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Leading for complex challenges

Author: Charles J Palus; David M Horth
Publisher: San Francisco, Calif. : Jossey-Bass ; Chichester : Wiley, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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The challenges faced by organisations are increasingly complex: volatile, multidimensional, and unprecedented. To many people, such challenges seem insurmountable. And they may well be if they are  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles J Palus; David M Horth
ISBN: 0787909998 9780787909994
OCLC Number: 49044047
Description: 280 pages
Contents: Preface. Acknowledgments. The Authors. Introduction: Navigating Complex Challenges. 1. Paying Attention. Shifting Between Modes of Attention. Understanding Left Mode and Right Mode Attention. Using Kinesthetic Attention. Paying Attention to Negative Space. Asking Powerful Questions. Developing the Competency of Paying Attention. Cautions. 2. Personalizing. Learning Begins with the Personal Connection. Practicing Assessment for Development (A4D). Practicing Exploration for Development (E4D). Tapping Into Your Passion. Knowing When to Let Go of Your Personal Side. Developing the Competency of Personalizing. Cautions. 3. Imaging. Making Imagination Tangible. Seeing Organizational Vision in a New Light.Exploring Scenarios. Making and Using Metaphors. Making Poetry in the Face of Complexity. Developing the Competency of Imaging. Cautions. 4. Serious Play. Play Enhances Learning amid Turbulence. Play Is a Community Activity. Play Is the Heart of Science and Technology. Developing the Competency of Serious Play. Cautions. 5. Co Inquiry. Building Creative Leadership Communities. Creating Spaces for Group Work. Conducting Dialogue. Putting Something in the Middle. Crossing Boundaries. Developing the Competency of Co Inquiry. Cautions. 6. Crafting. Thinking in Wholes. Crafting Decisions. Building Scaffolds for Learning. Developing Leadership as Science and as Art. Learning from Artists. Developing the Competency of Crafting. Cautions. 7. Creative Leadership in Action. Case Study 1: Task Force Collaboration. Case Study 2: Leadership in New Media. Case Study 3: Individual Leadership Coaching. Case Study 4: Creative Product Innovation.Case Study 5: Executive Interdependence. Case Study 6: Inventing a New Manufacturing Paradigm. Appendix A: The Leading Creatively Program. Appendix B: Our Research Methods. Appendix C: A Reflective Assessment of C2 Competencies: Competencies for Making Sense of Complex Challenges. Appendix D: The ORC Star Mapping Process. Notes. Bibliography. Index. About the Center for Creative Leadership.
Responsibility: Charles J. Palus and David M. Horth.

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