Leadership Embodiment

Leadership Embodiment

Leadership Embodiment delivers a practical "user's guide" for effective embodied leadership, enabling practitioners to: --Project a powerful open and expansive leadership presence --Create an inclusive atmosphere for collaboration and team work --Receive feedback and listen from a place of open curiosity, and --Stand their ground and speak the truth in the face of pressure. Leadership Embodiment techniques are based on principles from the non-aggressive martial art of Aikido, mindfulness practices, and posture awareness.

The Embodiment of Leadership

A Volume in the International Leadership Series, Building Leadership Bridges

The Embodiment of Leadership

Covering leadership in the arts and humanities, this volumeintegrates critical theory with authentic leadership development,exploring the notion that leadership is both a discursive practiceand a performative identity. Each year the International LeadershipAssociation publishes a book that captures the best contemporarythinking about leadership from a diverse range of scholars,practitioners, and educators working in the field of leadershipstudies. In keeping with the mission of the ILA, the InternationalLeadership Series Building Leadership Bridges connects waysof researching, imagining, and experiencing leadership acrosscultures, over time, and around the world. Praise for The Embodiment of Leadership "Read this book to experience an artistic and more robust senseof leadership; to rise to the challenge to gain alignment in mind,body, and spirit; and to heed the call to heal the shadows we asleaders sometimes cast over our collective humanity. Read this bookto become more whole." —Shann Ray Ferch, professor ofleadership studies, Gonzaga University "For once leadership expertsconsider the mind-body problem fromthe perspective of the latter—the body. Those with an interestinhow the body is brought to bear on the exercise ofleadershipwould do wellto exploreThe Embodiment of Leadership."—Barbara Kellerman, James MacGregor Burns Lecturer inPublic Leadership, John F. Kennedy School of Government, HarvardUniversity "The Embodiment of Leadership goes beyond the banal byusing our body experiences as the point of departure in decipheringthe leadership conundrum. Anyone interested in the study ofleadership would do well to pay attention to this book."—Manfred F. R. Kets de Vries, Distinguished ClinicalProfessor of Leadership and Organiza-tional Change, The Raoul deVitry d'Avaucourt Chaired Professor of Leadership Development,INSEAD "Leadership is a social construction. The Embodiment ofLeadership presents a multifaceted approach to understandinghow we, as a society, define, create, and contend with leaders andleadership. Serious scholars and students of leadership need toread this." —Ronald E. Riggio, Kravis LeadershipInstitute, Claremont McKenna College

Leadership Gender And Culture In Education

Male and Female Perspectives

Leadership Gender And Culture In Education

"This rich explorative book examines the intricacies of gender, sexuality, ethnicity and class and how these complex influences weave their patterns in the daily lives of leaders. It achieves the difficult balance between acknowledging differences as well as unifying elements. The book also raises many questions about the context for leadership and examines the central issues of: leadership for what? What are leaders there to do - and for whom? To ensure that students achieve higher examination scores, or to promote equity and social justice? This book offers many fresh insights into these and other important questions." Professor Kathryn Riley, Institute of Education, University of London This book features chapters by leading international scholars on gender and educational leadership. Drawing on research in schools in the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Sweden, the United States and Canada, it introduces new discussions about the impact of gender, race, class, institutional setting and recent ideologies on leadership discourses. The book shows how early research has over-emphasized gender stereotypes and tended to simplify and polarize the ways men and women lead.Looking at differences and similarities in how men and women take on and exercise leadership roles, the authors counter essentialist claims based on biological, psychological and sociological theories that stress gender difference. The discussions employ sophisticated understandings of gender relations and leadership discourses in today's globalized context. The book is for students and scholars studying leadership and for leaders in different educational contexts around the world.

Handbook of Research on Leadership and Creativity

Handbook of Research on Leadership and Creativity

The rapid pace of technological change and globalization of products, competition and services have conspired to place a new premium on innovation for firms across the world. Although many variables influence creativity and innovation, the effective leadership of creative teams has proved especially important. This timely Handbook presents the state of the art for what leaders must do to lead creative teams and how they should do it.

Self as Coach, Self as Leader

Developing the Best in You to Develop the Best in Others

Self as Coach, Self as Leader

Become a more effective leader by discovering the resources you already have Pamela McLean, CEO and cofounder of the Hudson Institute for Coaching, has been at the forefront of the field for the past three decades, using clinical and organizational psychology to provide the highest-quality coaching and development training to professionals in organizations and solo practice worldwide. Now, Pamela is teaching readers to cultivate their leadership potential through “use of self as instrument,” a key dimension of developmental coaching that emphasizes the whole person. Her holistic methods give coaches and other leaders a clearer framework for getting to know themselves, exploring their multiple layers, and fostering their latent abilities so that they can foster the abilities of others. Self as Coach guides you along a path that interweaves six broad dimensions of your internal landscape into the fabric of great coaching. This creates lasting improvements, unlike more common remedial, tactical, or performance-based programs, which often only function as short-term solutions. Develop leadership skills using internal resources you already possess Achieve real improvements with long-lasting benefits Based on methodology proven successful in business and personal settings Includes useful practices and exercises for self-reflection and brainstorming Whether you’re an emerging or experienced coach, whether you want to grow your own leadership skills or develop them across an entire organization, Self as Coach can help. With its innovative approach, proven methods, and near-universal applicability, this book will not only provide effective instruction but also help you uncover lasting insights that will benefit you long after you’ve turned the last page.

Becoming a Professional Life Coach: Lessons from the Institute of Life Coach Training

Becoming a Professional Life Coach: Lessons from the Institute of Life Coach Training

An updated version of the best-selling therapist-to-coach transition text. With his bestselling Therapist As Life Coach, Pat Williams introduced the therapeutic community to the career of life coach, and in Becoming a Professional Life Coach he and Diane Menendez covered all the basic principles and strategies for effective coaching. Now Williams, founder of the Institute for Life Coach Training (ILCT), and Menendez, former faculty at ILCT—both master certified coaches—bring back the book that has taught thousands of coaches over the past eight years with all-new information on coaching competencies, ethics, somatic coaching, wellness coaching, and how positive psychology and neuroscience are informing the profession today. Moving seamlessly from coaching fundamentals—listening skills, effective language, session preparation—to more advanced ideas such as helping clients to identify life purpose, recognize and combat obstacles, align values and actions, maintain a positive mind-set, and live with integrity, this new edition is one-stop-shopping for beginner and advanced coaches alike. Beginning with a brief history of the foundations of coaching and its future trajectory, Becoming a Professional Life Coach takes readers step-by-step through the coaching process, covering all the crucial ideas and techniques for being a successful life coach, including: • Listening to, versus listening for, versus listening with • Establishing a client’s focus • Giving honest feedback and observation • Formulating first coaching conversations • Asking powerful, eliciting questions • Understanding human developmental issues • Reframing a client’s perspective • Enacting change with clients • Helping clients to identify and fulfill core values, and much, much more. All the major skillsets for empowering and “stretching” clients are covered. By filling the pages with client exercises, worksheets, sample dialogues, and self-assessments, Williams and Menendez give readers a hands-on coaching manual to expertly guide their clients to purposeful, transformative lives. Today, with more and more therapists incorporating coaching into their practices, and the number of master certified coaches, many with niche expertise, growing every year, Becoming a Professional Life Coach fills a greater need than ever. By tackling the nuts and bolts of coaching, Williams and Menendez equip readers with the tools and techniques they need to make a difference in their clients’ lives.

Dragons and Power

Embodying Your Noble, Awesome and Shiny Dragon Spirit

Dragons and Power

Using the metaphor of dragons as power, this book offers ways to be more inspired, empowered and effective. By training the wild, limitless part of our dragon energy we are able to use this power to bring wisdom, compassion and courage to our actions. Embedded in the pages you will find numerous short centering practices from one second to twenty seconds in duration. These short actionable practices are geared to synchronize body and mind to grow a bright and powerful leadership presence. In order to cultivate our benevolent power we need to understand how to relax with our fears and irritations so they don't derail our best intentions. We all have a Noble, Awesome and Shiny spirit and this book helps us bring it into the light.As in the Leadership Embodiment model, these techniques are based on principles from the non-aggressive martial art of Aikido and mindfulness practices. Described in the book are six aspects of personal power and six aspects of social power. Personal Power is the capacity to tame and train your power to influence yourself. Social Power defines the way you influence others and are influenced by others. The final section is about making it happen - implementing, sustaining and managing the challenge of visibility and what happens when we do act with our benevolent power.

Humilitas

A Lost Key to Life, Love, and Leadership

Humilitas

Humility, or holding power loosely for the sake of others, is sorely lacking in today’s world. Without it, many people fail to develop their true leadership potential and miss out on genuine fulfillment in their lives and their relationships. Humilitas: A Lost Key to Life, Love, and Leadership shows how the virtue of humility can turn your strengths into true greatness in all areas of life. Through the lessons of history, business, and the social sciences, author John Dickson shows that humility is not low self-esteem, groveling, or losing our distinct gifts. Instead, humility both recognizes our inherent worth and seeks to use whatever power we have at our disposal on behalf of others. Some of the world’s most inspiring and influential players have been people of immense humility. The more we learn about humility, the more we understand how essential it is to a satisfying career and personal life. By embracing this virtue, we will transform for good the unique contributions we each make to the world.

American Progressivism

A Reader

American Progressivism

American Progressivism is a one-volume edition of some of the most important essays, speeches, and book excerpts from the leading figures of national Progressivism. It is designed for classroom use, includes an accessible interpretive essay, and introduces each selection with a brief historical and conceptual background. The introductory essay is written with the student in mind, and addresses the important characteristics of Progressive thought and the role of Progressives in the development of the American political tradition. Students of American political thought, American politics, American history, the presidency, Congress, and political parties will find this reader to be an invaluable source for insight into Progressivism.

The Bass Handbook of Leadership

Theory, Research, and Managerial Applications

The Bass Handbook of Leadership

For thirty-three years and through three editions, Bass & Stogdill's Handbook of Leadership has been the indispensable bible for every serious student of leadership. Since the third edition came out in 1990, the field of leadership has expanded by an order of magnitude. This completely revised and updated fourth edition reflects the growth and changes in the study of leadership over the past seventeen years, with new chapters on transformational leadership, ethics, presidential leadership, and executive leadership. Throughout the Handbook, the contributions from cognitive social psychology and the social, political, communications, and administrative sciences have been expanded. As in the third edition, Bernard Bass begins with a consideration of the definitions and concepts used, and a brief review of some of the betterknown theories. Professor Bass then focuses on the personal traits, tendencies, attributes, and values of leaders and the knowledge, intellectual competence, and technical skills required for leadership. Next he looks at leaders' socioemotional talents and interpersonal competencies, and the differences in these characteristics in leaders who are imbued with ideologies, especially authoritarianism, Machiavellianism, and self-aggrandizement. A fuller examination of the values, needs, and satisfactions of leaders follows, and singled out for special attention are competitiveness and the preferences for taking risks. In his chapters on personal characteristics, Bass examines the esteem that others generally accord to leaders as a consequence of the leaders' personalities. The many theoretical and research developments about charisma over the past thirty years are crucial and are explored here in depth. Bass has continued to develop his theory of transformational leadership -- the paradigm of the last twenty years -- and he details how it makes possible the inclusion of a much wider range of phenomena than when theory and modeling are limited to reinforcement strategies. He also details the new incarnations of transformational leadership since the last edition. Bass has greatly expanded his consideration of women and racial minorities, both of whom are increasingly taking on leadership roles. A glossary is included to assist specialists in a particular academic discipline who may be unfamiliar with terms used in other fields. Business professors and students, executives in every industry, and politicians at all levels have relied for years on the time-honored guidance and insight afforded by the Handbook.