Product Code: 5632
ISBN: 9781609941178
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Pages: 226
Published Date: 03/25/2012
Availability:In stock
Price: $22.95

Tapping the potential of the changing workforce, consumer base, and citizenry requires a leadership approach that resonates with our country's growing diversity. In Salsa, Soul, and Spirit, Juana Bordas shows how incorporating Latino, African American, and American Indian approaches to leadership into the mainstream has the potential to strengthen leadership practice and inspire today's ethnically rich workforce.

Bordas identifies eight core leadership principles common to all three cultures, principles deeply rooted in each culture's values and developed under the most trying conditions. Using a lively blend of personal reflections, interviews with leaders from each community, historical background, and insightful analysis, she shows how these principles developed and illustrates the creative ways they've been put into practice in these communities as well as in some forward-looking companies. Bordas brings these principles together into a multicultural leadership model that offers a more flexible and inclusive way to lead and a new vision of the role of the leader in the organization.

Multicultural leadership resonates with many cultures and encourages diverse people to actively engage, contribute, and tap their potential. In a globalized economy, success for leaders in the future will rest on their ability to shift to a multicultural approach. Salsa, Soul, and Spirit provides conceptual and practical guidelines for beginning that process.

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Special Contributions: Profiles of Leaders
Introduction: Diversity Is Transforming Leadership

Part One
A Special Covenant

Principle 1
Learn from the Past

Principle 2
I to We
From Individualism to Collective Identity

Principle 3
Mi Casa Es Su Casa
A Spirit of Generosity

Part Two
Leadership Styles in Communities of Color

Principle 4
A Leader Among Equals
Community-Conferred Leadership

Principle 5
Leaders as Guardians of Public Values
A Tradition of Activism

Principle 6
Leaders as Community Stewards
Working for the Common Good

Part Three
Creating the Circle of Leadership

Principle 7
The Seventh-Generation Rule
Intergenerational Leadership

Principle 8
All My Relatives
La Familia, the Village, the Tribe

Principle 9
Gratitude, Hope, and Forgiveness

Part Four
Leadership for a Multicultural Age
Making the Commitment: Personal, Organizational, and Political

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