2nd Edition

Feminine Leadership Personal Development Beyond Polarities

By Karin Jironet Copyright 2020
    142 Pages
    by Routledge

    142 Pages
    by Routledge

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    This revised and updated edition of Feminine Leadership: Personal Development Beyond Polarities illustrates how contemporary leaders may seek to renew the very notion of leadership through their own personal development.

    In an accessible and engaging style, Karin Jironet demonstrates the process of personal transformation using Dante’s seven sins and virtues, explains the value of psychology and spirituality for leadership roles, and presents a pioneering and refreshed vision of leadership that meets present global demands for social cohesion and sustainability. This revised edition contains updates throughout and presents personal narratives that illustrate the seven virtues of leadership practice in our current socio-political context. This book addresses questions on how leadership is defined, exercised and communicated in contemporary society.

    Feminine Leadership will be of great interest to all leaders and professionals who wish to familiarize themselves with personal leadership development and learn how Jungian theory has been put into practice in this field.

    Chapter 1: Introduction;  Chapter 2: The Divine Comedy;  Chapter 3: Pride and Humility;  Chapter 4: Envy and Generosity;  Chapter 5:  Anger and Gentleness;  Chapter 6: Sloth and Zeal;  Chapter 7:  Greed, Charity and Prudence;  Chapter 8:  Gluttony and Temperance;  Chapter 9: Lust and Chastity;  Chapter 10: The Rise of Feminine Leadership;  References;  Index


    Karin Jironet is a theologian and Jungian psychoanalyst working with executive leadership development. For more than twenty years, she has offered immersion retreats in the Netherlands, Italy, India and Switzerland.

    ‘Technology has expanded the space of possibility over that of reality. Complexity has become a feature of our world. People find themselves working and living in a state of "cognitive solitude". But knowledge alone is not enough to solve the problem. We need new leadership for this new world. In this beautiful book, Karin Jironet shows us the way with feminine leadership, the only approach capable of successfully facing the diversity of the current world. An absolute must read.’ - Prof. Dr. Roberto Panzarani, University Lumsa, Rome, Italy; CEO of Panzarani Innovation & Associates; author of Innovare il pensiero: i modelli di business in un’economia volatile

    ‘As a female leader in diverse settings, I am always searching for ways to connect vision, people and action. Karin Jironet invites us to examine our role as leaders through Dante’s journey in Purgatory: a perfect metaphor for freeing ourselves to honour virtue and help us to be the leaders that we want to be.’ - Deepa Patel, international advisor on refugee issues and chair of multiple charities, London, United Kingdom

    ‘Karin Jironet is a leader of leaders. In this new edition of her groundbreaking work, Feminine Leadership, she offers a clearsighted and up-to-date perspective on present problems globe-wide  and a correspondingly large horizon of future possibilities. We must all - however gendered - become leaders. This is a book for everyone.’ Murray Stein, Ph.D., author of Jung’s Map of the Soul, Zurich, Switzerland.