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Competitive Leadership

Author : Brian Billick
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Brian Billick, who guided the Baltimore Ravens to victory in Super Bowl XXXV in only his second year as head coach, quickly earned a reputation as one of the best leaders and motivators in the ranks of the NFL. Creating what many football observers consider the all-time best defense, he led his team to football’s Holy Grail against long odds and a tough series of adversaries. Calling upon the skills that helped lead a professional football team, Billick has created an invaluable resource for business executives who want to focus and energize their employees, team members who want to be more effective contributors to their organizations, and anyone who wants to improve their leadership skills.

The Journey to Competitive Advantage Through Servant Leadership

Author : Bill B. Flint
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Building The Company Every Person Dreams Of Working For And Every President Has A Vision Of Leading. With today's tough economic environment and declining trust in leaders, companies are in desperate need of leaders who can provide the vision, goals, and direction needed to develop and maximize the full potential of their people and the business results. The Journey To Competitive Advantage Through Servant Leadership was written to help organizations and leaders understand that building a sustainable competitive advantage depends on how people are treated--and the best way to create a competitive advantage is by developing an environment of caring, mutual trust and respect between the leaders and their people.Servant leaders have learned that focusing their efforts and strategy on developing the full potential of their associates helps create a winning partnership for the people and the business. To help leaders develop this collaborative environment, the author shares his own leadership journey both the successes and struggles. He compiles the lessons of a lifetime into one comprehensive document that can help point the way for leaders to the fulfilling life of "servant leadership"-that powerful, almost mystical capability to help people achieve beyond their fondest dreams, while living a life of faith and making priceless contributions to the people God brings into their life. He takes a highly ethical and moral approach to developing employees, leading your business and balancing your life. He provides practical examples of how to build a business of which you can be proud by helping people succeed and achieve their goals which is a time proven way to ensure that you too will succeed.If you are seeking to improve your career, be a leader in all you do, build a business of integrity, or balance your life with better relationships - this book is for you! "A thought provoking and insightful look into the oft en underestimated and misunderstood field of leadership in business; Bill Flint s "The Journey to Competitive Advantage through Servant Leadership" offers a pragmatic Golden Rule guide to being a responsible and inspiring leader. A must read book for professional and personal enlightenment in what it takes to bring the best out in your people and yourself." Dr. Stormy T. W. Hicks, Ph.D., Former President & COO of J.B. Poindexter Co., and ITT Automotive, and Executive Director of Ford Motor Company.

Executive Team Leadership in the Global Economic and Competitive Environment

Author : Richard L. Nolan
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Corporations have continued to grow and extend their operations into the global economy to the point that the modern corporation has become larger and more influential than many sovereign countries. In this global expansion, corporations have extended their operations with little restraint—almost only limited by corporate lawyers’ imaginations. Modern corporations have become so pervasive; world populations are more dependent on them for their food, services, technologies, work and daily well-being than ever before. This book analyzes the twenty-first century forces challenging the executive leadership of the modern corporation. Lessons are drawn for corporate leaders facing these challenges: turbulent times, balancing creators and stewards, managing company culture, managing by wire, incorporating global virtual organization structures, and managing sustained innovation. Nolan concludes with guidelines on creating a leadership agenda for transforming the corporation to successfully compete in the realities of the new corporate world of the twenty-first century.

Business Leadership and Market Competitiveness

Author : Andrée Marie López-Fernández
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Competitive paradigms, which are constantly being shifted, and turbulent environmental conditions, which today are a constant, tend to dictate rather than inform strategic decision making regarding an organization’s status quo and desired outcomes. As such, there is a need for organizational leaders to re-examine current practices. This book provides insight into business dynamics and the internal and external factors that, when strategically aligned, provide satisfaction, added value, and enhanced performance.

Black Political Incorporation Or Subordination Political Competitiveness and Leadership Formation Prior to the Election of Black Mayors

Author : Richard Allan Keiser
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Together We Can

Author : Steven Lee Bosserman
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Together We Can recounts effective strategies for institutional change and focuses on collective leadership within the land-grant university system, with reflections on Hiler’s long and successful career in academic leadership, both at Texas A&M University and within the larger Texas A&M System. Although many books discuss leadership and organizational change in the private sector, there are relatively few dealing with public-sector entities—especially public land-grant universities and academic agencies—and none on collective leadership, the standard for highly collaborative and interdependent groups and individuals. Hiler draws on more than four decades of academic leadership experiences and personal anecdotes to recount the history of the land-grant system and Texas’ place in it. He also distills collective leadership “principles-in-action” that he believes should sustain such institutions, including Texas A&M, in the future, articulating an unwavering argument that the land-grant mission, through teaching, research, and outreach through extension, remains the single most powerful educational force within our society to equip citizens with the means to adapt to create meaningful opportunities, improve quality of life, and keep the world on a sustainable course amid uncertain times. Bosserman then places Hiler’s reflections in the context of institutional change strategies and situational leadership styles to establish a “do-it-yourself tool kit” that includes effective leadership, collaboration, and mentorship approaches and techniques for those who strive to make a positive impact in their organizations, regardless of their starting point.

Hierarchical Decision Modeling

Author : Tugrul U. Daim
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This volume, developed in honor of Dr. Dundar F. Kocaoglu, aims to demonstrate the applications of the Hierarchical Decision Model (HDM) in different sectors and its capacity in decision analysis. It is comprised of essays from noted scholars, academics and researchers of engineering and technology management around the world. This book is organized into five parts: Technology Policy Planning, Strategic Technology Planning, Technology Assessment, Application Extensions, and Methodology Extensions. Dr. Dundar F. Kocaoglu is one of the pioneers of multiple decision models using hierarchies, and creator of the HDM in decision analysis. HDM is a mission-oriented method for evaluation and/or selection among alternatives. A wide range of alternatives can be considered, including but not limited to, different technologies, projects, markets, jobs, products, cities to live in, houses to buy, apartments to rent, and schools to attend. Dr. Kocaoglu’s approach has been adopted for decision problems in many industrial sectors, including electronics research and development, education, government planning, agriculture, energy, technology transfer, semiconductor manufacturing, and has influenced policy locally, nationally, and internationally. Moreover, his students developed advanced tools and software applications to further improve and enhance the robustness of the HDM approach. Dr. Kocaoglu has made many contributions to the field of Engineering and Technology Management. During his tenure at Portland State University, he founded the Engineering and Technology Management program, where he served as Program Director and later, Department Chair. He also started the Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology (PICMET), which organizes an annual conference in international locations such as Korea, Turkey, South Africa, Thailand, and Japan. His teaching has won awards and resulted in a strong sense of student loyalty among his students even decades later. Through his academic work and research, Dr. Kocaoglu has strongly supported researchers of engineering management and has provided tremendous service to the field. This volume recognizes and celebrates Dr. Kocaoglu’s profound contributions to the field, and will serve as a resource for generations of researchers, practitioners and students.

Factors Affecting Firm Competitiveness and Performance in the Modern Business World

Author : Vlachvei, Aspasia
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Economic and business growth is driven by the continuous re-evaluation and optimization of current policies and practices. By implementing more effective procedures, businesses can increase their levels of competitiveness. Factors Affecting Firm Competitiveness and Performance in the Modern Business World is an authoritative reference source for the latest scholarly research on the most appropriate measures and initiatives for firms to become more competitive within various sectors. Incorporating interdisciplinary perspectives through theoretical foundations and real-world case studies, this book is ideally designed for professionals, practitioners, upper-level students, policy makers, and managers interested in the optimization of business performance.

Strategic Management

Author : Richard Lynch
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The 9th edition of this comprehensive core textbook builds on its global perspective and approachable written style, as it explores the key concepts within a clear and logical structure. Lynch guides you through 19 chapters, with updated case studies and pedagogy that support the modern business and management student from start to finish. Continuous contrast between prescriptive and emergent views of strategy highlights key debates within the discipline, whilst an emphasis on the practical throughout the book helps you turn theory into practice

Between Power and Irrelevance

Author : George E. Mitchell
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Geopolitical shifts, increasing demands for accountability, and growing competition have been driving the need for change within transnational nongovernmental organizations (TNGOs). As the world has changed and TNGOs' ambitions have expanded, the roles of TNGOs have shifted and their work has become more complex. To remain effective, legitimate, and relevant in the future necessitates organizational changes, but many TNGOs have been slow to adapt. As a result, the sector's rhetoric of sustainable impact and social transformation has far outpaced the reality of TNGOs' more limited abilities to deliver on their promises. Between Power and Irrelevance openly explores why this gap between rhetoric and reality exists and what TNGOs can do individually and collectively to close it. George E. Mitchell, Hans Peter Schmitz, and Tosca Bruno-van Vijfeijken argue that TNGOs need to change the fundamental conditions under which they operate by bringing their own "forms and norms" into better alignment with their ambitions and strategies. This book offers accessible, future-oriented analyses and lessons-learned to assist practitioners and other stakeholders in formulating and implementing organizational changes. Drawing upon a variety of perspectives, including hundreds of interviews with TNGO leaders, firsthand involvement in major organizational change processes in leading TNGOs, and numerous workshops, training institutes, consultancies, and research projects, the book examines how to adapt TNGOs for the future.