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Person-Centered Leadership
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Person-Centered Leadership
An American Approach to Participatory Management



May 1996 | 261 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Why hasn't Total Quality Management (TQM) worked as well in the United States as it has in other countries? In the US employees seem to prefer recognition of individual achievement over recognition of the work team. Could the North American cultural emphasis on the individual be a crucial factor?

This book demonstrates that the recent participatory management failures are the result of a lack of appreciation for the cultural role of rugged individualism, and offers an alternative, person-centred leadership which puts the individual at the very centre of the management approach. The author presents effective, psychology-based, person-centred management techniques through the use of examples and cases, many of them drawn from her own work with successful US businesses. Topics include: an historical overview of the relationship of the individual to the corporation; the response of new leaders to the problem of rapid technological and social change; examples of a variety of person-centred leadership approaches that fit different companies and different managerial styles; and specific strategies that leaders and managers can use.

 
Leadership Person By Person
An Introduction

 
 
PART ONE: PERSON-CENTERED LEADERSHIP: THE FUNDAMENTALS, THE PAST, THE FUTURE
 
Wholeness at Work
Hearts, Hands, Spirits, Minds

 
 
Historical Perspectives on the Relationship of the Individual to the Corporate Organization
 
Teamwork and Individualism
 
The Changing Culture
The Context for Business

 
 
PART TWO: PERSON-CENTERED LEADERSHIP: THE BASICS, THE VARIATIONS, THE CORPORATE CHIEFS WHO MAKE IT WORK
 
Person-Centered Leaders
An Introduction to the Uniqueness and the Methodology

 
 
James X Mullen
Founder and President, Mullen Advertising, Wenham, Massachusetts

 
 
Dean Kamen
Founder and President, DEKA Research and Development, Manchester, New Hampshire

 
 
Robert S Davis
Founder and President, Seaside Development Corporation, Seaside, Florida

 
 
Leading Person by Person
Multiple Variations on the Theme

 
 
PART THREE: MAKING THE CHANGES THAT MAKE A DIFFERENCE
 
The Possibilities for Transformation
 
Person-Centered Strategies
The Focus on You

 
 
Person-Centered Strategies
The Focus on Associates

 

This book offers an alternative perspective to leadership theories, and will therefore be of interest to business students.

Sam Nkala

Mr Sam Nkala
Health & Social Care (Cambridge), Anglia Ruskin University
November 24, 2012

As part of a module looking at a variety of approaches to educational leadership, this book works well as a supplementary textbook. It offers an alternative perspective to many dominant theories of educational leadership, and will therefore be of interest to some students.

Dr Max Hope
Centre for Educational Studies, Hull University
May 14, 2012

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