Leadership for a Better World

Author: NCLP,
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119207610
Release Date: 2016-10-12
Genre: Education

The essential guide to the theory and application of the Social Change Model Leadership for a Better World provides an approachable introduction to the Social Change Model of Leadership Development (SCM), giving students a real-world context through which to explore the seven C's of leadership for social change as well as a approaches to socially responsible leadership. From individual, group, and community values through the mechanisms of societal change itself, this book provides fundamental coverage of this increasingly vital topic. Action items, reflection, and discussion questions throughout encourage students to think about how these concepts apply in their own lives. The Facilitator's Guide includes a wealth of activities, assignments, discussions, and supplementary resources to enrich the learning experience whether in class or in the co-curriculum. This new second edition includes student self-assessment rubrics for each element of the model and new discussion on the critical roles of leadership self-efficacy, social perspective, and social justice perspectives. Content is enriched with research on how this approach to leadership is developed, and two new chapters situate the model in a broader understanding of leadership and in applications of the model. The Social Change Model is the most widely-used leadership model for college students, and has shaped college leadership curricula at schools throughout the U.S. and other countries including a translation in Chinese. This book provides a comprehensive exploration of the model, with a practical, relevant approach to real-world issues. Explore the many facets of social change and leadership Navigate group dynamics surrounding controversy, collaboration, and purpose Discover the meaning of citizenship and your commitment to the greater good Become an agent of change through one of the many routes to a common goal The SCM is backed by 15 years of research, and continues to be informed by ongoing investigation into the interventions and environments that create positive leadership development outcomes. Leadership for a Better World provides a thorough, well-rounded tour of the Social Change Model, with guidance on application to real-world issues. Please note that The Social Change Model: Facilitating Leadership Development (978-1-119-24243-7) is intended to be used as a Facilitator's Guide to Leadership for a Better World, 2nd Edition in seminars, workshops, and college classrooms. You'll find that, while each book can be used on its own, the content in both is also designed for use togther. A link to the home page of The Social Change Model can be found below under Related Titles.

Leadership for a Better World

Author: Susan R. Komives
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118454732
Release Date: 2012-06-14
Genre: Education

Praise for Leadership for a Better World "What a powerful, very needed, and welcome sequel to A Social Change Model for Leadership Development Guidebook. It is a book for students, faculty, and everyone who engages in leadership for social change for a better world. It is an inspiring and liberating book in that it validates each one of us as we discover and practice the gifts we have been given." —Helen S. Astin, professor emerita of higher education and senior scholar, Higher Education Research Institute, UCLA "While simple schemes and models of leadership can have their appeal, the more challenging view proposed in Leadership for a Better World is not only more realistic but infinitely more fulfilling. This form of leadership calls us to look at our own deep yearnings and then respect those of others in the amazing global community of the twenty-first century." —Denny Roberts, assistant vice president for faculty and student services, Qatar Foundation "Positing that social change is at the heart of the leadership experience, Leadership for a Better World answers the question of 'leadership for what purpose?' Grounded in student experiences, this book includes student voices, stories, and contemporary case studies. Written in an informed and approachable tone, it provides a coherent set of guiding principles about how knowing oneself, meaningfully engaging with others, and adopting a systems perspective can promote the socially responsible leadership so needed in the world today." —Julie E. Owen, assistant professor, Leadership and Integrative Studies, George Mason University

Leadership for a Better World

Author: Susan R. Komives
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470449493
Release Date: 2009-06-09
Genre: Education

Praise for Leadership for a Better World "What a powerful, very needed, and welcome sequel to A Social Change Model for Leadership Development Guidebook. It is a book for students, faculty, and everyone who engages in leadership for social change for a better world. It is an inspiring and liberating book in that it validates each one of us as we discover and practice the gifts we have been given." --Helen S. Astin, professor emerita of higher education and senior scholar, Higher Education Research Institute, UCLA "While simple schemes and models of leadership can have their appeal, the more challenging view proposed in Leadership for a Better World is not only more realistic but infinitely more fulfilling. This form of leadership calls us to look at our own deep yearnings and then respect those of others in the amazing global community of the twenty-first century." --Denny Roberts, assistant vice president for faculty and student services, Qatar Foundation "Positing that social change is at the heart of the leadership experience, Leadership for a Better World answers the question of 'leadership for what purpose?' Grounded in student experiences, this book includes student voices, stories, and contemporary case studies. Written in an informed and approachable tone, it provides a coherent set of guiding principles about how knowing oneself, meaningfully engaging with others, and adopting a systems perspective can promote the socially responsible leadership so needed in the world today." --Julie E. Owen, assistant professor, Leadership and Integrative Studies, George Mason University

The Social Change Model

Author: Kristan C. Skendall
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119242437
Release Date: 2017-02-13
Genre: Education

A comprehensive guide to using the Social Change Model in all types of curricular and co-curricular settings This book is designed to provide leadership educators with a wealth of classroom and workshop activities, discussion and reflection questions, assignment suggestions, and additional resources such as video clips and supplementary readings. It also includes several case studies for students to consider the implications of applying all eight elements of the Social Change Model in a variety of contexts. The Social Change Model of Leadership Development—upon which the book is based—was designed by well-known leadership educators and received wide acclaim and use. The validity of this model has been established through a number of research studies including the Multi-Institutional Study of Leadership. Written by leading experts and developers of the Social Change Model who often present and consult on the topic Helps curricular and co-curricular leadership educators teach the Social Change Model through individual and group activities, reflection questions, and discussion questions. Walks course or workshop facilitators through the entire process of teaching the content and facilitating and debriefing activities If you're a leadership educator of high school, undergraduate, or graduate school students, The Social Change Model: Facilitating Leadership Development is indispensable reading.

Benevolent Leadership for a Better World

Author: Chutisa Bowman
Publisher: Blurb
ISBN: 1320702023
Release Date: 2015-05-17
Genre: Business & Economics

In this unique book, you'll discover a non-conventional approach to leadership that allows you to lead your life and your business without limitation. This book challenges the traditional standards that underpin the business practices of most enterprises and offers an alternative that will allow you to become a conscious benevolent leader. This book is for... Individuals who would like to increase their leadership effectiveness and develop as both a leader at home, in the workplace and as a member of society Experienced leaders, and those in emerging new leadership roles C-level executives with broad strategy responsibilities, founders, entrepreneurs and owners of mid-size organisations who wish to create a better world The book offers insights into the principle of Benevolent Leadership and Benevolent Capitalism and what these ideas mean for individual leaders and organizations. You will discover what it takes to actually create a sustainable future and sustainable reality in this time of great change."

Exploring Leadership

Author: Susan R. Komives
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118417485
Release Date: 2013-05-17
Genre: Education

Note from the publisher: Each copy of Exploring Leadership, Third Edition comes with an access code so students can take the Clifton StrengthsFinder, a 30-minute online assessment which has helped more than eight million people around the world discover their talents. After they take the self-assessment, they'll receive a customized report that lists their top five talent themes, along with action items for development and suggestions about how they can use their talents to achieve academic, career, and personal success. In the book, the authors discuss the importance of understanding oneself, and how using the StrengthsFinder assessment will help one do so. (E-book customers must prove they have purchased the book to obtain their StrengthsFinder access code from Wiley Customer Service. If you rent or purchase a used book, the access code may have been redeemed previously and will no longer work.) This third edition is a thoroughly revised and updated version of the bestselling text for undergraduate leadership courses. This book is designed for college students to help them understand that they are capable of being effective leaders and guide them in developing their leadership potential. The Relational Leadership Model (RLM) continues as the major focus in this edition, and the book includes stronger connections between the RLM dimensions and related concepts, as well as visual applications of the model. The third edition includes new student vignettes that demonstrate how the major concepts and theories can be applied. It also contains new material on social justice, conflict management, positive psychology, appreciative inquiry, emotional intelligence, and new self-assessment and reflection questionnaires. For those focused on the practice of leadership development, the third edition is part of a complete set that includes a Student Workbook, a Facilitation and Activity Guide for educators, and free downloadable instructional PowerPoint® slides. The Workbook is a student-focused companion to the book and the Facilitation and Activity Guide is designed for use by program leaders and educators.

Total Leadership

Author: Stewart Friedman
Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
ISBN: 9781625274427
Release Date: 2014-08-19
Genre: Business & Economics

National Bestseller “Students talk about Stewart D. Friedman, a management professor at the Wharton School, with a mixture of earnest admiration, gratitude and rock star adoration.” —New York Times In this national bestseller, Stew Friedman gives you the tools you need to achieve “four-way wins”—improved performance in all domains of life: work, home, community, and self. Friedman, celebrated professor and founding director of the Wharton School’s Leadership Program and its Work/Life Integration Project, explains how three simple yet potent principles—be real, be whole, and be innovative—can help you, no matter what your age or what you do for work, become a better leader and have a richer life. In this engaging adaptation of his hands-on Wharton course, he offers step-by-step instruction to help you create positive, sustainable change in your world. This proven, programmatic method teaches you how to produce stronger results at work, find clearer purpose, feel less stressed, strengthen connections with the people who matter most to you, contribute further to important causes, and gain greater support for your vision of your future. If you’re ready to learn to lead in all parts of your life—this is the book for you. For a full array of Total Leadership tips and tools, visit totalleadership.org. Also look for Stew Friedman’s book, Leading the Life You Want, which builds on Total Leadership by profiling well-known leaders—from Bruce Springsteen to Michelle Obama—who exemplify its principles and demonstrate how success in your work is accomplished not at the expense of the rest of your life, but as the result of meaningful attachments to all its parts.

Do Good Well

Author: Nina Vasan
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118417386
Release Date: 2013-03-14
Genre: Education

Written with a fresh voice and a dash of humor, Do Good Well is an exciting and readily adaptable guide to social innovation that not only captures the entrepreneurial and creative spirit of our time, but also harnesses the insights, wisdom, and down-to-earth experience of today’s most accomplished young leaders. Do Good Well offers a winning combination of theory, anecdote, and application, giving you the framework you need to make an impact next door or across the world. The authors present a 12-step process that empowers readers to act on their passions and concerns. This process is organized into three parts: Do What Works, Work Together, and Make It Last. They offer specific guidance for following the process through practical and prescriptive actions such building organizations, joining boards, applying for funding, creating partnerships with organizations that have similar goals, organizing conferences, and publicizing events. The book incorporates accounts of young people in action, and always reinforces the message that social innovation can be a lifestyle, made up of efforts small and large. It is not an all-or nothing proposition, and anyone can affect social change.

The Better World Handbook

Author: Ellis Jones
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 9780865715752
Release Date: 2007-02-01
Genre: Business & Economics

The definitive guide for people wanting to make a positive difference in the world.

Leadership Theory

Author: John P. Dugan
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118864302
Release Date: 2017-01-30
Genre: Education

An interdisciplinary survey text on leadership theory grounded using critical perspectives Leadership Theory is designed specifically for use in undergraduate or graduate classrooms providing a comprehensive overview of essential theories informing the leadership studies knowledgebase. The text infuses critical perspectives in a developmental manner that guides readers through increasingly complex ways in which theory can be deconstructed and reconstructed to enhance practice and advance social justice. The book uses compelling examples, critically reflective questions, and multiple approaches to concept illustration to cultivate readers' abilities to engage as critical learners. At the heart of this are powerful counter-narratives offering a range of insights on the challenges and rewards of leadership. Narratives represent accomplished leaders from across a broad range of fields including Eboo Patel, Mary Morten, Felice Gorordo, and more. The facilitator's guide and instructor's website supplement this with case studies, sample syllabi, structured dialogues, and learning activities tied to each chapter. Leadership texts tend to limit application of theory to a singular disciplinary context, omit important ways in which research evolves the understanding of theory, and/or lack critical evaluation of theories which diminishes the ability to translate theory to practice. This book provides a much-needed solution to these issues. Learn the nature, origin, and evolution of specific theories Understand and apply leadership theories using critical perspectives Consider the influences of ethics and justice, social location, and globalization The rapid expansion of leadership programs has thrown the dearth of suitable primary texts into sharp relief. Instructors forced to cobble together course materials from multiple piecemeal sources will find their much-needed solution in Leadership Theory.

Social Justice Leadership for a Global World

Author: Cynthia GerstlPepin
Publisher: IAP
ISBN: 9781617359262
Release Date: 2012-10-01
Genre: Education

The global economic meltdown has highlighted the interconnectedness of nations. This book seeks to provide an overview of topics, issues, and best practices related to defining social justice leadership given our increasingly global world. Refugees and immigrants from around the globe now inhabit schools and institutions of higher education across the nation and US students, teachers, and leaders are traversing international boarders both physically and virtually through international collaboration, technology, and exchange programs. Although there have been increased efforts and scholarship in support of diversity and multicultural awareness, these efforts have largely focused on the US. We acknowledge that many leadership theories are “domestic” in that they typically incorporate US perspectives or a singleculture description of effective leadership. This book provides a deeper understanding of diverse and multicultural perspectives as they relate to a world that is becoming increasingly interconnected economically, socially, and culturally. Particular attention is paid to providing specific strategies for social justice leaders working in PK12 and/or higher education, and leadership preparation programs to promote effective leadership that reflects multicultural understanding of the diversity both within and outside the US. Within the context of leadership practice, internationalization offers new insights and ideas about leadership aims, processes, and competencies as a means for addressing equity concerns throughout PK20 education.

Leadership for a Fractured World

Author: Dean WIlliams
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
ISBN: 9781626562677
Release Date: 2015-02-16
Genre: Business & Economics

Leaders today—whether in corporations or associations, nonprofits or nations—face massive, messy, multidimensional problems. No one person or group can possibly solve them—they require the broadest possible cooperation. But, says Harvard scholar Dean Williams, our leadership models are still essentially tribal: individuals with formal authority leading in the interest of their own group. In this deeply needed new book, he outlines an approach that enables leaders to transcend internal and external boundaries and help people to collaborate, even people over whom they technically have no power. Drawing on what he's learned from years of working in countries and organizations around the world, Williams shows leaders how to approach the delicate and creative work of boundary spanning, whether those boundaries are cultural, organizational, political, geographic, religious, or structural. Sometimes leaders themselves have to be the ones who cross the boundaries between groups. Other times, a leader's job is to build relational bridges between divided groups or even to completely break down the boundaries that block collaborative problem solving. By thinking about power and authority in a different way, leaders will become genuine change agents, able to heal wounds, resolve conflicts, and bring a fractured world together.

Planet on Purpose

Author: Brandon Peele
Publisher: Balboa Press
ISBN: 9781504392488
Release Date: 2018-02-13
Genre: Business & Economics

Are you ready for a fulfilling, prosperous career, a life you love and a better world? Unleashing your higher purpose is a scientifically-validated method to achieve breakthrough success, and change the world. Planet on Purpose takes you deep into the question of your higher purpose. Leveraging the extensive research on purpose (and it's relationship to leadership, impact, success, love and a better world), you'll be guided into a clear vision of what your life will look like when you are on fire with your higher purpose.This book willempower you to unleash the scientifically-validated benefits of higher purpose in your career, love life and health: CAREER: realize higher levels of income, wealth, abundance (+47%), leadership effectiveness (+63%), fulfillment (+64%), engagement (4x) and productivity (5x) LOVE LIFE: experience more attraction and love (+31%) HEALTH: unlock the secret to vitality and longevity (+7 years) Further, you will try on a vision for how we can purposefully regenerate our planet economically, politically, culturally and ecologically. Praise for Planet on Purpose: "If you imagine yourself as a world leader, let Planet on Purpose be your field guide." CHIP CONLEY,Founder, Joie de Vivre Hospitality, New York Times Best-Selling Author, Emotional Equations "Planet on Purpose is a MUST read for women as we emerge in powerful, impactful ways in the world." CHARLENE TOSI, Founder, Woman Within International, Author,Discover Your Woman Within: A Journey to Wholeness "...the most comprehensive book about higher purpose ever written." TIM KELLEY, Author, True Purpose, and Founder, True Purpose Institute "Brandon Peele brings passion, insight, and data to the question of purpose." RACHEL SLAYBAUGH PhD,Asst. Professor, University of California, Berkeley, Program Director ARPA-E,US Department of Energy "The Purpose Economy is in full swing. Brandon's book articulates... how you can ride this wave to make your highest contribution."AARON HURST, CEO, Imperative, Author, The Purpose Economy "Brandon's personal embodiment of his purpose is proof positive that his big mind, wide-eyed, open-hearted vision is possible." SUSAN LUCCI, Purpose GuideTM, Co-author, Purpose Rising "My advice: devour this amazing book... It's that powerful. Come play, be legendary, the world needs you."BILL KAUTH, Co-founder, The ManKind Project, Author, A Circle of Men "Brandon's... arguments are compelling and, for the skeptics, he also includes the research that backs up what he asserts."SRIKUMAR RAO PhD, TED Speaker, Author,Finding Happiness at Work Please see link below for book trailer: https://vimeo.com/260072790

Moral Leadership for a Divided Age

Author: David P. Gushee
Publisher: Brazos Press
ISBN: 9781493415441
Release Date: 2018-10-16
Genre: Religion

Great moral leaders inspire, challenge, and unite us--even in a time of deep divisions. Moral Leadership for a Divided Age explores the lives of fourteen great moral leaders and the wisdom they offer us today. Through skillful storytelling and honest appraisals of their legacies, we encounter exemplary human beings who are flawed in some ways, gifted in others, but unforgettable all the same. The authors tell the stories of remarkable leaders, including Ida B. Wells-Barnett, William Wilberforce, Harriet Tubman, Florence Nightingale, Mohandas Gandhi, Malala Yousafzai, Martin Luther King Jr., Nelson Mandela, Oscar Romero, Pope John Paul II, Elie Wiesel, Mother Teresa, Abraham Lincoln, and Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Short biographies of each leader combine with a tour of their historical context, unique faith, and lasting legacy to paint a vivid picture of moral leadership in action. Exploring these lives makes us better leaders and people and inspires us to dare to change our world.

17 Big Bets for a Better World

Author: Stig Tackmann
Publisher: Historika
ISBN: 9788793229556
Release Date: 2016-11-19
Genre: Philosophy

The adoption of the 2030 UN Sustainable Development Goals was a landmark for the global community and our global sustainability. Now, one year after the initiation of the goals’, it is time to really start thinking about implementing and realizing the new global agenda. And it already obvious that traditional thinking will not suffice. To reach the new global goals by 2030, there is a pressing need to think creatively and innovatively. The annual investment gap amounts to US $2.5 trillion and the shortcoming of sufficient funding requires smart solutions, leverage of private sector capital and inclusion of civil society in new ways. The idea behind this book is to allow some of the world’s most renowned thought-leaders to provide their perspectives on how we collectively reach the global goals. From an artist and a Michelin-chef to a bank president and a Nobel Peace Prize winner, this book presents innovative, bold, and credible solutions to the challenges we face as humanity. Contributors include: Julia Gillard: Australia’s 27th Prime Minister between 2010 and 2013 Nandan Nilekani & Varad Pande: Nandan Nilekani is Chairman of the Unique Identification Authority of India. Varad Pande is Partner and Co-Lead of Financial Inclusion at Dalberg. Dan Barber: Chef of Blue Hill, a restaurant in Manhattan’s West Village. Ashish J. Thakkar & James I. Mwangi: Ashish J. Thakkar founded his first business in 1996 at the age of 15. James I. Mwangi is Executive Director of the Dalberg Group. Angel Gurría: Secretary-General of the OECD since June 2006. Fabiola Gianotti: The first female Director-General of CERN. Mogens Lykketoft: President of the UN General Assembly’s 70th session, running from September 2015 to September 2016 Jamie Drummond: Co-founder of ONE, a global pressure group which fights against the injustice of extreme poverty. Jacqueline Novogratz: Founded and directed the Philanthropy Workshop and the Next Generation Leadership programs at the Rockefeller Foundation. Kailash Satyarthi: Nobel Peace Laureate and founder of Kailash Satyarthi Children’s Foundation Luis Alberto Moreno: President of Inter-American Development Bank and served as Colombia’s Ambassador to the United States for seven years. Annie Leonard & Daniel Mittler: Annie Leonard is the Executive Director of Greenpeace USA. Daniel Mittler is the Political Director of Greenpeace International. James Mwangi: World-renowned for his contribution to financial inclusion in his role as the Group Managing Director and CEO of Equity Bank. Craig Silverstein & Mary Obelnicki: Founders of Echidna Giving, which works to get more girls into better schools. Danielle Nierenberg: President of Food Tank and an expert on sustainable agriculture and food issues. Amina J. Mohammed:A central player in the Sustainable Development Goals process, serving as the Special Adviser to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. Olafur Eliasson: Icelandic artist working with a wide range of media, including installation, painting, sculpture, photography, and film. Henrik Skovby: Founder and executive chairman of Dalberg Group. Stig Tackmann: Head of Dalberg’s Big Bet Initiative and is leading a number of media initiatives focusing on international affairs and global development.