Heresies are seminal ideas that are at fundamental variance with the established order. Over the many years I have been advising governments and corporations I have often been branded a heretic. I have invariably taken this as a compliment. In the quest for alternative wisdom and new ways of knowing, this short book of essays examines the future of humanity from a mindfully contrarian perspective.
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 47,760. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2012.
The 10 years of action research that ultimately gave rise to The Five Literacies of Global Leadership (published by Jossey-Bass in 2007) shattered outdated myths and preconceptions concerning what constitutes effective leadership. Open Heart – Open Mind is a primer for government and business executives who want to access and practice Five Literacies leadership in their own organizations.
Price: $70 USD. Pages: 386. Language: English. Published: May, 2007.
New research has exposed our leadership paradigm as a outdated mess of flawed models and practices. By working with great leaders and observing their common attitudes and behaviours, Richard Hames has cracked a universal code based on intelligence, appreciation and collaboration. This code unlocks Five Literacies of Global Leadership.
Price: $8.73 USD. Pages: 296. Language: English. Published: May, 1999.
The Management Myth – Exploring the Essence of Future Organisations, was a frame-shattering book from a first-time author. The book is in three parts. Part One is contextual; it attempts to make sense of the state of the world and the complexity human beings have created. Part Two proposes alternative ways of perceiving and designing organizations as a result of this changed context. Part Three proposes a new theory of management based upon humanistic principles, cybernetic governance and systemic emergence.
Price: $29.99 USD. Pages: 284. Language: English. Published: 1 May, 1999.
The central hypothesis in Burying the 20th Century is consistent with the fundamental concept of an ecology of appreciation tentatively explored in The Management Myth. An appreciative system is a self-organising system able to ‘learn’ its way into preferred futures, in ethical reciprocity with its environment, and in ways that are ‘appreciative’ of all stakeholders’ needs, expectations and desires. The more important facets of this concept are examined here in relation to the transformation of industrial society through system-wide transformation.