Exploring Leadership Drivers and Blockers

Authors: Woodward, Ian C., Shaffakat, Samah, Dominé, Vincent

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  • Introduces a new concept of exploring drivers and blockers at the same time, to create deeper self-awareness
  • Focuses on developing profound self-awareness to aid transformational leadership changes
  • Combines theory with practice: for leadership development scholars, coaches, and practitioners
  • Elaborates on the highly effective tool and methodology exploring personal drivers and blockers – theory into action
  • Brings the knowledge, research and scholarship in this field together in an easy to use reference
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This book presents the idea of exploring both conscious and unconscious drivers and blockers in a person’s leadership development. From the outset, the authors show that exploring drivers (forces that motivate) and blockers (forces that obstruct) leads to profound self-awareness, increasing the chances that meaningful change can occur for the person. Research in the book builds on and integrates well-established leadership development approaches such as ‘immunity to change’ and ‘positive psychology’.  
Chapters in the book cover drivers and blockers as “assumptions” and “forces” in people that will impact their personal change efforts. The authors examine the reservoirs or sources of drivers and blockers in the mind, such as worldviews, emotions, personality traits, as well as values and motivators, and conclude by providing a tool that leadership development practitioners, coaches and scholars can use with people to explore their drivers and blockers. Throughout the work, real examples from the authors' field research are used to bring these concepts to life.

About the authors

Ian C. Woodward is a Professor of Management Practice at INSEAD directing its flagship “Advanced Management Programme” and teaching in major degree and leadership programs. His teaching and research concentrates on leadership communication, strategic/high performance leadership, leadership and values, as well as personal leadership transformation and development.
Samah Shaffakat is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of HRM, Liverpool Business School. Previously she was a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Organizational Behavior at INSEAD. She is also a visiting Professor at IIM-Ahmedabad. Her research interests include: leadership, psychological contracts, mindfulness, emotions, and media.
Vincent H. Dominé is Adjunct Professor of Leadership at INSEAD and the Director of Leadership Development in the Global Executive MBA programs. He is also founding partner of DOMINÉ & PARTNERS, a Swiss-based international consultancy firm specialised in accompanying senior executive teams and boards in strategic leadership development. 

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Woodward, Ian C. (et al.)

    Pages 1-8

  • Profound Self-Awareness and the Need to Explore Drivers and Blockers

    Woodward, Ian C. (et al.)

    Pages 9-19

  • Exploring the Reservoirs of Drivers and Blockers: Conscious and Unconscious Selves

    Woodward, Ian C. (et al.)

    Pages 21-30

  • Exploring the Reservoirs of Drivers and Blockers (Conscious and Unconscious): Worldviews and Emotions

    Woodward, Ian C. (et al.)

    Pages 31-40

  • Exploring the Reservoirs of Drivers and Blockers (Conscious and Unconscious): Big Five Personality Traits

    Woodward, Ian C. (et al.)

    Pages 41-49

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Exploring Leadership Drivers and Blockers
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-13-6276-7
DOI
10.1007/978-981-13-6276-7
Softcover ISBN
978-981-13-6275-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 163
Number of Illustrations
10 b/w illustrations
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