Understanding how to create and maintain high performing, resilient,
environmentally friendly and socially-responsible organisations and
societies requires input from many disciplines, insights from
researchers with diverse backgrounds, and leadership from business and
government. A good place to start is with an understanding of the
The multidisciplinary author team on 'Fresh Thoughts in Sustainable
Leadership' quite provocatively covers diverse topics related to
establishing sustainable leadership in different national and industry
settings. The contributions are based on current research into
sustainable leadership presented at symposia run by the Institute for
'Fresh Thoughts in Sustainable Leadership' contains 15 chapters
organised into three parts. Part I contains chapters concerned with
transforming organisations towards sustainable practices. Then, as the
chapters in Part II indicate, leadership plays a major role in creating
and maintaining sustainable enterprises. Part III in turn then covers a
fundamental aspect of sustainable leadership, namely what educators are
doing for sustainability, particularly in universities.
Overall, the chapters in 'Fresh Thoughts in Sustainable Leadership'
examine many aspects of sustainable leadership - from transformational
change and leadership issues to education; from insoluble problems to
easy-to-use tools for under-resourced small businesses and individuals;
and from cultural change at the national level to ways in which
individuals can become proactive, civil and skilled at picking up cues
related to sustainability.
With contributors from multiple continents including Africa, Asia,
Australia and Europe, this book offers the read a stimulating journey
through these fresh thoughts.