Wayfinding Leadership

Ground-breaking Wisdom for Developing Leaders

Wayfinding Leadership


Practical Wisdom, Leadership and Culture

Indigenous, Asian and Middle-Eastern Perspectives

Practical Wisdom, Leadership and Culture

Despite the growing attention towards the importance of practical wisdom in business today, little research has been done about the concept of practical wisdom in the Indigenous, Asian and Middle-Eastern traditions. Contemporary studies of wisdom are dominated by the philosophical traditions of Western thought, which is based on the ancient Greek concepts of wisdom. Much less is known about how practical wisdom, as illuminated by these other traditions, can be implemented in today’s organizational settings. This book thus fills an important gap in understanding wisdom and how it is applied in a poly-cultural world. Wisdom is culturally bound. Wisdom is poly-cultural and interweaves individuality and communality. Practical wisdom is inextricably connected to many needs of contemporary personal and professional life. Moreover, the increasingly growing poly-culturality around the world requires a better understanding of how practical wisdom is understood in different cultures and traditions. Accordingly, there is a need for a) poly-cultural understanding of the concept of wisdom and b) the role of practical wisdom in a world crying out for wisdom. This book underlines the importance of developing a poly-cultural and interdisciplinary understanding of the concept of practical wisdom in today’s complex environment. The book offers significant insight into the implications of the non-Western traditions of wisdom and how such an understanding of the non-Western traditions can help us better and more critically understand and appropriately address new multi-faceted complex emerging phenomena. While the Western traditions offer valuable insight into the implication of wisdom in modern life, an integrated view that brings together the Western and non-Western traditions can provide a more critical and practical insight into how to apply practical wisdom in a contemporary poly-cultural environment.

The Routledge Companion to Management and Workplace Spirituality

The Routledge Companion to Management and Workplace Spirituality

The Routledge Companion to Management and Workplace Spirituality provides readers with a broad, cutting-edge overview of the discipline of management spirituality and religion (MSR). Marques has gathered leading scholars from around the world who share their insights and research on important topics such as linking spirituality and religion, cultural influences on workplace spirituality, mindfulness, and managing spiritually averse people. The volume also covers each of the major religions from both East and West, as well as leadership and spirituality, and issues related to linking spirituality to ethics, sustainability, and corporate social responsibility. This volume will prove invaluable to any student or researcher looking for a comprehensive survey of the field of MSR.

Hope

How Triumphant Leaders Create the Future

Hope

Whether organizations face uncertainty or meet the challenge of the constant pressure to innovate, leaders must dig deep to keep their focus and stay effective. In this landmark book, Andrew Razeghi isolates the critical factor that is at the core of successful leadership in any climate. Hope is based on research from neuroscience and behavioral psychology and interwoven with real-world stories of entrepreneurs, elite athletes, political leaders, and groundbreaking scientists. Razeghi shows that hope is a proven tool for competitive advantage and clearly demonstrates how it can be nurtured and developed. Throughout the book, he outlines a proven strategy for honing leadership skills and shows how to apply this strategy to individuals, teams, and organizations.

Good Governance is Worth the Effort: A Handbook for Christian Charities and Churches in Aotearoa

Good Governance is Worth the Effort: A Handbook for Christian Charities and Churches in Aotearoa

Charities operate in an increasingly complex environment. Their charitable status does not excuse them from governing their organisation in a manner that complies with the myriad of laws and regulations that apply to their day-to-day operation. This book is written to help leaders and board members of Christian charities as they seek to outwork their calling in New Zealand. It aims to help you to encourage the team that God has placed you in, and to outwork His purposes in and through your organisation.

Handbook of Environmental Psychology

Handbook of Environmental Psychology

An international team of leading scholars explores the latest theories, research, and applications critical to environmental psychology Featuring the latest research and concepts in the field straight from the world’s leading scholars and practitioners, Handbook of Environmental Psychology provides a balanced and comprehensive overview of this rapidly growing field. Bringing together contributions from an international team of top researchers representing a myriad of disciplines, this groundbreaking resource provides you with a pluralistic approach to the field as an interdisciplinary effort with links to other disciplines. Addressing a variety of issues and practice settings, Handbook of Environmental Psychology is divided into five organized and accessible parts to provide a thorough overview of the theories, research, and applications at the forefront of environmental psychology today. Part I deals with sharpening theories; Part II links the subject to other disciplines; Part III focuses on methods; Part IV highlights applications; and Part V examines the future of the field. Defining the ongoing revolution in thinking about how the environment and psychology interact, Handbook of Environmental Psychology is must reading for anyone coping directly with the attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors that are destroying our environment and putting our lives in jeopardy. Topics include: Healthy design Restorative environments Links to urban planning Contaminated environments Women’s issues Environments for aging Climate, weather, and crime The history and future of disaster research Children’s environments Personal space in a digital age Community planning

Wayfinding

Wayfinding

Wayfinding is a personal chronicle of the spiritual journey home of a contemporary American woman. Wilcox paints an intimate portrait of a seeker on the Sufi Way. The poems move from despair and hopelessness to the quiet bliss of Sufi healing. It is a moving universal experience, reflected in intimate and personal terms.

Design Leadership

Securing the Strategic Value of Design

Design Leadership

The fundamental tenet of this Design Leadership book is that design is a commercial and social imperative and its management and leadership are integral parts of what can make business successful, government effective and society safer and more enjoyable for everyone. The text draws on Raymond Turner’s extensive experience and insights into the effective use of design as a business resource for competitive advantage and social benefit. Raymond brings his experience of working for iconic businesses, projects and consultancies to provide essential, value creating, insights on the interface between design and business. Design Leadership adopts a straightforward approach that will be of great value to those who influence how organisations work - the managers and chief executives of a country’s wealth creating engines. It is also of particular relevance to those with design management and leadership responsibilities as well as students who aim to work in these roles. The ideas at the heart of the book concern all who shape society and have the brief to improve our lives. Raymond Turner’s advice will help all of these readers make design work and so become more effective more quickly.

Creative Leadership Signposts in Higher Education

. . . Turn Left at the Duck Pond!

Creative Leadership Signposts in Higher Education

"Creative ways of thinking about leadership are helpful to guide practice and personal growth. This book builds a strategic roadmap for creative leadership practice, putting the spotlight on a leader’s professional development journey in the process. The book is about leadership on the ground in higher education, where the ‘rubber hits the road’. It can also be useful in business, or for anyone wanting to think outside the square. Through a creative storytelling approach, the author takes the reader through Tuscany and her on-the-job experience as a leader of learning and teaching. Along the way, she explains some of the theoretical influences on her thinking and practice – in ways and combinations she hadn’t read about in other leadership books, or experienced in professional development programmes. Through real stories, the author shows how she made creative connections in building her own knowledge on present and past experience, with reflection on how practice can be improved with a clear focus on collegiality and strategic outcomes. This approach reflects the five creative leadership signposts that she explains and illustrates throughout the book. "