Leading Change in Multiple Contexts

Concepts and Practices in Organizational, Community, Political, Social, and Global Change Settings

Author: Gill Robinson Hickman

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1452276781

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

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The first book to bring together both leadership and change theories, concepts, and processes, Leading Change in Multiple Contexts uses a consistent framework and the latest research to help readers understand and apply the concepts and practices of leading change. Key Features Brings together leadership and change concepts and practices in five distinct contexts—organizational, community, political, social change, and global Draws from a wide range of classic and recent scholarship from multiple disciplines Includes the perspectives of change and leadership experts Offers real-life vignettes that provide examples of leading change in every context Provides readers with application and reflection exercises that allow them to apply leadership and change concepts to their experiences Leading Change in Multiple Contexts is designed for undergraduate and graduate courses in Change Management, Leadership, Organizational Behavior, Organizational Development, and Leadership and Change offered in departments of business, education, communication, and public administration, as well as programs focusing on leadership, public policy, community activism, and social change.

The Organ Donor Process

A Diverse and Global Reward in Recognition of Life Support

Author: Jared E. Edison

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1491770686

Category: Medical

Page: 100

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The Organ Donor Process: A Diverse and Global Reward in Recognition of Life Support approaches the cluster of issues arising from the practices surrounding and the policies guiding the donation of organs. It explores, discusses, and examines the ramifications of those issues both for individuals and for institutions. Author Jared E. Edison summarizes the contours of the topic, reviews the pertinent questions for research, states his methods for gathering data, reviews the pertinent literature, and outlines his findings and conclusions. Finally, he proposes recommendations to guide developments in the field. Several appendices in The Organ Donor Process provide additional support for study of the topic: an annotated bibliography offers summaries and critiques of pertinent works, and a section of recommended resources suggests options for further reading. The influences on individuals and organizations of the research, practices, policies, regulations, and societal norms related to organ donations raise significant issues for many, both for personal and for societal reasons. If you count yourself as part of this group, then The Organ Donor Process will serve as a resource and a guide for thinking critically about the issues that arise when one contemplates the donation of organs for the benefit of others.

Political and Civic Leadership

A Reference Handbook

Author: Richard A. Couto

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1452266344

Category: Political Science

Page: 1184

View: 1959


I jumped at the chance to shepherd this collection. This was personal for me. In the past, when I had prepared to teach courses on political leadership, I had come up with a dearth of recent scholarly attention to the topic. Perhaps my perspective on politics and leadership exacerbated the difficulty of my search. I had in mind a politics that touched all aspects of power and authority in our lives (not just government), encouraged the moral imagination, and affirmed human agency that could make the future better than the present. I searched with limited success for material that would explain how all of us shape and are shaped by politics. My perspective on leadership may have also hindered my search. I had in mind the simple notion of taking initiative on behalf of shared values. I found too little material about leadership that extended beyond the spectacle of authority and its assumption of hierarchy. I wanted to explain that each of us, regardless of our place in a hierarchy, has a calling to lead - to act on behalf of our moral imagination. Editing this volume permitted me the chance to develop the material I sought. I (as well as other teachers) no longer have a shortage of material relating politics and leadership with each other. From the Introduction

Community Practice Skills

Local to Global Perspectives

Author: Dorothy N. Gamble,Marie Weil

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231110030

Category: Social Science

Page: 482

View: 9053


Dorothy N. Gamble and Marie Weil differentiate among a range of intervention methods to provide a comprehensive and effective guide to working with communities. Presenting eight distinct models grounded in current practice and targeted toward specific goals, Gamble and Weil take an unusually inclusive step, combining their own extensive experience with numerous case and practice examples from talented practitioners in international and domestic settings. The authors open with a discussion of the theories for community work and the values of social justice and human rights, concerns that have guided the work of activists from Jane Addams and Martin Luther King Jr. to Cesar Chavez, Wangari Maathai, and Vandana Shiva. They survey the concepts, knowledge, and perspectives influencing community practice and evaluation strategies. Descriptions of eight practice models follow, incorporating real-life case examples from many parts of the world and demonstrating multiple applications for each model as well as the primary roles, competencies, and skills used by the practitioner. Complexities and variations encourage readers to determine, through comparative analysis, which model at which time best fits the goals of a community group or organization, given the context, culture, social, economic, and environmental issues and opportunities for change. An accompanying workbook stressing empowerment strategies and skills development is also available from Columbia University Press.

Organization Theory

Modern, Symbolic and Postmodern Perspectives

Author: Mary Jo Hatch,Ann L. Cunliffe

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199640378

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 351

View: 7667


Organization Theory offers a clear and comprehensive introduction to the study of organizations and organizing processes. It encourages an even-handed appreciation of the main perspectives defining our knowledge of organizations and challenges readers to broaden their intellectual reach. Organization Theory is presented in three parts: Part I introduces the reader to theorizing using the multi-perspective approach. Part II presents different core concepts useful for analysing and understanding organizations - as entities within an environment, as social structures, technologies, cultures and physical structures, and as the products of power and political processes. Part III explores applications of organization theory to the practical matters of organizational design and change, and introduces the latest ideas, including organizational identity theory, process and practice theories, and aesthetics. An Online Resource Centre accompanies this text and includes: For students: Multiple Choice Questions For registered adopters: Lecturer's guide PowerPoint slides Figures and tables from the book