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Freedom and Accountability at Work. Applying Philosophic Insight to the Real World

  • ID: 2215874
  • Book
  • August 2001
  • Region: Global
  • 464 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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In this profound book Peter Koestenbaum and Peter Block offer you a new perspective for viewing the workplace through the lens of philosophy so that you may have a better understanding of how to reclaim your freedom and accountability and encourage them same in others. They provide a radical new approach to your work–a–day life that will bring true meaning and power to your work. Freedom and Accountability at Work offers you the information you need to
  • Gain strength and meaning by transforming your thinking on how you view anxiety, doubt, death, and guilt
  • Find new ways to bring spiritual and ethical values into your workplace
  • Engage in profound change that will help you overcome cynicism that comes from superficial change
  • Replace your loss of organizational loyalty and safety with a sense of freedom and accountability

"Both Koestenbaum and Block are such passionate men who bring together what we all seek in our work life–meaning, insight, and humanness. Bless them for this book." Joyce DeShano, board chair, Ascension Health

"Peter Koestenbaum′s message of courage and accountability in the face of anxiety has struck a powerful chord. He and Peter Block have helped us see the very core of our contribution–compassionately confront people with their own freedom." Kenneth F. Murphy, senior vice president, human resources, Philip Morris USA

"Prepare to have your world rocked. Koestenbaum and Block take on the profound task of understanding existence and its place in organizations. You will never be the same." Christopher G. Worley, director, MSOD Program, Pepperdine University

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Part One.

1. Experience of Freedom.

2. Choice, Reality, and Will.

3. Determinism and the Case Against Freedom.

4. Existential Understanding.

Part I: Implications.

Part Two.

5. Value of Anxiety.

6. Revelations of Anxiety.

7. Coping with Anxiety of Rebirth.

Part II: Implications.

Part Three.

8. Vitality of Death.

9. Revelations of Death and Failure.

10. Reality of Evil.

11. Coping with Anxiety of Evil.

Part III: Implications.

Part Four.

12. Two Kinds of Guilt.

13. The Problem of Meaning.

14. Constituting the Workplace.

Part IV Implications.
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Peter Koestenbaum
Peter Block
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