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Sustainable Leadership

Honeybee and Locust Approaches

By Gayle C. Avery, Harald Bergsteiner

Routledge – 2011 – 274 pages

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Description

The business case for operating along sustainable principles is becoming very clear. Sustainable organizations outperform their peers on many criteria, including corporate social responsibility, employee satisfaction and – surprising for some – even financially.

Sustainable Leadership: Honeybee and Locust Approaches presents an evidence-based view of how 23 leadership practices facilitate outcomes that go beyond what is commonly referred to as the triple bottom line – environmental sustainability, corporate social responsibility and financial success. The book centers on a powerful metaphor of honeybee and locust behaviors, which illustrate two leadership philosophies with very different outcomes for a business and its viability. Gathering evidence from scholars combined with observations from successful firms around the world, the book presents a bundle of principles, behaviors and beliefs that forms a sustainable leadership system.

This engaging, insightful book offers a set of principles that can be adapted in many ways to underpin sustainable leadership in different situations. It provides evidence and a rationale for building a business case to change towards more sustainable practices.

Contents

1. Sustainable Enterprises 2. Elements of Sustainable Leadership 3. Foundation Practices 4. Higher-level Practices and Key Performance Drivers 5. Performance Outcomes as Leadership Practices Interact 6. Epilogue: After the Global Financial Crisis

Author Bio

Gayle C. Avery is Professor of Management at Macquarie Graduate School of Management, Australia, and co-founder of the Institute for Sustainable Leadership (www.instituteforsustainableleadership.com). She has authored a number of books on leadership and sustainability.

Harald Bergsteiner was Adjunct Professor at Macquarie Graduate School of Management, Australia, and is a co-founder of the Institute for Sustainable Leadership.

Name: Sustainable Leadership: Honeybee and Locust Approaches (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By Gayle C. Avery, Harald Bergsteiner. The business case for operating along sustainable principles is becoming very clear. Sustainable organizations outperform their peers on many criteria, including corporate social responsibility, employee satisfaction and – surprising for some...
Categories: Leadership, Corporate Social Responsibility, Sustainable Development, Leadership