The Embodiment of Leadership

May 27, 2013

9781118551615_cover.inddFrom the publisher:

Covering leadership in the arts and humanities, this volume explores the notion that leadership is both a discursive practice and a performative identity that is situated in a body that not only thinks, but moves, acts, has emotions and desires, ages, experiences, hurts, and senses. This idea moves leadership beyond the intellectual functions such as visioning, strategizing, and persuading, and the actions that emanate from the intellectual realm, and situates leadership firmly in a corporality that is raced, gendered, cultured, sexual, instinctual, and emotional. It suggests that leadership itself is an embodied text that can be “read” to discover personal and cultural meaning.

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The Embodiment of Leadership, edited by Lois Ruskai Melina, Gloria Burgess, Lena Lid Falkman, and Antonio Marturano. San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, 2013. 270 p. 9781118551615 (pbk.)

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