The COVID-19 pandemic has permanently changed lives around the world and no dimension of life and leadership seems to have been spared from its wrath. It has also stirred us into thinking about novel approaches to lead organizations and societies toward a shared, sustainable future. This book offers novel perspectives on leadership and change management after the COVID-19 pandemic that take us beyond striving for thriving¿perspectives that are grounded in emergent theory, research and practice. It highlights sustainable leadership and change management strategies to effectively deal with unpredictable and rapidly changing situations¿particularly in a world that is increasingly volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous (VUCA). This book also highlights engaging perspectives by specialists from different disciplines such as business, psychology, education, and health care. It serves as a practical guide in identifying and responding to leadership challenges and opportunities in each of the four VUCA categories of volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity¿and how they affect businesses, organizations, and societies as a whole.
Satinder Dhiman is Professor of Management and Associate Dean, Chair, and Director of the MBA Program at Woodbury University's School of Business in Burbank, California. He is the Founder and Director of Forever Fulfilled, a Los Angeles-based wellbeing consultancy, which focuses on workplace wellness and self-leadership. Satinder's work has been published in multiple national and international journals, and he has authored, co-authored, and co-edited many books on management and leadership. His current research on fulfillment is focused on transformative habits of mind for attaining lasting joy and fulfillment in both personal and professional life. Joan Marques serves as Dean and Professor of Management at Woodbury University's School of Business in Burbank, California. Her teaching focuses on leadership, ethics, and organizational behavior, and her research interests pertain to the same areas with specific focus on workplace spirituality and leadership awareness. She has been widely published in prestigious scholarly journals and has authored, co-authored, and co-edited more than 18 books on management and leadership topics. Joan is a co-founder and editor-in-chief of three scholarly journals: The Business Renaissance Quarterly, Journal of Global Business Issues, and Interbeing, Journal of Personal and Professional Mastery. She has presented a weekly radio program titled "De Andere Kant" (The Other Side) on Mart Radio, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, for the past 15 years, and has been a long-time columnist for De Ware Tijd (The True Times), one of the largest newspapers in Paramaribo, Suriname.