Developing Leaders for Positive Organizing: A 21st Century Repertoire for Leading in Extraordinary Times

Bernd Vogel
University of Reading, UK

Rob Koonce
Creighton University, USA

Paula Robinson
University of Wollongong, Australia


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Product Details
Format:
Hardback
ISBN:
9781787142411
Published:
19 May 2017
Publisher:
Emerald Publishing Limited
Dimensions:
440 pages - 152 x 229mm
As revealed in the most recent global survey of human capital trends conducted by Deloitte University, leadership is rated as the top priority across all organizational levels, geographies, and functional areas in every industry. The evolving shift in leadership from individual leaders at the top to collective leadership throughout organizations requires creating and sustaining the necessary conditions through which leaders and those being led can flourish and positive organizing can thrive. Developing Leaders for Positive Organizing examines this challenge by taking the reader on an investigative journey into everyday leadership as framed in the increasingly interconnected context of human relationships within and across organizations around the globe. This book offers broad appeal for the novice working practitioner; corporate, not-for-profit, or non-profit executive; experienced scholar or academic student.
SECTION I: EMERGENT MINDSET 1. The Emergent Nature of Positive (and Negative) Organizing: Why Mindset Matters - Rob Koonce, Creighton University, USA 2. Brunello Cucinelli: An Inspired Leader Who Helps Employees To Have It All - Marcello Russo, University of Bologna, Italy 3. Fostering an Emergent Mindset in Leaders: The Role of Caring in A Leadership Development Case - Jessica Nicholson and Elizabeth C. Kurucz, University of Guelph, Canada 4 Building Positive Collective Mindsets with the “what-we-are-best-at” Group Intervention - Marsha M. Huber, Youngstown State University, USA Shirine L. Mafi, Otterbein University, USA, and Wei Wang, University of Central Florida, USA SECTION II: COURAGE 5. Courage - Arthur Schwartz, Widener University, USA 6. It Takes Courage: Lessons Learned from Starbucks #RaceTogether Campaign Case Study - Courtney L. McCluney, University of Michigan, USA, Laura Morgan Roberts, Antioch University, USA, and Lynn Perry Wooten, University of Michigan, USA 7. Personal Risk for Social Good: Yahya’s Courageous Career and Leadership Decisions - Farah Yasmine Shakir, IESE Business School, Spain, Petra Kipfelsberger, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland, Anneloes M.L. Raes, IESE Business School, Spain, and Yih-Teen Lee, IESE Business School, Spain SECTION III: FORGIVENESS 8. Forgiveness - Steven L. Smith, The Human Business, USA 9. Leadership in Multicultural Environments: A Courageous Case of Forgiveness for South Africa - Adri Drotskie and Rica Viljoen, Henley Business School, South Africa 10. Forgiveness: On The Journey to Reconciliation - Linda Pallone, E4Leaders LLC, USA 11. Fostering Forgiveness in a Conflict-Affected Country - Susan Ryan, Amoveo, LLC, USA SECTION IV: MENTAL FITNESS 12. Leading with Mental Fitness - Paula Robinson, Sydney Business School, University of Wollongong and Positive Psychology Institute, Australia 13. Mental Health in the Workplace: A Case Study for Collective Responsibility - Jacqueline H. Stephenson, University of the West Indies 14. Developing Restful Awareness: Lessons in Energizing Individuals and Teams from the Micro-practices of a Yoga Class - Anne Messervy, New Zealand 15. Mental Fitness at Knox Grammar School - Steve Zolezzi, Education Psychologist and Consultant, Australia 16. The Introduction of Well-Being into the Curriculum of an Executive MBA Program: The Sydney Business School a Reflective Case Study - Dr. Lee E. J. Styger and Lauren Richardson, Sydney Business School, University of Wollongong, Australia SECTION V: POSITIVE ENERGY 17. Experiencing Human Energy as a Catalyst for Developing Leadership Capacity - Bernd Vogel, Henley Business School, University of Reading, United Kingdom 18. Ella’s Kitchen: Strategic Positive Leadership with Purpose and Value-Driven Collective Energy - Amal Ahmadi and Bernd Vogel, Henley Business School, University of Reading, United Kingdom 19. Transforming Negative Energy Into Positive Energy Through Intercultural Communication Exercises - Daniel Velasco, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, USA 20. Igniting Leadership: Ritual and Interaction within the AI Summit Janis Bragan Balda, Mary Saunders Bulan, and William DesJenniferis Unity College, USA SECTION VI: HUMAN VALUES 21. Navigating the Terrain of Positive Organizing: An Engagement with Values - Ken Otter, Saint Mary’s College of California, USA 22. Putting Values to Work at KKT: Nourishment for a Positive Leadership Culture - Ken Otter, Saint Mary’s College of California, USA, Tone S. Ringstad, Center for Creative Leadership, Norway, and Sigbjørn Smeland, Oslo University Hospital, Norway 23. Words for Worlds: Developing Leaders through Values and Narrative Processes at the University of Alberta - Victor Shewchuk, University of Alberta, Canada, Christine Cavanaugh Simmons, CCS Consulting, USA, and Marcy Strong, Royal Roads University, Canada 24. “This Above All: To Thine Own Self Be True” - Emma Watton, Lancaster University Management School, United Kingdom, and Scott Lichtenstein, Birmingham City University, United Kingdom
Rob Koonce, Creighton University, USA Paula Robinson, Sydney Business School and Positive Psychology Institute, University of Wollongong, Australia Bernd Vogel, Henley Business School, University of Reading, United Kingdom
Written by business scholars and others from around the world, the 24 chapters presented here explore aspects that create positive conditions to help expand the individual, relational, and collective repertoire of leadership in organizations: an emergent mindset, courage, forgiveness, mental fitness, positive energy, and human values. Each section contains a chapter on the topic, followed by case studies of individuals like Bruno Cucinelli and Yahya Khan; organizations like Starbucks, Ella’s Kitchen, and KKT; and settings like South Africa, a yoga class, a grammar school, and universities.|Developing leaders for positive organizing in the 21st century is a daunting task given the transient times in which we live. Modernity is exciting, transformation challenging, and the human factor compoundingly more complex. Whether mere mortals are leading nations, corporates, government departments, church congregations, or small businesses, they must be cognizant of discerning consumers, ever-changing technology, and market and societal conditions which will test conventions. Adaptation is required to flourish and survive. 

The compendium of chapters and assembled articles in this remarkable publication address these issues and subjects comprehensively, and even with an element of entertainment. Serious research is interspersed with compelling case material, and emotional experiential subjectivity is evidence of fresh author reflexivity. The organizing context presented here is one calling for exceptional attributes and skills. The ability to recognize and integrate the constituent ingredients for organizational flow are interwoven through most of the chapters as organizational order, symbiosis, behavioural harmony, and inter-connectivity. As Louis A. Allen initiated decades ago, the challenge remains one of making it happen with economy and harmony. The question begs whether it is trainable, or merely shaped, provided the fundamental substance naturally exists? Many useful perspectives are proffered throughout.

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