The Philosophic Consultant: Revolutionizing Organizations with Ideas
October 2002, Pfeiffer
Foreword by Warren Bennis.
Part 1: Context.
Chapter 1: Introduction.
How This Book Is Organized.
Chapter 2: Your Heroic Journey.
Raising the Questions.
Addressing the Questions.
The Two Worlds of Leadership.
Eight Steps to Apply Philosophic Insight to the Real World.
Part 2: The Diamond at a Glance.
Chapter 3 The Change Agent's Diamond.
The Diamond in Full.
Putting It All Together.
Chapter 4: The Diamond at Work.
Managing Today's Alienation in the Workplace.
Using the Diamond in the Real World.
Business Applications Example I.
Images of the Leadership Mind.
Business Applications Example II.
Chapter 5: Secrets of Implementation.
The Language of Leadership.
The Turning Point.
An Ongoing Diamond Audit.
Intelligent Leadership Conversations and Strategic Intervention Moments.
Diamond Reverse Engineering.
Advantages of Language Training.
Part 3: The Main Body of the Leadership Mind: Four Intelligence Tools.
Chapter 6: Ethics.
What Is Ethics?
Chapter 7: Empathy.
The Essence of Empathy.
The Business of Relationships.
Why Should Anyone Be Ethical?
The Decision to Be Moral.
Chapter 8: Principle and Duty in Business.
You Have a Choice.
What Is the Face of an Ethical Workplace?
Chapter 9: What Is Courage?
The Structure of Courage.
The Fourth "R".
Chapter 10: Freedom: The Structure of the Experience.
How Does It Feel to Be Free?
We Not Only Choose, We Also Choose to Choose.
Anxiety and the Sense of Self.
Your Business Needs Your Freedom.
What Is the Upside of Freedom?
Chapter 11: The Resistance to Courage.
Two Meanings of Responsibility.
Chapter 12: A Bad Decision? A Case Study in Leadership Coaching.
The Analysis and Response.
Chapter 13: Courage as My-Body.
You Are Your Courage.
Chapter 14: Pain and the Tragic Sense of Life: The Phoenix Factor.
An Inner Struggle: Job Change.
The Rule of Reason . . . or Passion.
Chapter 15: Reality: The Zone that Gives No Quarter.
Humanity in Danger.
The Nature of Hardness: Do You Really "Get It"?
The Structure of Reality.
Where Is Your Reality?
The Leader's Task.
What's the Cash Value?
Chapter 16: Image: Multiple Perspectives.
Chapter 17: Vision.
The Importance of Visionary Intelligence.
Tips for Developing Genius.
Chapter 18: Genius: Ways to Expand Visioning.
Resisting: A Final Word on the Obstacles.
Part 4: The Main Body of the Leadership Mind: Two Mastery Tools.
Chapter 19: Polarity.
Polarity and Adaptation.
Co-Creation and Subjective Perspectives.
Prediction and Transformation.
Polarity As a Deep Structure.
Polarity and the Bottom Line.
The Conscientious Objector.
Chapter 20: Greatness.
Part 5: Appendices: Using the Total Diamond.
Appendix A: The Magic Matrix.
Quick Test, Diagnosis, and Healing.
Compensating for the Shadow.
Appendix B: Mastery Resources.
The Rings/Arenas of Life.
The Master Worksheet.
Client Marketing Profile.
The OD Practitioner's Checklist.
The "Nay" Sayers.
Your Twelve-Step Organizational Attitude and Implementation Audit.
Questions and Answers.
About the Author.
these maintain integrity and hope." Michael Cimet, Electronic Data Systems, President for Latin America
"We live at a time that requires of leaders both competence and authenticity. We face both business issues and character issues. In becoming a leader, all of us must display both wisdom and business skills. What Peter Koestenbaum does in The Philosophic Consultant is not only to integrate wisdom into leadership, which is what you would expect of a philosopher, but he is also very pragmatic and applies this new thinking directly to the crucial strategic marketing needs. Something that is essential for a companyıs very survival." Dan Werbin, president and CEO, Volvo Cars of North America, LLC
"The Philosophic Consultant redefines the way managers must think about their organizations, people and markets to be successful both in business and in life. It calls each of us to understand that ethics in life and in business may be your most important concerns. By helping the reader focus on implementation decisions, choices, and commitment, Peter Koestenbaum points the way for responsible and effective managements in a world where trust seems to be challenged on every front." Otis W. Baskin, Ph.D., special advisor to the president and CEO of the Association for the Advancement of Collegiate School of Business, International, professor of management, and former dean, Graziadio School of Business Management, Pepperdine University
"After a decade of often excessive superficiality in management theory and practice, Peter Koestenbaumıs refreshing book The Philosophic Consultant provides answers for leaders and organizations in search of deeper meanings. The authorıs philosophical roots are clearly visible in the new work on enlarging the dimensions of leadership. His most significant insights are: the importance of freedom; the choice to be ethical; and the acknowledgment of our boundaries." Tomas Sattelberger, executive vice president product and service, member of the board of Lufthansa German Airlines, vice president of the European foundation for management development