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Creating Authentic Organizations: Bringing Meaning and Engagement Back to Work

by Robin Ryde and Lisa Sofianos Kogan Page
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Pbk 208 pages
AU$67.00 NZ$68.70
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For most of the last two centuries there has been a deliberate separation between work and non-work life, resulting in the severing of the work persona and the authentic self. In the complex and global economy it's more important than ever that we recognise and respond to the need for employees to bring their authentic selves to work. Doing so can mean increased innovation, productivity, more thoughtful risk taking, a sense of responsibility, and increased adaptiveness to change. Creating Authentic Organizations works beyond the limited remit of authentic leadership and shows how this concept can and should be applied to your workforce. With simple and powerful models and strategies it will show you how to ensure more authentic dialogue, both between employees to discuss smaller issues and also to ensure open and meaningful discussion around threats and challenges. Bold and cutting edge, it offers a simple framework for a new set of management principles relating to self-management, empowerment and the freedom to operate. By re-framing the role of management, Creating Authentic Organizations will help you implement meaning at work and real organizational resilience.

    • Chapter - 01: The building blocks of authenticity: A summary for busy people;
    • Chapter - 02: Solomon's solution;
    • Chapter - 03: A design for workplace authenticity;
    • Chapter - 04: The first freedom: The Freedom to Operate;
    • Chapter - 05: The second freedom: The Freedom to Speak;
    • Chapter - 06: The third freedom: The Freedom to Actualize;
    • Chapter - 07: Assessing authenticity and freedoms: A self-completion diagnostic;
    • Chapter - 08: The management task in authentic organizations;
    • Chapter - 09: Beyond the tipping point

"It is refreshing to find a book that explains why the best way to run a business is to be yourself, respect your people and trust everyone with the freedom to do their job in their own way and in their own space."
Robin Ryde is an international leadership consultant, established author and Co-Director of Formerly the CEO of the UK National School of Government, he is also the Academic Director of Australia's largest senior public service leadership programme, the Executive Fellows Program. In addition he is the Head of Leadership with the Oxford Group; a fellow of Ashridge Business School and co-founder of the research enterprise Public Enquiry. With a background in leadership and organizational development, he was the youngest person to direct the British Prime Minister's flagship leadership development programmes, one of the largest programmes of its kind in Europe. Lisa Sofianos is an Executive Coach, leadership developer and Co-Director of Having worked with a broad spectrum of companies she works with senior executives through various challenges, specializing in leadership resilience, coping with transition and helping leaders deal with intractable issues.