Perspectives on Leadership: From the Science of Management to Its Spiritual Heart / Edition 1

Perspectives on Leadership: From the Science of Management to Its Spiritual Heart / Edition 1

by Gilbert W. Fairholm
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0275971058

ISBN-13: 9780275971052

Pub. Date: 08/30/2000

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

In tracing the intellectual roots of business leadership over the last one hundred years, award winning author Gilbert W. Fairholm argues that until recently, spirit and soul have been absent from the major models. After outlining the elements of the five major ideas about leadership, he goes on to define and make operational a new focus that must exist in order to

Overview

In tracing the intellectual roots of business leadership over the last one hundred years, award winning author Gilbert W. Fairholm argues that until recently, spirit and soul have been absent from the major models. After outlining the elements of the five major ideas about leadership, he goes on to define and make operational a new focus that must exist in order to truly understand the leaders' role in relation to workers.

The study begins with scientific management and traces the evolution of leadership ideas through the quality movement, on to values-, culture-, and trust-based leadership models, and concluding with an emphasis on spirit in the workplace. It suggests that the leader in the twenty-first century will need to embrace a leadership style based on the main premise of each model along with a focus on ethics, community, service, and spirituality.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275971052
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/30/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
194
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.41(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction

Leadership as Management

Evolution of the Manager as Leader

Purposes of Management

Leadership Excellence

Leadership as Excellent Management

Defining Quality Operationally

Skills Needed for Excellence Leadership

Values Leadership

Defining Values-based Leadership

Principles of Values-based Leadership Theory

The Values-based Leadership Model

Trust Leadership

Unified Cultures

Defining Culture

Shaping Culture

The Leadership of Trust

Leadership and Multiculturalism

The Spiritual Heart of Leadership

The Place of Spirit in Our Work Lives

Defining Spiritual Leadership

Problems with the Current Situation

Understanding Spiritual Leadership at Work

Application of Spiritual Leadership at Work

Applying Spiritual Leadership

Bibliography

Index

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