First James Lovelock, and recently Prince William and David Attenborough believe that we have reached a tipping point in the process of climate change. Whether they are right, or not, it is certainly true that the impact of humankind upon the ecology of the earth has reached a point where real changes in human behaviour are required. If managers are to be enablers of planetary survival then we need to develop a new approach to risk, which explicitly includes ecological limits upon economic behaviour. This implies a fundamental reorientation of their role in allocating resources to minimise risk and maximise reward.
This book brings together some of the brightest contemporary thinkers on leadership, complexity and sustainability to consider the big ideas that we will need to make the changes required, and to outline the major themes that can inform a new approach to constructing a green world. It looks at how to ensure that local models of sustainability are able to flourish in the context of global networks and presents specific case studies of markets and organisations that offer insights into the development integrated solutions and the leadership lessons we can learn.
Combining both theory and practice, this book serves to guide business managers and provides deeper insight and critical perspectives on some of the key issues facing leaders moving towards the green economy. It also provides useful supplementary reading for students in business and environmental studies.
Table of Contents
- 1. Introduction
- Shaping the Leadership Challenge
- Systems & Complexity
- Looking Forward
- Further reading
2. Speaking Truth to Power: The perils of (scientific) leadership in the Green Economy
3. Values and Leadership in the Anthropocene
Chris Rose and Pat Dade
4. What can young Social Entrepreneurs tell us about Environmental Leadership? Perspectives from Brazil and India
5. Frontiers of Freedom: US Environmental Leadership
Heather Crawford & Adam Bronstone
6. The Weaponization of Climate Change: Environmental Leadership in the Age of Trump
7. Complex Systems Literacy. Social dilemmas – the setup for managerial decision making in a complex world
8. Green Shoots: Emergent Systemic Leadership and Critical Systems Practice
Amanda J. Gregory and Jonathan P. Atkins
9. Complexity & Networks
10. Stewardship & Strategy In Turbulent Times
11. The ‘Undergrowth Movement’ and the Virtues of Leadership
Sr. Margaret Atkins
12. The ‘Interesting’ Case of EU Commission Leadership and the Emission Trading Scheme
Vanessa Oakes & Adam Bronstone
13. Reshaping Green Retail Supply Chains in a New World Order
David B. Grant; Dan-Cristian Dabija; Virva Tuomala
14. Climate Risk and Adaptation in Wales Leadership for Future Generations?
Alan Netherwood and Andrew Flynn
15. Bibliometric analysis of management and leadership in the sustainability agenda
Andrew Taylor has won global awards for projects bringing street children and managers together, diversity and environmental policy. He leads Connect CEE and the NGO Transilvania Executive Education. Andrew has a PhD in environmental politics from Cardiff University and has published two co-aothored books.