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The Illuminated Leader

The Illuminated Leader

Author: Robert Boggs, Ph.d.

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595532698

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 162

View: 509

The Illuminated Leader transforms people, cultures, organizations, and even nations. The illuminated leader models leadership behaviors and traits designed to enlighten others. The behaviors and traits of the illuminated leader include: Courage - they make the right decision even when the decision is unpopular with others. Transformation - they are visionary and fully understand the need for change and innovation. Communication - they effectively practice the art of dialogue and deep listening. Character - they exhibit traits such as passion, exuberance, creativity and harmony. Inspiration - they bring out the very best in others because they see their value and potential. Service - they actively and unselfishly serve the needs of others. Relationships - they network continuously understanding the importance of forming friendships with others.

My Faith, My Life: Leader's Guide (Revised Edition)

My Faith, My Life: Leader's Guide (Revised Edition)

Author: Jenifer Gamber

Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 9780819229656

Category: Religion

Page: 144

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• Newly available in print and eBook editions • Supports a foundational book for youth in the Episcopal Church • Releases along with the revised edition of primary text In addition to a book for teens, My Faith, My Life is a curriculum. With this guide, leaders can create short, intermediate, and longer programs, including confirmation sequences of six, nine, or twelve-sessions, a retreat or similar short program, or a longer study that is integrated with other current programs over the entire academic year. Filled with prayers to begin and end each session, plus a variety of activities that tap into multiple learning styles and ways to interact with the congregation, this will be a primary go-to resource for any youth leader. New material includes how to select, train, and support mentors, as well as how leaders can strengthen their own spiritual life. With this Leader’s Guide, My Faith, My Life will continue as a trusted confirmation curriculum for the Episcopal Church.

Theorizing Women & Leadership

Theorizing Women & Leadership

Author: Julia Storberg-Walker

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 9781681236841

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 339

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Theorizing Women and Leadership: New Insights and Contributions from Multiple Perspectives is the fifth volume in the Women and Leadership: Research, Theory, and Practice series. This cross?disciplinary series, from the International Leadership Association, enhances leadership knowledge and improves leadership development of women around the world. The purpose of this volume is to provide a forum for women to theorize about women’s leadership in multiple ways and in multiple contexts. Theorizing has been a viewed as a gendered activity (Swedberg, 2014), and this series of chapters seeks to upend that imbalance. The chapters are written by women who represent multiple disciplines, cultures, races, and subject positions. The diversity extends into research paradigm and method, and the chapters combine to illuminate the multiple ways of knowing about and being a woman leader. Twenty?first century leadership scholars acknowledge the importance of context, and many are considering post?heroic leadership models based on relationships rather than traits. This volume contributes to this discussion by offering a diverse array of perspectives and ways of knowing about leadership and leading. The purpose of the volume is to provide readers with not only interesting new ideas about women and leadership, but also to highlight the diverse epistemologies that can contribute to theorizing about women leaders. Some chapters represent typical social scientific practices and processes, while others represent newer knowledge forms and ways of knowing. The volume contributors adopt various epistemological positions, ranging from objective researcher to embedded co?participant. The chapters link their new findings to existing empirical or conceptual work and illustrate how the findings extend, amend, contradict, or confirm existing research. The diversity of the chapters is one of the volume’s strengths because it illuminates the multiple ways that leadership theory for women can be advanced. Typically, research based on a realist perspective is more valued in the academy. This perspective has indeed generated robust information about leadership in general and women’s leadership in particular. However, readers of this volume are offered an opportunity to explore multiple ways of knowing, different ways of researching, and are invited to de?center researcher objectivity. The authors of the chapters offer conceptual and empirical findings, illuminate multiple and alternative research practices, and in the end suggest future directions for quantitative, qualitative, and mixed?methods research.

Leadership, Coaching and Followership

Leadership, Coaching and Followership

Author: Ann M. Brewer

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789400774636

Category: Psychology

Page: 225

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This volume presents evidence-based ideas on all three converging forces to suit an array of individuals and their organisations. The volume is thick with evidence, detail and case studies that the reader can draw upon and apply to their own situations. ​ Defining exactly what is leadership has been a persistent problem for researchers and theorists. Discovering how to create or produce leaders likewise has been a difficult challenge over the years. Written by an academic, executive and coach, the author focuses on three important converging aspects: leadership, followership and coaching. Focus on leaders is disproportionate to what actually occurs within most organisations especially the relationship between the leader and the followers. That leadership is tantamount with being in control of a situation is challenged, together with the belief that leadership capability is primarily shaped in line with a set of success criteria. The coach plays a significant part in this process although rarely visible.

Dragon Mother Box Set (Dragon Shifter Romance)

Dragon Mother Box Set (Dragon Shifter Romance)

Author: Mac Flynn

Publisher: Crescent Moon Studios, Inc.

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 616

View: 398

The complete Dragon Mother series featuring all three ebooks! For Diana Bray, fate has given her a normal life. Normal, that is, until a stranger comes into town with a handsome smile and a strange, eager glimmer in his blue eyes. Little does she know that he's about to take her on an exciting and dangerous journey into a fantastical world where anything can happen, and often does. KEYWORDS: paranormal romance novels 18+, dragon wrath dragon marked, paranormal romance with humor, paranormal romance comedy paranormal romance hea, paranormal romance series for adults adult books, dragon shifter adventure fantasy romance mates, fantasy romance steamy dragon shifter romance series, new adult, paranormal, supernatural, fantasy, horror, free, free book, free ebook, ebook, free novel, series, female protagonist, novel, alpha male, hero, fiction, women's fiction, racy, free romance novel, seduction, sexy, sensual, contemporary, demon, werewolf, shifter, shapeshifter, wolf, dark fantasy, vampire, undead, immortal, ghost, witch, sorcery, dragons, epic, elf, god, dragon shifter romance, medieval paranormal romance, dragon wife, dragin, magic

Developing Public Service Leaders

Developing Public Service Leaders

Author: Mike Wallace

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192698025

Category: Psychology

Page: 385

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Developing Public Service Leaders examines why and how governments and representative bodies in public service organizations have mounted major interventions over the last two decades to develop senior staff as leaders. A critical explanation is developed of the foundational contribution made by national leadership development interventions in the 2000s to the emergence, proliferation, and normalization of leadership development provision. Through carrying out qualitative research in England, the authors investigate the national leadership development interventions for school education, healthcare, and higher education. Whilst also looking at the contemporary legacy of these interventions within a global scale, examining the growing international movement and comparing interventions across the world. The book looks at new ways to approach leadership development, adopting a novel perspective on leadership as a metaphorical concept and coining the concept of 'leaderism', and exploring how although senior staff may be widely acculturated as leaders, they may not necessarily be committed to acting as government change agents. Leadership development makes a diffuse contribution towards the ongoing neoliberalization of public services. Developing Public Service Leaders is a comprehensive and essential read for a researcher or policymaker striving for an in-depth understanding of the field and its ramifications.

The Head of the Serpent

The Head of the Serpent

Author: W.C. Gorski

Publisher: Gatekeeper Press

ISBN: 9781662921728

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 497

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Prelude Question: Could it be that the future is really our past, one linked to the other in an inseparable bond, traveling endlessly in circular patterns throughout time and space, repeating itself over and over, each time manifesting itself in a familiar but uniquely distinct manner? There is an old adage that says throughout life, you can count your true friends on the fingers of one hand. It’s not about who you pretend to be that forms the bond, a boastful show of wealth or good works, but rather who you really are that matters. In the end, there is only one true friend who willingly gave His life to save yours. Not much was asked in return. It was a gift, given by grace. Past or present, what you do with that gift it is up to you. It just may determine your future… “Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” George Santayana circa 1905 approx. “To everything, there is a Season and a Time to every Purpose Under Heaven…” Ecclesiastes 3:1 KJV Preface An Obelisk unearthed by the Dwarven Army mystically projected a warning, revealed in a drifting vapor from within its solid granite walls. It was a warning originally carved in stone, written by the ancients in Sumerian text long before the time of the Troll Wars. An old Monk received a visit in the form of a heaven sent apparition. A glimmering image of a close friend, a spirit long passed, sent to convey a similar warning. Both carried the same message… Beware the Head of the Serpent! The Sword of Leahanna had become detached, no longer linked to the Pearl or any one person, sent to rest deep within the waters of Lake A’Lithander in the heart of the Elfin forest of I’Thillianne. For the Sword, it would be a time of healing. A new Pearl would be cultivated and nurtured. Its power soon to return. The diabolical plans of the Devil and his army of Demonic Monsters had been foiled and put asunder due to the combined efforts of the Roluk Hordes, Elfin Forces, three Wizards, the Sword of Leahanna and of course, by the very Hand of the Lord Himself. The Evil One had been sealed within the portal of the second heaven. The door had been slammed shut for a Time, Times and Half-a-Time. Only the Head of the Serpent remained. The driving force of Evil was now in chains. All seemed to be good… But Not So Fast! The seed of perdition had already been cast, set in place by a long dead Evil Wizard. Little-by-little it began to grow in power; taking the form of a vile and evil creature that came to be known as the Beast. Slowly this beast tightened its grip upon the inhabitants of the Realm, starting with Westshire and the lesser known provinces. Population control through debt and coercion would entice those unaware to do its bidding. None ensnared by its cruel monetary policies could buy, sell or prosper without its mark or the number of its name. In turn, it would use its ill-gotten gains to finance the ongoing war between good and evil. The Head of the Serpent began to take control. For it was said, Who is likened onto the Beast… Who will worship the number of his name? In Norsada to the North, Thargor was back in power with a new mission, signing a non-aggression pact and combining forces with Gog and the Trolls. Meanwhile, the Muzoule militia had been pouring in the Southern borders near the Hill Country, bankrolled by an evil cabal of a New World Order aligned with power-hungry criminal elements and hidden spies. Their aim was to over-run the territories of the Realm and enslave its inhabitants, setting-up its Throne of Evil near the Temple of I’Thillianne. If successful, the Dark Tower would once again become the new beacon of power. It would be up to the Allied powers to put an end to it. As a unified force, they would employ new weapons and new assault tactics; neither Kholta-Kahn, K’Leander, Jorax nor King Hagar and Queen Czarkov would make it easy for them.

The Gospel of Leadership

The Gospel of Leadership

Author: Ryan Krupa

Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 9781457565267

Category: Self-Help

Page: 464

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This book is an odyssey into the truth of leadership’s nature and essence. Written for aspiring leaders, teachers of leaders, and followers, the aim is to practice awakening a leader’s potential. The book mirrors and reflects the inner nature of the leadership journey. It is written in a contemplative style and uses dialogue to exercise a leader’s will, intelligence, and spirit. The techniques taught in these chapters are dialogue, meditation, and contemplation. The author seeks to teach leaders how to exercise the power of will and the power of intelligence to make the kinetic chain of knowing, willing, and acting morally and intellectually strong. Reading this book serves as a leadership development exercise. This book is a teaching tool designed to demystify what takes place in the interior nature of a leader. It examines a leader’s soul, as it is exercised and strengthened in preparation for the cardinal act of leading, and it analyzes the act of making practical judgments, an act that demands the cultivation of a discerning mind to see and know the truth to be acted upon. Based on a true story, these chapters are a reflection on the formation of a leader and a realization of twenty years of research. The author studies the question: What does it take to develop a leader? Deliberations on eight years of guiding leaders on moral and intellectual quests in search of true freedom are revealed.

Effective Leadership for School Improvement

Effective Leadership for School Improvement

Author: Alma Harris

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134701056

Category: Education

Page: 216

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In a complex and multi-layered world, the conventional idea of great leadership being the result of the efforts of a single individual is rapidly becoming redundant. This book takes up the challenge of finding an alternative method of leadership in educational contexts, and looks at how this can help achieve sustained improvement in schools. The authors acknowledge that there are no simple solutions to school improvement. They argue that the effective leaders of the future will be those who are able to share responsibility, build positive relationships and offer stakeholders - teachers, parents and students - an opportunity to work together to improve their schools. The book is based around four key areas of concern: the changing context of leadership, leadership and school improvement, building leadership capacity, and future direction and implications. In each section, the authors discuss current theories and issues, and put forward alternative ideas and perspectives. This important book will make valuable reading for headteachers, principles, deputies and other senior teachers, particularly those undertaking leadership qualifications and training. It will also be of interest to postgraduate students and school governors.

Adriaan Koerbagh, A Light Shining in Dark Places, to Illuminate the Main Questions of Theology and Religion

Adriaan Koerbagh, A Light Shining in Dark Places, to Illuminate the Main Questions of Theology and Religion

Author: Adriaan Koerbagh

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004212367

Category: History

Page: 521

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This book is the first English edition of a major critique of organized religion. A rational plea for tolerance and free thought, Adriaan Koerbagh's A Light Shining in Dark Places (1668) demolishes the authority of the Christian revelation and the churches.

Study the Word: 12 Christian Leaders on Bible Study

Study the Word: 12 Christian Leaders on Bible Study

Author: John D. Barry

Publisher: Lexham Press

ISBN: 9781577996002

Category: Religion

Page: 58

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We have all struggled to make time for daily Bible study or to rekindle the joy in God’s Word we experienced shortly after coming to know Christ. Study the Word: 12 Christian Leaders on Bible Study offers testimonies and encouragement from a dozen influential pastors and Christian leaders—including Kay Arthur, Max Lucado, and Philip Yancey—who speak directly to the truth and transformational power of Scripture for our lives. We hope this hand-curated collection of stories, published by Bible Study Magazine between 2008 and 2014, inspires in you a newfound passion to seek God through his Word.