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Manager's Tale / Edition 1

Manager's Tale / Edition 1

by Patrick Reedy
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What does being a manager mean to those who do managerial work and why has becoming a manager become so attractive for so many people? How does pursuing a managerial career fit with the wider project of constructing a life and a sense of self? This illuminating and thoughtful book answers these questions by considering the extended life histories of ten managers, allowing their own voices to be heard. The Manager's Tale uses the ideas of
Heidegger, Sartre and Ricoeur to show that who a person is can be seen as a narrative accomplishment, a result of the stories we tell ourselves and others. Within this framework the manager's stories are revealed, highlighting the complex ways in which dominant expectations of what it means to be a successful individual in the modern world influences what sort of person we strive to be.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780754646648
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 03/01/2009
Pages: 202
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Dr Patrick Reedy, Lecturer in Organisational Behaviour, Nottingham University Business School, UK

Table of Contents

Contents: Preface; Once upon a time; The managers' tales; Understanding Identity; Narrative identity and the existentialist quest; My generation: life stories as historical narrative; Telling tales; And they all lived happily ever after?; Bibliography; Index.

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