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Executive integrity : the search for high human values in organizational life
Srivastva, Suresh, 1934-
First edition.
Publication Information:
San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, 1988.
Physical Description:
xxii, 354 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
General Note:
Includes index.
Integrity / Michael Maccoby -- Quality of service / Roger Harrison -- Integrity, advanced professional development, and learning / David A. Kolb -- Paths to integrity / Marcia Mentkowski -- Integrity in effective leadership / Steven Kerr -- Is there integrity in the bottom line / Donald M. Wolfe -- Integrity management / James A. Waters -- Reciprocal integrity / Chris Argyris, Donald A. Schön -- Organizational alignments, schisms, and high-integrity managerial behavior / Samuel A. Culbert, John J. McDonough -- International dimensions of executive integrity / Nancy J. Adler, Frederick B. Bird -- To thine own self be true / Harry Levinson -- Foundations for executive integrity / Suresh Srivastva, Frank J. Barrett.
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Shows that executive integrity is not merely a moral trait but a dynamic process of making empathetic, responsible, and sound decisions. Describes key features of executive integrity including effective social interaction, open dialogue, and responsive leadershipand explains how integrity can be developed and practiced in today's organizations.

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Executive Integrity represents the contributions of numerous authors in 12 chapters, divided into three major headings: Processes for Developing Integrity; Processes for Enacting Integrity; and Processes for Searching for Integrity. The author examines the impact of integrity on the survival and effectiveness of organizations, stating that integrity is not a moral trait, but rather a sound orientation to decision making that can be learned and nurtured. The authors show how senior management can create an environment where integrity can flourish. This environment is characterized by the free exchange of ideas, in both formal and informal dialogues, with a minimal emphasis on traditional efforts to build integrity. The suggested techniques are based on experiential learning and programs allowing for retreat and reflection. This work is recommended for those libraries looking to expand their holdings in organizational behavior and managerial ethics, especially at the graduate level. E. Garaventa College of Staten Island, CUNY