Four Dimensional Leadership: The Individual; The Life Cycle; The Organization; The Community / Edition 1

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Overview

Featuring an integrated, comprehensive approach to total leadership this volume takes a life-cycle matching approach that stresses matching the right individual at the right time in the development of an organization. The companion volume, Leadership Exercises: TP aking A Leadership Role in the Hospitality Industry provides 50 real-life exercises designed to provoke thought, discussion and insight. The authors examine the individual as the leader, the life-cycle, the organization and the community as they relate to leadership. For those interested in a unique, comprehensive approach to leadership.

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Meet the Author

William P Fisher, Ph.D. is the Darden Eminent Scholar in Restaurant Management at the Rosen School of Hospitality Management. Prior to joining the Rosen School, Dr. Fisher was the president and chief executive officer of the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA). He also served as the chief staff officer of the National Restaurant Association (NRA) and was the Executive Vice President for Finance and Administration for Service Systems Corporation.

Dr. Fisher holds three degrees from Cornell University: a bachelor of science from the School of Hotel Administration; an MBA; and a doctorate in educational administration. His academic credentials include serving as assistant professor at Cornell University's School of Hotel Administration, where he taught accounting, finance, and general management courses. Concurrent with his teaching responsibilities at Cornell, Dr. Fisher served as a hospitality industry consultant for Gaurnier Associates, a consulting firm serving the hotel and restaurant industries.

Dr. Fisher authored Fisher's Laws: The Thinker's Guide to Management Action, and has edited other books related to the hospitality industry. He was recognized with the Champion of Education Award by the International Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education (CHRIE) in 1996, and received a Diplomate Award in 1998 from the National Restaurant Association's Educational Foundation.

Christopher C. Muller, Ph.D. Christopher Muller is a leading academic expert in the field of chain restaurant management. His research has focused on multi-unit restaurant brand management; chain restaurant organization development and growth; and the training of multiunit managers.

Dr. Muller has lectured on these topics to a variety of individuals throughout the world, including presentations to groups from Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Singapore, Hong Kong, Korea, Australia, Central America, and Mexico. He is currently an associate professor in the Rosen School of Hospitality Management at the University of Central Florida, where he is the Interim Director for the newly created Center for Multi-Unit Restaurant Management.

Dr. Muller has had extensive experience in the hospitality service business. He has owned and operated restaurants and small hotels throughout New England; has worked in the international wine import and sales industry; and has served as a consultant to local, national, and international restaurant, beverage, and hospitality management companies. He has also served as an expert witness in a number of precedent-setting legal cases on topics ranging from restaurant trade dress and intellectual property, franchisee rights, and negligence issues.

Dr. Muller received both his doctorate and master's degrees from the School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University. His writings have been published in the International Journal of Hospitality Management, the Cornell Hotel and Restaurant Administration Quarterly, the Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Research, FIU Hospitality Review, Foodservice Europe, and the Hospitality and Tourism Educator.

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It is, perhaps, one of the molt intriguing and engaging subjects in the realm of human interaction. It has been analyzed and generalized; assessed and professed; previewed, viewed, and reviewed; sought and bought; measured and treasured; proclaimed and exclaimed; exalted and excoriated; conceived and perceived; renounced and redeemed; and appreciated and depreciated. The subject is LEADERSHIP

Along with so many others, we have been long fascinated by this topic, but unlike so many of our colleagues and other mavens, past and present, our interest extends beyond a focus on the individual, as necessary as that is, to the leader in synthesis (or discordance) with an assembled framework to which we usually refer as an organization.

All organizations have life cycles, and matching the "right" leader-person at the appropriate stage of development of the organization can have a profound and lasting effect on the entity, for better or for worse. Whether this "match" is made in heaven, Gehenna, or somewhere in between can influence the course of events and the very survival (or demise) of the group. What are the factors that have a bearing on the mutual success or failure of the leader-person in juxtaposition with the entity he or she is leading?

We are also captivated by the concept that organizations, as constructs unto themselves (the so-called fictional being), can play an institutional leadership role in their industries and competitive environments, as well as in the communities where they operate. What are the characteristics of an organization that cause it to be the acknowledged, undisputed leader in its field of endeavor? Moreover, how do organizations relate to the larger society of which they are a part? Ignore it? Dabble in it? Embrace it?

These are the elements we seek to explore in this book. We know we don't have all the answers. We also know we do have some of them.

William P. Fisher, Ph.D.
Christopher C. Muller, Ph.D.

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Table of Contents

Prologue.

1. The Individual as the Leader.

2. The Life-Cycle.

3. The Organization.

4. The Community.

Epilogue.

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Preface

It is, perhaps, one of the molt intriguing and engaging subjects in the realm of human interaction. It has been analyzed and generalized; assessed and professed; previewed, viewed, and reviewed; sought and bought; measured and treasured; proclaimed and exclaimed; exalted and excoriated; conceived and perceived; renounced and redeemed; and appreciated and depreciated. The subject is LEADERSHIP

Along with so many others, we have been long fascinated by this topic, but unlike so many of our colleagues and other mavens, past and present, our interest extends beyond a focus on the individual, as necessary as that is, to the leader in synthesis (or discordance) with an assembled framework to which we usually refer as an organization.

All organizations have life cycles, and matching the "right" leader-person at the appropriate stage of development of the organization can have a profound and lasting effect on the entity, for better or for worse. Whether this "match" is made in heaven, Gehenna, or somewhere in between can influence the course of events and the very survival (or demise) of the group. What are the factors that have a bearing on the mutual success or failure of the leader-person in juxtaposition with the entity he or she is leading?

We are also captivated by the concept that organizations, as constructs unto themselves (the so-called fictional being), can play an institutional leadership role in their industries and competitive environments, as well as in the communities where they operate. What are the characteristics of an organization that cause it to be the acknowledged, undisputed leader in its field of endeavor? Moreover, how do organizations relate to the larger society of which they are a part? Ignore it? Dabble in it? Embrace it?

These are the elements we seek to explore in this book. We know we don't have all the answers. We also know we do have some of them.

William P. Fisher, Ph.D.
Christopher C. Muller, Ph.D.

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