Leading Professionals

Power, Politics, and Prima Donnas

Author: Laura Empson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019253601X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

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Professional organizations - such as accounting and consulting firms, law firms, and investment banks - are fundamental to the functioning of the global economy. Yet many of the most powerful are notoriously private. This book uncovers the complex, messy, and surprisingly emotional challenges of leading professional organizations - revealing the realities that lies beneath the 'professional' surface which these organizations present to the outside world. Individual professionals - highly educated, highly intelligent, and highly opinionated - are generally reluctant to see themselves as followers and may be equally reluctant to put themselves forward as leaders. They value their autonomy and confer authority on their leaders on a highly contingent basis. How does a professional come to be seen as a leader within a professional organization? How do leaders maintain their position once they have reached the top of their organization? How do they navigate the complex power relationships among their professional colleagues and actually get things done? Leading Professionals: Power, Politics, and Prima Donnas analyses the complex power dynamics and interpersonal politics that lie at the heart of leadership in professional organizations. It is based on Laura Empson's scholarly research into the world's leading professional organizations across a range of sectors, including interviews with over 500 senior professionals in 16 countries. It draws on the latest organizational and leadership theory to analyse in detail exactly how professionals come together to create 'leadership'. It identifies how change happens within professional organizations and explains why their leaders so often fail.
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Leading for Organisational Change

Building Purpose, Motivation and Belonging

Author: Jennifer Emery

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119517958

Category: Mathematics

Page: 320

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Harness the seven key elements of successful organisational change Leading for Organisational Change is an intelligent and practical guide to the human side of merger integration and other organisational change. Building a clear sense of common purpose and then reinforcing it through storytelling can underpin the success of an integration or significant change programme. Pulling together the best thinking from neuroscience, psychology and business, and her rich personal experience in twenty years of leading change projects in professional services organisations and other people-centred businesses, author Jennifer Emery presents a framework for change rooted in seven key themes that help organisations establish their BECAUSE: belonging, evolution, confidence, agility, understanding, simplicity and energy. Exploring the role each theme plays in the context of change, this insightful and warm book shares real-world examples and provides advice on building purpose and culture and strengthening motivation through listening, empowering and collaborating. Clear understanding of purpose, powerful communication techniques and carefully planned implementation strategies assist in navigating an often stressful and uncertain period of change, and can even enable organisations to thrive throughout this period. This book encourages you to apply important lessons to your own context, allowing you to: Focus on the human, cultural and practical elements of organisational change Apply central concepts of communication and motivation to a wide array of situations in your personal and business life Understand perspectives on change from a broad range of professional sectors Build and strengthen communication skills to promote a sense of shared purpose Leading for Organisational Change offers a warm and intelligent perspective on the personal and inter-personal factors that contribute to successful integration. An invaluable resource for professional services and people-focused organisations, this book provides advice that can cross sectors and lend insight to any major change programme.
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Invisible Power

Author: Sherrill MacLaren

Publisher: Seal Books

ISBN: 9780770425265

Category: Femmes dans la vie publique - Canada

Page: 466

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Russia 2010

And what it Means for the World : the CERA Report

Author: Daniel Yergin

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780679759225

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 327

View: 3173

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Examines four possible scenarios for the future of Russia, looks at the internal forces shaping the new Russia, and discusses Russia's future influence on the West. Reprint.
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