Courageous Leadership For The Twenty-First Century

dc.contributor.authorSen, Asim
dc.contributor.authorKabak, Kamil Erkan
dc.contributor.authorYanginlar, Gozde
dc.departmentİstanbul Beykent Üniversitesien_US
dc.description2nd Annual International Conference on Leadership, Technology and Innovation Management -- OCT 11-13, 2012 -- Beykent Univ, Taksim Campus, Istanbul, TURKEYen_US
dc.description.abstractToday's the biggest problems such as hunger, poverty, unemployment, inequality, corruption, terrorism and wars, lack of liberty and justice, unfair globalization, and environmental destruction are threatening the lives of many people throughout the world and putting future generations under a great risk. These problems have reached such a level that their solutions require urgent and radical changes. Most people, many academicians and scholars argue that contemporary leadership practices will not be able to solve these problems. Contemporary leadership practices are either preserving the status quo or not making the necessary changes to solve them. This paper argues that the courageous leadership practices could make such changes for solving the current problems in the twenty-first century. The courageous leaders are brave, and they have heart, spirit and exceptional intellectual and emotional capacity to make drastic changes. They take risks to face and deal with difficult problems instead of overtaking them to move organizations and nations forward. They are creative so that they can make objective analysis, select the most effective strategies, motivate people at their maximum capacities and act under high uncertainties. Great courageous political leaders of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries such as Ataturk, Mao, Lenin, Castro, Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr. and the others made drastic changes. They solved many difficult problems through utilizing again some of those courage-related characteristics. Also, business leaders like Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Jorma Ollila and others used some of those courage-related characteristics for building new and successful business organizations. In this study, we analyze the courage characteristics of these leaders including intellectual (knowledge) courage, moral courage, creativity courage, biological courage, and followers courage. The analysis is made within the framework of strategic management process. The insights are gathered from their leadership experiences that may provide some perspectives for the leaders of the twenty-first century to solve current problems and satisfy people's needs. (C) 2013 Published by Elsevier Ltd. Selection and peer- review under responsibility of The Second International Conference on Leadership, Technology and Innovation Managementen_US
dc.description.sponsorshipBeykent Univ,Turkish Airlines,Int Strateg Management & Managers Assoc,TUBITAKen_US
dc.indekslendigikaynakWeb of Scienceen_US
dc.publisherElsevier Science Bven_US
dc.relation.ispartofSecond International Conference On Leadership, Technology And Innovation Management (2012)en_US
dc.relation.publicationcategoryKonferans Öğesi - Uluslararası - Kurum Öğretim Elemanıen_US
dc.subjectCourageous leadershipen_US
dc.subjectcourage characteristicsen_US
dc.subjectradical changesen_US
dc.titleCourageous Leadership For The Twenty-First Centuryen_US
dc.typeConference Objecten_US