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
     
 

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

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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:
9781567202021
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
06/28/1998
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
194
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.41(d)
Lexile:
1150L (what's this?)

Meet the Author

GILBERT W. FAIRHOLM is Emeritus Professor, Graduate Program at Virginia Commonwealth University, Adjunct Associate Professor of Leadership at the University of Richmond, and Visiting Professor at Hampden-Sydney College.

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
Pt. ILeadership as Management1
1Evolution of the Manager as Leader3
2Purposes of Management17
Pt. IILeadership Excellence23
3Leadership as Excellent Management25
4Defining Quality Operationally31
5Skills Needed for Leadership Excellence39
Pt. IIIValues Leadership47
6Overview of Past Leadership Theories49
7Defining Values-based Leadership55
8Principles of Values-based Leadership Theory61
9The Values-based Leadership Model67
Pt. IVTrust Leadership73
10Unified Cultures75
11Defining Culture81
12Shaping Culture87
13The Leadership of Trust91
14Leadership and Multiculturalism103
Pt. VThe Spiritural Heart of Leadership109
15The Place of Spirit in Our Work Lives111
16Defining Spiritual Leadership117
17Problems with the Current Situation123
18Understanding Spiritual Leadership at Work129
19Application of Spiritual Leadership at Work137
20Applying Spiritual Leadership143
Bibliography155
Index163

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