Salsa, Soul, and Spirit

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 3/26/2012
  • Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Pub
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Tapping the potential of the changing workforce, consumer base, and citizenry requires a leadership approach that resonates with our country's growing diversity. In Salsa, Soul, and Spirit, Juana Bordas shows how incorporating Latino, African American, and American Indian approaches to leadership into the mainstream has the potential to strengthen leadership practice and inspire today's ethnically rich workforce. Bordas identifies eight core leadership principles common to all three cultures, principles deeply rooted in each culture's values and developed under the most trying conditions. Using a lively blend of personal reflections, interviews with leaders from each community, historical background, and insightful analysis, she shows how these principles developed and illustrates the creative ways they've been put into practice in these communities as well as in some forward-looking companies. Bordas brings these principles together into a multicultural leadership model that offers a more flexible and inclusive way to lead and a new vision of the role of the leader in the organization. In this revised edition, Bordas updates all of the data and extends the focus of the work to millennials- the future leaders-by adding exclusive chapters and content dealing with the migration of this generation into the workforce. Recently released census statistics show great growth in populations of color in this nation, and immigration continues at a rapid pace, making the book more relevant now than when the first edition was published

Author Biography

Juana Bordas is president of Mestiza Leadership International a trustee of the International Leadership Association She served as board vice president of the Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership. She is a founder of Mi Casa Resource Center for Women and founding president/CFO of the National Hispana Leadership Institute.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
Special Contributions: Profiles of Leadersp. xv
Introduction: Diversity Is Transforming Leadershipp. 1
A New Social Covenantp. 23
Learn from the Pastp. 27
I to We
From Individualism to Collective Identityp. 46
Mi Casa Es Su Casa
A Spirit of Generosityp. 59
Leadership Styles in Communities of Colorp. 79
A Leader Among Equals
Community-Conferred Leadershipp. 84
Leaders as Guardians of Public Values
A Tradition of Activismp. 98
Leaders as Community Stewards
Working for the Common Goodp. 118
Creating the Circle of Leadershipp. 139
The Seventh-Generation Rule
Intergenerational Leadershipp. 142
All My Relatives
La Familia, the Village, the Tribep. 162
Gratitude, Hope, and Forgivenessp. 178
Leadership for a Multicultural Age
Making the Commitment: Personal, Organizational, and Politicalp. 195
Notesp. 214
Indexp. 224
About the Authorp. 232
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