Conversations in Leadership: South African Perspective (PDF E-book)

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  • Region: Africa, South Africa
  • 438 pages
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Here is the most comprehensive Leadership book yet written in South Africa The content covers amongst others:

- The Nature of Leadership: Perspectives by Terry NA Meyer
- Organisational Dynamics in Action by Professor Manfred FR Kets De Vries and Professor Elisabet Engellau
- Leadership for the New Economy by Chantell Ilbury
- Leading Transformational Change: Challenges and Opportunities by Professor Stella M Nkomo and Dr Drikus Kriek
- African Leadership: Lessons from the Chiefs by Professor Hellicy C Ngambi
- The Diversity Dividend by Dr Adrienne Feldner-Busztin
- Women in Corporate Leadership by Niven Postma
- Leading in Uncertain Times by Professor Robert G Taylor
- Business Ethics: The Ethical Landscape by Cynthia Schoeman
- Emotional Competencies of the Future by Dr Susan Wolmarans
- Leadership and Sustainability by Stan Hardman
- Growing Tomorrow’s Leaders – Global Best Practice by Terry NA Meyer
- Building Leadership Competencies Through Alignment of Organisational Processes by Italia Boninelli
- Coaching leaders by Andy Johnson
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About the authors vii
Preface xvii
Acknowledgements xix
Part One: Leadership: Exploring the Landscape
The Nature of Leadership: Perspectives by Terry NA Meyer
Introduction
Great leaders enable ordinary people to do extraordinary things
Good leaders navigate through all weather; profound leadership occurs during a storm
Leaders engage people in a cause
Leaders help people understand the past, the present and the future
To speak of leadership requires discussion about followership
Effective leaders cross boundaries to engage diverse constituents
Effective leaders interrogate ethical issues
Effective leaders grow leaders and build leadership
Leaders create positive energy
Leaders are obsessed with leadership
Leaders value diversity
Leaders set people up for success
Leaders are able to manage paradox
Organisational Dynamics in Action by Professor Manfred F R Kets De Vries and Professor Elisabet Engellau
Introduction
The clinical paradigm
The vicissitudes of leadership
The shadow side of groups
Organisational consultation
Creating “authentizotic” organisations
Leadership Challenges: A South African Perspective by Mpho Makwana
Conversations In Leadership: The South African Perspective Leadership for the New Economy by Chantell Ilbury
What do we mean by a “leader”?
The present state of the new economy
The future of the new economy
Leadership for the new economy
Beyond CyberSpace by Pieter Geldenhuys
Preface
Welcome to the CyberSphere!
The future of the Internet
Understanding your organisation’s role in the future
The global datasphere
Personal datasphere
Reframing business
Part Two: Issues in Contemporary Leadership
Leading Transformational Change: Challenges and Opportunities by Professor Stella M Nkomo and Dr Drikus Kriek
Introduction
The changing business environment
The leadership challenges facing South African business organisations
Current trends in leadership theory
Change leader roles
African Leadership: Lessons from the Chiefs by Professor Hellicy C Ngambi
Introduction
Literature review on leadership approaches in Africa
Case studies on traditional leadership
The Zulu chieftaincy (lessons from King Shaka)
The Akan system (chieftaincy) of Ghana
The Fungwe chieftaincy
Lessons from the African leadership approach
Behaviours that foster effective community leadership
The Diversity Dividend by Dr Adrienne Feldner-Busztin
Affirmative action
Diversity defined
Valuing diversity
Diversity management
Is there such a thing as best practices?
Components of a succesful diversity programme
Women in Corporate Leadership by Niven Postma
Introduction
Background to the census
Data sample
Census overview and process
Strategic rationale for census methodology and partner
Key findings
Business case for diversity
Leading in Uncertain Times by Professor Robert G Taylor
Leadership and the context for leadership
Evolving organisational thinking
Leadership challenges in the contemporary context
The nature of the “new” reality
About science and art
Systems and systems thinking
Organisational learning
Organisational structure
Organisational scale and size
Business Ethics : The Ethical Landscape by Cynthia Schoeman
Introduction
What is ethics?
What constitutes business ethics?
Managing business ethics
Are ethics and values different for different people?
Does ethics matter?
Is ethics profitable?
Emotional Competencies of the Future by Dr Susan Wolmarans
What is emotion?
Competency defined
More about metacompetencies
Conversations In Leadership: The South African Perspective Why is emotional competence so important today?
Executives’ needs in today’s workplace
Categories of emotional competencies
Leadership and Sustainability by Stan Hardman
Introduction
The emergence of sustainability thinking
The rise of triple bottom line accounting
Sustainability discourses
Sustainability thinking as opposed to indicative sustainability
Sustainability and organisations
Partnerships as strategy for sustainability
The leadership challenge
Leadership dialogue space
History of Pick ’n Pay by Dudu Msomi
Background to crisis
Role of leadership in crisis
Actions taken by Pick ’n Pay
Part Three: Growing Tomorrow’s Leaders
Growing Tomorrow’s Leaders – Global Best Practice by Terry NA Meyer
Introduction
Elements of the strategy
Success factors
It’s a Matter of Time: Identifying Tomorrow’s Leaders Today by Piet Calitz
Executive summary
Introduction
Understanding leadership and leadership potential
Leadership and leadership potential: some reflections
Context and the work of leadership
The minimum requirement to be an effective leader
Potential vs performance
Determining potential
Review of our South African findings
Implications and recommendations
Building Leadership Competencies Through Alignment of
Organisational Processes by Italia Boninelli
Introduction
The need for a new leadership model
Critical steps in building a leadership model to ensure organisational success
Learning in Action – Creating Change Through Action Learning by Terry NA Meyer
Introduction
The gestalt of action learning
Selection of projects
Role and selection of team coaches
Success criteria
Coaching Leaders by Andy Johnson
The issue
Underlying problem
The consequences
The ideal outcome
How is this achieved?
The outcome
Developing Corporate Entrepreneurship Using Simulations by Deon Greyling
Intuition
Making a contribution
The ability to take action
The Use of Succession Development Pools at Vodacom by Lydia Cillié-Schmidt
Introduction
Background
Programme architecture
Lessons learnt and the way forward
Vodacom leadership development strategy
Corporate Universities: An Organisational Perspective and Case Study by Denise Holloway
Introduction
Development of a corporate university: A South African corporate case study
Conclusion
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