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Written to inform, challenge, and entertain, this book explains alternative ways of thinking about management and managing people in a way that is easy to understand, but also provocative and enjoyable.

The book covers topics that are central to management, organizational behavior, or leadership courses–what managers do, motivation, communication, and ethics. Ann Cunliffe breathes fresh air into these topics, emphasizing the importance of relations when thinking about management and drawing on a range of disciplines such as philosophy and linguistics.

A trusted and respected academic who has written widely on management, this book will stretch, surprise, and reward undergraduate, graduate and MBA students.


After we emerged,

The world was flat and life was too easy.

We soon forgot about our makers.

So they created the mountains, mesas and valleys to make us humble and make us repentant.

This is what our fathers tell us.

Isleta Pueblo, Theodore Jojola

I was wandering through the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center in Albuquerque, when I came across this story of emergence – the birth of the Native American people ...

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