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Leading Learning Organizations

Author : Peter M. Senge
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Leading the Learning Organization

Author : Alan T. Belasen
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Provides students, executives, and managers with vital resources to lead their organizations to higher levels of performance.

Leading a Learning Organization

Author : Casey Reason
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Improve the quality of organizational learning in your school and address how current demands for rapid change and accountability contribute to levels of fear and stress. The author draws on educational, psychological, and neuroscientific research to show how leaders can change the prevailing emotional climate or tone of a school to promote deeper learning at all levels.

Learning in Action

Author : David A. Garvin
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This work presents a picture of organizational learning. It offers advice to managers who wish to improve their organization's performance by increasing the breadth, depth, and speed of learning. It draws on evidence from fields such as cognitive science, sociology, and psychology.

How Organizations Learn

Author : Ken Starkey
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Bringing together key theories and leading research, this volume includes a range of up-to-date research on all aspects of the learning organization. The authors present classic articles offering an account of the ideas and theories of key thinkers, rather than simplistic and subjective sound bites of key ideas.

Facilitating Learning Organizations

Author : Victoria J. Marsick
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The authors give guidance and advice on how to facilitate the complex change interventions that are required to build learning into the system so that it makes a difference. They highlight the need for business leaders and development professionals to work together.

The Oxford Handbook of the Learning Organization

Author : Anders Örtenblad
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The concept of the 'learning organization' is one of the most popular management ideas of the last few decades. Since it was conceived as an idea in its own right, it has been given various definitions and meanings, such that we are still faced with the question as to whether any unified understanding of what the learning organization really is can be established. This Handbook offers extensive reviews of both new and traditional perspectives on the concept and provides suggestions for how the learning organization can best be defined, practiced, studied, and developed in future research. With contributions from long-standing scholars in the field as well as those new to the area, this book aims to bridge the gap between traditional and more critical perspectives, and in doing so find alternative features and angles to take the idea forward. In addition to elaborating on and developing older definitions of the learning organization and suggesting updated and even new definitions, the chapters also provide focused explorations on pertinent aspects of the learning organization such as ambidexterity, gender inclusivity, and systems thinking. They also survey organizations that have made efforts towards becoming learning organizations, how the learning organization can best be measured and studied, and the universality of the idea itself. Some of the questions raised in this book are answered, or at least given tentative answers, while other questions are left open. In this way, the book has the ambition to take the learning organization an important step further, whilst having no intentions to take any final step; instead, the intention is that others will endeavour to continue where this book stops.

Teaching Leading and Learning in Pre K 8 Settings

Author : Rita A. Jensen
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Teaching, Leading, and Learning encourages pre-service and in-service teachers to question the "why, what, when, and how" of instructional strategies. The text combines theory and current research with practice in order to help teachers understand the performances, dispositions, and knowledge base required for success. Teachers are encouraged to consider the "big-picture variables": professional development, teachers as leaders, the intangibles of teaching, parents and families, and working creatively within the system. With an emphasis on meeting current standards, each chapter includes marginal icons that reference INTASC (Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium) standards, as well as recent developments related to the No Child Left Behind Act. Coverage of hot topics in the field includes how teachers should respond to terrorism and bullying, the use of portfolios to meet requirements for beginning teachers, and assessment and accountability. Unique coverage of strategies for teachers who work with young children underscores the significance of neuroscience and brain-based learning for children from birth to age eight.

Learn or Die

Author : Edward D. Hess
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To compete with today's increasing globalization and rapidly evolving technologies, individuals and organizations must take their ability to learn—the foundation for continuous improvement, operational excellence, and innovation—to a much higher level. In Learn or Die, Edward D. Hess combines recent advances in neuroscience, psychology, behavioral economics, and education with key research on high-performance businesses to create an actionable blueprint for becoming a leading-edge learning organization. Learn or Die examines the process of learning from an individual and an organizational standpoint. From an individual perspective, the book discusses the cognitive, emotional, motivational, attitudinal, and behavioral factors that promote better learning. Organizationally, Learn or Die focuses on the kinds of structures, culture, leadership, employee learning behaviors, and human resource policies that are necessary to create an environment that enables critical and innovative thinking, learning conversations, and collaboration. The volume also provides strategies to mitigate the reality that humans can be reflexive, lazy thinkers who seek confirmation of what they believe to be true and affirmation of their self-image. Exemplar learning organizations discussed include the secretive Bridgewater Associates, LP; Intuit, Inc.; United Parcel Service (UPS); W. L. Gore & Associates; and IDEO.

Building the Learning Organization

Author : Michael J. Marquardt
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Building the Learning Organization is the first practical guide to transforming your organization into one that is set up to learn - even seeks out opportunities to learn - and then stands ready to quickly capitalize on that information. You'll be able to navigate your way through the process with the help of an easy-to-follow model that forms the heart of the book. You'll also find incisive and fascinating case historiesshowcasing the successful efforts of such companies as Arthur Andersen, Whirlpool, National Semiconductor, and Federal Express - that illustrate application of the model's tenets in various economic sectors. And, to further facilitate the transformation to a learning organization, the book presents 16 recommended action steps your company will want to consider taking. There is also discussion of what it takes to maintain a learning organization over time. There are evaluation forms to help you assess at what stage your company is currently at, what its strengths are, and where the needs are the greatest. There is even a helpful glossary of common terms.

Leading for Learning

Author : Phillip C. Schlechty
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Leading for Learning Written by acclaimed school reform advocate Phillip C. Schlechty, Leading for Learning offers educators the framework, tools, and processes they need to transform their schools from bureaucracies into dynamic learning organizations. Schlechty explains how to move beyond some of the deeply ingrained and negative conceptions of schooling that guide so much of their practice. He shows educators how they can take advantage of new learning technologies by increasing their organization's capacity to support continuous innovation. "Clearly not for the fainthearted, Schlechty's engrossing appraisal of American education calls for a bold, truly fundamental transformation of how we run our public schools. Some books are thought-provoking; this one is action-provoking." —W. JAMES POPHAM, professor emeritus, UCLA "Dr. Schlechty has once again written an insightful book that educational leaders can use as a road map in transforming our schools into learning organizations designed to serve twenty-first century students." —DR. RANDY BRIDGES, superintendent, Alamance-Burlington School System, NC "Because education is ultimately a community responsibility, Schlechty's proposal to shift school systems from bureaucracies to learning organizations can open doors to citizens who are frustrated by the bureaucracy in their efforts to reclaim their role in education. This book is as much for them as it is for professional educators." —DAVID MATHEWS, president, Kettering Foundation "Anyone in a school leadership position—from the board room to the classroom—should read this engaging and thought-provoking book. It's a must-read for all immersed in or contemplating the transformation of public education." —CLAUDIA MANSFIELD SUTTON, chief communications and marketing officer, American Association of School Administrators

Changing Perspectives Resource Manual

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Leading Your Healthcare Organization to Excellence

Author : Patrice Spath
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This is a book about performance excellence, which uses the Baldrige criteria as a framework for getting there. As Spath indicates, "the criteria stimulate organizational excellence without being prescriptive."

Organizational Behavior and Management

Author : John M. Ivancevich
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The author team (Ivancevich/Konopaske/Matteson) has examined, listened, and responded to reviewers', instructors', and students'suggestions on how to continue to make Organizational Behavior and Management, 8e a more user-friendly and application rich introductory OB textbook. To accomplish this, OBM 8e achieves the difficult goal of preserving its key strengths (i.e., thorough, current, good balance of research and practice) while streamlining its content by removing over 100 pages of readings that are now available on the Web. This reduction in page length makes the book more affordable, teachable, and efficient for students. "Preserving scholarship while streamlining" captures the spirit of what I/K/M used as the guiding principle while writing OBM 8e.

Leading Organizational Learning

Author : Frances Hesselbein Leadership Institute
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Leading Organizational Learning brings togethertoday’s top thinkers in organizationallearning—including Jon Katzenbach, Margaret J. Wheatley, DaveUlrich, Calhoun W. Wick, Beverly Kaye, and other thought andindustry leaders. This handbook helps business, government, andnonprofit leaders understand how to master learning and knowledgesharing within their organizations. This one-of-a-kind volumeis filled with chapters that directly address the most currentideas, concepts, and practices on the topic of organizationallearning. Acclaimed authors, world-renowned thought, global, andindustry leaders, managing directors, and presidents of leadingorganizations have contributed their original essays to thisprovocative collection. Leading Organizational Learning Offers ten guidelines to help key employees and knowledgeworkers do a better job of influencing upper management Demonstrates the best way to move ideas through anorganization Outlines the principles that facilitate knowledgemanagement Explains how people learn on the job Discusses how larger organizations can leverage their“bigness” Proposes a method of knowledge mapping to effectively organizeand use knowledge in decisionmaking Outlines the knowledge and attributes integral to the successof today’s executives Discusses passing knowledge from person to person Explains how consultants can help organizations developideas Debunks the myths and explores the realities of knowledgemanagement

The Global Learning Organization

Author : Michael J. Marquardt
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The Global Learning Organization describes how organizations, and individuals within those organizations, can redirect energies to become a learning organization in the global context. This great summary of the basics and much more offers readers everything they need to start a global learning program.

The Fifth Discipline

Author : Peter M. Senge
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Peter Senge, founder and director of the Society for Organisational Learning and senior lecturer at MIT, has found the means of creating a 'learning organisation'. In The Fifth Discipline, he draws the blueprints for an organisation where people expand their capacity to create the results they truly desire, where new and expansive patterns of thinking are nutured, where collective aspiration is set free, and where people are contually learning together. The Fifth Discipline fuses these features together into a coherent body of theory and practice, making the whole of an organisation more effective than the sum of its parts. Mastering the disciplines will: *Reignite the spark of learning, driven by people focused on what truly matters to them. *Bridge teamwork into macro-creativity. *Free you from confining assumptions and mind-sets. *Teach you to see the forest and the trees. *End the struggle between work and family time. The Fifth Discipline is a remarkable book that draws on science, spiritual values, psychology, the cutting edge of management thought and Senge's work with leading companies which employ Fifth Discipline methods. Reading it provides a searching personal experience and a dramatic professional shift of mind. This edition contains more than 100 pages of new material about how companies are actually using and benefiting from Fifth Discipline practices, as well as a new foreword from Peter Senge about his work with the Fifth Discipline over the last 15 years.

Current Index to Journals in Education

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The Fifth Discipline The Art and Practice of the Learning Organization

Author : Peter M Senge
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Leading management guru Peter M Senge defines the five business 'disciplines' which together help to build learning organizations. These companies will be the successful ones in the coming decade because of their ability to learn, to absorb new ideas, theories and practices at all employee levels and use them to competive adventage. Shared vision, teamwork and leverage are the main themes of this book.

Leading the Development of Learning Capacity in Organizations

Author : Robert William George Hedley
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