Leading Coherently: Reflections From Leaders Around the World / Edition 1

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Leading Coherently draws insight from 36 exemplary leaders to describe a natural and potent relationship between leadership formation, performance, and sustainability. Through sharing their leadership stories, leaders from across the globe reveal prominent themes about how leaders are formed to the role of influencing others toward the achievement of goals. Leaders also reveal how leaders perform such influence on others, and how leaders sustain themselves and their leadership influence over time and adversity.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412905893
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 2/28/2005
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 234
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.49 (d)

Meet the Author

Nancy Stanford-Blair is a professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and the Leadership Center at Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She also serves as a leadership, learning, and development consultant to education, corporate, and service organizations.

Michael Dickmann is a professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and the Leadership Center at Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He also serves as a leadership, learning, and development consultant to education, corporate, and service organizations. He is coauthor (with Nancy Stanford-Blair) of Leading With the Brain in Mind: 101 Brain-Compatible Practices for Leaders (Corwin Press 2003) and the second edition ofMindful Leadership(Corwin Press 2008).

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Table of Contents

Prologue: The Quest
Introduction: Talking Leadership
Talking Story
Part One: Leadership Formed
1. Exemplary Formations
Government Leaders
Non-profit Organization Leaders
K-12 Educational Leaders
Public Health Leaders
Foreign Service Leaders
Justice System Leaders
Hospitality Industry Leaders
Higher Education Leaders
Corporate Leaders
Fine and Applied Arts Leaders
2. Values and Calling
Formed More Than Born
Formed by Family and Community
Formed By Culture And Context
Formed By Mentors
Called By Adversity
Called By Opportunity
Called By Early Work Experience
Lessons Learned
3. Commitment
Committed Through Confidence
Committed Through Consequence
Compelled By Predisposition
Compelled By Need And Opportunity
Lessons Learned
Lessons Learned About Becoming Committed
Lessons Learned About Being Compelled To Lead
A Lesson Within The Lessons
Part Two: Leadership Performed
4. Value Aligned
The performance Story
Performed As Formed
Embedded In Character
Acted Out In Behavior
Connected To Capacity
Lessons Learned
5. In Character
Performance Through Force Of Character
Lessons Learned
6. Acted Out
Performed Across Fields Of Behavior
Community Building
Lessons Learned
7. Capacity Connected
Performed Toward Key Connections
A Social Connection
Meant for Each Other
Subject To Leadership Influence
An Emotional Connection
Moved By The Moment
Subject to Leadership Influence
A Reflective Connection
Manipulated To Advantage
Subject To Leadership Influence
Lessons Learned
Part Three: Leadership Sustained
8. Sustaining Dispositions
The Nature of Dispositions
As We Are Disposed, So It Goes
The Backbone Of Leadership
Seven Defining Dispositions
Lessons Learned
Stepping Up To Sustainability
Extending Coherence
9. Sustaining Strategies
Nurturing Self
Seven Sustaining Strategies
Part Four: Leadership Learned
10. A Coherent Story
The Bottom Line
Know and Nurture the Core
Lead Congruently
Compound Capacity
Expand Consequence
A Model Of Coherent Leadership
11. An Ongoing Conversation
The Class Act
The Current State
The Preferred State
The Continuing Conversation
Epilogue: The Quest

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