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Business As A Mission; Business As A Calling (Long Version), C. William Pollard Dec 2006

Business As A Mission; Business As A Calling (Long Version), C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

Speaking at InterVarsity's Open for Business Conference in St. Louis, MO, Pollard describes vocation as fulfilling whatever call God has placed on our lives. By drawing upon his own story as a Christian businessman, he shows how such a fulfillment requires the implementation of servant leadership.


Business As A Mission; Business As A Calling (Short Version), C. William Pollard Dec 2006

Business As A Mission; Business As A Calling (Short Version), C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

Speaking at InterVarsity's Open for Business Conference in St. Louis, MO, Pollard describes vocation as fulfilling whatever call God has placed on our lives. By drawing upon his own story as a Christian businessman, he shows how such a fulfillment requires the implementation of servant leadership.


Leading With Timeless Values In Turbulent Times (Oak Brook, Il), C. William Pollard Dec 2006

Leading With Timeless Values In Turbulent Times (Oak Brook, Il), C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

In this speech at the Executives Breakfast Club of Oak Brook, IL, Pollard asks whether businesses can uphold "timeless values" in a pluralistic society. He goes on to contend that they can if only managers see themselves as being moral as well as corporate leaders.


What Type Of Leadership Does Africa Need To Join The First World?, Aida Ayalew Nov 2006

What Type Of Leadership Does Africa Need To Join The First World?, Aida Ayalew

Theses and Graduate Projects

Internal conflict and lack of leadership are becoming major prohibiting agents that are hindering African countries from economic growth and prosperity. Many countries in Africa have ethnic, racial or political conflicts that are progressing and most of these conflicts are the result of negative leadership.

Resolving internal conflict in Africa requires taking responsibility for the people and for the country. Taking responsibility requires a hard study of the effects of internal conflict, the effects of war, and other contributing factors that hinder Africa from economic growth. The only way that African countries can take charge in solving the problems of ...


The Skills Agenda: Great Britain Vs. The United States, Jennifer Brownett Nov 2006

The Skills Agenda: Great Britain Vs. The United States, Jennifer Brownett

Honors Projects and Presentations: Undergraduate

Skills are the basis for any job, and the right combination of skills are needed for any organization or industry to function. But, how a government is able to form a workforce with, not only basic working skills, but also the right combination of skills to sustain the nation’s industries is always a challenge, the Skills Challenge. In spring 2006, I participated in an internship program in London. During my internship at a small company called Networking for Industry (NFI), I worked closely with the Skills Group, which tries to inform both Great Britain’s government and businesses about ...


Etched In Stone, Engraved On The Heart (Palos Heights, Il), C. William Pollard Oct 2006

Etched In Stone, Engraved On The Heart (Palos Heights, Il), C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

Speaking at a meeting of the Trinity Business Network, Pollard considers how contemporary business leaders might integrate faith and work while also serving their families and building businesses oriented to a "greater purpose."


2006 Beyond Regulation: Tools For Promoting Ethical Action In Nonprofit Organizations, The Nonprofit Institute At University Of San Diego Oct 2006

2006 Beyond Regulation: Tools For Promoting Ethical Action In Nonprofit Organizations, The Nonprofit Institute At University Of San Diego

Nonprofit Leadership and Capacity Building

For a full year more than 168 nonprofit practitioners participated in a dialogue series about nonprofit ethics that culminated in a large-scale forum on October 27, 2006. The result of this thoughtful deliberation was a discussion guide that can be used by nonprofits during board and/or senior staff meetings (a) to explore existing ethical practices within a nonprofit organization (b) reach a common understanding about the ethical culture that participants wish to see in action and (c) uncover any discrepancies that currently might exist between what is currently happening and what people engaged in the conversation believe ought to ...


2006 Introduction- Beyond Regulation: Creating Tools For Promoting An Ethical Culture In Nonprofit Organizations, Audrey Barrett, Laura Deitrick, Robert Donmoyer, Pat Libby Oct 2006

2006 Introduction- Beyond Regulation: Creating Tools For Promoting An Ethical Culture In Nonprofit Organizations, Audrey Barrett, Laura Deitrick, Robert Donmoyer, Pat Libby

Nonprofit Leadership and Capacity Building

Introduction to "Beyond Regulation: Creating Tools for Promoting an Ethical Culture in Nonprofit Organizations" report.

Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA) in Chicago Illinois on November 15-18, 2006.


Meeting The Competency Needs Of Global Leaders: A Partnership Approach, Judi Brownell Oct 2006

Meeting The Competency Needs Of Global Leaders: A Partnership Approach, Judi Brownell

Articles and Chapters

This article concludes that common competencies, the fundamental knowledge and skills developed in traditional educational environments, are necessary but insufficient in the preparation of global leaders. Rather, human resource professionals, in partnership with management educators, are best positioned to identify and facilitate global leadership excellence by focusing on the identification and development of key personal characteristics or distinctive competencies. In particular, global leaders must be men and women of sound character. We further propose that "distinctive competencies" are best assessed through experience in the field. Recommendations are offered as to how competency-based leadership development can be designed to address both ...


Leader-Member Exchange In Scripture: Insights From Jesus, Noah, And Abraham, Jennifer Dose Oct 2006

Leader-Member Exchange In Scripture: Insights From Jesus, Noah, And Abraham, Jennifer Dose

Educator Scholarship

Although much has been written about leadership from a Christian perspective, Christian principles have greater potential to be integrated into the academic research literature than has yet been realized. Leadership theory and practice is one area in which Scripture can contribute significantly, leader-member exchange theory (LMX) being one example. LMX states that leaders have limited personal, social, and organizational resources (e.g., time, energy, personal power); thus, rather than interacting similarly with each follower, leaders have different relationships with different followers. Some followers receive a higher degree of social exchange including increased levels of information sharing, interaction time, mutual support ...


Etched In Stone, Engraved On The Heart (Arlington, Tx), C. William Pollard Sep 2006

Etched In Stone, Engraved On The Heart (Arlington, Tx), C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

In this speech at the 2006 C12 Leader's Conference (Arlington, TX), Pollard considers how contemporary business leaders might integrate faith and work while also serving their families and building businesses oriented to a "greater purpose."


Ua3/9/5 Faculty-Staff Convocation, Wku President's Office Aug 2006

Ua3/9/5 Faculty-Staff Convocation, Wku President's Office

WKU Archives Records

Speech delivered by WKU president Gary Ransdell at fall convocation. He discusses achievements, donations, athletics, WKU centennial, budget cuts, enrollment, tuition, commercialization of intellectual property, physical plant and construction.


Founder-Leader Transitions: The Role Of Succession Planning In Nonprofit Organizations, Joanne V. Kosciolek Aug 2006

Founder-Leader Transitions: The Role Of Succession Planning In Nonprofit Organizations, Joanne V. Kosciolek

Theses and Graduate Projects

There are both opportunities and challenges associated with executive transitions. Succession planning is becoming an increasingly significant topic for many nonprofit organizations in the Twin Cities. The retirement of the large generation of baby-boom leaders during the next decade is likely to have a direct impact on the capacity of organizations to sustain their work. This is especially critical for smaller organizations and those with founders or long-term executive directors who leave. These leaders have shaped their organizations throughout their tenure and are seen as synonymous with their organizations. Founders and long-term executives have a strong presence and vision for ...


Mentoring Relationships: An Evaluation Of The Benefits That Female Mentors Receive From A Mentoring Relationship, Lori Toborg Jul 2006

Mentoring Relationships: An Evaluation Of The Benefits That Female Mentors Receive From A Mentoring Relationship, Lori Toborg

Theses and Graduate Projects

The term "mentor" is a commonplace word that refers to a relationship in which a senior individual with certain knowledge and expertise provides guidance and psychosocial support to a less-experienced individual. In today's world, mentoring is associated with both career and personal development. As more women fill top positions, organizations must understand the benefits of female mentors in business.

Although many researchers have examined the dynamics of the mentor-protege relationship, most research focuses on the benefits received by the protege. The benefit for mentors has gained attention recently, finally recognizing that mentoring relationships are reciprocal.

The purpose of this ...


Servant Leadership And Medical Missionaries, Jayne Arvold Jun 2006

Servant Leadership And Medical Missionaries, Jayne Arvold

Theses and Graduate Projects

Medical missionaries provide benevolent medical services to underserved people internationally. This exploratory research was conducted to examine whether medical missionaries demonstrate the ten behavioral characteristics of servant leaders as outlined by Larry Spears, president and CEO of the Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership. The characteristics are listening, empathy, healing, awareness, persuasion, conceptualization, foresight, stewardship, commitment to the growth of others, and building communities. Qualitative data from interviews with four medical missionaries supported that Spear's ten characteristics are evident among this group of people. Analysis of these characteristics highlights their importance in the leadership of medical missionary work. This study ...


Collaborative Leadership And The Design Of A School-Based Chemical Health Service System, Susan K. Hedlund Jun 2006

Collaborative Leadership And The Design Of A School-Based Chemical Health Service System, Susan K. Hedlund

Theses and Graduate Projects

This work-related project used strategies of collaborative leadership behavior to facilitate the design and implementation of a county-wide, comprehensive, and coordinated school-based chemical health service system. People involved in the design included representatives from school districts, county government departments, chemical dependency treatment agencies, nonprofit organizations, and a parent. The goal of this project was to create an effective, sustainable, and cohesive collaboration through the use of a facilitation process that illustrated the principles of collaborative leadership. The project demonstrated that interagency collaboration, along with effective leadership skills, can be successful in achieving meaningful system change that benefits adolescents and their ...


Effective Training Workshop Design: A Focus On Improving The Effectiveness Of Teams, Joni Marti Jun 2006

Effective Training Workshop Design: A Focus On Improving The Effectiveness Of Teams, Joni Marti

Theses and Graduate Projects

Organizations spend billions of dollars a year training their employees, yet most of this is wasted due to poorly designed training. Inappropriate time allotments, lack of management and organizational support, and ill-suited methods for adult learners all contribute to this waste.

Knowledge transfer to the workplace is the true measure of effective training, yet many corporations measure cost or hours of training completed. Organizations can be more effective by designing their training with factors that result in the greatest impact on the adult learner. Based on current literature on adult education these key factors are a modular format, interactive delivery ...


Reflections On Peter Drucker, C. William Pollard May 2006

Reflections On Peter Drucker, C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

Pollard delivered these remarks at "The Drucker Legacy: Celebrating the Life and Extending the Work of Peter F. Drucker," a symposium sponsored by Claremont Graduate University. In them, he considers how Drucker was an advisor, teacher/learner, and friend. The document also includes Drucker's handwritten notes.

Included in the physical holdings (but not online) are the program from the symposium as well as a compendium of other reflections on Drucker's life and work.


A Cross-Eyed View Of Leadership, C. William Polalrd May 2006

A Cross-Eyed View Of Leadership, C. William Polalrd

C. William Pollard Papers

In this address to the 2006 graduates of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, Pollard advocates a cross-centered approach to leadership, one which looks to Jesus Christ as the model of the true servant leader.


Blessing And Sending The Church Into The World For The Sake Of The World, Using Congregational Blessings As A Missional Enterprise, Michael Harbour May 2006

Blessing And Sending The Church Into The World For The Sake Of The World, Using Congregational Blessings As A Missional Enterprise, Michael Harbour

Doctor of Ministry Project/Theses

This thesis project equipped the elders to function as a community of men called and authorized by God to bless and send his people into the world for the sake of the world. They were equipped through seven sessions of theological reflection on Scripture and reflection on narratives of those who have offered pastoral blessings. The sessions also included an examination of templates and the opportunity to practice writing and speaking blessings. The elders have been speaking a shepherd’s blessing as the last liturgical act of the Sunday assembly. In this project, missional and textual focus was given to ...


Leftist Populism And Sustainable Development In Latin America, Carina Kjelstad May 2006

Leftist Populism And Sustainable Development In Latin America, Carina Kjelstad

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

Sustainable development still remains the best option to secure a viable future. Why are some leaders more prone to implement sustainable development policies than others, and does the leaders' political orientation affect such decision-making? Leaders are often faced with constraints that make them choose policies that do not necessarily lead to sustainability from an ecological point of view. This thesis addresses these issues by examining two case studies that involve an analysis of the sustainable development policies implemented by President Lula in Brazil and President Chavez in Venezuela and the constraints that have hindered them in doing so.


Leadership In Turbulent Times (Jackson, Tn), C. William Pollard Apr 2006

Leadership In Turbulent Times (Jackson, Tn), C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

Speaking at Union University (Jackson, TN), Pollard contends that the turbulent years in which we live require moral leadership oriented to cultivating purpose in people's lives.


Leadership In Turbulent Times (Seattle), C. William Pollard Apr 2006

Leadership In Turbulent Times (Seattle), C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

Speaking at Seattle Pacific University, Pollard contends that the turbulent years in which we live require moral leadership oriented to cultivating purpose in people's lives.


Effects Of Information Flow On People-Driven Processes Within A Remote-Based Field Staff, James M. Hennen Mar 2006

Effects Of Information Flow On People-Driven Processes Within A Remote-Based Field Staff, James M. Hennen

Theses and Graduate Projects

This study examines the potential of open information flow in leading autonomous and decentralized field staffs. Research questions focus on participant perceptions of access to useful information and whether a participant's more positive organizational outlook compared favorably to their actual process performance. A chaotic model of people-driven processes formed the framework that explored these effects. A set of perception-based questions centered on the goals, roles, processes, and relationships held within a field organization created the model's structure. An assessment tool collected participant self-reported views of their organization and compared them to the high and low participant performance groups ...


Exploring Pastoral Leadership In The Context Of An Australian Chinese Congregational Church, King Hung Ng Mar 2006

Exploring Pastoral Leadership In The Context Of An Australian Chinese Congregational Church, King Hung Ng

Theses

The study is an exploration of pastoral leadership from the perspectives of members of the congregation within an Australian Chinese congregational church. The congregational form of church government is one of the governing structures within the Protestant churches. This kind of church operates under a democratic voting system in which each member of the congregation has an equal voice regarding church administration. Most Australian Chinese congregational churches consist of different generations of Chinese Christians. Research indicates that Chinese Australians' length of residence in Australia is closely linked to their identification with Australian culture. As such, the values, beliefs and attitudes ...


Timeless Values In Turbulent Times (Miami), C. William Pollard Feb 2006

Timeless Values In Turbulent Times (Miami), C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

In this speech at the Miami Boat Show, Pollard outlines a vision of servant leadership that can withstand the turbulence of the early twenty-first century economy.


Ua3/9/5 House & Senate Budget Subcommittees, Wku President's Office Feb 2006

Ua3/9/5 House & Senate Budget Subcommittees, Wku President's Office

WKU Archives Records

Card of talking points used by WKU president Gary Ransdell while lobbying state legislators to increase WKU's budget.


Ua3/9/5 Budget Remarks, Wku President's Office Feb 2006

Ua3/9/5 Budget Remarks, Wku President's Office

WKU Archives Records

Remarks delivered by WKU president Gary Ransdell regarding the budget process in 2006. It includes a list of critical needs for 2006 to 2008.


2006 Executive Transition In The San Diego Nonprofit Sector Executive Summary, Laura Deitrick, Paige Creager Feb 2006

2006 Executive Transition In The San Diego Nonprofit Sector Executive Summary, Laura Deitrick, Paige Creager

Nonprofit Leadership and Capacity Building

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Recent national studies of executives in the nonprofit field have indicated that the sector will soon be facing a massive transition in leadership. In this study, the Center sought to define and understand the challenges posed by executive transition, and how it pertains specifically to San Diego nonprofit sector. Particular focus was placed on the number of San Diego nonprofit executives who plan to retire or leave their positions in the next 5 years.


2006 Report On Nonprofit Executive Transition, Laura Deitrick, Paige Creager Feb 2006

2006 Report On Nonprofit Executive Transition, Laura Deitrick, Paige Creager

Nonprofit Leadership and Capacity Building

Recent national studies of executives in the nonprofit field have indicated that the sector will soon be facing a massive transition in leadership. In this study, the Center sought to define and understand the challenges posed by executive transition, and how it pertains specifically to San Diego nonprofit sector. Particular focus was placed on the number of San Diego nonprofit executives who plan to retire or leave their positions in the next 5 years.