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The Age of Heretics: A History of the Radical Thinkers Who Reinvented Corporate Management
In this second edition of his bestselling book, author Art Kleiner explores the nature of effective leadership in times of change and defines its importance to the corporation of the future. He describes a heretic as a visionary who creates change in large-scale companies, balancing the contrary truths they can't deny against their loyalty to their organizations. The Age o ...more
Hardcover, 391 pages
Published July 1st 2008 by Jossey-Bass
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What we have in this long overdue, substantially revised and updated Second Edition of Art Kleiner's classic, first published in 1996, is a sweeping and penetrating analysis of various "heroes, outlaws, and the forerunners of corporate change" who struggled (with mixed results) to transform mainstream organizations and even entire cultures throughout a process of multi-dimensional evolution whose can be traced back almost 2,000 years to the monasteries of the early Christian church His model is ...more
A fascinating history of the field of Organizational Development (OD) from its inception around the end of World War II to the early 2000s. As a previously unwitting practitioner of OD, I was particularly moved by the connection this book facilitated to the history of what's come before me. It felt like I'd been groping around in a dark room trying to figure out where I was, and this book flipped on a light that not only validated what I've been doing, but contextually situated in it a way that ...more
Traces the evolution of management thought through the ages... and the development of NTL... The names that many of us are familiar with through our Organizational Behaviour textbooks like Maslow, Lewin, Blake and Mouton, Johari... all come alive in the book. It is great to look at the story behind the various models and thought process through the ages around what human beings look for in their work and life... and how though we might debate till we are hoarse, are interlinked more than we ever ...more