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Leading in Complex Worlds: A Volume in the International Leadership Series, Building Leadership Bridges

Leading in Complex Worlds: A Volume in the International Leadership Series, Building Leadership Bridges

JoAnn Danelo Barbour (Editor), Gloria J. Burgess (Editor), Lena Lid-Falkman (Editor), Robert M. McManus (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-118-26699-1

May 2012, Jossey-Bass

304 pages

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Description

To live in complex worlds means living in the balance between moments of routine and moments of uncertainty, between the places of practice and the places of performance. To reflect on, make sense of, and lead in complex worlds requires multidisciplinary, multimodal, multisensory, multirelational, multifaceted, and multicultural approaches. This compilation captures the best thinking on the complexity of three key topics—Leader Development and Education, Leadership Practice, and Leading in a Globalized World—from a diverse range of scholars, practitioners, and educators working in the field of Leadership Studies. In keeping with the mission of the International Leadership Association, the Building Leadership Bridges series connects ways of researching, imagining, and experiencing leadership across cultures, over time, and around the world.

Leading in Complex Worlds will prove to be an invaluable resource for leaders, scholars, educators, development professionals, and anyone with a professional interest in leadership.

Leading Complex Worlds includes contributions from

Pedram Alaedini

Scott J. Allen

Richard Bergeon

Gloria J. Burgess

Patricia Carr

Paul B. Carr

Jeri Darling

Deanne de Vries

Lena Lid Falkman

Caroline Fu

Lori N. H. Guasta

Juanita Johnson-Bailey

Michael S. Lane

Greg Laudeman

Nigel Linacre

Beth Ann Martin

Jeanne Martinson

Robert M. McManus

Kimberly Nehls

Georgia Pappas

Kathleen Patterson

Dionne Rosser-Mims

Eli Sopow

Elisebeth VanderWeil

List of Contributors ix

Introduction xvii
JoAnn Danelo Barbour

Infusion xxi
Elisebeth VanderWeil

Part One: The Complexity of Leader Development 1
Robert M. McManus

1. Discovering Leadership and Winning Friends 5
Pedram Alaedini

2. Deepening Self-Awareness Through Dialogue: A Theoretical Framework for Leading in Complex Worlds 11
Lori N. H. Guasta

3. Communications, Ethics, and Vision Trump Experience 21
Eli Sopow

4. Leading Learnership: The Transformation of Leadership via Convergence with Learning 37
Greg Laudeman

5. Leadership Education: The Power of Storytelling 63
Kimberly Nehls

6. Developing Leaders for a Complex World: Mapping ILA's Guiding Questions to an Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Minor in Leadership 79
Scott J. Allen and Beth Ann Martin

Part Two: The Complexity of Leadership Practice 103
Gloria J. Burgess

7. Black Women's Political Leadership Development: Recentering the Leadership Discourse 107
Dionne Rosser-Mims and Juanita Johnson-Bailey

8. Leadership Lessons from the Criminal World 133
Jeanne Martinson

9. Soccer Tactics and Complexity Leadership 155
Michael S. Lane, Kathleen Patterson, and Paul B. Carr

10. A Complex Landscape: Refl ections on Leaders and the Places They Create 173
Patricia Carr

Part Three: The Complexity of Leading in a Globalized World 185
Lena Lid Falkman

11. Global Leadership: How an Emerging Construct Is Informed by Complex Systems Theory 189
Jeri Darling

12. The Role of Culture and History in the Applicability of Western Leadership Theories in Africa 209
Deanne de Vries

13. A Tao Complexity Tool: Leading from Being 227
Caroline Fu and Richard Bergeon

14. The Leadership of Dr. Jane Goodall: A Four-Quadrant Perspective 253
Georgia Pappas

If You Would Lead Me—Refl ections on Leadership 269
Nigel Linacre

Index 271