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Title Politics & conscience : Dag Hammarskjöld on the art of ethical leadership / Roger Lipsey.
Author Lipsey, Roger, 1942- author.
Publication Boulder, Colorado : Shambhala, 2020.
Edition First edition.
Description x, 139 pages ; 21 cm
Call # 172.4 L
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 127-138).
Summary "Dag Hammarskjöld served as Secretary-General of the United Nations from 1953 until his tragic death in a suspicious plane crash in 1961. During those years he saw the fledgling international organization through numerous crises with a skillfulness that drew much acclaim. As readers of his now-classic diary, Markings, are aware, Hammarskjöld saw political leadership as an honor calling for humility, moral examinations, and spiritual reflection. In this comprehensive handbook, acclaimed biographer Roger Lipsey details the moral code by which Hammarskjöld lived and made critical decisions. What emerges is a portrait of a man who struck a remarkable balance between patience and action, empathy and courage, self-interest and common gain. Structured through short sections on themes such as values-based leadership, perseverance, and negotiation, Politics and Conscience offers a vision of ethical leadership as relevant today as it was in Hammarskjöld's time. In our era of zero-sum politics, Lipsey shows politicians and civilians alike how Hammarskjöld's political principles and practical wisdom support the betterment of the common good"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents Fate is what we make it -- Clinging to position -- Facing facts -- Chain reactions -- Dialogue -- Negotiation: awareness, empathy, strategy -- Negotiation: ambiguity, risk, good practices -- The healing power of time -- Perseverance -- Global interdependence -- A world full of meaning -- Courage -- Maturity of mind -- Evil -- Jugglers and builders -- Self-knowledge, humility, emotional learning -- The way of a statesman.
Subject Hammarskjöld, Dag, 1905-1961.
International relations -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Diplomacy -- Moral and ethical aspects.
United Nations. Secretary-General.
United Nations -- Officials and employees -- Biography.
Statesmen -- Sweden -- Biography.
Diplomats -- Sweden -- Biography.
Hammarskjöld, Dag, 1905-1961. (OCoLC)fst00033105
United Nations. (OCoLC)fst00530351
United Nations. Secretary-General. (OCoLC)fst00533510
Diplomacy -- Moral and ethical aspects. (OCoLC)fst00894191
Diplomats. (OCoLC)fst00894415
Employees. (OCoLC)fst00909111
International relations -- Moral and ethical aspects. (OCoLC)fst00977073
Statesmen. (OCoLC)fst01131990
Sweden. (OCoLC)fst01204537
Genre Biographies. (OCoLC)fst01919896
Alt Title Politics and conscience
ISBN 1611807360 (hardcover) :
9781611807363 (hardcover) :

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