The Handbook of Federal Government Leadership and Administration

Author: David H. Rosenbloom
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9781315439235
Release Date: 2016-10-26
Genre: Political Science

Public management is context dependent, rather than generic. That may sound obvious, but in the late 1920s through the 1930s, a dominant strand of thought considered public administration to be a "single process," wherever practiced. Today by contrast, federal administration is distinguished from private enterprise, nonprofit management, and state and local governmental practices by the combined effects of its scope and scale; the constitutional separation of powers, federalism, and protection of individual rights; and administrative law requirements for stakeholder participation, representation, transparency, privacy, due process and other democratic-constitutional values. The Handbook of Federal Leadership and Administration is a state-of-the art guide to the unique features of federal administration, informed by the latest theoretical developments, research, and practical applications, and the leadership and management of federal agencies. Written by "pracademics" with federal practitioners specifically in mind, the handbook is designed to bridge the gap between academic and applied public administration by identifying what resonates with practitioners as they search for usable theories and research findings to improve performance. Combining rigor and relevance in the study and practice of federal administration, it includes chapters on theory, history, reform initiatives, leadership, necessary skill sets, budgeting, power and influence, political embeddedness, change management, separated and shared executive, legislative, and judicial powers, effective communication, ethics, and emerging concepts and challenges. It will be essential reading for federal practitioners, scholars, and "pracademics" alike.

Transitions

Author: William Bridges
Publisher: Da Capo Press
ISBN: 9780738211428
Release Date: 2004-08-11
Genre: Psychology

Whether it is chosen or thrust upon you, change brings both opportunities and turmoil. Since first published 25 years ago, Transitions has helped hundreds of thousands of readers cope with these issues by providing an elegantly simple yet profoundly insightful roadmap of the transition process. With the understanding born of both personal and professional experience, William Bridges takes readers step by step through the three stages of any transition: The Ending, The Neutral Zone, and, in time, The New Beginning. Bridges explains how each stage can be understood and embraced, leading to meaningful and productive movement into a hopeful future. With a new introduction highlighting how the advice in the book continues to apply and is perhaps even more relevant today, and a new chapter devoted to change in the workplace, Transitions will remain the essential guide for coping with the one constant in life: change.

The Switching Hour

Author: Evon O. Flesberg
Publisher: Abingdon Press
ISBN: 9781426724909
Release Date: 2010-09-01
Genre: Family & Relationships

The Switching Hour is that time both hoped for and dreaded, when children go from one world to another as they shuttle between divorced parents. Written from the child's point of view, this book will help parents simplify family life as children transition between parents. Filled with facts and practical advice, The Switching Hour stresses that, even with the best intentions and parenting skills, children and parents must come to terms with living divided lives. "Besides parents experiencing a divorce, The Switching Hour should be read by every teacher, child care worker, minister and children's worker. Perhaps every lawmaker, judge, lawyer, social worker, and welfare staff should also be required to read it." --Linda Ranson Jacobs, DC4K (DivorceCare for Kids) Executive Director "Profound, passionate, courageous, deeply insightful . . . Dr. Flesberg has heeded Elijah’s call 'to turn the hearts of parents to their children.' (Malachi 4:6 and Luke 1:17). To read and use this book is to be confident that our children in our homes, churches and synagogues will be loved, protected, listened to, and cared for during their parents divorce and all the years following. Clergy often witness role reversal in divorce where the children cease to be the children and become the caretakers of their parents. Dr. Flesberg provides a concrete book which helps any parent and child to keep close through and following divorce. There is real healing on these pages. This book is a warm coat in a chilling wind. Professor Flesberg’s book fulfills an urgent need in our homes and faith communities. There is healing, God’s healing, in these pages. Help has come. --April Ulring Larson is Bishop of the LaCrosse, Wisconsin Area of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America "In this book, Dr. Flesberg makes the point that children in divorce have feelings. They are more than just chess pieces to be moved around to satisfy the needs or demands of the parents. The painful and poignant stories in this book, told from the perspective of a child, should help parents, attorneys, judges, mediators, and counselors understand how to consider children more in their plans. She makes it clear the traumatic toll on children is all too real. Dr. Flesberg gives many good suggestions and thought-provoking ideas to help parents and children post-divorce." --Marietta Shipley,The Mediation Group of Tennessee, LLC, Nashville "Some 20 million children in the U.S. are shuttled between divorced parents. At each change, at each 'switch' of location, children confront burdens and fears visible only to themselves. In this generous book, Dr. Flesberg reveals those burdens and fears to the parents, grandparents, teachers, and counselors who wish to help. The Switching Hour is an essential book for families, teachers, and caretakers." --Volney P. Gay, Ph. D., Vanderbilt University, Nashville "Through quotations, letters, postcards, and vivid scenarios and vignettes, Evon Flesberg captures the hardship that children of divorce experience by living in two homes. She also gives specific suggestions for helping children cope with 'the switching hour' and other challenges in their lives."-- -William Bernet, M.D., co-author of Children of Divorce: A Practical Guide for Parents, Therapists, Attorneys, and Judges "Evon Flesberg, has written an important work. She illuminates our understanding by flipping the switch on a national dilemma: kids of divorce saying hello and goodbye again and again. The poignant stories of these kids present us with voices most often never heard, and give us insights to their fears, pain, frustrations, and challenges. Begging the question . . . What can we do? Evon presents clear guidelines of both words that can be spoken and actions to take that will make all the difference in the lives and future of these children. Her recommendations will serve as a guide to true caring, compassion, and understanding . --Teresa Flint-Borden, author, Women Married to Men in Ministry: Breaking the Sound Barrier Together From the Circuit Rider review: "The Switching Hour is that somewhat anguished period of time, that period of difficult and often uncomfortable 'hello’s' and 'goodbye’s' as a child moves between the home of one divorced parent to the home of another. The Switching Hour is a resource that is needed and long overdue."

Engaging Leadership

Author: D. Marlier
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9780230233577
Release Date: 2009-03-12
Genre: Business & Economics

The first management book to describe with numerous original examples, how successful leaders combine 'the three agendas' of strategy, leadership and followers' engagement. It is down to earth, pragmatic and offers a solid toolbox for leaders who are about to engage into a major, large scale change.

Wild Courage

Author: Elle Harrison
Publisher: Duncan Baird Publishers
ISBN: 9781780280479
Release Date: 2013-01-01
Genre: Business & Economics

Wild Courage is unique in consciously bringing the worlds of business and spirituality together. This book is for all those who find themselves facing a period of difficult inner and outer change. It could be an individual facing bankruptcy or redundancy, or a business in crisis, losing its way in a troubled market and needing to innovate to stay afloat in a changing world. Maybe you're struggling with how to lead your organisation through change, or how to provide comfort, support and inspiration to your subordinates, peers and team members. Or maybe the call to change is more subtle and more personal. It might present itself as a lack of fulfilment; a longing to be involved with more meaningful work, to make a more tangible contribution; a general unease with the ethics and integrity of your organisation; a concern about the environmental and social impact of your company; a sense of having lost yourself on the path to 'success'; the feeling that your life and work have become too small. Or maybe everything seems just fine in your life ...yet still your heart tells you that it's time for change. Elle Harrison guides us on a journey towards soulful leadership. 'I wanted to share the creativity, insight and wisdom of these soul perspectives with the business world and help to bring more wisdom and integrity into business.' Blending together the story of her own personal journey and the experiences of her clients with traditional myths, insights into the natural world, spiritual teachings and stories from inspirational leaders, Wild Courage challenges us to engage and embark upon our own adventure of change, summoning courage and wildness - to 'dig for gold in the shadows of the personal and the collective unconscious'.

Who Will Take Care of Me When I m Old

Author: Joy Loverde
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9780738219646
Release Date: 2017-10-24
Genre: Self-Help

Everything you need to know to plan for your own safe, financially secure, healthy, and happy old age For those who have no support system in place, the thought of aging without help can be a frightening, isolating prospect. Whether you have friends and family ready and able to help you or not, growing old does not have to be an inevitable decline into helplessness. It is possible to maintain a good quality of life in your later years, but having a plan is essential. Who Will Take Care of Me When I'm Old? equips readers with everything they need to prepare on their own: Advice on the tough medical, financial, and housing decisions to come Real solutions to create a support network Questions about aging solo readers don't know to ask Customizable worksheets and checklists that help keep plans on course Guidance on new products, services, technology, and resources Who Will Take Care of Me When I'm Old? goes way beyond estate planning to help readers prepare for all the changes in store. Readers are empowered to make proactive plans for their own lives rather than entrusting decisions to family and community.

Life Transitions in America

Author: Francesco Duina
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780745682310
Release Date: 2014-02-12
Genre: Social Science

We celebrate, talk about, and worry a great deal about transitions in life. Going to college, having a first child, losing a job, and retiring constitute just a few of the pivotal moments in the lives of many. Sociologists and psychologists have devoted considerable attention to life transitions. Yet we know very little about whether there exists a common thread to our understandings of life transitions in general. How do journalists, leading politicians, sport icons, bestselling authors, government agencies, Hallmark cards, popular TV shows, and other “voices” of popular culture talk about transitions in life? Do these voices provide a coherent picture of how we make sense of life transitions? In this book, Francesco Duina shows how the dominant American discourse articulates two basic approaches to transitions in life. The first approach depicts transitions as exciting, individualistic opportunities for new beginnings: the past is cast aside, the future is wide open, and the self has the opportunity to recreate itself anew. The second paints transitions as having to do with continuity, our connections to others, and the life-cycle, with an emphasis on acceptance and adaptation. Though contrasting, the two approaches ultimately complement each other. Their analysis reveals a great deal about American culture and society, and will be of great interest to students of the life course and the sociology of culture.

How to Build a Nontraditional Career Path Embracing Economic Disruption

Author: Ron Elsdon
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781440831591
Release Date: 2014-08-26
Genre: Business & Economics

An invaluable resource for general readers at any career stage, this book explains why, when, and how to engage in a fulfilling, nontraditional career path that is both inspiring and practical. • Identifies the skills needed to be successful and the key questions to ask when considering a nontraditional career—and provides the tools and a "road map" to move forward in a nontraditional direction • Establishes the relevance and value of a nontraditional career, addressing both strategic and practical aspects • Provides authoritative, experience-based information derived from the author's own success in creating a nontraditional career path as well as his broad experience in the career field working with individuals and organizations

Organization Development

Author: Mee-Yan Cheung-Judge
Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers
ISBN: 9780749470180
Release Date: 2015-05-03
Genre: Business & Economics

Organization Development is concerned with using planned and systematic approaches to help develop more effective organizations. This is done by taking an objective look at how an organization is operating, gathering information and then deciding on the most appropriate action to help that organization change and develop. Written by two of the leading experts in the field, Organization Development defines OD and describes how it can be used effectively in today's economy to create organizations which maximise organizational capability. The authors provide practical advice on using diagnostics techniques to identify an organization's needs and explain how to use them across a range of areas including change, culture and organization design. Bridging the gap between theory and practice, Organization Development provides a wealth of helpful advice for OD practitioners, HR professionals and those with an interest in helping develop their organization.

Startup Your Life

Author: Anna Akbari
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 9781250099174
Release Date: 2016-12-27
Genre: Self-Help

As an entrepreneur, Anna Akbari learned that one of the best things about startups is their ability to “pivot” quickly—basically a euphemism for failing and starting over. And she quickly found that personal success is no different. It’s not just about developing and following the right process but also having a good idea. And that demands rigor and daily maintenance—far beyond a few positive affirmations. Like any Silicon Valley startup, the business of life is not as glamorous as its Instagram account would make it seem. What do you do when planning is not an option? When control is out of your reach? You isolate the small stuff, experiment constantly, and use the results to lay a more sustainable foundation for the future. You validate your idealized vision by testing it out in bite-sized increments. You see what sticks, integrate, and move forward. And inevitably, you experience a series of failures along the way, but those failures are key to your next success. Living a start up life is about maximizing flexibility and measuring on-going results, not avoiding failure or reaching one particular end goal. It's about embracing defeat, analyzing it, and failing up. In Startup Your Life, Akbari shows that after all, it's often the stumbles that pave the way for real happiness.

Change cycle

Author: Ann Salerno
Publisher: GABAL Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 9783869360072
Release Date: 2009
Genre:

Veränderungen können jeden treffen - den Angestellten und die Führungskraft im Beruf, Jung und Alt im privaten Bereich. Wer mit Veränderungen konfrontiert wird, muss die ganze Aufregung so bewältigen, dass seine Gesundheit, seine Karriere, seine Beziehungen und sein Selbstvertrauen möglichst wenig Schaden nehmen. In Change Cycle helfen Ihnen Ann Salerno und Lillie Brock dabei, jeden Veränderungsprozess erfolgreich zu meistern. Sie erklären Schritt für Schritt auf unterhaltsame Art die sechs vorhersagbaren Phasen von Veränderungen: 1. Verlust, 2. Zweifel, 3. Unbehagen, 4. Entdeckung, 5. Verstehen und 6. Integration. Change Cycle - der Veränderungskreis - ist ein einfaches Instrument, um Veränderungssituationen beruflicher und privater Natur zu bewältigen. Der Leser erhält Tipps, Beispiele und Strategien, um sich geschickt und ausbalanciert durch die einzelnen Phasen zu bewegen.

Wisdom for Separated Parents

Author: Judy Osborne
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9780313395888
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Family & Relationships

The stories within this book document how men and women—both straight and gay—have rearranged their lives to create harmonious kinship relationships and be successful parents after separation, thereby proving that divorce does not have to mean "unhappily ever after." * Provides numerous insightful quotes derived from interviews with more than 50 parents * Supplies a bibliography that covers topics such as post-separation parenting, stepfamilies, gay/lesbian parenting, transitions for adults, and the history of cultural and family change

Babywise Schlaf gut mein kleiner Schatz

Author: Robert Bucknam
Publisher: Gerth Medien
ISBN: 9783961220465
Release Date: 2014-06-06
Genre: Health & Fitness

Wie bekomme ich ein zufriedenes Baby, das nachts durchschläft? Wie schaffe ich es, als Mutter oder Vater nicht ständig erschöpft zu sein? Spätestens, wenn Eltern vollkommen übermüdet sind und das Gefühl haben, auch das Baby kommt nicht wirklich zur Ruhe, sind sie auf der Suche nach Rat. Und diesen Rat finden sie in der komplett überarbeiteten und aktualisierten Version dieses Bestsellers. Hier erhalten Eltern Anregungen, wie man einen guten Rhythmus zwischen Füttern und Schlafen etabliert. Sie bekommen Tipps zum Umgang mit Wachstumsschüben und den damit verbundenen Änderungen im Nahrungsbedürfnis des Kindes. Ferner erhalten Eltern ganz praktische Hilfen, um auf die sich ändernden Schlafbedürfnisse ihres Kindes besser eingehen zu können. Auch wird gezeigt, wie sie einen Tagesablauf strukturieren können, sodass Baby und Eltern zu einem entspannten Miteinander finden.