by Roy Osherove, Elastic Leadership Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Elastic Leadership books, One day it happens. You end up in charge of a team as a manager, technical team leader, architect, or scrum master. The team is looking to you for guidance. Personality clashes need to be worked out. Heated debates need to be mediated, and the team is constantly putting out fires instead of doing the right things, the right way. Everyone wants to do the right thing, but nobody seems to doing it. This is where leaders can get stuck and need the guidance that elastic leadership offers. This framework and philosophy of leadership can help as they strive to manage day-to-day and long term challenges, and create the elusive self-organizing team by coming to understand that their leadership needs to change based on the needs and goals of the team. Elastic Leadership offers a set of values, techniques, and practices to consider in current or future leadership roles. First, it looks at the elastic leadership philosophy—a way of navigating the leadership world that provides a moral compass when making decisions, large and small. It includes the leader manifesto, and the elastic leadership framework phases (survival mode, learning, and self organization). Readers will discover a set of techniques and practices the author has acquired along his own journey that will complement and support their moral compass. Next, the book provides a set of thoughts and notes from other leaders, with accompanying annotations from the author about how they fit into the overall framework and compass. Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications.
by Manuh, Takyiwaa, Africa In Contemporary Perspective Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Africa In Contemporary Perspective books, An important feature of Ghanaian tertiary education is the foundational African Studies Programme which was initiated in the early 1960s. Unfortunately hardly any readers exist which bring together a body of knowledge on the themes, issues and debates which inform and animate research and teaching in African Studies particularly on the African continent. This becomes even more important when we consider the need for knowledge on Africa that is not Eurocentric or sensationalised, but driven from internal understandings of life and prospects in Africa. Dominant representations and perceptions of Africa usually depict a continent in crisis. Rather than buying into external representations of Africa, with its 'lacks' and aspirations for Western modernities, we insist that African scholars in particular should be in the forefront of promoting understanding of the pluri-lingual, overlapping, and dense reality of life and developments on the continent, to produce relevant and usable knowledge. Continuing and renewed interest in Africa's resources, including the land mass, economy, minerals, visual arts and performance cultures, as well as bio-medical knowledge and products, by old and new geopolitical players, obliges African scholars to transcend disciplinary boundaries and to work with each other to advance knowledge and uses of those resources in the interests of Africa's people.
by Church Health LLC, Organix Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Organix books, Does your leadershipstyle fit new ways of doing church--leadership that is organic and elasticand that finds ways to seize God-given opportunities? Looking back anddrawing on the ancient Christian tradition, Bob Whitesel describes seven traitsfor successful leadership, which he characterizes by seven symbols: O (the Greek symbol theta) – the firstletter of the Greek word theosstresses that God is the source of the burden for others and provides the powerto help them. Rx (the medical prescription symbol) – an emphasis on addressing the spiritual and physical health of leaders. G (a stylized “G” for “graffiti”)– the edgy, colorful, and artful collages that help define contemporaryorganizations. A (inspired by the recyclesymbol) – the idea of recycling places, experiences and people rather thandiscarding them. N - emerging networks thatc9onnect people more quickly, efficiently, precisely and continuously. I - an emphasis on “incarnation”,a going “in the flesh” to serve others rather than sending surrogates. X (the Jerusalem crosswith a number in each quadrant) – four types of measurement observed inJerusalem (Acts 2:42-47), which at their core point to Christ’s work on thecross. Taken together, these symbols spell out the word “organix” and represent a fundamentally new way to think about your church and how you can best lead.
by Deborah M. Kolb, Her Place At The Table Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Her Place At The Table books, Thoroughly revised and updated and with a new Introduction by the authors, this paperback edition of Her Place at the Table draws on extensive interviews with women leaders to help all women negotiate their path to leadership success. A Woman's Guide to Taking Her Place at the Leadership Table "It's time for women to take their places at the leadership tables alongside men. Why? Because the skills we developed at the foot of the table—bringing people together, building bridges across differences, and thinking outside the box—are in great demand. But to use this time and these skills to the greatest advantage, read this book. The authors have set a great meal for you...just devour it." —Marie C. Wilson, president and founder, The White House Project "Does she have the right stuff? That question follows women whenever they are promoted to visible leadership positions. Her Place at the Table lays out the pragmatic moves that can help any woman in business show she has the right stuff. I encourage all women with leadership aspirations to use this book as a guide." —Patricia Fili-Krushel, executive vice president, Time Warner "Women roar—they are the leaders we need in corporations today, but there are still some barriers. This book will help individual women negotiate what they need to succeed as leaders and help their firms support them in their efforts. That way we all win!" —Tom Peters, management consultant and author, Reimagine! Business Excellence in a Disruptive Age For more information about Her Place at the Table or a group discussion guide, visit http://www.herplaceatthetable.com. Completely Updated with a New Introduction by the Authors
by Alan W. Stanfield, Defining Effective Leadership Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Defining Effective Leadership books, Life offers each of us opportunities to be a leader. Leadership is not reserved for those who hold a title or a lucrative position-it can be demonstrated by anyone in any capacity in which they serve. We need leadership in our homes, our churches, our jobs, and everywhere in between. In Defining Effective Leadership: Leading Wherever You Are, author and leader Alan Stanfield conveys this message and stresses the importance of effective leadership through the different phases of our lives. He addresses a variety of issues that leaders face and illustrates seven characteristics of effective leaders: bull; Consistency bull; Leading by Example bull; Realizing That Others Are Needed bull; Showing Appreciation bull; Casting a Vision bull; Making the Most of What You Have bull; Managing Authority Readers will find Defining Effective Leadership distinct from most books on the subject due to its focus on the simpler side of leadership. Stanfield demonstrates that, contrary to popular belief, leadership is not about the things you do once you get to the top, but rather the things you do before you get there. It is about leading in everything you do in life. Defining Effective Leadership: Leading Wherever You Are compels the reader to look beyond conventional methods and understand that true leadership is about serving others.
by Chris Tompkins, Elastic Morality Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Elastic Morality books, laterBack Cover Copy E.las.tic Mo.ral.i.ty: An emerging Christian mindset for right and wrong that ? Creates space for diversity ? Resists judgment ? Extends uncensored acceptance ? Exchanges certainty for mystery ? Stretches the boundaries of belief and behaviour Elastic Morality is a portrait of a generation painted from a palette of values unlike that of previous generations. It articulates a moral trajectory that is taking young adults of today into places their parents and grandparents would find unfamiliar. The book provides a lens through which thoughtful readers are invited into the heart of what drives 20-somethings today. Dr. Marv Penner -- Youth Specialties and AllAboutYouth This documentation of relativistic values and expressions of faith among youth leaders is essential reading for those who value effective ministry. Elastic Morality offers a tough dose of reality. But the authors passionately and creatively reflect on responses to find solutions that preserve the integrity of Christian faith. Reginald W. Bibby, Ph.D. -- Department of Sociology, University of Lethbridge In order to effectively reach the emerging generation, we must first come to an understanding of who they are and what they believe. Chris, Don, and John provide us with a compelling window into who young adults are and how to best instill in them a faith that has deep and reaching consequences. Im recommending this book to youth workers, pastors, educators, and parents! Dr. Walt Mueller -- Founder and President, Center for Parent/Youth Understanding Elastic Morality Authors Chris Tompkins -- team leader, youth expert Don Posterski -- author, researcher, cultural strategist John McAuley -- visionary, speaker, coach