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Sustainability 2013, 5(3), 980-981; doi:10.3390/su5030980

New Book Received
Sustainable Leadership: Leadership from the Heart. By Steen Hildebrandt and Michael Stubberup, Copenhagen Press, 2012; 280 Pages. Price $29.99, ISBN 978-87-7853-207-7
Shu-Kun Lin
MDPI AG, Kandererstrasse 25, CH-4057 Basel, Switzerland
Received: 26 February 2013 / Accepted: 26 February 2013 / Published: 4 March 2013

The following paragraphs are reproduced from the website of the publisher [1].

We must develop a serious approach to the fact that emotions, thoughts, assessments, and decisions originate in the mind, and as such are firmly based in human beings. We sense, experience, and act on the basis of internal processes, but which criteria constitute the basis of these processes and how does the internal “control system”, which we all have, function? Moreover, we need to take a closer look at the ways in which the organic and sustainable mechanisms of our living organisms are optimized and explicated. Otto Scharmer calls this process going from ego-system-awareness to eco-system-awareness. These are some of the questions which are at the heart of this book.

Table of Contents

  • Preface

  • Introduction: The Necessary Change

  • Chapter 1: Sustainable Leadership – Our Choice

  • Chapter 2: The Great Paradigm Shift

  • Chapter 3: Dynamic Elements in the Mosaics of the Future

  • Chapter 4: Interdisciplinary Research in Leadership and Organization

  • Chapter 5: The Brain as a Self-organizing System

  • Chapter 6: The Intelligent Heart

  • Chapter 7: The Leadership-from-the-Heart Triangle

  • Chapter 8: A Gear Shift and Four Fundamental Aspects of the Mind

  • Chapter 9: Time and Sustainability

  • Chapter 10: Knowledge about Knowing Obliges

  • Postscript

* Editor’s Note: The brief summary and the contents of the books are reported as provided by the author or the publishers. Authors and publishers are encouraged to send review copies of their recent books of potential interest to readers of Sustainability to the Publisher (Dr. Shu-Kun Lin, Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), Kandererstrasse 25, CH-4057 Basel, Switzerland. Tel. +41 61 683 77 34; Fax: +41 61 302 89 18, E-mail: Some books will be offered to the scholarly community for the purpose of preparing full-length reviews.


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