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Welcome to the Wayne G. Basler Library at Northeast State Community College
Leaders Eat Last by Simon SinekThe New York Times bestseller by the acclaimed, bestselling author of Start With Why and Together is Better. Now with an expanded chapter and appendix on leading millennials, based on Simon Sinek's viral video "Millenials in the workplace" (150+ million views). Imagine a world where almost everyone wakes up inspired to go to work, feels trusted and valued during the day, then returns home feeling fulfilled. This is not a crazy, idealized notion. Today, in many successful organizations, great leaders create environments in which people naturally work together to do remarkable things. In his work with organizations around the world, Simon Sinek noticed that some teams trust each other so deeply that they would literally put their lives on the line for each other. Other teams, no matter what incentives are offered, are doomed to infighting, fragmentation and failure. Why? The answer became clear during a conversation with a Marine Corps general. "Officers eat last," he said. Sinek watched as the most junior Marines ate first while the most senior Marines took their place at the back of the line. What's symbolic in the chow hall is deadly serious on the battlefield: Great leaders sacrifice their own comfort--even their own survival--for the good of those in their care. Too many workplaces are driven by cynicism, paranoia, and self-interest. But the best ones foster trust and cooperation because their leaders build what Sinek calls a "Circle of Safety" that separates the security inside the team from the challenges outside. Sinek illustrates his ideas with fascinating true stories that range from the military to big business, from government to investment banking.
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Publication Date: 2014-01-07
Start with Why by Simon SinekThe inspiring, life-changing bestseller by the author of LEADERS EAT LAST and TOGETHER IS BETTER. In 2009, Simon Sinek started a movement to help people become more inspired at work, and in turn inspire their colleagues and customers. Since then, millions have been touched by the power of his ideas, including more than 28 million who've watched his TED Talk based on START WITH WHY -- the third most popular TED video of all time. Sinek starts with a fundamental question: Why are some people and organizations more innovative, more influential, and more profitable than others? Why do some command greater loyalty from customers and employees alike? Even among the successful, why are so few able to repeat their success over and over? People like Martin Luther King Jr., Steve Jobs, and the Wright Brothers had little in common, but they all started with WHY. They realized that people won't truly buy into a product, service, movement, or idea until they understand the WHY behind it. START WITH WHY shows that the leaders who've had the greatest influence in the world all think, act, and communicate the same way -- and it's the opposite of what everyone else does. Sinek calls this powerful idea The Golden Circle, and it provides a framework upon which organizations can be built, movements can be led, and people can be inspired. And it all starts with WHY.
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Publication Date: 2011-12-27
Leadership by Brian TracyThroughout your life, you've always recognized "it" when you saw it--that indescribable, appealing quality that tells you loud and clear this person is a leader, someone you should trust, follow, and learn from. And you've always told yourself, if only you had that "it factor" inside you that could inspire, motivate, and lead others in the same way. Well, you do . . . and you can!Nobody--not even the greatest you have ever seen--comes into the world a natural leader. But somewhere along the way, these people who entered the world in the same you did transformed into the kind of magnetic individuals who inspire others to follow their lead. Success expert Brian Tracy has spent years studying the world's greatest leaders and believes that everyone has it inside them to:* Inspire trust, confidence, and loyalty* Instill a sense of meaning and purpose in your organization* Tap into the motivation and enthusiasm that compels others to commit to your vision * Clearly communicate goals and strategies and gain buy-in* Build winning teams* Elicit extraordinary performance from ordinary people * Become the person seen as most likely to lead the organization to victory* And moreDon't fall for the lie that says some are born leaders and the rest of us are simply their followers. You are just as capable as anyone! Packed with practical, proven methods, Leadership, a indispensable little guide will help you unlock your leadership potential.
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Publication Date: 2014-02-25
Rethinking Educational Leadership by Nigel D. Bennett (Editor); Lesley Anderson (Editor)The charismatic transformational leader, who creates a 'vision' for the future of their organization and persuades others to follow their path towards it, is now the dominant viewpoint that underpins government policies towards leadership development in the English-speaking world. This book offers a much-needed corrective to this orthodoxy by focusing on current research and thinking about 'leadership' rather than 'leaders. A wide range of prominent international contributors present a rare self critical look at their own assertions and test alternative leadership models against recent research projects. They also demonstrate how their analysis is relevant to all countries where leadership is an issue. Major features include: ] alternative theories to understanding the nature of leadership ] how leadership could be analyzed ] re-analysis of recent research carried out by contributors in the light of one or more of the alternative theories examined ] implications of the alternative perspectives for leadership training This book is recommended to all staff and students involved in educational leadership, management or administration programmes.
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Publication Date: 2003-01-01
Leadership in Higher Education by James M. Kouzes; Barry Z. PosnerDrawing on the same vital research that formed the foundation of their classic bestseller The Leadership Challenge, Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner offer higher education professionals a set of leadership skills and practices that are available to everyone, not just a charismatic few. Kouzes and Posner identify Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership and provide case examples of real people on college and university campuses who demonstrate each practice- *model the way *inspire a shared vision *challenge the process *enable others to act *encourage the heart Anyone in higher education who wants to transform values into actions, visions into realities, obstacles into innovations, segments into solidarity, and risks into rewards must read this book.
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Publication Date: 2019-09-17
Academic Leadership Day by Day by Jeffrey L. BullerIt can seem at times as though all of academic administration today is focused only on the need for continual change and the endless pursuit of "the big idea." But most academic leaders, from department chairs and program directors through university presidents and chancellors, are far too busy helping their institutions flourish for them to divert critical energy and resources to yet another untried theory or management principle. Academic Leadership Day by Day takes an entirely different approach to developing your proven academic leadership: It introduces one practical and field-tested idea each day for an entire academic year. Rather than requiring you to devote days or even weeks to administrative training (which may prove to be of little use in the end), this manual gives you no-nonsense suggestions that you can consider on even your busiest days. Experiment with the suggestions made each day, discover what works for you, and then build on your successes for the benefit of your institution and its programs. Significant improvements often result from small, gradual, and consistent efforts, and Academic Leadership Day by Day is your guide to becoming a more accomplished, confident academic leader a few minutes at a time.
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Publication Date: 2010-09-23
A Guide for Leaders in Higher Education by Doug Lederman (Foreword by); Brent D. Ruben; Richard De Lisi; Ralph A. GigliottiAt a time when higher education faces the unprecedented challenges of declining revenues and increased scrutiny, questions about access, cost, and the value of degrees, and the imperative to educate a more diverse student body, there is an urgent need for leadership that is conversant with, and able to deploy, the competencies, management tools, and strategic skills that go beyond the technical or disciplinary preparation and "on the job" training that most leaders have received. This book is intended as a practical resource for academic and administrative leaders in higher education who seek guidance in dealing with today's complexity, opportunities, and demands. It is also addressed to those who aspire to hold positions of leadership, and to the many faculty and staff members who serve in informal leadership roles within their departments, disciplines, or institutions. Additionally, the book serves as a guide and resource for those responsible for the design and implementation of leadership development programs in higher education. While recognizing the differences in mission and circumstance across institutional types, the authors begin by offering a foundational understanding of higher education as a sector, the political, social, and economic climate in which it operates, and the potential opportunities ahead. Subsequent sections of the book cover leadership concepts and competencies, along with a series of applied tools for leadership and organizational effectiveness. Each chapter concludes with related case studies and guiding questions for further reflection. The final section highlights models for developing institutional leadership programs that progressively meet the needs of leaders along their careers. The content and format of this book reflect the authors' views that leadership development is most effective when it is an intentional, reflective, and systematic experience. While they espouse the practice of general principles of leadership, they also take into account the unique context of higher education with its numerous internal and external stakeholders, multiple missions, particular organizational governance, and a culture that fosters individual autonomy and creativity.
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Publication Date: 2016-10-28
Print books in the Library
The 5 Levels of Leadership by John C. MaxwellFuel success and grow your team at every level of leadership. True leadership isn't a matter of having a certain job or title. In fact, being chosen for a position is only the first of the five levels every effective leader achieves. To become more than "the boss" people follow only because they are required to, you have to master the ability to invest in people and inspire them. To grow further in your role, you must achieve results and build a team that produces. You need to help people to develop their skills to become leaders in their own right. And if you have the skill and dedication, you can reach the pinnacle of leadership-where experience will allow you to extend your influence beyond your immediate reach and time for the benefit of others. The 5 Levels of Leadership are: 1. Position - People follow because they have to. 2. Permission - People follow because they want to. 3. Production - People follow because of what you have done for the organization. 4. People Development - People follow because of what you have done for them personally. 5. Pinnacle - People follow because of who you are and what you represent. Through humor, in-depth insight, and examples, internationally recognized leadership expert John C. Maxwell describes each of these stages of leadership. He shows you how to master each level and rise up to the next to become a more influential, respected, and successful leader.
Call Number: HD57.7 .M3936 2011
Publication Date: 2011-10-04
The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership: Follow Them and People Will Follow You by John MaxwellIf you've never read The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership, you've been missing out on one of the best-selling leadership books of all time. If you have read the original version, then you'll love this new expanded and updated one. Internationally recognized leadership expert, speaker, and author John C. Maxwell has taken this million-seller and made it even better: Every Law of Leadership has been sharpened and updated Seventeen new leadership stories are included Two new Laws of Leadership are introduced New evaluation tool will reveal your leadership strengths--and weaknesses New application exercises in every chapter will help you grow Why would Dr. Maxwell make changes to his best-selling book? "A book is a conversation between the author and reader," says Maxwell. "It's been ten years since I wrote The 21 Laws of Leadership. I've grown a lot since then. I've taught these laws in dozens of countries around the world. This new edition gives me the opportunity to share what I've learned."
Call Number: HD57.7 .M3937 2007
Publication Date: 2007-09-16
Centered Leadership by Joanna Barsh; Johanne LavoieWhat enables some talented people to rise to the top and live their full ambitions at work and in life, while others stop short? In 2007, Joanna Barsh led a team at McKinsey & Company to answer that very question. In the process, they uncovered what distinguishes leaders who are successful from those who achieve true greatness, developing an approach called Centered Leadership. They drew on research from across the academic fields of leadership, organization behavior, neuroscience, evolutionary psychology and positive psychology. In addition, Barsh interviewed over 160 leaders from many fields - including business, government and the arts - and from many countries. With quantitative research, the team learned that these leaders have mastered practices to find their balance in the midst of chaos and lead from their most resourceful selves, unleashing the potential of others. In 2009, Johanne Lavoie joined to lead development of programs that help executives build these capabilities. Their research and development work continues as more and more leaders experience Centered Leadership. In the business bestseller, How Remarkable Women Lead, Barsh described Centered Leadership's five capabilities and the research that underpins it. Here, with colleague Johanne Lavoie, Barsh provides a practical, actionable field guide for implementation. In Centered Leadership, Barsh and Lavoie will guide you through the Centered Leadership program. You'll find the interactive tools, exercises, and practices that have helped the men and women participants in Centered Leadership programs gain the skills, courage and confidence to lead. And, along the way, you'll read inspiring stories of remarkable men and women leaders who demonstrate the power of these skills in action. Those early in their careers will learn how to use these skills to explore their passions and accelerate their professional development. Those forming families will be able to use them to reconcile manage work and life to get the most out of both. And those who have already achieved success will be able use these practices to reach their next leadership horizon. No matter what stage you are currently at in your career, or what level of leadership you aspire to, this book will equip you with the tools to unlock your own Centered Leader and achieve more positive impact at work and outside it.
Call Number: HD57.7 .B3676 2014
Publication Date: 2014-03-18
A Coach's Guide to Developing Exemplary Leaders by James M. Kouzes; Barry Z. Posner; Elaine Biech; Tae Moon KouzesKouzes' and Posner's bestselling The Leadership Challenge has been the most trusted source for becoming a better leader for millions of executives. This new guide from Kouzes and Posner, written in conjunction with coaching experts Elaine Biech, provides practical information and tools for integrating The Practices of Exemplary Leadership into a coaching practice or program. Filled with best practices and success stories as well as worksheets and checklists, this comprehensive resource enables coaches to quickly and easily adapt their coaching regimen to include The Leadership Challenge and the Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI).
Call Number: HD30.4 .K68 2010
Publication Date: 2010
Key Concepts in Leadership by Jonathan Gosling; Ian Sutherland; Stephanie JonesWhat are the main characteristics of effective leadership? How can we understand leadership today? This wide-ranging, inter-disciplinary book provides readers with a complete introduction to the essentials of leadership. Included here are accessible and insightful entries on what leadership is, how it is practised and the relevant strengths and pitfalls. The book provides a one stop introductory guide to one of the most central and contested concepts in the social sciences. An invaluable reference tool, this book offers insight into issues such as: * Are leaders born or made? * Authoritarian versus participative leadership * The psychology of leaders and followers * Leadership development * Leadership styles, skills and functions * Leadership in practice This book is an indispensable guide to the central concepts of leadership for professionals and students alike.
Call Number: HD57.7 .G6668 2012
Publication Date: 2012-09-20
Leadership by Example by Sanjiv Chopra; David FisherAll of us have the potential to become leaders. Very few of us are leaders all the time, but we all encounter moments in our lives when we can and should lead others. Few people set out knowingly to become leaders; rather, they see a need and they find a way of taking on the challenge, and often others choose to follow their example. Based on the highly praised lecture that he has given to tens of thousands of people around the world, Dr. Sanjiv Chopra'sLeadership by Examplegives you memorable stories that illustrate the ten core principles of effective leadership. Drawing on his experience as a dean at Harvard Medical School as well as on the lives and teachings of great leaders throughout history, this inspiring book will help guide you to becoming a leader in your own life.
Call Number: HM1261 .C464 2012
Publication Date: 2012-05-08
The Leadership Challenge by James M. Kouzes; Barry Z. PosnerThe most trusted resource on becoming a leader is now updated and revised for a new generation. This leadership classic continues to be a bestseller after three editions and twenty years in print. It is the gold standard for research-based leadership, and the premier resource on becoming a leader. This new edition, with streamlined text, more international and business examples, and a graphic redesign, is more readable and accessible than ever before. The Leadership Challenge, Fourth Edition, has been extensively updated with the latest research and case studies, and offers inspiring new stories of real people achieving extraordinary results. The authors' central theme remains the same and is more relevant today than ever: "Leadership is Everyone?s Business." Their "five practices" and "ten commitments" have been proven by hundreds of thousands of dedicated, successful leaders. This edition, with almost one-third new material, emphasizes the global community and refocuses on business leaders.
Call Number: HD57.7 .K68 2007
Publication Date: 2008-08-04
Leadership in Organizations by Gary YuklAn exploration of what makes an effective leader. Leadership in Organizations provides a balance of theory and practice as it surveys the major theories and research on leadership and managerial effectiveness in formal organizations. The eighth edition includes new examples, citations, and guidelines, and has been enhanced for better clarity and presentation.
Call Number: HD57.7 .Y85 2013
Publication Date: 2012-01-10
Leadership Is Half the Story by Marc Hurwitz; Samantha HurwitzCan you imagine a choreographer only training one dancer to lead while his or her partner sits in the lobby staring at the wall? Yet we do this all the time in organizations. Half the partnership is missing. Leadership is Half the Story introduces the first model to seamlessly integrate leadership, followership, and partnerships. This research-backed, field-tested book contributes many new ideas and practical advice for everyone in an organization - from CEO to HR director to front-line manager to consultant. All of us lead, not just those with the formal title. All of us follow, not just front-line staff. In great collaborations, one moment we are leading and then we flip to following; in other words, the relationship between leadership and followership is dynamic, context-specific, and ever-evolving. This empowering perspective opens up leadership to everyone, normalizes followership, and enables more productive and innovative collaborations. Candid discussions about both roles allow for better coaching, mentoring, skill development, and interpersonal agility, and result in stronger teams. Marc and Samantha Hurwitz give us a category-busting book that "practically glows with energy and vision," according to Marshall Goldsmith, executive coach and best-selling author of What Got You Here Won't Get You There.
Call Number: HD57.7 .H88 2015
Publication Date: 2015-02-19
Leadership Theory and the Community College by Carlos Nevarez; J. Luke Wood; Rose Penrose; Eduardo J. Padrón (Foreword by); Eduardo J. Padrón (Foreword by)This book presents leaders and aspiring leaders in community colleges with a theoretical and practical framework for analyzing their leadership styles, and determining the dimensions of leadership they need to improve in order to strengthen their capacity to resolve complex issues and effectively guide their institutions. It does so through presenting theories about leadership that are congruent with the notions of equity, access, diversity, ethics, critical inquiry, transformational change, and social justice that drive the missions of community colleges, and at the same time provides the reader with the strategic skills to prepare for and navigate the profound changes ahead. Readers will gain an understanding of how to use theory as a tool to guide their practice, better understand the intricacies of the issues confronting them, the power dynamics and organizational context in which they operate, predict potential outcomes, and develop processes to achieve desired outcomes. Utilizing theory in conjunction with case study analysis provides community college leaders with the tools needed to comprehensively interrogate and inform decision-making processes. The authors provide a number of rich and realistically complex case studies, all of which are situated in a community college environment, to which readers can apply the various theories and perspectives, develop their view about the principles and actions most likely to lead to satisfactory outcomes, and hone the approaches to leadership that are authentic to them, and effective. The authors aim to help readers develop the multi-faceted approach to leadership that is essential to running complex organizations. They aim to promote development of the "whole" leader through a three-fold framework of theory, practice, and introspection in context of institutional change. In doing so, leaders will be better equipped to lead community colleges in challenging times. The authors tie AACC's competencies to the leadership theories they cover, as well as to the analysis of the case studies, and leadership inventories, as an essential framework for developing the skill sets to enact the community college mission. The book is suitable for personal reading and reflection, institutional leadership retreats and training, and as a text for higher education courses.
Call Number: LB2341 .N433 2013
Publication Date: 2013-01-30
Leadership Without Excuses: How to Create Accountability and High-Performance (Instead of Just Talking about It) by Jeff Grimshaw; Gregg BaronIT'S TIME FOR YOU TO INCREASE EMPLOYEE ACCOUNTABILITY--NO EXCUSES! "Very engaging! Grimshaw and Baron provide practical coaching points on how to translate leadership intentions into results." DAVE HILFMAN, SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, CONTINENTAL AIRLINES "A timely collection of valuable lessons on how to prevent excuses before they happen." MICHAEL PIETRUNTI, PRESIDENT & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER,KYOCERA MITA AMERICA, INC. "Jam-packed with authentic examples and insights, this book encourages all leaders to actively look in the mirror and pay keen attention to the eff ective execution of their most important responsibilities." JEFF IRMER, VP OF SALES, THE AMERICAS,HONEYWELL AUTOMATION AND CONTROL SOLUTIONS "It's never been more important for leaders to take responsibility and drive accountability. Unfortunately, in too many organizations those are just words. Grimshaw and Baron provide practical guidance on how to translate these ideas into authentic actions." JEFFREY A. HIRSCH, REGIONAL PRESIDENT, RESIDENTIAL SERVICES,NEW YORK CITY REGION, TIME WARNER CABLE About the Book There are three kinds of employees: Some are Saints; they're always accountable. Some are Sinners; they're never accountable. But most are Save-ables; sometimes they make good choices, sometimes they don't. What makes the diff erence? Leadership without Excuses has the answers. Jeff Grimshaw and Gregg Baron help you put an end to the Save-ables' poor choices and excuse-making--and convert them into Saints. The secret is to communicate clear and credible expectations, create compelling consequences,and lead conversations grounded in reality. In order to save the Save-ables, you need to: BOOST THE CLARITY AND CREDIBILITY OF YOUR HIGH EXPECTATIONS REWARD WHAT YOU WANT TO SEE MORE OF--AND STOP TOLERATING WHAT YOU DON'T PROMOTE PERSONAL OWNERSHIP WHILE STRETCHING YOUR PEOPLE TAP INTO HIDDEN SOURCES OF MOTIVATION USE YOUR AUTHORITY EFFECTIVELY--BUT WISELY TREAT MISTAKES AS INTELLECTUAL CAPITAL PREVENT EXCUSES BEFORE THEY HAPPEN There's no excuse for putting up with excuses.Leadership without Excuses is for anyone who actually wants to do something about it. It's the definitive guide to taking excuses out of the system and creating an environment where accountability and performance are consistently high. With this game-changing guide, you'll stop the excuses in their tracks and put your team on the path to success. Find out more at www.takeawayexcuses.com