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Leadership for the disillusioned : moving beyond myths and heroes to leading that liberates / Amanda Sinclair.

By: Sinclair, Amanda, 1953-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Crows Nest, N.S.W. : Allen & Unwin, 2007Description: xxiv, 216 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781741751000 (pbk.)Subject(s): Leadership
Contents:
Introduction : leadership for liberation -- What's wrong with leadership? -- The seduction of leadership -- What's wrong with ideas about leadership? -- Teaching and learning about leadership -- Practices of liberating leadership -- Going back -- Working with power -- Bringing bodies into leadership -- Breath and mindfulness -- Going deeper -- The identity work of leadership -- Leading with spirit -- Less-ego leadership.
Review: "We expect our leaders to be assertive, confident, in control. Can they, and we, live up to this? Or should leadership instead be aimed at altogether different outcomes?" "Amanda Sinclair, writer, professor at Australia's foremost Business School and yoga teacher, tackles these fundamental questions about leadership head on. She shows how our ideas about leadership have been captured by narrow interests and corporate templates. Challenging leadership assumptions and myths, she explores an approach to leading that is truly liberating for both leaders and those around them." "Leadership for the Disillusioned is not a guide to getting to the top: it will take you on a different journey. Sinclair draws on a wide set of social ideas, Eastern philosophies and personal encounters with exceptional leaders. Leadership for the Disillusioned is for anyone who is looking for an alternative way to lead."--BOOK JACKET.General note: Includes index.
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Includes index.

Includes bibliographic references (p. 199-210) and index.

Introduction : leadership for liberation -- Pt. I. What's wrong with leadership? -- 1. The seduction of leadership -- 2. What's wrong with ideas about leadership? -- 3. Teaching and learning about leadership -- Pt. II. Practices of liberating leadership -- 4. Going back -- 5. Working with power -- 6. Bringing bodies into leadership -- 7. Breath and mindfulness -- Pt. III. Going deeper -- 8. The identity work of leadership -- 9. Leading with spirit -- 10. Less-ego leadership.

"We expect our leaders to be assertive, confident, in control. Can they, and we, live up to this? Or should leadership instead be aimed at altogether different outcomes?" "Amanda Sinclair, writer, professor at Australia's foremost Business School and yoga teacher, tackles these fundamental questions about leadership head on. She shows how our ideas about leadership have been captured by narrow interests and corporate templates. Challenging leadership assumptions and myths, she explores an approach to leading that is truly liberating for both leaders and those around them." "Leadership for the Disillusioned is not a guide to getting to the top: it will take you on a different journey. Sinclair draws on a wide set of social ideas, Eastern philosophies and personal encounters with exceptional leaders. Leadership for the Disillusioned is for anyone who is looking for an alternative way to lead."--BOOK JACKET.

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