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ILA’s Building Leadership Bridges series captures the best contemporary thinking about leadership from a diverse range of scholars, practitioners, and educators working around the globe. In keeping with the mission of the ILA, the book series builds connections between how people research, imagine, and experience leadership across cultures. Building Leadership Bridges is published by Emerald Group Publishing.

 

Grassroots Leadership and the Arts for Social Change

by Susan J. Erenrich and Jon F. Wergin, Editors (Emerald Group Publishing, April 2017)

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Description: Throughout history artists have led grassroots movements of protest, resistance, and liberation. They created dangerously, sometimes becoming martyrs for the cause. Their efforts kindled a fire, aroused the imagination and rallied the troops culminating in real transformational change. Their art served as a form of dissent during times of war, social upheaval, and political unrest. Less dramatically perhaps, artists have also participated in demonstrations, benefit concerts, and have become philanthropists in support of their favorite causes. These artists have been overlooked or given too little attention in the literature on leadership, even though the consequences of their courageous crusades, quite often, resulted in censorship, “blacklisting,” imprisonment, and worse. This volume explores the intersection of grassroots leadership and the arts for social change by accentuating the many victories artists have won for humanity. History has shown that these imaginative movers and shakers are a force with which to be reckoned with. Through this volume, we hope readers will vicariously experience the work of these brave figures, reflect on their commitments and achievements, and continue to dream a better world full of possibility.

 

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Past Volumes in the Series

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Creative Social Change BookcoverCreative Social Change: Leadership for a Healthy World
Editors: Kathryn Goldman Schuyler, John Eric Baugher, Karin Jironet
(Emerald Group Publishing 2016)


Creative Social Change asks readers to consider, "What is my role in creating healthy organizations and a healthy world?" and then provides them with the frameworks and tools to explore that challenge, finding a path through the complexities of today and taking action and contributing to what works.

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Leadership 2050: Critical Challenges, Key Contexts, and Emerging Trends
Editors: Matthew Sowcik, Anthony C. Andenoro, Mindy McNutt, and Susan Elaine Murphy
(Emerald Group Publishing 2015)


What kind of leaders will the world need over the next thirty-five years? Leadership 2050 examines the issues, drivers, and contexts that will most likely influence leaders and followers as we approach 2050.

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Leading with Spirit, Presence, and Authenticity
Editors: Kathryn Goldman Schuyler, John Eric Baugher, Karin Jironet, and Lena Lid-Falkman
(Jossey-Bass/Wiley 2014)


Presenting the perspectives of leaders, social scientists, and educators from around the world – including Otto Scharmer, Subhanu Saxena, Susan Skjei, and more - on the topic of developing inner wisdom, this volume encourages leaders to reflect on their own lives and work to address difficult global systems challenges.

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The Embodiment of Leadership
Editors: Lois Ruskai Melina, Gloria J. Burgess, Lena Lid Falkman and Antonio Marturano
(Jossey-Bass/Wiley 2013)

Integrating critical theory with authentic leadership development, this volume explores the notion that leadership is both a discursive practice and a performative identity.


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Leading in Complex Worlds
Editors: JoAnn Danelo Barbour, Gloria J. Burgess, Lena Lid Falkman and Robert M. McManus

(Jossey-Bass/Wiley 2012)

To lead in complex worlds means leading in the balance between moments of routine and moments of uncertainty, between the places of practice and the places of performance. Leading complexly meets complexity with adaptive, flexible, multicultural, multimodal, multisensory, multirelational approaches.

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Leadership for Transformation
Editors: JoAnn Danelo Barbour and Gill Robinson Hickman
(Jossey-Bass/Wiley 2011)


Transformative change is the result of many acts, large and small, carried about by many individuals in many locales. What are those acts? Who are the actors? What is the process of leadership for transformation and where and how does it occur? This volume examines these and other questions.

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