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Leadership in a Challenging World

1st Edition

By Barbara Shipka


256 pages

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Leadership in a Challenging World is about a journey to wholeness. The whole self is sacred and required in order to lead well in the complex world of today and tomorrow.

Divided into 3 parts, the book begins with the metaphor of the forest for the world, with both its demanding challenges and its magnificent possibilities. Part 2 uses the metaphor of walking on a path to suggest eight subjective human powers that are essential to leading in business today and tomorrow. Finally. part 3 describes an ancient basis for the powers and shows how they can serve to bring balance to each other that results in human wholeness.


'Barbara Shipka's is a voice worth listening to. She says so compellingly that business is a major force in determining the future of life as we know it. Now is a time we must all be awake - and this book is a call for awakening. It is both an urgent and soothing voice that Barbara brings to the dialogue.'
Marjorie Kelly, Co-founder, Publisher Business Ethics Magazine

'For top executives, a new and comprehensive guide to the really challenging issues and personal responsibilities of leading and organisation.'
Hazel Henderson, author Paradigms in Progress…

Table of Contents

PART ONE - THE FOREST: *Global emergency *Related business issues and dilemmas *Crisis and opportunity for leaders *Envisioning possibilities *It's all in our minds *Seeing the garden in a whole new way *Bridge people
PART TWO - A PATH: *The power of aliveness *The power of passion *The power of integrity *The power of authenticity *The power of relatedness *The power of expression *The power of perspective *The power of reverence
PART THREE - THE WELL-WALKED PATH: *Integrating the eight powers *Walk well

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Development / Business Development