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The story of success : five steps to mastering ethics in business

Author: Leigh Hafrey
Publisher: New York : Other Press, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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""Business ethics? Isn't that an oxymoron?" As a lecturer in ethics, communication, and leadership at MIT's Sloan School of Management and a moderator of the Aspen Executive Seminar, Leigh Hafrey has heard time and again that ethics and business don't mix. In The Story of Success, Hafrey draws on fifteen years of conversations with business-people at all stages of their careers, from MBA to Chairman of the Board, to
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hafrey, Leigh.
Story of success.
New York : Other Press, ©2005
(OCoLC)769699087
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Leigh Hafrey
ISBN: 1590511204 9781590511206
OCLC Number: 57043992
Description: vii, 257 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: The importance of story: placing the person and the organization --
Speak up, speak up: articulating one's managerial self --
See the big picture: professional norms, mastery, and the teaching organization --
Break the rules, make the rules, absorb the costs: the ethics of entrepreneurship --
Tell good stories: living and leading the revolution --
Test for truth: faith, work, and the good society --
Mastering mather: ethical practice, leaderless leadership, and our collective future.
Responsibility: Leigh Hafrey.
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""Business ethics? Isn't that an oxymoron?" As a lecturer in ethics, communication, and leadership at MIT's Sloan School of Management and a moderator of the Aspen Executive Seminar, Leigh Hafrey has heard time and again that ethics and business don't mix. In The Story of Success, Hafrey draws on fifteen years of conversations with business-people at all stages of their careers, from MBA to Chairman of the Board, to articulate five steps that generate ethical practice."

"Hafrey illustrates these steps through contemporary books and movies. To show how we elaborate a managerial style from early childhood, he discusses adult readings of Du Bose Heyward's classic children's tale, The Country Bunny and the Little Gold Shoes. To explain professional standards, he quotes Chinese MBAs on the warrior code of characters in Ang Lee's Academy Award-winning film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. Hafrey juxtaposes these narratives with real-life businesspeople's stories of career challenge and personal success, and speculates on the way in which American business values increasingly shape and will be shaped by global culture."--Jacket.

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