The Art of Global Thinking: Integrating Organizational Philosophies of East and West

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Purdue University Press, 2002 - Business & Economics - 259 pages
Leadership of the future requires you go beyond the numbers. By linking the ancient past with the present and the East with the West, Cyr puts leadership in a global perspective. The Art of Global Thinking shows how the ancient myths from the hunting societies of the West and the planting societies of the East have been transformed to today's corporate boardroom and business practices. The book takes an innovative approach to link the Individual Self from the West and the Civic Self from the East to emotional intelligence, leadership style, and corporate performance. In doing so, the book links our two contrasting but complementary capabilities for logic and intuition, individualism and collectivism, and distinctiveness and harmony. The Art of Global Thinking draws from the insight of mythology, philosophy, religion, and ancient writing and fuses modern research, cultural difference and business know-how to suggest an innovative approach to leadership. It looks at Eastern and Western values not as different, but rather as complementary, and shows how each serves to define and enhance the other.
 

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Contents

Integration
3
Foundation of Our Cultural Values
23
Principles People Live By
34
Institutionalization of Mechanical View
56
The Collective We in Japan
83
Western Me Eastern We
109
Retooling the Corporation
130
Leadership
161
Sun Tzu
181
Peace of Mind
190
Reasearch How to Get the Answers You Want
217
Notes
221
Index
255
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