Leaders in Transition

The Tensions at Work as New Leaders Take Charge

Author: Gilles Amado

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429915594

Category: Psychology

Page: 204

View: 491

Leaders in Transition brings a new perspective on why some leaders succeed more than others when taking charge of an organisation. Based on in-depth case studies, when four new leaders and their teams in large and complex international organisations were tracked for over a year, this book uncovers that success in managing transition is directly related to leaders' ability to balance tensions, appropriately to the context. The reasons for each leader's effectiveness are explored and analysed, allowing the authors then to extrapolate some general conclusions about the ways in which these tensions reveal themselves during all leadership transitions. Evidently, the success or failure of a new leader is the result of the way multiple actors (the new leader, his or her boss, his organisation and its stakeholders) behave, before and during the taking charge. These multiple interactions are revealed and discussed.The reader will find in the book a rich description of the main elements which he or she can learn to combine and balance in ways which are appropriate for the context and which will enable greater mastery of the transitional phase of leadership.

Leaders in Transition

A Guide to Leadership Succession in the Church and Other Faith-Based Organizations

Author: Andy O. Homer

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1512738263

Category: Religion

Page: 120

View: 6178

Much has been written on the subject of leadership. For the most part the discussion has been on the principles of leadership i.e. how to be an effective leader while in office. This book is about the leader leaving office and how his/her departure affects him/her, the incoming leader and the members of the faith community or organization. A change of leader can be a very stressful experience for a congregation, particularly if the transition from one leader to another is poorly managed. This book examines the nature of leadership transitions primarily, though not exclusively, in the church, and provides ideas and suggestions for effectively managing these transitions for the benefit of all the stakeholders.

Leadership in transition

the community college presidency

Author: George B. Vaughan

Publisher: Ace Oryx


Category: Education

Page: 146

View: 6529


Global Leadership in Transition

Making the G20 More Effective and Responsive

Author: Colin I. Bradford,Wonhyuk Lim

Publisher: Brookings Institution Press

ISBN: 0815721455

Category: Political Science

Page: 353

View: 7936

Offers steps to bring the G20 into even more relevance in becoming a leading force in the global economy, rivaling even that of the G8. Original.

Soviet Succession

Leadership in Transition

Author: Dimitri K. Simes

Publisher: Sage Publications (CA)


Category: History

Page: 80

View: 6536


Leadership Transitions

How Business Leaders Take Charge in New Roles

Author: Richard Elsner,Bridget Farrands

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 0749466936

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

View: 5118

In a working life of 35 years, a manager can expect to make at least 10 job changes - or transitions - where the demands for rapid business delivery and effective leadership will only increase with each new job. According to recent research, over 25 per cent of new leaders appointed from within fail within 18 months; the figure is closer to 40 per cent for new leaders appointed externally. The cost of this rate of failure is high, ranging from financial to performance to organizational disruption. This book identifies the sources of these failures and how to overcome them. The authors show that, whether the new leader has arrived as an external appointment or has been promoted internally, the experiences can be divided into three phases: Arriving, Surviving and Thriving. By analysing the different features of the leader's experience at each of these stages, the authors are able to provide a strategy for leaders to take charge and succeed in their new roles.

Time to Rethink Privatization in Transition Economies?

Author: John R. Nellis

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 9780821345030

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 29

View: 1898

IFC Discussion Paper No. 38.QUOTEIt is now universally acknowledged that ownership matters; that private ownership in and of itself is a major determinant of good performance in firms... Decent economic policy and well-functioning legal and administrative institutions... matter greatly as well.QUOTEThis paper looks at what happens when the shift to private ownership gets far out in front of the effort to build the institutional underpinnings of a capitalist economy. The emphasis is on what went wrong and why and what, if anything, can be done to be correct it. Proposals include renationalization and/or postponement of further privatization, both to be accompanied by measures to strengthen the managerial capacities of the state. Neither approach seems likely to produce short-term improvements. The regrettable fact is that governments that botch privatization are equally likely to botch the management of state-owned firms. In a number of Central European transition countries, privatization is living up to expectations; and there is no need for such measures. For institutionally-weak countries, the less dramatic but reasonable short-term course of action is to push ahead more slowly with case- by-case and tender privatization in cooperation with the international assistance community in hopes of producing some success stories that will lead by example.

Gorbachev, Yeltsin, and Putin

Political Leadership in Russia's Transition

Author: Archie Brown,Lilia Shevtsova

Publisher: Carnegie Endowment

ISBN: 087003328X

Category: History

Page: 163

View: 2795

This volume analyzes various aspects of the political leadership during the collapse of the Soviet Union and formation of a new Russia. Comparing the rule of Mikhail Gorbachev, Boris Yeltsin, and Vladimir Putin, the book reflects upon their goals, governing style, and sources of influence—as well as factors that influenced their activities and complicated them too. Contents Introduction Archie Brown Transformational Leaders Compared: Mikhail Gorbachev and Boris Yeltsin Archie Brown Evaluating Gorbachev and Yeltsin as Leaders George W. Breslauer From Yeltsin to Putin: The Evolution of Presidential Power Lilia Shevtsova Political Leadership and the Center-Periphery Struggle: Putin's Administrative Reforms Eugene Huskey Conclusion Lilia Shevtsova

China's Leadership in the Twenty-First Century: The Rise of the Fourth Generation

The Rise of the Fourth Generation

Author: David M. Finkelstein,Maryanne Kivlehan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317474929

Category: History

Page: 312

View: 9331

Between Fall 2002 and Spring 2003, most of the national leadership of China's party, state, and military organs will be replaced by a new generation of officials. The accession to power of this "Fourth Generation" leadership, and the "Fifth Generation" officials who will rise to positions of influence on their coattails, will have profound implications for China, for nations in the region, and potentially for the national interests of the United States. This timely work introduces the new leaders of China and describes the political backdrop for their succession. A distinguished international group of scholars look at the process of leadership transition; the prospects and challenges facing the new leaders; questions of legitimacy and influence; flow of information on the transition within China; and security policies in the provinces and the Asia-Pacific region. They provide important insights on the leadership at "the center," in the provinces, and in the military.

Die entscheidenden 90 Tage

So meistern Sie jede neue Managementaufgabe

Author: Michael Watkins

Publisher: Campus Verlag

ISBN: 3593501295

Category: Law

Page: 247

View: 3467

Michael Watkins gibt Managern aller Ebenen einen überzeugenden Zehn-Punkte-Plan an die Hand, der die strategische Grundlage für langfristigen Erfolg in einer neuen Position legt. Er zeigt unter anderem, wie man die Situation des Unternehmens umfassend analysiert, die eigenen Stärken und Schwächen erkennt und ein schlagkräftiges Team zusammenstellt. In der Neuauflage geht Watkins auf die neuesten Entwicklungen des Executive Onboarding ein, wie zum Beispiel die verbesserte Kommunikation und Führung des Teams oder die strategische Ausrichtung von Organisationen. Wer in den ersten 90 Tagen die richtigen Entscheidungen trifft, wird seine neue Aufgabe erfolgreich meistern.

Institutional Barriers in the Transition to Market

Examining Performance and Divergence in Transition Economies

Author: Christopher Hartwell

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 1137323728

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 268

View: 1956

Conventional wisdom has it that the transition from communism to capitalism faltered because 'institutions were neglected.' Popular thinkers and even Nobel laureates have proclaimed that the emphasis on stabilization policies (including the much-maligned 'Washington Consensus') in Central/Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union led to an institutional vacuum and caused more hardship than necessary. This new look at the conventional wisdom finds exactly the opposite is true: surveying 20 years of data, Dr. Christopher Hartwell finds that institutions were not neglected in the transition process, and only in places where they were was there stagnation. Moreover, in a brand-new piece of analysis, this book finds that the leadership of transition countries made as much of a difference for a country's success or failure than the policies pursued. Finally, revisiting the 'institutional neglect' debate, Dr. Hartwell asserts that only a few basic economic institutions, including property rights, were important for a successful transition.

Broken Futures

Leaders and Churches Lost in Transition

Author: Len Hjalmarson

Publisher: Urban Loft Publishers

ISBN: 9780998917719


Page: 210

View: 554

We live amidst the collision of cultures and of worldviews, and the collapse of the Enlightenment synthesis. Rapid and unpredictable changes generate anxiety within us and stress within the organizations we lead. Individuals, institutions and whole communities are in transition. "Church" and "Christian" now carry baggage they didn't possess, and have different meanings relative to individual experience. Thankfully, we have guides who through the centuries have gone before us, entering into the paradox of pilgrimage, getting beyond the polarities of movement and stability.

The Essentiality of Educational Leadership in Humanity and Its Relationship with Business.

In Humanity and Its Relationship with Business

Author: Jonathan A. Marcellus

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 146917409X

Category: Self-Help

Page: 82

View: 3038

Leadership has dissimilar characteristics. They are emergent, charismatic, visionary, situational, educational, political and more. I will focus on the educational aspect of leadership to cover many sectors that are impacted by it. Because educational leadership is a very important component in this society today, facts contributing to the power of educational leadership will be addressed based on many academic experts works or researchers findings. Those facts will indicate how educational leadership has influenced business organizations and educational institutions, its relationships with them, and how those organizations have benefited from it. For centuries education has been very appealing to our society. Henceforth, I will employ many experts works to show the importance of educational leadership, the quantity and the quality of difference it has brought into individuals mostly children or students as well as business organizations.

City in Transition

Author: Frank Akpadock

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 1770972560

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 376

View: 5272

In a climate of scarce financial resources, where federal and state fiscal assistance to cities has dwindled quantitatively, all civic leaders must somehow find a way to provide long-term vision, a good business climate, and diverse economic development planning strategies to grow their cities' economies. Such plans should be strategically flexible and adaptable to change, yet strong enough to withstand the whirlwinds and vicissitudes of the constantly changing national and global economies. Youngstown, Ohio, achieved its success through the visionary leadership of its city mayors, who partnered with local University leadership, tapping into their invaluable assets of knowledge capital and technology transfer capacities, while at the same time mobilizing public support from labor, businesses, foundations, and other entrepreneurial stakeholders to provide assistance with the city's economic recovery. City in Transition is a landmark testimonial assessment of tried and true economic development strategies of Youngstown mayors' visionary leaderships to revive and grow the city's declining economy following its steel mill closings in the late 1970s. Economic development strategies together with city-size reclassification into a smaller post-industrial city, created a classic leadership story of foresight that transcended the city's economic regeneration per se, to garner both national recognition and international attention.

Making a Leadership Change

Author: Thomas North Gilmore

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595278590

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 308

View: 6980

Turnover at the top can stimulate great changes throughout an organization. These changes can mean low morale, decreased productivity, rumors, and political infighting-or they can revitalize working relationships and opportunities to rethink outdated assumptions and forge new directions. In this book Thomas North Gilmore, a consultant to leaders in business and government, shows how executives in new positions-as well as those overseeing leadership changes-can capitalize on these opportunities and minimize the risks of making changes at the top. Frances Hesselbein, Founding President of the Peter Drucker Foundation and now Chairman of Leader To Leader Institute calls Making a Leadership Change, "The best book I know on this subject. In my last year as CEO of Girl Scouts, my year of leadership transition, I bought copies for my management team and the officers as an essential resource. I use it today -- the most helpful gift I know for a leader in transition."

The Elephant in the Boardroom

Speaking the Unspoken about Pastoral Transitions

Author: Carolyn Weese,J. Russell Crabtree

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118429591

Category: Religion

Page: 240

View: 3999

Carolyn Weese and J. Russell Crabtree—experts in the field of church leadership—have written a nuts-and-bolts guide to developing a succession plan for smoothing pastoral transitions. Filled with strategies and solid advice, this handy resource is based in solid research and the authors’ many years of experience working with churches in a wide variety of denominations. Weese and Crabtree clearly show that leadership succession should be part of every church’s planning process.

Leadership Transitions: The Watkins Collection (4 Items)

Author: Michael D. Watkins

Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press

ISBN: 1625277954

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 762

View: 4719

This Harvard Business Review collection features the best in leadership transitions from celebrated author and advisor Michael D. Watkins. Watkins, who has worked for decades guiding senior leaders into new roles to help them and their organizations succeed, is the author of the international bestseller The First 90 Days. With more than 400,000 copies sold worldwide and published in more than 25 languages, the book has become the standard reference for leaders in transition. In addition to the full digital edition (ebook) of The First 90 Days, this collection includes digital editions of Watkins’ other popular works: Your Next Move, which guides professionals through the most common career transitions; Shaping the Game, on how to lead effective negotiations; and his 2012 Harvard Business Review article, “How Managers Become Leaders.” Watkins, whose ideas have guided some of the world’s best leaders through successful transitions, is the chairman of leadership development consultancy Genesis Advisers. Drawing on the perfect combination of research and hands-on experience, he has spent the last two decades working with leaders—both corporate and public—as they transition to new roles, negotiate the future of their organizations, and craft their legacy as leaders. He was previously a professor at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard, Harvard Business School, INSEAD in France, and IMD in Switzerland.

School Management in Transition

Schooling on the Edge

Author: Dale Shuttleworth

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134458746

Category: Education

Page: 184

View: 9750

School Management in Transition examines the impact of the neo-conservative political agendas which still hold sway in education. It describes the transition that has occurred in the school leader's role from teacher-administrator to quality control supervisor and how some schools have developed strategies to deal with the resulting issues. Based on a study carried out by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the book analyzes issues such as decentralization, testing, external assessment and privatization in the education systems of nine of the world's most industrialised countries: the USA, UK, Japan, Mexico, Belgium, the Netherlands, Sweden, Greece and Hungary. It contrasts different school management models in these countries and goes on to identify innovation and best practice designed to tackle such concerns as declining professional morale, premature retirements and teacher shortages. This book provides a unique insight into what is really happening in school leadership and management, and will be of great interest to school leaders, academics, researchers and policy makers.

The Succession Principle

How Leaders Make Leaders

Author: David L. McKenna

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1498204805

Category: Religion

Page: 144

View: 3088

Succession is the hot topic in leadership development, but the subject has rarely been addressed in Christian literature. As a college, university, and seminary president who experienced three successions in leadership, David McKenna is eminently qualified to speak on the subject. He begins by introducing us to the Succession Principle: What we bring to leadership is important. What we do in leadership is more important. What we leave from our leadership is most important of all. Once our priority shifts from success to succession, the door is open to read John 17 as the Prayer of Succession for Jesus. In this final report, Jesus transfers to his disciples and to us the same enduring trust, transforming truth, and unifying love that he has received for leadership from his Father. With these legacies come specific gifts of succession to complete our task, develop disciples, advance the kingdom, and see the fulfillment of Christ's promise, "Greater things than these shall you do." Succession in the spirit of Christ, then, is written not in terms of success, but in the seamless transition of sustainable gifts culminating in the gift of greater things.