Another State of Mind: Perspectives from Wisdom Traditions on Management and Business

در این کتاب به همراه نویسندگانی از دیگر کشورها به بررسی تاثیر آموزه‌های معنوی گذشته بر مدیریت کسب و کارهای امروز پرداخته‌ام. نتیجه همکاری من در این کتاب تدوین یک فصل با موضوع ترکیب آموزه‌های مولانا و تفکر جستجوی ارزش‌ها (رویکردی برای تحول در سیستم‌های انسانی) و تاثیر آن در تحول سازمانی است. در این فصل که عنوانش است Appreciative Inquiry and Rumi’s Wisdom for Organizational Development توضیح داده‌ام که درس‌های خودشناسی مولانا چطور می‌تواند نگاهی عمیق به مدیران نسبت به خود و همکارانشان بدهد و چطور مدل فکری جستجوی ارزش‌ها که تمرکز بر کشف فرصت‌ها و تحول مثبت دارد می‌تواند در کنار این نگاه تغییری در سطح افراد و کل سازمان به‌وجود بیاورد.

در این کتاب از آموزه‌های اسلام و عرفان گرفته تا رویکردهای اسپینوزا و آلبرکامو و آموزه‌هایشان که می‌تواند در مدیریت موثر باشد پوشش داده شده است و منبع خوبی است برای کسانی که هدف پژوهش در این حوزه‌ها را دارند.

Another State of Mind - Amir Mehrani

Since time immemorial, man has been engaged in the pursuit of wisdom. We are in search of ‘wise’ ideas on ways to cope with daily problems and answers to the everyday judgments and decisions we have to make. How can we make the concept of wisdom more easily accessible for managers and business professionals? What relevance does the concept of wisdom hold for those managers and professionals who are confronted with challenges and who grapple with problems and ambiguities on a daily basis? The authors of Another State of Mind go back in cultural history to answer the key question how one can act wisely in the spirit of the present age.

Key features include:

• Coverage of all the major wisdom traditions, including Humanism, Confucianism, Taoism and some of their side branches;
• Written by renowned authors with backgrounds as scholars, executives, governors, practitioners, management teachers and consultants; 
• A narrative that originates from writings produced by icons from history such as Confucius, Rumi, Dogen, Spinoza and Camus; 
• Connects the wisdom of various traditions with a wide range of management topics: entrepreneurship, governance, innovation, strategy, community building and learning, leadership, organizational development and change, talent development, personal development, engagement, integrity, the art of living and finally wellbeing in organizations;
• Six personal stories of respected top leaders, including a former CEO of the IMF and USA nominated best leader of the year;
• Business cases from globally successful companies such as Tata Steel and Haier;
• A deeper insight into the cultural characteristics of China, Japan, India, Nigeria and Western societies.

The perspectives offered in this book demonstrate ways to create value to your personal, professional and organizational life. 

PART I: INTRODUCTION 
۱٫ Editorial Introduction; Robert J. Blomme and Bertine van Hoof
2. An Interview with Lama Yeshe Sangmo; Bertine van Hoof and Robert J. Blomme
PART II: WITH THE RIGHT STATE OF MIND 
۳٫ The Art of Living According to Ecclesiastes; Maarten Verkerk and Jan Hoogland
4. Why Dōgen Now? Lessons from Zen Buddhism for Management; Tetsuo Ōtani and Ingrid Shugetsu Appels
5. The Ignition of Spinoza’s Enlightenment: A Perspective from a Practitioner on Leadership; Louis Aartman
6. A Global Ethic for Globalized Business; Katherina Hoegl and Claus Dierksmeier
7. An Interview with Gert van Dijk; Bertine van Hoof and Robert J. Blomme
PART III: LEADERSHIP FROM WITHIN 
۸٫ Islamic Leadership; Eleftheria Egel
9. Unique Leadership; Ulrica W.F. van Panhuys
10. The Courage to Govern; Karin Jironet
11. An Interview with Doekle Terpstra; Bertine van Hoof and Robert J. Blomme
PART IV: ENGAGEMENT AND INNOVATION 
۱۲٫ The Application of Confucianism to Establish a Supportive Working Environment for Creativity and Innovation; Grace Yu
13. The Absurd Organization: the Insights of Albert Camus Translated into Management Practices; Robert J. Blomme
14. Appreciative Inquiry and Rumi’s Wisdom for Organizational Development; Amir Mehrani
15. An Interview with Jeff Smulyan; Bertine van Hoof and Robert J. Blomme
PART V: CREATING THE RIGHT CONDITIONS: COMMUNITY, LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT 
۱۶٫ Convenantal Learning: What Can Business Learn from Jewish Learning?; Josh Plaskoff
17. A Value-driven Organization: Tata from the Perspective of an Insider; Samita Bhattacharjee
18. The Art and Ethics of Business – African Lenses; Kemi Ogunyemi
19. An Interview with Johannes Witteveen; Bertine van Hoof and Robert J. Blomme
PART VI: CROSS CULTURAL PERSPECTIVES ON MANAGEMENT 
۲۰٫ Ancient Chinese Philosophy as a Source of Inspiration for Management; Huibert de Man en Helen Haijing de Haan
21. Skillful Means: Keeping the Middle Way; Paul van der Velde
22. Understand Chinese Culture and Business from the Yin/yang Perspective; Jianhong Zhang and Chaohong Zhou
23. Leading from the Inside: Self Transformation in Indian Spirituality; Ramnath Narayanswamy 
۲۴٫ An Interview with Sally Hindham; Ludwig Möller and Bertine van Hoof
PART VII: FINAL THOUGHTS 
۲۵٫ Final Thoughts; Bertine van Hoof and Robert J. Blomme

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