A game plan for effective leadership : lessons from 10 by Robert Palestini

By Robert Palestini

The traditional knowledge is that leaders are born, now not made. writer Robert Palestini argues that his event and scholarly examine point out that management abilities may be discovered. the 1st bankruptcy of this ebook speaks to the so-called 'science' of management and management, whereas the second one bankruptcy offers with the 'art' of management. One must how you can lead with either brain (science) and middle (art) to be really powerful. The powerful development blocks of caliber management are the abilities of conversation motivation, organizational improvement, administration and creativity. learning the speculation and perform in those components of research will produce top of the range management skill and, in flip, produce winning leaders. This ebook makes use of the case examine strategy with the intention to facilitate putting thought into potent perform. each one bankruptcy includes an intensive examine on one in all ten of the main profitable basketball coaches of our instances together with, Phil Jackson, Bobby Knight, Mike Krzyzewski, Pat Riley, Pat Summitt, and Dean Smith. The ebook appears to determine how those coaches have been capable of position management thought into potent perform. the teachings discovered will turn out worthwhile to leaders and aspiring leaders, whether or not they be a father or mother, instructor, tuition important, athletic director, trainer or CEO.

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This notion posits that to be an effective leader, one must base his or her practice on some form of leadership theory. If the leader consciously based his or her practice on leadership theory, this would be an example of theory informing practice. On the other hand, when a leader utilizes theory-inspired behavior that is continually ineffective, perhaps the theory must be modified to account for this deficiency. In this case, practice would be informing or changing theory. In this book, we will examine the leadership behavior of ten successful basketball coaches to ascertain whether their behavior conforms to the principles of the Bolman/Deal situational leadership theory, and if not, whether their practice or the theory needs to be modified to reflect effective practice.

We will also examine how these coaches’ leadership practices can be applied to our own leadership behavior to make it more effective. 2 LEADING WITH HEART Do unto others what you would have them do unto you. —The Golden Rule INTRODUCTION How the leader utilizes the concepts contained in the preceding chapter depends largely on one’s philosophy of life regarding how human beings behave in the workplace. The two extremes of the continuum might be described as those leaders who believe that human beings are basically lazy and will do the very least they need to do to “get by” in the workplace versus those who believe that people are basically industrious and, if given the choice, would opt for doing a quality job.

They have been used as an aid in developing one’s own spiritual life; they have been used to formulate a way of learning that has become the curriculum and instructional method employed in the 60 high schools and the 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States; and they have been used to develop one’s own administrative style. 10 There are five Ignatian principles that I explore here as a foundation for developing an administrative philosophy and leadership style: 1. ” 2. ” 3. The process of inquiry or discernment.

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