Stories To Tell Your Students: Transforming Toward Organizational Growth

Hardcover | September 15, 2011

EditorJoan Marques, Satinder Dhiman, Jerry Biberman

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Storytelling is a powerful and effective teaching tool, yet management professors often overlook its use. A good story can illustrate management principles such as decision-making, leadership, group dynamics, power and politics in a way that captures students’ attention and enhances memory.  This book is designed to provide teachers in Organizational Behavior and management courses, as well as corporate workshops, with a highly effective way to address important issues in modern-days’ management and organizational behavior-related issues.  As a unique, non-traditional, OB-oriented book geared towards flexible leadership, professors from universities around the world offer a series of thought-provoking, motivating, growth-oriented, stories that will help readers to tap into their internal locus of control.

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Storytelling is a powerful and effective teaching tool, yet management professors often overlook its use. A good story can illustrate management principles such as decision-making, leadership, group dynamics, power and politics in a way that captures students’ attention and enhances memory.  This book is designed to provide teachers in...

Dr. Joan Marques is Director of the BBA Program and Assistant Professor at Woodbury University, Burbank, CA and the author of, among others, Joy at Work, Work at Joy: Living and Working Mindfully Every Day.Dr. Satinder Dhiman is Professor of Management and Accounting and Associate Dean of Business and MBA Program Chair at Woodbury Uni...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:224 pages, 9.68 × 6.13 × 0.7 inPublished:September 15, 2011Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230116787

ISBN - 13:9780230116788


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Table of Contents

From the Editors * About the Authors * PART I: Formal Workplace Reflection Stories * Powerful or Influential? * The “Me” Place * Don’t Fix What Ain’t Broken! * I bet you never had a cat thrown at you in your job * Being the Boss Isn’t Easy * Why Can’t He See? * Making the Right Impression --but Padding the Estimates * Coaching a Newly Promoted Manager * Does eating ice cream really cause boating accidents? * Motivation in the Workplace:  Knowing your People * Finished Before Ever Beginning * Reducing Social Loafin * The Dual Career Ladder * Why Didn’t This Program Work? 
Alice * Fredrick Taylor and Scientific Management: Alive and Well at James & Smith * Uniform delivery * Gaining greater cultural awareness * Carrying Emotions at Work * Setting Realistic Goals * In the Wake of a Depraved Coworker’s Public Arrest * Feedback vs. Criticism  * Compensation Complaints * That’s Not My Job! * Losing Now could lead to Winning in the Future  * Professional Dissatisfaction and the Power of a New Idea * Violence in the Workplace * Charismatic leader * Theories of Motivation * The Bully in the Workplace * Inside and Outside Roles  * The Impact of a Small Gesture * Mixed Management Messages  * Is it ok to say “That’s not my job”? * Partnering for change * Handing over responsibility * Training Session Time Management * What goes Around Comes Around * The Practicality of Scientific Management * A Failure to Involve Staff * Housewives and students * Corporate Social and Environmental Responsibilities: Real or on display? 
Problem solving or appreciative inquiry? * Put me in Coach, I’m ready to pay * An Assignment Doomed to Fail * Study director and his wife * If you build it, you’ll have to negotiate * The Last-Minute Performance Evaluation * PART II: Multicultural Stories * Hanuman- Unleashing Hidden Potential * Learning from Nature  * Rude Awakening: A Story of Two Trees * Eklavya: the archer par excellence! * I just want to bang on the cans all day  * “Fifi Ika Maka” – Preparing and sharing the gifts from the ocean * Okoné and the Hunt * The Power of ‘Hissssss’ * Powers of perception * The Anti Hurry-Scurry-Worry Pill * Kiwi Kiwi * Tane’s journey to retrieve knowledge  * PART III: Fairy Tale Based Creative Stories * The Misunderstood Genius * Sam and his Neighbors * The Simple Soul and the Executive * PART IV: Short Metaphor Stories * A modern Tale regarding Alcohol and Worms * Avoiding Falling into a Hole * A story about a Sufi and Moths * Chinese and Greek Artists and the restoration of an old Palace * Treasure under ones own house * Walking the Talk: A Story about Mahatma Gandhi * Concentration Camp and Commander’s humanity * Be the Change you want to see in the world: The Leadership Art of Mahatma Gandhi * The Difference between the Window Glass and the Mirror Glass * Real obstacles are inside us! * Celebrate Your Diversity: Joys of Non-Comparison and the Virtue of Patience * The Joy of Giving Joy to Others: Cultivating Abundance Mentality * Let Your Life Speak: “You” may the only Scripture some people will ever read! * PART V: Two Cases  * Samaritan House * Managing Change: A Public Library Moves to New Space and Everything Goes Haywire * PART VI: Creating and Telling Your Own Story * Notes on Storytelling for Leaders and Managers

Editorial Reviews

“Stories to Tell Your Students is a wonderful assortment of stories that will help not only your students increase their awareness and compassion for others, but yours will as well!  Share this book with students, friends, family, and co-workers and see the power of stories at work.” -- Marshall Goldsmith, million-selling author of the New York Times bestsellers, MOJO and What Got You Here Won't Get You There "This is the book that makes story telling a profound form of learning. This is the must OB book for Business Schools across the world." --Andrew Kakabadse and Nada Korac-Kakabadse, professors of management  at Cranfield School of Management and University of Northampton and co-authors of Bilderberg People: Elite Power and Consensus in World Affairs, Philosophy of Management Research, Global Boards: One Desire: Many Realities, and others."What a marvelous idea! If EVERYTHING were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten!"  --Ian I Mitroff, adjunct professor UC Berkeley, professor Emeritus USC, and co-author of Dirty Rotten Strategies and A Spiritual Audit of Corporate America “In today’s complex world, educators do a disservice when they convey the illusion of simplicity or control with theories that portray the workplace as linear, rational, and tidy.  It’s not.  Human nature is complicated, and organizations are steeped in ambiguity and choice. The authors have created a powerful set of stories that offer a behind-the-scenes look at humanity in all its complexities and opportunities for us all to think, reflect, and grow.”  --Joan V. Gallos, professor of leadership, University of Missouri Curators’ Distinguished Teaching Professor, Henry W. Bloch School of Management University of Missouri-Kansas City and co-author of Business Leadership, Co-author, Organizational Leadership and Reframing Academic leadership