The Inner Path of Leadership


Author: Joseph Jaworski,Peter Senge

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

ISBN: 1609940172

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 243

View: 8533

This long-awaited new edition of a classic book (over 150,000 copies sold) is an inspirational guide to developing the most essential leadership capacity for our time: how we can collectively shape our future.


The Inner Path of Knowledge Creation


Author: Joseph Jaworski

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

ISBN: 1576754707

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 9416

As he did in his classic Synchronicity, Joseph Jaworski once again takes us on a mind-expanding journey, this time to the very heart of creativity and deep knowing. Institutions of all sorts are facing profound change today, with complexity increasing at a speed and intensity we’ve never experienced before. Jaworski came to realize that traditional analytical leadership approaches are inadequate for dealing creatively with this complexity. To effectively face these challenges, leaders need to access the Source from which truly profound innovation flows. Many people, including Jaworski himself, have experienced a connection with this Source, often when called upon to respond in times of crisis—moments of extreme spontaneity and intuitive insight. Actions simply flow through them, seemingly without any sort of conscious intervention. But these experiences are chance occurrences—ordinarily, we don’t know how to access the Source, and we even have a blind spot as to its very existence. In an extraordinarily wide-ranging intellectual odyssey, Jaworski relates his fascinating experiences with quantum physicists, cognitive scientists, indigenous leaders, and spiritual thinkers, all focused on getting to the heart of the Source. Ultimately, he develops four guiding principles that encompass the nature of the Source and what we need to do to stay in dynamic dialogue with it. Using the combination of narrative and reflection that made Synchronicity so compelling, Jaworski has written a book that illuminates the essential nature not only of visionary leadership but also of relationships, consciousness, and ultimately reality itself.


The Entrepreneur's Edge


Author: Jessika Satori

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0750699256

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 221

View: 6369

This book explores the connections between the Jungian concept of time-space relations and how today's business leaders can be aware of sychronistic situations to use them ethically in the workplace. It bridges the Jungian concepts of synchronicity with grounded business applications. It is written in a straightforward accessible style and includes examples from real life business situations. It explores synchronicity and explains how it can be recognized and used in business situations. This book takes the sayings ''timing is everything' and being "at the right place at the right time" and establishes that synchronistic events do occur in the lives of entrepreneurs and others with surprisingly regularity. · only book on "synchronicity" focused on entrepreneurial business · real entrepreneurs' stories in small and large companies show how timing and synchronicity helped in the creation of the business and in the ongoing decision-making


An Exploration of Profound Change in People, Organizations, and Society


Author: Peter M. Senge,C. Otto Scharmer,Joseph Jaworski,Betty Sue Flowers

Publisher: Crown Business

ISBN: 0385516800

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

View: 2407

Presence is an intimate look at the development of a new theory about change and learning. In wide-ranging conversations held over a year and a half, organizational learning pioneers Peter Senge, C. Otto Scharmer, Joseph Jaworski, and Betty Sue Flowers explored the nature of transformational change—how it arises, and the fresh possibilities it offers a world dangerously out of balance. The book introduces the idea of “presence”—a concept borrowed from the natural world that the whole is entirely present in any of its parts—to the worlds of business, education, government, and leadership. Too often, the authors found, we remain stuck in old patterns of seeing and acting. By encouraging deeper levels of learning, we create an awareness of the larger whole, leading to actions that can help to shape its evolution and our future. Drawing on the wisdom and experience of 150 scientists, social leaders, and entrepreneurs, including Brian Arthur, Rupert Sheldrake, Buckminster Fuller, Lao Tzu, and Carl Jung, Presence is both revolutionary in its exploration and hopeful in its message. This astonishing and completely original work goes on to define the capabilities that underlie our ability to see, sense, and realize new possibilities—in ourselves, in our institutions and organizations, and in society itself.

The Transforming Leader

New Approaches to Leadership for the Twenty-first Century


Author: Carol Pearson

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

ISBN: 1609941209

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 294

View: 9604

The Transforming Leader is written for people who strive to make a positive difference in the world. The book was conceived by the Fetzer Institute's Leadership for Transformation project in collaboration with the James MacGregor Burns Academy of Leadership and the International Leadership Association. As part of the process that led to the book, the project's Stewardship Team held three retreats that brought together internationally known leaders, leadership educators, and theorists to sit in dialogue reflecting on three questions: How can we explore a variety of approaches to creating a bridge between our inner life and outer action for transformational effect? What is the commonality among these divergent approaches? And what of this can help you or me be an agent of transformation in a world on the edge of either destruction or renewal? The leaders and leadership experts contributing to the book, many of whom participated in the dialogues, consistently stress their own experience that it is not just what a leader does that matters, or what they know about human beings, their motivations and ways of behavior, but who that leader is inside: How alive they are, how balanced, how healthy, how passionate, how aware, how engaged, how compassionate, how energized - how they connect with their deeper and wiser selves. Based on cutting edge leadership thinking and practice, the 20 essays that make up the work explore the many paths and lessons leaders can take to access the best parts of themselves and meet the challenges of today's world.


The Marriage of Matter and Psyche


Author: F. David Peat

Publisher: Pari Publishing (USA)

ISBN: 9788895604268

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 144

View: 1845

An in depth exploration of Carl Jung s fascinating concept of meaningful coincidences that arise out of a deeper ground where mind and matter are united. The criteria for a synchronicity, how it can be transformative in life and its connections to the meditations and revelations of the mystics."

The Five Essentials of Organizational Excellence

Maximizing Schoolwide Student Achievement and Performance


Author: Lawrence L. Marazza

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 148336058X

Category: Education

Page: 184

View: 2904

The essential strategies presented in this resource explore the necessity for building strong relationships among and between administrators, teachers, parents, and the community.

Early Development and Leadership

Building the Next Generation of Leaders


Author: Susan E. Murphy,Rebecca Reichard

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136735496

Category: Psychology

Page: 386

View: 456

Today we often look to our leaders in business, government, or the social sector, to make effective decisions in a complex world. Whether they are asked what steps to take to improve competitiveness in a global economy or to make tough ethical choices, well-trained leaders are critical to organizational effectiveness. Although we know much about leadership development for individuals after they take their first job, we know relatively little about their earlier experiences that contributed to their interest in leadership or subsequent effectiveness as leaders. This volume brings together researchers who explore leadership at different points before individuals enter the workforce and asks important questions surrounding definitions of leadership behavior, necessary leader skills and age-related leader tasks, factors contributing to development of leader identity, and ways to improve the process of leader development. With contributions from well-known leadership researchers such as Robert Sternberg, Howard Gardner, Bruce Avolio, and Susan Komives, the volume shows research evidence for factors such as early childhood and youth experiences on leadership development, which have implications for the way we understand and train leadership in today’s organizations.

Contemporary Leadership and Intercultural Competence

Exploring the Cross-Cultural Dynamics Within Organizations


Author: Michael A. Moodian

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1452276803

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 312

View: 5876

Featuring contributions from some of the world's most renowned cross-cultural management theorists and commentators, this breakthrough text explores the cross-cultural dynamics within organizations. The book examines the evolving role of cultural diversity in the workplace, the application of cultural comprehension to organizations, and the measurement of various aspects of intercultural competence.

Sustainable Development Drivers

The Role of Leadership in Government, Business and NGO Performance


Author: Kees Zoeteman

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1781009139

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 360

View: 9645

'This book is state-of-the-art. the authors present refreshing ideas about sustainability. It is a challenging approach to the conceptualization, measurement and ranking of sustainable development. This goes far beyond technicalities, discussing political, managerial and spiritual aspects of societal change.' – Jan Pronk, International Institute of Social Studies, the Hague, the Netherlands Sustainable development cannot be prescribed – rather, it results from conscious personal choices in government, business and NGOs. This thought-provoking book explores both the origins and future of the global sustainable development movement, and provides an original overview of the driving forces of sustainable development, including market forces and past and future trends. the contributors, leading experts in the field, identify and analyze the sustainability attitudes of key actors in government, corporate and NGO leadership that have shaped sustainable development history. the importance of a new and unconventional role of governments in promoting sustainability is highlighted, while corporations and NGOs feel both the risk of failures and the importance of long-term global stability more directly. Exploring the present and future scope of emerging global sustainable development movement, this stimulating and thought-provoking book will prove invaluable to a wide-ranging audience encompassing: academics, researchers, students and business practitioners with an interest in sustainable development and corporate social responsibility, public administration and public-private interactions; and policymakers involved in environmental, social and economic issues in both government and non-governmental organizations.