Leadership for sustainable futures: achieving success in a competitive world

Gayle C. Avery*

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'At a time when business leaders are coming under severe pressure to adopt the Anglo/US ideal of shareholder value, Leadership for Sustainable Futures convincingly demonstrates the corporate and social superiority of the approach which adds simultaneous value to shareholders and stakeholders. Although its roots lie in Europe, this leadership approach is practiced worldwide by successful companies that outperform the market over time. Gayle Avery's message is brought to life by practical examples from 28 organizations illustrating different facets of sustainable leadership. This well-researched, coherent book makes timely and essential reading.' - Martin Hilb, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland. Many managers in the English-speaking world are seeking an alternative to the prevailing business model which promotes a short-term, shareholder-value approach. In this accessible and highly topical book, Gayle Avery argues that this Anglo/US approach to capitalism and business is seriously flawed and does not bring the quality of life to individuals and societies that many people seek. But what is the alternative and do business leaders have a different choice?

Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCheltenham, U.K.
PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing
Number of pages263
ISBN (Print)9781845421731
Publication statusPublished - 2005


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