In a world plagued by wicked problems, escaping the win-lose dynamics of zero-sum game approaches is crucial for finding integrated, inclusive solutions to complex issues. In this book, the reader will uncover real-life examples of inclusive leaders that have broken the zero-sum game. From Ivy League colleges to African villages, from the very top of the Catholic Church to anarchist conferences and meetings, inclusive leadership can be applied - and the protagonists will tell you how.
As the examples in the book demonstrate, inclusive leadership is not the privilege of a few gifted individuals with extraordinary human qualities. Inclusive leaders are not necessarily charismatic (like Nelson Mandela, Gandhi, or Martin Luther King, Jr). The vast majority of inclusive leaders are just regular everyday people. They only differ - and what a difference it makes! - in being able to turn what seem to be zero-sum problems into opportunities for inclusiveness.
Including a foreword from Edwin Hollander, a pioneering visionary of inclusive leadership, you will find concrete examples and tools in this book that you can start using from day one (and in your own way) as an inclusive leader.
Foreword by Edwin P. Hollander Preface by Aldo Boitano, Raul Lagomarsino, and H. Eric Schockman Part 1: PUSHING THE BOUNDARIES OF INCLUSIVENESS 1. Breaking the Zero-Sum Game: Transforming Societies Through Inclusive Leadership; Ebere Morgan 2. What's in a Word? Troubling and Reconstructing the Discourse of Inclusion; Leigh E. Fine 3. Fostering Inclusive Innovation Ecosystems; Lyndon Rego and Christopher Gergen 4. Towards the `Other': Followership Justice and Leadership Reach; Robin E.S. Carter 5. Denizen Leaders as Radical Negotiators of Third Alternatives in Complex Societies: Not Mine, Not Yours, But Ours.; Rouxelle de Villiers and Colleen Rigby 6. Exploring Inclusive Leadership Through the Lens of a Collaborative Structure; William Clark Part 2: TRIALS OF BREAKING THE ZERO-SUM GAME 7. Rekindling the Legacy of Civil Rights: Leadership for an Inclusive, Just, and Compassionate Society; Juana Bordas 8. What is "The Work" of Breaking the Zero-Sum Game?; Sarah Chace 9. Connective Leadership: From Zero-Sum to Inclusion; Jill Robinson, Chris Cartwright, Maura Harrington, and Kevin Walsh 10. Inclusive Leadership: A Western Concept or a Strategy That Will Transform the World?; Randal Joy Thompson 11. The inclusive leader at the Centre of an Inter-Connected World; Bob Hughes and Helen Caton-Hughes Part 3: SPIRITUAL INCLUSIVENESS 12. 1 Inclusive Leadership for a New Social Order: Dr. A.T. Ariyaratne; Cheryl Getz and Elisa Sabatini 13. Mercy Within Mercy: The Heart of Pope Francis' Inclusive Leadership in a Broken World; Dung Q. Tran and Michael R. Carey 14. Harmony but Not Sameness: The Inclusive Leadership Style of the Chinese Profound Persons; Zhi Luan Part 4: INCLUSIVENESS AND DIVERSITY IN HIGHER EDUCATION 15. Neighbors, Allies, and Partners in Inclusion: An HBCU and an SEC Land Grant Institution; Barbara A. Baker & Joyce de Vries 16. From Institutional Diversity and Inclusion to Societal Equity and Justice: Higher education as a Leadership Training Ground for the Public Good; Brighid Dwyer and Ralph A. Gigliotti 17. Dialogic Change and the Practice of Inclusive leadership; Niels Agger-Gupta and Brigitte Harris 18. Building Inclusive Leaders: A Critical Framework for Leadership Education; Leonard D. Taylor Jr. and Ethan Brownell Part 5: INCLUSIVENESS IN THE FIELD 19. Transforming Leadership Through Village Outreach: Women as Change Agents in Sub-Saharan Africa; Mecca Antonia Burns, Bernard Mukisa, Lydia Sanyu, and Denis Muwanguzi 20. Congo Calling - Blood on Our Hands; Miriam Gosling 21. Unpacking Inclusivity: Lessons From Ubuntu Leadership; Gloria Burgess 22. From Barriers to Breakthroughs: Leading Others Past Wicked Problems to Inclusive Practice Using Integrated Focus; Jennifer Walinga 23. Striving for Horizontality by Addressing Power Differentials in Radical Organizing; Claire Delisle, Maria Basualdo, Adina Ilea, and Andrea Hughes 24. Cross-Cultural Collaborators: Expatriate and Host Country National Inclusive Relationships; Tami J. France 25. Inclusive, Authentic, Values-based, or Opportunistic - What Counts as Leadership Today? A Case Study of Angela, Donald, Francis and Helen; Lorraine Stefani 26. Global Interdependence: The Inclusive Nature of Humanitarian Leaders at Heifer International; Malcom E. Glover