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Leading in Complex Worlds (BLB 2012)

Editors: JoAnn Danelo Barbour, Gloria J. Burgess, Lena Lid Falkman and Robert M. McManus (Jossey-Bass/Wiley, 2012)

To live in complex worlds means living in the balance between moments of routine and moments of uncertainty, between the places of practice and the places of performance. Leading in Complex Worlds will prove to be an invaluable resource for leaders, scholars, educators, development professionals, and anyone with a professional interest in leadership.


Table of Contents

Introduction  – JoAnn Danelo Barbour, Gloria J. Burgess, Lena Lid Falkman and Robert M. McManus

  1. Infusion – Elisabeth VanderWeil
  2. PART ONE: The Complexity of Leader DevelopmentRobert M. McManus
  3. Discovering Leadership and Winning Friends – Pedram Alaedini
  4. Deepening Self-Awarenedd Through Dialogue: A Theoretical Framework for Leading in Complex Worlds – Lori N. H. Guasta
  5. Communications, Ethics, and Vision Trump Experience – Eli Sopow
  6. Leading Learnership: The Transformation of Leadership via Convergence with Learning – Greg Laudeman
  7. Leadership Education: The Power of Storytelling – Kimberly Nehls
  8. Developing Leaders for a Complex World: Mapping ILA's Guiding Questions to an Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Minor in Leadership  – Scott J. Allen and Beth Ann Martin
  9. PART TWO: The Complexity of Leadership Practice  – Gloria J. Burgess
  10. Black Women's Political Leadership Development: Recentering the Leadership Discource – Dionne Rosser-Mims and Juanita Johnson-Bailey
  11. Leadership Lessons from the Criminal World – Jeanne Martinson
  12. Soccer Tactics and Complexity Leadership – Michael S. Lane, Kathleen Patterson, and Paul Carr
  13. A Complex Landscape: Reflections on Leaders and the Places They Create – Patricia Carr
  14. PART THREE: The Complexity of Leading in a Globalized WorldLena Lid Falkman
  15. Global Leadership: How an Emerging Construct Is Informed by Complex Systems Theory – Jeri Darling
  16. The Role of Culture and History in the Applicability of WEstern LEadership Theories in Africa – Deanne de Vries
  17. A Tao Complexity Tool: Leading from Being – Caroline Fu and Richard Bergeon
  18. The Leadership of Dr. Jane Goodall: A Four-Quadrant Perspective – Georgia Pappas
  19. If You Would Lead Me - Reflections of Leadership – Nigel Linacre