Leading with Spirit, Presence, and Authenticity: A Volume in the International Leadership Association Series, Building Leadership Bridges

Leading with Spirit, Presence, and Authenticity: A Volume in the International Leadership Association Series, Building Leadership Bridges

By: Karin Jironet (editor), Kathryn Goldman Schuyler (editor), John Eric Baugher (editor), Lena Lid Falkman (editor)Paperback

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Developing inner wisdom as a leadership strength Leading with Spirit, Presence, and Authenticity presents the perspectives of leaders, social scientists, and educators from around the world on the topic of developing inner wisdom. Structured around the notions of spirit, presence, and authenticity, the book encourages readers to reflect on their own lives as they read about their colleagues' diverse experiences, all in an effort to address difficult global systems challenges with a foundation of various wisdom lineages and practices. Each chapter is introduced by an editor with deep background experience in the topic at hand, and the book includes an examination of research on the essential nature of authenticity among leaders. Stories of leadership initiative from across nations illustrate the truly global nature of leadership inspiration, and accounts of teaching mindfulness, guiding leaders, and leading in the arts and humanities integrate critical theory with authentic leadership development. Topics include: Subtle interdependencies involved in modern leadership The contribution of sociological mindfulness to leadership education Authentic leadership as communicated through technology The role of spirit, and what the world needs from leaders A diverse mix of contributors, including a Sufi teacher, a social science journal editor, and a CEO, provide a truly inclusive examination of the ways a leader is defined by self and others. Leading with Spirit, Presence, and Authenticity, a volume in the International Leadership Series Building Leadership Bridges from the International Leadership Association, helps connect ways of researching, imagining, and experiencing leadership across cultures, over time, and around the world.

About Author

ROBERT F. BRUNER is the Distinguished Professor of Business Administration at the Darden School of the University of Virginia and Executive Director of the Batten Institute. He directs the Darden School's executive education course on mergers and acquisitions, and teaches the popular MBA elective on that topic. He is the author of over 250 case studies and a casebook, Case Studies in Finance: Managing for Corporate Value Creation, which has been adopted for use at over 200 schools. Bruner's articles have been published in the Journal of Financial Economics, the Journal of Accounting and Economics, the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, the Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking, and Financial Management. He has served as a consultant to over twenty corporations as well as to the U.S. Government, and prior to his academic career, worked as a commercial banker and venture capitalist. Bruner holds a BA from Yale University, and an MBA and DBA from Harvard University.


The Contributors vii Introduction: Of Leadership and Light xv Kathryn Goldman Schuyler Part One: Spirit 1 Awareness and Beyond: Why Moving On Means Letting Go 3 Karin Jironet 1. Connecting Inner Transformation as a Leader to Corporate and Societal Change 13 Subhanu Saxena, Otto Scharmer, Kathryn Goldman Schuyler 2. Cultivating Leadership through Deep Presencing and Awareness Based Practices 39 Jonathan Reams, Olen Gunnlaugson, Juliane Reams 3. Enspirited Leadership in Japan 59 Bob Stilger, Yuka Saionji Part Two: Presence 77 Sociological Mindfulness and Leadership Education 79 John Eric Baugher 4. The Dance of Joyful Leadership 91 Catherine Etmanski, Mark Fulton, Guy Nasmyth, M. Beth Page 5. Why on Earth Are We Staring at Raisins? 109 Linda Kantor 6. Intergroup Dialogue: Mindfulness and Leadership Development for Social Change 125 Brighid Dwyer, Ralph A. Gigliotti, Hanna H. Lee Part Three: Authenticity 147 Appear Authentic! The Rhetorical Oxymoron of Authentic Leadership 149 Lena Lid-Falkman 7. Leadership Values in Africa and Implications for Online Learning Communities 157 Sylvia van de Bunt-Kokhuis, Hellicy C. Ngambi 8. Reflection and Authentic Leadership 179 Deana M. Raffo 9. Embodying Authentic Leadership: An Actor s Perspective 197 Marco Aponte-Moreno 10. Leaders Lived Experience of Authentic Moments 213 Susan Skjei Name Index 233 Subject Index 239

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  • ISBN13: 9781118820612
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 288
  • ID: 9781118820612
  • weight: 362
  • ISBN10: 1118820614

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