Leadership and Purpose: How to Create a Sustainable Culture

Leadership and Purpose: How to Create a Sustainable Culture

by Kathleen Miller Perkins

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Companies that have integrated a contribution to society into their business models are more likely than others to succeed for the long term. This book provides you with information, tips, and tools to assess and strengthen your company for ongoing success.

Through the use of case studies, the book describes the leaders’ journeys – the mistakes they made, the successes they achieved, and the lessons they learned. Some are certified as Benefits Corporations (B Corps) because they have incorporated a clear societal purpose into their missions and they are able to demonstrate positive social impact. Others, while not certified B Corps, are at various stages in their commitments to society.

The book is for leaders at many levels, including CEOs, senior leaders, and managers, as well as those without formal positions of authority but who can influence others and contribute to a sustainable culture.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780429560941
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 07/31/2019
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 174
File size: 821 KB

About the Author

Kathleen Miller Perkins is a social psychologist, consultant, teacher, writer, and researcher. For over 35 years she has worked with both national and international clients in areas such as leading change, developing sustainable organizational culture, collaborating across boundaries, and developing leaders. She has served on the faculty of the Center for Leadership in Global Sustainability, Virginia Tech, USA, and the Business School of Lausanne, Switzerland 

Table of Contents

Part I: Fundamental Building Blocks  1. Introduction: Becoming a Sustainable Company: Making the Case  2. Leadership in Sustainable Companies  3. Company Identity: Purpose, Values and Vision  4. Trust Part II: The Nature of Sustainable Culture  5. Internal Organizational Culture: From Purpose to Engagement  6. External Relationships  7. Enhancing Change Capabilities  Part III: Deep Change  8. Mental Models and Change in Sustainable Companies  9. The Transformational Cycle: Becoming a Sustainable Company  10. Afterword

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