Leading in Turbulent Times: Managing in the New World of Work / Edition 1

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This book looks at the requirements for effective corporate leadership in the new world of work.

  • Identifies the key challenges and opportunities facing corporate leaders today.
  • Looks at the requirements for effective corporate leadership at a time when the world of work is changing dramatically.
  • Proposes that the leaders of tomorrow must manage their own development, must create highly motivated and skilful human resources, and must lead on issues such as governance and ethics.
  • Written by a team of leading international researchers.
  • Reviews the latest research on effective management strategies for the new world of work.
  • The third in a series of books, all of which tackle the challenges faced by organizations today.
  • The previous two books in the series, also published by Blackwell are The Organization in Crisis (2000) and The New World of Work (2002).
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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"A remarkable and eclectic collection of papers focusing on the myriad of challenges faced by private and public sector organizations in the increasingly turbulent global business environment." Professor Mitch Rothstein, Ivey School of Business, Canada
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Meet the Author

Ronald J. Burke is Professor of Organizational Behavior at York University, Toronto. He was the founding editor of the Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences and serves on the editorial boards of dozens of other journals. He has consulted with organizational clients on management development, advancing managerial women, and restructuring and down sizing. He has also acted as a consultant on organizational effectiveness for both private and public sector organizations. Cary L. Cooper is Professor of Organizational Psychology and Health in Lancaster Business School at Lancaster University. He is author of over 100 books, has written over 400 scholarly articles for academic journals, and is a frequent contributor to national newspapers, television and radio. He is the co-editor of the 12-volume Blackwell Encyclopedia of Management. In 2001, he was awarded the CBE (Commander of the British Empire) by the Queen for his contribution to health and safety.

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Table of Contents

List Of Contributors.

About The Editors.


Introduction: Leading In Turbulent Times.

Ronald J. Burke And Cary L. Cooper.

Part I: Leading Self:.

1. Leading In Turbulent Times: Ronald J. Burke And Cary L. Cooper.

2. The Turbulence Within: How Sensitivities Throw Off Performance In Executives: Robert E. Kaplan And Robert B. Kaiser.

3. Career Variety And Executive Adaptability In Turbulent Environments: Ayse Karaeveli And Douglas T. Hall.

4. Tridimensional Leadership Theory: A Roadmap For Flexible, Adaptive Leaders: Gary Yuk.

Part II: Leading Others:.

5. Principles (And Advice) For Understanding And Promoting Effective Teamwork In Organizations: Eduardo Salas, Mary P. Kosarzycki, Scott Tannenbaum And David Carnegie.

6. Work-Related Values And Experiences Of Generation X Professionals And Managers: Mary C. Mattis.

7. Managing Contingent Workers: Adapting To New Realities: Catherine E. Connelly And Daniel G. Gallagher.

Part III: Leading On Issues:.

8. Integrity-Based Corporate Governance: Opportunities And Challenges For Baord Directors: Jerry Goodstein.

9. The Successful Navigation Of Uncertainty: Sustainability And The Organization: David Wheeler.

10. Integrating Work And Personal Life: Leadership Past, Present And Future: Suzan Lewis.

11. Work Stress And Well-Being: Mutual Challenge And Fuller Interaction: Alvin L. Gibson And James C. Quick.

Part IV: Leading Change:.

12. Realizing Vision Through Envisioning Reality: Strategic Leadership In Building Knowledge Spheres: Philippe Byosiere And Denise J. Luethge.

13. The Competitive Dynamics Of Workforce Heterogeneity: A New Paradigm For Diversity: Mary A. Hamilton.

14. Culture In Corporate Combinations: Philip H. Mirvis And Mitchell Lee Marks.

Shaping History: Global Leadership In The twenty-first century: Nancy J. Adler.


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