1st Edition

Sustainable Leadership
Honeybee and Locust Approaches




ISBN 9780415891394
Published March 7, 2011 by Routledge
274 Pages 6 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

The business case for operating along sustainable principles is becoming very clear. Sustainable organizations outperform their peers on many criteria, including corporate social responsibility, employee satisfaction and – surprising for some – even financially.

 

Sustainable Leadership: Honeybee and Locust Approaches presents an evidence-based view of how 23 leadership practices facilitate outcomes that go beyond what is commonly referred to as the triple bottom line – environmental sustainability, corporate social responsibility and financial success. The book centers on a powerful metaphor of honeybee and locust behaviors, which illustrate two leadership philosophies with very different outcomes for a business and its viability. Gathering evidence from scholars combined with observations from successful firms around the world, the book presents a bundle of principles, behaviors and beliefs that forms a sustainable leadership system.

 

This engaging, insightful book offers a set of principles that can be adapted in many ways to underpin sustainable leadership in different situations. It provides evidence and a rationale for building a business case to change towards more sustainable practices.

Table of Contents

1. Sustainable Enterprises  2. Elements of Sustainable Leadership  3. Foundation Practices  4. Higher-level Practices and Key Performance Drivers  5. Performance Outcomes as Leadership Practices Interact  6. Epilogue: After the Global Financial Crisis

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Biography

Gayle C. Avery is Professor of Management at Macquarie Graduate School of Management, Australia, and co-founder of the Institute for Sustainable Leadership (www.instituteforsustainableleadership.com). She has authored a number of books on leadership and sustainability.

Harald Bergsteiner was Adjunct Professor at Macquarie Graduate School of Management, Australia, and is a co-founder of the Institute for Sustainable Leadership.