The Feminine in Management Consulting: Power, Emotion and Values in Consulting Interactions

Hardcover | January 15, 2009

bySheila Marsh

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Through live material from consulting practice and an historical review of advice-giving to pre-modern leaders, this book uncovers a distinctive feminine discourse of management consulting. This new lens challenges current literature on management consulting that relies on established (masculine) images.

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Through live material from consulting practice and an historical review of advice-giving to pre-modern leaders, this book uncovers a distinctive feminine discourse of management consulting. This new lens challenges current literature on management consulting that relies on established (masculine) images.

SHEILA MARSH is an independent consultant, working in the public and not-for-profit sectors since 1987. Her work spans organization development, management and leadership development, policy development and research. She co-developed an innovative research project on partnership working in health and social care (www.swampyground.org)...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 8.82 × 5.63 × 1.1 inPublished:January 15, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230207162

ISBN - 13:9780230207165

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Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figures
Acknowledgements
Introduction

PART I: CONSULTING: EXPLORING THE TERRAIN
Consultants, Confidantes and Consorts: A Genealogy of Consulting and Advice-giving to Organizational Leaders
Images of Consulting: What Currently shapes How We See Consulting and How it Works?
Consulting as a Discursive Practice

PART II: DISCOURSE ANALYSIS OF CONSULTING INTERACTIONS
Researching Consulting Interactions: From Process Ontology to Critical Discourse Analysis
Women Consultants in Action: Critical Discourse Analysis of Live Consulting Interaction
Women's Stories about Consulting: Critical Discourse Analysis of Reflective Material
PART III: MAKING SENSE
What is Going on in Consulting Interactions?: Exploring Meta-themes of Power, Emotion and Values
Femininities and Consulting: (Re-)animating a Feminine Discourse of Consulting
Towards a Critical Consulting Practice: The Contribution of a Feminine Discourse of Consulting

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REFERENCES
INDEX