CHAPTER SIX

The Work of Inclusive Leadership: Fostering Authentic Relationships, Modeling Courage and Humility

Plácida V. Gallegos

The adaptive demands of our societies require leadership that takes responsibility without waiting for revelation or request. One may lead perhaps with no more than a question in hand. (Heifetz, 1994, p. 276)

Theorists and practitioners have identified the problems associated with traditional views of leadership that have dominated the management literature (Bennis & Nanus, 1985; Chin, 2010; Ryan, 2006). Traditional models of leadership are guided by assumptions about individualism, meritocracy, and equal opportunity and often result in the use of dominance and coercion to get work done (Conger, 1990; Keleher et ...

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