Leading with Awareness: A Roadmap for Awakened Leaders

Dr. Joan Marques, Dean at Woodbury University’s School of Business, recently released her new single-authored book, Leading with Awareness, published through Routledge (Taylor & Francis), one of the world’s large publishing houses for professional and academic books.

Presenting the essentials of awakened leadership through 50 contemplative branches, this text is a revolutionary, yet sensible leadership manual, that takes the reader from self-reflection to interaction, touching on internal and external factors that influence business decision-making.

The book is designed to expand awareness within those who presently lead or aspire to lead. One can only lead others responsibly having understood how to lead the self, becoming an “awakened leader.” Awakened leaders stay true to their values but are very much aware that life and business are continuous processes of growth and change—an awareness more critical than ever in today’s VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, Ambiguous) world. Awakened leaders recognize that these constant changes are calls to regular reflection, enabling greater empathy, understanding, and ultimately, improved decision-making.

Aimed at workforce members and adult learners, each of the “tidbits” or “branches” in this work consists of a blend of theory, reflective examples, stories, and other literary tools to enhance appeal and clarity of the material.

The foundational section of this book presents a reflective take on the questions one should ask before stepping into a leader role. At this point, it is also critical, given our fast-paced, interconnected, and challenging world, to explore one’s purpose, potential problems, and initial perspectives on how to solve these from a macro viewpoint. Following the internal exploration process, the work deliberates on a variety of aspects that leaders should consider and utilize as behavioral guides on a regular basis. In order to do so, leaders should keep this book at hand after the first read as a reference to gain renewed insights, good intentions, and a focus on the righteous path in decision-making.

 

Last Updated on July 9, 2021.