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Inclusive Leadership

A Framework for the Global Era

Authors: Wuffli, Peter A.

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  • Presents "inclusive leadership," a new ethics-oriented approach to business and leadership, which  will inspire current and future leaders
  • Bridges the gap between theory and practice, thus opening new perspectives for both academics and practitioners
  • Provides insights and suggestions based upon reflections from a leadership journey that spans over thirty years and includes diverse sectors of society
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About this book

This insightful management book introduces an inspirational new ethics-oriented approach to business and leadership for current and future leaders. It argues that the challenges of today's global era require a new, more holistic and ethical leadership approach than conventional concepts suggest. A framework for the concept of "inclusive leadership" is developed by linking leadership challenges and tasks to the transforming world. Based on over thirty years professional experience in various sectors of society and in both executive and advisory roles in business, the author offers practical suggestions on how to apply inclusive leadership in day-to-day activities. The book also emphasizes how ethics and virtues should influence and shape leadership, a link that is often absent in conventional leadership literature. Building a bridge between theory and practice, this book offers both practical and academic perspectives, with the ideas and concepts illustrated with many real-life examples.

About the authors

Peter Wuffli, born in 1957, currently holds leadership positions in both profit-oriented and nonprofit organizations. He is the Chairman of Partners Group and also chairs the Foundation and Supervisory Boards of IMD. In addition, he is the Founder and Chairman of elea Foundation for Ethics in Globalization. He likewise serves as Vice Chairman of the Zurich Opera House.

From 1984 to 1993, he worked as a management consultant for McKinsey & Company, where he became a Partner in 1990. In 1994, he joined Swiss Bank Corporation as the CFO. Following the merger with Union Bank of Switzerland into today’s UBS in 1998, he continued to serve as CFO until 1999, when he became Chairman and CEO of UBS Global Asset Management. From 2001, he was President of the Group Executive Board of UBS, and from 2003 onwards, Group CEO of UBS, until his resignation in the summer of 2007. During this time, he also received several awards such as the “Best Bank CEO Europe Award” from Institutional Investor (2005 and 2006), the “European Banker of the Year Award” (2006), and the “BBC World Visionaries and Leaders Award” (2007).

Peter Wuffli obtained a PhD in economics from the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland in 1984 with a dissertation on Swiss direct investments in Mexico.

 

Reviews

“... Es ist ein mutiges, kontroverses, theoretisch breit abgestütztes und an Anschauungsmaterial reiches Werk.” (Peter Fischer, in: NZZ Neue Zürcher Zeitung, 17. Oktober 2015)


“Peter Wuffli has been passionate about ethics and globalization long before such engagement became fashionable for corporate leaders. I warmly recommend his book, because it tells an impressive story about the importance and benefits for society of broad engagement across business, politics, and philanthropy.” (Dr. Ann-Kristin Achleitner, Professor for Entrepreneurial Finance at the Technical University of Munich) 

“I closely collaborated with Peter Wuffli over many years at UBS. Based on our common experiences, I found his book fascinating and touching. I particularly enjoyed how he links practical insights gained during the turbulent history of UBS with deep reflections about broader, more general topics. This makesInclusive Leadership valuable and useful for leadership practitioners across sectors and at all levels.”(Jürg Zeltner, CEO of UBS Wealth Management)

“I work together with the elea Foundation for Ethics in Globalization to fight rural poverty in Kenya and directly benefit from the bridges that this foundation builds between rich and poor countries and between private sector corporations and entrepreneurial micro-structures with a social purpose. For Peter Wuffli, inclusive leadership is truly about building bridges for important, good causes, and I hope that his book will create awareness about how we all need to collaborate to address the world's big, pressing challenges.” (Su Kahumbu, Founder of iCow and social entrepreneur in Kenya) 

“It is rare – and so important – for corporate leaders with strong roots in the financial industry to reflect on ethics and virtues and to articulate their insights in a coherent and convincing way. Based on my role as a member of the Comité de Patronage of elea Foundation, I am impressed with Peter Wuffli’s genuine and passionate engagement and thus highly recommend this thought-provoking and authentic book.” (Lord Brian Griffiths of Fforestfach, Vice Chairman of Goldman Sachs International)

“Inclusive Leadership combines a fascinating life experience and deep reflections on capitalism, ethics, and virtues. This book, written by a leadership practitioner, is a significant intellectual achievement that should inspire current and future leaders.” (Phil Gramm, former U.S. Senator from Texas)

“Having been inspired by Peter Wuffli’s leadership on my journey to become an entrepreneur, I found his book compelling and of high practical relevance. I sincerely recommend it to both accomplished and developing leaders with entrepreneurial ambitions.”(Doris Albisser, Entrepreneur & Founder of CLS Communication)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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eBook $54.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-23561-5
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Hardcover $69.99
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-37308-9
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Inclusive Leadership
Book Subtitle
A Framework for the Global Era
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-23561-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-23561-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-23560-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-37308-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 256
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