Publisher: Principles for Responsible Management Education Series
Category: Mindfulness (Psychology)
"With increasing awareness of the planetary challenges and how they intersect with the discipline or profession we happen to focus on, we have put our attention on the external forces and impacts. What remains untouched however is the set of beliefs, values, assumptions, mental processes and paradigms that we hold and share: our mindset. But how do we change a mindset? This book introduces for the first time the 12 Principles for a Sustainability Mindset, presenting educators with a framework to address the complexity of a mindset in bite-size components, which makes it easy to include them into teaching plans and lessons of any discipline. Written in a very clear and practical way, the book provides a checklist, tips and tools for professionals and educators, converting the powerful development of a much-needed mindset for sustainability into a friendly, fun and intuitive task. The book is written with educators in mind from a variety of disciplines, including but not limited to management educators, coaches, and trainers. No other book comes close to providing such a well-organized and solid way of starting to shift our mindsets in the direction of sustainability"--
As we increase our awareness of the planetary challenges and how they intersect with the discipline or profession we choose to focus on, we have put our attention on the external forces and impacts. What remains untouched however is the set of beliefs, values, assumptions, mental processes, and paradigms that we hold and share: our mindset. But how do we change a mindset? This book is the first to introduce the 12 Principles for a Sustainability Mindset, presenting educators with a framework that makes it easy to include them into teaching plans and lessons of any discipline. Written in a very clear and practical way, the book provides examples, checklists, tips, and tools for professionals and educators. It transforms the development of a much-needed mindset for sustainability into an accessible, fun and intuitive task. The book is written with educators from a variety of disciplines in mind, including but not limited to management educators, coaches, and trainers. No other book comes close to providing such a well-organized and solid way of starting to shift our mindsets in the direction of sustainability.
This volume examines the importance of leadership in developing an effective sustainability strategy. It defines the sustainability mindset and surveys the primary motivations, conditions, or environment(s) that cause leaders to embrace sustainable practices. As described in the UN Sustainable Development Goal 8, embracing the sustainability mindset will lead to greater productivity and promote economic growth. Organized into themes of organizational operations, leadership competencies, and leadership practices, the chapters, written by contributors representing global perspectives, tackle topics such as strategy, culture, and leadership styles in developing a new form of mindfulness for leaders as well as organizations. Recognizing the need for accelerated change in organizations as well as society at large, this book presents scholars with a framework for establishing a mindset for sustainability to foster much-needed transformative leadership.
There is growing awareness among leading responsible management scholars and practitioners that understanding global wicked problems is insufficient in effecting lasting engagement and changed behaviors. Research indicates that to impact behavior, the mindset has to shift, which leaves the question: How do you shift a mindset? This book guides educators and practitioners, their students and colleagues to take action on finding urgent solutions to the grand challenges stated in the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals. A Sustainability Mindset is a way of thinking and being that results from a broad understanding of the ecosystem, from social sensitivity and an introspective focus on our personal values and higher self, which finds its expression in actions for the greater good. By promoting a mindset shift, educators in very diverse contexts are laying the foundation for a resilient future. The book presents a collection of over 150 student voices depicting a transformative experience and a shift in their mindset. Seventeen educator/student teams of contributing authors from across five continents describe the activity that prompted those students’ reflections, and the conceptual frameworks that played a role in the selection of the learning goals and activities. The book is written with academic and corporate educators, reflective practitioners, consultants, coaches, trainers and students in mind, and is invaluable in guiding the process of developing a sustainability mindset among participants in the training process.
Author: Principles for Responsible Management Education
Category: Business & Economics
The ebook will be Open Access and made available on publication. Written by many of the key influencers at the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME), the book focuses on advancing sustainable development into education, research and partnerships at higher education institutions and, specifically, at business schools, with the purpose of educating responsible leaders for today and tomorrow. The book serves as a concrete source of inspiration for universities and other stakeholders in higher education on structures, processes and content for how to advance responsible management education and sustainable development. It articulates the importance of key themes connected with climate change, gender equality, anti-corruption, business for peace, anti-poverty and other topics that are related to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The book emphasizes the significance of local–global interaction, drawing on local action at management schools in combination with global knowledge exchange across the PRME community. In addition, the book clearly demonstrates the background, key milestones and successful achievements of PRME as a global movement by management schools in collaboration with a broader community of higher education professionals. It exemplifies action in various local geographies in PRME Chapters, PRME Working Groups and the PRME Champions work to advance responsible management education. The authors of the book are all globally experienced deans, professors, educators, executives and students with a global outlook, who are united to advance responsible management education locally and globally. The book will be invaluable reading for university leaders, educators, business school deans and students wanting to understand and embed responsible management education approaches across their institutions and curricula.
With an expanding awareness of the challenges of sustainability, featured more in the daily news than in higher education textbooks, scholars and faculty have been called to connect their syllabi to the 'real world'. This book doesn't just offer the 'why', it offers the 'how' through presenting the definition and model of the 'sustainability mindset' to help educators frame curricula to facilitate broad and deep systemic learning among current and future leaders. A sustainability mindset is intended to help individuals analyze complex management challenges and generate truly innovative solutions. The sustainability mindset breaks away from traditional management disciplinary silos by integrating management ethics, entrepreneurship, environmental studies, systems thinking, self-awareness and spirituality within the dimensional contexts of thinking (knowledge), being (values) and doing (competency). This book is aimed at professors, faculty members, instructors, teaching assistants, researchers and doctoral students in higher learning management education programs. Chapter contributors are all teaching professionals from programs around the world, who have been doing research and creating curricula, assessments, tools, and more for the students in their classes, and the book will be globally applicable.
Interconnecting the concepts of sustainability, innovation and transformation, this book explains how organizations have successfully transformed themselves and wider society to foster a more sustainable future, and identifies the difficulties and challenges along the way. Part of the Principle of Responsible Management Education (PRME) series, the book promotes a strong voice for meeting sustainability challenges for transformative change in a globalized world through business education and practice. A transition to a more sustainable way of doing business can only be attained by combining technology with profound system innovations and lifestyle changes. The chapters in the book, each written by a strong and well-recognized team of researchers in the field, open up the discussion about a new partnership between sustainability, innovation, and transformation that includes the global society (big world), the biosphere (small planet), and also requires a deep mind shift. The book presents cases from business (including Ikea and Eataly) and other service networks including the Base of the Pyramid (BoP), and illustrates how these organizations have transformed themselves for a sustainable future. The research perspectives are macro (policies and legislation), meso (institutional practices) and micro (business practices and individual behavior). This book is where research meets real-world business and societal practice. The chapters are grounded in business research, specifically the interdependencies between sustainability, innovation, and transformation, which makes for a robust basis for describing, explaining, and understanding the complex challenges faced by business and society in the 21st century. The book is intended for graduate- and postgraduate-level students and executive education with implications for practitioners. Furthermore, it contributes to multidisciplinary research in the field of interaction between business and society with a view to extending the firm-centric view to encompass a broader, systemic, and dynamic understanding of business and societal transformation.
Renommierte Wissenschaftler, erfahrene Fuhrungskrafte und Unternehmensberater diskutieren Strategien, Konzepte und Instrumente, um samtliche Unternehmensbereiche uber alle Hierarchie-Ebenen auf eine nachhaltige und gleichzeitig okonomisch sinnvolle Weise zu optimieren. Die Autoren analysieren zentrale Problemfelder des Sustainability Management und zeigen Ansatzpunkte fur eine effektive, effiziente und nachhaltige Handhabung bestehender Herausforderungen auf. Das Herausgeberwerk "Sustainability Management" leistet somit einen wertvollen Beitrag zur Relaxierung des scheinbaren Trade-off Shift zwischen Nachhaltigkeit und okonomischem Unternehmenserfolg. Es konzentriert sich auf folgende Schwerpunktthemen: Okonomischer Erfolg und Sustainability - Ein Zielkonflikt? Sustainability als Fuhrungsphilosophie Sustainability als Managementaufgabe Sustainability als Gegenstand des Marketing Das Buch richtet sich an Manager, Unternehmensberater, Geschaftsfuhrer und Vorstande in Unternehmen, sowie an Studierende und Dozenten, denen das Thema Nachhaltigkeit am Herzen liegt. Wissenschaftlern bietet es zahlreiche Ansatzpunkte fur weiterfuhrende Forschung. Interessierten Professionals vermittelt es ein fundiertes Verstandnis uber das Sustainability Management und gibt wertvolle Anregungen und Hilfestellungen zur Optimierung des eigenen Tatigkeitsfeldes. Prof. Dr. Frank Keuper ist Inhaber des Lehrstuhls fur Betriebswirtschaftslehre, insbesondere Konvergenzmanagement und Strategisches Management an der Steinbeis-Hochschule Berlin. Weiterhin ist er Direktor des Steinbeis Center of Strategic Management.Fritz Neumann ist Partner im Bereich Commercial Services von BearingPointManagement & Technology Consultants.
What do we need to change in order to develop a new generation of business leaders who connect profits with purpose, who see in social entrepreneurship and innovation the key opportunity for addressing our planetary challenges? The answer lays in the contents we select to teach, in the values we invite to explore and develop, and in the methods we use. In the era of 24/7 global access to information from our mobile gadgets, many institutions of higher education are still sitting students in rows or amphitheaters, measuring success via tests and evaluations, with instructors lecturing what students should learn. And instructors feel the challenge of competing with sleepy audiences that divide their attention between their cell phones and the speaker. Stop teaching, the author says, inviting instructors in management schools and higher education to adopt some proven learning principles that can reengage students, unleash their potentials, and foster them to shape the world they want to live in. And have fun doing it. Through adult learning research, guides, activities, and stories from pioneering learning facilitators in education and corporate training, Rimanoczy brings a long-needed revamp to educational institutions that want to be part of responsible management education.
Many of the best and most successful companies are no longer content to do the minimum required to achieve compliance with environmental regulations. Instead, a new standard of environmental excellence has arisen. A high-quality environmental system is now seen both as a means to regulatory compliance and as a very cost-effective way of increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of operations in general. In this way, the environmental audit often serves as a significant driver for improvement within the overall management system. Auditing for Environmental Quality Leadership details these new techniques and practices in environmental auditing and shows how their place in a Total Quality Environmental Management System can help companies achieve environmental excellence and a competitive advantage. Sponsored by the Environmental Auditing Roundtable, this book covers the major topics in defining, conducting, assessing, and improving an environmental audit. Unique in its breadth and depth of coverage, this book includes: Comprehensive treatment of environmental auditing by recognized leaders in the field Application of Total Quality Environmental Management methods to develop efficient environmental auditing programs that delve into root causes and sort out what adds value from what does not Analysis of the movement toward standardization of environmental auditing principles and practices, including such timely international issues as efforts to produce North American standards, the European Eco-label and Audit scheme, and the International Standard Organization's ISO 9000 and 14000 series Examination of innovative auditing programs developed by leading corporations and trade organizations, including Allied Signal, Union Carbide, Lockheed, and many others Latest methods of information management technology and automated auditing for assembling, auditing, and reviewing environmental data Because of its thorough, authoritative examination of the issues, illuminating case studies, and wealth of practical guidance, environmental professionals and corporate and government managers will find Auditing for Environmental Quality Leadership essential reading on this crucial topic. Auditing for Environmental Quality Leadership Beyond Compliance to Environmental Excellence To meet the challenges of regulatory compliance, international standards, and the need to "work smarter" in today's marketplace, greater emphasis is being placed on environmental auditing—especially among the most forward-looking companies. In this book, you will find a comprehensive presentation of the entire field of environmental auditing by leading experts in the field. It covers the latest practices and shows, through specific case studies, how major corporations are applying them to achieve environmental excellence and competitive advantage. Sponsored by the Environmental Auditing Roundtable, this book covers the major procedures used in defining, conducting, assessing, and improving an environmental auditing program. Such timely and important subjects as Total Quality Environmental Management, the internationalization of standards, and the use of information technology are clearly presented and explored. Auditing for Environmental Quality Leadership will give managers, consultants, and environmental professionals authoritative guidance in this increasingly important field.
Creativity isn’t a “nice to have” leadership trait. It’s the key to success in every workplace and all industries. Learn to access yours, now—even if you don’t think you’re a “creative” person From B-school through the big leagues, the business world often places value on logic and analysis. But on creativity? Not so much. And this, according to Nir Bashan, is a recipe for disaster. What gets the ball rolling when we’re feeling stuck in our careers? Why is my company not growing or reaching higher levels of profitability? What’s the difference between a workable plan and a stroke of genius? The answer is creativity—and it’s the missing ingredient for far too many of us who feel we’re not reaching our creative potential (or doubt we have it in the first place). In The Creator Mindset, Bashan draws from years of experience in advertising, entertainment, consulting, keynote speaking, and teaching to show you how to use creativity as a decision-making tool, and do so every bit as confidently as you use spreadsheets and data analysis. Bashan demystifies the process of sharpening this ability by breaking it down into four essential sections. Discover what is meant by a “creator mindset,” why it’s crucial in business, how to see the world with this mindset, and how to sustain it. Written in plain language with real-world examples, chapters include: Creativity for non-creative people Training your mind to think in a creative way When nothing else works—creativity will Envisioning a world that can be, not the world that is The virtues of listening—and the value of making mistakes The “Creator Mindset” guide to crisis Beating the complacency conundrum If you’ve ever felt overwhelmed by vague advice to “think outside the box,” The Creator Mindset can help put you on a proven track to harnessing your best, most creative ideas, and feel confident you’re performing to your fullest potential—analytically and creatively.