If "corporate values" makes as much sense to you as "military intelligence," you won't want to miss To the Best of Our Knowledge. From the life of Peter Drucker, the ultimate management cheerleader, to the search for soul in the workplace, we'll look at how corporate America got where it is, and where it may be going.
Business consultant Lance Secretan tells Jim Fleming that tomorrow's profits depend on restoring employee morale and creativity -- what he calls bringing soul back into the workplace. His book is "Reclaiming Higher Ground: Creating Organizations That Inspire the Soul." Also, Jack Beatty, author of "The World According to Peter Drucker," tells Judith Strasser that most of the business maximns we take for granted originated with Peter Drucker, but that the ultimate corporate management cheerleader has turned his back on business in favor of the non-profit sector and entrepreneurs.SEGMENT 2:
Public policy analyst Richard Grossman, co-director of the Program on Corporations, Law and Democracy, tells Steve Paulson that the corporation has become our dominant social institution, but that historically it was a limited entity, subservient to the will of the people. He thinks we had the right idea before the corporation changed its status through the courts in the 19th century.SEGMENT 3:
Frank Sulloway tells Steve Paulson how birth order can shape personality and how it matters on the job. He warns against jumping to conclusions about people based only on their birth order and says the best workforce contains a mix of first-borns and later-borns. Sulloway is a research scholar at M.I.T. and the author of "Born to Rebel: Birth Order, Family Dynamics, and Creative Lives."Cassette copies are available at 1-800-747-7444. Ask for program number 98-03-08-A.
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