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Agent of change : my life, my practice

Author: Richard Beckhard
Publisher: San Francisco, Calif. : Jossey-Bass, ©1997.
Series: Jossey-Bass business & management series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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For nearly fifty years Richard Beckhard has worked to help organizations function in a more humane and high-performing manner and to empower people to be agents of change. A pioneer in organization development (OD), human relations training, and large systems change, he has both witnessed and personally influenced the evolution of the organization development field.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Named Person: Richard Beckhard; Richard Beckhard
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Beckhard
ISBN: 0787910120 9780787910129
OCLC Number: 37221157
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xix, 202 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Machine derived contents note: 1. The First Thirty Years: A Brief Biography --
2. A Transition: Becoming A Human Relations Trainer --
3. Relationships: Balancing the Personal-Professional System --
4. Becoming an Organization Consultant --
5. Organization Development: Shaping the Field of Practice --
6. Working in Other Cultures --
7. Teaching --
and Learning --
8. Changing Large Systems Change --
9. Developing a Field: Consulting with Family Businesses --
10. Adding Value, Senior Style --
11. looking Back and Ahead: Learnings and Legacies --
A. A Chronology of the Works of dick Beckard --
B. Commitment and Responsibility Charts --
C. The Confrontation Meeting.
Series Title: Jossey-Bass business & management series.
Responsibility: Richard Beckhard.
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