The Embodiment of Leadership: A Volume in the International Leadership Series, Building Leadership Bridges

The Embodiment of Leadership: A Volume in the International Leadership Series, Building Leadership Bridges

By: Antonio Marturano (editor), Gloria J. Burgess (editor), Lena Lid Falkman (editor), Lois Ruskai Melina (editor)Paperback

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Covering leadership in the arts and humanities, this volume explores the notion that leadership is both a discursive practice and a performative identity that is situated in a body that not only thinks, but moves, acts, has emotions and desires, ages, experiences, hurts, and senses. This idea moves leadership beyond the intellectual functions such as visioning, strategizing, and persuading, and the actions that emanate from the intellectual realm, and situates leadership firmly in a corporality that is raced, gendered, cultured, sexual, instinctual, and emotional. It suggests that leadership itself is an embodied text that can be "read" to discover personal and cultural meaning. Each year the International Leadership Association publishes a book that captures the best contemporary thinking about leadership from a diverse range of scholars, practitioners, and educators working in the field of leadership studies. In keeping with the mission of the ILA, the International Leadership Series Building Leadership Bridges connects ways of researching, imagining, and experiencing leadership across cultures, over time, and around the world.


Contributors vii Introduction xiii Lois Ruskai Melina Part One: Leadership Thresholds 1 Gloria J. Burgess 1. The Anatomy of Leadership 5 Stephanie Guastella Lindsay 2. Dramatic Leadership: Dorothy Heathcote's Autopoietic, or Embodied, Leadership Model 23 Kate Katafiasz 3. Leadership in the Time of Liminality: A Framework for Leadership in an Era of Deep Transformation 43 David Holzmer 4. Seeking Alignment in the World Body: The Art of Embodiment 65 Skye Burn Part Two: Leaders Are Their Bodies 85 Lena Lid Falkman 5. (De/Re)Constructing Leading Bodies: Developing Critical Attitudes and Somaesthetic Practices 89 Maylon Hanold 6. Dollmaking as an Expression of Women's Leadership 109 Kimberly Yost 7. Leadership Embodiment and Resistance: The Complex Journey of Latin American Pentecostal Women Pastors 129 Nora Mendez and Fernando Mora 8. Michelle Obama's Embodied Authentic Leadership: Leading by Lifestyle 149 Elizabeth D. Wilhoit Part Three: Leadership By and Through the Body 171 Antonio Marturano 9. Shall I Lead Now? Learner Experiences of Leader--Follower Relationships Through Engagement with the Dance 175 Julie Burge, Ray Batchelor, and Lionel Cox 10. Embodied Learning Experience in Leadership Development 193 Perttu Salovaara and Arja Ropo 11. Professionals Are Their Bodies: The Language of the Body as Sounding Board in Leadership and Professional Communication 217 Helle Winther 12. From the Ground Up: Revisioning Sources and Methods of Leadership Development 239 Kathryn Goldman Schuyler Name Index 259 Subject Index 263

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  • ISBN13: 9781118551615
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 288
  • ID: 9781118551615
  • weight: 666
  • ISBN10: 1118551613

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