The Leadership Handbook

26 Critical Lessons Every Leader Needs

The Leadership Handbook

New York Times best-selling author and leadership expert John Maxwell offers practical insight into learning how to lead the person who matters most—yourself. The path to leadership begins with a question only few of us ask: How do I lead myself? John Maxwell presents twenty-six insights, not just for those who aspire to positions of leadership but also for veteran leaders who aim to build and improve upon the steps that led them to the front of the line. Sound leadership will impact any endeavor, but sound leaders are prepared for risk—and importantly, failure—just as they point the way toward achievement. With application exercises and a “Mentoring Moment” to accompany each chapter, The Leadership Handbook presents a road map for a path many may cross but few choose to follow. “A leader," counsels Maxwell, "never has to recover from a good start.”

Handbook of Sexuality Leadership

Inspiring Community Engagement, Social Empowerment, and Transformational Influence

Handbook of Sexuality Leadership

This interdisciplinary book bridges the gap between sexuality and leadership studies and serves as a blueprint for professionals seeking to understand the rationale behind leadership styles, particularly those which facilitate conversations that educate or liberate individuals, couples, families, and communities. The Handbook of Sexuality Leadership brings together education, clinical, research, and advocacy experts from the field of sexology, who each speak of their unique leadership experiences – with diversity and inclusivity in mind – and serve as a medium of empowerment and transformational influence. This innovative compendium illuminates strategic planning, community engagement, and the necessity of working with underserved or marginalized communities using a combination of leadership styles. Chapters provide tools for risk taking, organizational improvement, collaborative leadership, and cultural intelligence, as well as strategies to emancipate underrepresented groups and lead systemic change. With questions for further thought included to provoke critical thinking and initiate transformative conversations, this book will be an essential read for anyone interested in becoming a sexuality consultant or serving in a leadership position.

First-Class Leadership

How Highly Effective Teams Can Achieve Breakthrough Results

First-Class Leadership

First-Class Leadership is a comprehensive book that all managers and leaders should read. The amount of information is second to none. A brilliant book based on research and experience brings to the fore everything you need to know about being a first-class leader. The techniques and advice in this book are simple yet effective—you will wonder why you have never done them. In First-Class Leadership, Hamid Safaei discusses specific and actionable points from getting people to believe in your vision, building effective teams, communicating, inspiring, encouraging, and developing employees so they give their very best, caring and nurturing your workforce, to finding and keeping talent that will take your company to the next level. This book will change your perspective on how leaders should lead and how managers should manage. Inspired by icons such as Mahatma Gandhi, Bill Gates, Elon Musk, and Steve Jobs, what Hamid Safaei brings together is a wealth of information that will pave the way for everyone to become a first-class leader. A must-read gem on successful and effective leadership! Have you ever dreamed of making tough calls in fractions of seconds? What does it mean when the author says: “If it’s not a HELL YES it’s a NO”? Why is it important that you remain connected to your biggest WHY? What if you don’t love what you do? How do great leaders hold ground when the going gets tough? What does the author of First-Class Leadership mean by QPA building blocks which stand for Qualities, Principles, and Attitudes? How have the greatest leaders on Earth mastered premium leadership qualities? What is the first thing the greatest leaders do in every new situation? What profound leadership lessons can we learn from the rules of nature ruling for millions of years? How have greatest leaders built highly effective teams? And how do they keep their highfliers happy? How did they achieve glory so you can follow in their footsteps? These questions and many more have been answered in First-Class Leadership.

A Leadership Development Project Design for Financial Stability and Missional Momentum at the Hnw-Sda Church

A Leadership Development Project Design for Financial Stability and Missional Momentum at the Hnw-Sda Church

This project document explored the Houston Northwest Seventh-day Adventist Church’s lack of evangelistic strategies and leadership development. In addition to a community demographical surveys and a spiritual health assessment evaluation, a series of contemporary evangelistic methods and strategies were deemed the best antidote for the problems of the church. This study also took into account the church’s demographics and their culture of origin, religious convictions, racial makeup, traditional practices, and economic conditions. In order to develop these methods and strategies, this project used the examples set forth by the Old Testament model on revitalized worship, the example of King Hezekiah, the New Testament model on leadership, and the example of Jesus Christ to his disciples. This mandate notes that once leaders are led by the Holy Spirit to bring the people of God back to worship, they must proclaim the advent of Jesus Christ. In addition, leaders should, as Jesus did, teach members how to become steward leaders. They should teach members on how to use their spiritual gifts, talents, and skills to proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ. Finally, church leaders should develop members into disciples and church leaders themselves.

Play to Their Strengths

A New Approach to Parenting Your Kids as God Made Them

Play to Their Strengths

Bring Out the Best in Your Children How can a good parent like you become an even greater parent? By shifting the focus to what’s right with your kids instead of what is wrong with them. Discover how you can replace your frustration with joy by taking the pressure of performance and comparison off your children’s shoulders. Based in the belief that every child has God-given greatness within them, Play to Their Strengths shows you how to move with the natural momentum of your kids’ talents and make the shift to a collaborative, strengths-based, and motivational approach to parenting. You’ll see the powerful results of this shift in your children’s shining eyes—and your own. The unique Playbook in the back of the book equips you to put into practice the ideas in each chapter. Answer questions and engage in activities with your spouse and kids to uncover talent and discover greatness. The Playbook makes great advice personal as you apply it to the specific family dynamics in your home. Now is the perfect time to experience a fresh fascination with your children and uncover the hidden gem inside each of them.

Change Management Pocket Guide

Leadership of Change Volume 2

Change Management Pocket Guide

Change Management Pocket Guide: This pocket guide contains over thirty concepts, models, figures, assessments, tools, templates, checklists, plans, a roadmap and glossary structured around the ten-step a2B Change Management Framework®. About this Book: This pocket guide is a practical, hands-on guide built around the a2B Change Management Framework® (a2BCMF®) with over thirty models, tool and change concepts. It is designed to support change practitioners delivering hands-on organisational change. The pocket guide supports a programme approach to organisational change, starting with ‘change definition’ (strategy alignment) and moving through to ‘closing and sustain’ the change. The ten-step a2BCMF® is supported by over thirty concepts, a change adoption model, a behavioural change model, figures, assessments, tools, templates, checklists and plans, as well as a roadmap and glossary. It covers the key change management concepts such as sponsorship, communications, readiness, resistance and adoption. The assessments provide valuable input on whether the team should progress from one critical a2BCMF® step to the next. Other Leadership of Change® Volumes: Leadership of Change® Volumes: The volumes in this series are intended to be leading practice in organisational change management and implementation, which supports strategy execution. Volume 1 – Change Management Fables Volume 3 - a2B Change Management Handbook Change Management Fables: Ten fables about the leadership paradox of implementing organisational change management versus delivering normal day-to-day operations. About this Book: Leaders go about their daily task of implementing the organisation’s strategy to deliver financial results. All of a sudden there is a change explosion that disrupts normal day-to-day operations. This is the leadership paradox: implementing change versus delivering day-to-day operations. Leaders then need to adjust their focus to implement the change, so that the organisation stays ahead of the competition and continues to deliver revenue to its shareholders Change Management Handbook: This handbook contains over fifty concepts, models, figures, assessments, tools, templates, checklists, plans, a roadmap and glossary structured around the ten-step a2B Change Management Framework® each with a practical case study. About this Book: This handbook is for growth mindset leaders, senior managers, students, HR professionals and change management practitioners who want to deliver organisational change while their organisation continues with day-to-day operations.

Critical Thinking Handbook--high School

A Guide for Redesigning Instruction

Critical Thinking Handbook--high School

This handbook, designed to help high school teachers remodel their lesson plans, has one basic objective: to demonstrate that it is possible and practical to integrate instruction for critical thinking into the teaching of all subjects. The handbook discusses the concept of critical thinking and the principles that underlie it and shows how critical thinking can be taught in language arts, social studies, and science. The seven chapters of the book's first section are designed to: (1) provide an introduction to critical thinking and its importance for education, as well as an introduction to lesson remodeling; (2) go deeply into the question of what education for critical thinking requires of teachers; (3) explain the 35 remodeling strategies and their importance, with suggestions on how to teach for them; and (4) present 64 remodeled lessons focusing on language arts, social studies, and science (but also including math, Spanish, typing, physical education, work experience, and interdisciplinary remodels), along with descriptions of some frequently encountered flaws in textbook approaches. The handbook's second section, which also contains seven chapters, compares didactic and critical views on education, outlines the changes in curriculum required by a shift toward education for critical thought, provides practical ideas for facilitating staff development in critical thinking, presents short writings on critical thinking by teachers after a workshop on the subject, and considers the problem of defining critical thinking. The seventh chapter of this section consists of an analytic glossary of key words and phrases on the topic. Resources for teaching critical thinking (including an annotated list of videotapes and a list of audiotapes), as well as information about the Center for Critical Thinking, are appended. (SR)

The Literary World

Choice Readings from the Best New Books, with Critical Revisions

The Literary World


McGraw-Hill Homeland Security Handbook: Strategic Guidance for a Coordinated Approach to Effective Security and Emergency Management, Second Edition

McGraw-Hill Homeland Security Handbook: Strategic Guidance for a Coordinated Approach to Effective Security and Emergency Management, Second Edition

Featuring a foreword by Michael Chertoff, former Secretary of Homeland Security, The McGraw-Hill Homeland Security Handbook, 2e is the one-stop guide for any professional or student involved in counterterrorism, homeland security, business continuity, or disaster risk management. This indispensable book provides government officials, corporate risk managers, business and security executives, first responders, and all homeland security and emergency prepared-ness professionals with a wide-ranging and definitive overview of critical homeland security issues. The handbook addresses virtually every aspect of homeland security, including terrorism motivated by radical Islamist extremism; transportation and infrastructure protection; community and business resilience; intelligence and information; and the roles of business, academia, science, and the private sector in confronting terrorism and natural disasters. Enriched with the insight and knowledge of renowned national and international experts—from senators and captains of industry to key figures in intelligence, military affairs, diplomacy, international organizations, and academia—this peerless guide offers prescriptive strategies and guidance to help security professionals more effectively manage the risk of terrorism and prepare for and respond to natural disasters. Conveniently organized into thematic sections, The McGraw-Hill Homeland Security Handbook covers: Terrorist and Criminal Threats Policy, Governance, and Legal Responses Interoperability, Information Sharing, and Collaboration Risk Management, Decision Making, and Communication Protecting Critical Infrastructure Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management Private Sector Security and Resilience Thinking, Education, and Training Science and Technology Civil Liberties and Other Legal Issues International Challenges and Approaches The McGraw-Hill Homeland Security Handbook synthesizes the latest information with unmatched scope and detail and discusses what governments, businesses, and citizens must do to manage the risk of disasters and counter evolving threats.

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