Creating Organizational Value through Dialogical Leadership: Boiling Rice in Still Water

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    In this book following concepts are elaborated and applied to Dialogical Leadership.
    ENERGY/INFORMATION: by freeing energy we acquire information from the world around us and our selves.
    BODY/Embodied: man has a ground structure derived from the body; human being is basically embodied – body in the mind.FREEING ENERGY: man is capable to free energy, by which transformational space can be created, i.e. being less depended on nature (bounded energy).METAPHOR/SYMBOL: language referring to a multi-interpretation of the world around us and our selves.RELATIONAL CO-CONSTRUCTING: a view of the world around us and our selves is created through relational co-constructive processes.DIALOGICAL SELF (I-POSITIONS)/: man is capable of developing multiple positions in relation to self (internal I-positions) and the world around (external I-positions). DIALOGUE/DEBATE: a form of conversation, inquiring assumptions versus defending opinions.GENERATIVE DIALOGUE: Dialogue is positioned on the junction of time (past, present, future) and space (internal; external) as a transforming process of emerging new meaning.TRANSFORMATIONAL SPACE: contains physical, temporal, relational aspects as designated in Japanese concept ‘ma’. It also refers to silence. Man is capable of ‘being space’.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationZürich
    PublisherSpringer Verlag
    Number of pages271
    ISBN (Print)9783319588896
    Publication statusPublished - 2017


    • dialogical leadership
    • dialogical self theory
    • social constructionism
    • generative dialogue
    • complexity


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