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Managers in action

Author: David Holman; Richard Thorpe
Publisher: London : SAGE, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English

Much managerial activity is achieved through language and a vital task for any manager is to generate with others an intelligible account of the various feelings that surround the contested issues in  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Holman; Richard Thorpe
ISBN: 0761969071 9780761969075 076196908X 9780761969082
OCLC Number: 82669084
Description: 240 pages
Contents: Introduction - David J Holman and Richard Thorpe Management and Language: The Manager as a Practical AuthorPART ONE: SETTING THE SCENEManagers as Practical Authors - John Shotter and Ann L Cunliffe Everyday Conversations for ActionPART TWO: DEVELOPING AND UNDERSTANDING THE STORYUsing Narrative and Telling Stories - David M BojeFull of Characters - David J Holman, Jeff Gold and Richard Thorpe Identity and Talk in Practical AuthoringVisual Media and the Construction of Meaning - Richard Thorpe and Joep CornelissonPART THREE: DEVELOPING THE AUTHOR'S POSITIONThe Leader as a Practical Narrator - Francois Cooren and Gail T Fairhust Leadership as the Art of TranslatingThe Logic of Message Design in Organisational Argument - Shirley Willihnganz, Joy L Hart and Charles A WillardAuthoring as a Collaborative Process through Communication - Stanley DeetzPART FOUR: REWRITING THE SCRIPT, RESCRIPTING THE AUTHORConversations and the Authoring of Change - Jeffrey D Ford and Laurie W FordAll in a Knot of One Anothers' Labours - Mike Pedler Action Learning as Joint Practical AuthoringA Critical Conversation Between Author Managers and Management Authors - Dorothy Lander and Craig Prichard
Responsibility: edited by David Holman and Richard Thorpe.


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