9780230002180

A Management System Exempt from Power Learning to Manage with Consideration for Others

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  • ISBN13:

    9780230002180

  • ISBN10:

    0230002188

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2006-08-22
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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Summary

The author argues that power in organizations has negative and counter-productive effects. Instead, he argues for management systems exempt from power, based on self-guidance, and focused on the maximization of each individual's creative and other resources. Managers accordingly need to pay more attention to the development of efficiency, empathy, and imagination. Questionnaires are included to help readers assess themselves on their management approach.

Author Biography

CHRISTIAN BOURION is Professor at the University of Nancy, France, and Director of the Commercial Institute at the University of Nancy.

Table of Contents

List of Figures, Pyramids and Tables ix
List of Questionnaires xi
Foreword: Managing without Power xiii
1 Management and Power: Rivals 1(15)
Rational power and scientific management
2(1)
Hierarchical power and military management
3(1)
Identity power and corporate culture
4(2)
The weakening of power and participative management
6(1)
The end of power and the development of cooperative management
7(1)
The turnaround of power: be less demanding, be self-demanding
8(2)
Develop your skills through self-knowledge
10(1)
Develop your skills through self-management
11(1)
Develop your skills through emotional intelligence
12(1)
Back to skill-based management, exempt from power
13(2)
A brief overview of Chapter I
15(1)
2 Expertise:Your First Skill 16(25)
Rational values
16(15)
The expert's approach
31(2)
Memorandums and emails: technical information
33(4)
Policies and procedures
37(2)
A brief overview of Chapter 2
39(2)
3 Develop Empathy: Your Second Essential Skill 41(26)
Social values
41(10)
The social executive's approach
51(2)
The doting father approach
53(9)
The Stockholm syndrome
62(4)
A brief overview of Chapter 3
66(1)
4 Fulfil your Creative Genius! 67(24)
Emotional and creative values
67(7)
The project developer's approach
74(6)
The business lunch
80(2)
Charm
82(3)
Forecasting
85(4)
Threats
89(1)
A brief overview of Chapter 4
89(2)
5 Solving Problems without Creating New Ones 91(16)
The professional's approach
91(3)
The manager's approach
94(2)
The interview
96(5)
The meeting
101(3)
Negotiation
104(1)
A brief overview of Chapter 5
105(2)
6 Value Conflicts: An Indication of Progress 107(19)
Distance and closeness
107(3)
Flexible and uncompromising attitudes
110(3)
Domineering and permissive attitudes
113(3)
Excessive rigor: a crutch
116(2)
Is egalitarianism a source of unfairness?
118(2)
Is tolerance synonymous with weakness or strength?
120(2)
The barrier between the internal and external environment
122(1)
Discover what is right, not who is right
123(1)
A brief overview of Chapter 6
124(2)
Epilogue Local Management: Surfing between Communication and Power 126(4)
From communication mediums to management tools
126(2)
From management tools to power tools
128(2)
Notes 130(8)
Chronological Bibliography 138

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