Responsibility at Work: How Leading Professionals Act (or Don't Act) Responsibly / Edition 1

Responsibility at Work: How Leading Professionals Act (or Don't Act) Responsibly / Edition 1

by Howard Gardner
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0787994758

ISBN-13: 9780787994754

Pub. Date: 08/17/2007

Publisher: Wiley

Filled with original essays by Howard Gardner, William Damon, Mihaly Csikszenthmihalyi, and Jeanne Nakamura and based on a large-scale research project, the GoodWork® Project, Responsibility at Work reflects the information gleaned from in-depth interviews with more than 1,200 people from nine different professions—journalism, genetics, theatre,

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Filled with original essays by Howard Gardner, William Damon, Mihaly Csikszenthmihalyi, and Jeanne Nakamura and based on a large-scale research project, the GoodWork® Project, Responsibility at Work reflects the information gleaned from in-depth interviews with more than 1,200 people from nine different professions—journalism, genetics, theatre, higher education, philanthropy, law, medicine, business, and pre-collegiate education. The book reveals how motivation, culture, and professional norms can intersect to produce work that is personally, socially, and economically beneficial. At the heart of the study is the revelation that the key to good work is responsilibilty—taking ownership for one’s work and its wider impact.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780787994754
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
08/17/2007
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
6.38(w) x 9.39(h) x 1.25(d)

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Table of Contents

Introduction.

Who is responsible for good work? (Howard Gardner).

PART ONE: POWERFUL MODELS OF RESPONSIBILITY).

1. Taking ultimate responsibility (William Damon and Kendall Bronk).

2. The ability to respond (Susan Verducci).

3. Creativity and responsibility (Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi and Jeanne Nakamura).

4. A call to serve: An exploration of humane creators (Wendy Fischman).

PART TWO: FACTORS THAT MODULATE RESPONSIBILITY).

5. A balancing act: How physicians and teachers manage time pressures and responsibility (Jeffrey Solomon).

6. Placing God before me: Spirituality and responsibility at work (Seth Wax).

7. Responsibility and leadership (Andreas Schröer).

8. Service at Work (Lynn Barendsen).

9. Beyond the gender stereotype: Responsibilities to self and others (Carrie James).

10. Control and responsibility: A Danish perspective on leadership (Hans Henrik Knoop).

PART THREE: THE LIMITS OF RESPONSIBILITY).

11. Constraining responsibility: Choices and compromises (Laura Horn and Howard Gardner).

12. Irresponsible Work (Howard Gardner).

Part Four: Toward Greater Responsibility).

13. Practicing responsibility (Jeanne Nakamura).

14. The GoodWork Toolkit: From Theory to Practice (Lynn Barendsen and Wendy Fischman).

Conclusion (Howard Gardner).

Index.

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