This book provides a framework for guiding leaders to shift from linear, cause-effect thinking to an ecology of moral, intentional leadership, paying attention to how their actions are connected to others. Readers are encouraged to act in a determined, deliberate way to lead their employees, teams, and organizations to success.
The book is divided into three parts, opening with a narrative review of leadership literature, then discussing the activities of 11 leaders-including Pope Francis, Barack Obama, and Lee Kuan Yew-and developing a learning framework for real change. The author provides an enlightened, democratic model of leadership, helping readers to understand and utilize the core competencies of intentional leaders: interruption, presence, imagination, and action. A user-friendly structure, examples from diverse leaders, and end-of-chapter summaries encourage students to engage and experiment with traditional research and alternative theories.
This will be a useful tool for students of leadership, and peace and conflict studies, as well as practitioners and emerging leaders in the public, private, and not-for-profit sectors.
Stan Amaladas, Ph.D. is a Research Associate and Lecturer at the University of Manitoba, the University of Winnipeg, and Okanagan College-Kelowna, all in Canada.
Foreword Raphael J. (Ray) Becvar Preface Part I: Introduction & Narrative Review of the Literature Introducing the Topic of Intentional Leadership Part II: The Activities of Intentional Leaders A Narrative Review of the Leadership Literature Pope Francis: The Courage to Interrupt Staying Awake: The Courage to Live a Wakeful Life Barack Obama: Hope and the Promise of a New Day The Courage to Act out of Imagination Part III: A Deutero-Learning Framework for a Change of Heart Deutero-Learning Model for Real Change Looking Back, Staying Present, Moving Ahead lications for Becoming a Leader for Life