Publisher : Fisher Baldwin Press
Category : Business & Economics
ISBN :
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
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It does not matter if you are an experienced leader or are just starting out as a new manager or entrepreneur, the techniques outlined in Unquestioned Brilliance can improve your decision making and critical thinking. The book outlines ten techniques, built from research and validated through application, designed to help leaders and their teams become better strategic thinkers. For less than the price of a single dinner at a restaurant, this book offers the same content found in executive education strategic thinking courses. Unquestioned Brilliance is best viewed as a handbook for the aspiring leader. It provides a variety of tools for leaders of teams at all levels of an organization. Techniques included in this book include: -Uncertainty Vectoring: Sort and manage environmental uncertainties to use them for strategic insight and competitive advantage. -TAP Analysis: Align team expertise and task requirements in a manner that develops teams and improves performance. -Tension Tracking: Understand and manage prevailing interests that create stress and paralyze employees within your organization. -Blind-Spot Centering: Stress test strategic initiatives to identify limiting mindsets and strategic blind-spots. -GSO Decision-Making: Diagnose a decision process with a quick heuristic for finding the missing step. -Stakeholder Mapping: Identify the key individuals and groups early enough in a process to draw on their perspectives and expertise. -HERE Snapshot: Use a quick situational assessment when executing a strategic initiative in a new environment. -Backward-Forward Flip: Learn from past industry mistakes to improve odds of success of new organization innovations. The techniques outlined in this book can help leaders and their teams begin building their strategic thinking muscles and help them to better navigate around the unquestioned brilliance trap.

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ISBN : 0996703705
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 222

All leaders must walk a fine line between creating focus and questioning conventional wisdom, between confidence in their ability and unrealistic overconfidence, and between the demands of fast action and a clear-eyed assessment of the situation. Unquestioned brilliance gets in the way of this balance. It is a fundamental leadership trap. Unquestioned brilliance sounds like a good thing. After all, how can brilliance be bad? In the context of this book, unquestioned brilliance is not a good thing. Unquestioned brilliance is being so confident in your own intelligence and point of view that, you not only fail to question your conclusions, you may not even you see the potential for other points of view or better solutions. Unquestioned brilliance is not just overconfidence or a problem for egotistical megalomaniacs. It is something that every leader struggles with. This does not mean every leader is an egotistical megalomaniac. It means every leader is human. Each of us struggles with balancing ignorance (what we don't know) with overconfidence (what we want to believe we know). The unquestioned brilliance at the center of this book is not simply arrogance. It is far more subtle and pervasive than that. This particular leadership trap limits innovation and critical thinking and contributes to risk aversion within leadership teams. Because this process tends to happen without thought, leaders need to actively counteract this cognitive dysfunction within their teams. The book outlines ten techniques, built from research and validated through application, designed to counter the fundamental leadership trap. The techniques described in this book will not automatically make you a great leader but they will potentially help you navigate your teams on a path away from this dysfunctional cycle. Some common implications of unquestioned brilliance: -We argue that our profession or industry is too complex for outsiders to understand and yet we immediately form strong "common sense" opinions about things outside our area of expertise. -We set our strategy based on today's world and are slow to acknowledge when fundamental changes in the external environment make this plan no longer a good fit for tomorrow's world. -We spend significant amounts of time attempting to keep stakeholders satisfied. Yet we spend very little time trying to understand why people choose not to engage with our organization or questioning our understanding of stakeholder interests. -We carefully design large-scale change initiatives. Yet we do not look for, or even acknowledge, the blind spots in our plans. The techniques outlined in this book can help leaders and their teams begin building their strategic thinking muscles and help them to better navigate around the unquestioned brilliance trap.

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Category : Democracy
ISBN : UOM:39015061013978
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Views : 218

John Dewey's Democracy and Education addresses the challenge of providing quality public education in a democratic society. In this classic work Dewey calls for the complete renewal of public education, arguing for the fusion of vocational and contemplative studies in education and for the necessity of universal education for the advancement of self and society. First published in 1916, Democracy and Education is regarded as the seminal work on public education by one of the most important scholars of the century.

Publisher : Diamond Pocket Books Pvt Ltd
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9789390504879
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 870

‘MEIN KAMPF’ is the autobiography of Adolf Hitler gives detailed insight into the mission and vision of Adolf Hitler that shook the world. This book is the merger of two volumes. The first volume of MEIN KAMPF’ was written while the author was imprisioned in a Bavarian fortress. The book deals with events which brought the author into this blight. It was the hour of Germany’s deepest humiliation, when Napolean has dismembered the old German Empire and French soldiers occupied almost the whole of Germony. The books narrates how Hitler was arrested with several of his comrades and imprisoned in the fortress of Landsberg on the river Lech. During this period only the author wrote the first volume of MEIN KAMPF. The Second volume of MEIN KAMPF was written after release of Hitler from prison and it was published after the French had left the Ruhr, the tramp of the invading armies still echoed in German ears and the terrible ravages had plunged the country into a state of social and economic Chaos. The beauty of the book is, MEIN KAMPF is an historical document which bears the emprint of its own time. Moreover, Hitler has declared that his acts and ‘public statements’ constitute a partial revision of his book and are to be taken as such. Also, the author has translated Hitler’s ideal, the Volkischer Staat, as the People’s State. The author has tried his best making German Vocabulary easy to understand. You will never be satisfied until go through the whole book. A must read book, which is one of the most widely circulated and read books worldwide.

Publisher : Strelbytskyy Multimedia Publishing
Category : Philosophy
ISBN : PKEY:SMP2300000064971
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
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The Allegory of the Cave, or Plato's Cave, was presented by the Greek philosopher Plato in his work Republic (514a–520a) to compare "the effect of education (παιδεία) and the lack of it on our nature". It is written as a dialogue between Plato's brother Glaucon and his mentor Socrates, narrated by the latter. The allegory is presented after the analogy of the sun (508b–509c) and the analogy of the divided line (509d–511e). All three are characterized in relation to dialectic at the end of Books VII and VIII (531d–534e). Plato has Socrates describe a group of people who have lived chained to the wall of a cave all of their lives, facing a blank wall. The people watch shadows projected on the wall from objects passing in front of a fire behind them, and give names to these shadows. The shadows are the prisoners' reality.

Publisher : Profile Books
Category : Business & Economics
ISBN : 9781847657466
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 336

When Richard Rumelt's Good Strategy/Bad Strategy was published in 2011, it immediately struck a chord, calling out as bad strategy the mish-mash of pop culture, motivational slogans and business buzz speak so often and misleadingly masquerading as the real thing. Since then, his original and pragmatic ideas have won fans around the world and continue to help readers to recognise and avoid the elements of bad strategy and adopt good, action-oriented strategies that honestly acknowledge the challenges being faced and offer straightforward approaches to overcoming them. Strategy should not be equated with ambition, leadership, vision or planning; rather, it is coherent action backed by an argument. For Rumelt, the heart of good strategy is insight into the hidden power in any situation, and into an appropriate response - whether launching a new product, fighting a war or putting a man on the moon. Drawing on examples of the good and the bad from across all sectors and all ages, he shows how this insight can be cultivated with a wide variety of tools that lead to better thinking and better strategy, strategy that cuts through the hype and gets results.

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Category : Courtesy in the workplace
ISBN : 1599404052
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 176

"Saying health care is complex is a laughable remark; it is beyond complex, affecting every citizen and every institution or business. Regardless of the topic, the economics of health care, the payors, providers and their training systems, the myriad state and federal governmental agencies, lawyers, hospitals, pharma, insurers no one is immune from justified, well-deserved criticism. This complexity paradoxically, and somewhat disturbingly, inoculates each of the above noted participants from sole responsibility of having created the complex morass that is rightly maligned by just about anyone who knows anything about health care, and everyone who has had the need to access the industry as a clientthat is, a patient." Michael S. Woods, M.D., M.M.M. in Civil Leadership In his latest book for Joint Commission Resources, Michael S. Woods, M.D., M.M.M. tackles the often-tumultuous relationship of physicians, patients, and today's heath care environment. Dr. Woods, a practicing surgeon, offers civil, common-sense, business-savvy leadership advice to physicians, but his lessons are also valuable to clinical and nonclinical staff, as well as to patients. Topics covered include: Relationship-based Civil Leadership The Self-inflicted Injuries of Disruptive and Uncivil Behavior Relationship-based Civil Leadership as a Health Care Business Strategy Community, Motivation, and the Patient Why Civility-driven, Relationship-based Care Now Self-Inflicted Wounds: The Seven Common Leadership Misstepsr of Physicians Standards for Civility-Driven Behavior and Professionalism One Foot Out of the Box and Into the Future

Publisher : Routledge
Category : Business & Economics
ISBN : 9781000281187
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 354

This book directly helps decision-makers and change agents in companies, NGOs, and government bodies become more proficient in transformative, collaborative change in realizing the SDGs. This practitioner’s handbook translates a systemic – and enlivening – approach to collaboration into day-to-day work and management. It connects the emerging practice of multi-stakeholder collaboration to easily understandable models, tools, and cases. Numerous, concrete cases not only bring this methodology to life, but also help identify the challenges and avoid common mistakes. The book can be used as a guide to apply a breakthrough approach for navigating the complexity of stakeholder systems, designing results-oriented process architectures, ensuring the success of cross-sector change initiatives, and enlivening collaboration ecosystems for SDG implementation. It is designed to enhance high quality stakeholder engagement, dialogue, and collaboration. A must-read, the book sets a new standard for the collaborative implementation of Agenda 2030 and is a foundational guide for leading sustainability transformations collectively to achieve climate change mitigation, social integration, equitable value chains, and broad sustainability challenges.

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ISBN : 3319498207
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Publisher : Springer
Category : Business & Economics
ISBN : 9783319929613
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 196

Guided by and complimenting the writings of Robert K. Greenleaf, this book aims to deepen, expand and extend the philosophy of servant-leadership. Proposing a grounding framework for the studies of leadership, training and development, the author suggests that servant-leadership is primarily based on the structures of human development. Emphasizing the notion of a developing servant-consciousness and explaining the composition of a servant-leader disposition, this book analyzes the way that leadership has evolved. The characteristics of a servant-leader are categorized into five primary capacities, each with a focus on holistic listening and path-finding foresight. Servant-leaders in Training is essential reading for scholars of organizational leadership and management, and those wishing to gain a deeper understanding of servant-leader philosophy more generally.