ILA Book Series

Leading in Complex Worlds


Editors: JoAnn Danelo Barbour, Gloria J. Burgess, Lena Lid Falkman and Robert M. McManus (Jossey-Bass/Wiley, 2012)

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Description: To live in complex worlds means living in the balance between moments of routine and moments of uncertainty, between the places of practice and the places of performance. Leading in Complex Worlds will prove to be an invaluable resource for leaders, scholars, educators, development professionals, and anyone with a professional interest in leadership.

About the Co-Editors

JoAnn Danelo Barbour

Gloria J. Burgess

Lena Lid Falkman

Robert M. McManus

Table of Contents

Introduction: JoAnn Danelo Barbour, Gloria J. Burgess, Lena Lid Falkman and Robert M. McManus

  1. Infusion – Elisabeth VanderWeil
  1. Discovering Leadership and Winning Friends – Pedram Alaedini
  2. Deepening Self-Awarenedd Through Dialogue: A Theoretical Framework for Leading in Complex Worlds – Lori N. H. Guasta
  3. Communications, Ethics, and Vision Trump Experience – Eli Sopow
  4. Leading Learnership: The Transformation of Leadership via Convergence with Learning – Greg Laudeman
  5. Leadership Education: The Power of Storytelling – Kimberly Nehls
  6. Developing Leaders for a Complex World: Mapping ILA’s Guiding Questions to an Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Minor in Leadership  – Scott J. Allen and Beth Ann Martin
  1. Black Women’s Political Leadership Development: Recentering the Leadership Discource – Dionne Rosser-Mims and Juanita Johnson-Bailey
  2. Leadership Lessons from the Criminal World – Jeanne Martinson
  3. Soccer Tactics and Complexity Leadership – Michael S. Lane, Kathleen Patterson, and Paul Carr
  4. A Complex Landscape: Reflections on Leaders and the Places They Create – Patricia Carr
  1. Global Leadership: How an Emerging Construct Is Informed by Complex Systems Theory – Jeri Darling
  2. The Role of Culture and History in the Applicability of WEstern LEadership Theories in Africa – Deanne de Vries
  3. A Tao Complexity Tool: Leading from Being – Caroline Fu and Richard Bergeon
  4. The Leadership of Dr. Jane Goodall: A Four-Quadrant Perspective – Georgia Pappas
  5. If You Would Lead Me – Reflections of Leadership – Nigel Linacre