Leadership and sustainability are a priority for every organization. Governments and corporations have to clean up their acts and we need the competencies and skills to assist people to work with their conscience. Sitting at the forefront of global organizational development is training and adult education. In particular, is a rise in demand for capable managers with the skills to increase team learning, produce talent and deliver performance while forwarding a socially responsible mandate. Developing human consciousness and raising self-awareness is key to developing talented, creative and passionate teams of people for a sustainable future.
In this second edition, the Leadership edition, Christopher Caldwell introduces material in leadership, organizational development and consciousness raising for managers to begin implementing behavioral change in their team and within themselves to meet the social responsibility mandates.
"Beyond Corporate Responsibility: The New Organizational Consciousness" challenges managers to go beyond adopting individual practices such as philanthropy to address social and environmental issues. Corporate social responsibility (CSR) requires managers to think beyond the boundaries of their organization. As the world becomes more interconnected and social and environmental challenges increase, society and governments will demand businesses show greater leadership for a sustainable future. Chris Caldwell's book is a must read for managers who seek to employ CSR as a means to transition their business to a solution-oriented organization whereby employees are engaged to work together to not only increase the wellbeing of the organization but also the wellbeing of the social and environmental ecosystem that feeds it."
Dr. Irene Henriques Professor of Sustainability and Economics Schulich School of Business, York University