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

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

by Howard Gardner
 

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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,

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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.

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"Gardner and his colleagues outline steps that can be taken to build a sense of responsibility and to take ownership for one's work and its wider impact." (District Administration, 07/08)

Overall, this book represents a valuable contribution the literature on understanding the meaning of work in our lives. (PsycCRITIQUES, 05/28/08)

"The questions are though-provoking; the responses, profound. Of highest interest is the tool kit that the GoodWork Project has developed." (Nonfiction Philosophy and Psychology)

"The book is well researched and makes for interesting reading that administrators and teachers could all benefit from." (The School Administrator, 04/2008)

"This book appeals to a wide audience as an array of informative and skillfully written insights into the responsibilities, meaning, and ethics of work." (NACADA, 03/11/08)

"Responsibility at work provides strategies for cultivating responsibility in those at work and those who may enter the profession." (Ad-Hoc-News, 10/17/2007)

Gardner's book mentioned in an article - " my favorite chapter is 'Creativity and Responsibility'…." (Daily Herald, 09/12/2007)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118047507
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/21/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
1,241,131
File size:
614 KB

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“In this remarkable collection of essays, Gardner and his colleagues have given us an astonishing array of penetrating insights into the responsibilities, meaning, and ethics of work. Everyone, anyone, in any organization, can learn and profit from the wisdom in these pages.”—Warren Bennis, Distinguished Professor of Business and University Professor at the University of Southern California and author of On Becoming a Leader

 

Meet the Author

Howard Gardner is the Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He is the author of more than twenty books translated into twenty-four languages. Gardner also holds positions as adjunct professor of psychology at Harvard University, adjunct professor of neurology at Boston University, and senior director of Harvard Project Zero.

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