Leading with Spirit, Presence and Authenticity

Leading with Spirit, Presence, and Authenticity is a 2015-volume of in the Series of the International Leadership Association ‘Building Leadership Bridges’. 

This book presents the perspectives of leaders, social scientists, and educators from around the world on the topic of developing inner wisdom.

Structured around the notions of spirit, presence, and authenticity, the book encourages readers to reflect on their own lives as they read about their colleagues’ diverse experiences.

Difficult global systems challenges are addressed. 

The book includes an examination of research on the essential nature of authenticity among leaders.

Stories of leadership initiative from across nations illustrate the truly global nature of leadership inspiration, and accounts of teaching mindfulness, guiding leaders, and leading in the arts and humanities integrate critical theory with authentic leadership development.

Topics include:

Subtle interdependencies involved in modern leadershipT

he contribution of sociological mindfulness to leadership education

Authentic leadership as communicated through technology

The role of spirit, and what the world needs from leaders

A diverse mix of contributors provide a truly inclusive examination of the ways a leader is defined by self and others.

The International Leadership Series Building Leadership Bridges from the International Leadership Association, helps connect ways of researching, imagining, and experiencing leadership across cultures, over time, and around the world.

Mindfulness, spirit, authenticity, trust and openness can be challenging topics to explore when we struggle with rational and edgy day-to-day problems. And yet these are exactly the subjects that are necessary for leaders to catalyze system and culture change.

This book is a timely reminder that leadership takes courage to befriend the present moment, to accept the ambiguity and uncertainty that is often part of the present, and to be willing to ask probing questions to start the conversation.

Highly recommended reading.

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