Developing inner wisdom as a leadership strength
Leading with Spirit, Presence, and Authenticity presentsthe perspectives of leaders, social scientists, and educators fromaround the world on the topic of developing inner wisdom.Structured around the notions of spirit, presence, andauthenticity, the book encourages readers to reflect on their ownlives as they read about their colleagues' diverse experiences, allin an effort to address difficult global systems challenges with afoundation of various wisdom lineages and practices.
Each chapter is introduced by an editor with deep backgroundexperience in the topic at hand, and the book includes anexamination of research on the essential nature of authenticityamong leaders. Stories of leadership initiative from across nationsillustrate the truly global nature of leadership inspiration, andaccounts of teaching mindfulness, guiding leaders, and leading inthe arts and humanities integrate critical theory with authenticleadership development. Topics include:
* Subtle interdependencies involved in modern leadership
* The contribution of sociological mindfulness to leadershipeducation
* 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, asocial science journal editor, and a CEO, provide a truly inclusiveexamination of the ways a leader is defined by self and others.Leading with Spirit, Presence, and Authenticity, a volume inthe International Leadership Series Building LeadershipBridges from the International Leadership Association, helpsconnect ways of researching, imagining, and experiencing leadershipacross cultures, over time, and around the world.