Margaret J. Weber and Kerri Cissna
There are countless books on the market that address the personal challenges and institutional barriers that ambitious female leaders face in the United States. This volume furthers the conversation by comparing the experiences of women in leadership with regards to work-life balance from eight different countries around the globe. Collecting stories from women in the United States, Costa Rica, India, Iran, Nigeria, Norway, Sri Lanka, and Uganda, this volume provides insights into the issues women face globally regarding leadership and work-family integration. It offers a variety of perspectives from around the world, and highlights a variety of cultural norms regarding work and family integration.
Peace, Reconciliation and Social Justice Leadership in the 21st Century: The Role of Leaders and Followers
H. Eric Schockman, Vanessa Hernandez, and Aldo Boitano
Conflicts and violence, repression and oppression have always been part of the world, resulting in situations where no one really wins and leading to stalemates that cause the degradation of economic order – and of the human condition. Whether conflicts can be won or not, the human cost must be addressed when building a lasting peace, and this role falls now to our future leaders and followers.
Effective communication enhances quality of life. In Changing Seasons: A Language Arts Curriculum for Healthy Aging, Denise Calhoun provides a language-based, interdisciplinary program to help older adults improve their communication skills. Each activity reveals new, creative, and fun ways to get individuals to speak, think, write, engage with others, and use their imagination. As the activities promote meaningful interactions and the creation of a stimulating environment, Changing Seasons underscores the importance of sustaining quality of life as we and those we love age.
Gregg L. Witt and Derek E. Baird
Aldo Boitano, Raúl Lagomarsino Dutra, and H. Eric Schockman
Escaping the win-lose dynamics of zero-sum game approaches is crucial for finding integrated, inclusive solutions to complex issues. This book uncovers real-life examples of inclusive leaders that have broken the zero-sum game, providing insights that help the reader develop their inclusive leadership skills.
Handbook of improving performance in the workplace. Volume 2, Selecting and implementing performance interventions
Doug Leigh and Ryan Watkins
In this groundbreaking volume, leading practitioners and scholars from around the world provide an authoritative review of the most up-to-date information available on performance interventions, all presented within a holistic framework that helps ensure the accomplishment of significant results. Addressing more than 30 performance interventions, with such varied topics as Incentive Systems, e-Learning, Succession Planning and Executive Coaching, this volume guides readers through the development of comprehensive performance improvement systems. Each chapter illustrates in practical terms how to select, plan, implement, and manage performance interventions, as well as how to evaluate their results. Through best practices research, comparative analysis, illustrative case studies from around the world, and editorial guidance on how to link together diverse interventions, the handbook is an important guide for achieving desired results in the workplace and beyond. Sponsored by International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI), the Handbook of Improving Performance in the Workplace, three-volume reference, covers three main areas of interest including Instructional Design and Training Delivery, Selecting and Implementing Performance Interventions, and Measurement and Evaluation.
Doug Leigh, Roger Kaufman, Ryan Watkins, and Ingrid Guerra-Lopez
Individuals, teams and organizations make decisions everyday intended to improve performance. But, too often, they rush into finding the solution before defining the problem. This book contains seven self-assessments designed to help you define the issue of “what to accomplish” before deciding “how to accomplish it.” With these seven assessments, you can collect, analyze and interpret the data necessary to confirm your suspicions before making recommendations. Do you feel there is neglect of the strategic planning process in your organization? Is it time to move into E-learning? Does your corporate culture require change? Avoid jumping to conclusions – gather the facts first and be sure you are headed where you want to end up before selecting how to get there.
Doug Leigh, Ryan Watkins, and Roger Kaufman
The accomplishment of meaningful results in education is achieved when the outcomes required by educational partners (including society) are defined and prioritized, and then used in effective decision-making by educational institutions and individual educators. Useful Educational Results provides a guide for educators who want to ensure that the results they accomplish in the classroom lead to useful contributions outside of the classroom.
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