Freedom and Accountability at Work: Applying Philosophic Insight to the Real World / Edition 1

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In this profound book Peter Koestenbaum and Peter Block offer you a new perspective for viewing the workplace through the lens of philosophy so that you may have a better understanding of how to reclaim your freedom and accountability and encourage them same in others. They provide a radical new approach to your work-a-day life that will bring true meaning and power to your work. Freedom and Accountability at Work offers you the information you need to

  • Gain strength and meaning by transforming your thinking on how you view anxiety, doubt, death, and guilt
  • Find new ways to bring spiritual and ethical values into your workplace
  • Engage in profound change that will help you overcome cynicism that comes from superficial change
  • Replace your loss of organizational loyalty and safety with a sense of freedom and accountability

"Both Koestenbaum and Block are such passionate men who bring together what we all seek in our work life-meaning, insight, and humanness. Bless them for this book." —Joyce DeShano, board chair, Ascension Health

"Peter Koestenbaum's message of courage and accountability in the face of anxiety has struck a powerful chord. He and Peter Block have helped us see the very core of our contribution-compassionately confront people with their own freedom." —Kenneth F. Murphy, senior vice president, human resources, Philip Morris USA

"Prepare to have your world rocked. Koestenbaum and Block take on the profound task of understanding existence and its place in organizations. You will never be the same." —Christopher G. Worley, director, MSOD Program, Pepperdine University

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780787955946
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/1/2001
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 464
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.03 (d)

Meet the Author

PETER KOESTENBAUM was a professor of philosophy at San Jose State University for thirty-four years. He has applied his knowledge of philosophy to business, leadership, management, marketing, and strategic thinking. He is the author of Leadership; The Inner Side of Greatness, Is There an Answer to Death?, Managing Anxiety, Choosing to Love, The Heart of Business, The New Image of the Person, and The Vitality of Death. Koestenbaum and Block are the co-creators of the videotape The Language of the Leadership Diamonda. Peter lives in Westlake Village, California.

PETER BLOCK author, consultant, and speaker, has worked for more than thirty years with governments, businesses, and communities worldwide to bring service and accountability to a wide range of organizations and groups. Peter is the founder of two renowned training firms, Designed Learning and Block Petrella Weisbord. He is the author of The Flawless Consulting Fieldbook and Companion, Flawless Consulting, Stewardship, The Empowered Manager and The Answer to How Is Yes (2001). Block's office is in Mystic, Connecticut.

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Table of Contents

Part One.

1. Experience of Freedom.

2. Choice, Reality, and Will.

3. Determinism and the Case Against Freedom.

4. Existential Understanding.

Part I: Implications.

Part Two.

5. Value of Anxiety.

6. Revelations of Anxiety.

7. Coping with Anxiety of Rebirth.

Part II: Implications.

Part Three.

8. Vitality of Death.

9. Revelations of Death and Failure.

10. Reality of Evil.

11. Coping with Anxiety of Evil.

Part III: Implications.

Part Four.

12. Two Kinds of Guilt.

13. The Problem of Meaning.

14. Constituting the Workplace.

Part IV Implications.

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