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Beyond rational management : mastering the paradoxes and competing demands of high performance

Author: Robert E Quinn
Publisher: San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, 1988.
Series: Jossey-Bass management series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Draws together extensive research on leadership, change, and organizational performance to help leaders make sense of the complexities and contradictions of organizational life. Explains how managers can come to see new possibilities for structuring organizations, designing jobs, and solving daily problems by learning to embrace and transcend paradoxes.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Quinn, Robert E.
Beyond rational management.
San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, 1988
(OCoLC)567939914
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert E Quinn
ISBN: 1555420753 9781555420758 1555423779 9781555423773
OCLC Number: 17260971
Description: xxii, 199 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: The journey from novice to master manager --
Achieving high performance: a paradoxical view of excellence --
Mastering the contradictions of organizational life --
The competing values model: redefining organizational effectiveness and change --
The failure of success: how good becomes bad --
Competing values and the dynamics of managerial leadership --
Profiles of effective and ineffective managers --
The road to mastery: an agenda for transforming your management style --
Assessment and skill-building exercises --
Teaching management skills using the competing values model: a case study --
Conclusion: Beyond rational management --
Resource A: A competing values reading list --
Resource B: Competing values leadership instrument: extended version --
Resource C: Interview questions for doing a competing values organizational analysis.
Series Title: Jossey-Bass management series.
Responsibility: Robert E. Quinn.
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