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Breaking the Zero-Sum Game: Transforming Societies Through Inclusive Leadership


Editors: Aldo Boitano, H. Eric Schockman, and Raúl Lagomarsino Dutra (Emerald Publishing, 2017)

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In a world plagued by wicked problems, escaping the win- lose dynamics of zero- sum game approaches is crucial for finding integrated, inclusive solutions to complex issues. In this timely book, the reader will uncover real- life examples of inclusive leaders that have broken the zero- sum game. From Ivy League colleges to African villages, from the very top of the Catholic Church to anarchist conferences and meetings, inclusive leadership can be applied and the protagonists will tell you how.

Including a foreword from Edwin Hollander, a pioneering visionary of inclusive leadership, you will find concrete examples and tools in this book that you can start using from day one (and in your own way) as an inclusive leader.

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About the Co-Editors

Aldo Boitano is the founder/Executive Director of Executive Development. He currently teaches on International Business, Leadership and Building High Performance teams at ESE-Universidad Los Andes and at the School of Business Universidad de Chile both at corporate programs and at post-graduate and MBA level.

H. Eric Schockman is Associate Professor, Chair of the Department of Leadership and Director for the Center for Leadership at Woodbury University. He also teaches in the Ph.D program in Global Leadership and Change at Pepperdine University and previously served as Associate Dean and Associate Adjunct Professor at the Sol Price School of Public Policy at the University of Southern California.

Raúl Lagomarsino Dutra is Professor and Department Head, Organizational Behavior/Human Resources Management at ESE Business School, Universidad de Los Andes, Chile. He has almost 20 years of experience in Executive Education in some of the most prestigious Business Schools in Latin America.

Table of Contents

Foreword – Edwin P. Hollander

Preface – Aldo Boitano, Raúl Lagomarsino, and H. Eric Schockman

  1. Breaking the Zero-Sum Game: Transforming Societies Through Inclusive Leadership  – Ebere Morgan
  2. What’s in a Word?  Troubling and Reconstructing the Discourse of Inclusion  – Leigh E. Fine
  3. Fostering Inclusive Innovation Ecosystems – Lyndon Rego and Christopher Gergen
  4. Towards the “Other”: Followership Justice and Leadership Reach – Robin E.S. Carter
  5. Denizen Leaders as Radical Negotiators of Third Alternatives in Complex Societies: Not Mine, Not Yours, But Ours – Rouxelle de Villiers and Colleen Rigby
  6. Exploring Inclusive Leadership Through the Lens of a Collaborative Structure – William Clark
  1. Inclusive Leadership for a New Social Order:  Dr. A.T. Ariyaratne – Cheryl Getz and Elisa Sabatini
  2. Mercy Within Mercy: The Heart of Pope Francis’ Inclusive Leadership in a Broken World  – Dung Q. Tran and Michael R. Carey
  3. Harmony but Not Sameness: The Inclusive Leadership Style of the Chinese Profound Persons – Zhi Luan
  1. Rekindling the Legacy of Civil Rights: Leadership for an Inclusive, Just, and Compassionate Society – Juana Bordas
  2. What is “The Work” of Breaking the Zero-Sum Game? – Sarah Chace
  3. Connective Leadership: From Zero-Sum to Inclusion – Jill Robinson, Chris Cartwright, Maura Harrington, and Kevin Walsh
  4. Inclusive Leadership: A Western Concept or a Strategy That Will Transform the World? – Randal Joy Thompson
  5. The Inclusive Leader at the Centre of an Inter-Connected World – Bob Hughes and Helen Caton-Hughes
  1. Neighbors, Allies, and Partners in Inclusion: An HBCU and an SEC Land Grant Institution  – Barbara A. Baker & Joyce de Vries
  2. From Institutional Diversity and Inclusion to Societal Equity and Justice: Higher Education as a Leadership Training Ground for the Public Good – Brighid Dwyer and Ralph A. Gigliotti
  3. Dialogic Change and the Practice of Inclusive leadership – Niels Agger-Gupta and Brigitte Harris
  4. Building Inclusive Leaders: A Critical Framework for Leadership Education – Leonard D. Taylor Jr. and Ethan Brownell
  1. Transforming Leadership Through Village Outreach: Women as Change Agents in Sub-Saharan Africa – Mecca Antonia Burns, Bernard Mukisa, Lydia Sanyu, and Denis Muwanguzi
  2. Congo Calling – Blood on Our Hands – Miriam Gosling
  3. Unpacking Inclusivity: Lessons From Ubuntu Leadership – Gloria Burgess
  4. From Barriers to Breakthroughs: Leading Others Past Wicked Problems to Inclusive Practice Using Integrated Focus – Jennifer Walinga
  5. Striving for Horizontality by Addressing Power Differentials in Radical Organizing – Claire Delisle, Maria Basualdo, Adina Ilea, and Andrea Hughes
  6. Cross-Cultural Collaborators: Expatriate and Host Country National Inclusive Relationships  – Tami J. France
  7. Inclusive, Authentic, Values-based, or Opportunistic – What Counts as Leadership Today? A Case Study of Angela, Donald, Francis and Helen  – Lorraine Stefani
  8. Global Interdependence: The Inclusive Nature of Humanitarian Leaders at Heifer International – Malcom E. Glover
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