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The Inner Warrior : Developing the Courage for Personal and Organizational Change - B. Stone

The Inner Warrior

Developing the Courage for Personal and Organizational Change

By: B. Stone

Hardcover Published: 1st November 2004
ISBN: 9781403936776
Number Of Pages: 158

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In every organization there are barriers that prevent people from contributing to the full and these often result in individuals feeling marginalized. This book argues that there is an inner warrior in every person that needs courage to change and express themselves and perform to full potential. The author uses a powerful model of the six C's to show how organizations and individuals can achieve this.

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'This is an important book about life's hardest question: should you stick with what's familiar but unsatisfying, or risk change for the chance of something more meaningful? The Inner Warrior will help you confront your fears and find the courage to be yourself. It shows that being the person you really are - not hiding behind an image - will give you enormous energy, in both your work and your personal life.' - Rachel Baird, Health Features Editor, Daily Express

'This excellent book should be required reading for all leaders. It is an indispensable road map to the mysterious terrain of team dynamics. Deeply thought provoking, it really will help you to understand why some teams excel when others implode. Written with sharp insight and practical real-life case studies this readable account of interpersonal dynamics is one of the few management books which gives you the curiosity, motivation and confidence to change your behaviour from chapter one and to reap rewards by chapter two. I couldn't put it down.' - Debbie Hewitt, Managing Director, RAC Plc Roadside Services

'This compelling read is a real insight into what really happens in business today. It can be used either as a self-improvement tool or for individuals responsible for leading change in organisations. Either way it challenges and encourages the reader to take risks in leadership behaviour, which if done appropriately, can lead to powerful results.' - Karen Geary, Group Director - HR and Corporate Communications, The Sage Group plc

'This book is a must for those concerned with managing change within their organisations or for anyone interested in developing themselves to their fullest potential. Beverley's metaphors are compelling, her arguments thought provoking and the 6 C's model provides powerful, practical tools for personal empowerment, cultural improvement and driving organisational success.' - Rosemary Chesters, Organisation Development Manager, The BOC Group

'I suspect all those in senior management and leadership positions will find the scenarios explored in this book all too familiar and will easily identify with the types of individuals and relationships so colourfully illustrated. It gives one reassurance to realise that one is not alone in the encountering barriers that seem to confront one on a daily basis and gives one the courage to see such barriers for what they are and combat them.' - Jevan Morris, Director of Intelligence & Investigation, Police Information Technology Organisation

List of Figures and Tablesp. xi
Prefacep. xii
The Purpose of the Book and How It Differs from Othersp. xii
The Inner Warrior and Its Outer Counterpartp. xiii
The Six Cs of the Inner Warriorp. xiii
The Gulliver Effectp. xiv
Acknowledgementsp. xviii
The Problem Unveiledp. 1
The Inner Warriorp. 3
Values - Lived Not Laminated!p. 4
What's It Got To Do with the Price of Fish?p. 5
Mind the Gapp. 6
The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Samep. 6
The Inner Warrior and the Four Outer Personasp. 7
Fearless: the Warrior and the Abyssp. 9
Overview and Conclusionp. 18
The Gulliver Effectp. 19
The Question of Change Reframedp. 19
The Gulliver Effectp. 21
Gulliver's Equivalent in the Workplacep. 22
Courage in Conflictp. 23
Outcomes of the Gulliver Effectp. 24
Beware Habitual Shadows!p. 25
Overview and Conclusionp. 28
Developing Individuals: The Six Csp. 30
Winners and Losersp. 30
Customer-First Versus 'Dog in the Manger' Mentalityp. 31
Have I Become Institutionalized - as an Individual?p. 32
Have I Become Institutionalized - as a Team Member?p. 34
Have I Become Institutionalized - as a Company Man or Woman?p. 35
Breaking the Threadsp. 36
How Do I Become a Warrior?p. 37
Overview and Conclusionsp. 38
Current Change Remediesp. 39
Ongoing Resistance from Some Wears Down Dedication of Othersp. 39
'Felt' Versus 'Real' Needsp. 40
Current Remediesp. 41
Current Recipes for Implementing Changep. 42
People-centred Change Programmesp. 44
The Actual Environment Before (and After) the Change Programmep. 45
Overview and Conclusionp. 46
On Becoming a Warriorp. 47
Don't Rearrange the Chairsp. 47
There Are Process Consultants and Process Consultantsp. 48
The Illusion of Progressp. 50
The Risk of Superficialityp. 51
Transient Changep. 51
Social Facts: An Innovative Form of Datap. 53
Overview and Conclusionp. 54
Compassionate Leadershipp. 55
Looking Outward and Inwardp. 55
Hearts and Mindsp. 56
The Ideal Leaderp. 57
Opposing Strengthsp. 58
What Leaders Do We Have?p. 59
STs and Communicationp. 61
NFs and Communicationp. 61
What Do Followers Think?p. 62
A Recipe for the Gulliver Effectp. 63
Bridging the Gapp. 63
Overview and Conclusionp. 67
The Solutionp. 69
Conflictp. 71
Case Studyp. 71
So Where's the Conflict?p. 72
Why Do We Avoid Conflict?p. 73
Win-Win Culturep. 74
Conflict-handling Modelp. 75
Why Operate from the Lower Triangle?p. 76
What Is the Downside of the Lower Triangle?p. 78
What Are the Risks of Speaking Out?p. 79
Why Is the Top Triangle the Best Option?p. 79
We Need To Be Versatilep. 81
Conceptsp. 83
Case Studyp. 83
Personal and Hidden Agendasp. 84
Groups Are a Problem Waiting to Happenp. 85
Our First Human Groupp. 86
Managing a Group Effectivelyp. 86
Why Don't People Address Process Issues?p. 87
Sensing the Situationp. 88
Understanding Group Behaviourp. 89
Knowing Yourself/Knowing Othersp. 92
Effective Group Participationp. 97
Collaborationp. 98
Case Studyp. 98
Our Four Life Positionsp. 99
Feel Collaborative!p. 102
What Is Susan Doing?p. 104
Equilibrium Restoredp. 105
Ignoring the Stub Marksp. 106
Consensusp. 107
Case Studyp. 107
What Makes Us Anxious at Work?p. 108
Response to 'Threats'p. 109
Triggers Are Sources Not Causes of Tensionp. 110
Thoughts Cause Feelingsp. 111
Think Positive, Think Consensus!p. 113
Don't Take It Personallyp. 114
No One Can Make Us Feel Anythingp. 116
Compassionp. 118
Case Studyp. 118
The Little Tent Modelp. 119
Why Compassion?p. 120
Our Ego Statesp. 121
Recognizing Ego Statesp. 123
Reflexive Responsesp. 124
Compassion Requires Versatilityp. 127
Be Compassionate and Indulgep. 128
Couragep. 131
Case Studyp. 131
Succumbing to Catastrophic Fantasiesp. 132
Crunch Momentsp. 133
What Do All These Crunch Moments Have in Common?p. 135
We Need God to Play a Trick on Usp. 139
Life Is Not about Getting What You Want, It's about Meeting the Challenges on the Wayp. 140
Embedding Courage Awarenessp. 142
Case Study: 'I Was Just About to Call You, Madam!'p. 143
The New Leadershipp. 144
Cultivating Warriorsp. 144
OD Individual-Stylep. 145
The Ethical Imperativep. 146
No Gap to Mindp. 146
Heroic Dignityp. 149
Bibliographyp. 150
Indexp. 155
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ISBN: 9781403936776
ISBN-10: 1403936773
Series: Palgrave Business
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 158
Published: 1st November 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.41
Edition Number: 1