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Social Leader: Redefining Leadership for the Complex Social Age

Social Leader: Redefining Leadership for the Complex Social Age

by Frank Guglielmo, Sudhanshu Palsule


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Technology, global economics, and demographics are colluding to create workspaces that thrive on communities rather than hierarchies. Our industrial paradigm with its roots in the military is swiftly being replaced by a paradigm based on networks that are held together by passion and social connections, and fueled by instantaneous interactions between members of communities. This new paradigm is creating a massive impact on how we think about successful leadership and how we develop leaders. We have found that this shift involves thinking of leaders more as Mayors and less as Generals. The Social Leader structures a new approach to leadership and provides tools for leaders to understand themselves in this new era of connectedness and community. Authors Frank Guglielmo and Sudhanshu Palshule describe and explain the five new imperatives of leadership, the Tenets of Social Leadership, illustrating ways for leaders and would-be leaders to reimagine their personal narratives and their leadership capabilities.

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ISBN-13: 9781629560151
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 10/23/2014
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Frank Guglielmo is an award-winning educator, consultant and coach. He has created and led executive development programs around the world for over two decades. Currently he is Managing Director of Park Consulting, specializing in executive development and organizational change. Prior to this, Frank was Senior Vice President, Leadership and Organizational Development at the Interpublic Group of Companies, a Fortune 500 company and one of the world's leading marketing and advertising firms. Frank has also been Director, Management and Organizational Development at Altria Corporate Services Inc. and Vice President, Branch Management Selection and Development at Prudential Securities. Frank holds both an MS and Ph.D. in organizational psychology. He has conducted training programs and organizational interventions in Europe and Latin America as well as the U.S. He is a member of the American Psychological Association, and the Metropolitan New York Association for Applied Psychology.

Sudhanshu Palsule is an award-winning educator, CEO Advisor and leadership coach, regarded as one of the leading thinkers in the field of Transformative Leadership. He teaches at Duke CE and is an Associate Professor in the Advanced Management Program at INSEAD. His globally run leadership workshops are renowned for their transformative impact. His clients include several Fortune 100 companies, governments, and the U.N.
The key to Palsule’s work in leadership is his deep understanding of what drives us to do what we do. His notion of “self-ware” – the internal program of thoughts, emotions and assumptions – has helped thousands of leaders understand themselves better and develop strategies for performance and well being. Palsule has written several books spanning many areas, including Science, Technology, and Social Change, Managing in Four Worlds, The Ecology of Organizations, and Personal Growth. His work on leadership draws upon new research from neurology and psychology, his background in quantum physics, and his own exploration of the human mind.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi

Introduction xiii

Part I Making the Shift from General to Mayor

1 Leading in the Social Age 3

2 The Business Organization as a Community 19

3 The Leader as Mayor 37

4 Understanding Yourself as a Social Leader 53

5 Becoming More: Developing Yourself as a Social Leader 71

Part II The Social Leader in Action: The Challenges of the Social Age

6 Dealing with Discontinuity: Leading from a State of Mindfulness 101

7 Moving Through Ambiguity: Proactively Influencing the World Around You 119

8 Connected Constituencies: Relating to Others Authentically 135

9 Working with Social Information: Remaining Open and Adjusting Your Perspective 153

10 Social Scalability: Communicating in a Transparent World 167

Appendix 181

Notes 187

References 193

Index 197

About the Authors 205

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