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.
Leading from the front—being visible in the community while leading professionals—and building a firm's reputation should not be seen as a political
process but rather a “marketing” process in the best sense of that term. Ambiguity
about the ...
Author: Thomas J. 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.
Chapter 11 Leading and Managing Yourself: Mentors Chapter Outline Traits of
Good Mentors 110 The Need for Multiple Mentors 114 Finding a Mentor 115 The
Importance of Mentoring Others 116 “The time to repair the roof is when the sun
Author: Bertrand C. Liang
Can technical paradigms help managers lead technical companies? In Managing and Leading for Science Professionals, Bertrand Liang explains that they can, as he explores real issues of importance for technical students and managers who want to move into leadership positions. A CEO with an MBA, Liang originally trained as a neurology and oncology clinician and later earned a PhD in molecular biology and genetics. In this book, he emphasizes what he wishes he had known as he advanced through the organization. His practitioner's point of view is perfectly suited to those who are moving, or want to move, from the technical side to the business side. Focusing on the experiences of scientists and engineers, he teaches ways to speak top management's language. His insights deliver essential knowledge, empowering technical staff to succeed using the skills they know best. Describes "what I wish I’d known" as a manager with a technical background Focuses on using skills other than risk analysis to make decisions Explores ways to lead and manage innovation, particularly in relation to executives' responsibilities, skills, and tolerance for risk
to this book, in which we explore and discuss the collective learning that takes
place among school professionals in their schools and the role that the principal
and other leaders play in the creation and development of this community ...
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
OBSERVING OTHER PRACTITIONERS 1 Observing other teachers teaching . 2
Observing teachers in other schools ... EXTENDING PROFESSIONAL
EXPERIENCE 1 Leading school - based INSET . 2 Rotating roles / jobs . 3
Developing your ...
Author: Peter Earley
This book gives an up to date picture of a rapidly changing field, enhances understanding of continuing professional development and its potential to bring about change and development to improve the quality of teaching and learning in schools.
In order for our district to transform its previous professional development
practices, all stakeholders needed to shift to a new vision of professional learning
. Empowered professionals driving their own continuous learning, holding
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!
It is the learned society holding the profession's body of knowledge and has a major responsibility in developing the curriculum framework. It provides a wide
range of services and support for its members and takes the essential leading
role in ...
Author: Robert Jones (MMACP.)
Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing
Edited by Robert Jones and Fiona Jenkins, this book describes how allied health professions (AHPs) relate to today's NHS, and how they themselves are organised as well as covering key management challenges currently facing the profession.
Just as learning is the province not only of students but also of teachers, other professionals, schools and systems themselves, so too is leadership exercised in
each sphere of activity. This is one important way in which leadership for learning
Author: Christine Wise
This volume provides an overview of key contemporary themes in educational leadership. It focuses on developing professional capacity, organisation improvement and the implementation of change, looking at theoretical frameworks and concepts, recent research studies and case examples of effective practice. The book covers: - leading learning and learner leadership - change processes and distributed leadership - leading professional development for educational contexts. Designed to encourage critical analysis and debate, this volume will be a useful resource for postgraduate and professional development courses in educational leadership and for practitioners. It is a companion to Educational Leadership: Context, Strategy and Collaboration, also published by Sage.
As the authors ofthis book, we want to thank you for purchasing and using this
textbook for professional development, instruction, and education. We believe
that the title of this book says it all: Leadership for Health Professionals: Theory,
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 is a new and completely revised edition of the successful text published in 2000 entitled Core Management. The book provides excellent coverage of the CIPD syllabus for three core areas of the CIPD syllabus. New end of chapter website links are included. The text is written in an easy-to-read style and each chapter is linked to other relevant parts of the book.
Author: Gerald (Jerry) R. LedlowPublish On: 2013-05-23
PREFACE As the authors of this book, we want to thank you for purchasing and
using this textbook for professional development, instruction, and education. We
believe that the title of this book says it all: Leadership for Health Professionals: ...
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
The Restructuring of Professional Work Jane Broadbent, Michael Dietrich,
Jennifer Roberts. 4. LEADING. PROFESSIONALS. Towards. new. concepts. of.
professionalism. Robin. Middlehurst. and. Tom. Kennie. INTRODUCTION This
Author: Jane Broadbent
Category: Business & Economics
What has been the impact of deregulation and a rapidly changing socio-economic environment on the professions? The cross-disciplinary contributions to this volume examine the changing role of the professions.
Leading Today and Tomorrow Marjory Ebbeck, Manjula Waniganayake. cal
requirement . Leadership is necessary to ensure that the intent and the spirit of
the law are upheld from a values perspective . DEFINITIONS AND DISCOURSE
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.
The role of leading professional was conceptualized collegially , mainly
concerned with curriculum matters and pastoral care , although also responsible
for providing an effective administrative framework within which teachers could
work with ...
Author: Lesley Kydd
People are the most important resource in education and their effective leadership and management is vital to the success of all educational organizations. This new collection of readings provides an up-to-date account of current thinking about working with people in education, both as individuals and in teams. The book deals with the ways in which people perform in the workplace and examines effective leadership and management of human resources.
Foreword I have a profound interest in leadership, and on a yearly basis I give
presentations and workshops on leadership in our profession. I found this book to
be excellent. It was easy reading and full of leadership common sense and ...
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.
Relative Compensation Between School Administrators and Professionals Other
Than Teachers Level of ... a particular professional occupation relative to those
for other professional occupations can help to explain variations in the number of
Author: Susan M. Gates
Publisher: Rand Corporation
There is concern that schools and districts will be unable to attract and retain enough qualified school administrators. The authors analyze data on school administrators' careers and the factors influencing decisions to enter these careers. They find no national crisis but do find three primary areas of concern: state and local variation in financial rewards, barriers to entry into the field, and the number of administrators nearing retirement.
Leading professionals are, well, leading. They are pioneering new approaches,
almost inevitably the hard way. And it is up to the rest of us members of the
education field to learn everything we can from them. We must absorb techniques
Author: Holt, Dale
Publisher: IGI Global
The use of digital, Web-based simulations for education and training in the workplace is a significant, emerging innovation requiring immediate attention. A convergence of new educational needs, theories of learning, and role-based simulation technologies points to educators’ readiness for e-simulations. As modern e-simulations aim at integration into blended learning environments, they promote rich experiential, constructivist learning. Professional Education Using E-Simulations: Benefits of Blended Learning Design contains a broad range of theoretical perspectives on, and practical illustrations of, the field of e-simulations for educating the professions in blended learning environments. Readers will see authors articulate various views on the nature of professions and professionalism, the nature and roles that various types of e-simulations play in contributing to developing an array of professional capabilities, and various viewpoints on how e-simulations as an integral component of blended learning environments can be conceived, enacted, evaluated, and researched.
As the CEO of a professional institute, I live and breathe standards, qualifications
and helping the profession to strive to be at its best. Something my colleagues
and I are acutely aware of is the need for great leadership in our profession.
Author: Carlos Mena
Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers
Category: Business & Economics
Brought by leaders in the field, Martin Christopher, Remko van Hoek and Carlos Mena, Leading Procurement Strategy will equip the reader with the skills, knowledge and tools needed to articulate an effective procurement strategy and embrace a transformational role to lead procurement teams. Ultimately, it will show the reader how procurement can become an influential function that delivers sustainable competitive advantage. Leading Procurement Strategy is a must-read for all senior procurement executives wishing to further enhance their skill set, master the latest developments in procurement strategy, and really come into their own as procurement leaders. By tackling the major issues that senior procurement practitioners encounter, this book equips readers with the skills to apply powerful and practical tools for managing procurement and supply. Leading Procurement Strategy provides the latest thinking in procurement and supply management within the broad perspective of different industries. The book is supported by an extensive range of real-world case studies drawn from the author's experiences, including Tesco, IKEA, Toyota, Coca-cola, and Apple. It includes forewords by David Noble, Group CEO of CIPS, and Peter Kraljic, Director Emeritus, McKinsey and Company.
1 Leadership of practice: the role of the Early Years Professional CHAPTER
OBJECTIVES This chapter provides a rationale for the book, signposts some of
the topics raised in later chapters and begins to explore some of the differences ...
Author: Mary E Whalley
To achieve Early Years Professional Status candidates must demonstrate that they have effectively led the professional practice of their colleagues across the 0-5 age range. The second edition of this popular text helps Early Years students and experienced practitioners develop the knowledge, skills and confidence to do just that. It explains the nature of leadership and the EYP's role in promoting good practice and appropriate values and principles. This new edition has been fully revised and updated and includes new chapters on leading practice in a multi-professional context and the leader of practice as an agent of change.