Leading Forward

Author: Tim A. Flanagan
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118453742
Release Date: 2014-02-07
Genre: Business & Economics

Explains the four dimensions of effective leadership for leaders in the public sphere There is a wealth of advice available for corporate leaders, but little in the way of leadership guidance for those in government agencies. Leading Forward fills that gap by providing a development framework and assessment tool based on the four dimensions of effective leadership—empowerment, fairness, leaders, and supervisors. These four dimensions are critical competencies that leaders must develop in order to succeed now and in the future. Based on years of working with agency leaders at all levels of government and the latest assessment data from the Office of Personnel Management, this practical resource includes a review of the current core leadership competencies and a detailed look at the gaps between actual and expected execution. Offers unique and uncommon leadership guidance for those in the public sector Includes examples, exercises, techniques, and case studies, as well as interviews with past and current leaders Ideal for government agency executives and students in leadership and professional development programs Leading effectively in a government agency is different than leading in the private sphere. Leading Forward offers a practical and effective framework for developing great leaders for the public good.

Leading Forward

Author: Dr. Jeffery R. Wimbush Sr.
Publisher: Outskirts Press
ISBN: 9781478748885
Release Date: 2017-11-20
Genre: Education

Leading forward is about moving from where you are in life to a better place or position in life. It is about overcoming all the obstacles that life presents to us and leading other people to do the same.

Leading Your Business Forward Aligning Goals People and Systems for Sustainable Success

Author: John Pyecha
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071817141
Release Date: 2013-03-29
Genre: Business & Economics

IF YOU CAN READ A GPS DEVICE, YOU CAN NAVIGATE--AND SUSTAIN--YOUR COMPANY’S PATH TOWARD DRAMATIC GROWTH AND PROFIT SIMPLE IS BETTER! Businesses today are overwhelmed by complex, expensive, and time-consuming initiatives. These ideas sound great in the boardroom but fail when deployed in the real world. You need a business tool that takes your organization where it needs to go and is so simple and repeatable that anyone can use it. Just like a GPS helps get us where we are going, Leading Your Business Forward lays out a proven but simple process that any business can follow! Using the same five simple steps in every car's global positioning system--Acquiring, Settings, Where To, Recalculating, and Arriving--this book demonstrates just how quickly you can energize and transform your workplace. Leading Your Business Forward utilizes a simple Leadership GPS to show you how to: DETERMINE YOUR ORGANIZATION’S LONG-TERM GOALS ENGAGE YOUR STAFF TO WORK TOWARD THEM GAUGE AND IMPROVE PERFORMANCE ON AN ONGOING BASIS MANAGE SUCCESS SO IT STICKS You will learn how to apply GPS-based methods to mobilize operations while incorporating "destination-focused" initiatives. The authors explain why high-performing companies devote enormous energy toward three vital components: goals, people, and systems. And while the world's most profitable corporations all share a clearly defined vision and mission, what's often missing is a direct link between tactical operational goals and strategic direction. Not anymore. With Leading Your Business Forward you'll learn to incorporate measurable goals into your company's daily regimen. Plus, you'll have the management tools to maintain teams that are engaged, focused, accountable--and poised to drive results. Leading Your Business Forward provides everything you need to determine baseline indicators of capability and measure employee engagement, while setting a course for transformation--from the inside out. Set Your Company's Course for Unparalleled Growth! Over the past decade, business leaders have been given a number of different road maps to success, all of which promised viable how-to solutions for business growth. They were very good maps, yet, with few exceptions, they did not guide us to a sustainable level of success. What's missing? A true GPS for leaders. Utilizing the five simple steps associated with your car's GPS system, this guide shows executives how to manage expectations and measure employee engagement and accountability while boosting productivity. Having brought their critical insight and innovation to bear at firms like Michelin Tire, Harley-Davidson, Learjet, Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Styrolution, DuPont, Boar's Head, Kroger, Revlon, Pfizer, Genentech, and Merck, the authors now present the ultimate resource for leaders. LEARN HOW TO: ESTABLISH KEY BENCHMARK INDICATORS DESIGN LEADERSHIP "PARAMETERS" SET DESTINATION GOALS TRACK COMPANY PROGRESS AND INCORPORATE ACCOUNTABILITY DEFINE BEHAVIORAL EXPECTATIONS AMONG STAFF IMPLEMENT BUSINESS-FOCUSED SCORECARDS TO EDUCATE, MOTIVATE, AND FACILITATE

The Painful Side of Leadership

Author: Jeff Iorg
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780805448702
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Religion

Seminary president Jeff Iorg encourages and equips Christian leaders with biblical insights to better manage painful ministry circumstances, relationships, and choices.

Leading for the Future Alignment of AACC Competencies with Practice

Author: Pamela L. Eddy
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118552483
Release Date: 2012-11-15
Genre: Education

The AACC competencies were initially developed to help provide guidance in developing community college leaders because of predictions of a leadership crisis in the two-year college sector. Since their creation, the competencies have been used to direct topics in leadership development programs and to guide future leaders about what skills are critical to master. Yet scant research exists on the use of the competencies in practice or on analysis of the competencies within the changing higher education climate. This issue provides a review of the research on the competencies in the field and posits several strategies for the future use of the competencies and potential changes to the competencies. This is the 159th volume of this Jossey-Bass quarterly report series. Essential to the professional libraries of presidents, vice presidents, deans, and other leaders in today's open-door institutions, New Directions for Community Colleges provides expert guidance in meeting the challenges of their distinctive and expanding educational mission.

Regular Expressions Cookbook

Author: Jan Goyvaerts
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 144939633X
Release Date: 2009-05-22
Genre: Computers

This cookbook provides more than 100 recipes to help you crunch data and manipulate text with regular expressions. Every programmer can find uses for regular expressions, but their power doesn't come worry-free. Even seasoned users often suffer from poor performance, false positives, false negatives, or perplexing bugs. Regular Expressions Cookbook offers step-by-step instructions for some of the most common tasks involving this tool, with recipes for C#, Java, JavaScript, Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby, and VB.NET. With this book, you will: Understand the basics of regular expressions through a concise tutorial Use regular expressions effectively in several programming and scripting languages Learn how to validate and format input Manage words, lines, special characters, and numerical values Find solutions for using regular expressions in URLs, paths, markup, and data exchange Learn the nuances of more advanced regex features Understand how regular expressions' APIs, syntax, and behavior differ from language to language Write better regular expressions for custom needs Whether you're a novice or an experienced user, Regular Expressions Cookbook will help deepen your knowledge of this unique and irreplaceable tool. You'll learn powerful new tricks, avoid language-specific gotchas, and save valuable time with this huge library of proven solutions to difficult, real-world problems.

Leading in a Culture of Change

Author: Michael Fullan
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118622995
Release Date: 2014-02-20
Genre: Education

"At the very time the need for effective leadership is reaching critical proportions, Michael Fullan's Leading in a Culture of Change provides powerful insights for moving forward. We look forward to sharing it with our grantees." --Tom Vander Ark, executive director, Education, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation "Fullan articulates clearly the core values and practices of leadership required at all levels of the organization. Using specific examples, he convinces us that the key change principles are equally critical for leadership in business and education organizations." --John Evans, chairman, Torstar Corporation "In Leading in a Culture of Change, Michael Fullan deftly combines his expertise in school reform with the latest insights in organizational change and leadership. The result is a compelling and insightful exposition on how leaders in any setting can bring about lasting, positive, systemic change in their organizations." --John Alexander, president, Center for Creative Leadership "Michael Fullan's work is remarkable. He masterfully captures how leaders can significantly improve their learning and performance, even in the uncontrollable, chaotic circumstances in which they practice. A tour de force." --Anthony Alvarado, chancellor of instruction, San Diego City Schools "Too often schools and businesses are seen as separate and foreign places. Michael Fullan blends the best of knowledge from each into an exemplary template for improving leadership in both." --Terrence E. Deal, coauthor of Leading with Soul Business, nonprofit, and public sector leaders are facing new and daunting challenges--rapid-paced developments in technology, sudden shifts in the marketplace, and crisis and contention in the public arena. If they are to survive in this chaotic environment, leaders must develop the skills they need to lead effectively no matter how fast the world around them is changing. Leading in a Culture of Change offers new and seasoned leaders' insights into the dynamics of change and presents a unique and imaginative approach for navigating the intricacies of the change process. Michael Fullan--an internationally acclaimed expert in organizational change--shows how leaders in all types of organizations can accomplish their goals and become exceptional leaders. He draws on the most current ideas and theories on the topic of effective leadership, incorporates case examples of large scale transformation, and reveals a remarkable convergence of powerful themes or, as he calls them, the five core competencies. By integrating the five core competencies--attending to a broader moral purpose, keeping on top of the change process, cultivating relationships, sharing knowledge, and setting a vision and context for creating coherence in organizations--leaders will be empowered to deal with complex change. They will be transformed into exceptional leaders who consistently mobilize their compatriots to do important and difficult work under conditions of constant change.