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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] ©2004
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Action inquiry is the process of transformational learning that individuals (and even whole organizations) can undertake to better assess current dangers and opportunities, act in a timely manner, and make future visions come true. Through short stories of leadership and organizational changes in the areas of business, politics, health care, and education, this book illustrates how this process can increase personal  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Torbert, William R., 1944-
Action inquiry.
San Francisco, CA : Berrett-Koehler, ©2004
(DLC) 2003063777
(OCoLC)53793296
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William R Torbert; Susanne R Cook-Greuter
ISBN: 9781605096339 1605096334 9781283268646 1283268647 9786613268648 661326864X
OCLC Number: 243593840
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (x, 248 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction: The Promise and the Power of Action Inquiry --
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 --
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 Meetings, Teams, and Organizations --
Facilitating Organizational Transformations --
The Social Network Organization and Transformation Toward Collaborative Inquiry --
The Quintessence of Collaborative Inquiry --
The Fresh Action Awareness of Alchemists --
Creating Foundational Communities of Inquiry --
Appendix: Concluding Scientific Postscript on Methods of Inquiry.
Responsibility: Bill Torbert with Suzanne Cook-Greuter, Dalmar Fisher, Erica Foldy, Alain Gauthier, Jackie Keeley, David Rooke, Sara Ross, Catherine Royce, Jenny Rudolph, Steve Taylor, and Mariana Tran.
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Action inquiry is the process of transformational learning that individuals (and even whole organizations) can undertake to better assess current dangers and opportunities, act in a timely manner, and make future visions come true. Through short stories of leadership and organizational changes in the areas of business, politics, health care, and education, this book illustrates how this process can increase personal integrity, improve relationships, and lead to company profitability and long-term success.

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