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Ian Lennie's topical and practical text relates everyday management practice to contemporary management theories. This book discusses the impact of postmodern and constructionist thought on the traditional framework for understanding the behaviour of managers. By examining the importance of language, aesthetics, ethics and the individual psyche, this innovative book gives management students a new framework for understanding and applying management techniques in a complex environment. This book will give students a sense of the practical relevance of contemporary theory and will offer managers a radically different way of perceiving thier enterprise ad evaluating iots effectiveness.

Conclusion: Letting Go
Conclusion: Letting go

By managing we create ourselves in relation to everything that is around us. We do not do this just as an intellectual exercise or an act of the will, but through the participation of our entire bodies in these relations. I have characterized this participation as metaphoric, because metaphor is just that enactment of the relational quality of the world through our embodied experience. It is the quality of the relations that we establish, or allow to establish themselves within us, that determines whether we have managed successfully or not.

Everybody is involved in managing, and it happens every day, but this is not to make it a trivial or a humdrum thing. It is in the everyday, now, when my ...

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