Choosing Leadership

"Create a better future by building your courage, capacity, and wisdom"--Page 1 of cover.


Author: Linda Ginzel

Publisher: Agate B2

ISBN: 1572842571

Category: Leadership

Page: 152

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"Create a better future by building your courage, capacity, and wisdom"--Page 1 of cover.

Choosing a Leader

This book describes, in far greater detail than has appeared before, the frequently bitter debates over leadership selection in the Conservative, Labour, Liberal, Social Democratic and Liberal Democrat parties.


Author: Leonard P. Stark

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 031212824X

Category: Political Science

Page: 246

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Over the last three decades British political parties have radically, and repeatedly, changed the ways in which they choose their leaders. This book describes, in far greater detail than has appeared before, the frequently bitter debates over leadership selection in the Conservative, Labour, Liberal, Social Democratic and Liberal Democrat parties. Given the extensive efforts parties have devoted to refining their selection rules, it is surprising to find that the new rules have had few identifiable consequences. Only rarely have the rules affected who runs for party leadership, how they campaign, or who wins the contest. Careful analysis reveals that, contrary to conventional belief, leadership contests are far more likely to be beneficial than harmful for a party - as was again demonstrated by John Major's 1995 re-election as Conservative Party leader. Based on extensive interviewing with former party leaders and other politicians, this book is a fascinating study of an important yet poorly understood phenomenon: party leadership contests.

Choosing Leaders and Choosing to Lead

Science, 275(5304), 1293–1295. Board, D.(2010a). Senior Selection
Interviewing: From Individual Skill and Intuition to Habitus and Practice. Hatfield,
UK: University of Hertfordshire. Board,D. (2010b). Leadership: the ghost at the
trillion dollar ...


Author: Dr Douglas Board

Publisher: Gower Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781409487012

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 276

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Some of the worst selection practices to be found anywhere can be found at the top of organisations. Even when senior selection is not egregiously bad, rarely is it as good as it could be. Front-line staff and middle managers are selected with much more rigour today than 30 years ago - but not the chairmen, chief executives and chief officers who lead them. So says Douglas Board in Choosing Leaders and Choosing to Lead. Dr Board draws on his extensive experience in executive search and in leadership, coupled with his own academic research embracing the sociology and psychology of scholars such as Pierre Bourdieu and Karl Weick to offer ground-breaking insight into the value and limitations of established selection practice. This book illuminates ways in which senior roles differ from other positions and will help those charged with selecting individuals for senior positions, as well as potential candidates, those concerned with regulating selection policy, and researchers. Examining the classic mix of competency frameworks and selection tools such as psychological and skills assessments, simulations, reference-checking and interviews, the author concludes that senior selection choices are holding back organisations and individual careers, with implications for diversity, effectiveness, and social justice. He contends that while complacent, self-regarding elites will always need vigilant challenge, the scientific approach to selection has weaknesses as well as strengths. Those weaknesses become more pronounced at senior levels, posing particular questions about, amongst other things, the role of intuition and politics.

Global Servant Leadership

Taking Rost's (1993) definition of leadership as “an influence relationship among
leaders and followers who intend real ... learning to relate to one another in less
coercive ways, they are increasingly choosing leaders who are servants first, ...


Author: Philip Mathew

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9781793621870

Category: Political Science

Page: 328

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In Global Servant-Leadership: Wisdom, Love and Legitimate Power in the Age of Chaos, leadership scholars and practitioners from around the globe share their insights on servant-leadership philosophy, representing diverse contexts and cultures, and reflecting a variety of approaches to servant-leadership through cutting-edge research, conceptual models, and practice-oriented case studies. The contributors to this collection address some of the most significant leadership challenges of the twenty-first century to reveal a path toward more healthy and sustainable individuals, families, organizations, and nations. Global Servant-Leadership challenges not only the rigidly held assumptions of traditional, hierarchical leadership approaches, but provides an antidote to the cynicism so often present within workplaces, political struggles, and individual and family crises of contemporary polarized nation states.

Choosing the Leader

In the first major study since Robert Peabody’s classic Leadership in Congress, political scientists Matthew Green and Douglas Harris draw on newly collected data about U.S. House members who have sought leadership positions from the ...


Author: Matthew N. Green

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300240795

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

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The first comprehensive study in more than forty years to explain congressional leadership selectionHow are congressional party leaders chosen? In the first major study since Robert Peabody’s classic Leadership in Congress, political scientists Matthew Green and Douglas Harris draw on newly collected data about U.S. House members who have sought leadership positions from the 1960s to the present—including whip tallies, public and private vote commitments, interviews, and media accounts—to provide new insights into how the selection process truly works.Elections for congressional party leaders are conventionally seen as a function of either legislators’ ideological preferences or factors too idiosyncratic to permit systematic analysis. Analyzing six decades’ worth of information, Harris and Green find evidence for a new comprehensive model of vote choice in House leadership elections that incorporates both legislators’ goals and their connections with leadership candidates. This study will stand for years to come as the definitive treatment of a crucial aspect of American politics.

Extension Service Review

Extension agents need to use judgment in choosing leaders. Then they should
not be afraid to let the leaders do something after they are trained. Leaders, if
given an opportunity, will do much of the work on their own initiative. Dynamic
results ...


Author: United States. Federal Extension Service


ISBN: STANFORD:36105130659605

Category: Agricultural extension work


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Life Application New Testament Commentary

Paul had given Timothy a similar set of instructions for choosing leaders in the
Ephesian church (see 1 Timothy 3:1-7; 5:22). Notice that most of the
qualifications involve character, not knowledge or skill. A person's lifestyle and
relationships ...



Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 9781414371016

Category: Religion

Page: 1296

View: 742

Based on the best-selling Life Application Commentary series, this single, handy volume holds practical, concise insight on every verse in the New Testament. Now readers can get all the useful background information they need, without a lot of obscure facts they don't need. A key resource for every Bible teacher and anyone else who wants to understand the New Testament and how it applies to real life.

Denominational Congregational and Leadership Influences on the Church s Effectiveness as a Support System to Families Experiencing Incest

family . A church will be likely to continue her multigenerational patterns of
choosing leadership , dealing with crisis , setting boundaries , grappling with
conflict , and confronting abuses . The fusion of the body of the congregation is
also a ...


Author: Rebecca Frances New-Edson


ISBN: MSU:31293025049309

Category: Church and social problems

Page: 556

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Choosing China s Leaders

institutionalization of supreme authority and regular leadership replacement,
despite the certain progress that had been made toward institutionalization. After
the early 1990s, postrevolutionarygeneration leaders gradually took
overpowerfrom ...


Author: Chien-wen Kou

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136694516

Category: Political Science

Page: 167

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Political elites are a key topic in contemporary China studies, and have been investigated in relation to factional politics, generation politics, technocracy, and crucially, institutionalization. The institutionalization of elite replacement began in China in the 1980s and quickly accelerated after the early 1990s, as mechanisms emerged to regulate political elites’ entry and exit, including age limits, term limits, and step-by-step promotion. By examining the various processes of elite selection, this book explores the role played by institutionalization in elite recruitment, promotion and turnover in China. While existing studies have developed our understanding of Chinese elite politics, two key puzzles regarding institutionalisation remain. Although institutionalisation is recognised as an important trend in Chinese politics, there is as yet no theoretical framework to explain the forces that have brought about and sustained this. Further, it is unclear how the process of institutionalisation has impacted on factional politics, and how factions would continue to operate within the parameters of formal politics. Drawing on a wide range of studies, this book looks at Politburo members, senior People’s Liberation Army officers, provincial leaders, heads of major central state-owned enterprises, and Youth League affiliates, to provide a comprehensive understanding of elite recruitment and mobility in contemporary China. This book will be of great interests to students and scholars of Chinese politics and government, Chinese studies and Asian politics more broadly.

Adult Leadership

There is a discernible trend through the history of listening group projects on the
question of the importance and qualifications of the leader . Earlier projects either
placed great emphasis upon choosing leaders who were subject matter experts ...




ISBN: UOM:49015003079093

Category: Adult education


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Choosing to Lead

This book defines leadership, gives examples of research in the field and explains how this knowledge can be used, describes leadership-development programs and surveys, and considers the literature of leadership.


Author: Kenneth E. Clark

Publisher: Center for Creative Leadership

ISBN: 1882197127

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 290

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A crucial component of leadership is the element of choice. Regardless of how much a person studies leadership, it is essential that he or she makes a conscious choice to accept the leadership role. This book defines leadership, gives examples of research in the field and explains how this knowledge can be used, describes leadership-development programs and surveys, and considers the literature of leadership. Chapters 1 through 4 define leadership and describe ways in which it might be exercised. Chapters 5 and 6 highlight research methods used to demonstrate the impact of improved leadership. The seventh and eighth chapters describe a leadership-development program at a well-known training center, with a focus on the tests and materials completed by participants before arrival and the actual program activities. Various programs in the education and training of leaders and managers are described in chapter 9. The ways in which experience develops and modifies leaders' behaviors are reviewed in the 10th chapter. Chapter 11 examines the uses of survey methods to assess the mood of group members and inform leaders of the effectiveness of their communication programs. Studies of the use of power and position and the outcomes of such use are reviewed in the 12th chapter. Chapter 13 summarizes literature on leadership and cultural differences, and chapter 14 highlights how reported studies can help leaders work better with followers and organizations to achieve objectives. A total of 127 propositions offered throughout the book are summarized in the final chapter. Chapter notes, 8 tables, 6 figures, and an index are included. The appendix contains a list of questions for self-review. (Contains 212 references.) (LMI)

An Investigation Into the Relationship Between the Structure of Leadership and the Social Structure of the Library Profession

The third question investigated the degree to which the definition of leadership
was shared in the library field . Utilizing a set of reasons for selecting leaders
drawn from responses to a pilot study , consideration was given to whether
leaders ...


Author: Alice Gertzog


ISBN: UOM:39015025148209

Category: Leadership

Page: 600

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Training for Leadership in the Professions

Dynamics of the Culture Pattern of American Dentistry as a Guide to Leadership,
a Text-workbook for Study Groups and ... A plan through which there may be
developed in individuals real intelligence in choosing leaders and selecting from


Author: Alfred John Asgis



Category: Dentistry

Page: 277

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The Study of Leadership

still remains the basic question of measuring the psychological properties of
military and other leaders . In the long run we must place ... Perhaps there is no
more efficient method of choosing leaders than the democratic vote . But , to test
the ...


Author: Clarence George Browne


ISBN: UOM:39015002352196

Category: Leadership

Page: 487

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Conversations in Leadership

Most African businesses experience a dilemma when choosing leadership
approaches . There are many in the business sector who advocate a Eurocentric
style of leadership , claiming that it is the standard by which organisations can be


Author: Terry Meyer

Publisher: Knowres Publishing

ISBN: STANFORD:36105122174811

Category: Executives

Page: 421

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Leadership in the Library information Profession

However , few major substantive variations in reasons for choosing leaders
emerged in the findings . Gender , too , was examined to learn whether it is a
factor that influenced the choice of reasons for selecting leaders . The findings
indicated ...


Author: Rutgers University. School of Communication, Information, and Library Studies

Publisher: McFarland & Company Incorporated Pub

ISBN: UOM:39015016916705

Category: Reference

Page: 84

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Leadership Abridged

Selecting Leaders “ . . . Too lofty intelligence seems to defeat mutual
comprehension . " - Hollingsworth " . . . Especially in politics , but to no small
degree also in business , high positions are filled by incompetents ; and for no
other reason than ...


Author: William Russell White


ISBN: UVA:X000416341

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Page: 796

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Emerging Patterns of Leadership

... person ( through a hierarchy of functionaries ) regulates the activities of others
for purposes of his own choosing . Leadership and domination may , therefore ,
be described respectively as liberating and binding trends in social relationships


Author: K. D. Gangrade

Publisher: Delhi : Rachana Publications

ISBN: UOM:39015059734841

Category: Community leadership

Page: 263

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Analysis of three villages in the Union Territory of Delhi.

Leadership is an Art

In other words , leadership intertwines the most important aspects of an
organization : its people and its future . We need , therefore , to proceed very
slowly and carefully . • When choosing officers , provide for possible failure and a
graceful ...


Author: Max De Pree


ISBN: UOM:39015047607737

Category: Leadership

Page: 142

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Leadership in India

Clearly the leadership in these movements was religious , economic , social as
well as political . ... about new standards for choosing leadership During the last
niety years it appears the leadership of the tribals has passed to the hands of the


Author: Lalita Prasad Vidyarthi


ISBN: UOM:39015059734445

Category: India

Page: 375

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