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Welcome to the Polk State College library guide for research topics related to leadership. Below you will find suggested books/ebooks and recommended databases. If you need help, click the link for Ask a Librarian.
The Anatomy of Leadership in Industry 4.0: The 4. 0D® Leadership Development Model by
Publication Date: 2021-05-03
With the large-scale advent of the 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR), the world is in constant flux. This has been exacerbated by the fallout of Covid-19. To be relevant in the next few decades, any business that wants to develop their Leadership cadres will have to embrace drastic transformations in their approach to every area of leadership formalisation, modelling, training and development. This newly developed 4.OD(R) Leadership Development Model is the departure point for business to embark on new leadership journeys appropriate for the future. The new Leadership Skills required are comprehensively addressed. The model will become one of the main contributors in the field of future business leadership and leadership preparedness for Industry 4.0 for most organisations. 4.OD(R) Leadership Development Model is scientifically based within the context of organisations and business. The Anatomy of Leadership in Industry 4.0 is a detailed exposition of the model, the technical and dynamic aspects of the model application as well as the implications for leadership in business. The contents include: - Leadership Misconceptions - The Skills Required in the 4IR - Leadership Challenges and the future in the 4IR and Beyond - The "Why" behind the 4.OD(R) Leadership Development Model - 4.OD(R) Leadership Development Model - The Dimensions and Elements of the 4.OD(R) Leadership Development Model - Future Applications of the 4.OD(R) Leadership Development Model
Evolving Project Leadership: From Command and Control to Engage and Empower by
Publication Date: 2021
From ProQuest Ebook Central: "Evolving project leadership presents the project practitioner with two journeys: the first establishes a vision of what good project leadership looks like; the second offers concrete steps to achieving this.Building on the inclusive leadership message summarised in the APM Body of Knowledge 7th edition, the book shows how outdated command and control behaviours are seldom effective in today's changed delivery environment and can actually be counter-productive to project success.As an alternative, the book shows how the effective project leader evaluates the self, the team and the organisational culture to cultivate fit-for-purpose project leadership behaviours such as empowering team agility, synergy and collaboration.Evolving project leadership offers a structured path to effective project leadership and team delivery."
Opening Doors to Diversity in Leadership by
Publication Date: 2021
"Opening Doors to Diversity in Leadership uses a psychological, organizational, and cultural framework to help businesses integrate a more diverse presence in leadership. Looking carefully at how current leaders view the relationship between leadership and diverse groups, Opening Doors to Diversity in Leadership examines topics, including recruitment, selection, performance evaluation, succession management, working conditions, and corporate culture, and how they impact hiring, promotion, and retention of diverse groups. Emphasizing the interlocking relationships between our thoughts and actions, this book stresses the importance of organizational review and self-reflection, as well as the pivotal role of removing unconscious biases from the workplace and identifying the systemic biases embedded in many aspects of human resources management practices."-- Provided by publisher.
Strengths Oriented Leadership: The World Through Bee Glasses by
Publication Date: 2020-10-30
This book is about talent, strengths and positive psychology. Everyone is naturally talented in certain areas and if we get the opportunity to use our talents at work and develop them into strengths then we can work better, faster and far more productively. Bees search for pollen and they find it in the beautiful, successful, growing things around us: flowers. Flies search for rotting trash, bacteria and ugliness. Do you want to go through life like a fly or like a bee? These pages present the overwhelming scientific evidence that strengths-based leadership and collaboration lead to more productivity, more innovation, better well-being at work, lower absenteeism, and better health. Learning to recognize your talents, leverage them into strengths and, mitigate your weaknesses will change the way you and your colleagues work.
The Successful New CEO: The Core Leadership Principles That Will Guide Your First Year by
Publication Date: 2020-08-30
This book is for anyone on the pointy part of the organizational pyramid, whatever your title is. Every leader and organization is unique. But new CEOs often share many experiences, situations, and decisions. This book shines a light on those and illustrates the fundamental principles that will guide a new CEO through them. The Successful New CEO is organized into four parts: Becoming an Executive: Leaders can only lead out of who they are. How do you become the kind of person who successfully and gracefully inhabits this role? Seven Essential Executive Skills: The skills that earned you the role may not be what you need in that role. What are the critical leadership skills that become even more important as a CEO? Leading Your Leadership Team: CEOs head up leadership teams. How do you lead a confident, capable leader? How do you build a team out of leaders? First Things: Where do you start? How do you quickly build credibility and engagement? What is too fast or too slow? The Successful New CEO will help you quickly gain the confidence of others, successfully address the inevitable issues you will discover, score early wins, and set the course for a fruitful future.
Timeless Leadership by
Publication Date: 2021
From ProQuest Ebook Central: With an aim to inspire the you leaders of India for a better today and tomorrow, Timeless Leadership forms an effective bridge between classical wisdom and modern-day leadership skills. The book applies wisdom across a host of areas including acquiring power and the related responsibilities of a leader, decision-making, nurturing people, ethics in business, combating competition and pitfalls a leader should avoid. Gain from this timeless source of knowledge and discover the Leader in you. SAGE Back to Basics is a distilled compilation of proven and timeless ideas and best practices for new-age and experienced leaders alike. The hand-picked collection of books--on management, leadership, entrepreneurship, branding and CSR--offer advice from management experts whose knowledge and research has impacted and shaped business and management education. Other books in the series: Advertising and Branding Basics | Leadership Lessons from Dr Pritam Singh | Corporate Social Responsibility in India | Basics of Entrepreneurship | Human Resource Development Insights | Ideate, Brainstorm, Create | Building Professional Competencies | Timeless Management | Soft Skills for Workplace Success
Dear Founder: Letters of Advice for Anyone Who Leads, Manages, or Wants to Start a Business by
Call Number: Winter Haven Circulation; HD62.5 .W4198 2018
Publication Date: 2018-09-11
TheLos Angeles Times andUSA Today bestseller! Wise, practical, and profitable letters to entrepreneurs, leaders, managers, and business owners in every field--from a leading executive, investor, and business founder More than 600,000 new businesses are launched each year. How can a start-up find the funding it needs to survive? When, if at all, should a company go public? How does an entrepreneur build and manage a workplace--and create a lasting legacy? Maynard Webb has helped found, fund, and grow dozens of successful companies, and has driven strategic change at Salesforce, eBay, Everwise, and Visa, among other worldwide corporations. Known for offering savvy insight, encouragement, and a dose of reality in the form of engaging personal letters to a select group of business leaders, Webb now shares his lessons with the rest of America's aspiring entrepreneurs--at any age and stage in their careers--in Dear Founder. Featuring more than eighty inspiring, informative, and instructive letters,Dear Founder is rich with sound advice on an array of business topics, from turning your idea into a reality to building a culture, to reaching key financial goals. This book is an indispensable guide to navigating the realities, risks, and rewards of being your own boss--and founding the company of your dreams.
Everyone Deserves a Great Manager: The 6 Critical Practices for Leading a Team by
Call Number: Winter Haven Circulation; HD57.7 .M5424 2019
Publication Date: 2019-10-08
Learn how to become a great manager in this Wall Street Journal bestseller from the leadership experts at FranklinCovey. The essential guide when you make the challenging yet rewarding leap to manager. Based on nearly a decade of research on what makes managers successful, Everyone Deserves a Great Manager includes field-tested tips, techniques, and the top advice from hundreds of thousands of managers all over the world. Organized by the four main roles every manager fills, this must-read guide focuses on how to lead yourself, people, teams, and change to success. No matter what your current problem or time constraint, pick up a helpful tip in ten minutes or glean an entire skillset by developing people skills and clarity through straightforward advice. Dive into common managerial tasks like one-on-ones, giving feedback, delegating, hiring, building team culture, and leading remote teams, with useful worksheets and a list of questions for your next interview. An approachable, engaging style using real-world stories, Everyone Deserves a Great Manager provides the blueprint for becoming the great manager every team deserves.
HBR's 10 Must Reads for New Managers by
Call Number: Lakeland Circulation; HD31.2 .H37 2017
Publication Date: 2017-02-28
Develop the mindset and presence to successfully manage others for the first time. If you read nothing else on becoming a new manager, read these 10 articles. We've combed through hundreds of Harvard Business Review articles and selected the most important ones to help you transition from being an outstanding individual contributor to becoming a great manager of others. This book will inspire you to: Develop your emotional intelligence Influence your colleagues through the science of persuasion Assess your team and enhance its performance Network effectively to achieve business goals and for personal advancement Navigate relationships with employees, bosses, and peers Get support from above View the big picture in your decision making Balance your team's work and personal life in a high-intensity workplace This collection of articles includes "Becoming the Boss," by Linda A. Hill; "Leading the Team You Inherit," by Michael D. Watkins; "Saving Your Rookie Managers from Themselves," by Carol A. Walker; "Managing the High-Intensity Workplace," by Erin Reid and Lakshmi Ramarajan; "Harnessing the Science of Persuasion," Robert B. Cialdini; "What Makes a Leader?" by Daniel Goleman; "The Authenticity Paradox," by Herminia Ibarra; "Managing Your Boss," by John J. Gabarro and John P. Kotter; "How Leaders Create and Use Networks," by Herminia Ibarra and Mark Lee Hunter; "Management Time: Who's Got the Monkey?" by William Oncken, Jr., and Donald L. Wass; and BONUS ARTICLE: "How Managers Become Leaders," by Michael D. Watkins.
The Heart of Business: Leadership Principles for the Next Era of Capitalism by
Call Number: Winter Haven Circulation; HF5387 .J647 2021
Publication Date: 2021-05-04
A Wall Street Journal Bestseller Named a Financial Times top title How to unleash "human magic" and achieve improbable results. Hubert Joly, former CEO of Best Buy and orchestrator of the retailer's spectacular turnaround, unveils his personal playbook for achieving extraordinary outcomes by putting people and purpose at the heart of business. Back in 2012, "Everyone thought we were going to die," says Joly. Eight years later, Best Buy was transformed as Joly and his team rebuilt the company into one of the nation's favorite employers, vastly increased customer satisfaction, and dramatically grew Best Buy's stock price. Joly and his team also succeeded in making Best Buy a leader in sustainability and innovation. In The Heart of Business, Joly shares the philosophy behind the resurgence of Best Buy: pursue a noble purpose, put people at the center of the business, create an environment where every employee can blossom, and treat profit as an outcome, not the goal. This approach is easy to understand, but putting it into practice is not so easy. It requires radically rethinking how we view work, how we define companies, how we motivate, and how we lead. In this book Joly shares memorable stories, lessons, and practical advice, all drawn from his own personal transformation from a hard-charging McKinsey consultant to a leader who believes in human magic. The Heart of Business is a timely guide for leaders ready to abandon old paradigms and lead with purpose and humanity. It shows how we can reinvent capitalism so that it contributes to a sustainable future.
Money on the Table: How to Increase Profits Through Gender-Balanced Leadership by
Call Number: Lakeland Circulation; HD6060.6 .G74 2016
Publication Date: 2017-01-03
If our executive suites and boardrooms aren't gender-balanced, we're throwing money away! The shortage of women in boardrooms and executive suites means companies are missing out on the best solutions, products, and services--and on having the type of workplace that will attract the best workers. Gender imbalance is a serious problem in companies, and the cost is significant--but it is a problem we can solve. Melissa Greenwell challenges leaders in a no-blame, logical approach to bring more female talent into leadership positions for one simple reason: Their companies will make more money if they do. Leaders of gender-balanced companies profit from differences in the female brain responsible for questioning, debate, idea-generation, and problem solving, and those companies see increased performance and healthier strategies and tactics. Greenwell deftly demystifies gender imbalance, making it a topic we can discuss without fearing perceptions of favoritism or sexism. Money on the Table is destined to become the go-to book for CEOs and their leadership teams, boards of directors, and top HR leaders, with a clear place in talent acquisition and engagement strategies as well. Greenwell supports her thesis with business cases, interviews with top business leaders, and the brain science that explains why women and men think, communicate, and problem-solve differently. Key insights, explanations, vocabulary, and action plans complete the book along with a compelling list of ten rules that women should abide by to fulfill their part of "getting a seat at the table."
No-Drama Leadership: How Enlightened Leaders Transform Culture in the Workplace by
Call Number: Lakeland Circulation; HD57.7 .C5163 2015
Publication Date: 2015-05-28
Choice. Power. Speed. Today's leaders continually face these forces. But with too many choices, too much power, and too much speed, leaders often make decisions in a heightened state of emotion (and drama). Hasty decisions are often poor ones and in this climate there is no place to hide. Privacy is a thing of the past; the days of covering up or ignoring a problem are over. In today's transparent culture, the decision making of leaders is more vulnerable then ever-and it is more critical than ever to get it right. Marlene Chism's No-Drama Leadership introduces just the model the corporate world needs. Using case studies, checklists, and examples from various levels of hierarchy in leadership and from a variety of industries, Chism introduces the mindset shifts and practical skills needed to develop enlightened leaders, whose decision making flows from a much more grounded and aligned place. You will learn how to: Identify the signs of misalignment Increase your leadership effectiveness Use four quadrants of change as a catalyst for leadership growth Increase employee engagement Tap into the gifts and talents of your employees Communicate strategically Create a culture of accountability Increase innovation and productivity through empowerment Today's leader needs more than position, power, or business acumen. Today's leader needs more than self-management, communication skills, or emotional intelligence. We need leaders who are aligned, aware, and accountable, who balance choice and power with wisdom and responsibility-leaders who embrace and embody both the inner game of leadership growth with the outer game of business results, modeling both the mindsets and actions that transform the cultures they lead.
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