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

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.

Changing on the Job

Author: Jennifer Garvey Berger
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 9780804782869
Release Date: 2011-11-30
Genre: Business & Economics

Listen to people in every field and you'll hear a call for more sophisticated leadership—for leaders who can solve more complex problems than the human race has ever faced. But these leaders won't simply come to the fore; we have to develop them, and we must cultivate them as quickly as is humanly possible. Changing on the Job is a means to this end. As opposed to showing readers how to play the role of a leader in a "paint by numbers" fashion, Changing on the Job builds on theories of adult growth and development to help readers become more thoughtful individuals, capable of leading in any scenario. Moving from the theoretical to the practical, and employing real-world examples, author Jennifer Garvey Berger offers a set of building blocks to help cultivate an agile workforce while improving performance. Coaches, HR professionals, thoughtful leaders, and anyone who wants to flourish on the job will find this book a vital resource for developing their own capacities and those of the talent that they support.

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.

Finding Our Way

Author: Margaret J. Wheatley
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 9781458777652
Release Date: 2010-06-21
Genre:

Margaret Wheatley is one of the most innovative and influential organizational thinkers of our time. For years, she has written eloquently about humanizing our organizations and helping people work together more effectively and compassionately. She has shown how breakthroughs in chaos theory and quantum physics can enable organizations to function as responsive, self-organizing living systems where creativity and commitment flourish, rather than cold mechanisms of control. Provocative, challenging, at times poetic, and often deeply moving, Finding Our Way touches on all the topics Wheatley has addressed throughout her illustrious career, showing how she has applied the ideas in her books in many different situations. ''The pieces presented here, '' she writes, ''represent ten years of work, of how I took the ideas in my books and applied them in practice in many different situations. Everything written here represents my current views on the subjects I write about.'' Incorporating her photographs and poetry in addition to her prose, Finding Our Way sums up Wheatley's thinking on everything from leadership and management to education and raising children in turbulent times, from societal commentary to specific organizational techniques, and more

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.

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.

The Transforming Leader

Author: Carol S. Pearson
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
ISBN: 9781609941222
Release Date: 2012-06-04
Genre: Business & Economics

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.

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

Creative Social Change

Author: Kathryn Goldman Schuyler
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 9781786351456
Release Date: 2016-06-07
Genre: Business & Economics

What is our role in creating healthy organizations and a healthy world? This book fosters a unique dialogue on the interconnections between leadership, sustainability, the long-term viability of the planet, and organizational development. Together, these areas of research and action can contribute to creating a healthy society.

Leveraging Good Will

Author: Alice Korngold
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0787981885
Release Date: 2005-07-08
Genre: Business & Economics

Leveraging Good Will shows how nonprofit organizations can access the extraordinary resources of businesses, and how for-profits can benefit from partnering with nonprofits. Written by Alice Korngold—an expert in matching business professionals with nonprofit organizations—this important resource clearly demonstrates how nonprofits can gain valuable experience, expertise, relationships, and funding that will elevate and advance their organizations while businesses can build stronger relationships with the community and develop the next generation of leaders. Filled with illustrative examples and real-life success stories, Leveraging Good Will is an insider’s guide to what it takes for nonprofits to transform their organizations through partnerships with businesses. Step by step, the book outlines how to create a solid plan based on proven-in-practice techniques.