The Character of the Manager

The Character of the Manager

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The Character of the Manager is a sustained argument advancing a transformed conception of the character of the manager as wise steward. If we listen carefully to the warnings of the philosopher Alasdair MacIntyre, we are awakened to a series of problems raised when thinking of the manager as office executive. MacIntyre has hinted that we need a new sort of manager, but his work has not gone far enough to propose and build up a transformed manager. To take up that task, this volume proposes a way to re-conceive both the activity of managing and the excellences of character and intellect needed to manage well. Retrieving two ancient characters, the 'steward' and the 'person of practical wisdom, ' this volume is an argument for how moral philosophy might help bring about a transformed conception of the character of the manager.In a letter to his fiancAc, Kierkegaard once wrote, a€œI have now read so much by Plato on love.a€39 In his authorship, ... Judge Wilhelm wants the young man to see that his constant uncommitted questing is hollow, not serious, and not beautiful. The pastora#39;s ... His fate, he feared, was to be a forgotten writer from a provincial market town: a€œI write books which presumably will not be read.a€ Even in Denmark anbsp;...

Title:The Character of the Manager
Author: Gregory R. Beabout
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan - 2013-08-02

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