Download and read online Leading With Passion and Knowledge in PDF and EPUB Principals can harness the power of action research for their own professional development. This book provides guidance on developing questions, collecting data, and sharing results.
Download and read online Taking Charge in PDF and EPUB Taking Charge is a practical guide to the "craft knowledge" of leading schools from an experienced principal, school reformer, and educational consultant. Drawing on his own experiences as well as the experiences of other school leaders, Shaw captures the essence of what principals do and the leadership traits they need to take charge for school improvement. Through vivid portrayals, the book presents the strategic actions taken by principals in their first 15 months on the job and demonstrates the importance of taking action quickly. From these narratives of practice emerge four guiding principles or "pillars" that underpin participatory leadership in high performing school learning communities. They are: knowing the student well; strong inclusive professional relationships; continuous development of intellectual capital; and powerful and cohesive pedagogical responsiveness in teaching across all classrooms. This book delivers a comprehensive program for successful school leadership that will speak to new and experienced principals, as well as all school leaders who want to make a difference in the life chances of all students.
Download and read online Leading with Passion in PDF and EPUB What does it take to lead the 21st-century museum? Balancing a head for business and working from the heart guided by passion! This is the message Sherene Suchy discovered in her work with more than 80 international museum directors whose thoughts and experiences ground this book on change management in 21st-century cultural organizations.
Download and read online Inquiry in PDF and EPUB Connect inquiry to improved teaching and learning across your district! Now that federal and state initiatives require school districts to provide job-embedded professional development, the next step is making it happen. This book helps districts define, develop, and implement a systematic inquiry-based process with a laser-like focus on both adult and student learning. This book’s inquiry model challenges educators and students to: Define questions they are passionate about exploring Collect and analyze data to inform their questions Share what they have learned through the process with others Collaborate to build on their results and improve student achievement
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Download and read online Knowledge and Passion in PDF and EPUB Michelle Rosaldo presents an ethnographic interpretation of the life of the Ilongots, a group of some 3,500 hunters and horticulturists in Northern Luzon, Philippines. Her study focuces on headhunting, a practice that remained active among the Ilongots until at least 1972. Indigenous notions of 'knowledge' and 'passion' are crucial to the Ilongots' perceptions of their own social practices of headhunting, oratory, marriage, and the organization of subsistence labour. In explaining the significance of these key ideas, Professor Rosaldo examines what she considers to be the most important dimensions of Ilongot social relationships: the contrasts between men and women and between accomplished married men and bachelor youths. By defining 'knowledge' and 'passion' in the context of their social and affective significance, the author demonstrates the place of headhunting in historical and political processes, and shows the relation between headhunting and indigenous concepts of curing, reproduction, and health. Theoretically oriented toward interpretive of symbolic ethnography, this book clarifies some of the ways in which the study of a language - both vocabulary and patterns of usage - is a study of a culture; the process of translation is presented as a method of cultural interpretation. Professor Rosaldo argues that an appreciation of the Ilongots' specific notions of 'the self' and the emotional concepts associated with headhunting can illuminate central aspects of the group's social life.
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Download and read online Plugging Into Passions in PDF and EPUB Unleash energy and achieve alignment in a whole new way! Plugging into Passions is a process for leading change that focuses on the individuals at every level of your organization. The process merges overall best practices in change management with recent developments in assessment methodologies to provide a powerful new approach for leaders at all levels. Learn how to: Predict when and why your team members will embrace some tasks and avoid others. Connect with your employees in a way that increases their commitment to their work and the organization. Communicate using key words that unleash energy and tap into each person’s unique passion. Build support for your ideas and initiatives from peers, executives, and stakeholders. Create implementation strategies that not only reduce resistance, but that actually create a firestorm of support. Plugging into Passions is grounded in the belief that the most effective way to get people to embrace and accelerate change is to unleash the energy that is at the core of each person. It is not a magic bullet, but it is a crucial tool for anyone who strives to be an effective change leader.
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Download and read online Leading with Passion in PDF and EPUB Effective, passionate leadership requires many things. In Leading With Passion,/i>, John Murphy outlines ten elite leadership essentials. Combine these key factors and you have a means to inspire and lead with passion. Soon you'll find that not only are you performing better as a leader, but your team is sharing your vision and following your lead to ultimate success. A must have for leaders.
Download and read online Intellectual Capital Revisited in PDF and EPUB 'This book extends the analysis of intellectual capital and underlines the idea that its study is multidisciplinary. Its publication is timely as it brings together a collection of the key thought leaders in the area who provide new perspectives into this important topic. This book is essential reading by those engaged in understanding the knowledge economy and intellectual capital in organisational settings.' - James Guthrie, The University of Sydney, Australia This book brings together some of the founders of the IC movement in Europe to critically review the virtues and shortcomings of intellectual capital as a managerial concept. More questions on the future of IC study are perhaps raised than answered as the contributors attempt to open new avenues of research. The contributors acknowledge that the concept of managing intellectual capital is paradoxical in many respects. First and foremost, the boundaries of the knowledge intensive organization are fading. Organizations are open, networked and global, and intellectual capital mobile and elusive - so how can something with no boundaries be managed? Furthermore, is it possible that in a knowledge-intensive society, firms that do not focus on their intellectual capital are successful? That is, are there any pre-requisites for intellectual capital to be relevant? The book explores such paradoxes in the knowledge intensive organization, critically discusses the limitations of intellectual capital and revises the agenda for intellectual capital studies in the future. Drawing on empirical evidence including two EU funded projects involving researchers, practitioners and policy makers from international associations such as the OECD and the EU, this book will prove a thought provoking read for those with an interest in various aspects of management such as: knowledge management, management control, management accounting, strategic management and management of innovation.
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