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Discourse On Leadership

Author : Bert A. Spector
ISBN : 9781316712467
Genre : Business & Economics
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In a wide-ranging and provocative new study, Bert A. Spector provides a critical analysis of past and present theories of leadership. Spector asserts that our perception of leadership influences who we vote for, who we hire and promote, and ultimately, who we choose to grant our authority to. Focusing on leadership in discourse, the book sets out to explore how the notion of leadership has been articulated, studied and debated by academics, but also by practitioners, journalists, and others who seek to influence the thoughts of others. Paying particular attention to the social, economic, political, intellectual and historical forces that have helped shape the discussion, Discourse on Leadership offers an insightful historiography of leadership as a concept and how our understanding of it continues to evolve.

Systemic Functional Linguistics And Critical Discourse Analysis

Author : Lynne Young
ISBN : 0826467733
Genre : Political Science
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This collection of papers, with their focus on social change in different settings and through a wide range of voices, offers a fresh view of both Systemic Functional Linguistics (SFL) and Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA), and, ultimately, the relationship between the two. This volume is the first to make explicit this connection so that novices as well as experienced researchers examining the two fields under one microscope can more fully understand how they are related and how CDA can draw on analytical tools rooted in SFL.

Professionalization Leadership And Management In The Early Years

Author : Linda Miller
ISBN : 1446259773
Genre : Education
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With the rapid change experienced by the Early Years Workforce over recent times, this book considers what constitutes professionalization in the sector, and what this means in practice. Bringing a critical perspective to the developing knowledge and understanding of early years practitioners at various stages of their professional development, it draws attention to key themes and issues. Chapters are written by leading authorities, and provide case studies, question and discussion points to facilitate critical thinking. Topics covered include: - constructions of professional identities - men in the early years - multi-disciplinary working in the early years - professionalization in the nursery - early childhood leadership and policy Written in an accessible style and relevant to all levels of early years courses, the book is highly relevant to those studying at Masters level, and has staggered levels of Further Reading, that encourage reflection and progression.

Inclusive Leadership In Social Work And Social Care

Author : Trish Hafford-Letchfield
ISBN : 9781447300250
Genre : Social Science
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This critical and reflexive book looks closely at the pivotal but demanding role that leadership and management play in promoting social work and social care. Focusing on the value that can be created when the relationships between the people delivering and those using public services are effective, the contributors explore the conditions required to nourish confidence, inspire self-esteem, unlock potential, and balance inequality. Aimed at both new and experienced social managers, it draws on a range of disciplines not typically found in social work and social-care studies, encouraging readers to broaden their examination of leadership.

Management And Leadership Development

Author : Christopher Mabey
ISBN : 9781446231869
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 71. 84 MB
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`This is the first really thought-provoking book that I have read on management development. It is a book primarily addressed to students, but in this field, we are all students. It merits a wide readership both among practising managers as well as among those responsible for developing them' - Max Boisot, ESADE `Mabey and Finch-Lees inject a breath of fresh air into the management development field by expanding upon its heretofore functionalist base. They offer an informative critique of mainstream views, featuring alternative discourses to examine such hard questions as why management development hasn't quite delivered on management's considerable investment in it. As a veritable tour de force in its absorbing integration and review of a large tract of literature, the book informs both management scholars and practitioners what might be expected from management development's intended but also unanticipated outcomes' - Joe Raelin, Northeastern University `In a well-written, accessible and yet sophisticated text, Mabey and Finch-Lees show themselves to be as familiar with the latest in management development practice as they are with the sometimes arcane theoretical literature that surrounds it. Its great strength is to recognize the plurality of discourses - some overlapping and complementary, others distinct and oppositional - about the subject. This book can be recommended as a unique resource for students and scholars of management development' - Chris Grey, University of Warwick This book represents a significant step forward in the theory of management and leadership development. It offers an international perspective in this era of globalisation and a new and questioning perspective on the common belief that leadership is something completely different to, and more important than, management. This book will be of great help to the serous theorist and researcher of management and leadership development. It is an invaluable point of reference for a broad range of theory and research in this area, which it summarises with admirable brevity and clarity' - John G Burgoyne, Lancaster University Management School and Henley Management College Management development is a potent and high-profile human resource activity, involving some of the organizations' key players and attracting huge hopes and investments from governments, organizations and individuals alike. Yet at several levels, the high expectations often remain unfulfilled. So why is this a subject and activity that continues to command such intense interest from scholars and practitioners alike? Chris Mabey and Tim Finch-Lees provide a fresh analysis of the concept and practice of management and leadership development (MLD). Grounded in research, the authors set out the current state of management and leadership development practices, before introducing readers to competing theories of MLD and offering them a more critical perspective. Throughout the book, ideas are illustrated by international case studies and vignettes that evoke the perceptions and interests of the whole range of stakeholders in the management development process. Management Development has been written for upper level undergraduate and masters level students pursuing courses in HRM, HRD, Leadership Development, Organizational Behaviour, Management, Organization Change, Personnel Management, and training and development modules.

The Changing World Of School Administration

Author : George Michael Perreault
ISBN : 0810844826
Genre : Education
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Now available in paper back.The tenth annual NCPEA yearbook examines the pressing issues facing today's educational leaders from a variety of philosophical perspectives. Standardized testing, the impact of market forces on public education, zero tolerance disciplinary polices, ethnic and gender diversity, and issues related to the preparation of school leaders are among the topics discussed in the 25 essays.

Emergency And Trauma Care For Nurses And Paramedics

Author : Kate Curtis
ISBN : 9780729579827
Genre : Medical
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Emergency and Trauma Care is written for Australian emergency care providers including paramedics, emergency nurses, pre-hospital care providers, nurse practitioners, general practice nurses and allied health practitioners including occupational therapists and physiotherapists who are caring for trauma patients. This book follows the patient journey from pre-hospital to definitive care. Using a body systems approach, each chapter provides comprehensive coverage of all aspects of adult and paediatric emergencies. Implications for clinical practice is supported by chapters of professional practice, clinical skills, research, evidence-based practice, and legal, ethical and cultural issues. Clinical assessment, physiology, management and rationale for intervention of common and not so common emergency presentations are provided, with each chapter providing clear and relevant examples for both Paramedics and Nurses. Emergency and Trauma Care brings together a team of highly respected clinical practitioners and academics to deliver the most up-to-date text dealing with the practical procedures and evidence experienced by emergency and trauma care providers every day. Chapter 2 Pre-hospital care overview in Australia and NZ Chapter 10 Scene assessment, management and rescue Chapter 11 Pre-Hospital Clinical Reasoning, Triage and Communication Pre-hospital and emergency nursing considerations included in all relevant chapters Chapter 5 Cultural Considerations in Emergency Care addresses cultural diversity, beliefs and values and focuses on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and Maori health Chapter 19 Resuscitation includes advanced life support, airway management and incorporates the 2010 Australian Resuscitation Council guidelines Chapter 37 People with disabilities provides assessment, examination and communication strategies for working with clients with intellectual and physical disabilities Section 5 focuses on examination and communication strategies for working with unique population groups, including the elderly, disabled, obstetric and paediatric patients Section 6 details major trauma assessment and management, blast injury, and trauma to specific body regions Essentials outline the main points addressed in each chapter Practice tips assist with communication skills, procedures and assessment Case studies supported by questions throughout Summaries and Key points, review questions, web links and references provide for consolidation and further research. Evolve resources include Power point slides, 30 additional Case studies, image bank, web links Three paramedic specific chapters (including scene assessment and management)

Knowledge And Discourse Matters

Author : Lesley Crane
ISBN : 9781118931851
Genre : Business & Economics
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The premise of this book is that knowledge work – knowledge sharing and creating – takes place all the time, every day, routinely and pervasively in people’s talk and text, or discourse. Organizations are viewed as social entities where discourse cuts across all boundaries, cultures, disciplines, and actions. The author approaches discourse as the core of knowledge work, and the site to which knowledge management practice should be focused. The book uses real-life case studies to show how the analysis of discourse can reveal ‘knowledge games’. From this methodological perspective, discourse is shown to be constructive and action-oriented: people accomplish functional, consequential actions with their talk. Analysis of discourse reveals knowledge work in practice as psychological phenomena with function and effect, and steeped in context. The aim is to enable and support practitioners and leaders in the development and implementation of more effective strategies and practices in leveraging knowledge in their organizations.

Charles Hodge Revisited

Author : John W. Stewart
ISBN : 0802847501
Genre : History
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This book by seasoned and well-known American historians andtheologians renders a much-needed modern appraisal of the life, thought, and influence of Charles Hodge, one of the premierProtestant thinkers in America during the nineteenth century. This is the first book ever written that not only assesses thefull breadth and depth of Hodge's work but also illumines his roleand religious discourse in Victorian America. The contributorsrevisit all of Hodge's writings, unpacking his social, scientific, andpolitical thought as well as his theological mind. The portrait ofHodge that emerges will quickly replace the tired, more crampedunderstanding of this significant theologian and church leader. Contributors: Richard Carwardine Brian A. Gerrish Allen C.Guelzo E. Brooks Holifield David Kelsey Bruce Kuklick James H.Moorhead Mark A. Noll Ronald L. Numbers Louise L. Stevenson John W. Stewart James Turner

Labour History

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ISBN : NYPL:33433073468112
Genre : Electronic journals
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