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Stories for management success : the power of talk in organizations.

Author: David Collins
Publisher: London : Routledge, 2018.
Series: Routledge focus on business and management.
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"We tend to assume that we may divide our activities into talk and action. In so doing we tend to suggest that talk is subordinate to action. Taking issue with these presumptions, Stories for Management Success: The Power of Talk in Organizations argues that talk is central to what managers do. Indeed it argues that, for managers, 'walking the walk' necessarily implies 'talking the talk such that storytelling is now  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Collins, David, 1966-
Stories for management success.
London : Routledge, 2018
(OCoLC)1012342945
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Collins
ISBN: 9781351665810 1351665812 9781351665803 1351665804 9781315161600 1315161605 9781351665797 1351665790
OCLC Number: 1028747373
Notes: "Routledge Focus."
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; List of illustrations; 1. Introduction; 2. Managerial work; Notes; 3. Organizational storytelling; Sensemaking and sensegiving perspectives; 4. Reports, opinions and proto-stories; â#x80;#x98;Reportsâ#x80;#x99;; â#x80;#x98;Opinionsâ#x80;#x99;; â#x80;#x98;Proto-storiesâ#x80;#x99;; â#x80;#x98;Poetic talesâ#x80;#x99;; The â#x80;#x98;6Fsâ#x80;#x99; of narratives; Reporting â#x80;#x98;Tank Manâ#x80;#x99;; The essence of stories; Storytelling in guru seminars; The poetic tropes; The arrangement of narrative resources; Notes; 5. Putting stories to work; 1 What do I want to achieve? 2 Given my intended audience, are my stories actually plausible?3 Are my storytelling practices unwittingly exclusionary?; 4 Do I actually live up to the practical or behavioural exemplars that feature in my stories?; 5 Are my tales bland?; 6 Is my storytelling overly vulnerable to revision and contestation?; Notes; 6. Concluding comments; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Routledge focus on business and management.

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"We tend to assume that we may divide our activities into talk and action. In so doing we tend to suggest that talk is subordinate to action. Taking issue with these presumptions, Stories for Management Success: The Power of Talk in Organizations argues that talk is central to what managers do. Indeed it argues that, for managers, 'walking the walk' necessarily implies 'talking the talk such that storytelling is now central to managerial work'. Noting that managerial talk is increasingly located within an account of storytelling the book offers a critical review of the academic debates associated with telling tales at work and uses this critical reflection to shape and guide those who would realise the power of talk. Thus, the book concludes with six key questions designed to prompt both introspection and action on storytelling in an organized context. With reflections on the relevant management research, the author provides a scholar's digest to aid management thinking and practice. This book offers an examination of the processes of organizational storytelling and has been designed to allow practitioners of management to recognise and in so doing to unleash the power of talk in organizations."--Provided by publisher.

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