Breaking the Zero-Sum Game: Transforming Societies Through Inclusive Leadership

Aldo Boitano
ILA, Chile

Raúl Lagomarsino Dutra
ESE Business School, Chile

H. Eric Schockman
Woodbury University, USA

Product Details
07 Sep 2017
Emerald Publishing Limited
560 pages - 152 x 229mm
Building Leadership Bridges
In a world plagued by wicked problems, escaping the win-lose dynamics of zero-sum game approaches is crucial for finding integrated, inclusive solutions to complex issues. In this book, the reader will uncover real-life examples of inclusive leaders that have broken the zero-sum game. From Ivy League colleges to African villages, from the very top of the Catholic Church to anarchist conferences and meetings, inclusive leadership can be applied – and the protagonists will tell you how.
As the examples in the book demonstrate, inclusive leadership is not the privilege of a few gifted individuals with extraordinary human qualities. Inclusive leaders are not necessarily charismatic (like Nelson Mandela, Gandhi, or Martin Luther King, Jr). The vast majority of inclusive leaders are just regular everyday people. They only differ — and what a difference it makes! — in being able to turn what seem to be zero-sum problems into opportunities for inclusiveness.
Including a foreword from Edwin Hollander, a pioneering visionary of inclusive leadership, you will find concrete examples and tools in this book that you can start using from day one (and in your own way) as an inclusive leader.

Foreword by Edwin P. Hollander
Preface by Aldo Boitano, Raúl Lagomarsino, and H. Eric Schockman

1. Breaking the Zero-Sum Game: Transforming Societies Through Inclusive Leadership; Ebere Morgan
2. What’s in a Word?  Troubling and Reconstructing the Discourse of Inclusion; Leigh E. Fine
3. Fostering Inclusive Innovation Ecosystems; Lyndon Rego and Christopher Gergen
4. Towards the ‘Other’: Followership Justice and Leadership Reach; Robin E.S. Carter
5. Denizen Leaders as Radical Negotiators of Third Alternatives in Complex Societies: Not Mine, Not Yours, But Ours.; Rouxelle de Villiers and Colleen Rigby
6. Exploring Inclusive Leadership Through the Lens of a Collaborative Structure; William Clark
7. Rekindling the Legacy of Civil Rights: Leadership for an Inclusive, Just, and Compassionate Society; Juana Bordas
8. What is “The Work” of Breaking the Zero-Sum Game?; Sarah Chace
9. Connective Leadership: From Zero-Sum to Inclusion; Jill Robinson, Chris Cartwright, Maura Harrington, and Kevin Walsh
10. Inclusive Leadership: A Western Concept or a Strategy That Will Transform the World?; Randal Joy Thompson
11. The inclusive leader at the Centre of an Inter-Connected World; Bob Hughes and Helen Caton-Hughes
12. 1 Inclusive Leadership for a New Social Order:  Dr. A.T. Ariyaratne; Cheryl Getz and Elisa Sabatini
13. Mercy Within Mercy: The Heart of Pope Francis’ Inclusive Leadership in a Broken World; Dung Q. Tran and Michael R. Carey
14. Harmony but Not Sameness: The Inclusive Leadership Style of the Chinese Profound Persons; Zhi Luan
15. Neighbors, Allies, and Partners in Inclusion: An HBCU and an SEC Land Grant Institution; Barbara A. Baker & Joyce de Vries
16. From Institutional Diversity and Inclusion to Societal Equity and Justice: Higher education as a Leadership Training Ground for the Public Good; Brighid Dwyer and Ralph A. Gigliotti
17. Dialogic Change and the Practice of Inclusive leadership; Niels Agger-Gupta and Brigitte Harris
18. Building Inclusive Leaders: A Critical Framework for Leadership Education; Leonard D. Taylor Jr. and Ethan Brownell
19. Transforming Leadership Through Village Outreach: Women as Change Agents in Sub-Saharan Africa; Mecca Antonia Burns, Bernard Mukisa, Lydia Sanyu, and Denis Muwanguzi
20. Congo Calling – Blood on Our Hands; Miriam Gosling
21. Unpacking Inclusivity: Lessons From Ubuntu Leadership; Gloria Burgess
22. From Barriers to Breakthroughs: Leading Others Past Wicked Problems to Inclusive Practice Using Integrated Focus; Jennifer Walinga
23. Striving for Horizontality by Addressing Power Differentials in Radical Organizing; Claire Delisle, Maria Basualdo, Adina Ilea, and Andrea Hughes
24. Cross-Cultural Collaborators: Expatriate and Host Country National Inclusive Relationships; Tami J. France
25. Inclusive, Authentic, Values-based, or Opportunistic – What Counts as Leadership Today? A Case Study of Angela, Donald, Francis and Helen; Lorraine Stefani
26. Global Interdependence: The Inclusive Nature of Humanitarian Leaders at Heifer International; Malcom E. Glover
The ambition of this excellent whole volume coupled with the passion in the individual chapters provides a stunning journey from authenticity to Ubuntu, from building to transforming, from China to the Congo and from work in the academy to practice in the field. Resonating with both scholars and practitioners, the book carefully establishes inclusivity as a terrain and challenges leaders to take a stand, embrace the core message, and help bring about the transformations we all seek in our organizations and communities. - Professor Mike Hardy CMG OBE, Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations at Coventry University UK - Professor and Executive Director

In all my years as a public servant, I have been looking for the holy grail of getting an organizational consensus built and getting people rowing in the same direction to achieve a common vision. This cutting-edge volume provides a roadmap of constructing an inclusive and diverse culture in all sectors of society that both leaders and aspiring ones can profit from. - Ambassador Eric M. Bost (Ret) - Former US Ambassador to the Republic of South Africa, Associate Director of the Borlaug Institute at Texas A & M

This book arrives at just the right moment for me: No amount of rejiggering the old theories of leadership offers solace or guidance to an increasingly dystopian and foreboding future. A new framework is needed, but what is it? This robust collection of international authors offers fresh new paradigms, yes, but also new pedagogy, practice, and possibilities for more inclusive, diverse, and democratic societies. - Georgia Jones Sorenson, Ph.D., Churchill College, University of Cambridge - Møller Leadership Scholar and By Fellow

The editors and authors of Breaking the Zero-Sum Game have created a persuasive case for “inclusive leadership,” mobilizing the many for shared purpose rather than a few for private gain. With an assemblage of studies, applications, and cases, Aldo Boitano, Raúl Lagomarsino Dutra, and H. Eric Schockman make a compelling case for leadership that speaks to all and seeks the common good, a vital calling at a time when the opposite seems ascendant in some quarters. - Michael Useem, Leadership Center, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania - Professor of Management and Director

Our world is in desperate need of a different leadership role model. This is a brilliant and important book for today’s and tomorrow’s leaders around the globe. Inclusive leadership, with its emphasis on humility, respect, and working together for the greater good, is the embodiment of a servant leadership culture. I believe it is the only way to create both great results and great human satisfaction. Read Breaking the Zero Sum Game, apply its unifying message to your life and work, and pass it along to others. - Ken Blanchard - coauthor of The New One Minute Manager® and Servant Leadership in Action

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