Leading Change in Multiple Contexts: Concepts and Practices in Organizational, Community, Political, Social, and Global Change Settings

SAGE Publications, Inc - The first book to bring together both leadership and change theories, and processes, concepts, Leading Change in Multiple Contexts uses a consistent framework and the latest research to help readers understand and apply the concepts and practices of leading change. Key featuresbrings together leadership and change concepts and practices in five distinct contexts―organizational, and public administration, leadership, Organizational Behavior, and Leadership and Change offered in departments of business, as well as programs focusing on leadership, and globalDraws from a wide range of classic and recent scholarship from multiple disciplines Includes the perspectives of change and leadership expertsOffers real-life vignettes that provide examples of leading change in every contextProvides readers with application and reflection exercises that allow them to apply leadership and change concepts to their experiencesLeading Change in Multiple Contexts is designed for undergraduate and graduate courses in Change Management, political, public policy, education, communication, Organizational Development, community activism, community, social change, and social change.

Reframing Organizations: Artistry, Choice, and Leadership

Jossey-Bass - Text book. In this fifth edition of the bestselling text in organizational theory and behavior, changing workforce, Bolman and Deal’s update includes coverage of pressing issues such as globalization, multi-cultural and virtual workforces and communication, and sustainability. A full instructor support package is available including an instructor’s guide, summary tip sheets for each chapter, mini-assessments for each of the frames, hot links to videos & extra resources, and podcast Q&As with Bolman & Deal.

An Introduction to the Policy Process: Theories, Concepts, and Models of Public Policy Making

Routledge - This new edition has been reorganized to better explain the role of policy analysis in the policy process. New illustrations and an improved layout to clarify key ideas and stimulate classroom discussion. It includes chapter-at-a-glance outlines, provocative review questions, recommended reading, definitions of key terms, and online materials for professors and students.

A revised and updated chapter surveying the social, economic, and demographic trends that are transforming the policy environment. Fully updated references to help the advanced reader locate the most important theoretical literature in policy process studies. Routledge. The book makes generous use of visual aids and examples that link policy theory to the concrete experience of practitioners.

An Introduction to the Policy Process: Theories, Concepts, and Models of Public Policy Making - New to this edition: • a new section on the role of policy analysis and policy analysts in the policy process. The fourth edition of this widely-used text relates theory to practice in the public policy process. In a clear, conversational style, author Tom Birkland conveys the best current thinking on the policy process with an emphasis on accessibility and synthesis.

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Financial Literacy for Managers: Finance and Accounting for Better Decision-Making Wharton Executive Essentials

Wharton Digital Press - Text book. Lambert, miller-sherrerd professor of accounting at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, demystifies financial statements and concepts and shows you how you can apply this information to make better business decisions for long-term profit. The language of businessin order to understand how your business is performing right now and to evaluate, assess, and devise new strategies to boost future performance, you need information.

Financial statements are a critical source of the information you need. In direct and simple terms, Richard A. You will learn to use and interpret financial data; find out what we can learn from Pepsi, General Motors, Krispy Kreme, and other companies; learn how to evaluate investment strategies; and apply your financial know-how to develop a coherent business strategy.

Financial Literacy for Managers: Finance and Accounting for Better Decision-Making Wharton Executive Essentials - Routledge.

Postmodern Public Policy SUNY series in Public Policy

SUNY Press - The second half of the twentieth century saw approaches to public administration, objectivity, public policy, and public management dominated by technical-instrumental thought that aspired to neutrality, and managerialism. Hugh T. Routledge. Miller brings together the latest thinking from epistemology, and discourse theory in an accessible and useful manner to emphasize how a postmodern approach offers the possibility of well-considered, evolutionary theory, pragmatic solutions grounded in political pluralism and social interaction between public service professionals and community members.

Text book. This form of social science has contributed to a public sector where policy debates have been reduced to “bumper-sticker” slogans, a citizenry largely alienated and distant from government, and analysis that ignores history and context and eschews the lived experiences of actual people. Confronts the challenge presented to traditional public policy by postmodern thought.

Postmodern Public Policy SUNY series in Public Policy - Postmodern public Policy introduces new ways of investigating the urgent difficulties confronting the public sector. Used book in Good Condition.

Agendas, Alternatives, and Public Policies, Update Edition, with an Epilogue on Health Care 2nd Edition Longman Classics in Political Science

Pearson - Text book. Used book in Good Condition. Updated in a new 2nd edition, alternatives, agendas, and Public Policies has been reissued in this Longman Classics edition, featuring a new epilogue: Health Care Reform from Clinton to Obama. Used book in Good Condition. Comparing the clinton administration in 1993 with the Obama administration in 2009 and 2010, Kingdon analyses how agenda setting, actors, and alternatives affect public policy.


Unleashing Change: A Study of Organizational Renewal in Government

Brookings Institution Press/Ash Center - Its analysis is innovative and empirically rich. Kelman’s conclusions challenge conventional notions about achieving reform in large organizations and mark a major advance in theories of organizational change. Routledge. Despite the mantra that “people resist change, ” it is possible to effect meaningful reform in a large bureaucracy.

Used book in Good Condition. This is a hopeful account of the potential for organizational change and improvement within government. Used book in Good Condition. He argues that frequently there will be a constituency for change within government organizations. The role for leaders is not to force change on the unwilling but to unleash the willing, and to persist long enough for the change to become institutionalized.

Drawing on the author’s own personal experience and extensive research among frontline civil servants, as well as literature in organization theory and psychology, Unleashing Change presents an approach for improving agency performance from soup to nuts―mixing theory with practice. His lessons will be of interest not only to scholars interested in improving the performance of the public sector, but for anyone struggling to manage a large organization.

Unleashing Change: A Study of Organizational Renewal in Government - Used book in Good Condition. In unleashing change, public management expert Steven Kelman presents a blueprint for accomplishing such improvements, based on his experience orchestrating procurement reform in the 1990s. Kelman’s focuses on making change happen on the front lines, not just getting it announced by senior policymakers.

Creative Social Change: Leadership for a Healthy World Building Leadership Bridges

Emerald Group Publishing - What is our role in creating healthy organizations and a healthy world? Creative Social Change fosters a unique dialogue on the interconnections between leadership, the long-term viability of the planet, sustainability, and organizational development. Text book. Embracing all levels of thinking, policy makers, the book generates a foundation for scholarly research and proposes practical questions that can be used for dialogue and action among leaders, from the conceptual to the concrete, and organizational consultants.

Emerald Group Publishing Ltd. Used book in Good Condition. Brought together, these arenas of research and action can influence events globally and contribute to creating a healthy society. The book builds on interviews with five eminent social scientists, Edgar Schein, Peter Senge, Otto Scharmer, thought leaders for many decades on the nature of organizational and societal development: Robert Quinn, and Margaret Wheatley.

Creative Social Change: Leadership for a Healthy World Building Leadership Bridges - Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. It includes contributions on what is needed for change from longstanding creative scholar-practitioners such as Riane Eisler and Karl-Henrik Robert, as well as new voices, and concludes with a variety of concrete case studies from around the world about efforts in this direction.


Meeting the Ethical Challenges of Leadership: Casting Light or Shadow

SAGE Publications, Inc - Packed with real-world case studies, self-assessments, and applications, examples, this fully-updated new edition is designed to increase students’ ethical competence and leadership abilities. Used book in Good Condition. Johnson takes a multidisciplinary approach to leadership ethics, lead in a moral manner, drawing from many fields of research to help readers make moral decisions, and create an ethical culture.

Ethics is at the heart of leadership. Used book in Good Condition. The sixth edition of meeting the ethical Challenges of Leadership: Casting Light or Shadow explores the ethical demands of leadership and the dark side of leadership. Author Craig E. Routledge. Used book in Good Condition. Emerald Group Publishing Ltd.

Meeting the Ethical Challenges of Leadership: Casting Light or Shadow - Text book. All leaders assume ethical burdens and must make every effort to make informed ethical decisions and foster ethical behavior among followers.

Conscious Evolution: Awakening the Power of Our Social Potential

New World Library - Used book in Good Condition. As we do, we will bring forth all that is within us and not only save ourselves, but evolve our world. Text book. Used book in Good Condition. Conscious evolution highlights the tremendous potential of newfound scientific knowledge, technological advances, and compassionate spirituality and illustrates the opportunities that each of us has to fully participate in this exciting stage of human history.

A seminal work of visionary hope, and seemingly intractable global violence, our future is ever more ripe for — and in need of — fresh, economic and ecological devastation, Updated for the 21st CenturyIn this era of government gridlock, creative reimagining. With her clear-eyed, barbara marx hubbard shows us that our current crises are not the precursors of an apocalypse but the natural birth pains of an awakened, inspiring, and sweeping vision of a possible global renaissance in the new millennium, universal humanity.

Conscious Evolution: Awakening the Power of Our Social Potential - This is our finest hour. Emerald Group Publishing Ltd. Routledge. Used book in Good Condition.

Governance in Dark Times: Practical Philosophy for Public Service

Georgetown University Press - People in public service face profound challenges to the meaning and efficacy of their work. Grounded in the author's more than thirty years of teaching and administrative practice, to understand the world we live in, Governance in Dark Times urges public servants in clear, and to act responsibly, jargon-free prose to reflect, both individually and with fellow citizens.

Emerald Group Publishing Ltd. Routledge. Used book in Good Condition. Trust in one another and in the government is at low ebb. Camilla stivers argues that the most urgent requirement in dark times is re-kindling what Arendt called "the light of the public, " and offers practical steps for public servants to create spaces for citizen dialogue and engagement in public life.

Governance in Dark Times: Practical Philosophy for Public Service - . Featuring down-to-earth discussions of such issues as terrorism, judge more wisely, and homeland security, torture, it suggests ways for people in government to think more deeply, and act more meaningfully. Text book. Used book in Good Condition. Where can a public servant turn for a public philosophy to sustain practice?Inspired by Hannah Arendt and several other philosophers, Governance in Dark Times is the first book to explore the philosophical and value underpinnings needed to guide public servants in these times.

Used book in Good Condition. With the rush of calamitous events in recent years―the September 11 terror attacks, the Iraq imbroglio, and hurricanes Katrina and Rita―Americans feel themselves to be living in dark times.