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Family Choices For The Career Woman In The Twenty-First Century, Gianna M. Koné Dec 2009

Family Choices For The Career Woman In The Twenty-First Century, Gianna M. Koné

Theses and Graduate Projects

This study poses the question, "ls it possible for the twenty-first century woman to successfully integrate career and family, and if so, how?" Feminine identity, role, and fulfillment are changing and continue to transform in modern society. Today the twenty-first century woman struggles to integrate career, family, and home successfully while understanding the passion or driving force in her life. This research explores gender roles in order to understand, update, and find order in a chaotic world. Feminist thought and chaos theory are examined to see whether or not it is possible to integrate family and career in the new ...


A Curriculum And Leader Guide For Linc (Leaders Impacting Nonprofit Communities); A Program Of The Hennepin County Bar Association, Lucinda Hruska-Claeys Nov 2009

A Curriculum And Leader Guide For Linc (Leaders Impacting Nonprofit Communities); A Program Of The Hennepin County Bar Association, Lucinda Hruska-Claeys

Theses and Graduate Projects

Many people are called to serve on boards of directors for not for profit organizations. However, many of those who do serve in such roles have little idea of their responsibilities and no formal training to facilitate more knowledgeable participation and more effective boards. Many people find that some formal training can turn service on a Board of Directors into a more positive experience for both the volunteer and the organization. The purpose of this Leadership Application Project for the degree of Master of Arts in Leadership at Augsburg College is to evaluate the content of one particular nonprofit board ...


Responsible Leadership - An Ethic Of Right Behavior, C. William Pollard Nov 2009

Responsible Leadership - An Ethic Of Right Behavior, C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

No abstract provided.


Fear And Projection As Root Causes Of War, And The Archetypal Energies "Trust" And "Peace" As Antidotes, Carroy U. Ferguson Sep 2009

Fear And Projection As Root Causes Of War, And The Archetypal Energies "Trust" And "Peace" As Antidotes, Carroy U. Ferguson

Carroy U "Cuf" Ferguson, Ph.D.

I want to use this opportunity to discuss a phenomenon that continues to plague the human experience. It is called the game of war. War is perhaps the deadliest game that humanity has created. The conflict itself represents what appears to be opposing views about the way things should be. Each side believes that it is right and that its actions are justified. Each side therefore seeks to impose its views on the other or to defend its views against the other. Each side fears the other as an enemy and each side projects its fears onto its perceived “enemy.”


An Analysis Of Mahatma Gandhi And His Leadership Style, Curt Fernandez Sep 2009

An Analysis Of Mahatma Gandhi And His Leadership Style, Curt Fernandez

Theses and Graduate Projects

This paper explains different leadership styles employed by Mahatma Gandhi, Gandhi's life and how that influenced his leadership, examining the actions and behaviors which demonstrate the essence of his leadership style. This paper examines the ideals and values by which Gandhi lived his life and how, even today, they continue to inspire humanity. This paper discusses two different leadership styles, transformational and servant leadership, and shows how Mahatma Gandhi exemplified these qualities. This study was done using data from archives, autobiographies, media, and government reports, as well as my own experience as a native of India. What makes a ...


The Best Practices For Leadership Development In Medium-Sized Companies, Beth A. Hanzal Sep 2009

The Best Practices For Leadership Development In Medium-Sized Companies, Beth A. Hanzal

Theses and Graduate Projects

In the current business environment, leadership development is being recognized as an important strategic initiative for organizations faced with the challenge of filling critical leadership positions and ensuring their leaders have the capacity to lead their organizations' into the future. Most of the research on leadership development has focused on practices in large companies. The purpose of this research is to study the best practices for leadership development in medium-sized companies. Eleven leadership development professionals were interviewed. Those professionals worked for companies in a variety of industries, with annual revenues of between $300 million and $2 billion. During the interviews ...


Mentoring And Leadership: The Application Of Transformational And Transactional Leadership Theory To Youth Mentoring, Alicia R. Schwarz Aug 2009

Mentoring And Leadership: The Application Of Transformational And Transactional Leadership Theory To Youth Mentoring, Alicia R. Schwarz

Theses and Graduate Projects

This paper presents a literature review of transactional and transformational leadership theories as well as a review of youth mentoring. Transactional and transformational leadership theories and concepts are then analyzed to doctrine how they could be applied to the field of youth mentoring. The analysis of these theories is then specifically used to provide recommended modifications of the Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring model. The recommendations are intended to enhance the outcomes of the Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring program.


Culturally Competent: The Core Competency Of A Successful Small Business Owner/Manager, Shikita S. T Snelson Aug 2009

Culturally Competent: The Core Competency Of A Successful Small Business Owner/Manager, Shikita S. T Snelson

Theses and Graduate Projects

This paper presents results of a study that explored perceptions of salon owners who have become successful due largely to their knowledge and level of cultural competency. After review of the literature, an explanation of the study's design and analysis of its results are discussed. The following themes emerged from interviews with three salon managers: Education, location, cultural experiences, diversity training, staff diversity, client satisfaction, and client retention. The paper concludes with implications for business leadership and further research.


Learning Important Lessons Of Life And Work From Peter Drucker, C. William Pollard Aug 2009

Learning Important Lessons Of Life And Work From Peter Drucker, C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

In this essay, Pollard reflects upon key lessons he has learned from management theorist Peter Drucker.


2009 Applied Projects Organizational Impact Report, Heather Carpenter, Paula Krist Aug 2009

2009 Applied Projects Organizational Impact Report, Heather Carpenter, Paula Krist

USD Evaluation of Applied Learning Model in Nonprofit Leadership and Management Master's Program

Student learning outcomes and student satisfaction of nonprofit management graduate degree programs have received much attention recently from researchers. However, little research examines the community impact of such programs.

This paper reports findings from a community impact study of the Masters of Arts in Nonprofit Leadership and Management at the University of San Diego. An extensive qualitative study was conducted to determine whether student-led applied projects conducted for nonprofit organizations had an impact on those organizations, and if so, to assess the type and duration of that impact. A key finding was that all organizations that were interviewed for the ...


The Mirror Effect, The Law Of Attraction, And "Points Of Attraction" That Can Nurture The Evolution Of Human Consciousness, Carroy U. Ferguson Jul 2009

The Mirror Effect, The Law Of Attraction, And "Points Of Attraction" That Can Nurture The Evolution Of Human Consciousness, Carroy U. Ferguson

Carroy U "Cuf" Ferguson, Ph.D.

This message has several purposes. First, I want to express my immense joy that Chip Baggett and I are serving as Co-Presidents of AHP since August 16, 2009. In my view, Chip and I are long-time friends, who have a transcendent connection and synergistic energies. My desire and intent is for our co-presidency to mirror the effect(s) of synergistic collaboration as a “point of attraction” that can assist in the evolution of human consciousness across often “perceived personal and societal boundaries” (e.g., race, culture, ethnicity, class, individual and collective belief systems, and dogma). More generally, however, this message ...


Higher Purpose Leadership The Effect Of Higher Purpose In Organizational Mission: A Case Study Of The Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation, William P. Bengtson Jun 2009

Higher Purpose Leadership The Effect Of Higher Purpose In Organizational Mission: A Case Study Of The Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation, William P. Bengtson

Theses and Graduate Projects

This case study seeks to help leaders improve their organizations by better understanding the value of defining and communicating the higher purpose of their organizations, the benefit that their organization's products and services provide to humanity. This study introduces and explores higher purpose leadership and investigates the effect that higher purpose in organizational mission has on employees. Interview participants include workers at the Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation where a project has been underway for over sixty years to create the world's largest sculpture, as well as a cultural center, university and medical center. This study also introduces the ...


Malcolm X, The Elegant Warrior: The Leadership Style Of El Hajj Malik El Shabazz, Vincent P. Short Jun 2009

Malcolm X, The Elegant Warrior: The Leadership Style Of El Hajj Malik El Shabazz, Vincent P. Short

Theses and Graduate Projects

Malik El Shabazz, also known as Malcolm X, is as relevant to today's society as he was at the height of the civil rights era. As a leader, Malcolm X possessed and demonstrated the skills of a militarily trained general, motivational speaker, CEO, coach and religious visionary - a person spiritually enlightened with a battle-tested soul. Many have used his name in anger and misinterpreted him when they want to shift away from the civil rights era language of love and brotherhood. He has become the African American equivalent of Che Guevara. It is the goal of this research to ...


Nelson Mandela The Transformational Leader: The Struggle For Social Justice, Equality And Democratic Change In South Africa, Bangalee A. Trawally Jun 2009

Nelson Mandela The Transformational Leader: The Struggle For Social Justice, Equality And Democratic Change In South Africa, Bangalee A. Trawally

Theses and Graduate Projects

This case study focuses on the transformational leadership style used by Nelson Mandela. Transformation leadership is a theory championed by James MacGregor Burns, who originally coined the term, and Bernard M. Bass (1990). In addition to transformational leadership, the study includes theories from other prominent individuals who have contributed to the study of Mandela's leadership. This research underscores how Nelson Mandela, an anti-apartheid activist who became president of South Africa, played a leading role in bringing his country from a racially divided society to a free democratic society. He demonstrated high moral and ethical values, expressed genuine interest in ...


Key Curriculum For Developing World-Class Patient Centered Care Teams, Linda Bauermeister Jun 2009

Key Curriculum For Developing World-Class Patient Centered Care Teams, Linda Bauermeister

Theses and Graduate Projects

According to the National Coalition on Health Care (2007), the health care industry is in a state of crisis. It is not as safe as it could be, it is not affordable for many people, and it is full of waste. There seems to be a consensus that reform is needed. One option for transforming health care is to focus on and develop the small units of people who actually do the work (Quinn, 1992 and Nelson et al, 2007). This Leadership Application Project addresses the question: what are the key curriculum elements needed to transform, develop, and sustain a ...


The Virtue Of Profit (Wheaton, Il - Second Revision), C. William Pollard Jun 2009

The Virtue Of Profit (Wheaton, Il - Second Revision), C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

In this second revision of a speech delivered at Wheaton College's Hastert Center (now the Center for Economy, Government, and Public Policy), Pollard contends that profit can be considered virtuous when it allows servant leaders to invest in employees, thereby contributing to the moral and spiritual formation of human beings.


Leadership As It Relates To Employee Performance, Shane Horihan May 2009

Leadership As It Relates To Employee Performance, Shane Horihan

Theses and Graduate Projects

What employee issues impact performance? How should leaders attempt to impact these issues? Gallup’s human sigma model provides the primary theoretical framework for this exploration. The quantitative data used for discovery include: the Gallup Q12®️ employee engagement survey from 33 retail-banking stores and 522 employees, the individual store performance measurements, and the Gallup customer engagement survey CE11®️. Data for both surveys were gathered during the third quarters of 2006.

The results show the Q12 issues with high, positive correlations (those with a .425 or above Pearson Correlation) as they relate to performance measurements, such as daily average number of ...


Women And Happiness: A Personal Growth Retreat, Laura Marquette May 2009

Women And Happiness: A Personal Growth Retreat, Laura Marquette

Theses and Graduate Projects

This research examined the impact of using a servant-leader approach to facilitate a happiness retreat for women. Several self-report assessments were used in an attempt to measure three different aspects of the women’s lives. This research sampled four women, ranging in age from 29 to 30, that are all associates of the chief investigator, interested in attending a retreat. The full-day retreat took place during an annually scheduled trip to Dallas, Texas. The evidence to support the original hypothesis that the designed retreat will have a measurable impact on the levels of happiness of those who attended is inconclusive ...


The Virtue Of Profit (Wheaton, Il - First Revision), C. William Pollard May 2009

The Virtue Of Profit (Wheaton, Il - First Revision), C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

In this speech -- a revised version of one delivered at Wheaton College's Center for Economics, Government, and Public Policy -- Pollard contends that profit can be considered virtuous when it allows servant leaders to invest in employees, thereby contributing to the moral and spiritual formation of human beings.



Totally Devoted: Developing A Holistic Spiritual Formation Course For Western Christian College, Stanley N. Helton May 2009

Totally Devoted: Developing A Holistic Spiritual Formation Course For Western Christian College, Stanley N. Helton

Doctor of Ministry Project/Theses

This thesis reports research results from a learning community composed of faculty, support staff, ministry leaders, and students who collaborated in a professor’s development of a new course proposal in Christian spiritual formation at Western Christian College in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. The professor used qualitative research methods in the analysis and evaluation of the data produced by the group. The outcome of the project was ethnographic data that informed the creation of the course proposal that included new course application, course syllabus with course schedule, planned activities, bibliography, initial classroom assignments, and initial assessment tools.


China And The United States: A Balance Of Power, William Jeffery Stephens May 2009

China And The United States: A Balance Of Power, William Jeffery Stephens

Dissertations

Throughout world history states have banded together to form coalitions, alliances, and economic agreements with each other to protect and secure their borders, develop their economic prosperity, and grow their political relationships. Alliances, economic agreements, and political relationships have come and gone, decreased or increased, and continue to be at times as fluid as water. During the Cold War the international system had a bipolar structure, with the Soviet Union and its Warsaw Pact allies balancing against the United States and its North Atlantic Treaty Organization allies. What makes countries align themselves with other countries economically, politically and militarily? There ...


Police Leadership And Servant Leadership: Determining The Connection, Karen K. Mueller May 2009

Police Leadership And Servant Leadership: Determining The Connection, Karen K. Mueller

Theses and Graduate Projects

This investigation focuses on the question of whether the qualities and characteristics of Servant-Leadership have relevance with regard to the qualities and characteristics associated with effective leadership in law enforcement, particularly those of police chiefs. The research focuses on the literature and research associated with these two fields of leadership and their possible overlap.


Developing Core Leadership Competencies For The Library Profession, Shorlette Ammons-Stephens, Holly J. Cole, Keisha Jenkins-Gibbs, Catherine Fraser Riehle, William H. Weare Jr. Apr 2009

Developing Core Leadership Competencies For The Library Profession, Shorlette Ammons-Stephens, Holly J. Cole, Keisha Jenkins-Gibbs, Catherine Fraser Riehle, William H. Weare Jr.

Faculty Publications, UNL Libraries

The development of competencies, competency lists, or competency models has become a popular way to assess the strengths, needs, and potential contributions of individuals in an organization. The success of libraries as organizations is determined by the actions of the individuals who work in those libraries; the success of those individuals in carrying out the missions of those libraries is in large measure a reflection of the type and quality of leadership. Successful library leaders demonstrate certain skills that are instrumental in the delivery of desired outcomes. We usually think of the demonstration of these skills as competencies.

Creating a ...


Nicaraguan Women And Their Leadership Style, Laaitu Marie Sabiya Apr 2009

Nicaraguan Women And Their Leadership Style, Laaitu Marie Sabiya

Theses and Graduate Projects

When meeting the women in Nicaragua and considering their country’s history, one would surmise the complexities and what would seem like a difficult future. This research analyzed three aspects of Nicaraguan women and their leadership styles: 1) self-empowerment, 2) ability to bring change to women with limited resources socially, politically and economically in their communities, and 3) Transformation of women’s leadership.

Five Nicaraguan women were invited to participate because they have a unique understanding of their traditional ways of life and demonstrate leadership. Culture pervades their entire social, political and economic existence, and these women have a positive ...


Identifying The Key Factors In The Effectiveness And Failure Of Virtual Teams, Matthew P. Earnhardt Apr 2009

Identifying The Key Factors In The Effectiveness And Failure Of Virtual Teams, Matthew P. Earnhardt

Publications

Virtual teams, “individuals collaborating in geographically dispersed work teams who may reside in different time zones and countries” (Horwitz, Bravington, & Silvis, 2006, p. 472), are continuing to increase in frequency in today’s global economy. These teams have become a vital option for organizations that need to work in multiple locales at once and draw on vast global expertise. In fact, virtual teams and e-collaboration is considered an alternative to previously traditional formats, because of the cost savings and lack of space limitations associated with operating via virtual means (Kock & Nosek, 2005).


Ua3/9/5 Wku Energy Policy Announcement, Wku President's Office Mar 2009

Ua3/9/5 Wku Energy Policy Announcement, Wku President's Office

WKU Archives Records

Remarks and announcement by WKU president Gary Ransdell regarding WKU's energy policy and enumerating conservation efforts.


An Investigative Study Of The Difficulties Experienced By Engineers Transitioning Into Leadership/Management Positions, Joseph Alan Wilde Mar 2009

An Investigative Study Of The Difficulties Experienced By Engineers Transitioning Into Leadership/Management Positions, Joseph Alan Wilde

Theses and Dissertations

The traditional engineering career has been defined by two career paths: technical and managerial. An entry level engineer typically did not elect his/her career path until at least five years into a career. This meant that only a portion of engineers needed to learn management and leadership skills and then usually not until in the professional environment. Since this career distinction was not made until years into an engineer's professional life universities were not developing leadership/management skills in their students. Times have changed. With the globalization of the economy, and the increased competition in the marketplace, companies ...


Effective Leadership In A Service Center Setting: An Analysis Of How To Increase Tenure Among Employees Through A Blended Leadership Model, Larissa Martin Mar 2009

Effective Leadership In A Service Center Setting: An Analysis Of How To Increase Tenure Among Employees Through A Blended Leadership Model, Larissa Martin

Theses and Graduate Projects

Service Centers experience high turnover rates among employees. Creating a healthy working environment through effective leadership in a service center setting can be difficult due to the particular features of a service center. This analysis of the organizational literature on service centers leads to the development of a blended leadership model. Using the Transformational and Transactional Leadership models with an emphasis on role clarity, empowerment, trust, approachability of the leader, employee/leader relationship, contingent versus non-contingent behavior, and monitoring, the blended leadership model incorporates these concepts to provide an ideal type that would guide a call center leader in helping ...


Retention Issues For Native Students, Ryan A. Bench Feb 2009

Retention Issues For Native Students, Ryan A. Bench

Theses and Graduate Projects

This research focuses on the history of Native Americans in higher education and the challenges that they are currently facing. The research also goes into detail regarding programs that benefit at risk students in higher education such as TRIO, Upward Bound, mentoring programs, and Student Support Services. The central question of these programs to the issues Native students face in higher education and use them to increase retention of these students.


Giving Circles, Roger A. Lohmann Feb 2009

Giving Circles, Roger A. Lohmann

Faculty Scholarship

A giving circle is a group of members pool their funds and information in collective or joint donations to organizations, causes or individuals. The article reviews some of the research on giving circles in the first decade of the 21st century.