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Once Upon a Corporation: Leadership Insights from Short Stories Tolly Kizilos

Once Upon a Corporation: Leadership Insights from Short Stories

Tolly Kizilos

Published November 28th 2002
ISBN : 9780595653638
Hardcover
280 pages
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Once Upon a Corporation: Leadership Insights from Short Stories is a set of 27 tongue-in-cheek, short fictions drawn from work life—parodies, satires, parables, Socratic dialogues and straight stories—written to both delight and enlighten. ReadersMoreOnce Upon a Corporation: Leadership Insights from Short Stories is a set of 27 tongue-in-cheek, short fictions drawn from work life—parodies, satires, parables, Socratic dialogues and straight stories—written to both delight and enlighten. Readers will get the message of each story by insight and reflection, following the successes and failures of characters that perform ordinary tasks in extraordinary ways. The stories highlight some important values of leadership, including caring for others and trying to empower them- they urge taking a stand and speaking out when organizational excellence or personal dignity are at stake- and they show ways of using one’s brains to prevail ethically by presenting worthwhile views with commitment and sound logic. This is a unique collection of imaginative fictions, written specifically about today’s work life, and supported by thirty years of the author’s organizational experience in professional, management and teaching roles. “An outstanding contribution to today’s business literature.”—Irving Weiser, Chairman and CEO, Royal Bank of Canada Dain Rauscher“This is an excellent job of conveying managerial concepts in a concise manner… It is easy reading and yet very instructive.”—Lloyd P. Johnson, Past Chairman and CEO, Norwest Corporation“The stories have some outstanding lessons and insights.”—William W. George, Past President and CEO, Medtronic, Inc.This book reaches within and calls to surface common experience in a gentle way, by story and parable.—Thomas E. Holloran, Professor of Management, University of St. Thomas