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ERIC Number: EJ1132027
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1552-9045
Developing Collaborative and Innovative Leadership: Practices for Fostering a New Mindset
Paxton, Doug; Van Stralen, Suzanne
Journal of Leadership Education, v14 n4 spec iss p11-25 2015
"We live at a hinge time in history, a threshold time when societies and cultures are being recomposed. We are learning that the way life used to work--or the way we thought it should-- doesn't work any longer" (Parks, 2009, p. 15). This article is about learning, culture change, practice and leadership. Many wise minds have articulated the leadership mindset we need for the future, and what remains stubbornly elusive is "how" we get there. We believe the difficult challenge of developing a new mindset--a new view of the world--to address the complexity and dynamic nature of the 21st century is of central importance to leadership education today. As Einstein famously conveyed, we cannot address the problems of today with the same mindset that created those problems. Our inquiry explores the following questions: "'How' do we develop the skills, capacities and consciousness necessary for bringing creativity, innovation and a new mindset to our most strategic and pressing organizational challenges? 'How' do we practice our way into a new paradigm of leadership?" We invite you to join us in this inquiry into leadership.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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