Conflict and Ethics: Ethical Management in Present Times

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AuthorHouse, Jul 28, 2011 - History - 76 pages
The book refers to ethical management and to internal competition which happens to profit and non-profit organizations. Today's society is highly competitive and exhibits a high rate of aggressiveness, particularly when it comes to professional matters. In the midst of sales pressure and external competition, this kind of hostile conduct threatens to disrupt delicate balances within companies and organizations. Proper and ethical management can be a remedy to the loss of stability in organizations. Effective management contributes to the resolution of ambiguous matters, proper decision-making and the restoration of a healthy professional environment in the workplace. In such cases, powerful and effective leadership plays a major role in the operations of management, entailing significant and often harsh decisions. One should keep in mind though, that such references on the book constitute the aftermath of improper management or ineffective leadership which fails to cope with rivalries and conflicts that stem from personal interest, pursuit of glory, recognition and power. War or dispute between colleagues derive from hostility or fear due to a particular deed. The last one also serves as a starting point for all the instances mentioned in the book.
 

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it's very unusual book for management because it's practical. if you read it you are feeling like everyone and anyone around you are puppets in a battle field and you have to conquer them. Althought it refers to ethical and appropriate management, the author finds ways and tactics to win the unappropriate manager or unethical employee. Also it has strategic ways useful for managers and leaders. I like it! 

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In this book we have the opportunity to study how to manage situations, that many employees have experienced and survived in organizations and some of them we will face further in our careers. The conflict occupies everyday in competition and sometimes within the organization is inevitable. Under these circumstances we do not have the option to not collide, but we have the option to choose the field of conflict. Our bloodless choice is to negotiate and use the 12 rules of persuasion.
In the chapter "first steps" "The thought must escape from panic" is an impressive call, especially when we are in crisis situations. A clear mind is capable of reversing situations. The positions of the warring sides, i.e. the warrior and the observer are historically proven for their effectiveness in a field. Just as more detached from the emotion is the observer position!
With the thought that we can be the previous winner who proved unable to remain in his position, we face this fear and constantly looking to create a vision as next day’s solution. Provide a constant vigilance and flexibility in methods, because a plan that doesn’t change is not a good plan. When we place ourselves behind them, only then we can overcome them, either as individuals or organizations.
Informations on the art of deception are our subtle psychological weapon, the meaning of fate for the others, our God toutch into a battle. The envious will always wonder how we always manage to succed.
The progressive proposal for hot debates that as result have the birth of a new idea, may be dismissal the hypocritical mantle or the workers fear with in defects or disputes and as result will build an organization.
The chapter "workarounds" is one of my favorites, because this kind of writing you can find in strategic military manuals, it’s a different perspective and finally gives solutions. The final phrase "act first" validated in a chess research, which studied the advantage of white pawns that always start a game. The advantage factor for victory was at 1.22% for white pieces against black! Wow ... deserves to become white pawns!
The book encouraged, my faith in the moral character, the style of camaraderie i must follow and to defend the toil of others who i converse daily.
Inspired by Aristotle’s motto "moral character has the power to do one thing believable"
 

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Stavros Baroutas lives in Thessaloniki-Greece for the last 41 years. He is author of 3 business books about personal development and leadership. His first book was published in 2011 with the title `'Leadership Today''; It's a `'guideline'' for leadership. It refers to all fundamentals elements of leadership and it is based on his experience, many readings of leadership books and articles. It is a combination of ethical leadership for the common good and simultaneously for corporate balance and success. In this book he is trying to pursue the reader that leadership can be taught and also that leadership is a combination of practical and theoretical tasks. His second book "Conflict & Ethics: The Ethical Management in Present Times" is about bad internal competition and power plays inside organizations; different ways to win and survive. Stavros Baroutas studied Marketing at Ulster University and he received his MBA from Kingston University, UK. At 2007 received his PhD from Breyer State University, USA in Leadership. In 2009 awarded from Chartered Management Institute, UK, as a Chartered Manager (CMgr) in leading people and leading change skills. Throughout his academic studies had held various posts mainly at pharmaceutical companies where his duties included besides sales, training of employees and directors from basic orientation, emotional intelligence and on the job training to personal development. Furthermore, from January 2003 he personally held consulting and training seminars in sales, management, communication and personal development. Since December 2008 he is Regional Manager of Northern Greece in a Pharmaceutical company and he have 45 employees (sales reps and managers) under his responsibility. You can read more to www.baroutas.com/books/

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