Genership 1.0: Beyond Leadership Toward Liberating the Creative Soul
This groundbreaking book by David M. Castro, president and CEO of the Institute for Leadership Education, Advancement & Development (I-LEAD), with contributions from Robert Rimm, promises to transform thinking within organizations and communities about the fundamental skills required for societal progress. David explores the evolution of leadership skills within effective organizations, recognizing that leadership processes have been evolving into different and more promising practices. To capture this trend, he introduces a new concept and a new word, genership, which describes the skill set required for the practice of creativity in groups, while unmasking a series of dysfunctional fallacies underlying the more traditional concept of leadership. These include the Messiah Fallacy, the Hero Fallacy and the Fallacy of Leadership Nostalgia, a false triumvirate severely suppressing human creativity. Genership provides a practical guide to transcend outdated ways associated with traditional leadership cultures, while embracing emergent and demonstrably more effective practices.