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Jun 04, 2012 | ISBN 9781609941208

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“Carol Pearson and her colleagues are moving my work on transforming leadership forward in interdisciplinary and contemporary ways.”
—James MacGregor Burns, Pulitzer Prize–winning presidential biographer and author of Transforming Leadership

“A wonderful collection of diverse and wise perspectives, giving shared voice to the need to understand ourselves and leadership from a much deeper place, using intelligence, compassion, and wise action to meet the challenges looming ahead.”
—Margaret J. Wheatley, author of Leadership and the New Science

“By significantly addressing the essential impact of the inner condition of leaders, The Transforming Leader adds to the ongoing work of illuminating the blind spot that has plagued the field for so long.”
—C. Otto Scharmer, author of Theory U and Senior Lecturer, MIT Sloan School of Management

“Here is an important and timely resource for all who have the courage to lead, written by people who know what they are talking about. May the book be widely read, and may the inner and outer practices it recommends be widely adopted.”
—Parker J. Palmer, author of Healing the Heart of Democracy, The Courage to Teach, and Let Your Life Speak

Table Of Contents

Foreword by Deborah Higgins
Preface: The Leadership for Transformation Project by Judy Brown and Michael Jones
Introduction: The Transforming Leader: New Needs for New Times

PART ONE: Transformational Thinking for Twenty-First-Century Leaders
Setting the Context for Part One
Evolving Thinking about Transformational Leadership
Transactional and Transformational Leadership: Their Foundations in Power and Influence–Michael J. Lovaglia, Jeffrey W. Lucas, and Amy Baxter
Leadership in Action: Three Essential Energies–Betty Sue Flowers
Leadership and Organizational Networks: A Relational Perspective–Philip Willburn and Michael Campbell
Positive Power: Transforming Possibilities through Appreciative Leadership–Diana Whitney and Amanda Trosten-Bloom
Dancing on a Slippery Floor: Transforming Systems, Transforming Leadership–Kathleen Allen
On Mattering: Lessons from Ancient Wisdom, Literature, and the New Sciences–Barbara Mossberg

PART TWO: Being the Change: Inner Work for Transforming Leaders
Setting the Context for Part Two
Deepening and Expanding Inner Capacities for Becoming the Change
The New Basics: Inner Work for Adaptive Challenges–Katherine Tyler Scott
Integral Leadership: Opening Space by Leading through the Heart–Jonathan Reams
Mindful Leadership: Discovering Wisdom beyond Certainty–Susan Szpakowski
Leadership as a Spiritual Practice: Vocation and Journey–Matthew Fox
Transmuting Suffering: A Leadership and Advising Perspective–Arthur Colman and Éliane Ubalijoro
Shapeshifter Leadership: Responding Creatively to the Challenges of a Complex World–Carol Burbank

PART THREE: The Art of Working with and Transforming Groups
Setting the Context for Part Three
Shifting Perspectives on Inner/Outer Connectivity
Depth Entrepreneurship: Creating an Organization Out of Dream Space–Stephen Aizenstat
Deep Dialogue: Harvesting Collective Wisdom–Alan Briskin
New Approaches for Leadership: A Psychospiritual Model for Leadership Development–Karin Jironet and Murray Stein
It’s All a Dream: Depth Approaches to Understanding and Withdrawing Projection–Jeremy Taylor
Hearing the Music: Leadership and the Inner Work of Art–John J. Cimino and Robert B. Denhardt
Unleashing Possibilities: Leadership and the Third Space–Zachary Green, Omowale Elson, and Anjet van Linge
Conclusion: Reinforcing Change through Transformational Communication

Appendix A: Application Exercises
A: Applications for Thinking through What to Do
B: Applications for Becoming the Change You Wish to See
C: Applications for the Art of Transforming Groups
Conclusion: Creating a Connected Leadership Narrative and Plan

Appendix B: Additional Resources Organizations and Associations
Foundational Theory Sets
Leadership and Personal Development Instrumentation
Additional Communities of Practice
Leadership for Transformation
About the Editor
About the Fetzer Institute
About the International Leadership Association
About Pacifica Graduate Institute

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