Dancing with the Dinosaur: Learning to Live in the Corporate Jungle

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Academic Learning Company LLC, 1994 - Business & Economics - 209 pages
The purpose of this book is to present you with a new perspective about work and business -- new behaviors, new expectations, new theories. In order to do this, it is necessary to disrupt and challenge the strongly ingrained but outmoded and ridiculous assumptions that you've been taught about business by well-meaning parents, teachers, and by society. An important element of this book's strategy for challenging the old and teaching the new is to create and place you in a make-believe business jungle, replete with dinosaurs. This jungle and its dinosaurs are metaphors for the normal business world and the people who work in it. In order to strengthen the impact, all the dinosaurs are given special names.At first these names will seem strange and difficult to pronounce. Very quickly though, the names will become familiar and even endearing as you begin to internalize the concepts.
 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
YOUR PLACE IN THE JUNGLE AND THE UNIVERSE
9
DANCING WITH THE ORGANIZATIONAL DINOSAUR
20
HIDING YOUR DROPPINGS AND COVERING
43
DAYTODAY HUNTING
64
MAINTAINING A HEALTHY KILLING MACHINE
77
HANDLING HERD CONGREGATIONS WITHOUT
83
THE CARE PROTECTION AND FEEDING
90
TAKING CARE OF YOUR OWN HERD
99
EXPOSING YOUR SOFT UNDERBELLY
119
MANAGING THE DINOSAUR WHOS BREATHING
131
HANDLING MIGRATIONS
162
MAINTAINING AND DISPLAYING OUTSTANDING
171
CHOOSING THE RIGHT TRAIL
182
THE LONG VIEW
192
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About the author (1994)

William Lareau is a licensed psychologist, international management consultant, and experienced business executive. He has worked as an employee with Ford Motor Company and has been a group executive with General Dynamics and ITT.

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