The Embodiment of LeadershipeBook - 2013
Covering leadership in the arts and humanities, this volumeintegrates critical theory with authentic leadership development,exploring the notion that leadership is both a discursive practiceand a performative identity. Each year the International LeadershipAssociation publishes a book that captures the best contemporarythinking about leadership from a diverse range of scholars,practitioners, and educators working in the field of leadershipstudies. In keeping with the mission of the ILA, the InternationalLeadership Series Building Leadership Bridges connects waysof researching, imagining, and experiencing leadership acrosscultures, over time, and around the world.
Praise for The Embodiment of Leadership
"Read this book to experience an artistic and more robust senseof leadership; to rise to the challenge to gain alignment in mind,body, and spirit; and to heed the call to heal the shadows we asleaders sometimes cast over our collective humanity. Read this bookto become more whole." -- Shann Ray Ferch , professor ofleadership studies, Gonzaga University
"For once leadership expertsconsider the mind-body problem fromthe perspective of the latter--the body. Those with an interestinhow the body is brought to bear on the exercise ofleadershipwould do wellto explore The Embodiment of Leadership ."-- Barbara Kellerman , James MacGregor Burns Lecturer inPublic Leadership, John F. Kennedy School of Government, HarvardUniversity
" The Embodiment of Leadership goes beyond the banal byusing our body experiences as the point of departure in decipheringthe leadership conundrum. Anyone interested in the study ofleadership would do well to pay attention to this book."-- Manfred F. R. Kets de Vries , Distinguished ClinicalProfessor of Leadership and Organiza-tional Change, The Raoul deVitry d'Avaucourt Chaired Professor of Leadership Development,INSEAD
"Leadership is a social construction. The Embodiment ofLeadership presents a multifaceted approach to understandinghow we, as a society, define, create, and contend with leaders andleadership. Serious scholars and students of leadership need toread this." -- Ronald E. Riggio , Kravis LeadershipInstitute, Claremont McKenna College