What Philosophy Can Teach You About Being a Better Leader

What Philosophy Can Teach You About Being a Better Leader

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Synopsis

For decades, we have looked to management theorists, organizational psychologists and economists to tell us how we can squeeze the most out of people at work. The result? People are uninspired, feel like cogs in a machine and prefer to leave traditional work structures behind. Numbers and productivity can only get you so far.

What Philosophy Can Teach You About Being a Better Leader offers a different route that will allow you to reconnect with the humanist values of work. By turning to philosophy, and what it teaches us about finding fulfilment and living a good life, this book uncovers the ways you can re-engage your workforce by valuing its members as people, rather than just tools within the process.

The four authors argue that the rise of the 'omnipotent leader', who focuses on telling rather than leading, risks creating a new generation of feudal CEOs and needs to be resisted. With the help of Aristotle, Socrates, Kant and Nietzsche, as well as a whole host of other brilliant minds, they turn traditional management practices on their head, showing how moving away from traditional, hierarchical, risk focused control structures can lead to improved employee engagement, increased productivity and better outcomes for the entire business.

Book information

ISBN: 9780749493165
Publisher: Kogan Page
Imprint: KoganPage
Pub date:
DEWEY: 658.4092
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 418g
Height: 156mm
Width: 233mm
Spine width: 13mm