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Action inquiry : the secret of timely and transforming leadership

Author: William R Torbert; Susanne R Cook-Greuter
Publisher: San Francisco, CA : Berrett-Koehler, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This title introduces readers to action inquiry - a type of disciplined leadership practise that increases the timeliness of one's actions. Timely leadership action helps teams, institutions and organizations become more creative, more aware, more just, and more capable of self-transformation as warranted.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William R Torbert; Susanne R Cook-Greuter
ISBN: 157675264X 9781576752647
OCLC Number: 53793296
Description: x, 248 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: The Promise and the Power of Action Inquiry --
Learning Action Inquiry Leadership Skills --
Fundamentals of Action Inquiry --
Action Inquiry as a Manner of Speaking --
Action Inquiry as a Way of Organizing --
Interlude: Action Inquiry: The Idea and the Experience --
Transforming Leadership --
The Opportunist and the Diplomat: Action-logics you probably resort to, but don't want to be circumscribed by --
The Expert and the Achiever: The most common managerial action-logics --
The Individualist Action-Logic: Bridge to transforming leadership --
The Strategist Action-Logic: Developing transforming power --
Transforming Organizations --
Transforming Meetings, Teams, and Organizations --
Facilitating Organizational Transformations --
The Social Network Organization and Transformation Toward Collaborative Inquiry --
The Quintessence of Collaborative Inquiry --
The Ultimate Spiritual and Societal Intent of Action Inquiry --
The Fresh Action Awareness of Alchemists --
Creating Foundational Communities of Inquiry --
Concluding Scientific Postscript on Methods of Inquiry.
Responsibility: Bill Torbert with Suzanne Cook-Greuter [and others].
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This title introduces readers to action inquiry - a type of disciplined leadership practise that increases the timeliness of one's actions. Timely leadership action helps teams, institutions and organizations become more creative, more aware, more just, and more capable of self-transformation as warranted.

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