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NATO's Durability in a Post-Cold War World
NATO's Durability in a Post-Cold War World (March 2018)
Joe Burton - Author

Examines how NATO has adapted and endured after the end of the Cold War, transforming itself to deal with a host of new security challenges.

Why is it that despite the end of the Cold War and the almost constant controversies surrounding the alliance’s role in the world, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is still a prominent and vital player in international security? Joe Burton provides an in-depth analysis of...(Read More)
 
 
In the Face of Inequality
In the Face of Inequality (July 2015)
How Black Colleges Adapt
Melissa E. Wooten - Author

First comparative historical analysis of the organizational growth of black colleges.

A quarter of black Americans earn college degrees from black colleges, yet questions about the necessity of black colleges abound. In the Face of Inequality dissects the ways in which race and racism combined to shape the experiences of America’s black colleges in the mid-twentieth century. In a novel approach to th...(Read More)
 
 
Integral Leadership
Integral Leadership (May 2013)
The Next Half-Step
John P. Forman - Author
Laurel A. Ross - Author

A groundbreaking book that brings the insights of Integral Theory to business and organizational development.

This groundbreaking book offers leaders a way to determine what theories, models, and tools best meet the needs of their organizations. Authors and organizational consultants John P. Forman and Laurel A. Ross know leaders are awash in business theory, often coming from well-thumbed bestsellers. But how do...(Read More)
 
 
When the Pot Boils
When the Pot Boils (May 2008)
The Decline and Turnaround of Drexel University
David A. Paul - Author

Tells the story of the decline and near bankruptcy of a major American university, and how its dramatic turnaround was quickly achieved.

When the Pot Boils examines the decline and near bankruptcy of Drexel University in the late 1980s and early 1990s and its subsequent dramatic turnaround. David A. Paul provides an in-depth analysis of the multiple factors that contributed to this process, including the ...(Read More)
 
 
Always at Odds?
Always at Odds? (April 2008)
Creating Alignment between Faculty and Administrative Values
Mary C. Wright - Author

How faculty and administrators at research universities can create a shared sense of values.

In surveys, research university faculty often report that they value teaching more than their departments do. This incongruence holds implications for job satisfaction, stress, time spent on teaching, organizational continuity, and even student evaluations. Using an interactionist view of organizations, Mary C. Wright ...(Read More)

 
 
The Little School System That Could
The Little School System That Could (March 2008)
Transforming a City School District
Daniel L. Duke - Author

Examines, from four organizational perspectives, Virginia’s Manassas Park City School’s ten-year turnaround.

The Little School System That Could is a story about transformation. In 1995, equipped with not much more than a vision of the quality education that urban students deserved, Tom DeBolt, the new superintendent of the Manassas Park School System, set into motion a series of reforms that tra...(Read More)
 
 
Student Voice in School Reform
Student Voice in School Reform (February 2008)
Building Youth-Adult Partnerships That Strengthen Schools and Empower Youth
Dana L. Mitra - Author

Examines a high school that sought to increase student participation in its reform process.

High schools continue to be places that isolate, alienate, and disengage students. But what would happen if students were viewed as part of the solution in schools rather than part of the problem? This book examines the emergence of “student voice” at one high school in the San Francisco Bay area where educat...(Read More)

 
 
Governance and the Public Good
Governance and the Public Good (September 2006)
William G. Tierney - Editor

Grapples with a variety of policy issues in order to provoke a discussion of the state of higher education in the 21st century.

The public good is not merely an economic idea of goods and services, but a place where thoughtful debate and examination of the polis can occur. In differentiating the university from corporations and other private sector businesses, Governance and the Public Good provides a framewo...(Read More)
 
 
Communication Best Practices at Dell, General Electric, Microsoft, and Monsanto
Communication Best Practices at Dell, General Electric, Microsoft, and Monsanto (July 2003)
Donald P. Cushman - Author
Sarah Sanderson King - Author
Ted J. Smith III - With a chapter by
William C. Adams - With a chapter by

Highlights successful communication practices at Dell, General Electric, Microsoft, and Monsanto.

Through case studies of communication best practices at Dell, General Electric, Microsoft, and Monsanto, this book provides specific and powerful theories for leadership, marketing, and stockholder communication. Best practice limitations are also revealed in the cases of IBM, the Bumper Works, and Asea Brown and Boveri, wh...(Read More)
 
 
Transitions to Competitive Government
Transitions to Competitive Government (September 2000)
Speed, Consensus, and Performance
Ronald B. Cullen - Author
Donald P. Cushman - Author

Describes how private-sector management strategies can help governments obtain greater access to global resources, create more jobs, and provide better social services to their citizens.

Transitions to Competitive Government demonstrates how government can add value to a region, a nation, a state, its citizens, and their social values through speed, consensus, and performance. It does this in three stages. First, it shows compet...(Read More)
 
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