Creating a Positive Work Environment
by Gisèle Chrétien
Gisèle Chrétien condenses her thirty years of experience in education, health and community development to share the lessons she has learned for effective and positive leadership. She states "Leadership is not about you, yet it is all about you."
"In a compact practical way, Leadership makes sense. While geared to the work environment, the principles are easy to understand and can be applied to a wide variety of situations in every-day life. A book well worth reading and using."
Composed of three sections: Creating the Right Environment; Nurturing the Environment; and Reaping the Benefits, this book contains the essential ingredients to great leadership with examples and helpful hints to assist potential and new leaders in a very practical way.
Gisèle Chrétien was born and raised in Northern Ontario. She served as President of Collège Boréal from 1998 to 2006, as well as having served as Dean of Community and Health Services, Director of Health Services, and Faculty member at Cambrian College in Sudbury. She has also served as Chair of the Board of Directors, Sudbury Regional Hospital, Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors of TVO, was a member of the Higher Education Council of Ontario and Board member for the Sudbury Food Bank.
Currently she is Chair of the Ontario French-Language Educational Communications Authority and Board member of the Greater Sudbury Economic Development Corporation.
ISBN: 978-1-927541-30-2 | WMPub#8078 | 5½" x 8½"
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Table of Contents
Part 1 Creating The Right Environment
11 Chapter 1 Leadership
21 Chapter 2 It's All About the People
24 Chapter 3 It's The Little Things That Matter
27 Chapter 4 Communication
35 Chapter 5 Trust
38 Chapter 6 Influence
41 Chapter 7 Empowerment
44 Chapter 8 Power
48 Chapter 9 Respect
51 Chapter 10 Be Human
55 Chapter 11 Continuous Learning
Part 2 Nurturing The Environment
61 Chapter 1 Principle-Based Leadership
63 Chapter 2 Values, Vision, Goals and Strategic Planning
68 Chapter 3 Culture
71 Chapter 4 Change
75 Chapter 5 Problem-solving and Decision-making
83 Chapter 6 Conflict Resolution
90 Chapter 7 The Team
97 Chapter 8 Delegation
Part 3 Reaping The Benefits
101 Chapter 1 Coaching and Mentoring
104 Chapter 2 Staff Engagement
108 Chapter 3 Performance Management
111 Chapter 4 Recruitment, Retention and Succession
118 Chapter 5 Reward and Recognition