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

ISBN: 978-1-118-82061-2
288 pages
July 2014, Jossey-Bass
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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.

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Table of Contents

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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