running a company, department or team has been more difficult than it needs to be because we have lacked an understanding of human behavior that actually fits the way human beings work.

In this book you learn that we are controllers, that it is our nature to control, and that when we attempt to control others we easily create conflict.

Perceptual Control Theory (PCT) shows what control is and how it works; how it gives rise to conflict or cooperation, depending on what individuals want and how they see things. Control is not a dirty word. Control is necessary for life and being “in control” or contented is satisfying. When others attempt to control us we resist and dislike it.

We are all psychologists; we all deal with other people. Our understanding and skill determines our effectiveness and satisfaction as leaders, managers, salesmen, teachers and friends, both in the workplace and in our personal lives.

With PCT, leaders and staff can learn the same testable understanding and effective approach. You deal with your associates at all levels just like they deal with customers and suppliers. When you understand PCT, dealing with people no longer will be complex and confusing, a matter of luck, a gift, or something best left to specialists.

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Case Applications in Nursing Leadership & Management

Case Applications in Nursing Leadership and Management is a case study book designed to accompany traditional Nursing Leadership and Management texts. While it may also be used as a stand-alone text, it complements existing, traditional books by assisting the user to 1) summarize cogent points discussed in the primary text, 2) by using case studies to determine potential alternatives and outcomes, students are assisted in their critical thinking process and 3) many of the case studies can be utilized by faculty in the evaluation of their students.

Manager to Leader

All too often people who are successful in their jobs are promoted to management without an appropriate level of support. They are often unaware of the implications of managing a team and their need to develop new skills to lead and inspire people to do their best work. Instead, many merely focus on “getting the job done”. The significant missing element is that which involves “people”. Managers typically understand the task-related aspect of the work and underestimate the importance of the human element. This is the area that really counts in leadership. It is not only new managers who must pay attention to this vital element.This book seeks to address the widespread needs of managers in the quest for success in their leadership.You will learn:An insightful look into building confidence and developing your own leadership styleLearn how to effectively communicate and overcome common communication barriersDevelop key skills for building relationships, providing constructive feedback and coaching othersCustomer review:”Good managers are usually also good leaders, O’Neil tells us, but no matter how good they might be there would be few who couldn’t learn something from this little pearl of a book. In fact, there would be few people who couldn’t. O’Neil has captured the essence of what true leadership is all about and she’s managed to explain it very clearly in non-preachy prose in less than a hundred pages. This is a very special little book.” FEATURES:taking on the role of manager/leaderstyles of management and leadershipcommunication and listeningrelationship buildingpower and influenceculture and valuesmotivation and engagementperformance managementcoaching, delegating and development.Oxford University Press Australia & New Zealand is the non-exclusive distributor of this title.

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The Power of Project Leadership

In today’s ‘more for less’ culture, the expectations of project management and delivery are no longer limited to budgets, schedules and quality. For projects to make an impact and have lasting value, the project manager must be able to strategize, innovate, motivate, empower and collaborate – in other words, project managers must learn how to lead.The Power of Project Leadership helps you transform into an effective project leader by shifting your managerial mindset into one of inspiration, motivation and influence. The book describes what good project leadership looks like and explains how to make the transition using concrete tools and strategies. With underlying theories to help the reader understand how teams and individuals are motivated, it ensures that project managers lead with vision, continuously improve and innovate, work with intent, empower the team, get closer to stakeholders, remain authentic and establish a solid foundation for their projects.The book has a practical and engaging approach and draws on over 25 interviews with leading experts who have made the transition from project managers to project leaders. These experts come from a variety of sectors and companies; including Expedia, British Gas, Standard Bank, Verizon Enterprise Solutions, Liquid Planner, and the UK Government.

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The Best of John Adair on Leadership and Management

This is a goldmine of ideas, advice and techniques from one of the world’s leading writers on management and leadership. It brings together all of John Adair’s thinking on leadership, teambuilding, creativity and innovation, problem-solving, motivation, communication and time-management.

Full of practical guidance experience and insight, it’s packed with a large number of charts, diagrams and forms. This is a repackaged and updated edition of the best-selling John Adair Handbook.

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Gower Handbook of Leadership and Management Development

The fifth edition of the Handbook explores the role and value of leadership and management development and provides tools, techniques and authoritative guidance on how to deliver it effectively. The contributors, both academics and professionals, many of whom are highly-regarded in their field, work with existing as well as new ideas; incorporating the needs of contemporary society with a commitment to show how their ideas are relevant in practice and how they may be implemented. The book draws on case studies and contributions from North America, Australasia and Europe.

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Shakespeare on Management

“In Shakespeare on Management” Paul Corrigan takes a fascinating look at the psychology of leadership using classic Shakespearean characters. He shows how, through his plays, Shakespeare demonstrates the different roles a leader can take and the different skills needed. He analyses the decision-making and actions of certain characters to see what can be learnt by today s managers, such as: * How Richard II s belief that having the title of King was enough became fatal; * Why Richard III s manipulative approach finally isolated him; * What made Henry V a great leader? * How Shakespeare s development of subplots directs our attention to the vital role of support staff; * What can we learn from Lear s fool about how to advise for leaders. Play after play taught 16th-century audiences lessons about how leaders organized their rise to power and how their failures precipitated their decline. In the 21st century we need to learn a great deal about how to lead and there is much that still can be learnt about leadership, power and responsibility from Shakespeare s magnificent works. The lessons are all in this unique book.

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Leadership and Self-deception

This book uses an entertaining story to identify self-deception as the underlying cause of leadership failure, and show how any leader can overcome self-deception to become a consistent catalyst of success. The authors show that the key to successful leadership lies deeper than a particular technique, behavior or skill, and that most people problems in organizations are the result of self-deception–a problem that can be identified, isolated, and treated in a disciplined, results-oriented way. The book demonstrates how people can stop undermining themselves and what happens when they do–freely and fully putting to work all the behavioral skills, systems, and techniques that will bring success to them and their organizations.–From publisher description.