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Leadership: Understanding the Dynamics of Power and Influence in Organizations, Second EditionToday, there are a growing number of business schools, law schools, and continuing education programs in executive development and management training that offer leadership classes. Despite the growing curricular recognition of this area, there is a shortage of strong college-level texts. Leadership, Second Edition—a completely up-to-date anthology of key writings by well-known contributors—meets this need for a textbook that encompasses the major theories in the field of leadership.  …

Group Dynamics and Team Interventions: Understanding and Improving Team PerformanceStrong teams can be one of the greatest strengths of an organization—just as poor teams can spell disaster. Group Dynamics and Team Interventions brings research and practice together to offer proven application and intervention techniques to help optimize team functioning in the workplace. A benefit to academics and practitioners alike, this book provides readers with a better understanding of the dynamics that inform team behavior, along with assessment tools and practical techniques to crea…

Dynamic Capabilities: Understanding Strategic Change in OrganizationsCreating, adapting to, and exploiting change is inherently entrepreneurial. To survive and prosper under conditions of change, firms must develop the “dynamic capabilities” to create, extend, and modify the ways in which they operate. The capacity of an organization to create, extend, or modify its resource base is vital. Since the concept of dynamic capabilities was first introduced, much research has elaborated the initial idea. This important book by Constance Helfat and her team of lead…

Contemporary Leadership Theories: Enhancing the Understanding of the Complexity, Subjectivity and Dynamic of Leadership (Contributions to Management Science)Asisthecasewithmostbooks,thisbookalsotooksometimetoevolve. Withthe ?rstideasaboutwritingitbeginningin2004,itwasaratherlongandbusyprocess. However,itwasalsoaprocessfullofacquiringnewknowledge,discussingtopics withinterestingpeople,gainingpersonalinsights,and?nallyresultinginpersonal development. Particularly,IwouldliketothankRainhartLang,whocontributedto myunderstandingofleadershipandtheorybyprovidingmanysuggestionsandalot ofadvice. Furtherm…

Paradoxes of Group Life: Understanding Conflict, Paralysis, and Movement in Group DynamicsDuring the past decade, leaders have increasingly relied on self-managing work groups, multifunctional teams, and cross-national executive groups to create the organization of the future. Yet groups are not a panacea for organizational problems; conflicts between individuals or factions within a group often create seemingly contradictory situations?paradoxes?that can prevent the group from reaching its goals. In this groundbreaking classic, Kenwyn Smith and David Berg offer a revolutionary app…

Connecting in Communities: Understanding the Dynamics of Small GroupsIt’s hard to argue the importance of being in a small group. Members discuss the issues and challenges of life as they form friendships. They pray and care for one another and are missed if they don’t show up. Life happens in small groups.Whether you are considering starting a small-group ministry or already have one in place, this practical guide is ideal for an entire small-group ministry–pastor, coaches, and leaders–to read. Practitioner Eddie Mosley shares from his wealth of experience…

Reading the Room: Group Dynamics for Coaches and LeadersPraise for Reading the Room “If you believe, as I do, that tackling our toughest problems in organizations and societies will require significant advances in the human domain of how we think and interact, then you will find this book a wonderful resource for a healthier future.”—Peter Senge, senior lecturer, leadership and sustainability, MIT Sloan School of Management; and founding chair, Society for Organizational Learning (SoL) “A must-read for anyone truly interested in gaining access to a…

Unfairly Labeled: How Your Workplace Can Benefit From Ditching Generational StereotypesA blueprint for managing people, not generations Unfairly Labeled challenges the very concept of “generational differences” as an unfair generalization, and offers a roadmap to intergenerational understanding. While acknowledging that generational stereotypes exist, author Jessica Kriegel argues that they are wrong—and that it’s unreasonable to assume that the millions of people born in the same 20-year time span are motivated by the same things, attracted to the same things, and should be dea…