Steward leadership is a form of leadership that focuses on others, the community and society at large, rather than the self. Many senior leaders and executives across the globe appear to ‘naturally’ move into a stewardship mindset at a ripe age or when their careers have matured, whereas executives of around 30 years old, on average, are typically focused on their personal self-interests. The authors of Steward Leadership: a maturational perspective, who teach MBA courses around the world, wondered how to develop stewards at younger ages and set about creating a framework for stewardship and its requisite behaviour. Their research was conducted among a group of MBA students, testing nine stewardship attributes: personal vision, personal mastery, vulnerability and maturity, risk-taking and experimentation, mentoring, raising awareness, shared vision, valuing diversity, and delivering results. The outcome of the study, which is explored in this book, provides a base-line of attitudes which were tested against various demographic variables. In addition, the authors interviewed industry leaders from around the world to gauge their perspectives on and experience with the concept of stewardship and some of its dimensions, to gain qualitative insights. The results of their research provide the theoretical as well as consulting tools with which organisations can develop stewards, whether through training programmes, mentoring programmes, coaching initiatives and/or personal development practices. The authors believe that stewardship is a more viable and indeed better alternative to current leadership concepts. This book provides a roadmap by which contemporary and upcoming leaders can be guided into developing their leadership abilities – and become the stewards of the future.
Kent Wilson presents a comprehensive model for steward leadership, where leaders act as stewards or trustees rather than owners, managing resources on behalf of others for the good of others. Designed by a nonprofit leader for nonprofit leaders, this fresh approach to leadership gives you a new focus to lead your organization with excellence.
In this book R. Scott Rodin offers a unique and profoundly theologically informed model of leadership forged out of his extensive experience and theological studies. This model is personal, dynamic and transformative for the leaders themselves, for the people they work with and for the institution or organizations in which they serve.
This book serves as an action guide for the Union Rep, Steward and Union Activist Leader whose hard work, labor and unyielding sacrafices often go un-noticed by the people whom they serve and the Union leadership from whom they get their direction. It is a book of empowerment in dealing with the day to day trials and tribulations within the labor movement. In this book you will be empowered in terms of learning how to: motivate a Steward Council, effectively deal with members who get on your last nerve, understand the psychological mind-set you need when reprsenting members in grievances and arbitration, a detailed analysis of the 7 Steps of Just Cause and its proper application, and much much, more. The A.C.T.I.O.N Guide for Union Reps, Stewards, and Leaders will motivate you, excite you, agitate you, and hopefully move you into action. If this book serves any purpose at all, it is my hope that after reading it, you will view your work not as a job, but a calling--in a movement--for social change!
Although dealing with mergers, downsizing, and acquisitions, leaders are challenged by this book to commit to a worthwhile vision of balance between the bottom line and building trust in an organization.