Radical Transformational Leadership: Strategic Action for Change Agents

Radical Transformational Leadership: Strategic Action for Change Agents

by Monica Sharma


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Monica Sharma describes how we can source our inner capacities and wisdom to manifest change that embodies universal values such as dignity, compassion, fairness, and courage. Drawing on more than twenty years of work for the United Nations and elsewhere, she presents a radical new approach to transformational leadership, one that creates systems of change where everyone can engage—not just analysts and policy-makers. Demonstrating that we all can be architects of a new humanity, Monica demystifies policy-making, planning, and implementation so that everyone can play an informed and strategic part in eradicating the world’s most intractable problems. Using real-life examples from around the world, she shows how our innate characteristics of universal compassion, equity impulse, and human capability can create new patterns that effectively address major challenges such as gross inequality, unbridled hate, conflicts based on social identity, and the never-enough mindset of greed. Written in a straightforward, accessible style, Radical Transformational Leadership outlines a path-breaking paradigm shift that is already generating equitable and sustainable results across the globe.

Winner of the Nautilus Gold Award for Business and Leadership

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781583948958
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
Publication date: 11/21/2017
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 782,610
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Monica Sharma, trained as a physician and epidemiologist, worked for the United Nations more than twenty years. Currently, she engages worldwide as an International Expert and Practitioner on Leadership Development for sustainable and equitable change.  She works with United Nations, Universities (e.g. University of Virginia, Johns Hopkins), Management Institutions (Mendoza Business School Notre Dame), governments, business, media and civil society organizations. She is the Tata Chair Professor at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences in Mumbai. She has published and presented over 250 articles in journals and international forums. 

Sharma created and uses a unique response model based on extensive application--a conscious full-spectrum model--which simultaneously solves problems, shifts systems, and creates new patterns sourced from individual inner capacity and transformational leadership. This model has generated sustainable results worldwide.

Table of Contents

Part 1 Are We Willing and Able to Face Today's Challenges? xi

Introduction xiii

Chapter 1 The New Field: Radical Systems and Cultural Transformation 1

Radical Evolution Inside Out 1

Radical Systems and Cultural Transformation 2

Architecture for Equitable and Sustainable Results 4

Emerging Paradigm Shifters 6

Is This Book for You? Are You Ready? 7

Chapter 2 Challenges and Opportunities 9

Humanity and Our Planet 9

Contributing Factors and Creative Opportunities 12

Chapter 3 Commitment to Transformation with Results 23

Our Unique Radical Response 23

Emergence, Results, Impact 26

Our Innate Capacities to Shift the Paradigm 31

Part 2 A New Way of Being through Action for Everyone 33

Chapter 4 The Three Innate Intertwined Attributes 35

Our Universal Heart of Compassion 35

An Empathetic Burning for Fairness 37

Our Discerning Eye Seeing Patterns 40

Chapter 5 The Contemporary Pioneer: Sourcing Inner Power for Radical Systems and Cultural Transformation 43

Knowing Who I Am for Strategic Action 44

Embracing "Identities" as Assets 63

Bridging Our Nondual and Dual Worlds 74

BEING a Paradigm Shifter 80

Chapter 6 The Unifying Architect: The Radical Unique Response: Design Differently to Make a Difference! 87

Our Design Capability 87

Conscious Full-Spectrum Responses 96

Synergistic Operational Strategies 120

Transformational Results Chain 136

BEING a Principled Game Changer 152

Chapter 7 The Mindful Pro-Activist: Being and Implementing the Change I Wish to See 157

The Joy of BEING in Action 157

Everyday Actions of Mindful Stewards, Leaders, and Managers 159

Manifesting Wholeness: Integrity 179

Communicating with Awareness 184

BEING a Mindful Implementer 194

Chapter 8 Manifesting My Full Potential: A Choice: BEING the Contemporary Pioneer, Unifying Architect, Mindful Pro-Activist, and Radical Transformer-All at Once 203

We Are All-and at Once 203

BEING the Contemporary Pioneer, Unifying Architect, Mindful Pro-Activist, and Radical Transformer 204

Part 3 Generating Results at Scale 207

Chapter 9 The Radical Systems and Cultural Transformer: Everyone's Contribution 209

CFSR: The Fractal of Large-Scale Transformation 210

Respond and Realize to Shift Paradigms 214

Basis of Equity and Sustainability 218

Interrupting Exclusionary Isms 219

BEING a Radical Transformer 226

Chapter 10 Responding at Scale: The Strategic Tapestry of Scale 233

Capacity Development for Transformative Results 235

Measurement to Move the Paradigm 241

New Narratives for New Systems and Norms 250

Constellations: Organizing for a Paradigm Shift 266

Chapter 11 Transformative Opportunities: Attuning and Aligning for Radical Transformation 277

Trans disciplinary Initiatives Transforming Learning 278

Whole-Systems Transformation 281

Overcoming Silos and Fragmentation in the Workplace 288

Leveraging Opportunities for Radical Transformation 292

Part 4 Moving Ahead on This Journey 301

Chapter 12 Ushering in the Age of Universal Prosperity: What Will It Take? A Call to Action 303

Notes 317

Index 323

About the Author 345

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