Action Inquiry The Secret of Timely and Transforming Leadership

ISBN-10: 157675264X
ISBN-13: 9781576752647
Edition: 2004
Authors: Bill Torbert
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Book details

List price: $30.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/9/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 248
Size: 0.60" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

This title introduces readers to action inquiry - a type of disciplined leadership practise that increases the timeliness of one's actions. Timely leadership action helps teams, institutions and organizations become more creative, more aware, more just, and more capable of self-transformation as warranted.

Acknowledgments
Introduction: The Promise and the Power of Action Inquiry
Learning Action Inquiry Leadership Skills
Fundamentals of Action Inquiry
Action Inquiry as a Manner of Speaking
Action Inquiry as a Way of Organizing
Interlude: Action Inquiry: The Idea and the Experience
Transforming Leadership
The Opportunist and the Diplomat: Action-logics you probably resort to, but don't want to be circumscribed by
The Expert and the Achiever: The most common managerial action-logics
The Individualist Action-Logic: Bridge to transforming leadership
The Strategist Action-Logic: Developing transforming power
Transforming Organizations
Transforming Meetings, Teams, and Organizations
Facilitating Organizational Transformations
The Social Network Organization and Transformation Toward Collaborative Inquiry
The Quintessence of Collaborative Inquiry
The Ultimate Spiritual and Societal Intent of Action Inquiry
The Fresh Action Awareness of Alchemists
Creating Foundational Communities of Inquiry
Concluding Scientific Postscript on Methods of Inquiry
Bibliography
Index

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