Leading Coherently: Reflections From Leaders Around the World / Edition 1 available in Paperback
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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About 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).
Table of Contents
Prologue: The QuestAcknowledgementsIntroduction: Talking Leadership Talking Story Storytellers StorylinesPart One: Leadership Formed1. Exemplary Formations Profiles 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 Leaders2. Values and Calling Shaped Formed More Than Born Formed by Family and Community Formed By Culture And Context Formed By Mentors Called Called By Adversity Called By Opportunity Called By Early Work Experience Lessons Learned3. Commitment Committed Committed Through Confidence Committed Through Consequence Compelled 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 LessonsPart Two: Leadership Performed4. Value Aligned The performance Story Performed As Formed Embedded In Character Acted Out In Behavior Connected To Capacity Lessons Learned5. In Character Performance Through Force Of Character Humble Respectful Empathetic Trustworthy Passionate Focused Straightforward Tough Contemplative Visionary Meditative Lessons Learned6. Acted Out Performed Across Fields Of Behavior Community Building Acclimating Matching Empowering Teaming Centering Dialoguing Modeling Thinking Informing Challenging Lessons Learned7. 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 LearnedPart Three: Leadership Sustained8. 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 Coherence9. Sustaining Strategies Nurturing Self Seven Sustaining StrategiesPart Four: Leadership Learned10. A Coherent Story The Bottom Line Know and Nurture the Core Lead Congruently Compound Capacity Expand Consequence A Model Of Coherent Leadership11. An Ongoing Conversation The Class Act The Current State The Preferred State The Continuing ConversationEpilogue: The QuestReferences