Praise for Hardball Leadership: How to Achieve Student Academic Success in a
Rural School District “There aren't too many times I pick up a leadership book
and am immediately engaged; Hardball Leadership is the exception. The author
Author: Mark Forner
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
How do you sufficiently progress beyond the status quo when an entire rural community views the status quo as sufficient progress? Educating children in poverty remains the most important educational challenge of our time. What few people know is this: the rate of child poverty in our nation’s rural communities is actually higher than it is in our country’s urban centers. Hardball Leadership is a best practices guide for rural school leaders who are passionate about closing the achievement gap and committed to leading their districts to significant academic improvement. Based upon original research that examined the leadership practices of effective rural superintendents who led their districts to dramatic academic improvement, this book’s insights include: Establishing a strong academic culture where every student can and will be successful Developing a system for improving teacher instructional performance Fostering an academically-focused partnership with the board of education Managing school-based controversy in a productive way Building and sustaining a financially strong district This leadership handbook will help rural school leaders build an academic pathway that will lead their students towards a happy and prosperous life.
So far, no company has been able to use it to threaten Toyota's leadership.
Sometimes hardball players have to play a little rough and, when they do, they
don't apologize for it. But they never jeopardize their customers, don't make
moves that ...
Author: George Stalk
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
Hardball takes leaders deep inside the world of hardball competition - a world where the players are zealously committed to winning and relentlessly driven to strengthen their competitive positions, creating a virtuous cycle that puts them far out of competitors' reach. Based on twenty-five years of experience advising and observing a range of companies, Stalk and Lachenauer reveal how hardball competitors achieve decisive victories - without bending the law and without compromising their obligations to customers and stakeholders. These companies often play rough, and they don't apologize for it. Yet they are also extraordinarily adept at the "soft" side of management - rallying talent and building culture through a laserlike focus on the few issues most critical to success. Using detailed and engaging stories from many industries, Hardball outlines seven classic hardball strategies: unleash massive and overwhelming force, exploit anomalies, threaten competitors' profit sanctuaries, take it and make it your own, entice competitors' into retreat, break industry compromises, and hardball M&A. The authors reveal who uses hardball strategies, under what circumstances each strategy is most effective, and how to orchestrate the attack.
The limited image of woman as leader is further reflected in the books children
read. It seems that sexism has not changed over the decades. In a 2006 study of
Caldecott Medal–winning books that spanned seven years, a total of two
Author: Pat Heim
The bestselling guide fully updated for the post-Lean In era For nearly two decades, Hardball for Women has shown women how to get ahead in the business world. Whether the arena is a law firm, a medical group, a tech company, or any other work environment, Hardball for Women decodes male business culture and shows women how to break patterns of behavior that put them at a disadvantage. It explains how to get results when you “lean in” without being thrown off balance. Illustrated with real-life examples Hardball for Women teaches women how to: Successfully navigate middle management to become a leader in your field Be assertive without being obnoxious Display confidence Engage in smart self-promotion Lead both men and women—and recognize the differences between them Use “power talk” language to your advantage
According to Stalk and Lachenauer, in the dog-eat-dog world of business,
hardball strategists disdain “squishy issues—leadership, corporate culture,
customer care, knowledge management, talent management, employee
empowerment and ...
Author: Stephen Denning
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
In his best-selling book, Squirrel Inc., former World Bank executive and master storyteller Stephen Denning used a tale to show why storytelling is a critical skill for leaders. Now, in this hands-on guide, Denning explains how you can learn to tell the right story at the right time. Whoever you are in the organization CEO, middle management, or someone on the front lines you can lead by using stories to effect change. Filled with myriad examples, A Leader’s Guide to Storytelling shows how storytelling is one of the few available ways to handle the principal and most difficult challenges of leadership: sparking action, getting people to work together, and leading people into the future. The right kind of story at the right time, can make an organization “stunningly vulnerable” to a new idea.
5 How to Be a Leader here is no single appropriate leadership style . According
to management experts Paul Hersey and Ken Blanchard , four styles
predominate : • Directing : The manager calls all the shots and the employee
Author: Pat Heim
Publisher: Woman to Woman
From the authors of Hardball for Women come strategies that women need to thrive in business and the male-dominated world at large. Sexual harassment, hitting the glass ceiling, and dealing with auto mechanics and lawyers are analyzed and solved using Heim's years of expertise as a consultant and businesswoman.
... constellation of squishy issues – leadership , corporate culture , customer care
, knowledge management , talent management , employee empowerment , and
the like – has encouraged the making of softball players . ' Hardball ' is indeed a ...
Author: Arthur Cotterell
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
As the demand for comparative studies of leadership rises, managers and trainers are looking harder than ever for new studies to which trainees will not bring preconceived idea. This unique book delivers just that. Though the contexts have changed, the examination of ancient events from a business perspective provides a wealth of useful insights on how the process of leadership works. From China’s first emperor Liu Bang on vision and Pericles on integrity to Alexander the Great on communication and Ramesses II on courage, Leadership Lessons from the Ancient World combines history with business to show that the universal strategies used by great leaders of the past are still relevant today.
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Understanding Congressional Leadership , ed . Frank H . Mackaman (
Author: Richard A. Loverd
This book details advances, applications, research and emerging areas of optics, photonics, computational approaches, nano-photonics and bio-photonics. It concentrates on new approaches to information systems, from bio-inspired models to information security.
In this book, Beth Reingold compares the representational activities and attitudes of male and female members of the Arizona and California state legislatures to illuminate the broader implications of the election and integration of women ...
Author: Beth Reingold
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
Women in public office are often assumed to "make a difference" for women, as women--in other words, to represent their female constituents better than do their male counterparts. But is sex really an accurate predictor of a legislator's political choices and actions? In this book, Beth Reingold compares the representational activities and attitudes of male and female members of the Arizona and California state legislatures to illuminate the broader implications of the election and integration of women into public office. In the process, she challenges many of the assumptions that underlie popular expectations of women and men in politics. Using in-depth interviews, survey responses, and legislative records, Reingold actually uncovers more similarities between female and male politicians than differences. Moreover, the stories she presents strongly suggest that rather than assuming that who our representatives are determines what they will do in office, we must acknowledge the possibility that the influence of gender on legislative behavior can be weakened, distorted, or accentuated by powerful forces within the social and political contexts of elective office.
Author: Bernard Asbell
Publisher: Doubleday Books
Stalking one powerful member through the hideaways, high hopes, and body blows of the United States Senate.
To take this idea a step further , those who wish to be leaders must be especially
competent moral negotiators . Unless they can persuade others — not always ,
but often — that the rules they prefer should prevail , they will be defined as ...
Author: Melvyn L. Fein
Publisher: Praeger Pub Text
This sociological analysis of how we "play the morality game" sheds light on the informal rules governing our moral decisions.
Once on the long stairway , they were shielded from the street and from the shots
, fired presumably in yet another leadership rift among the Stones , the gang who
ran their street . Still , Mary hurried them , and they bounded two and three ...
Author: Daniel Coyle
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
A journalist describes the struggle of a group of youngsters from a Chicago housing project and their white-collar coaches to triumph in Little League baseball, chronicling their journey from the first practice to the championship game. Reprint.
And , when possible , the hardball leaders will push that advantage to the point
where competitors are squeezed and even feel pain . ” One particularly well - told
example of “ unleashing massive and overwhelming force ” is Frito - Lay ' s move
Author: Mark N. Vamos
The greatest articles from the hottest business magazine of the past decade Since 1995, Fast Company has been the place to turn for cutting-edge business ideas and profiles of amazing companies and their leaders. This hardcover collection gathers the magazineÂ's best and most enduring articles, the ones that generated the most buzz and the deepest insights. These outstanding pieces include: Â• Â“The Brand Called YouÂ” by Tom Peters Â• Â“Free Agent NationÂ” by Daniel Pink Â• Â“In Search of CourageÂ” by John McCain Â• Â“Malcolm Gladwell: The Accidental GuruÂ” by Danielle Sachs Â• Â“Are You on CraigÂ's List?Â” by Katharine Mieszkowski Â• Â“Everything I Thought I Knew About Leadership is Wrong by Mort Meyerson As Jim Collins writes in his foreword: Â“Imagine you could sit at Thomas JeffersonÂ's dinner table and listen in on the conversation during the late 1700s. ThatÂ's the way I like to think of the best articles in Fast Company collected in this wonderful book. Reading them is like listening in on a series of fascinating conversations with some of the best minds and creative thinkers of a generation.Â” This is the perfect book for Fast CompanyÂ's hundreds of thousands of devoted fansÂ—and for others who missed these great articles the first time around.