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TitleLeading in a VUCA World [electronic resource] : Integrating Leadership, Discernment and Spirituality / edited by Jacobus (Kobus) Kok, Steven C. van den Heuvel
ImprintCham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer, 2019
Edition 1st ed. 2019
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Descript XVI, 209 p. 2 illus. in color. online resource


This open access book brings together works by specialists from different disciplines and continents to reflect on the nexus between leadership, spirituality and discernment, particularly with regard to a world that is increasingly volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous (VUCA). The book spells out, first of all, what our VUCA world entails, and how it affects businesses, organizations, and societies as a whole. Secondly, the book develops new perspectives on the processes of leadership, spirituality, and discernment, particularly in this VUCA context. These perspectives are interdisciplinary in nature, and are informed by e.g. management studies, leadership theory, philosophy, and theology


The Metanarraphors we Lead and Mediate by: Insights from Cognitive Metaphor Theory in the context of Mediation in a VUCA world -- The Quest to Lead (with) Millennials in a VUCA-World: Bridging the Gap between Generations -- Personal leadership as Form of Spirituality -- Leading Organisations in Turbulent Times: Towards a Different Mental Model -- Spirituality and Leadership in a South African Context -- Still Points: Simplicity at Key Management Niches in Complex Companies -- How to Integrate Spirituality, Emotions and Rationality in (group) Decision-making -- Embodied Realism as Interpretive Framework for Spirituality, Discernment and Leadership -- A Well-played Life: Discernment as the Constitutive Building Block of Selfless Leadership -- Discerning Spirituality for Missional Leaders -- Challenging the New ‘One-Dimensional Man’: The Protestant Orders of Life as a Critical Nuance to Workplace Spirituality -- From Spirituality to Responsible Leadership: Ignatian Discernment and Theory-U

Business—Religious aspects Religion and sociology Philosophy Social responsibility of busines Leadership Faith Spirituality and Business. Sociology of Religion. Philosophy of Religion. Corporate Social Responsibility. Business Strategy/Leadership.


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