Leadership in a Changing World: Dynamic Perspectives on Groups and Their Leaders

Leadership in a Changing World: Dynamic Perspectives on Groups and Their Leaders

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Leadership in a Changing World: Dynamic Perspectives on Groups and Their Leaders

This book addresses the major problems of leadership in groups, organizations, and societies in the twenty-first century, when rapid change, complex dilemmas, and earth-shattering consequences affect the daily lives of people in the diverse contexts of social institutions, the corporate world, domestic politics, and international terrorism and conflict. The volume convenes a group of distinguished scholars, consultants, and leaders who address significant contemporary dilemmas that test the skills and knowledge of all concerned individuals. Benjamin Disraeli said, "I am their leader; therefore I must follow them." This book speaks directly to that intimate connection between leaders and followers. The organizing principle of the book is a "group systems" understanding of leadership further elaborated through the relational and intersubjective concepts emerging in the fields of counseling, dynamic psychiatry, and psychotherapy. This interdisciplinary approach both complements and contrasts with the traditional understanding of leadership based on the dynamics of individual and collective self-interest.

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ISBN-13: 9780739123966
Publisher: Lexington Books
Publication date: 01/16/2009
Pages: 258
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Robert H. Klein is a distinguished life fellow and past president of the American Group Psychotherapy Association, board-certified diplomate, and certified group psychotherapist. Cecil A. Rice is a psychologist, president of the Boston Institute for Psychotherapy, a distinguished life fellow of the American Group Psychotherapy Association, and associate editor of the International Journal of Group Psychotherapy. Victor L. Schermer is a licensed clinical psychologist and a fellow of the American Group Psychotherapy Association.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Foreword Chapter 2 Acknowledgments Chapter 3 Introduction: Co-creating In-depth Leadership for a New Millennium Part 4 Part I: Concepts and Theories Chapter 5 Chapter 1: Modes of Leadership: Diplomacy, Sincerity, and Authenticity Chapter 6 Chapter 2: What the I May See: Leadership, Identity, and Representation Chapter 7 Chapter 3: The Dynamics of Gender, Race, and Leadership Chapter 8 Chapter 4: Some Psychoanalytic Views on Leaders with Narcssistic Personality Organization and Their Roles in Large-Group Processes Part 9 Part II: Case Studies Chapter 10 Chapter 5: The Co-Creation of Current and Prospective Political Leadership in America: 9/11, the Bush Years, and the 2008 Race for the Presidency Chapter 11 Chapter 6: Managing Systemic and Leadership Problems in a Corporate Setting: A Case Study Chapter 12 Chapter 7: Lessons in Leadership and Conflict Resolution: Working with Palestinians and Israelis in a Conjoint Educational Effort Chapter 13 Chapter 8: When Hatred is Bred in the Bone: Terrorist Group Dynamics and the Psycho-cultural Foundations of Contemporary Terrorism Chapter 14 Chapter 9: The Role of Idealization and Mirroring in Creating a Mutual Regulatory Symbiosis between Leaders and Groups in the Northern Ireland Conflict and Peace Process

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