Salsa, Soul, and Spirit 2nd Edition

Leadership for a Multicultural Age

Juana Bordas (Author)

Publication date: 03/26/2012

Bestseller over 30,000+ copies sold

Salsa, Soul, and Spirit
NEW EDITION, REVISED AND UPDATED A much-needed revised edition of the only book that presents a multicultural leadership model integrating eight practices from African-American, American Indian, and Latino communities—an alternative to the heavily or exclusively Anglo-American based concepts of leadership presented by most leadership books. The first edition has sold 20,000 copies, was the winner of the International Latino Book Award, Best Business Book, and was on the Rocky Mountain News Bestseller list.NEW EDITION, REVISED AND UPDATED One of America’s historic strengths is the ability to incorporate aspects from many different cultures to create a stronger whole. Our music, literature, sports, architecture, food, and fashion have all benefitted. But current leadership approaches are overwhelmingly written by White males and remain distressingly Eurocentric. Juana Bordas has set out to change this. In this influential book, she shows how incorporating Latino, Black, and American Indian approaches can enrich leadership and offers a more viable model for our expanding multicultural society.
  • Identifies nine core leadership principles common to Latino, African American, and American Indian cultures

  • Incorporates these principles into a multicultural leadership model that is uniquely suited to our changing demographics

  • Combines personal reflections, interviews with community leaders, historical background, and contemporary case examples

One of America's historic strengths has been our ability to incorporate aspects from many different cultures to create a stronger whole. Our music, literature, language, architecture, food, fashion, and more have all benefitted. But leadership approaches have remained distressingly Eurocentric.

Juana Bordas set out to change this in the first edition of this influential book. She showed that incorporating Latino, African American, and American Indian approaches to leadership into the mainstream can strengthen leadership practices and better inspire today's ethnically rich workforce.

This message has only become more urgent. The 2010 census revealed that in four decades minorities will constitute over 50 percent of the populationand in one decade a majority of Americans under age eighteen will be nonwhite. More than ever we need a leadership model htat resonates with our country's growing diversity. Bordas incorporates this latest census data into this second edition, which now identifies ninerather than the previous edition's eightcore leadership principles common to all three cultures. The new principle deals with intergenerational leadership, of vital importance now that many organiziations will have four generations working side by side.

Using a lively blend of personal reflections, interviews with leaders from each community, historical background, and insightful analysis, Bordas illustrates the creative ways these principles have been put into practice in communities of color. The multicultural leadership model developed in this book offers a more flexible and inclusive way to lead and a new vision of the role of the leader in organizations and in our increasingly multicultural world.

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NEW EDITION, REVISED AND UPDATED A much-needed revised edition of the only book that presents a multicultural leadership model integrating eight practices from African-American, American Indian, and Latino communities—an alternative to the heavily or exclusively Anglo-American based concepts of leadership presented by most leadership books. The first edition has sold 20,000 copies, was the winner of the International Latino Book Award, Best Business Book, and was on the Rocky Mountain News Bestseller list.NEW EDITION, REVISED AND UPDATED One of America’s historic strengths is the ability to incorporate aspects from many different cultures to create a stronger whole. Our music, literature, sports, architecture, food, and fashion have all benefitted. But current leadership approaches are overwhelmingly written by White males and remain distressingly Eurocentric. Juana Bordas has set out to change this. In this influential book, she shows how incorporating Latino, Black, and American Indian approaches can enrich leadership and offers a more viable model for our expanding multicultural society.
  • Identifies nine core leadership principles common to Latino, African American, and American Indian cultures

  • Incorporates these principles into a multicultural leadership model that is uniquely suited to our changing demographics

  • Combines personal reflections, interviews with community leaders, historical background, and contemporary case examples

One of America's historic strengths has been our ability to incorporate aspects from many different cultures to create a stronger whole. Our music, literature, language, architecture, food, fashion, and more have all benefitted. But leadership approaches have remained distressingly Eurocentric.

Juana Bordas set out to change this in the first edition of this influential book. She showed that incorporating Latino, African American, and American Indian approaches to leadership into the mainstream can strengthen leadership practices and better inspire today's ethnically rich workforce.

This message has only become more urgent. The 2010 census revealed that in four decades minorities will constitute over 50 percent of the populationand in one decade a majority of Americans under age eighteen will be nonwhite. More than ever we need a leadership model htat resonates with our country's growing diversity. Bordas incorporates this latest census data into this second edition, which now identifies ninerather than the previous edition's eightcore leadership principles common to all three cultures. The new principle deals with intergenerational leadership, of vital importance now that many organiziations will have four generations working side by side.

Using a lively blend of personal reflections, interviews with leaders from each community, historical background, and insightful analysis, Bordas illustrates the creative ways these principles have been put into practice in communities of color. The multicultural leadership model developed in this book offers a more flexible and inclusive way to lead and a new vision of the role of the leader in organizations and in our increasingly multicultural world.

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