Fables and the Art of Leadership: Applying the Wisdom of Mister Rogers to the Workplace

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Fred Rogers is one of the great icons of American culture and the values and philosophy for which he is famous have stood the test of time. Fables and the Art of Leadership brings those same values and philosophy to the workplace, where they're now needed more than ever. This unique and timely work is for everyone who aspires to become and be a better leader. Mister Rogers didn't expound abstract principles to help children face up to the problems they encountered; instead, he created and told countless fables ...

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Fables and the Art of Leadership: Applying the Wisdom of Mister Rogers to the Workplace

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Overview

Fred Rogers is one of the great icons of American culture and the values and philosophy for which he is famous have stood the test of time. Fables and the Art of Leadership brings those same values and philosophy to the workplace, where they're now needed more than ever. This unique and timely work is for everyone who aspires to become and be a better leader. Mister Rogers didn't expound abstract principles to help children face up to the problems they encountered; instead, he created and told countless fables and stories. Ian and Donna Mitroff's book uses those fables to help managers master the most difficult challenges they face: achieving significant change; fostering creativity; curbing rudeness; promoting leadership, managing crises, and many more. It is their new interpretations for the workplace that will make Fables and the Art of Leadership a classic in business studies.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781137003089
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 12/24/2012
  • Pages: 222
  • Sales rank: 414,313
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
PART I: THE FABLES
Reader's Guide: How to Read the Fables
Connect
Concern
Creativity
Communication
Consciousness
Courage
Community
PART II: INTERPRETATIONS OF THE FABLES
Planet Purple vs Planet Prism
Good Friends
No Bare Hands in This Land
The Bass Violin Festival
The Reluctant Ring Bearer
Once Upon Each Lovely Day
Daniel Tiger and the Snowstorm
Concluding Remarks on Leadership
PART III: PUTTING THE SEVEN C'S TO WORK
Specialized Topics
Planet Purple vs Planet Prism Revisited
Good Friends Revisited
No Bare Hands in This Land Revisited
The Bass Violin Festival Revisited
The Reluctant Ring Bearer Revisited
Once Upon Each Lovely Day Revisited
Daniel Tiger and the Snowstorm Revisited
Leadership Revisited
Concluding Topics
Exercises
Additional Reading

About the Authors

Biography of Fred Rogers

Bibliography

Notes

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