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

Product Details
19 May 2017
Emerald Publishing Limited
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.
1. The Emergent Nature of Positive (and Negative) Organizing: Why Mindset Matters; Rob Koonce
2. Brunello Cucinelli: An Inspired Leader Who Helps Employees To Have It All; Marcello Russo 
3. Fostering an Emergent Mindset in Leaders: The Role of Caring in A Leadership Development Case; Jessica Nicholson and Elizabeth C. Kurucz 
4.  Building Positive Collective Mindsets with the "what-we-are-best-at" Group Intervention; Marsha M. Huber, Shirine L. Mafi and Wei Wang
5. Courage; Arthur Schwartz 
6. It Takes Courage: Lessons Learned from Starbucks #RaceTogether Campaign Case Study; Courtney L. McCluney, Laura Morgan Roberts and Lynn Perry Wooten
7. Personal Risk for Social Good: Yahya's Courageous Career and Leadership Decisions; Farah Yasmine Shakir, Petra Kipfelsberger, Anneloes M.L. Raes and Yih-Teen Lee
8. Forgiveness; Steven L. Smith 
9. Leadership in Multicultural Environments: A Courageous Case of Forgiveness for South Africa; Adri Drotskie and Rica Viljoen 
10. Forgiveness: On The Journey to Reconciliation; Linda Pallone 
11. Fostering Forgiveness in a Conflict-Affected Country; Susan Ryan 
12. Leading with Mental Fitness; Paula Robinson
13. Mental Health in the Workplace: A Case Study for Collective Responsibility; Jacqueline H. Stephenson 
14. Developing Restful Awareness: Lessons in Energizing Individuals and Teams from the Micro-practices of a Yoga Class; Anne Messervy
15. Mental Fitness at Knox Grammar School; Steve Zolezzi 
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
17. Experiencing Human Energy as a Catalyst for Developing Leadership Capacity; Bernd Vogel 
18. Ella's Kitchen: Strategic Positive Leadership with Purpose and Value-Driven Collective Energy; Amal Ahmadi and Bernd Vogel 
19. Transforming Negative Energy Into Positive Energy Through Intercultural Communication Exercises; Daniel Velasco 
20. Igniting Leadership: Ritual and Interaction within the AI Summit; Janis Bragan Balda, Mary Saunders Bulan, and William DesJenniferis 
21. Navigating the Terrain of Positive Organizing: An Engagement with Values; Ken Otter
22. Putting Values to Work at KKT: Nourishment for a Positive Leadership Culture; Ken Otter, Tone S. Ringstad and Sigbjørn Smeland
23. Words for Worlds: Developing Leaders through Values and Narrative Processes at the University of Alberta; Victor Shewchuk, Christine Cavanaugh Simmons and Marcy Strong 
24. "This Above All: To Thine Own Self Be True"; Emma Watton and Scott Lichtenstein
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, UK
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.

- Johann Coetzee, Professor Emeritus, North-West University South Africa

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