Handbook of Organizational and Managerial Wisdom

Handbook of Organizational and Managerial Wisdom

By: James R. Bailey (author), Eric H. Kessler (author)Hardback

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This ground breaking compendium of globally renowned thinkers systematically explores the characteristics of understanding, applying, and developing organizational and managerial wisdom. Wisdom is among the most complex and profound concepts in our vernacular. It represents the epitome of human development and conduct, characterizing the most enlightened and successful people and collectives. Yet its systematic analyses and application to professional pursuits has been extremely elusive. This is particularly true with regard to the domain or organization management, as evidenced by preoccupations with information and knowledge as well as business headlines replete with tales of poor judgment and questionable morality. The Handbook of Organizational Wisdom integrates the insights of some of the field's most respected thinkers to further our understanding of its essential characteristics, consider how it might be practically applied, and explore how it might be developed.

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Eric H. Kessler is the Henry George Professor of Management, and founding director of the Business Honors Program, in the Lubin School of Business at Pace University in New York City. As a management scholar, Dr. Kessler holds a PhD in organization management and international business; he has produced over 100 research papers and presentations that span a broad array of management issues and published three critically acclaimed management books: (1) Handbook of Organizational and Managerial Wisdom, (2) Cultural Mythology and Global Leadership, and (3) Management Theory in Action: Real World Lessons for Walking the Talk. As a management educator Dr. Kessler instructs courses and conducts developmental workshops on a range of management levels and topics; in addition he has worked as an executive educator, corporate speaker, and has led numerous global management field studies traveling across six continents. As a management professional, Dr. Kessler is a Fellow and Past President of the Eastern Academy of Management and a long-time member of the Academy of Management; he has served on several management journals' advisory and editorial boards and has worked with a wide variety of large and small as well as private and government organizations. Dr. Kessler has received many academic honors and awards, is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, and has been inducted into national and international honorary societies in business, forensics, economics, and psychology. James R. Bailey is the Tucker Professor of Leadership and Director of Executive Education at the George Washington University School of Business, and a Fellow in the Centre for Management Development, London Business School. He has been the recipient of many teaching distinctions, including the Professor of the Year from the BBA and EMBA programs at GWSB, and in 2006 was named one of the world's top ten executive educators by the International Council for Executive Leadership Development. He has published over 50 academic papers and case studies, and is the author of several books, including the forthcoming Riding the Change Curve: Leading Through Transition. He has designed and delivered hundreds of executive programs for firms like Nestle, United Bank of Switzerland, Morgan Stanley and Lucent Technologies. Dr. Bailey is a frequent keynote speaker who has appeared on broadcast programs for the BBC and Fox News Network, and whose work has been cited in such outlets as Fortune, Forbes, and Business 2.0. He currently serves as Editor-in-Chief of the Academy of Management Learning and Education. James and his wife live next to the National Zoo in Washington, DC. The couple are expecting their first child in August 2007.


Foreword - Karl E. Weick Introduction - Understanding, Applying and Developing Organizational and Managerial Wisdom - Eric H. Kessler and James R. Bailey Part I: Logic Chapter 1 Individual Logic - Wisdom in Organizations: A Balance Theory Analysis - Jennifer Jordan and Robert J. Sternberg Chapter 2 Interpersonal Logic - Team Wisdom: Definition, Dynamics, and Applications - Tjai M. Nielsen, Amy C. Edmondson, and Eric Sundstrom Chapter 3 Organizational Logic - Institutionalizing Wisdom in Organizations - Paul R. Lawrence Chapter 4 Strategic Logic - Towards a Wisdom-Based Approach to Strategic Management - Paul E. Bierly, III and Robert W. Kolodinsky Part II: Ethics Chapter 5 Individual Ethics - The Virtue of Prudence - Jean M. Bartunek and Jordi Trullen Chapter 6 Interpersonal Ethics - The Wise Negotiator - Roy J. Lewicki Chapter 7 Organizational Ethics - Acting Wisely While Facing Ethical Dilemmas in Leadership - Jay Conger and Robert Hooijberg Chapter 8 Strategic Ethics - Strategy, Wisdom and Stakeholder Theory: A Pragmatic and Entrepreneurial View of Stakeholder Strategy - R. Edward Freeman, Laura Dunham, and John McVea Part III: Aesthetics Chapter 9 Individual Aesthetics - Self-Interest - Russell Cropanzano, Jordan Stein, and Barry M. Goldman Chapter 10 Interpersonal Aesthetics - Emotional and Social Intelligence Competencies Are Wisdom in Practice - Richard E. Boyatzis Chapter 11 Organizational Aesthetics - Aesthetics and Wisdom in the Practice of Organizational Development - W. Warner Burke Chapter 12 Strategic Aesthetics - Wisdom and Human Resource Management - Angelo S. DeNisi and Carrie A. Belsito Part IV: Epistemology Chapter 13 Individual Epistemology - Interpretive Wisdom - Dennis A. Gioia Chapter 14 Interpersonal Epistemology - Wisdom, Culture, and Organizations - P. Christopher Earley and Lynn R. Offermann Chapter 15 Organizational Epistemology - Interpersonal Relations in Organizations and the Emergence of Wisdom - Peter B. Vaill Chapter 16 Strategic Epistemology - Innovation and Organizational Wisdom - Arnoud De Meyer Part V: Metaphysics Chapter 17 Individual Metaphysics - The Getting of Wisdom: Self-Conduct, Personal Identity and Wisdom Across the Life Span - Nigel Nicholson Chapter 18 Interpersonal Metaphysics - "We Live in a Political World": The Paradox of Managerial Wisdom - Tyrone S. Pitsis and Stewart R. Clegg Chapter 19 Organizational Metaphysics - Global Wisdom and the Audacity of Hope - Nancy J. Adler Chapter 20 Strategic Metaphysics - Can Wisdom be Taught? - Cynthia V. Fukami Part VI: Synthesizing Commentary Chapter 21 Wisdom: Objectivism as the Proper Philosophy for Living on Earth - Edwin A. Locke Chapter 22 Wisdom as Learned Ignorance: Integrating East-West Perspectives - Robert Chia and Robin Holt Name Index Subject Index About the Editors About the Contributors

Product Details

  • publication date: 10/07/2007
  • ISBN13: 9781412915618
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 656
  • ID: 9781412915618
  • weight: 1288
  • ISBN10: 1412915619

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