There is an unspoken crisis plaguing the workplace today: male leadership. Male leadership has become synonymous with reinforcing male stereotypes of dominance, aggression, independence, and resoluteness. These leadership behaviors promote a toxic workplace culture and negative outcomes. Moreover, in today’s economy, collaboration is key. We are in a technology and services age that depends on optimized teamwork and innovation. Today’s leaders require non-stereotypical male traits, such as nurturing, empathizing, and inclusive decision-making. It is a moment of change—big change—for men in the workplace.
How do men weather the storms of cultural change as it plays out in our work environments? How do men lead effectively and build healthy professional relationships and healthier work cultures? How do men blend feminine-associated characteristics into their leadership style while maintaining their masculinity? How do men lead collaboratively as men?
• Describes a portfolio of behaviors that successful collaborative male leaders have in common.
• Shares executives’ stories of nurturing top performance in individuals, teams, and their organizations by leading collaboratively.
• Reveals how men develop and demonstrate empathy, humility, and respect.
• Shows how collaborative male leaders make excellent mentors—particularly for women.
Collaboration Code provides a roadmap for what male leadership could and should be. It empowers men to be their best selves, stretch beyond stereotypes, and lead inclusively.
|Publisher:||Post Hill Press|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.20(d)|
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Table of Contents
Part 1 Understanding the Issues Men Face Leading Collaboratively
Chapter 1 Why Collaborative Leadership? 3
Chapter 2 Are You "Man Enough"?: The Impact of Masculine Stereotypes On Leadership 8
Chapter 3 Volcano Men: A Case Study of Collaborative Leadership 16
Part 2 Men's New Leadership Blueprint
Chapter 4 A New Model for Men's Leadership 45
Chapter 5 Share the Spotlight: Tempering Ego 55
Chapter 6 Dare to Care: Empathy, Listening, and Respecting All 71
Chapter 7 Position the Purpose: Driving Mission and Meaningfulness 89
Chapter 8 Clinch Commitment: Cultivating Shared Accountability 103
Chapter 9 Tend to Talent: Developing Future Leaders 116
Part 3 Developing and Leading with the Men's New Leadership Blueprint
Chapter 10 The Making of a Collaborative Male Leader 135
Chapter 11 Leading Toward a Culture of Collaboration 151
Reflection Questions 165
For More Development Resources 168
Chapter Notes 169
About the Author 185