A New Psychology for Sustainability Leadership

Applying theories from developmental psychology, Schein demonstrates how the complexity of sustainability is driving new approaches to leadership.

Author: Steven Schein

Publisher: Greenleaf Publishing (UK)

ISBN: 1783531959

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During the last decade, the sustainability position in multinational corporations has grown in influence. Much literature has explored how corporations can play an important role in solving the environmental challenges facing the planet. However, until now, there has been little research on sustainability leadership at the individual level. In this book, Schein explores the deeper psychological motivations of sustainability leaders. He shows how these motivations relate to overall effectiveness and capacity to lead transformational change and he explores the ways in which the complexity of sustainability is driving new approaches to leadership. Drawing on interviews with 75 leaders in more than 40 multinational organizations, NGOs, and academia, Schein explores how ecological worldviews and conscious mindsets are developed and expressed in the context of global sustainability practice. By empirically grounding key theories from developmental psychology in sustainability leadership practice, the author encourages us to think about leadership in a different way. A New Psychology for Sustainability Leadership will be of interest to an interdisciplinary audience of social scientists, educators, corporate executives, and social entrepreneurs. The insights from this book can be usefully integrated into leadership curriculum and development programs to help the next generation of sustainability leaders respond to global challenges.

A New Psychology for Sustainability Leadership

Responding to the knowledge gap that currently exists about the psychology of sustainability leadership in the corporate world, there have been several recent theoretical and small-scale empirical studies thus far that use developmental ...

Author: Steve Schein

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351286022

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 234

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During the last decade, the sustainability position in multinational corporations has grown in influence. Much literature has explored how corporations can play an important role in solving the environmental challenges facing the planet. However, until now, there has been little research on sustainability leadership at the individual level. In this book, Schein explores the deeper psychological motivations of sustainability leaders. He shows how these motivations relate to overall effectiveness and capacity to lead transformational change and he explores the ways in which the complexity of sustainability is driving new approaches to leadership.Drawing on interviews with 75 leaders from over 40 multinational corporations and NGOs, Schein explores how ecological worldviews are developed and expressed in global sustainability practice. By applying key theories from developmental psychology, integral ecology and eco-psychology to sustainability practice, Schein encourages us to think about leadership in a different way. A New Psychology for Sustainability Leadership will be of interest to an interdisciplinary audience of social scientists, educators, corporate executives, and social entrepreneurs. The insights from this book can be usefully integrated into leadership curriculum and development programs to help the next generation of leaders respond to global challenges.

A Theory of Environmental Leadership

Studying Leadership: Traditional and Critical Approaches. London: Sage. Schein, Steve. (2015). A New Psychology for Sustainability Leadership: The Hidden Power of Ecological Worldviews. Sheffield: Greenleaf Publishing Limited.

Author: Mark Manolopoulos

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000360974

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

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In A Theory of Environmental Leadership, Mark Manolopoulos draws on his original model of leading outlined in his cutting-edge book Following Reason to derive and develop the first properly systematic model of eco-leadership. Suppose humanity’s relation with the Earth may be described in terms of leadership "stages" or modalities: once upon a time, the Earth led or ruled humanity, and now we humans rule or lead the Earth. When the Earth led, the Earth flourished; now that humankind leads, the Earth flounders - ecological crises multiply and intensify. However, there might be a third stage or modality of leadership: humanity leading for the Earth, leading in a way that allows the world, including humans, to re-flourish. What would be the nature of this truly environmental form of leadership? A Theory of Environmental Leadership identifies and critically analyzes the two basic and incompatible positions associated with the way we construe and interact with the non-human: anthropocentrism (human supremacism) and ecocentrism (ecological egalitarianism). By rigorously analyzing and leveraging this polarity, this book outlines an innovative theory of eco-leadership together with some of its confronting-but-necessary measures. Expansive and incredibly timely, A Theory of Environmental Leadership is ideal for a range of audiences, from scholars and students of environmental leadership studies to activists and policymakers. The book’s remarkable clarity and engaging character also makes it suitable for the general public.

Leadership for Sustainability in Higher Education

New York: Routledge, pp. 230–242. Schein, E. H. (1985), Organizational Culture and Leadership. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. Schein, S. (2015), A New Psychology for Sustainability Leadership: The Hidden Power of Ecological World Views.

Author: Janet Haddock-Fraser

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350006140

Category: Education

Page: 240

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Sustainability is a complex concept, and the challenge of understanding it and applying it to a diverse, multi-agent, organisational setting with its potentially conflicting priorities cannot be underestimated. Leadership for Sustainability in Higher Education provides key learning from the authors' extensive academic, leadership and professional experience in this area, supplemented with reference to key learning from other leaders and institutions. Janet Fraser-Haddock, Peter Rands and Stephen Scoffham bring together the wide range of influences and considerations to succeed, including: · an understanding of the core constructs of leadership theory and sustainability · the range of perspectives through which to view and value sustainability · successful activities and actions undertaken by sustainability leaders in the higher education sector · models and methods to successfully implement sustainability that are new to the sector · influencers on the sustainability agenda, whether policy- or demand-led, external or internal · barriers to and enablers of success for leaders at individual, institutional and sector levels These factors all combine to provide a framework for the reader within which to consider leadership for sustainability, both at an individual level and within the higher education culture and organisational norms. The authors provide a theoretical underpinning of key concepts, supplemented by examples of practice across the sector, both within the UK and internationally. Case studies from the UK, Australia, North America and India all bring to life the key opportunities and challenges of leading the sustainability agenda across a range of higher education institutions.

Innovation in Environmental Leadership

environmental leadership – at a global, national, and local level – becomes a more widely shared concern. ... A New Psychology for Sustainability Leadership: The hidden power of ecological worldviews. Sheffield: Greenleaf Publishing.

Author: Benjamin W. Redekop

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351795388

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 246

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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.

Emerging Challenges in Business Optimization Technology and Industry

Joel Harmon, Executive Director of the Institute for Sustainable Enterprise at FDU, for his continued insights and support for teaching and research on ... A new psychology for sustainability leadership: the hidden power of ...

Author: Lotfi Tadj

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319585895

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 234

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This book presents selected papers on Business Management and Technology, focusing on recent research in Business, Optimization, Technology, and Global Issues. Organized in four broad tracks, papers examine Management Challenges in Today’s Industry, especially concerning changes in customer demands; Optimization Challenges in Today’s Business, looking at efficiency and effectiveness in providing goods and services at affordable prices; Innovation in Hospitality and Tourism; and Technological Challenges in the Era of Globalization. The book covers both production systems and service systems, including the growing area of Information Technology, and also looks at the quality of work life in various sectors of business. It presents a balanced blend of theoretical and practical papers.

Leader to Leader LTL Volume 79 Winter 2016

We need productive leadership thinking on the subject, which makes the new book by Steve Schein, A New Psychology for Sustainability Leadership, so important. It draws on his interviews with seventy-five leaders in more than forty ...

Author: Bruce Rosenstein

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119236870

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 67

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Leader to Leader, the Hesselbein Institute's award-winning quarterly journal, offers cutting-edge thinking on leadership, management, and strategy written by today's top thought leaders from the private, public and social sectors. It is mailed quarterly to all Institute members and is also available by subscription.

Triple Value Leadership

Creating Sustainable Value for Your Business, Your Customers and Society Sander Tideman ... New York: Paulist Press International. 4. ... A New Psychology for Sustainability Leadership: The Hidden Power of Ecological Worldviews.

Author: Sander Tideman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000575262

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 172

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With the sustainability emergency, businesses can no longer give priority to commercial interests (and financial gains) and close their eyes to societal and environmental interests. We need a new, higher perspective to close the gap. We need to formulate a new business logic and a sustainable value creation method for sustainable business, for their customers and society – that is, all business stakeholders, as well as the planet. This book will do just that. This book presents the insights gained from action research with leading companies across the world to discover a comprehensive method that works: a practical framework for CEO and business leaders who want to lead their organization along the sustainability transition. Building on the latest insights from science, summarized as the systems view of life, the book identifies six principles that provide a new leadership lens on how to understand the changes taking place in business and create sustainable value from a systems perspective. Based on these insights, the book offers the Triple Value mindset model, consisting of six distinct leadership qualities, to enable business leaders to scale their intended impact from the organization to all stakeholders in the value chain, thus transcending the conflict between business and society. Not only that, the book will also offer you a leadership journey – an adventure that will transform the way to think, feel and execute the new perspective in your company, while perfecting your leadership potential and inspiring the people you work with. On the journey you will be supported by models, tools and best practices, which will help you to reimagine your business strategy and your role as leader in driving sustainable transformation and success.

Developing a Sustainability Mindset in Management Education

A matter of being: Developing sustainability-minded leaders. ... Business leaders committing to and fostering sustainability initiatives. ... A new psychology for sustainability leadership the hidden power of ecological worldviews.

Author: Kerul Kassel

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351063326

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 368

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With an expanding awareness of the challenges of sustainability, featured more in the daily news than in higher education textbooks, scholars and faculty have been called to connect their syllabi to the ‘real world’. This book doesn’t just offer the ‘why’; it offers the ‘how’ through presenting the definition and model of the ‘sustainability mindset’ to help educators frame curricula to facilitate broad and deep systemic learning among current and future leaders. A sustainability mindset is intended to help individuals analyze complex management challenges and generate truly innovative solutions. The sustainability mindset breaks away from traditional management disciplinary silos by integrating management ethics, entrepreneurship, environmental studies, systems thinking, self-awareness and spirituality within the dimensional contexts of thinking (knowledge), being (values) and doing (competency). This book is aimed at professors, faculty members, instructors, teaching assistants, researchers and doctoral students in higher learning management education programs. Chapter contributors are all teaching professionals from programs around the world, who have been doing research and creating curricula, assessments, tools, and more for the students in their classes, and the book will be globally applicable.

Business as an Instrument for Societal Change

A New Psychology for Sustainability Leadership: The Hidden Power of Ecological Worldviews. Sheffield, UK: Greenleaf Publishing. Seligman, M.E.P. (2002). Authentic Happiness: Using the New Positive Psychology to Realize YourPotential for ...

Author: Sander Tideman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351284585

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 315

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Business as an Instrument for Societal Change: In Conversation with the Dalai Lama is the result of two decades of research and dialogue with His Holiness the Dalai Lama and other leaders in business, government, science and education. Author Sander Tideman, a lawyer and banker who has maintained a friendship with the Dalai Lama over all these years, presents a practical framework and methodology to develop a new kind of leadership - one fit to repurpose the business world and tackle escalating social, economic and environmental needs. The Dalai Lama rarely speaks directly on the topics of business, leadership and economics. Yet in the dialogues recounted here, his wisdom - combined with key insights from business and public leaders -creates a unified shift towards a consciousness of interconnectedness, offering profound insights for practitioners and general readers alike. Tideman unites the scientific worldviews of physics, neuroscience and economics with the positive psychology of human relationships, and ancient spiritual wisdom, to formulate practical business leadership solutions. While recognizing the need for change in external structures and governance, Tideman highlights the importance of opening our minds, and connecting inner and outer spirituality. At the same time, he focuses on concrete practices for winning the hearts and minds of employees, customers, communities, and society at large, while addressing deep-rooted problems such as extreme social inequality and continued financial collapses. At the heart of this book lies the journey to discover our shared purpose. This ignites new sources of value creation for the organisation, customers and society, which Tideman terms 'triple value'. We can achieve triple value by aligning societal and business needs, based on the fundamental reality of interconnection. Business as an Instrument for Societal Change: In Conversation with the Dalai Lama is a readable and intelligent exploration of how leaders can actually help to shape a sustainable global economy by embracing innate human and humane behaviour. It is also Tideman's fascinating personal journey, which brought him to question the underlying motivations and goals of business leadership and to seek a new paradigm for a more sustainable approach. Reflecting Tideman's sharp perceptions and infused with the Dalai Lama's unmistakable joy, this book has the power to change your way of thinking.