The Executive's Compass seeks to help managers make sense out of a rapidly changing world and formulate corporate policy as they face a minefield of dilemmas in the values wars. O'Toole uses political philosophy to examine the role of the corporation in our culture and its place in creating The Good Society.
Faced today with wildly conflicting values and opinions with regard to the environment, jobs, affirmative action, and leadership, business executives must somehow formulate a coherent corporate policy. In this book, O'Toole, executive director of the Leadership Institute, attempts such a guide through the minefield of divergent social and political values by offering an understanding of the historical and philosophical issues simmering beneath modern business conflicts. O'Toole examines the four great themes--or dreams--of the ``good society'': liberty, equality, efficiency, and community. He discusses these themes in relation to the ideas of such thinkers as Aristotle, Adam Smith, and Thomas Jefferson. This thought-provoking work is recommended especially to university collections . -- Lucy Heckman, St. John's Univ. Lib . , Jamaica, New York (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
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April 19, 1995
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