Leadership in World Shipping

Greek Family Firms in International Business

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Author: I. Theotokas,G. Harlaftis

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230233538

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 346

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A new look at the leadership of Greek shipowners in world shipping in the second half of the twentieth century. This book examines the fundamental factors of the dynamism of Greek entrepreneurship in family businesses and provides evidence for the organization, management and strategies of Greek family shipping companies.

Leadership in Focus

Bringing Out Your Best on Camera

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Author: Vern Oakley

Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group

ISBN: 1626342415

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 264

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And . . . Action! If a message feels important enough for video, it’s likely because you want to move the audience to action—potential investors to take a stake in your company, current employees to embrace a new initiative, prospective employees to bring their talents to your organization. Your video can help you inspire your tribe—the people you want to influence—to take action. But if you want them to do more than listen, your audience needs to feel an authentic connection with you. Veteran filmmaker Vern Oakley offers strategies that can help you relax and be their best, authentic self in front of the camera. The return on investment will be a stronger connection to those you want to reach; heightened respect, prestige, and interest in their organization; a stronger brand; and a longer-lasting legacy. ​Leadership in Focus is a comprehensive, entertaining guide for leaders who realize that it’s not just what you say on camera that’s important—it’s how you say it. Whether a CEO, middle manager, or budding entrepreneur making YouTube videos to influence their tribe, this book will help them rally others around a message.

A First-Rate Madness

Uncovering the Links Between Leadership and Mental Illness

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Author: Nassir Ghaemi

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 110151759X

Category: Political Science

Page: 352

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This New York Times bestseller is a myth-shattering exploration of the powerful connections between mental illness and leadership. Historians have long puzzled over the apparent mental instability of great and terrible leaders alike: Napoleon, Lincoln, Churchill, Hitler, and others. In A First-Rate Madness, Nassir Ghaemi, director of the Mood Disorders Programme at Tufts Medical Center, offers and sets forth a controversial, compelling thesis: the very qualities that mark those with mood disorders also make for the best leaders in times of crisis. From the importance of Lincoln's "depressive realism" to the lacklustre leadership of exceedingly sane men as Neville Chamberlain, A First-Rate Madness overturns many of our most cherished perceptions about greatness and the mind.

Beliefs and Leadership in World Politics

Methods and Applications of Operational Code Analysis

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Author: M. Schafer,S. Walker

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1403983496

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

View: 7087

Focusing on how policy makers make decisions in foreign policy, this book examines how beliefs are causal mechanisms which steer decisions, shape leaders and perceptions of reality, and lead to cognitive and motivated biases that distort, block and recast incoming information from the environment.

Global Health Leadership and Management

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Author: William H. Foege,Nils M.P. Daulaire,Robert E. Black,Clarence E. Pearson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780787979751

Category: Medical

Page: 288

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Written by an international panel of distinguished global health experts, this book distills valuable lessons from a wide variety of successful health programs that have been implemented around the world. Global Health Leadership and Management gives practical suggestions for enhancing and developing the essential skills of leadership, management, communication, and project planning for health care leaders. The book will assist health leaders to work well within their communities and effectively plan, direct, implement, and evaluate effective programs and activities. Global Health Leadership and Management outlines and describes such core competencies as Identifying challenges and developing and managing policy Developing strategies, pathways, and solutions Creating networks and partnerships and planning for change Learning from experience to build a generation of leaders Leading and managing teams by recognizing and celebrating success

Golden Stripes

Leadership on the High Seas

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Author: V. S. Parani

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781849953146

Category:

Page: 208

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'Inspiring leadership lessons from the sea,? Rear Admiral Robert O. Wray Jr, USN (ret), author of Saltwater LeadershipAlthough merchant ships carry 90% of the world's trade, the mariners who run them have little guidance on leadership. This can result in disasters such as the Titanic, Costa Concordia, the Exxon Valdez, and the recent El Faro. With modern ships being worth several million dollars, seafarers need leadership advice at every level of their career. Golden Stripes, Leadership on the High Seas provides this guidance, and much more. Captain Parani weaves together his rich experience, cutting-edge insights and real-life stories in this book which has already garnered international acclaim. The reader will discover how to run a tight ship; enhance expertise; lead and communicate with a team; implement safety leadership; decide effectively in high-stake situations and be inspired by legendary sailors. It is a practical leadership action plan which can be applied at sea, or in any other workplace, anywhere.Golden Stripes is the first leadership book of its kind, written by a mariner specifically for commercial shipping. The author's experience both on board and from his corporate roles gives him a unique perspective on why, when and how sailors fail or succeed. Important messages are woven around engaging stories, quotes and practical leadership models, making this an indispensable read for all leaders.

Leadership and the New Science

Discovering Order in a Chaotic World

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Author: Margaret J. Wheatley

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 145877760X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 386

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A bestseller--more than 300,000 copies sold, translated into seventeen languages, and featured in the Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Miami Herald, Harvard Business Review, Fast Company, and Fortune; Shows how discoveries in quantum physics, biology, and chaos theory enable us to deal successfully with change and uncertainty in our organizations and our lives; Includes a new chapter on how the new sciences can help us understand and cope with some of the major social challenges of our times We live in a time of chaos, rich in potential for new possibilities. A new world is being born. We need new ideas, new ways of seeing, and new relationships to help us now. New science--the new discoveries in biology, chaos theory, and quantum physics that are changing our understanding of how the world works--offers this guidance. It describes a world where chaos is natural, where order exists ''for free.'' It displays the intricate webs of cooperation that connect us. It assures us that life seeks order, but uses messes to get there. Leadership and the New Science is the bestselling, most acclaimed, and most influential guide to applying the new science to organizations and management. In it, Wheatley describes how the new science radically alters our understanding of the world, and how it can teach us to live and work well together in these chaotic times. It will teach you how to move with greater certainty and easier grace into the new forms of organizations and communities that are taking shape.

Scuttle Your Ships Before Advancing

And Other Lessons from History on Leadership and Change for Today's Managers

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Author: Richard A. Luecke

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019508408X

Category: Management

Page: 199

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Drawing from the lessons of history, this guide to management describes the actions of the English at Agincourt, Yamamoto at Midway, and Cortes in America to show how leadership and daring can mean the difference between success and failure.

Leadership and Self-deception

Getting Out of the Box: Easyread Large Edition

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Author: Arbinger Institute

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1427087865

Category: Self-Help

Page: 284

View: 8171

This edition tackles the issue of self-deception and provides methodologies to help people overcome it.

The Responsive Leader

How to be a fantastic leader in a constantly changing world

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Author: Erik Korsvik Ostergaard

Publisher: LID Publishing

ISBN: 1911498533

Category:

Page: 210

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The world is changing. The world has changed already. But have you changed with it? The change in technology in the last century has driven a massive development in organizations and in society. The so-called Fourth Industrial Revolution demands new approaches to leaders and to leadership. A paradigm shift is emerging, putting engagement, relations, inclusion, freedom, and engagement in the centre; both towards employees and customers. We need to be responsive in order to be relevant to employees and to customers, and in order to adapt to a changing world. We need to be The Responsive Leader. Erik Ostergaard introduces a proven model (called PICO leadership) for engaging in the transformation, covering: purpose and direction, innovation, culture, organizing, and leadership.

Leadership for a Fractured World

How to Cross Boundaries, Build Bridges, and Lead Change

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Author: Dean WIlliams

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

ISBN: 1626562679

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

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Leaders today—whether in corporations or associations, nonprofits or nations—face massive, messy, multidimensional problems. No one person or group can possibly solve them—they require the broadest possible cooperation. But, says Harvard scholar Dean Williams, our leadership models are still essentially tribal: individuals with formal authority leading in the interest of their own group. In this deeply needed new book, he outlines an approach that enables leaders to transcend internal and external boundaries and help people to collaborate, even people over whom they technically have no power. Drawing on what he's learned from years of working in countries and organizations around the world, Williams shows leaders how to approach the delicate and creative work of boundary spanning, whether those boundaries are cultural, organizational, political, geographic, religious, or structural. Sometimes leaders themselves have to be the ones who cross the boundaries between groups. Other times, a leader's job is to build relational bridges between divided groups or even to completely break down the boundaries that block collaborative problem solving. By thinking about power and authority in a different way, leaders will become genuine change agents, able to heal wounds, resolve conflicts, and bring a fractured world together.

The Leadership of Muhammad

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Author: John Adair

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 0749461160

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 144

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The Leadership of Muhammad is a very personal study of the life-story and leadership skills of the Prophet. John Adair served with a Bedouin regiment in the Arab Legion and this story is full of fascinating detail of desert life and Bedouin beliefs. A business book that crosses boundaries it highlights the key leadership skills displayed by Muhammad and allows you to share in his wisdom. John Adair weaves the story of Muhammad's life together with aspects of Bedouin culture and ancient proverbs to provide key points for leaders and aspiring leaders. He discusses tribal leadership and essential attributes such as integrity, moral authority and humility. Learning and leadership go hand in hand. You are not born a leader, but you can become one and it is never too late to learn. John Adair's study or Muhammad and the tribal tradition of leadership is an essential addtion to the leadership debate.

Global Sport Leaders

A Biographical Analysis of International Sport Management

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Author: Emmanuel Bayle,Patrick Clastres

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319767534

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 441

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This book analyses the careers, governance and management practices of some of the institutional sports leaders who have had the greatest impact on global sport in the 120 years since Baron Pierre de Coubertin revived the Olympic Games. Through their positions in major sports organisations, their influence, the examples they set, their successes and failures, and their ability to bring about change, these notable individuals controlled and continue to control the development of Olympic and international sport. The portraits included within this collection provide a critical analysis of these leaders’ careers by examining sports management from a biographical perspective, and allowing readers to understand the challenges and obstacles faced by international sport’s top administrators. The contributors explore the interactions between these leaders’ career paths and their strategies, both within their organisations and in the overall sporting context. Global Sport Leaders will be of interest to students and scholars across a range of disciplines including sports management, sociology, politics, history and international relations.

The Myth of the Strong Leader

Political Leadership in the Modern Age

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Author: Archie Brown

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0465080979

Category: Political Science

Page: 480

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From one of the world's preeminent political historians, a magisterial study of political leadership around the world from the advent of parliamentary democracy to the age of Obama. All too frequently, leadership is reduced to a simple dichotomy: the strong versus the weak. Yet, there are myriad ways to exercise effective political leadership--as well as different ways to fail. We blame our leaders for economic downfalls and praise them for vital social reforms, but rarely do we question what makes some leaders successful while others falter. In this magisterial and wide-ranging survey of political leadership over the past hundred years, renowned Oxford politics professor Archie Brown challenges the widespread belief that strong leaders--meaning those who dominate their colleagues and the policy-making process--are the most successful and admirable. In reality, only a minority of political leaders will truly make a lasting difference. Though we tend to dismiss more collegial styles of leadership as weak, it is often the most cooperative leaders who have the greatest impact. Drawing on extensive research and decades of political analysis and experience, Brown illuminates the achievements, failures and foibles of a broad array of twentieth century politicians. Whether speaking of redefining leaders like Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Lyndon Johnson, and Margaret Thatcher, who expanded the limits of what was politically possible during their time in power, or the even rarer transformational leaders who played a decisive role in bringing about systemic change--Charles de Gaulle, Mikhail Gorbachev and Nelson Mandela, among them--Brown challenges our commonly held beliefs about political efficacy and strength. Overturning many of our assumptions about the twentieth century's most important figures, Brown's conclusions are both original and enlightening. The Myth of the Strong Leader compels us to reassess the leaders who have shaped our world - and to reconsider how we should choose and evaluate those who will lead us into the future.

A New Brand World

8 Principles for Achieving Brand Leadership in the 21st Century

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Author: Scott Bedbury

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780142001905

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 220

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A guide to brand-building profiles the success of Nike and Starbucks to reveal their strategies and how to apply them for significant growth for any size business, analyzing why certain brands have succeeded or failed. Reprint.

The World's Key Industry

History and Economics of International Shipping

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Author: G. Harlaftis,S. Tenold,J. Valdaliso

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137003758

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 305

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Maritime transport has been the main driver of trade growth, and the emergence and development of a global economy. This collection of essays from distinguished economists and historians takes an international and comparative perspective, covering topics ranging from technological advance and the role of the state to maritime business development.

Timeless Leadership

18 Leadership Sutras from the Bhagavad Gita

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Author: Debashis Chatterjee

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470829265

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

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The timeless leadership wisdom of the Bhagavad Gita explained Although it was written well over two thousand years ago, the Bhagavad Gita ("Song of God"), a revered Hindu religious text, contains an immense wealth of ageless wisdom that speaks directly to the needs of today's business leaders. Timeless Leadership takes this unlikely resource and teases out important lessons on 18 aspects of leadership, from commercial vision to motivation, decision-making, and planning. Looking in detail at what the Gita has to say about these and other issues of interest to business professionals, Timeless Leadership focuses on one central point: that once the basic thought process of man is improved, the quality of his actions will improve as well, leading to better results. Uses an ancient religious text to highlight and explain key Western management concepts Explores the leadership ideas in the Bhagavad Gita and helps managers and leaders apply them to modern business life Weaves together the threads of wisdom from the Gita to shed light on issues and challenges for leaders at all levels Covering teachings and ideas that have only got better with time, Timeless Leadership adapts the wisdom of millennia past for today's business leaders.

64 Shots

Leadership in a Crazy World

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Author: Kevin Roberts

Publisher: powerHouse Books

ISBN: 1576878309

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

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64 Shots: Leadership in a Crazy World is a compendium of value-accelerators for business and life. It is gathered as a 64 shot method from the astute observations and remarkable life of creative business leader and iconoclast Kevin Roberts. A provocative figure traversing the peaks of global commerce, media and sport, Kevin Roberts - creator of the groundbreaking idea Lovemarks - is recognized as one of today's most uncompromisingly-positive and inspirational leaders. In 64 Shots, Roberts draws on the biggest ideas, toughest experiences and greatest influences of his life to present 16X4 stripped down, straight-forward and instantly-absorbable insights on how to bring order to the chaos of business and life. The punchy insights into winning - hitting readers lightly jab after jab - are an array of one-liners, sound bites, tweets, charts, quotes and historical reference points. They are loaded with Roberts' experience, story, brio, provocation and direction. The language is extreme, brimming with the irrepressible attitude and provocation that fueled Roberts' meteoric career. While there is a sequence, the 64 shots are stand-alone signposts towards living an enterprising and winning life. Anyone can dip into the book anywhere and find value. The writing is accompanied by (not necessarily linked to) a visual order of black-and-white photos of leaders in their cultural fields, some modern, many historical, some famous, and all personal. This eclectic selection of people are both direct and indirect influences to Kevin Roberts' life. They all have an interesting - and some mysterious - connection to concepts of leadership in a crazy world. Examples are: Mary Quant, Vince Lombardi, Margaret Thatcher, Vivienne Westwood, Twiggy, Tom Peters, Peter Drucker, Martin Luther King, Renzo Rosso, Brigit Bardot, Bob Dylan, Sean Fitzpatrick (a rugby player). The book is high touch and glossy. It feels like Apple, not Shakespeare. 64 Shots - will you take them?

Management of Shipping Companies

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Author: Ioannis Theotokas

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317279573

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 310

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The maritime sector is dynamic and volatile, creating the need for continuous monitoring of the latest developments and their effects on the organisation, management and strategies of shipping companies. This book analyses the business environment of these companies and the approaches they adopt in organising and managing their activities. Management of Shipping Companies aims to facilitate the learning and understanding of the fascinating world of shipping business. It examines the organisation and management of companies which manage ocean-going ships, emphasising the special characteristics of the industry and the framework created by these. This textbook offers a detailed account of the companies’ processes and functions, the structural and contextual dimensions of their organisation, as well as an analysis of human resources, safety management and the outsourcing of shipping operations. Written in an easily digestible and critical manner, it includes case studies and analysis of best practices implemented by companies worldwide. This unique and accessible book is an ideal text for students in maritime studies programs as well as readers interested in learning about maritime businesses’ organisation and management.

The Turn the Ship Around!

Implement Intent-Based Leadership in Your Organization

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Author: L. David Marquet,Andy Worshek

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0525534695

Category: Decision making

Page: 240

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Now revised and expanded - the companion workbook to former submarine captain David Marquet's acclaimed leadership book, Turn The Ship Around! In Turn the Ship Around! former U.S. Navy Captain David Marquet introduced a bold new approach to leadership, based on his experiences turning around the troubled submarine USS Santa Fe. He gave up the traditional command-and-control model and instead inspired every member of his crew to embrace accountabliity. Santa Fe rapidly improved its dismal performance record and started winning awards as the best ship in its class. In this workbook -- now a revised and expanded second edition, with a new title -- Marquet helps readers apply his methods to their own organizations. Featuring extensive questions and exercises on how to delegate and inspire, this workbook will help readers build a work community based on personal responsibility and trust. As Marquet writes: Imagine a workplace where everone engages and contributes their full intellectual capacity, a place where people are happier and healthier because they have more control over their work -- a place where everyone is a leader.... All of this is possible, but not with the current leadership paradigm.