How Come Every Time I Get Stabbed in the Back My Fingerprints Are on the Knife?

And Other Meditations on Management

"Jerry Harvey has the uncanny ability of observing the ordinary yetseeing the extraordinary. His insights are both provocative anduseful, no common combination. Reading this book, you will learn tosee the world through another lens." (W. Warner Burke)

"Here are real organizational worlds both terrifying and hilarious,where people say and do things that they don't do anywhere else,and feel things that they don't feel anywhere else, and fortunatelyJerry Harvey is there, too, to record it, reflect on it, and helpus learn from it. Bless him!" (Peter Vaill, professor and holder ofthe Distinguished Chair in Management Education, University of St.Thomas, Minnesota)

"A decade ago, Jerry Harvey's Abilene Paradox indelibly entered thelexicon as a metaphor for unproductive group behavior. Now, he'sidentified an equally damaging-and paradoxical-pattern ofindividual self-destruction. And, once again, he offers the sameinvaluable prescription: Tell the truth to everyone?especiallyyourself. Ah, if only this time we will listen." (James O'Toole,author, Leadership A to Z)

The role we each play in our own downfalls create the profound-and profoundly entertaining-basis for this series of linked "meditations" as the author of The Abilene Paradox takes another irreverent look at the nature of life on the job. Les mer

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The role we each play in our own downfalls create the profound-and profoundly entertaining-basis for this series of linked "meditations" as the author of The Abilene Paradox takes another irreverent look at the nature of life on the job. In this work, Harvey explores the ethical, moral, and spiritual dilemmas we all face in the modern world of work. But he does it in a most unconventional way. His is an approach that mixes equal parts humor, philosophy, and insight to make us laugh, think, and examine organizational behavior in a brand new light. The twelve essays themselves carry such spirited titles as "What If I Really Believe this Stuff," "On Tooting Your Own Horn," and "Ode to Waco." Altogether, it's an enthralling collection of wise and witty parables that illustrate the redemptive value of the truth in a voice that is ultimately understanding of human shortcomings.

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Forlag
Jossey-Bass Inc.,U.S.
Innbinding
Innbundet
Språk
Engelsk
Sider
288
ISBN
9780787947873
Utgivelsesår
1999
Format
24 x 16 cm

Om forfatteren

JERRY B. HARVEY,well--known author of The Abilene Paradox and Other Meditations on Management, is a professor of management science at The George Washington University. He has consulted with business, government, various healthcare services, and the nonprofit sector and has published many articles in the fields of organizational behavior and education.

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"Jerry Harvey has the uncanny ability of observing the ordinary yetseeing the extraordinary. His insights are both provocative anduseful, no common combination. Reading this book, you will learn tosee the world through another lens." (W. Warner Burke)

"Here are real organizational worlds both terrifying and hilarious,where people say and do things that they don't do anywhere else,and feel things that they don't feel anywhere else, and fortunatelyJerry Harvey is there, too, to record it, reflect on it, and helpus learn from it. Bless him!" (Peter Vaill, professor and holder ofthe Distinguished Chair in Management Education, University of St.Thomas, Minnesota)

"A decade ago, Jerry Harvey's Abilene Paradox indelibly entered thelexicon as a metaphor for unproductive group behavior. Now, he'sidentified an equally damaging-and paradoxical-pattern ofindividual self-destruction. And, once again, he offers the sameinvaluable prescription: Tell the truth to everyone?especiallyyourself. Ah, if only this time we will listen." (James O'Toole,author, Leadership A to Z)

Medlemmers vurdering

E
Elin – 12.11.2005

– Bare tittelen på denne boka er verdt et godt terningkast, og innholdet er ikke dårligere. Her er en rekke essays som kan hjelpe ledere og nøkkelpersoner i bedrifter og organisasjoner med å se hvilken rolle de spiller i sine egne fiaskoer. Mislykkede personer og handlinger har alltid gitt humorister utallige former for inspirasjon, og dette er en svært morsom bok, selv om den neppe er skrevet for å være morsom. Her er også mye god psykologi, og de fleste vil kunne kjenne seg igjen i episoder som beskrives. Her er det mye å lære, samtidig som man blir skikkelig underholdt.

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