An ecological perspective on leadership theory, research, and practice

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Environmental Sciences | Psychology | Sustainability


As the first book in the field of leadership studies to approach sustainability as a multi-faceted leadership challenge, Leadership for Environmental Sustainability will help to set the terms of the discussion on this topic among students, scholars, and practitioners of leadership for years to come. It explores the connection between leadership and sustainability from a variety of disciplinary perspectives, including sociology, history, psychology, business, literature, communication, and the arts. With short chapters edited for readability, the book is aimed at scholars, practitioners, students, and educated lay readers interested in cutting-edge research and thinking on this topic. [Book abstract]


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Table of Contents
Introduction: Connecting Leadership and Sustainability Benjamin Redekop
1. An Ecological Perspective on Leadership Theory, Research, and Practice Richard M. Wielkiewicz and Stephen P. Stelzner
2. Eco-Leadership: Towards the Development of a New Paradigm Simon Western
3. Challenges and Strategies of Leading for Sustainability Benjamin Redekop
4. Leadership and the Dynamics of Collaboration: Averting the Tragedy of the Commons Rob Williams
5. Leadership for Sustainability in Business: It's All About the Stories We Tell Martin Melaver
6. Green Heroes Re-examined: An Evaluation of Environmental Role Models Beth Birmingham and Stan Lequire
7. Communicating Leadership for Environmental Sustainability: The Rhetorical Strategies of Rachel Carson and Al Gore Denise Stodola
8. Artists as Transformative Leaders for Sustainability Jill Jacoby & Xia Ji
9. The Agrarian Mind and Good Leadership: Harvesting Insights from the Literary Field of Wendell Berry Paul Kaak
10. Leadership from Below: Farmers and Sustainable Agriculture in Ethiopia. Ezekiel Gebissa
11. The League of Nations and the Problems of Health and the Environment: Leadership for the Common Good in Historical Perspective Michael Callahan
12. Protest, Power, and "Political Somersaults:" Leadership Lessons from the German Green Party Heather McDougall
13. Religion, Leadership, and the Natural Environment: The Case of American Evangelicals Calvin Redekop
14. The Turn toward Spirituality and Environmental Leadership Corné Bekker
15. Deep Systems Leadership: A Model for the 21st Century Rian Satterwhite.
Conclusion: Towards a New General Theory of Leadership