ERIC Number: ED399608
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Escape from Management Hell: 12 Tales of Horror, Humor, and Heroism.
Gilbreath, Robert D.
This book offers a set of stories in which corporate executives demonstrate the folly and futility of their own business practices. In the stories, 12 executives are trying to escape from a hell of their own making. The tales provide insights into the management woes with which people at all levels deal on a daily basis. Topics include: the original control freak, a brief history of decision making, how compromise chokes innovation, teamwork "in extremis," bureaucracy as king, shame as a management skill, the change master from hell, how consulting got started, visions of a leader, the danger of success, how quality challenges a cheat, and the limits of management. (LMI)
Descriptors: Bureaucracy, Business Responsibility, Leadership, Management Development, Organizational Change, Organizational Communication, Organizational Development, Organizational Theories, Teamwork
Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc., 155 Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94104-4109 ($19.95; quantity discounts).
Publication Type: Books; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A