Forging the Heroic Organization: A Daring Blueprint for Revitalizing American Business

Forging the Heroic Organization: A Daring Blueprint for Revitalizing American Business

by Emmett C. Murphy, Michael Snell
     
 

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David Rouse
The authors provide this sequel to their last year's The Genius of Sitting Bull: Thirteen Heroic Strategies for Today's Business Leaders", where they encouraged leaders to adopt the Sioux chief's courage, vision, integrity, etc. Here they argue that organizations as well as leaders themselves must act heroically, and they offer the concept of cangleska wakan", the Native American sacred hoop or medicine circle, as a model for organizational structure. The foundation of cangleska wakan" is the emphasis on the interrelatedness of everything in the world, and the authors create an "organizational medicine circle" to show how an organization's 13 different stakeholders (such as its leadership, community, suppliers, customers, competitors, and board) are all connected to each other. Building on this framework, they identify the seven-step process "whereby the whole becomes greater than the sum of its parts" and identify organizations that have successfully--and heroically--followed this process. This is a book for management planners and strategists who prefer to think metaphorically.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780131007932
Publisher:
Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference
Publication date:
10/01/1994
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.33(w) x 9.32(h) x 1.15(d)

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