Systems Leadership Creating Positive Organisations
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Description: This book is concerned with how people come together to achieve a productive purpose. Human survival has always depended upon our ability to form and sustain social organisations. People have a deep need to be creative and to belong. By creating positive organisations we can fulfil these needs and build a worthwhile society. Such organisations do not occur by chance; a positive organisation is created by the hard work of leaders and members and influenced by the way the organisation is designed, especially its systems. All this needs to be based on an understanding of sound, general principles of behaviour. This book outlines that work; how to build a positive organisation in terms of general principles and practical examples. Understanding and applying this work requires discipline (not dogma) and creativity. The authors show the significant positive results that can be achieved and detail a range of case studies. Unlike some books which are based on goals, objectives or visions this book concentrates on how this can be achieved. The authors observed and engaged with what good leaders and members actually do and have endeavoured to distil the essence of productive relationships based on core, human values. This work has been applied in businesses, social service agencies, hospitals, city governments, national governments, armies, churches, public utilities, indigenous communities, schools and other unique organisations. It is intended to help leaders create more humane and productive organisations that can both meet their objectives and improve the human condition. It does so by presenting a coherent theory exemplified by numerous cases and practical experience. As more than one leader has commented, this stuff actually works.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
List price: $114.95
Copyright year: 2017
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited
Publication date: 4/7/2016
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 1.25" tall
|Preface and acknowledgments|
|Systems leadership: what use is theory?|
|What is work?|
|Associations and employment hierarchies|
|The work of the board|
|Leadership, power and authority|
|Levels of work|
|The work of leadership: creating a culture|
|Leadership, policy and systems|
|Task formulation and assignment|
|Authorities and role relationships|
|Teams and teamwork|
|The process of successful change - how it is achieved|
|How to design systems|
|Creating high performance teams|
|Core social process skills for leaders|
|What difference has this made?|
|Implementation - discipline or dogma|
|Who is there to guard the guards?|
|Complementary theories and practices|
|Figures from systems leadership|