Given a world characterized by complexity, conflict, chaos, competition, selective inclusions/exclusions, change, ambiguity, paradox, perplexity, temptation, imperfections, irony, and invisible/spiritual battles, what can individuals and organizations do to survive and flourish? The author argues that strategic leadership is the answer; that understanding and practicing strategic leadership as a life skill will enable individuals and organizations to flourish in our increasingly interdependent “global village.”
This book provides deep insight into strategic leadership, leadership theories, models, constructs, and practices that are required for ethical character formation and impactful leadership. The concept of personal leadership poverty that can enable persons and organizations overcome the practices of failed leaders is elaborated. It also emphasizes the development of leaders as stewards in contrast to being agents. Moreover, it provides tips on how to rise from personal and organizational failures.
Key topics include: • Strategic Leadership Overview • Personal Leadership Poverty • The Leader as Light: A Concept for Developing Global Leaders • Leadership Theories and Practices • Power and Influence • Trust and Trust-Building • Coaching, Mentoring, and Discipling • Organizational Theories and Practices • Personal and Organizational Renewal