This book reveals the power dynamics and interpersonal politics that lie at the heart of professional organizations.
Author: Laura Empson
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Category: Business & Economics
Professional organizations - such as accounting and consulting firms, law firms, and investment banks - are fundamental to the functioning of the global economy. Yet many of the most powerful are notoriously private. This book uncovers the complex, messy, and surprisingly emotional challenges of leading professional organizations - revealing the realities that lies beneath the 'professional' surface which these organizations present to the outside world. Individual professionals - highly educated, highly intelligent, and highly opinionated - are generally reluctant to see themselves as followers and may be equally reluctant to put themselves forward as leaders. They value their autonomy and confer authority on their leaders on a highly contingent basis. How does a professional come to be seen as a leader within a professional organization? How do leaders maintain their position once they have reached the top of their organization? How do they navigate the complex power relationships among their professional colleagues and actually get things done? Leading Professionals: Power, Politics, and Prima Donnas analyses the complex power dynamics and interpersonal politics that lie at the heart of leadership in professional organizations. It is based on Laura Empson's scholarly research into the world's leading professional organizations across a range of sectors, including interviews with over 500 senior professionals in 16 countries. It draws on the latest organizational and leadership theory to analyse in detail exactly how professionals come together to create 'leadership'. It identifies how change happens within professional organizations and explains why their leaders so often fail.
When professionals feel excluded—or that no efforts are made to solicit their
ideas and objections—they feel alienated and fail to focus on the task at hand. ...
Providing a positive personal example is crucial when leading professionals.
Author: Thomas DeLong
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
Category: Business & Economics
For too long, professional services firms have relied on the “producer-manager” model, which works well in uncomplicated business environments. However, today’s managing directors must balance often conflicting roles, more demanding clients, tougher competitors, and associates with higher expectations of partners at all levels. When Professionals Have to Lead presents an overarching framework better suited to such complexity. It identifies the four critical activities for effective PSF leadership: setting strategic direction, securing commitment to this direction, facilitating execution, and setting a personal example. Through examples from consulting practices, accounting firms, investment banks, and other professional service organizations, industry veterans DeLong, Gabarro, and Lees show how this model works to: • Align your firm’s culture and key organizational components. • Satisfy your clients’ needs without sacrificing essential managerial responsibilities. • Address matters of size, scale, and complexity while maintaining the qualities that make professional services firms unique. A valuable new resource, this book redefines the role of leadership in professional services firms.
This book includes contributions from: Adam Goucher Linda Wilkinson Rex Black Martin Schröder Clint Talbert Scott Barber Kamran Khan Emily Chen Brian Nitz Remko Tronçon Alan Page Neal Norwitz Michelle Levesque Jeffrey Yasskin John D. Cook ...
Author: Adam Goucher
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
Successful software depends as much on scrupulous testing as it does on solid architecture or elegant code. But testing is not a routine process, it's a constant exploration of methods and an evolution of good ideas. Beautiful Testing offers 23 essays from 27 leading testers and developers that illustrate the qualities and techniques that make testing an art. Through personal anecdotes, you'll learn how each of these professionals developed beautiful ways of testing a wide range of products -- valuable knowledge that you can apply to your own projects. Here's a sample of what you'll find inside: Microsoft's Alan Page knows a lot about large-scale test automation, and shares some of his secrets on how to make it beautiful Scott Barber explains why performance testing needs to be a collaborative process, rather than simply an exercise in measuring speed Karen Johnson describes how her professional experience intersected her personal life while testing medical software Rex Black reveals how satisfying stakeholders for 25 years is a beautiful thing Mathematician John D. Cook applies a classic definition of beauty, based on complexity and unity, to testing random number generators All author royalties will be donated to the Nothing But Nets campaign to save lives by preventing malaria, a disease that kills millions of children in Africa each year. This book includes contributions from: Adam Goucher Linda Wilkinson Rex Black Martin Schröder Clint Talbert Scott Barber Kamran Khan Emily Chen Brian Nitz Remko Tronçon Alan Page Neal Norwitz Michelle Levesque Jeffrey Yasskin John D. Cook Murali Nandigama Karen N. Johnson Chris McMahon Jennitta Andrea Lisa Crispin Matt Heusser Andreas Zeller David Schuler Tomasz Kojm Adam Christian Tim Riley Isaac Clerencia
As a result, he suggests there are differences between leading musicians and leading professionals. He describes “covert leadership,” where the role of the
leader is to act quietly and unobtrusively in order to produce an inspired
Author: Edward G. Evans
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
Category: Business & Economics
With the start of the 21st Century, information services around the world are facing a host of challenges and changes unique to this era of exponential technological growth. However, this change is further compounded by the high turnover rate in senior positions. Focusing on leadership, this text—ideal for young, emerging managers and supervisors—guides future leaders in making the appropriate choices and decisions in response to and in anticipation of the competition. Authors G. Edward Evans and Patricia Layzell Ward's vast professional experience in a variety of roles and organizations all over the world serves as a strong basis for the advice presented. Leadership Basics for Librarians and Information Professionals includes data from surveys and interviews of leaders in archives, libraries, and other information services arenas, as well as current literature on leadership from both general management and information services fields. All together this book is a solid starting point for young librarians and information professionals seeking to get ahead of the competition, as well as a helpful reminder for seasoned leaders needing a bit of inspiration.
This title gives much-needed advice to those who have to lead teams of professional service providers, whether in law and accountancy firms, advertising agencies, design businesses or TV production units.
Author: Geoff Smith
Publisher: Kogan Page Limited
Category: Business & Economics
This title gives much-needed advice to those who have to lead teams of professional service providers, whether in law and accountancy firms, advertising agencies, design businesses or TV production units. It shows how to meet the challenge of fostering and maintaining a well co-ordinated team.
This is a valuable resource for any educational leader who wishes to become a ′head learner.′" —Arthur L. Costa, Professor Emeritus California State University, Sacramento "Hord and Sommers create a powerful bridge between the ...
Author: Shirley M. Hord
Publisher: Corwin Press
Imagine all professionals in all schools engaged in continuous professional learning! Education experts Shirley M. Hord and William A. Sommers explore the school-based learning opportunities offered to school professionals and the principal's critical role in the creation, development, and support of an effective professional learning community (PLC). This book provides school leaders with readily accessible information to guide them in initiating and developing a PLC that supports teachers and students. Using field-tested examples, the text illustrates how this research-based school improvement model can help educators: Increase leadership capacity Embed professional development into daily work Create a positive school culture Develop accountability Boost student achievement
Beautiful Testing offers 23 essays from 27 leading testers and developers that illustrate the qualities and techniques that make testing an art.
Author: Tim Riley
Beautiful Testing offers 23 essays from 27 leading testers and developers that illustrate the qualities and techniques that make testing an art. Through personal anecdotes, you'll learn how each of these professionals developed beautiful ways of testing a wide range of products -- valuable knowledge that you can apply to your own projects.
Clarifies for the first time what contemporary early childhood practitioners and leaders need to know in order to manage early childhood services in a professional way. The text explores leadership concepts in an integrated manner.
Author: Marjory Ebbeck
Publisher: Elsevier Australia
Clarifies for the first time what contemporary early childhood practitioners and leaders need to know in order to manage early childhood services in a professional way. The text explores leadership concepts in an integrated manner. Authors are from the University of South Australia, & the University of Melbourne.
This collection of essays focuses on how workers conceptualize and act upon their responsibilities at work.
Author: Howard Gardner
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Business & Economics
This collection of essays focuses on how workers conceptualize and act upon their responsibilities at work. The contributors examine creativity, drive, caring, and purpose as models and explore the dysfunctions that can lead to compromised work and employee cynicism.
We must not be afraid of failure.This book contains six in-depth interviews I've conducted with some of America's leading professionals in different industries.
Author: F E
The American Dream stands for freedom. It stands for the opportunity for prosperity and success and an upward social mobility for your family and children, achieved through hard work in a society with few barriers. It's one of the main reasons people move to the United States.However, many young Americans believe that the American Dream is dying, or that it's already dead. In other words, they believe the opportunities their parents once had are no longer available to them.History shows that we're constantly evolving, as individuals and as a society. In the workforce, the skills required for a successful career today may not be the same for tomorrow. But it's our willingness to learn new skills, by putting in the effort to learn something new, that makes us grow as professionals, and as human beings. We must not be afraid of failure.This book contains six in-depth interviews I've conducted with some of America's leading professionals in different industries. The focus of these interviews is around their professional lives and the habits they've formed that have contributed to their success, both in business and in life. I've also collected their thoughts on the American Dream and whether or not they believe it's still alive. I was truly inspired by what they had to say, and I hope you'll be inspired as well.Life is full of opportunities. But we must have the awareness to see them, the courage to pursue them, and the perseverance to see them through. We will face many setbacks on our journey, but it's the determination to get back up, after we've been knocked down, that will make the difference between success and failure. Although industries will rise and fall, the American Dream is not dead. These interviews serve as proof.
Author: The World's Leading ProfessionalsPublish On: 2013-10
In fact, that's what makes this book so valuable. Here are some of the world's leading professionals who have achieved success. They discuss their accomplishments for your guidance.
Author: The World's Leading Professionals
Category: Business & Economics
Individuals pursue success as a goal. Success is a condition based on the outcome of your movement from your point of origin to your chosen finishing line. This obviously varies by individual and situation. In business, success is commonly measured in goal achievement, dollars and/or recognition. As a guide, it is always useful to look at philosophies that successful leaders propose to move you towards your goal of success. In fact, that's what makes this book so valuable. Here are some of the world's leading professionals who have achieved success. They discuss their accomplishments for your guidance. Each chapter has valuable information and insight from some of today's most experienced professionals. Here are three quotes that present different facets of success by well-known business people who have enjoyed the satisfaction of success: You see, in life, lots of people know what to do, but few people actually do what they know. Knowing is not enough! You must take action. Anthony Robbins Give me a stock clerk with a goal and I'll give you a man who will make history. Give me a man with no goals and I'll give you a stock clerk. J.C. Penney Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off the goal. Henry Ford For coaching and guidance by some of today's Leading Professionals, read on in this Success Guide...
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This book shows how LIS schools and professional organizations can help information professionals to continue their education after finishing formal programs to keep up with the growing demands of the field.
Author: Mary H. Moen
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
This book shows how LIS schools and professional organizations can help information professionals to continue their education after finishing formal programs to keep up with the growing demands of the field. As technology rapidly advances, the need for continuing education increases at an accelerating rate. Within 10–12 years of completing formal education, most information professionals' knowledge and skills become out of date, leaving them only half as able to meet the new demands of the profession. Additionally, the increase in online education programs for LIS students can limit their connection with practicing professionals and, in some locations, their engagement with diverse populations. LIS schools and professional development organizations, however, can support professional development in new and exciting ways. Readers will learn how faculty in LIS schools are innovating their courses and providing continuing education experiences. Taking advantage of the benefits of online, digital, and experiential learning projects, they are creating meaningful, collaborative learning opportunities between students and practitioners in the field. The book also addresses how social media tools can help online students experience interactive community learning and network within the profession before they start their positions. Explains how LIS schools can provide collaborative professional learning opportunities through online and experiential programs Introduces readers to the profession and the diversity of the clientele they will serve, referring to successful programs as models Highlights benefits and examples of international study programs Helps strengthen partnerships between LIS schools and the professional community Offers guidance for planning professional development events
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But his first notable success as a professional on the Golf links was obtained at a
meeting of the leading professionals at Earlsferry, after he had attained his
majority. At this tournament, by coming in with the lowest score, he established
This book has been written to provide comprehensive coverage of the Chartered
Institute of Personnel and Development's Leadership and Management
Standards, which all providers of the Institute's Professional Development
Scheme (PDS) ...
Author: Keith Porter
Category: Business & Economics
This new and completely revised editition continues to provide the breadth and depth of coverage, practical management exercises and case studies with exam questions that are needed for syllabus use. It is packed with examples and extracts from 'Personnel Today', and is written in a student-friendly style. Previous ed.: published as Core management.
Author: Gerald (Jerry) R. LedlowPublish On: 2013-05-23
Key Features Text developed based on competencies from the Healthcare Leadership Alliance Competency Directory Practical, real-world cases from health leaders across the industry that demonstrate the application of theoretical principles in ...
Author: Gerald (Jerry) R. Ledlow
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
An All-New Second Edition of the Essential Health Leadership Text Leadership for Health Professionals: Theory, Skills, and Applications, Second Edition is the first textbook of its kind to apply classical knowledge of leadership theory and time-honored best practices of industry leaders to a health organization context. This comprehensive and well-organized text is grounded in real-world applications of theoretical concepts, and focuses on practical examples of leadership practice in actual healthcare scenarios. The text’s innovative and dynamic pedagogical structure cycles and expands key concepts throughout the text, allowing for enhanced learning and information retention. The material supports and engages students, pushing them to synthesize solutions and develop leadership strategies that are flexible enough to address an ever-changing industry. The fully-revised and updated Second Edition includes new material supporting leadership in “high performing organizations,” as well as a stronger emphasis on leading systems and sub-systems of health organizations. The Second Edition also features a new chapter on the healthcare supply chain and integration with revenue management and finance, expanded material on competencies and motivation, new material on emergency and disaster preparedness for hospitals and public health systems, and expanded material on strategic and operational planning. Ideally suited for graduate or upper-level undergraduate students in health professions programs, Leadership for Health Professionals, Second Edition is the essential text for future healthcare industry leaders. Key Features Text developed based on competencies from the Healthcare Leadership Alliance Competency Directory Practical, real-world cases from health leaders across the industry that demonstrate the application of theoretical principles in practice Material organized in four parts according to Bloom’s Taxonomy of the Cognitive Domain, which encourages retention, synthesis, and learning Instructor Resources, including an Instructor’s Manual, PowerPoint Presentations, and a Test Bank Each new copy of the text includes an access code to the Navigate Companion Website with helpful Student Resources
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