Shared Vision

Author: Ph. E. D Roueche
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1475814364
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Shared Vision from the Author: Ph. E. D Roueche. Based on a study of 256 exemplary community college presidents, this book examines the attributes of outstanding leaders and their ability to orchestrate organizational change. Chapter 1 provides the background for the study, emphasizes the importance of leadership, and identifies attributes common to transformational leaders; that is, leaders who work with their followers so that each raises the other to higher levels of motivation and morality. Chapter 2 summarizes leadership theory and offers a discussion of transformational leadership and its place in a rapidly changing society. After chapter 3 reviews the study methodology, chapters 4 and 5 present findings on the demographic and leadership characteristics of the presidents selected for in-depth study. Chapters 6 through 10 discuss key elements of transformational leadership, including shared vision, teamwork and collaborative decision making, institutional climate and the relationship between the institution and the individuals within it, motivation as a means of achieving followers' acceptance of the shared vision, and personal values, integrity, and commitment to learning. Chapter 11 examines women in community college leadership roles. Finally, chapter 12 presents a summary of the research, a discussion of the problems faced by minority leaders, and a review of study implications. The survey instruments and an eighty-five-item bibliography are appended.

The Challenge Continues Participant Workbook

Author: James M. Kouzes
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470402814
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The Challenge Continues Participant Workbook from the Author: James M. Kouzes. Continue Your Leadership Journey With a Deep Dive into Inspire a Shared Vision Over the last twenty-five years, The Leadership Challenge established a reputation as a research-driven, evidence-based leadership development model with a simple, yet profound, principle at its core: leadership is a measurable and learnable set of behaviors. The Challenge Continues program offers you the opportunity to take a deeper dive into the Inspire a Shared Vision leadership practice. Designed for leaders familiar with The Leadership Challenge principles and its Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership foundational model, this new program addresses the important question: "What's Next?" The second of bestselling authors Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner's Five Practices, Inspire a Shared Vision is about: Envisioning the future by imagining exciting and ennobling possibilities Enlisting others in a common vision by appealing to shared aspirations Your Participant Workbook is a hands-on tool, designed to accompany you on the next phase of your personal leadership development journey. Beginning with a focus on what you have already accomplished and what has gone well with this Practice, the pages then guide you through several interactive exercises and a practical process for expanding and refining your Inspire a Shared Vision skills. You will also explore ways in which can develop your team members and influence the broader spheres of you work unit or organization. Finishing up the module with a detailed action plan, you will leave the session with a detailed map for continuing your journey toward exceptional leadership.

A Shared Vision

Author: David W. Lankshear
Publisher: Church House Publishing
ISBN: 9780715148150
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A Shared Vision from the Author: David W. Lankshear. After recent changes in the world of education it has become increasingly difficult to retain a clear vision of what it means to be involved in a Church of England or Church in Wales school. This booklet should be of interest to clergy, parents and others involved with Church school education.

The Impact Of Shared Vision On Leadership Engagement And Organizational Citizenship

Author: Richard Eleftherios Boyatzis
ISBN: 2889196712
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The Impact Of Shared Vision On Leadership Engagement And Organizational Citizenship from the Author: Richard Eleftherios Boyatzis. According to management and psychology courses, as well as legions of consultants in organizational psychology, shared vision in dyads, teams and organizations can fill us with hope and inspire new possibilities, or delude us into following false prophets. However, few research studies have empirically examined the impact of shared vision on key organizational outcomes such as leadership effectiveness, employee engagement, organizational citizenship, coaching and organizational change. As a result, the field of organizational psychology has not yet established a causal pattern of whether, if, and how shared vision helps dyads, teams and organizations function more effectively. The lack of empirical work around shared vision is surprising given its long-standing history in the literature. Bennis and Nanus (1982) showed that distinctive leaders managed attention through vision. The practitioner literature has long proclaimed that vision is a key to change, while Conger and Kanungo (1998) discussed its link to charismatic leadership. Around the same time, positive psychology appeared in the forms of Appreciative Inquiry (Cooperrider, Sorensen, Whitney, & Yaeger, 2000) and Positive Organizational Scholarship (Cameron, Dutton, & Quinn, 2003). In this context, a shared vision or dream became a legitimate antecedent to sustainable change. But again, empirical measurement has been elusive. More recently, shared vision has been the focus of a number of dissertations and quantitative studies building on Intentional Change Theory (ICT) (Boyatzis, 2008) at dyad, team and organization levels of social systems. These studies are beginning to lay the foundations for a systematic body of empirical knowledge about the role of shared vision in an organizational context. For example, we now know that shared vision can activate neural networks that arouse endocrine systems and allow a person to consider the possibilities of a better future (Jack, Boyatzis, Leckie, Passarelli & Khawaja, 2013). Additionally, Boyatzis & Akrivou (2006) have discussed the role of a shared vision as the result of a well-developed set of factors that produce a desired image of the future. Outside of the organizational context, positive visioning has been known to help guide future behavior in sports psychology (Loehr & Schwartz, 2003), medical treatment (Roffe, Schmidt, & Ernst, 2005), musical performance (Meister, Krings, Foltys, Boroojerdi, Muller, Topper, & Thron, 2004), and academic performance (Curry, Snyder, Cook, Ruby, & Rehm, 1997). This Research Topic for Frontiers in Psychology is a collection of 14 original papers examining the role of vision and shared vision on a wide variety of desired dependent variables from leadership effectiveness and executive performance to organizational engagement, citizenship and corporate social responsibility, and how to develop it through coaching.

Making Change Happen

Author: Bill Lamperes
Publisher: R&L Education
ISBN: 9781578861743
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Making Change Happen from the Author: Bill Lamperes. Educators will find more than sixty strategies and reflections to help guide the success of any new or experienced school leader. Beginning with methods of assessing the organization's culture, the book expands on ways to empower staff, students, and community members to embrace change. It is filled with creative approaches that make more out of less, work with individuals from an asset model, and assess results. This book examines the process used by one Colorado school to achieve two, five-year visions and to change its image in the community. Once staff, students, parents, and community stakeholders "catch the vision," programs, people and resources are aligned to promote success. As a result, the school, once slated for the financial chopping block, effectively moved from potential closure to national recognition as an exemplary program. Like its unique programs, most of the visions strategies can be replicated and adapted to any organizational setting. For aspiring or veteran principals or school leaders.

Nyerere And Nkrumah

Author: Lawrence Lupalo
Publisher: Intercontinental Books
ISBN: 1530411610
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Nyerere And Nkrumah from the Author: Lawrence Lupalo. This work looks at the shared vision Julius Nyerere and Kwame Nkrumah had about the future of Africa. It looks at their quest for continental unity and the different paths they took to achieve the same goal; how they tried to transform their countries into socialist societies, emphasising the imperative need for socialism as the basis for development not only for their countries but for the continent as a whole; and what Africa's place should be in the global community. Other subjects covered include the political awakening of Nkrumah when he was a student in the United States and the influence people of African descent in the diaspora had on him; the ties Shirley Graham Du Bois, the widow of Dr. W.E. B. Du Bois, had with Nkrumah and Nyerere and how the military coup against Nkrumah affected her life including her decision to become a citizen of Tanzania after she was forced to leave Ghana following Nkrumah's ouster; as well as a number of other subjects about Africa which linked Nkrumah and Nyerere when both leaders were in power and even after Nkrumah was overthrown. Written by a Tanzanian who witnessed some of the major events which took place on the continent in the sixties when African countries were emerging from colonial rule and when the liberation struggle in the countries of southern Africa was most intense during the seventies and even in the eighties in the case of Namibia and apartheid South Africa, the book is also a reflection of the spirit of the times when Africans saw themselves as one, united in their desire to see their continent free even if they did not identify themselves as Pan-Africanists and did not know exactly what the term Pan-Africanism meant. What mattered was the spirit: We are all Africans, united as one people and determined to see Africa free.

Shared Vision

Author: Norm Coleman
Publisher: Bookhouse Fulfillment
ISBN: 9781931646284
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Shared Vision from the Author: Norm Coleman.

The Power Of Shared Vision

Author: Michael H. Cohen, JD, MBA
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 1886624933
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The Power Of Shared Vision from the Author: Michael H. Cohen, JD, MBA. The Power of Shared Vision addresses how to develop goals that unite people around a common cause and secure employee ownership of changes that improve the quality of their work. Learn to create a retribution-free communication environment where people can communicate their needs without fear of retribution. Leaders will help team members distinguish problems that can be solved from those work realities that are outside of their control. Understand the reasons why some employees cannot or will not meet job-related expectations and what leaders can do to close the performance gap.