Destructive Goal Pursuit: The Mt. Everest Disaster

Destructive Goal Pursuit: The Mt. Everest Disaster

by D. Kayes
     
 

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ISBN-10: 023000332X

ISBN-13: 9780230003323

Pub. Date: 08/08/2006

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK

Leaders extol the value of pursuing challenging goals, but evidence suggests that this leads to disaster as often as success. Drawing upon real-life stories, including the Mount Everest Climbing Disaster, the author shows how destructive goal pursuit can cause the breakdown of learning in teams and calls for rethinking the role of the leader.

Overview

Leaders extol the value of pursuing challenging goals, but evidence suggests that this leads to disaster as often as success. Drawing upon real-life stories, including the Mount Everest Climbing Disaster, the author shows how destructive goal pursuit can cause the breakdown of learning in teams and calls for rethinking the role of the leader.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230003323
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date:
08/08/2006
Edition description:
2006
Pages:
184
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.03(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction PART I: EVEREST AND DESTRUCTIVE GOAL PURSUIT The 1996 Mt. Everest Climbing Disaster Destructive Goal Pursuit The Problem of Goalodicy The Limits of Leadership The Breakdown of Learning in Teams PART II: OVERCOMING DESTRUCTIVE GOAL PURSUIT Learning Teamwork Ethical Decision-Making PART III: REMEDIES: EVEREST AS A SOURCE OF LEARNING ABOUT LEADERSHIP From Destructive to Productive Pursuit Rethinking the Role of Leader

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