before examining leadership in a professional context. The peculiar challenges of leading professionals arise from two interrelated organizational characteristics, which coexist in constant dynamic tension within professional ...
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.
314) Advancement and professional development opportunities, including seminars, leadership institutes, career services, advocacy, promotion of values, and general networking, benefit professionals and students alike.
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
We have never seen a great principal without great staff members who contribute to leading the school. High-quality professionals deserve great leadership. We also believe that a leader must follow sometimes. One strategy we suggest is, ...
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
Teacher leadership is fostered and supported initially by involving teachers on the leadership team that plans and ... for both administrators and teacher leaders as the organization shifts to become a professional learning com- munity.
Author: Susan E. Sather
Publisher: Corwin Press
Developed by Education Northwest (formerly NWREL), this guide offers a data-driven model for implementing professional learning teams to strengthen teacher collaboration, improve instruction, and increase student achievement.
Expectations of leadership include becoming ever more responsive to the complex challenges presented by an increasingly diverse student body. ... Leading professional learning within schools is always central to the change process.
Author: Helen Timperley PhD
Publisher: ACER Press
Today’s school leaders are faced with the increasingly daunting task of leading their schools to improve, to innovate and to become ever more responsive to change. There are many resources to help schools to engage with improvement frameworks, but few that directly address the complexity of the challenges that inevitably arise along the way. Based on extensive research in the field, including the outcomes of a five-year project on school improvement and professional learning in Australia and New Zealand, Leading Professional Learning: Practical strategies for impact in schools identifies the challenges that school leaders face when leading professional learning and development in their schools as part of an improvement agenda. The authors uncover the reasons underpinning these challenges and provide practical strategies on how to address them. Case studies, excerpts from real teachers’ experiences and step-by-step examples of useful strategies, including the spiral of inquiry, give school leaders the tools they need to tackle complex challenges in teaching, learning, curriculum delivery and pedagogical practice in both primary and secondary settings. Leading Professional Learning: Practical strategies for impact in schools is a hands-on resource for school leaders to identify specific professional learning and development issues that accompany the learning and change process and to overcome them in their schools.
Lead. Learners. Model. the. Way. “A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way. ... we have also noticed another educational gap requiring immediate attention: that in teachers' professional learning in which we, ...
Author: Thomas C. Murray
Publisher: Corwin Press
Expert strategies for personalized, 21st Century professional learning! Empower teachers to take ownership of their own professional learning. Recognized EdTech leaders Murray and Zoul guide you step-by-step through the process. Confidently learn to build a values-driven school culture, personalized professional roadmaps, and a collaboration-minded staff. You’ll find concrete examples, leadership profiles, and a wealth of resources to help administrators and teachers: Take ownership of their professional growth Design meaningful learning opportunities Collaborate and learn using technology, blogs, and social media Model and support professional learning for others Transform teacher learning and see your student achievement soar!
This is most easily achieved when a teacher tinkers with information derived from another's professional practice . The problem with attempted transfer is that the tinkering element is often overlooked . The dissemination of ' good ...
Author: Bob Moon
Publisher: Psychology Press
This work focuses on the nature of professional learning and the policy context in which educational reform takes place. It also explores the forms of leadership relevant to the differing contexts of professional development.
She does this in many ways: through leading professional development, assessing, developing schemes, researching and writing. With a national and international reputation in the induction of new teachers and professional development, ...
Author: Sara Bubb
Praise for the first edition: 'Peter Earley and Sara Bubb bring together, in a very accessible way, theoretical and practical aspects of CPD and suggest how leadership and management can be applied in this vital area of staff development. This book will help co-ordinators and school leaders to develop their most important resource - the people who work with the children' - Richard Stainton, Education Journal 'The most obvious target user for the book is the (not rare) person suddenly hoist with the staff development responsibility petard: but, thoughtfully used, most staffrooms will include several people who could benefit from thinking about its contents and putting some of the ideas into practice' - British Journal Educational Technology 'This book is a welcome and practical guide to the wealth of publications on Continuing Professional Development... [M]akes an excellent contribution to the current and widening debate on the nature of Continuing Professional Development. For School Leadership Teams it is an essential resource and reference for the managing of professional development and learning. It also serves as an excellent practical guide, and CPD coordinators reading this book will find themselves questioning and as a result developing their own practice. The book is written in accessible language using believable case studies to illustrate the wealth of research that has been carried out. The deeply embedded notion among some teachers that professional development consists of the one day course is challenged, and the reader is left in no doubt as to the range of opportunities that exist and need for them to be harnessed in order to ensure school improvement. The book is will surely act as a catalyst for the review and development of CPD in schools' - Stephen Merrill, Edge Hill College of Higher Education, British Journal In-Service Education 'A practical guide to all aspects of professional development which ought to be in the possession of every professional development coordinator in every primary and secondary school in the land - and their colleagues in leadership teams' - Tim Brighouse, TES Friday Magazine This new edition of a best-selling book provides an up to date overview of Continuing Professional Development (CPD), combined with a guide to best practice. Changes include: - expanded sections on the professional development of support staff and the wider school workforce (particularly important in the light of workforce remodelling) and the evaluation of CPD - more on making sure that professional development has an impact, and provides good value for money - the common core of skills and knowledge for the children's workforce, the new standards for qualified teacher status, induction, threshold, excellent teachers and advanced skills teachers as well as those for higher level teaching assistants. Drawing on the latest research, the contents include: - a clear explanation of CPD and latest developments; - practical tips on how to lead and manage CPD for a range of staff in schools - identifying training needs, designing and implementing programmes and evaluating their impact; - detailed guidance on CPD for staff at different stages of their careers. Written in a clear readable style it covers the latest standards and offers examples of current good practice. It is an essential professional reference for all those responsible for leading and managing professional learning in schools (headteachers, deputies, CPD and staff development coordinators) and Local Authorities (LAs). It will also prove invaluable to training providers and universities.
V Strategic Marketing for Schools Effective Learning in Schools Reengineering & Total Quality in Schools Leadership & Professional Development in Schools How to Promote Techniques for Effective Professional Learning Professional ...
Author: John West-Burnham
Publisher: Ft Press
Professional development in education is about to undergo yet another change as the Teacher Training Agency sets up its framework of national standards of competency. This book explores a range of issues in professional development.
Profitability ensuring the strategic decisions made today provide the solid foundation to be the leading professional To achieve profitability targets to generate cash shareholders and our people, new services firm for years to ...
Author: Tim Ellis
Category: Technology & Engineering
Professional services firms play a vital role in the social, environmental and economic well-being of any economy. This book considers the key skills and elements required to successfully lead and manage a professional services firm operating in the infrastructure sector. Public- and private-sector clients recognise the role that infrastructure plays in the functionality of our cities and that most urban conurbations have a backlog of infrastructure to deliver to meet the needs of increasing populations, greater urbanisation and emerging economies. Just keeping pace with projected global GDP growth will require an enormous investment in infrastructure and skilful leadership to deliver it. In response to this challenge, professional services firms will need to be well-led and well-managed to be successful and sustainable in the long-term. Such organisations must provide high-value advice, design, knowledge and innovations to get more out of the existing assets and to plan and design new assets with greater integrity and construct them more productively, efficiently and effectively. This book provides practical frameworks for emerging operational managers and future project leaders to prepare them to successfully manage these firms and deliver such projects in the face of new and often disruptive technologies and shifting corporate landscapes. The book is essential reading for aspiring leaders operating in all infrastructure market sectors including energy, water, sewerage, road, rail, ports, airports, education, health, justice, retail, entertainment, property and development sectors.
Leading professional services organizations with cultures that reflect their values will want to hire only people who share those values. Research shows that when a team of employees share the same values, a very powerful force is ...
Author: Don Scales
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Business & Economics
We live in a values-driven world. As times change, businesses must evolve. The way that leaders have run companies for generations is no longer relevant.Today -- Purpose wins over products. Values win over features. Stories win over pitches.Everyone everywhere craves fulfillment. You must share the reason why you exist and infuse it into everything you do, in order to thrive. Many leaders see the shift in the market and make an effort to adapt. Companies quickly learn that one-off workshops and off-sites are not enough. Purpose is more than a press release. Your vision and mission statements should live in practice as well as print, and permeate through every aspect of your organization. You must close the gap between the messages you declare and the experiences you deliver. How to Lead a Values-Based Professional Services Firm shares the vital experience and valuable insights that leaders require to evolve their organizations and navigate the values-driven world we live in. • Live your purpose to stay alive and build a faithful following of clients and team members. • Employ your authentic values as your guide through the modern market and drive profitability. • Share meaningful stories that emotionally connect with today's clientele to transform them into tomorrow's brand ambassadors. 3 keys to unlock purpose and profit will enable you to turn the obstacles of the shifting market into your greatest opportunities, soar above your competitors, and grow your revenue beyond your highest projections.
Author: Ontario Principals' Council,Publish On: 2008-12-17
C HAPTER 2 The Role of the Principal in Leading Professional Learning Communities ... with staff requires careful planning and an understanding of the leadership practices that support principals in a successful implementation process.
Author: Ontario Principals' Council,
Publisher: Corwin Press
This resource provides principals with practical support, step-by-step plans, and hands-on strategies to lead the development of thriving professional learning communities in their schools.
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
With average partner profitability now at nearly $600,000, professional services has taken its rightful position as the leading profession for the 21st century. While some might expect all the professions to be doing well in this period ...
Deloitte & Touche LLP, one of the nation's leading professional services firms, provides accounting, auditing, ... is the result of collaborative efforts among many Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu International professionals worldwide.
Deloitte & Touche LLP The Health Care Practice of Deloitte & Touche LLP comprises more than 1 ,700 professionals who provide a ... one of the world's leading professional services firms, delivering world-class assurance and advisory, ...
Author: American Society of Media PhotographersPublish On: 1983
Book 2: The Annual of Professional Photography American Society of Magazine Photographers Staff, American Society of ... All other photographers who closely follow and admire the work of the leading professionals will also find ASMP ...
How Leading Professionals Act (or Don't Act) Responsibly Howard Gardner ... He is a leading thinker about education and human development and he has studied and written extensively about intelligence, creativity, leadership, ...
Author: Howard Gardner
Category: Business ethics
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.