My current leadership journey has found its course in the book “Leading with Soul.” At first, I thought, what does this book have to do with leadership? It felt more like a fictional novel than any type of academic exercise. Fortunately, as I pressed on reading, its importance to a leader became known to me. Bolman and Terrance Deal, (2001), wrote that terms like heart and spirit seem exotic (p. 9). I understand their take but to me the terms heart and spirit are why I exist.
Ethics: Addressing Issues and Challenges The ethics of an evaluation rest solely on the values and personal convictions of the researcher. Newman and Brown (1996) define ethics as the science of rules and standards of conduct and practice (Russ-Eft & Preskill, 2001). Unfortunately, on a daily basis or so it seems are articles, blogs, and twitters of unethical conduct by those in leadership positions. Does Congressman Weiner ring a bell? It clearly seems that business lead
The Kouzes Posner Model Only the naïve, ignorant, or arrogant can claim to understand and have all the answers for the complexities of leadership. Kouzes and Posner is neither of the aforementioned characteristics yet they have addressed the nuances of leadership in fine manner. With each chapter one can find much assistance for the art of leading. Tom Peters’ comments on the book by saying, leadership books are a dime a dozen, and most do not last a week. The Leadership Chal
The Territory of the Contrarian Leader Although the idea of territory seems to bring pictures of cascading mountaintops or rushing rivers, negotiating personal internal territory is hazardous. All leaders should look at moral values and beliefs. To maintain the authority needed to show the way, the contrarian leader undertakes the expedition of the soul. The person whom takes responsibility codifies authority. This profound concept of responsibility though easy to discuss is