Author(s): Amanda Sinclair
We expect our leaders to be superhuman, to provide all the answers and never fail. Amanda Sinclair offers an alternative and more realistic approach to leadership based on personal growth, drawing on Eastern philosophies.
Amanda Sinclair is Foundation Professor of Management Diversity and Change at Melbourne Business School, the University of Melbourne. She is the author of several books on gender and leadership, including Trials at the Top (1994) and Doing Leadership Differently (1998), and co-author of a book on leadership and diversity, New Faces of Leadership (2002). She consults to organisations and senior management teams, is a regular contributor to the business press, and also teaches yoga. A mother of four, Amanda is interested in leadership that promotes wellbeing and growth.
List of images, figures and tables..Acknowledgments..INTRODUCTION: Leadership for liberation..PART 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..PART II: Practices of Liberating Leadership..4 Going back..5 Working with power..6 Bringing bodies into leadership..7 Breath and mindfulness..PART III: Going deeper..8 The identity work of leadership..9 Leading with spirit..10 Less-ego leadership..Epilogue..Notes..Bibliography..Index