New Thinking for Business and Management
By; Jeremy Ramsden, Shuhei Aida and Andrew Kakabadse
This is a profoundly different book that may not reveal itself to everybody at the first reading.
It is an amalgam of some of the best thinking on this planet to address a problem that has been dogging our civilised world for centuries.
Why do Managers fail to manage?
Spiritual Motivation is an expedition into the best of Eastern and Western philosophies then back again to the hard practical values that pursue the real truths behind this question and the real answers.
Since men have managed other men we have encountered the same problem, that men (and women) don’t like being told what to do.
In the past this has led to stricter and more brutal regimes to force the individual to accept the control of the organisation.
Traditionally the people who were best at this form of command and control were the ones who won battles and captured cities, but our world has moved on.
The ancient aspiration of domination through subjugation is no longer appropriate in the modern corporate world.
Since reliance on corporal or capital punishment has fallen from favour many different strategies have been developed to try to reproduce the same level of control that was enjoyed by ancient military organisations.
Spirtual Motivation heralds a new age in which we eschew the Command and Control policies of old and instead, look for the strategy that creates the conditions in which others want to work for us and therefore respond to a different kind of control.
The one unified message of this whole book is that this new thinking is the only solution to the impasse in which the civilised world now finds itself, caught between an ancient militaristic management tradition and the knowledge that we need in future to nurture, and therefore profit from, the value of the individual.
“Spiritual Motivation” is about why we should do that and practically, what we have to do on Monday morning to make it happen.
If reading this book changes your life, try to tell others what has happened.Peter A Hunter
Author – Breaking the Mould