Fusion Leadership (Tr)

Fusion Leadership (Tr)

by Richard L Daft, Robert H Lengel
     
 

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Showing managers how to break out of the prison of hierarchical structure by emphasizing intellectual, emotional, and spiritual qualities, the authors creatively integrate new science and systems theory management ideas and present practical applications.See more details below

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Showing managers how to break out of the prison of hierarchical structure by emphasizing intellectual, emotional, and spiritual qualities, the authors creatively integrate new science and systems theory management ideas and present practical applications.

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In the "out-of-kilter" world that Daft and Lengel take as their framework, old management styles do not work. Instead of top-down, "fission" management that splits organizations into independent units and hierarchies, they propose a "fusion" style in which empowering leaders create a corporate vision and all employees use their creative powers to cope with constant change and achieve common goals. Empowerment and leadership both are popular current topics; Daft and Lengel offer user-friendly spin heavy on inspiration and personal growth. Both authors have taught managers. Daft (director, Ctr. for Leadership and Organizational Transitions, Owen Sch. of Management at Vanderbilt Univ.) and Lengel (Ctr. for Professional Excellence and the Executive MBA program at the Univ. of Texas at San Antonio) aim much of the book at showing leaders, through parables and anecdotes, why they need to change and how to develop new approaches to managing, but the concluding chapters provide ideas of how to institute changes throughout an organization.-A.J. Sobczak, formerly with California State Univ., Northridge

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781576750803
Publisher:
Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
01/28/1998
Edition description:
1ST PBK
Pages:
302
Product dimensions:
6.11(w) x 9.29(h) x 0.67(d)

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