Monica Sharma describes how we can source our inner capacities and wisdom to manifest change that embodies universal values such as dignity, compassion, fairness, and courage. Drawing on more than twenty years of work for the United Nations and elsewhere, she presents a radical new approach to transformational leadership, one that creates systems of change where everyone can engage—not just analysts and policy-makers. Demonstrating that we all can be architects of a new humanity, Monica demystifies policy-making, planning, and implementation so that everyone can play an informed and strategic part in eradicating the world’s most intractable problems. Using real-life examples from around the world, she shows how our innate characteristics of universal compassion, equity impulse, and human capability can create new patterns that effectively address major challenges such as gross inequality, unbridled hate, conflicts based on social identity, and the never-enough mindset of greed. Written in a straightforward, accessible style, Radical Transformational Leadership outlines a path-breaking paradigm shift that is already generating equitable and sustainable results across the globe.
Winner of the Nautilus Gold Award for Business and Leadership
Monica Sharma, trained as a physician and epidemiologist, worked for the United Nations more than twenty years. Currently, she engages worldwide as an International Expert and Practitioner on Leadership Development for sustainable and equitable change. She works with United Nations, Universities (e.g. University of Virginia, Johns Hopkins), Management Institutions (Mendoza Business School Notre Dame), governments, business, media and civil society organizations. She is the Tata Chair Professor at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences in Mumbai. She has published and presented over 250 articles in journals and international forums.
Sharma created and uses a unique response model based on extensive application--a conscious full-spectrum model--which simultaneously solves problems, shifts systems, and creates new patterns sourced from individual inner capacity and transformational leadership. This model has generated sustainable results worldwide.
As the son of a US Foreign Service officer, Robert Sherwood grew up multilingual from an early age as the result of postings in Latin American, Europe and Scandinavia. His passion for language and literature was temporarily backburnered by an obsession for music and he spent his youth as a Los Angeles-based touring singer and performer, recording artist and songwriter. Relocating to Western Massachusetts in the early 2000's he moved into production and new media, and today works out of his recording studio on various music, podcast and audiobook projects that make use of his production and multi-instrumental skills as well as his steeped-in-port basso profundo voice.