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"Leadership matters?": finding voice, connection and meaning in the 21st century

Contributor(s): Mabey, Chris [Editor] | Knights, David [Editor].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Routledge studies in leadership research; No. 8. Publisher: New York Routledge 2018Description: xiii, 190 p. Includes bibliographical references and index.ISBN: 9781138572058.Subject(s): Leadership | Business ethics | Change - Psychology | Moral and ethical aspects | Social responsibility of businessDDC classification: 658.4092 Summary: In recent years we have seen what could be described as a moral meltdown in the corporate corridors of power. Few sectors have escaped high profile scandals, with public officials and leaders guilty of malpractice, duplicity, fraud and corporate malfeasance. Conventional leadership theories appear to be inadequate to equip those with power to act ethically and responsibly. At a more macro level, many of the social and environmental problems we face in the 21st century could in fact, be described as spiritual in nature, rooted in a flawed human condition. Leadership Matters brings together an eclectic mix of authors of different faith traditions, to explore what this spiritual and cultural transformation might look like. For too long we have relied on external codes of conduct, which are, at best, blunt instruments for creating ethical practice. So, chapter by chapter, this book examines our interior lives from the perspective of mind, body and soul. The unashamed premise of this book is that true and influential leadership comes from the inside with each chapter presenting what it means to lead respectfully, critically, responsibly and humbly in the gritty reality of the twenty first century workplace. This volume will be of keen interest to academics and practitioners in the field of leadership and the related disciplines. https://www.routledge.com/Leadership-Matters-Finding-Voice-Connection-and-Meaning-in-the-21st-Century/Mabey-Knights/p/book/9781138572058
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Table of Contents

1. Introduction: "Leadership Matters?"
David Knights and Chris Mabey
Part 1: Voice: Is Leadership All in The Mind?
2. The Mindful-Promise: Leading with Integrity for a Sustainable Future
Sally Jeanrenaud and Jean-Paul Jeanrenaud
3. Can Ethical Leadership be Developed?
Chris Mabey
4. The Promise and Perils of Corporate Mindfulness
Ronald E. Purser, Edwin Ng and Zack Walsh
Vignettes
Self-Discovery through Transcendental Meditation and Spiritual Leadership
Simon Mitchell
Culture Inversion Meets Ethical Leadership
Sara de Marco
Part 2: Connection: Where Is Leadership In The Mundane?
5. What’s more effective than affective leadership? Searching for embodiment in leadership research and practice
David Knights
6. An Ethic of Care: Reconnecting the Private and the Public
Leah Tomkins and Peter Simpson
7. Leading when using other words: reconnecting leadership to language
Hugo Gaggiotti
8. From great to good enough: reconnecting leadership to the ordinary
Tim Harle
Vignettes
"You don’t think you can make a difference, do you?" – Keeping Integrity as a Middle Manager
Clare Rigg
Dotty’s Kitchen
Catherine Turner-Perrott
Part 3: Meaning: Has Leadership Lost It’s Soul
9. Reclaiming our Organizations through Collective Responsible Leadership
Karen Blakeley
12. Creating Value
Andrew Henley
11. Leadership development and the cultivation of practical wisdom
Mervyn Conroy, Catherine Hale and Chris Turner
Vignette
How Can We Be Fully Human at Work?
Phil Jackman
Index

In recent years we have seen what could be described as a moral meltdown in the corporate corridors of power. Few sectors have escaped high profile scandals, with public officials and leaders guilty of malpractice, duplicity, fraud and corporate malfeasance. Conventional leadership theories appear to be inadequate to equip those with power to act ethically and responsibly. At a more macro level, many of the social and environmental problems we face in the 21st century could in fact, be described as spiritual in nature, rooted in a flawed human condition.
Leadership Matters brings together an eclectic mix of authors of different faith traditions, to explore what this spiritual and cultural transformation might look like. For too long we have relied on external codes of conduct, which are, at best, blunt instruments for creating ethical practice. So, chapter by chapter, this book examines our interior lives from the perspective of mind, body and soul.
The unashamed premise of this book is that true and influential leadership comes from the inside with each chapter presenting what it means to lead respectfully, critically, responsibly and humbly in the gritty reality of the twenty first century workplace. This volume will be of keen interest to academics and practitioners in the field of leadership and the related disciplines.

https://www.routledge.com/Leadership-Matters-Finding-Voice-Connection-and-Meaning-in-the-21st-Century/Mabey-Knights/p/book/9781138572058

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