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The Philosophic Consultant By Peter Koestenbaum

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In this book, the author, Peter Koestenbaum links the deep insights of philosophy with immediate, bottomline business issues to do better business. This book is a development book for the consulting market: he shows HR practitioners how to foster philosophical leadership at their organisations.
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The Philosophic Consultant: Revolutionizing Organizations with Ideas by Peter Koestenbaum

In The Philosophic Consultant, acclaimed business consultant, philosopher, and author Peter Koestenbaum links deep insights of philosophy with practical business issues. Throughout this one-of-a-kind resource, Koestenbaum shows consultants and human resource practitioners how they can foster philosophical leadership within their organizations to positively affect the business environment. The book promises tangible results-- credibility, trust, and thoughtful attention-- and demonstrates how to apply philosophy, share knowledge with others, and use this newfound thoughtfulness to achieve bottom-line results.

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"Offers plenty of thought provoking guidelines you can use in thinking about ethics in your workplace." (Business Times, December 2002)

About Peter Koestenbaum


Peter Koestenbaum is a freelance consultant, speaker, trainer, and leadership coach. He has advised on leadership, strategy, and marketing in over forty countries. He is the author of Freedom and Accountability at Work (with Peter Block) and Leadership: The Inner Side of Greatness, both from Jossey-Bass/Pfeiffer. He can be reached at pkipeter@ix.netcom.com. He is associated with Quantum Leadership Solutions in Los Angeles and the Koestenbaum Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, and the Innovation Group's School for Leadership and Change.

Table of Contents


List of Figures, Tables, and Exhibits. Foreword by Warren Bennis. Acknowledgments. Part 1: Context. Chapter 1: Introduction. Heroic Leadership. Audience. How This Book Is Organized. Chapter 2: Your Heroic Journey. Starting Off. Becoming Unstuck. Transformation. Raising the Questions. Addressing the Questions. The Two Worlds of Leadership. Eight Steps to Apply Philosophic Insight to the Real World. Part 2: The Diamond at a Glance. Chapter 3 The Change Agent's Diamond. The Diamond in Full. Putting It All Together. Activity. Chapter 4: The Diamond at Work. Managing Today's Alienation in the Workplace. Using the Diamond in the Real World. Business Applications Example I. Images of the Leadership Mind. In Sum. Business Applications Example II. Activities. Chapter 5: Secrets of Implementation. The Language of Leadership. The Turning Point. An Ongoing Diamond Audit. Intelligent Leadership Conversations and Strategic Intervention Moments. The IdeaBank . Diamond Reverse Engineering . Advantages of Language Training. Motivating. Activity. Part 3: The Main Body of the Leadership Mind: Four Intelligence Tools. ETHICS. Chapter 6: Ethics. What Is Ethics? Evil. Empathy. Principle. Tough Love. Chapter 7: Empathy. The Essence of Empathy. The Business of Relationships. Community. Service. Why Should Anyone Be Ethical? The Decision to Be Moral. Chapter 8: Principle and Duty in Business. Risk Deontology. You Have a Choice. What Is the Face of an Ethical Workplace? Activity. COURAGE. Chapter 9: What Is Courage? The Structure of Courage. Radical Freedom. Extreme Accountability. Activity 1. The Fourth "R". Activity 2. Activity 3. Chapter 10: Freedom: The Structure of the Experience. How Does It Feel to Be Free? We Not Only Choose, We Also Choose to Choose. Unconscious Freedom. Anxiety and the Sense of Self. Your Business Needs Your Freedom. What Is the Upside of Freedom? In Sum. Activity. Chapter 11: The Resistance to Courage. Two Meanings of Responsibility. Activity. Chapter 12: A Bad Decision? A Case Study in Leadership Coaching. The Situation. The Analysis and Response. Activity. Chapter 13: Courage as My-Body. You Are Your Courage. The Edge. Activity. Chapter 14: Pain and the Tragic Sense of Life: The Phoenix Factor. Depression. Counteracting Evil. An Inner Struggle: Job Change. The Rule of Reason ... or Passion. In Sum. Activity. REALITY. Chapter 15: Reality: The Zone that Gives No Quarter. Humanity in Danger. The Nature of Hardness: Do You Really "Get It"? The Structure of Reality. Where Is Your Reality? TLC. The Leader's Task. What's the Cash Value? Activity. Chapter 16: Image: Multiple Perspectives. Narcissism. Image. Integrity. Subjective Perspective. Keeping Distance. Activity. VISION. Chapter 17: Vision. The Importance of Visionary Intelligence. Modeling. Activity. Tips for Developing Genius. Activity. Chapter 18: Genius: Ways to Expand Visioning. Creativity. Activity. Resisting: A Final Word on the Obstacles. Part 4: The Main Body of the Leadership Mind: Two Mastery Tools. POLARITY. Chapter 19: Polarity. Polarity and Adaptation. Activity. Co-Creation and Subjective Perspectives. Prediction and Transformation. Polarity As a Deep Structure. Polarity and the Bottom Line. Polarity Mapping. The Conscientious Objector. GREATNESS. Chapter 20: Greatness. Part 5: Appendices: Using the Total Diamond. Appendix A: The Magic Matrix. Quick Test, Diagnosis, and Healing. Compensating for the Shadow. Activity. Appendix B: Mastery Resources. The Rings/Arenas of Life. The Master Worksheet. Client Marketing Profile. The OD Practitioner's Checklist. The "Nay" Sayers. Your Twelve-Step Organizational Attitude and Implementation Audit. Questions and Answers. Bibliography. About the Author. Index.

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GOR007144698
The Philosophic Consultant: Revolutionizing Organizations with Ideas by Peter Koestenbaum
Peter Koestenbaum
Used - Very Good
Paperback
John Wiley & Sons Inc
2002-09-18
464
0787962481
9780787962487
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