Without a sense of meaning we lose drive, focus and direction. The ability to find meaning provides less mental stress, fewer sick days, counteracts frustration, doubt and inner emptiness. Two factors are conducive to the experience of meaning: • A leader's personal perspective on the question of meaning • Leadership development of meaning as intelligence and capital As a manager, you need to support employees' sense of meaning both in life and at work. You must be able to set the stage for the individual to spot meaningful answers to these fundamental questions: • Why do I get up every day? • What is the meaning of my life? • Is my work meaningful? Meaning as capital and intelligence is the fundamental basis for growth potential both in yourself as a leader and in the company you are part of. The methods in meaning psychology are about transformation by turning challenges and crises into strength, profit and energy. These are tools designed to enable people to build meaningful work and life despite obstacles and setbacks. Meaning-based Leadership gives you concrete tools to develop an organizational ecosystem for meaningfulness both for yourself and for your company.
Today’s multigenerational, fast-paced work environment is causing employees to rethink their work. Today it is less about the paycheck and more about seeking a meaningful and purpose-driven career. As we spend more time in the workplace, and technology makes working from anywhere more commonplace, it is more vital than ever to create a work environment that instills meaning, both in the workplace and in our lives. Research shows that the vast majority of employees (85% worldwide) are disengaged, which is killing employee happiness and satisfaction, and thereby affecting the bottom line. Meaning-Centered Leadership will inspire and incite readers to create meaning in their organizations so their employees have higher engagement and are more fulfilled. By creating meaning, we can turn employee engagement levels upside down, creating a powerful, more productive, and overall happier place to work. The 3Es of Meaning-Centered Leadership - Engagement, Empowerment, and Expertise - will provide leaders ways to develop behaviors and strategies that in turn will inspire employees to love their jobs and their lives! Happier employees lead to healthier work environments and higher engagement, positively impacting the bottom line.
“Love? You can’t write about love; no one would understand it. People will be confused by the word love.” Maria heard those words repeatedly as she interviewed professors for her dissertation committee. Well – she did write about love, and we are glad she did! In this small book, Maria presents a big model of leadership – a Love-Based Leadership model. She takes the reader on a self-discovery journey as she presents a very simple, yet profound way to lead. Based on love of Self, love of Source, and love of Others, Maria’s message is sprinkled with humor, music, and inspiration. She’s igniting a movement, a love-based leadership movement, and has invited you along. Let’s get rockin’!
In a world where leadership doesn't always know where we are headed, knowing how to get there can be even more challenging. In Loved Based Leadership, Dr. Maria Church builds and expands on her successful Loved Based Leadership model developed a decade ago. In this 10th Anniversary Edition, she explores the need for leadership based not on fear or intimidation, but on respect for self, respect for others, honor, and integrity. The need for care over competition is emphasized in a leadership style that rewards success while establishing an environment that cherishes individuality, support, and a safe and loving environment. Based on the three pillars of Love of Self, Love of Source, and Love of Others, Dr. Church's book outlines not only the how but also the why of a leadership model built on what helps us succeed in life and business. Loved Based Leadership nurtures our souls and fulfills needs outside of the workplace, giving us a sense of fulfillment and purpose. This is the leadership model that can forever change how authentic leadership is perceived. Love Based Leadership shares powerful insights on increasing power by sharing it and how to rebuild your organization's leadership structure to strengthen it from within. The importance of trust, inspiration, and compassion and how they lead to innovation and success are outlined in Church's revelatory guide to leadership for a new age of leaders. She has created a new way forward for the best possible leader you can be in a world that longs for compassion as well as success.
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish International Asia Pte Ltd
Category: Business & Economics
Today we need a new type of leader. As we enter the fourth industrial revolution, we need leaders with the wisdom to address new ways of working, to make positive change in the world. One of the key premises of Mindfulness-Based Leadership is that leadership is about being, not becoming. We make a bigger difference by looking within ourselves than by striving to become what we are not. While mindfulness has often been perceived as a solitary activity, this book reveals how it is applicable on a wider scale – in groups, businesses and the wider community. Mindfulness-Based Leadership shows us how to balance self and organisational goals, to erase the real and imagined internal conflicts between what we believe in and what we do in reality. Mindfulness expert Kathirasan K presents a unique 56-day course on Mindfulness-Based Leadership. Each day introduces a new facet of mindfulness – through guided introspection, acceptance and mindful practice – illuminating the ways in which we can unlock the leader within ourselves.
Benefit from values-based leadership Values-driven organizations are considered by some to be the most successful on the planet. They have high levels of engagement, generate higher earnings, and are more profitable by having an inclusive, multi-tiered strategy. It’s a win-win! In Values-Based Leadership For Dummies, you’ll get a fool-proof plan for putting the principles of values-based leadership in action—which will inspire and motivate others to pursue what matters most. With many Baby Boomers edging toward retirement, the largest generation in history, the Millennials, will be taking over the reins and stepping into leadership roles. They’ve suffered through the difficult economic times and corporate scandals of the early 2000s and they want things to be different. Inside, you’ll get the framework for adopting the principles of values-based leadership that will help Millennials—and any member of any organization—thrive: utilizing the tools of self-reflection, actionable grace, agility, and a commitment to lead responsibly. Establish leadership positioning and company culture steeped in values Foster employee engagement on all levels Inspire greater performance while creating real impact socially and economically Increase the ability to remain competitive and relevant during times of change Harness the passion and commitment of the millennial workforce Whether you’re in an entrepreneur, entry-level position or a CEO, employees at any level can benefit from leaning into values-based leadership—and this book shows you how!
Sustaining Depth and Meaning in School Leadership: Keeping Your Head concerns the emotional and psychological experience of school leadership—in particular, the felt experience of life as a headteacher. It describes the pressures and rewards of the role, together with some of the ways that school leaders successfully sustain and develop themselves and their teams in what has become an increasingly complex, challenging, and highly accountable role. This book explores the personal experience of leading schools. Part I provides an overview and analysis of current and historical trends in school leadership and offers some theoretical frameworks for making sense of these. Part II then offers psychodynamic approaches to supporting and developing school leaders and the impact that trends in executive education continue to have on this. Part III looks at approaches to school leadership development more generally, including team development; influences from the business world; the growth of mentoring and coaching as a leadership intervention; the design and evaluation of leadership development programmes; and a case study on whole-system development. The final word is given to ten serving headteachers and deputies and their leadership journeys. This range of chapters, concepts, and perspectives will support school leaders to maintain an emotional equilibrium while navigating the multilayered tightrope of intrapsychic, interpersonal, and organizational dynamics inherent in school life. Rooted in Jackson and Berkeley’s belief that school leaders are likely to be at their best when they find their own unique and authentic way of taking up their leadership role, this book is an accessible, supportive, and developmental contribution for all those involved in education leadership.
David Stanley introduces the bold, new leadership theory of Congruent Leadership, presenting it through a series of corporate and clinical case studies and examples, which guide the reader through the possibilities for using their own values to inform best practice.
Delivers a practical leadership approach that will thrive in today’s healthcare environment This application-based text is designed to cultivate nursing and healthcare leaders who embrace the demands and opportunities of today’s healthcare environment, which is rooted in innovation. Authored by world-class innovators and leaders in evidence-based healthcare practice, the book provides proven strategies to incorporate innovative and evidence-based leadership strategies into daily use to build creative, high-functioning, and sustainable organizations. The book differs from traditional academic texts by providing content that is practical, personal, and engaging. It provides a clear path for readers to integrate innovation and leadership principles into their careers and daily practice. The text is enhanced by individualized quotes and first-person accounts from healthcare industries. Chapters offer objectives and case studies. Other features include “Calls to Action” which will help readers develop leadership skills, and “Key Takeaway Points” to help remember important concepts. Podcasts conducted with prolific leaders illustrate the many challenges they have faced over the years. Key Features: Rooted in AACN Essentials for DNP and Master’s Education Provides practical information on leadership, innovation, and entrepreneurship Includes best practice applications for healthcare and non-healthcare industries to improve outcomes in real-world settings Provides case studies, “Calls to Action,” and “Key Takeaway Points” Includes podcasts with top healthcare leaders
A brand new text that examines the latest thinking in values-based leadership in the public sector. Assuming no prior knowledge, it draws on the experience of the UK, Europe, Australia and the USA to present students with an invaluable account of public sector management and leadership.
Jørgen Vig Knudstorp (CEO LEGO Group) says about this book: First of all I want to thank you Martin, because you took the time and energy and used your intellect to write this book; a book which you asked me to write a few comments about. Seldom have I to such a degree identified myself with the storyline of a non-fictional book and seldom during my recent readings have I thought - "this, this is me" or "this is exactly how I felt and reacted" - rightly or wrongly, for good or for bad. Just as often I thought - "but that's exactly what I do but it's not working", or "God, my team and my management are really "deteriorating" or "maintaining" instead of "developing". Just as often I thought "but that step 2 with the self-esteem based characteristics, that's what others have made fun of and said I did wrong", even though it felt right. This is definitely the way forward in future management instead of hanging on to and being stuck in the past. The main message for me has been the importance of emotional and relational management of teams and the organisation alongside the rational and contextual. The central point being how the relational is just as much a discipline and experience that is hard to learn properly in line with the professional and contextual. The book maps out my next ten years as a leader and makes it evident that a gut feeling is actually an ability of its own. I find that there is so much material here and so much more to think about. This book is just the beginning of much more insight. I've gone back and looked in my notes where I've written: "Christ, this is really amazing, it's just so me to be me. I'm best when I'm just me. The better I become, the more I'm just me and the other way round." In an article in the daily Børsen about myself, the title "This Kierkegaardian self-acknowledgement" was used. So I would like to say thank you so VERY much. This book has done me an enormous favour and will be one for many more leaders. Jørgen Vig Knud
New chapter on Destructive Leadership! The Fifth Edition of Peter G. Northouse’s best-selling Introduction to Leadership: Concepts and Practice provides readers with a clear, concise overview of the complexities of practicing leadership and concrete strategies for becoming better leaders. The text is organized around key leader responsibilities such as creating a vision, establishing a constructive climate, listening to outgroup members, and overcoming obstacles. Case studies, self-assessment questionnaires, observational exercises, and reflection and action worksheets engage readers to apply leadership concepts to their own lives. Grounded in leadership theory and the latest research, the fully updated, highly practical Fifth Edition includes a new chapter on destructive leadership, 18 new cases, and 5 new Leadership Snapshots. This title is accompanied by a complete teaching and learning package. Contact your SAGE representative to request a demo. Digital Option / Courseware SAGE Vantage is an intuitive digital platform that delivers this text’s content and course materials in a learning experience that offers auto-graded assignments and interactive multimedia tools, all carefully designed to ignite student engagement and drive critical thinking. Built with you and your students in mind, it offers simple course set-up and enables students to better prepare for class. Learn more. Assignable Video with Assessment Assignable video (available with SAGE Vantage) is tied to learning objectives and curated exclusively for this text to bring concepts to life. Watch a sample video now. LMS Cartridge (formerly known as SAGE Coursepacks): Import this title’s instructor resources into your school’s learning management system (LMS) and save time. Don’t use an LMS? You can still access all of the same online resources for this title via the password-protected Instructor Resource Site. Learn more. Share with your students: 3 Key Components that Enable Destructive Leadership