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Wise Leadership

A Toolbox for Sustainable Success, 1st Edition

By Eric H. Kessler

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360 pages

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Description

Wise Leadership provides current and emerging leaders with a grounded, intuitive framework to help them understand and master multiple leadership identities, allowing them to adapt seamlessly to different leadership settings and challenges.

Anchored in a wisdom-based approach, Kessler digs into leadership’s philosophical core to uncover the six fundamental challenges leaders face and presents the corresponding set of six synergistic competencies or tools that readers can develop to solve them. Bridging scholarship with practice, each part of this leadership toolbox is outlined in a clear and consistent way so that readers can learn exactly when, why, and how to use it. The user-friendly format also eases comparison and customization of the different approaches along with a consideration of their strenghts and dangers.

Incorporating colorful examples and practical guidelines, this book will equip both students and professionals with a dynamic repertoire of flexible leadership skills that will help them succeed in any situation.

Table of Contents

List of Figures

List of Tables

Introduction

PART I: DISCOVERING YOUR LEADERSHIP WISDOM

Chapter 1: The PROBLEM – Stupid Smart People

Chapter 2: The JOURNEY – Paths for Exploring Leadership

Chapter 3: The SOLUTION – A Model of ‘Wise’ Leadership

PART II: ASSEMBLING YOUR LEADERSHIP TOOLBOX

Chapter 4: The MIND of a Leader – How to Use Your Leadership Scientist (Logic) Tools

Chapter 5: The HEART of a Leader – How to Use Your Leadership Artist (Aesthetics) Tools

Chapter 6: Looking Deep INSIDE Yourself – How to Use Your Leadership Icon (Ethics) Tools

Chapter 7: Looking Far OUTSIDE Yourself – How to Use Your Leadership Advocate (Metaphysics) Tools

Chapter 8: PULLING People Together – How to Use Your Leadership Maestro (Epistemology) Tools

Chapter 9: PUSHING People Forward – How to Use Your Leadership General (Politics) Tools

PART III: LEVERAGING YOUR LEADERSHIP SUCCESS

Chapter 10: A SELECTION Guide for the Wise Leader – Customizing your Leadership Approach

Chapter 11: An OPTIMIZATION Guide for the Wise Leader – Growing your Leadership Strengths

Chapter 12: A MAINTENANCE Guide for the Wise Leader – Trouble-Shooting your Leadership Exposures

Appendix A: Summary of Core Wise Leadership Tools

Appendix B: References for Wise Leadership

Appendix C: Sample Syllabus for a Wise Leadership Program

Appendix D: Exercises to Practice Wise Leadership

Index A: Subject Index

Index B: People Index

About the Author

Eric H. Kessler is a Distinguished Professor and Henry George Scholar in the Lubin School of Business at Pace University, New York City, USA.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUS000000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / General
BUS041000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Management
BUS046000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Motivational
BUS071000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Leadership