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  1. CREATING A PURPOSE-DRIVEN ORGANIZATION. (cover story) - QUINN, ROBERT E.THAKOR, ANJAN V. 2018

    Article 

  2. EMIP THEMES: INQUIRY, RELFEXIVITY AND JUDGMENT 3 items
  3. EMIP TOPIC 1: MANAGEMENT'S RESPONSIBILITIES 7 items
    1. Management - Peter Drucker 2011 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended Pages 23-26

  4. EMIP TOPIC 2: THINKING-IN-ACTION AND DECISION MAKING 15 items
    These items relate to the subtopics of intuition, inquiry, sensemaking and reflection-in-action.
    1. PERSPECTIVE 1: INTUITION (FAST and SLOW) 6 items
      1. Guy Claxton - Hare Brain, Tortoise Mind 6/2/2014

        Audio-visual document Essential

      2. Book chapter on SLOW Intuition - see course homepage in Blackboard

        This item is a book chapter which you can download from a folder on the Topic 2 homepage in Blackboard. Written by Guy Claxton, it describes the four mind myths in the study materials and presents a critique of 'fast' decision making, especially in relation to messy, indeterminate situations. It also discusses the characteristics of 'slow' intuition and why managers need to foster an appropriate balance between 'fast' and 'slow' intuition.

    2. PERSPECTIVE 2: INQUIRY 3 items
      1. Dewey's Ideas on Inquiry and a Scientific Attitude

        Pages 45-53 and 99-110 in Understanding John Dewey by James Campbell

        These items are in a folder on the Topic 2 homepage in Blackboard and present a good summary of John Dewey's ideas on inquiry written by a professional philosopher called James Campbell.  He has kindly given permission to use some material from his book 'Understanding John Dewey' published in 1995.

         

        In reading pages 45 to 53 and 99-110, it is important to note that Dewey is writing about the general features of inquiry that apply to many different activities, including everyday problem solving and complex scientific investigations.  As we discussed in the lecture, these features describe how people solve problems in real situations without necessarily being conscious of the process; in other words, people just naturally inquire without thinking about it. However, this does not mean people always enact Dewey's 5 phases of inquiry, only that the five phases together (according to Dewey) constitute the most rigorous inquiry process for solving practical problems and producing scientific knowledge.

         

    3. PERSPECTIVE 3: SENSEMAKING 2 items
      1. Organizing and the Process of Sensemaking. - Weick, Karl E.1 karlw@umich.eduSutcliffe, Kathleen M.1 ksutclif@umich.eduObstfeld, David2 dobstfel@uci.edu 2005

        Article Essential

    4. PERSPECTIVE 4: REFLECTION-IN-ACTION 3 items
    5. ASSIGNMENT 1: ADDITIONAL STUDY MATERIAL 1 item
      This chapter contains material about the Challenger investigation on pages 138 to 143 which might be of interest.
  5. EMIP TOPIC 3: SOCIAL INTERACTION and COMMUNICATION 9 items
    1. Improve your communication skills - Alan Barker 2016

      Book Essential

    2. Improving the Quality of Conversations - LYNDA GRATTON, SUMANTRA GHOSHAL 12/2002

      Article Recommended

    3. VIDEO: Advocacy and Inquiry 19/8/2016

      Audio-visual document 

  6. TOPIC 4: LEADERSHIP STYLES (SPECIAL FOCUS ON FACILITATIVE LEADERSHIP) 7 items
    1. The Art of Asking Questions - Michael J Marquardt

      Chapter Recommended

    2. VIDEO: What Do Facilitators Do 1/4/2013

      Audio-visual document Recommended

  7. TOPIC 5: POWER, POLITICS AND LANGUAGE 12 items
    1. French and Raven's Forms of Power

      Webpage Essential This webpage contains a useful summary of French and Raven's different forms of power. It ends with 'So What?' and some references to their original work.

    2. Informal networks: The company behind the charts. - Krackhardt, DavidHanson, Jeffrey R. 1993

      Article Further

    3. Owl, Fox, Donkey or Sheep: Political Skills for Managers - Simon Baddeley, Kim James 04/1987

      Article Essential

    4. The Manager as Facilitator of Dialogue - J. A. Raelin 01/11/2013

      Article Further This item presents a deeper perspective on facilitation with some challenging questions about the power of managers to facilitate more inclusive forms of dialogue and inquiry in organisational situations.

    5. Creating Freedom - Chapter 9: Knowledge - Raoul Martinez 2016

      Chapter Further

    6. The Management Myth - Matthew Stewart

      Webpage Further

    7. Learning to Lead: Can Aristotle Help Us Find the Road to Wisdom? - K. Grint 01/05/2007

      Article Further This item contains a thought provoking perspective on how do managers decide what is the 'right' thing to do in complex situations?