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Title Kindness in leadership / edited by Gay Haskins, Mike Thomas and Lalit Johri.

Publication Info. Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2018.


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Note Includes index.
Print version record.
Contents Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; List of figures; List of contributors; Foreword: Intelligence helps; kindness helps more; Introduction; References; 1. Kindness and its many manifestations; Introduction; The origins and definitions of the words ‚#x80;#x98;kind‚#x80;#x99; and ‚#x80;#x98;kindness‚#x80;#x99;; Kindness in translation; Empathy, compassion and kindness; Kindness in religion; Kindness in philosophy; Advancing our understanding of kindness through science; Advancing our propensity for kindness through the arts; Is there a global need for kindness?; Conclusions
Food for thoughtReferences; 2. Kindness in leadership at work; Introduction; Kindness as an organisational value; Attributes of the kind leader at work; What a kind leader is not; The costs of being a kind leader; The benefits of kindness in leadership; Conclusions; Food for thought; References; 3. Kindness in leadership in UK private and public sector organisations; Introduction; The 21st century organisational context; Organisational objectives matter; Trust in leadership eroded; People and relationships: levers for organisational success; A shift from ‚#x80;#x98;what‚#x80;#x99; to ‚#x80;#x98;how‚#x80;#x99; and ‚#x80;#x98;why‚#x80;#x99;
Definitions of kindnessKindness behaviours; Impact of kindness on organisational culture; When kindness is lost; Conclusions; A final word; Food for thought; Acknowledgements; References; 4. Kindness in leadership: A global perspective; Introduction; Behavioural actions that are construed as kindness-based; Learning to act with kindness; Dominant beliefs of kind leaders; Triggers and nature of kindness-based actions; The impact of kindness in leadership; The barriers to kindness in leadership; Conclusions; Food for thought; Acknowledgements; 5. Kindness: Perspectives from women leaders
Introduction: a spotlight on womenKindness in life as a whole; Kindness in working life; Demonstrating kindness as a leader; Balancing kind leadership with fair, strict and tough leadership; Gender differences in the demonstration of kindness; Women who are admired for their kindness; Conclusions: opportunities for learning from women leaders; Food for thought; Acknowledgements; References; 6. Kindness and the Independent Owner Managed Business; Introduction; Part 1 Some distinctive characteristics of the IOMB: Opportunities and imperatives for acts of kindness?
Part 2 The perceptions of Independent Owner ManagersSummary and conclusions; Food for thought; Acknowledgements; Note; References; 7. Kindness in sports performance and leadership; Introduction; The winning athlete ‚#x80;#x93; the human as a product; Developing resilience and mental-toughness requires compassion; Kindness and healthy competition; Identity ‚#x80;#x93; the person behind the performance; Coaching ‚#x80;#x93; firm, fair and not foul to favouritism; Sports governance ‚#x80;#x93; the coach is king; Selection ‚#x80;#x93; it‚#x80;#x99;s easier not to be kind; The sporting organisation: values, policy and practices; Conclusions
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary In a global climate of increasing complexity and uncertainty, there have been calls for a more responsible form of leadership in business and society. The relationship between kindness and leadership is therefore a topic of fundamental importance for our well-being as individuals, for the success of our organisations, and for the future of our global community. Kindness in Leadership is one of the first books to explore both the concept and practice of kindness in leadership and consider them in different societal and organisational settings. Its uniqueness lies in combining an innovative mix of personal views from leaders with explorations of organisational philosophies and practices. It opens with a definition of kindness and its contours and underpinnings. It then explores the importance of kindness within different organisations, parts of the world, economic strata, age groups and genders, drawing on research on organisational compassion and neuroscience. In order to support learning, each chapter is supported by a series of questions for consideration and discussion. This will be a stimulating and thought-provoking read for a wide audience of practicing managers and leaders in organisations of all shapes and sizes, for academics involved in educating for leadership, and for students aspiring to develop their own kind and compassionate leadership style. -- ‡c From publisher's description.
Subject Leadership.
Kindness. (OCoLC)fst00987598
Leadership. (OCoLC)fst00994701
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industrial Management
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Management Science
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Organizational Behavior
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Haskins, Gay, editor.
Thomas, Mike, 1959- editor.
Johri, Lalit M., editor.
Other Form: Print version: Kindness in leadership. Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2018 9781138207332 (DLC) 2017045734 (OCoLC)1010656030
ISBN 9781315462523 (electronic bk.)
1315462524 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. 10.4324/9781315462530 doi

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