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Expatriate Leaders of International Development Projects

Author : Patricia J. McLaughlin
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Expatriate leadership of USAID projects is complex, this title seeks to unravel those complexities. Expatriate leaders frequently find project success elusive, due to a multiplicity of factors, from adapting to a developing country’s socio-political-economic conditions to USAID’s policies. This book aims to explain why success is elusive.

Leadership in Regional Community Building

Author : Siti Darwinda Mohamed Pero
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This book examines the role of political leadership as a driver in the process of regional community-building in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the European Union (EU). It considers under which conditions political leadership constitutes a driver of regional community-building and reconceptualises the very idea of political leadership in order to examine its role in a regional context. The book concludes that a comprehensive approach that incorporates political will, the capacity of individual leaders, state capacity, legitimacy, and summitry yields a deeper understanding of political leadership in regional bodies.

Sustained Leadership WBS

Author : Thomas G. Reid
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The Sustained Leader WBS provides a comprehensive tool for assessing and improving leadership potential. A Work Breakdown Structure decomposes every part of the work to be done in a project. Through extensive research and surveys the author has identified 229 WBS elements that apply to building yourself into a sustained leader. Each element provides a self-assessment, additional resources, and a place to record personal goals and due dates giving each reader a personal program plan to build themselves into a better leader.

Be a Leader in Nursing E Book

Author : Heather Henry
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Nursing leadership is now regarded as a core competency to improve clinical outcomes, and nurses need to develop leadership skills from the very start of their career. Be a Leader in Nursing provides a comprehensive, practical guide for nurses through their leadership journey. Written by practising nurse leader Heather Henry, the book focuses on real-world application of leadership models at all levels – from the first moments of a student placement to effective management roles later in a nurse’s career. The enjoyable and approachable text helps the reader to understand, recognize and practise leadership skills, making the book suitable for student nurses covering leadership as part of their curriculum as well as nurses already practising in the system. It will also be invaluable to instructors teaching leadership skills to nursing students. Co-designed with current student nurses - contemporary and relevant content Quotes and real case studies to connect principles with practice Clear learning outcomes, practice activities and reflective practice to support learning Easy to read and accessible – chapters can be read in one sitting Practical ‘time out’ activities and ‘how to’ guides to help you to practise leadership skills as you learn Content consistent with the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s (NMC) Standards of proficiency for pre-registration nursing education and the Healthcare Leadership Model Includes current issues such as leading through social media, leadership in multidisciplinary teams and crises such as pandemics and managing failure Companion videos share nurses’ leadership experiences

The Personalisation of Politics

Author : Lauri Karvonen
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With the weakening of the structural determinants of politics in Western democracies, it is commonly assumed that individual politicians and politicians as individuals have come to mean more for voter behaviour and party choice. Many observers argue that politics has become more personalised in the course of the last few decades. Although considerable research on the various aspects of personalisation has been carried out, no single study so far has approached the question from a broad comparative perspective. By examining four central dimensions of personalisation – institutions, candidates, party leaders and media – and by including data from most stable parliamentary democracies, this book attempts to fill part of that gap. The book demonstrates clearly that there is no linear trend towards more personalisation among the cases studied. From the point of view of the general personalisation thesis, the findings are mixed at best; in some important respects, they are negative. While the media tend to focus more on individual politicians, the idea that party leaders increasingly determine the party choice of voters finds little support in empirical evidence. Most researchers seem to agree that the position of the prime minister has become more dominant. A closer look at comparative evidence results in a more complex picture. There has been a certain tendency to develop the most party-centred electoral systems in a more candidate-centred direction. On the other hand, recent reforms have altered some of the most candidate-centred systems in the opposite direction. Individual candidates seem to mean more to voters in systems where preferential voting has been practiced for a long time. This change is by no means dramatic, nor does it seem to apply to other electoral systems. Karvonen shows that the personalisation thesis, while not completely erroneous, has been overstated not just by the media but in some of the research literature as well.

Leadership Legacy

Author : Trinette Pierre
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This book is a guide that may assist current and future leaders in uncovering hidden tools, situations, and circumstances from past experiences that may help provide insight into where we are and where we are going in life and professional careers. We know that leaders must reflect in order to grow. This guide assists with the reflection process and may allow leaders to use this enlightenment to help grow themselves and their teams.

Paradox and Power in Caring Leadership

Author : Leah Tomkins
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Why does it matter that our leaders care about us? What might we reasonably expect from a caring leader, and what price are we prepared to pay for it? Is caring leadership something ‘soft’, or can it be linked to strategy and delivery? International scholars from the fields of ancient and modern philosophy, psychology, organization studies and leadership development offer a strikingly original debate on what it means for leaders to care.

Young Women and Leadership

Author : Katrina Lee-Koo
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Through a range of case studies in Asia and the Pacific, this edited collection highlights the extent of the unique ways in which young women lead to create change in their own lives and their communities, as well as in the structures, cultures, and institutions in which they live and work. This volume challenges and reshapes the boundaries and relationships of power that animate traditional attitudes to leadership by exploring the often overlooked role of women as leaders and drivers of social change. The text draws on a number of complex case studies in Asia and the Pacific in order to demonstrate how young women around the world have developed organised approaches to leadership that are often collective, collaborative, and transformative. However, as the authors reveal, they also deviate from traditional forms of leadership that have dominated the literature and public understanding. This book will be of interest to students and scholars of the theory and/or practice of leadership. More broadly, it will also be useful for students and scholars of political science, international studies, peace and conflict studies, international and community development, leadership studies, cultural studies, youth studies, and gender studies.

Leadership Dna

Author : Paul Okum
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Not many people are satisfied with the leaders we have in the public and private sectors. We are suffering from a severe lack of good leadershipeven though billions of dollars per year are spent on leadership training and development. The root cause of this leadership vacuum is that leadership gurus firmly believe, teach, and preach that anyone can be made into a leader with the right training, personal desire, and commitment. With this premise, theyve approached leadership as a commonplace and elementary skill that anyone can learn. Theres just one problem: theyre wrong. In this guidebook on leadership, youll learn about all aspects of leadership, including: how to look past personality profiles, leadership models, and traditional assessment tools to grasp what makes a great leader; how to identify and select natural born leaders to achieve your objectives; how to deal with poor leaders who hurt you and your organization. Leadership DNA examines the false premise that anyone can be a leader and provides insights and tools that lead to a better system of identifying, selecting, and developing born leaders.

Professionalizing Leadership

Author : Barbara Kellerman
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Over the last 40 years, the leadership industry has grown exponentially. Yet leadership education, training, and development still fall far short. Moreover, leaders are demeaned, degraded, and derided as they never were before. Why? The problem is leadership has stayed stuck. It has remained an occupation instead of becoming a profession. Unlike medicine and law, leadership has no core curriculum considered essential. It has no widely agreed on metric, or criteria for qualification. And it has no professional association to oversee the conduct of its members or assure minimum standards. Professionalizing Leadership looks to a past in which learning to lead was the most important of eruditions. It looks to a present in which learning to lead is as effortless as ubiquitous. And it looks to a future in which learning to be a leader might look different altogether - it might resemble the far more rigorous process of learning to be a doctor or a lawyer. As it stands now, the military is the only major American institution that gets it right. It assumes leadership is a profession that requires those who practice it to be taught in accordance with high professional standards. Barbara Kellerman draws on the military experience specifically to develop a template for learning how to lead generally. Leadership in the first quarter of the present century is different from what it was even in the last quarter of the past century - which is why leadership taught casually and carelessly should no longer suffice. Professionalizing Leadership addresses precisely the problem of how to prepare leaders in accordance with professional norms. It provides the template necessary for transforming leadership from dubious occupation to respectable profession.