Expansive Leadership: Cultivating Mindfulness to Lead Self and Others in a Changing World - A 28-Day Program

  • 10h 11m 36s
  • Dr. Ram Mahalingam - foreword, Elizabeth Wiley, Latha Poonamallee PhD, Tantor Audio
  • Recorded Books, Inc.
  • 2021

The structured 28-day mindfulness and contemplative journey presented in this book will help aspiring and current leaders to clarify their identities, and identify and reflect on their mental models to become more expansive leaders.

The present moment demands new ways of being, doing, and relating with the world. To meet this moment, we need fresh, collective, inclusive, and interdependent models of leadership and new approaches to leadership development. This book goes beyond the "McMindfulness" often seen in mindful leadership books, to offer a multi-faceted approach to develop a more interconnected sense of self and interdependence-centric mindsets needed for expansive leadership, through mindfulness practice. Through this practice, leaders can cultivate the ability to make deliberate choices using slow thinking and overcome any unconscious and implicit biases that are the result of fast-thinking processes. Anchored in insights from over 10 years of teaching mindfulness-based leadership development courses, this book is an invitation to explore how to be a leader in an expansive, inclusive, robust, and resilient way. The listener will have an opportunity to define and refine their identity, uncover their personal mental models, and conclude by developing their own leadership philosophy.

In this Audiobook

  • Chapter 1 - Preparing the Ground
  • Chapter 2 - Letting Go Not Leaning in: Begin with the Breath
  • Chapter 3 - Introducing Expansive Leadership
  • Chapter 4 - Kindness and Curiosity
  • Chapter 5 - Instrumentality to Transformation
  • Chapter 6 - Holistic: Top-Down and Bottom-up Engagement
  • Chapter 7 - Constructing and Deconstructing Identities
  • Chapter 8 - Embodied and Embedded Identity
  • Chapter 9 - Insider-Outsider Identity
  • Chapter 10 - Moral Identity
  • Chapter 11 - The 28-Day Journey
  • Chapter 12 - Personal Self: Egocentricism-Individual (Days 1–7)
  • Chapter 13 - Interpersonal-Relational Self (Days 8–14)
  • Chapter 14 - Tribal or Communal Self (Days 15–21)
  • Chapter 15 - Expansive-Universal Self (Days 22–28)