Call for Abstracts: DISRUPT 3.0. FAILING TO SUCCEED (Working Title)

This is a call for abstracts for a book on DISRUPT 3.0. Failing to Succeed. The book builds on the FWN’s first leadership book called DISRUPT. Filipina Women. Proud. Loud. Leading without a Doubt launched in 2014 and DISRUPT 2.0. Filipina Women. Daring to Lead launched in 2016. You must be an FWN honoree and a current member to submit.

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SUBMIT YOUR ABSTRACT using the form below BY december 20, 2017

Please define leadership based on your experience, books you have read, insights you have gained. Your leadership story involves your personal discovery, making choices, interacting with other humans, etc. It provides insight into the meaning of your struggles or challenges. Behind every brilliant success story there are several attempts that did not go quite as planned. FWN is seeking stories about your best failures—those mistakes, missteps, detours, or derailment that ultimately led you to where you are today. Rather than seeing failure as something to be ashamed of, FWN sees it as something to be celebrated. It means as a Filipina woman you tried something, you learned something and you are now wiser than you were before. It is a mark of courage. To try and try until you succeed. If failing like a genius is NOT your story, consider any or all of the following questions:

Leadership Story:

Why and how do you lead as a Filipina leader in the Philippines and globally? Can you identify a point when you recognized your talents as a leader? Describe. What led you to consider yourself a leader? What is your story? How does Philippine culture influence how you lead? How do you learn to lead in different cultures? What, if anything, surprises you about culture as a leader?

Leadership Competencies

How do you lead yourself? Others? Your organization or community? What do you think it means to be an effective leader? Give personal anecdotes about leading, advocating, and impacting. Who impacts your ability to do your best work, and how do you impact others’ ability to do their best work? How can you build more supporters and champions of your leadership? What are your non-negotiable values?

Failing Up

Think about a difficult situation you have faced. How did you deal with it? What do you believe has been your biggest ‘mistake’ or ‘failure’ as a leader? How did that impact you as a leader? What did you learn from that experience? What keeps you motivated to try and try again? Who is your inspiration? What’s good about failing? How can you use your failure(s) to support others?

Legacy Building

How do you want to be remembered as a leader? What is the leadership legacy you want to leave? What would you like the next generation of leaders to know? If you knew then what you know now, what would you want the next generation to know?

 Leading with Impact

What is your quest or challenge as a leader? Where and how do you want to make a difference? How are you making a difference? What is important to you as a leader? Consider results, impact, and legacy. How does the concept of sustainable development influence your leadership? How do the UN Sustainable Development Goals influence your leadership?

A synthesis chapter will pull together key themes and make recommendations for aspiring leaders and thought leaders in the sectors represented.

Please note that your chapter is a memoir, a story from your life; it is not your autobiography which is the story of a life. A memoir is just a slice of your life. For the purpose of this 3rd FWN leadership book, your memoir is how you remember your life as a Filipina woman leader.

Write a concise summary of the key points of your chapter. Your abstract should be a single paragraph double-spaced; about 500 words. Please include the following in your abstract:

  • Proposed chapter title
  • Author(s) name, title, full contact information, and institutional affiliation (if any)
  • Description of the chapter including purpose, content, key features, and how it adds to the main purpose of the book series.

The purpose of the book series is to examine the leadership of Filipinas in a complex global environment through individual life stories. The book will be useful:

  1. for people who have current leadership responsibilities with varying degrees of culture-spanning and other complexities,
  2. for leadership development in the global environment, and
  3. for teaching leadership that not only informs but also transforms promising leaders into actual leaders. Narratives about Filipina leadership have implications for gender and intercultural leadership research and practice and for advancing theories of women and leadership. Understanding how Filipina women bridge the range of Filipino and global cultures will challenge existing theories of multi-culturalism, co-culturation, and global or diaspora leadership.

TIMETABLE (ILLUSTRATIVE) Actions of potential chapter authors are in italics.

  1. Call for Abstracts (500 words maximum) — Oct 29, 2017
  2. Submit Abstracts to Maria Beebe — Dec 20, 2017
  3. Send email re Selected Abstracts and any initial Peer Review Comments — Jan 1, 2018
  4. Submit first draft of chapters (5000 words maximum) — April 1, 2018 (to be peer reviewed)
  5. Revision and editing process (back and forth with authors) — April–May 2018
  6. Book Interior Design — June 2018
  7. Approval of chapters and last minute edits – July 2018 11) Submit photo ready copy to printer — August 1, 2018
  8. BOOK LAUNCH — FWN Summit in London (date to be determined)