How to train your manager: a Darwinian perspective

Whitty, S. Jonathan (2011) How to train your manager: a Darwinian perspective. In: Advising upwards: a framework for understanding and engaging senior management stakeholders. Gower, Farnham, Surrey, UK, pp. 243-268. ISBN 9780566092497

Abstract

In this chapter I want to look at advising upwards through a completely different lens. I want to change the whole point of view about what is going on during the advising upwards process and present what I consider to be the beginnings of a Darwinian explanation for what goes on. More particularly I want to explore an evolutionary basis for the advising behaviours and tools managers use. Not only do evolutionary principles expose the biological foundations of our behaviours, they show us how we can use this information in constructive behaviour-changing ways.


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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Chpater 8. © Lynda Bourne and the contributors 2011. Print copy held in the USQ Library, Springfield Campus, at call no. 658.4095 Adv.
Depositing User: Dr Jon Whitty
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business and Law - School of Management and Marketing
Date Deposited: 09 Mar 2012 23:57
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2013 03:21
Uncontrolled Keywords: senior management, project management, stakeholders management, evolution, memetics
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150311 Organisational Behaviour
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150303 Corporate Governance and Stakeholder Engagement
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9502 Communication > 950201 Communication Across Languages and Culture
E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970115 Expanding Knowledge in Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/20948

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