Managing in the Twenty-first Century: Transforming Toward Mutual Growth

Hardcover | December 15, 2010

EditorJoan Marques, Satinder Dhiman, Jerry Biberman

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A unique, non-traditional book for business students and members of today’s workplaces. Focusing on 4 main topics, 1) Authentic Leadership, 2) Workplace Spirituality, 3) Appreciative Inquiry, and 4) Ethical leadership and Emotional Intelligence, this work offers a series of thought-provoking, motivating, growth-oriented, exercises that will help you tap into your internal locus of control. All exercises have been successfully shared and validated by the contributors during a variety of global Organization Behavior related conferences, as well as in classrooms and corporate workshops. The exercises are widely diverse, and come from instructors from various cultures, which guarantees their global appeal. A great book that focuses on increased interaction, greater participation, and understanding by doing.

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A unique, non-traditional book for business students and members of today’s workplaces. Focusing on 4 main topics, 1) Authentic Leadership, 2) Workplace Spirituality, 3) Appreciative Inquiry, and 4) Ethical leadership and Emotional Intelligence, this work offers a series of thought-provoking, motivating, growth-oriented, exercises that...

Dr. Joan Marques is a management faculty member and Director of the BBA Program at Woodbury University’s School of Business in Burbank, California. She is also co-founder of the Business Renaissance Institute, BRI, and the Academy of Spirituality and Professional Excellence, ASPEX, and is regularly involved in interactions with manage...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 9.62 × 6.2 × 0.7 inPublished:December 15, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230110576

ISBN - 13:9780230110571

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Table of Contents

To the Reader: The How and Why of this Book * Part 1: Authentic Leadership * Authentic Leadership  *The Self Reflection Exercise: Finding Meaning * Death Awareness Exercise * Whole Body Learning: A Path to Authenticity and Integrity * Using Creative Drawings to Visualize Leadership * Survey of Managerial Style * Leadership and Changing Work Environments: Using Role-Play Exercises * Understanding Stress and Developing Resiliency to Stress * Part 2: Workplace Spirituality * Spirituality in the Workplace * Contemplating Meaningful Work * Collective Conversations About Meaningful Work * Organizational Values Integration Reflection * Meditation on work as a calling * Spiritual Lifeline:  An integrative exercise * Role Plays of Conflicts Commonly Faced by Undergraduate Students * Part 3: Appreciative Inquiry * Appreciative Inquiry * Conversations of Mutual Understanding: Deconstructing Silos * Dialogue Circle:  An Exercise in Gendered Introspection & Reflection * Dialogue Circle: An Exercise in Embracing Racial/Ethnic Diversity * Traffic Light Exercise * “The Preferred Classroom” Exercise * Stepping Outside the Comfort Zone * Part 4: Ethical Leadership and Emotional Intelligence * Ethics and Emotional Intelligence * Personal Values Reflection * Perspective is Everything! * Guided Visualizations * What Motivates Me? * Life Game

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"A wonderful addition to teaching OB!" --Ian I Mitroff, University Professor, Marshall Goldsmith School of Management, Co-Author, Dirty Rotten Strategies and A Spiritual Audit of Corporate America "OB practitioners rejoice! Finally a well researched practical hand book for bringing about real personal change in an organizational context. "  --Richard Barrett, Author of Building a Values-Driven Organization, Founder and Chairman of the Barrett Values Centre "The workplace analogue of mindless consumerism is mindless employees, sadly often guided by mindless managers. From primary and secondary school, through college and professional education, the unasked questions are about one’s personal purpose and how each of us might truly contribute. Yet few things matter more to contributing as a leader in any setting.  Few know that the root of the word ‘charismatic’ is a term from the church, charisms, meaning one’s gifts.  To develop charisma is to develop one’s gifts.  In the Confucian tradition, it is said that to become a leader you must first become a human being. This hands-on workbook will help anyone truly serious about becoming the person, and the leader, they might uniquely become."  --Peter Senge, Founding Chair, SoL (Society for Organizational Learning) and Senior Lecturer, MIT "Fulfillment, achievement, excellence – these watchwords of the 21st century are attainable. Learn to build them into your organization’s foundation and change the way business is done in your workplace! Times of change and upheaval create opportunities for growth. Managing the 21st Century explores just how to grab onto those opportunities and make a grand future for ourselves, our people, and our teams!" --Marshall Goldsmith, Author of MOJO and What Got You Here Won’t Get You There