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
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.
"A true gem among the avalanche of books published each year on
leadership. In a very different voice, Amanda Sinclair provides us
with deep insights in her search for a different type of leader and
she truly liberates us from the shadow side of the leader within."
--Professor Manfred Kets de Vries, director, INSEAD Global
"At long last, Amanda Sinclair blows open leadership myths. This book is a must for all of us who want leadership to be about liberation and freedom." --Rhonda Galbally, CEO, www.ourcommunity.com.au