1st Edition

Leading with Love
Rehumanising the Workplace

  • Available for pre-order. Item will ship after July 16, 2021
ISBN 9780367234287
July 16, 2021 Forthcoming by Routledge
216 Pages 5 B/W Illustrations

USD $39.95

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Book Description

As business becomes more automated, power more concentrated and the forces of competition and consumption seem to dominate our lives, we are in danger of losing what it is to be human. Work for many can be a soulless activity, creating feelings of disempowerment, alienation and depression. Learning to lead with love is a counter force to the instrumentalisation of the person.

The book presents original research based on leaders who were nominated by their people for leading with love. It shows how they learned to lead with love for the benefit of themselves, their organisations and their people. It shows that leading with love is something that is practised by leaders who are more emotionally, morally and spiritually mature. Leading with love is a sign of psychological maturity whilst leading with fear is a sign of hindered emotional and spiritual development. Based on this research, the book presents a simple framework to help leaders who wish to develop this psychological maturity and apply practices which will enable them to successfully lead with love.

Table of Contents

1. Why Leading with Love is Needed Now

2. What is ‘Leading with Love’?

3. How to Instrumentalise a Soul

4. Leading with Love as the Hallmark of Higher Maturity

5. Leading with Love in Practice: The Research

6. Is Leading with Love Really for Me?

7. How to Lead with Love

8. ‘Re-sourcing’: Connecting to Love and Aligning Intention

9. Channelling: Self-observation and Self-examination

10. Embodying and Expressing Love in Action

11. Leading with Self-love

12. Leading with Love in Practice: Five Case Studies

13. Conclusions

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Karen Blakeley was formerly Programme Leader for the DBA and Head of the Centre for Responsible Management at Winchester Business School. She has published widely in the area of responsible leadership. Karen also spent 20 years as a leadership development consultant and now works as a writer, teacher and coach.

Chris Blakeley has run a successful leadership development consultancy, Waverley Learning, for over 20 years and is Programme Director for the Society of Leadership Fellows at St George’s House, Windsor Castle. Chris is also a Lay Benedictine and works as a Spiritual Director and Retreat Guide alongside his Leadership work.