Shackleton's Way

Author: Margot Morrell,Stephanie Capparell

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1857889169

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 5365


Sir Ernest Shackleton has been called 'the greatest leader that ever came on God's earth, bar none' for saving the lives of the twenty-seven men stranded with him on an Antarctic ice floe for almost two years. Written by two veteran business observers, Shackleton's Way details universal leadership tactics set against the thrilling survival story of the Endurance expedition. Whether it's hiring good workers, supporting and inspiring employees to do their best, managing a crisis with limited personnel and resources, creating order out of chaos, or leading by personal example with optimism, egalitarianism, humour, strength, ingenuity, intelligence and compassion, Ernest Shackleton set an example we can all follow. Illustrated with photographer Frank Hurley's masterpieces and other rarely seen photos, Shackleton's Way is filled with fascinating and practical lessons of a leader who succeeded by putting people first and triumphing brilliantly when all the odds were against him.

Meeting the Ethical Challenges of Leadership

Author: Craig E. Johnson

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412964814

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 381

View: 8535


Meeting the Ethical Challenges of Leadership, Third Edition identifies the unique ethical demands of leadership and equips students to meet those challenges. It retains the elements of the text that have contributed to its success while broadening its appeal. The book continues: to reflect an informal, accessible style; to focus on personal assessment and application; to draw from a variety of academic disciplines; to provide tools and techniques for creating positive ethical climates, and to feature contemporary cases. New to the Third Edition: - coverage is expanded to reflect the growing interest in leadership ethics, incorporating new topics, theory and research findings - a new chapter on ethical influence - a references section at the end of the book

Sir Ernest Shackleton

Author: Linda Davis

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1604134216

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 143

View: 5077


Highlights the life and accomplishments of the British explorer who fell short of his goal of crossing Antarctica, but accomplished a far greater feat by bringing every member of his crew back alive.

The Leadership Experience

Author: Richard L. Daft

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1285968336

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 528

View: 2106


Equip students with the critical leadership skills and solid understanding of today's theory needed to become effective business leaders in today's turbulent times with Daft's THE LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE, 6E. Acclaimed author Richard Daft helps students explore the latest thinking in leadership theory and contemporary practices at work within organizations throughout the world. Students will examine emerging topics, including enhancement of emotional intelligence, leadership vision and courage, leadership of virtual teams, and open innovation, and will connect those topics to recent world events such as ethical scandals and political turmoil. Packed with memorable examples and unique insights into actual leadership decisions, this full-color text includes crisp, clear visuals to reinforce the book's engaging presentation. This edition's proven applications, specifically designed for today's leadership theory and applications course, and a solid foundation grounded in established scholarly research make the topic of leadership come alive for students. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Managing Cultural Differences

Author: Neil Remington Abramson,Robert T. Moran

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131540396X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 638

View: 8006


In today’s global business environment, it is vital that individuals and organizations have sophisticated global leadership skills. Communication and understanding of different cultures is paramount to business success. This new edition of the bestselling textbook, Managing Cultural Differences, guides students and practitioners to an understanding of how to do business internationally, providing practical advice on how competitive advantage can be gained through effective cross-cultural management. Crises in the Middle East, the weakening of some emerging markets, and the value of diversity and inclusion are just a few examples of contemporary issues discussed in this text, which also introduces a completely new chapter on global business ethics. With a wealth of new examples, case studies, and online materials, this textbook is required course reading for undergraduates, postgraduates, and MBA students alike, as well as being a vital tool for anybody selling, purchasing, traveling, or working internationally.

Shackleton: Leadership Lessons from Antarctica

Author: Arthur Ainsberg

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1450215394

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 120

View: 8880


The more I read about Shackleton, the more I realized how truly heroic leadership is almost impossible to find in todays businesses. Despite all the research and programs devoted to motivating employees, most workers admit they feel disenfranchised in their daily work life. In reading the Shackleton story, it became clear to me that Shackletons leadership lessons could benefit these very same people. This book is my attempt to bring an extraordinary explorers leadership lessons to those business leaders who, on a daily basis, must guide their workforce towards a common goal. Because Shackletons story is more than just one man fighting for survival in the Arctic region it is about coordinating teamwork under the most strenuous conditions. Even in the fast-paced and often unpredictable business world, leaders can use Shackletons strategies to make every team effort a successful one. In this book are inspirational lessons from one of the greatest leaders of the 20th century lessons that can enrich both the way we work and the lives of those we lead.

Leading Global Projects

Author: William Youngdahl,Robert T. Moran

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136388419

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 1345


This book is a must-read for anyone responsible for projects and initiatives that span functional and geographical divides. Authors Moran and Youngdahl bring extensive experience and learning from industry practice to present a clear and straightforward treatment of the leadership skills and knowledge required to lead projects that are global in nature. They have written the first book of its kind to address the three essential skills of global project leaders - strategic project management, project leadership, and cross-cultural leadership. The authors argue that global project leadership is an essential skill in our project-based world and that we are all either intentional or accidental project leaders. Intentional project leaders pursue formal project management education and even certification whereas accidental project leaders find themselves leading global project and initiatives as a result of a special assignment or promotion. Moran and Youndahl have found that the vast majority of global projects leaders fall into the accidental category and have written the book to be accessible to those who have not necessarily pursued formal project management education. Experienced intentional project managers can skip the single chapter on project management fundamentals to move to the more advanced chapters addressing topics such as influencing without formal authority across functional and geographical boundaries and leading global projects at the edge of crisis. • The only book that combines themes of strategic project management, project leadership and cross-cultural leadership • Rich with examples and stories to illustrate key skills and knowledge required to lead global projects

Encyclopedia of the Antarctic

Author: Beau Riffenburgh

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113587865X

Category: Reference

Page: 1272

View: 4752


The Antarctic is unique, geographically, politically, and scientifically. It is the most remote, hostile, and dangerous continent, while at the same time it is the most pristine and least developed. Antarctica is the only major part of the Earth's landmass not directly governed by one nation, but under the control of a Treaty, with a multitude of acceding nations. The Encyclopedia of the Antarctic brings together large quantities of information on the wide variety of factors, issues and individuals influencing and relating to the Antarctic. No comparable book currently exists for this region. The Encyclopedia of the Antarctic discusses scientific activities and topics, but the 'human element' is also a significant part of the work, with entries on history, politics, legal issues, national research programs, scientific bases, historic huts, the United Nation's 'Question of Antarctica,' compliance with the Environmental Protocol, and tourism.

The Psychology of Leadership

Author: David M. Messick,Roderick M. Kramer

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1135638985

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 360

View: 8995


In this book, some of the world's leading scholars come together to describe their thinking and research on the topic of the psychology of leadership. Most of the chapters were originally presented as papers at a research conference held in 2001 at the Kellogg School of Management of Northwestern University. The contributions span traditional social psychological areas, as well as organizational theory; examining leadership as a psychological process and as afforded by organizational constraints and opportunities. The editors' goal was not to focus the chapters on a single approach to the study and conceptualization of leadership but rather to display the diversity of issues that surround the topic. Leadership scholars have identified a host of approaches to the study of leadership. What are the personal characteristics of leaders? What is the nature of the relation between leaders and followers? Why do we perceive some people to be better leaders than others? What are the circumstances that evoke leadership qualities in people? Can leadership be taught? And so on. The contributions to this book examine these important questions and fall into three categories: conceptions of leadership, factors that influence the effectiveness of leadership, and the consequences and effects of leadership on the leader. All in all, the chapters of this volume display part of a broad spectrum of novel and important approaches to the study of the psychology of leadership. We hope that they are equally useful to those who are or would be leaders and to those who study the topic. As recent events have served to remind us, it is too important a topic to be ignored by psychologists.

Driving Home

Author: Jonathan Raban

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1509881069

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 624

View: 1304


For over thirty years Jonathan Raban has written about people and places in transition or on the margins, of journeys undertaken and destinations never quite reached; of isolation and alienation, but also of what it means to belong, to feel rooted. Driving Home, a collection of pieces spanning two decades, charts its course through American history and recent world events. Raban writes with an outsider’s eye for the public and the personal, about political, social, and cultural affairs, and about literature, his tone intimate but never nostalgic, and always fresh. Variously frank, witty, and provocative, Driving Home is part essay collection, part diary – and wholly engrossing. ‘A passionate history buff and a skilled raconteur . . . it’s a fine ride’ Sunday Times ‘A fabulous collection’ Observer