Welcome to Leadership and Management in Learning Organizations, a comprehensive, online, open education resource available for students, educators, and administrators who would like to learn more about leadership and management within learning organizations. From a classical to contemporary understanding of leadership and management, to learning principals and ethical implications, to teamwork and building a cohesive nature through diversity. Leadership and Management in Learning Organizations will provide a concise framework to allow reflection on these imperative topics.
Our philosophy incorporates the idea of providing thoughtful educational content, without the financial burden of a for-profit textbook. We feel the content provided in this resource will engage, enhance, and construct new and deep learning within the readers, forging a connection between the leadership and management material, the world of education and, the learning organization.
Much of this book was influenced by Schermerhorn and Wright’s Management: Third Canadian Edition (2014) along with concepts from Senge’s The Fifth Discipline (1990). The world of business management and the learning organization are tied together in a true, interdisciplinary way to draw connections, contextualize, and create a framework to how the concepts complement each other. The connection of these two factions creates a multi-faceted structure that applies to individuals in many disciplines.
We hope you enjoy your journey through Leadership and Management in Learning Organizations, and develop personal connections along the way.
-Clayton Smith, Carson Babich, and Mark Lubrick