Driving Social Innovation

How Unexpected Leadership is Transforming Society

by Marie Sonnet (Author), Theresa Southam (Author), Patrice Rosenthal (Author)

Now available in both printed and e-book format

How can we bring leadership and social innovation to our communities and organizations, when we live amid powerful forces beyond our control? That is the focus of this collection of chapters, which will reward the reader with surprise and insight about why unexpected leadership matters. The book weaves through the subject of leadership in varying contexts, guiding us in managing social changes, precarity and uncertainty in a changing and transforming world. In the process, “this excellent edited collection provokes and inspires new and different ways of making sense of leadership research and practice,” says Jackie Ford (Durham University), particularly because “conventional leadership thinking continues to overly invest in the heroic leader, disregarding the significance of collective and individual leadership.” Every story in the book reveals creative solutions for real people in real situations, ranging from the C-suite to the offices of doctors and other practitioners, and from foreign nations to towns, schools and families at home. In the process, the authors show that leading with self-awareness and moral action is as practical as it is urgent. As Palesa Natasha Mothapo (Stellenbosch University) wrote, “every researcher who cares deeply about their career development and leadership… should put this book on their required reading list.” According to Roxane de la Sablonnière (University of Montreal), the book is “a must-read in uncertain times.”

Publisher: ‎ Fielding University Press (October 19, 2022)

Language: ‎ English

Paperback: ‎ 365 pages

ISBN-10: ‎ 1737943948

ISBN-13: ‎ 978-1737943945

Item Weight: ‎ 1.75 pounds

Dimensions: ‎ 7 x 0.83 x 10 inches

Driving Social Innovation


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