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The Transforming Leader

Book Description

No organizational leaders can succeed in today’s fast evolving and highly connected world on their own. To succeed, today’s leaders must not only optimize all their own faculties—mental sharpness, emotional depth, imagination, and creativity—but also utilize the full capacities of those around them in a collaborative and creative manner. The prestigious contributors to this volume draw on psychology, sociology, neuroscience, social networking theory, organizational change theory, myths and traditions, and actual experiences to discover how leaders today achieve transformational results. The Transforming Leader offers an overview of what transformational leadership is, how it works, and how it is evolving. In doing so it reframes the challenge of leading in today’s interdependent, unpredictable world.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Dedication
  5. Contents
  6. Foreword
  7. Preface: The Leadership for Transformation Project
  8. Introduction: The Transforming Leader New Needs for New Times
  9. Part One: Transformational Thinking for Twenty-First-Century Leaders
    1. Setting the Context for Part One
    2. Evolving Thinking about Transformational Leadership
    3. 1 Transactional and Transformational Leadership: Their Foundations in Power and Influence
    4. 2 Leadership in Action: Three Essential Energies
    5. 3 Leadership and Organizational Networks: A Relational Perspective
    6. 4 Positive Power: Transforming Possibilities through Appreciative Leadership
    7. 5 Dancing on a Slippery Floor: Transforming Systems, Transforming Leadership
    8. 6 On Mattering: Lessons from Ancient Wisdom, Literature, and the New Sciences
  10. Part Two: Being the Change: Inner Work for Transforming Leaders
    1. Setting the Context for Part Two
    2. Deepening and Expanding Inner Capacities for Becoming the Change
    3. 7 The New Basics: Inner Work for Adaptive Challenges
    4. 8 Integral Leadership: Opening Space by Leading through the Heart
    5. 9 Mindful Leadership: Discovering Wisdom beyond Certainty
    6. 10 Leadership as a Spiritual Practice: Vocation and Journey
    7. 11 Transmuting Suffering: A Leadership and Advising Perspective
    8. 12 Shapeshifter Leadership: Responding Creatively to the Challenges of a Complex World
  11. Part Three: The Art of Working with and Transforming Groups
    1. Setting the Context for Part Three
    2. Shifting Perspectives on Inner/Outer Connectivity
    3. 13 Depth Entrepreneurship: Creating an Organization Out of Dream Space
    4. 14 Deep Dialogue: Harvesting Collective Wisdom
    5. 15 New Approaches for Leadership: A Psychospiritual Model for Leadership Development
    6. 16 It’s All a Dream: Depth Approaches to Understanding and Withdrawing Projection
    7. 17 Hearing the Music: Leadership and the Inner Work of Art
    8. 18 Unleashing Possibilities: Leadership and the Third Space
  12. Conclusion: Reinforcing Change through Transformational Communication
  13. Appendix A: Application Exercises
    1. A: Applications for Thinking through What to Do
    2. B: Applications for Becoming the Change You Wish to See
    3. C: Applications for the Art of Transforming Groups
    4. Conclusion: Creating a Connected Leadership Narrative and Plan
  14. Appendix B: Additional Resources
    1. Organizations and Associations
    2. Foundational Theory Sets
    3. Leadership and Personal Development Instrumentation
    4. Additional Communities of Practice
  15. References
  16. Leadership for Transformation Bibliography
  17. Gratitudes
  18. Index
  19. About the Editor
  20. About the Fetzer Institute
  21. About the International Leadership Association
  22. About Pacifica Graduate Institute