Leadership Through the Classics: Learning Management and Leadership from Ancient East and West Philosophy

Leadership Through the Classics: Learning Management and Leadership from Ancient East and West Philosophy

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Edited by Gregory P. Prastacos, Edited by Fuming Wang, Edited by Klas Eric Soderquist

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  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. K
  • Format: Hardback | 596 pages
  • Dimensions: 156mm x 234mm x 33mm | 1,057g
  • Publication date: 1 March 2013
  • Publication City/Country: Berlin
  • ISBN 10: 3642324444
  • ISBN 13: 9783642324444
  • Edition statement: 2012 ed.
  • Illustrations note: 37 black & white illustrations, 10 black & white tables, biography

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The unforeseeably complex socio-economic and environmental challenges of the 21st century must be tackled by placing faith in the power of mankind to integrate established wisdom and new knowledge, and in our ability to collaborate for a sustainable future. Departing from this, a global 2011 conference debating papers devoted to the impact of ancient philosophy, focusing on Confucius and Aristotle, in modern leadership and management was organized by Hanban, the Athens University of Economics & Business, and the University of International Economics & Business, Beijing, China. A rich sourcebook for a broad audience, this unique volume presents the wide array of conference contributions by international thought-leaders. Departing from a foundation of general concepts of ethics and leadership the book then delves into questions about how philosophy shape emerging economic and business systems, to end with direct lessons from ancient philosophy for contemporary business challenges.

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The unforeseeably complex socio-economic and environmental challenges of the 21st century must be tackled by placing faith in the power of mankind to integrate established wisdom and new knowledge, and in our ability to collaborate for a sustainable future. Departing from this, a global 2011 conference debating papers devoted to the impact of ancient philosophy, focusing on Confucius and Aristotle, in modern leadership and management was organized by Hanban, the Athens University of Economics & Business, and the University of International Economics & Business, Beijing, China. A rich sourcebook for a broad audience, this unique volume presents the wide array of conference contributions by international thought-leaders. Departing from a foundation of general concepts of ethics and leadership the book then delves into questions about how philosophy shape emerging economic and business systems, to end with direct lessons from ancient philosophy for contemporary business challenges.

Table of contents

Part 1. Ethics and Moral Leadership.- Part 2. Philosophy in Leadership.- Part 3. Role and Meaning of Business in Society.- Part 4. Philosophy and the Shaping of Economic and Business Systems.- Part 5. Philosophy and Leadership Styles.- Part 6. Philosophy in Management Training and Development.- Part 7. Concepts from Philosphy in Contemporry Management Challenges.