Business education today demands more responsible and synergistic approaches on a number of key fronts. Distance learning, a new generation of students with its own unique character, ethical questions concerning social responsibility and the environment, and the powerful effects of new technologies are transforming higher education at large and business education in particular. Through their combined experience in these domains, and their broad diversity in geographical, ethnic, and educational backgrounds, the authors are living and leading constructive interdisciplinary change in business education. This book will be divided into three interrelated parts: 1) Change in Management Education, 2) Change in Leadership Strategies, and 3) Expansion of Views and Approaches. These are the three areas that require most urgent paradigm shifts followed by swift, targeted action.
Joan Marques is faculty and chair of the BBA Program at Woodbury University's School of Business. She co-founded the Business Renaissance Institute and the Academy for Spirituality and Professional Excellence and published three scholarly journals. She has authored and co-edited nine books, including Managing in the Twenty-first Century (Palgrave, 2011) and Joy at Work, Work at Joy. Satinder Dhiman is professor of Management, associate dean, and director of the MBA Program at Woodbury University's School of Business. He has co-authored various textbooks, including Stories to Tell Your Students (Palgrave, 2011) and The Workplace and Spirituality. He is co-founder of the Business Renaissance Institute and the Academy for Spirituality and Professional Excellence and co-edits three scholarly journals. Svetana Holt has been teaching at Woodbury University since 2004. She has fifteen years' experience in corporate training for performance improvement, business administration, and new curricula design and evaluation. She is a registered practitioner for Mayer-Salovey-Caruso emotional intelligence model of organizational development.
"Here's a book that provides all the ingredients we desperately need in business performance: wakefulness, care, sustainability, stakeholder awareness, empathy, change, diversity, wisdom, culture, globalism, integrity, and the future – a winning package of paradigms that can only help us attain greater quality of life for all living beings!" - Dr. Marshall Goldsmith, author, MOJO and What Got You Here Won't Get You There"This book should be used - no, featured - in every MBA program worldwide. If we did, we might just get more healthy managers and organizations." - Dr. Ian I. Mitroff, author, Dirty Rotten Strategies, Managing Crises Before They Happen, and A Spiritual Audit of Corporate America"This exemplary collaborative effort is not only unusual in the way it was conceived through happenstance of location and purpose. It also stands as a testimony to how twelve strangers took their common love of educating students, enriched it with the seasoning of diverse views, yet delivered to students a thoughtful, balanced, and wise collage drawn from their years in the classroom. This dirty dozen gives a clean and fresh face to the understanding of collegiality." - Dr. Andre van Niekerk, dean, School of Business, Woodbury University"In the wake of the on-going economic turmoil and sluggish recovery from recession, a new type of leadership is needed - not the typical hard charging dictator whose word is law, but one who sees business leadership as a sacred calling to service. This book presents 12 thought-provoking and inspiring chapters that point the way to this new vision. Whether you already are a business leader or aspire to be one, this book will help guide you on the road to a better, healthier, more prosperous world." - Dr. Alan Lurie, author, Five Minutes on Mondays: Finding Unexpected Peace, Purpose, and Fulfillment at Work