Tools and Techniques of Leadership and Management Meeting the Challenge of Complexity

ISBN-10: 0415531187

ISBN-13: 9780415531184

Edition: 2012

Authors: Ralph Stacey
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Description: Many of today’s books on the tools and techniques of leadership and management provide descriptions of long lists for use in decision-making, leading, coaching and project management. This book takes a completely different approach. It contests the claims that the tools and techniques are based on evidence and explains why human activities of leading and managing are simply not amenable to scientific proof and consequently, why long-term futures of organizations are unpredictable.The book undertakes a critical exploration of just what these tools and techniques are about; showing that while they may lead to competent performance they cannot go further to expert performance because expertise involves going beyond rules and procedures. Ralph Stacey investigates the many questions that are thrown up as a result of this new approach. Questions such as:How do we apply this new way of thinking?What are the practical tools and techniques it gives us?What is the role of leaders in an unpredictable world?How does complexity affect the way organizations are structured and function?This book will be relevant to students on courses and modules that deal with leadership, decision-making and organizational development and behaviour as well as professional leaders and managers who want to develop their own understanding and techniques.

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Book details

Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 8/3/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 182
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Preface
Introduction
The split between managers and leaders
Outline of the book
The theory of complex responsive processes: understanding organizations as patterns of interaction between people
Introduction
Chaos and unpredictability
From the complexity sciences: local interactions and emergent global order
Interdependent individuals and the interplay of human intentions
The emergence of Facebook in the interplay of intentions
Conclusion
Understanding organizing activities as the game: implications for leadership and management tools and techniques
Introduction
The nature of local interactions: communication
The nature of local interactions: power relations
The nature of local interactions: ideology and choices
Local interaction: the impact of the social background
Implications for leadership and management tools and techniques
Conclusion
The leadership and management tools and techniques of instrumental rationality: rules and step-by-step procedures
Introduction
The management tools of instrumental rationality
The nature of the tools and techniques of instrumental rationality
Conclusion
The limitations of the tools and techniques of instrumental rationality: incompatibility with expert performance
Introduction
Competence, perhaps, but not proficiency or expertise
Critique of the tools and techniques of instrumental rationality and responses to the critique
The tools and techniques of leadership: development programmes and models of leadership
Leadership models
Conclusion
The leadership and management techniques of disciplinary power: surveillance and normalization
Introduction
Disciplinary power
The effects of disciplinary power in organizations
Thinking about leadership programmes
Conclusion
Taking the techniques of disciplinary power to the extreme: domination and coercive persuasion
Introduction
Coercive persuasion
The techniques of coercive persuasion
Complex responsive processes of discipline
Taking the application of the techniques of disciplinary power to extremes: institutionalized bullying
Further thoughts on taking the application of discipline to extremes: 'Doublethink' and 'Newspeak'
Conclusion
Institutions and the techniques of leadership and management: habits, rules and routines
Introduction
The nature of institutions
Institutional change
Power and institutions
The differences between the theory of complex responsive processes and the theories of institutions
Institutions and complex responsive processes: patterns of human interaction
Institutional techniques
Conclusion
The leadership and management 'techniques' of practical judgment: reflexive inquiry, improvisation and political adroitness
Introduction
'Technique' as a mode of inquiry: narrative and reflexivity
Participation in conversation: group processes as 'techniques' of widening and deepening communication
'Techniques' of spontaneity and improvisation
'Techniques' of ordinary, everyday politics: rhetoric and truth telling
Conclusion
Conclusion: frequently asked questions
Appendix: reflexive narrative inquiry: movements in my thinking and how I find myself working differently as a consequence
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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