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Vitality and Renewal

A Manager's Guide for the 21st Century (Praeger Studies on the 21st Century)

By Colin Hutchinson

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Format: Paperback, 344 pages
Other Information: black & white illustrations
Published In: United States, 28 June 1995
This book is for those who want their company to prevail in the coming post-petroleum era. Using charts, diagrams, tables, and checklists, the book's principal aim is to make understandable to senior and middle managers issues surrounding the search for sustainable development - and the central role business organizations of every kind can play in the search for new and appropriate solutions. Vitality and Renewal is appropriate for any manager eager to provide 21st century leadership within his or her sphere of influence. It is also appropriate for those working as agents of change in consulting and training as well as environmental organizations which face their own challenges as awareness of the predicament grows.

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The book's principal aim is to make understandable to senior and middle managers issues surrounding the search for sustainable development-and the central role business organizations of every kind can play in the search for new and appropriate solutions.

Table of Contents

Foreword Introduction Executive Summary The Predicament The Nature of the Predicament How People Are Responding Values and Beliefs The Opportunities for Business What Is Sustainable Development? Tactical Responses to the Challenge Strategic Responses to the Challenge Self Development Who Is in Charge? Approaches to Management Organizational Change Personal Growth and Organizational Learning Making It Happen Processess and Techniques Getting the Most from the Process Appendix I: An Environmental Checklist Appendix II: Organizations with Environmental Policies Appendix III: Business Charter for Sustainable Development Appendix IV: The Earth Summit Agreement Bibliography Index

About the Author

COLIN HUTCHINSON, formerly chairman of the management consultants Sheppard Moscow, is an independent environmental management consultant specializing in strategic approaches to individual and organizational change. While with Sheppard Moscow he led major assignments with companies such as Shell UK, Lloyds Bank, British Petroleum, Rank Xerox, ICI, and Hewlett Packard. His lifelong interest in the environmental threat to the Earth's life support system led him in 1971 to become chairman of the Conservation Society, and in 1978 chairman of their educational charity. He was a director for the Environment Council from 1992 to 1994 and chairman of their Environmental Resolve Committee. He is currently a director of the Global Action Plan UK Limited and also a council member of AMED, the Association for Management Education and Development.

Reviews

"I applaud its scope and its clarity of thought, analysis and good sense. If I could afford to give a copy to every manager in Britain, I should not hesitate to do so."- Guy Morton-Smith, Director Environmental Awareness Trust "[This book] explains why the early focus on new methodologies--including environmental impact analysis and life-cycle assessment--must now be expanded to embrace new corporate values."- John Elkington Founder of SustainAbility "This is a much needed book....Colin Hutchinson has drawn on his unrivalled experience to write a highly readable book which eschews jargon and unnecessary complexity."-Dr. Ian Cunningham, Chairman Centre for the Study of Change "Any business that has no wish soon to become one of the endangered species...needs this guidebook in which the complexity of the change is made more manageable....This is a very timely production."- John Davis Former Chairman and MD of Shell Composites Ltd. "[Hutchinson's book] crystallizes the environmental challenge we face, describes how and what certain companies are doing to address this challenge right now, and offers practical hints of what we can all do about it."- Michael J.E. Frye, Chairman Energy Efficient Institute

EAN: 9780275952341
ISBN: 0275952347
Publisher: Greenwood Press
Dimensions: 23.4 x 15.6 x 1.8 centimetres (0.48 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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