The unique leadership challenges organizations face throughout the world call for a renewed focus on what constitutes "authentic, inclusive, servant, transformational, principled, values-based, and mindful" leadership. Traditional approaches rarely provide a permeating or systematic framework to garner a sense of higher purpose or nurture deeper moral and spiritual dimensions of leaders. Learning to be an effective leader requires a deep personal transformation, which is not easy. This text provides guidelines in a variety of settings and contexts while presenting best practices in successfully leading the twenty-first century workforce and offering strategies and tools to lead change effectively in the present-day boundary-less work environment.

Given the ever-growing, widespread importance of leadership and its role in initiating change, this will be a key reference work in the field of leadership and change management in business. The uniqueness of this book lies in its anchorage in the moral and spiritual dimension of leadership, an approach most relevant for contemporary times and organizations. It represents an important milestone in the perennial quest for discovering the best leadership models and change practices to suit the contemporary organizations.

Designed to be a resource for scholars, practitioners, teachers and students seeking guidance in the art and science of leadership and change management, this will be an invaluable reference for libraries with collections in business, management, sports, history, politics, law, and psychology. It will present essential strategies for leading and transforming corporations, small businesses, schools, hospitals, and various nonprofit organizations. It brings the research on leadership and change management up to date, while mapping its terrain and extending the scope and boundaries of this field in an inclusive and egalitarian manner.

chapter |9 pages


BySatinder K. Dhiman

part I|154 pages

Leadership Theories/Styles/Types

chapter 1|13 pages

What Would Marcus Aurelius Do? 1

The Stoic Art of Leading and Managing Change during Turbulent Times
BySatinder K. Dhiman, Gursharan Kaur

chapter 2|30 pages

Servant Leadership and Overcoming Resistance to Change

A Diagnostic Framework
ByGary E. Roberts

chapter 3|15 pages

Quiet Ego Leadership

Leading Wisely in Times of Change
ByMichael Chaskalson, Chris Nichols, Philippa Hardman, Richard Nichols

chapter 5|12 pages

Speaking Truth to Power

The Leader Voice and the Voices They Listen to
ByMegan Reitz, John Higgins

chapter 6|12 pages

New Forms of Self-Actualized Leadership

Leading Organizational Change Back to Human
ByKerri Cissna, Charles Gross, Amanda Wickramasinghe

chapter 7|14 pages

Qābus-nāma on Virtuous Leadership

A Medieval Model for Modern Business
BySümeyye Kuşakci

chapter 8|13 pages

Getting to the Essence of Leadership

Yoga as a Foundational Framework
ByRebecca N. Baelen, Tracy F. H. Chang

chapter 9|10 pages

How Culture Influences Leadership Styles in Africa

ByHenry O. Onukwuba, Okechukwu E. Amah

chapter 10|10 pages

Exploring the Dark Side of Leadership

ByAnoosha Makka

chapter 11|12 pages

Leading Successful Transitioning

Back to Basics of Elizabeth Kubler-Ross' Contribution
ByMias de Klerk

part II|107 pages

Motivation, Mindfulness, and the Changing Landscape of Leadership

chapter 12|12 pages

Motivational Strategies of Circular Economy Companies

Five Case Studies from Finland
ByMira Valkjärvi, Katariina Koistinen, Satu Teerikangas

chapter 13|13 pages

Why Leaders in the United States Build Businesses with Purpose

ByDenise Berger

chapter 14|11 pages

Mindful Change Management for Disruptive Artificial Intelligence

ByWenli Wang, Larraine Brandt

chapter 15|16 pages

Shock Leader Mindfulness

An Essential Element for Leading Organizations through Crises
ByAnton Shufutinsky, Bena Long, James R. Sibel, Brandy B. Hayes Shufutinsky

chapter 16|12 pages

Change Management and Nike's Sustainable Product Innovation

ByYounsung Kim

chapter 17|12 pages


Mapping the Enablers of Personal Growth within Changing Organizations
ByKemi Ogunyemi, Yetunde Anibaba

chapter 19|16 pages

Prepare for Being Unprepared

Learning About Collective Leadership, Change Readiness, and Mindful Organizing From an Extreme Case Study of Rowing Across the Atlantic
ByJutta Tobias Mortlock, Lisa Strandqvist

part III|88 pages

Emerging Trends in Leadership and Change Management

chapter 20|10 pages

Leadership for Future

Co-creation in Communities
ByClarice Santos, Verônica Angélica Freitas de Paula

chapter 21|11 pages

Indifference, Discernment, and Adaptation

An Ignatian Approach to Leading Change in (Jesuit) Higher Education
ByDung Q. Tran, Michael R. Carey

chapter 22|18 pages

New Pathways for Religious Leadership

Change in Highly Traditioned Organizations
ByJack Barentsen

chapter 23|13 pages

Female Global Leadership at the Time of Anthropogenically Driven Climate Change

ByElizabeth F. R. Gingerich

chapter 24|11 pages

Beyond Role Expectations

Gender, Leadership Emergence, and the Changing Nature of Work
ByKaroline Evans, David Greenway

chapter 25|13 pages

Changing Political Landscape

Women in Leadership
ByShanetta K. Weatherspoon, Renee F. Dorn, Tara R. Jiles

chapter 26|10 pages

Women Leadership in Higher Education

Barriers and Success Factors
BySatinder K. Dhiman, Gursharan Kaur

part IV|79 pages

Leading and Managing Effectively During Uncertain, Disruptive Times

chapter 27|11 pages

An Integrative Approach to Change

The Role of Responsible Leadership in Taming Wicked Change Paths
ByMelanie De Ruiter, Jeroen van der Velden

chapter 29|12 pages

Insights From State-Owned Enterprises Transitioning to the Market Mode

Lessons for Organizational Transformations
ByTimo J. Santalainen, Ram B. Baliga

chapter 30|12 pages

Another Resilience Test?

The Lebanese Leadership and Human Response during Covid-19
ByDunia A. Harajli

chapter 31|11 pages

An Anatomy of Self-Leadership

A Key to Workplace Well-being, Growth, and Change
ByKemi Ogunyemi, Omowumi Ogunyemi

chapter 32|9 pages

Leadership and Change Implications of Freedom in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

ByJulia Margarete Puaschunder

chapter 33|12 pages

Management Strategies for Technology Change

ByPauline Ash Ray, Wenli Wang