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Building Leadership in Project and Network Management

A Facilitator's Toolset

by (author) Hans-Werner Franz, Christoph Kaletka, Bastian Pelka & Ruggiera Sarcina

Publisher
Springer Nature
Initial publish date
Nov 2018
Category
Management, Human Resources & Personnel Management
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9783319782676
    Publish Date
    Nov 2018
    List Price
    $117.95

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1 1. 1 The book The book in your hand is not a scientific book, although it is based just as much on science as on my own experience in consultancy and management. As its title suggests, we want to build a bridge between the leadership that is typical of facilitation techniques and that of pr- ect and network management. Therefore this book does more than p- vide you with insights into the mainly methodical Messages we want to transmit. It will also make suggestions for how to train facilitators, and in the centre of the book you will find a wealth of 40 carefully selected and reality-proof Tools, many of which have never been pre- ously published in English, and in some case have never been published at all. With all of these you will find a presentation of our way of using them. Our sole objective is to offer our views and experience in impr- ing communication for effective co-operation, i. e. we want people who collaborate in some way to find and decide on the best courses of action, then share and implement these decisions better. We want to promote learning by doing, just as well as doing by learning. So this book is for people who in some way are responsible for s- cessful co-operation in projects, in and across organisations or networks of organisations. Action Learning has many fathers (but few mothers) and roots.

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Contributor Notes

Hans-Werner Franz is a senior researcher and consultant. He is an Executive Board member of the Professional Association of German Sociologists (BDS) as well as the Managing Director of the European School of Social Innovation (ESSI). His well-established track record includes numerous publications on total quality management, organisation development, social innovation and vocational training.

 

Christoph Kaletka is a senior researcher and member of the management board at the Sozialforschungsstelle (Social Research Center) of the Technical University of Dortmund (TU Dortmund), Germany. His main fields of work are social innovation and digital inclusion. He holds a PhD in communication science and is a lecturer at TU Dortmund's faculty of rehabilitation science, with a focus on social innovation.

 

Bastian Pelka is a senior researcher and project manager at Sozialforschungsstelle (Social Research Center) of the Technical University of Dortmund (TU Dortmund), Germany. He is working on the question how every person can profit from digital technologies and how the digital world could be made usable for everybody. Employing mainly qualitative research methods, he is specialized in stakeholder involvement in research and innovation. He is a lecturer at TU Dortmund's faculty of rehabilitation science, with a focus on digital inclusion and empowerment. 

Ruggiera Sarcina is a senior researcher and consultant, business development manager at the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Canada. Her focus is on projects dealing with local development policies, cluster development, and innovation and internationalization of small and medium-sized enterprises.