The challenges and opportunities of the 21st Century call for a new type of leader and leadership, indeed an entirely new and different way of thinking about leadership and of developing future leaders. Hays and Kim provide that new way of thinking and introduce readers to eight sets of competencies essential for leadership in the new millennium. Those who possess or are developing these competence sets are Renaissance Leaders, and it is they who can and will lead and transform organisations, communities, and nations most effectively. This text provides essential guidance to anyone concerned with developing their own or others’ leadership for the 21st Century.
Jay Martin Hays Internationally acclaimed author, speaker, and teacher, Dr Hays has a keen interest in leadership development, the cultivation of wisdom, and personal and organisational transformation. His recent focus has been on expanding judgement, reasoning, and reflective action-taking capacities in youth and young adults. Christopher Kim He has been working with Dr. Hays in the field of leadership development since 2007. His previous publications include Leadership for the new millennium (Kim and Hays, 2010), and Renaissance Leadership: Transforming Leadership for the 21st Century, Part 1 and 2 (Hays and Kim, 2008). His recent interest has been on leadership that protects and promotes human rights and leadership failures in international humanitarian intervention.