Innovation in Environmental Leadership offers innovative approaches to leadership from a post-industrial and ecological vantage point. Chapters in this collection are written by leading scholars and practitioners of environmental leadership from around the globe, and are informed by a variety of critical perspectives, including post-heroic approaches, systems thinking, and the emerging insights of Critical Leadership Studies (CLS).

By taking the natural environment seriously as a foundational context for leadership, Innovation in Environmental Leadership offers fresh insights and compelling visions of leadership pertinent to 21st century environmental and social challenges. Concepts and understandings of leadership emerged as part of an extractive industrial system; this work asks its readers to re-think what leadership looks like in an ecologically sustainable biological system.

This book provides fresh insights and critical perspectives on the vibrant and growing field of environmental leadership. It shows the latest state of knowledge on the topic and will be of interest both to students at an advanced level, academics and reflective practitioners. It addresses the topics with regard to leadership theory and environmental leadership and will be of interest to researchers, academics, and students in the fields of sustainability, environmental ethics, natural resource management, environmental studies, business management, public policy, and environmental management.

chapter 2|16 pages

A Case for Universal Context

Intersections of the biosphere, systems, and justice using a critical constructionist lens

chapter 3|13 pages

The Eco-Leadership Paradox

chapter 4|19 pages

Sustainable Leadership

Toward Restoring the Human and Natural Worlds

chapter 5|17 pages

Eco-Leadership, Complexity Science, and 21st-Century Organizations

A Theoretical and Empirical Analysis

chapter 7|12 pages

The Unseen Revolution

Leadership for Sustainability in the Tropical Biosphere

chapter 9|22 pages

Climate Change Leadership

From Tragic to Comic Discourse