An administrator examines the war colleges and the joint professional military education institutions and calls on the schools to employ the optimal mix of military and civilian faculty to encourage the rise of new thinking in vital areas and...
This was my attempt to provide some additional perspective to the debate about the relevancy and effectiveness of the war colleges. I wanted to share some insights from having been a student and faculty member in the system of professional military education as well as a faculty member and administrator in non-military settings. I hope it provokes some discussion, especially with regard to policies and procedures relating to the faculty.
Here's a nice summary of some of my thoughts on Toxic Leadership by my friend and ace San Diego Fire Chief, Brian Fennessy. I think he knows my work better than I do. I love it when insights like these cross contexts.
In her book Toxic Leaders: When Organizations Go Bad, Marcia Whicker describes toxic leaders as “maladjusted, malcontent, and often malevolent, even malicious. They glory in turf protection, fighting, and controlling rather than uplifting ...
The Guardian (blog) 'Universities need to value their staff' – five tips for management The Guardian (blog) This is also a message from Gordon Tredgold, who has been making a real contribution to management and leadership.
Although this article focuses on universities, I'm confident it applies to many different sectors and businesses.
“It’s 9:00am, you’re across the table from a colleague who doesn’t like you or the changes you’re proposing, she’s pushing all your hot-buttons and resisting your efforts to get her to support the change.
We tend to appreciate leaders who demonstrate composure. Self-control is often appreciated.
Fast Company 7 Ways You're Unconsciously Undermining Yourself Fast Company In a 2013 study published in the journal Personnel Psychology, researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the University of Nebraska found that...
Professor Northhouse's book Introduction to Leadership, Concepts and Practice is one of the two best textbooks on the subject in my opinion. It also has he benefit of being affordable. The other good general textbook that I use is Gary Yukl's Leadership in Organizations. As a hardback it is more expensive, but a venerable textbook worthy of a place on the shelf.
Fast Company How To Get Rid Of Toxic Office Politics Fast Company In fact, a recent survey conducted by the Corporate Leadership Council shows that strengths-based feedback has been shown to improve productivity by 36%.