Leading Professionals

Power, Politics, and Prima Donnas

Author: Laura Empson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198744781

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.

Innovating Healthcare

The Role of Political, Managerial and Clinical Leadership

Author: John Storey,Richard Holti

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429850301

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

View: 1613


Why is there a need to ‘innovate healthcare’? The basic reason stems from the sheer scale of the challenges now facing healthcare provision in the UK and across many other countries. The aim of this book is to interrogate past and current attempts to innovate in this arena and to draw-out the key lessons. Innovating Healthcare: The Role of Political, Managerial and Clinical Leadership presents the latest state of knowledge based on original data from a series of NIHR-funded research projects set in the context of a review of extensive secondary research. The book draws upon first-person verbatim accounts of change attempts made by doctors and other clinicians as well as upon research findings about the roles played by policy-makers and managers. The analysis draws upon theory and practice in leadership, innovation and institution-building. The mutually-reinforcing contributions of political, managerial and clinical leadership are at the core of the investigative narrative. This book will be of interest to students and researchers, clinicians and managers in the health and care sectors as well as policy-makers. While the focus in on healthcare, the book has wider relevance for students of management, leadership, innovation and organizational studies.

Leading for Organisational Change

Building Purpose, Motivation and Belonging

Author: Jennifer Emery

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119517958

Category: Mathematics

Page: 320

View: 2726


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.

Major Problems in American History Since 1945

Documents and Essays

Author: Robert Griffith,Paula C. Baker

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin


Category: United States

Page: 543

View: 5946


This text introduces students to both primary sources and analytical essys on important topics in U.S. history. The book asks students to evaluate primary surces, test the interpretations and draw their own conclusions.

Policy and Politics for Nurses

Action and Change in the Workplace, Government, Organizations, and Community

Author: Diana J. Mason,Susan W. Talbott,Judith Kline Leavitt

Publisher: W.B. Saunders Company

ISBN: 9780721646688

Category: Nurses

Page: 748

View: 4569



Institutions and Leadership

Prospects for the Future

Author: Kenneth W. Thompson

Publisher: Credibility of Institutions, Policies and Leadership Series


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 137

View: 5505


This volume concludes the Hewlett Foundation Series on the credibility of American leadership and institutions. The 13 essays are divided into four parts: 'The President, Politics and Foreign Policy, ' 'Vietnam and the Future, ' 'The Nuclear Crisis, ' and 'The Credibility of Leadership in the Futur