Spiritually And Developmentally Mature Leadership: Towards An Expanded Understanding Of Leadership In The 21st Century by Daniel E. HarrisSpiritually And Developmentally Mature Leadership: Towards An Expanded Understanding Of Leadership In The 21st Century by Daniel E. Harris

Spiritually And Developmentally Mature Leadership: Towards An Expanded Understanding Of Leadership…

byDaniel E. Harris, Lori Holyfield, Linda Jones

Hardcover | March 5, 2019

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The book goes beyond theory to offer tools and suggestions for developing emerging leaders. Inspired by the pioneering work of leadership scholar Andre Delbecq, this book points towards an expanded model of leadership that incorporates an active inner life, and posits that such fully human models of leadership will be essential to meet the profound challenges of the 21st Century. Without presuming to provide definitive answers, the text explores central questions such as: What is the added value of spiritual maturity to leadership? Would the integration of mature spirituality with well-developed intellectual and emotional capacities produce more beneficial leadership outcomes for organizations and individuals? What would a spiritually and developmentally mature emerging leader look like in 10 to 20 years? How do we prepare emerging leaders for the challenges they may face; and how do we model spiritually and developmentally mature leadership in ways that resonate with them?

Professor Andre Delbecq (1936-2016) of the University of Santa Clara created the heuristic of "spiritually and developmentally mature leaders" to encapsulate his observation that outstanding leaders often seemed to draw strength and wisdom from sources that are not typically studied or taught in leadership courses. Thirty scholars and practitioners accepted Delbecq's heuristic as the starting point to explore spiritual components of leadership that do not easily lend themselves to quantification or clear causal links. The analysis of their disciplined engagement with the heuristic forms the foundation of an exploratory, fully human understanding of leadership. This analysis is supported by literature reviews, including an overview of Andre Delbecq's relevant work. Ultimately, the authors call for further collaboration across disciplines and between research and practice to build on the conceptual constructs offered here, and, especially, to create pedagogies for the training of spiritually and developmentally mature leaders

Daniel Harris is a retired diplomat who served as Director of the Tyson Center for Faith & Spirituality in the Workplace from 2013 - 2107. His teaching and research interests include transformative teaching, especially in relation to spirituality and leadership. He created and taught "Authentic Leadership in a Multi-faith Workplace" at...
Title:Spiritually And Developmentally Mature Leadership: Towards An Expanded Understanding Of Leadership…Format:HardcoverDimensions:265 pagesPublished:March 5, 2019Publisher:Springer NatureLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3030111741

ISBN - 13:9783030111748


Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction and Summary of Themes; Chapter 2  The Spiritually and Developmentally Mature Leader.- Chapter 3 Literature Review.- Chapter 4 Research Methods.- Chapter 5 Key Characteristics of a Spiritually Mature Leader.- Chapter 6 Developmental Challenges of Spiritually Mature Leadership and Potential Offsets.- Chapter 7 Skills, Competencies and Habits.- Chapter 8 Impacts of Spirituality and Developmentally Mature Leaders on Organizational Life.- Chapter 9 Preparing Emerging Leaders to Become Spiritually and Developmentally Mature Leaders.- Chapter 10 Recommendation for Research and Application.- Chapter 11 Concluding Thoughts and Call to Action.-  Appendix A Flip Charts .- Appendix B Ranking of Key Characteristics.-  Appendix C Challenges and Offsets Terms by Ranking.- Appendix D Additional Word Trees.- Appendix E Articles on Calling and Vocation.- Appendix F Workplace Spirituality Resources Supported by Fetzer Institute.- Appendix G Assessments.- Appendix H Research Team ASPIRES Report.