Description : Recent years have seen dramatic developments in the way schools are structured and much greater emphasis placed on managing your school effectively. Every education professional knows how demanding these new methods can be, but they can also reinforce a sense of purpose and control. Senior Management Teams in Primary Schools looks at how positive teamwork can be achieved within your school and illustrates the benefits it brings. Most teachers involved in managing their school will recognise the situations detailed in the case studies contained in the book - the forceful head, the overworked middle managers, the meetings that try to wade through the mountains of administration that face the modern teacher. You will find practical advice, clear guidelines, case studies from schools that are involved in the process of good practice. This book will organise you in your approach and ensure that you reap the benefits of teamwork while avoiding the pitfalls.
Description : This book is a PhD thesis that is highly relevant to anyone involved in management. It identifies and analyses in depth the key constructs of leadership, teamwork and enterprise that are vital for a successful 'growth' business. The focus is on leadership, enterprise and the make-up of senior management teams, but the research outcomes can equally be applied to any management team environment, such as committees, working groups, panels, or administrative bodies. Critically, an unsuitable leader will almost guarantee failure, so having the ability to recognise leaders that are capable of delivering success is crucial. This book is invaluable for those people who need to understand how leadership, teamwork and enterprise interact to create dynamic and highly successful management teams.
Description : In the fast-paced world of international business, competitive intelligence is necessary for the daily survival of small firms and national economies alike. In Competitive Intelligence and Senior Management, veteran consultant Joseph H. A. M. Rodenberg argues that business leaders should devote more of their time and attention to seeking out and interpreting information about competitors. This instructive volume offers tools that will help senior managers to increase their firms’ competitiveness, carry out successful mergers and acquisitions, and avoid surprise attacks from corporate raiders and private equity firms.
Description : People are the most important resource in education and their effective leadership and management is vital to the success of all educational organizations. This new collection of readings provides an up-to-date account of current thinking about working with people in education, both as individuals and in teams. The book deals with the ways in which people perform in the workplace and examines effective leadership and management of human resources.
Description : An essential guide for any small group that must deliver team performance. With the demand for project-oriented work and faster, more nimble responses, successful small-group performance is more crucial than ever. Katzenbach and Smith, authors of the international bestseller The Wisdom of Teams, have again joined forces, revealing how to implement the disciplines, frameworks, tools, and techniques required for team- and small-group performance. Combining their insights and practical strategies, they offer concepts and pragmatic, doable exercises for team leaders and team members to deliver results. Hot topics covered include: why small-group performance demands expertise at two disciplines, team level and leader level, instead of one; virtual teams; and global teams. This book combines practical exercises with cutting-edge insights, and both authors are authorities on the subject. Attend a featured author workshop at the 13th International Conference on Work Teams: Collaborating for Competitive Advantage, September 23-25, 2002, in Dallas, TX. For information, contact the Center for the Study of Work Teams at 940 565 3096 or visit them online at www.workteams.unt.edu.
Description : "Not just another quality tools book. I wish all senior managers would read this...Anyone who is interested in how quality is embedded in all aspects of business should get this book." Holly Hickman Director, Customer Quality, Constellium In this original and practical book, Fin Rooney strips back the myths surrounding quality. He goes back to original principles in deciding what quality means, and then proceeds to show how it can have a positive influence on all departments. He suggests that every department should have quality objectives in order to generate a quality culture. This book will change how you look at quality. You will see how you can use it to drive improvement, cost savings, and better profitability in your organization. It will look at using quality not just as a tool for making good products or delivering a good service, but as a strategic weapon in the marketplace. Full of helpful questions and thought-provoking ideas, Senior Management and Quality will ensure you have interesting conversations with senior managers and how they view quality. For senior managers, it gives a framework for devising a coordinated quality strategy, involving every department in quality, and showing how an embedded quality strategy can create virtuous circles of improvement. Among many features, this book: Explains how we can turn our quality departments and staff into a strategic, value-adding serviceGives a neater definition of quality that can be applied to any department in any organizationShows the relationships between quality and suppliers, customers, and internal departmentsAddresses the issues that can arise with the department that is the most important one in determining product quality: R & DReassesses our view of company and quality objectivesReviews the role of quality personnel, and how we can use them as internal consultantsInvestigates how quality can influence training and change managementTakes a fresh look at objectives and metrics, and the problems and contradictions with some of the common ones in useLooks at some of the deficiencies with Six Sigma With over 30 years in quality, Fin Rooney has put together the results of that experience in the real business world and come up with a practical approach to using quality as a way to improve your organizations performance in all areas.