This Leadership book is part of the Human Centered Book Trilogy, the 2021 volumes of the Routledge Human Centered Management HCM Series. HCM books are pioneering transformation from the traditional humans-as-a-resource approach of the industrial past, to the humans at the center management and organizational paradigm of the 21st century. HCM is built on the talent and wellbeing of people in the workplace driving work engagement, quality standards, high performance and productivity for long-term organizational sustainability in the global VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex, ambiguous) environment.
This book was carefully crafted by recognized human centered scholars emphasizing the need for a new type of leader responsive to challenges of the knowledge age, global connectivity and instant communications. The book displays a comprehensive framework for the transformation of common individuals into sensible leaders with high capacity to improve organizational culture using Soft Skills to meet critical responsibilities. Sensible leaders are human centered, insightful, prudent, focused on the needs and feelings of followers. They are integral and ethical leaders serving as guides, coaches and mentors, not forcing followers but perceiving clues and responding promptly to solve organizational challenges. They perform honorably in personal and work environments always caring for the common good.
This and its two complementary titles Human Centered Organizational Culture: Global Dimensions and Soft Skills for Human Centered Management and Global Sustainability are timely readings for leaders, managers, researchers, acdemics, practitiones, students and the general public working in organizations across industries and sectors wordwide pursuing quality standards, organizational transformation and sustainability.
Table of Contents
Part 1. Towards a Sensible Leadership Model. 1. Leadership for the 21st Century. 2. Effective Leadership. 3. A Model of Sensible Leadership. Part 2. Influence in Sensible Leadership. 4. Trust: The Heart of the Leader-Followers Relationship. 5. Meaning, Engagement and Motivation. 6. The Management of Power and Political Processes of Sensible Leaders. 7. Influence through Communication. 8. Conflict Management and Negotiation Talent: Two Essential Leadership Skills. Part 3. The Sensible Leader. 9. Relationship with Followers. 10. Political Forces at Work in the Organization. 11. Social Dimension of Management. 12. Integral Sensible Leadership. 13. The Sensible Leader is an Ethical Leader.
Nicolas Majluf is Emeritus Professor in the School of Engineering at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.
Nureya Abarca is Professor in the Business School at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.