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Artful work: awakening joy, meaning, and commitment in the workplace

Author: Richards, Dick Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 1995.Language: EnglishDescription: 128 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 188105263XType of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index
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Includes bibliographical references and index

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Artful work PREFACE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xi ACKNOWLEDGMENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xv 1 THE ORDERS DON'T WORK ANYMORE . . . . . . . . . . 1 Changing Our Beliefs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Many Lenses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Borrowing a Lens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Turning from Artful Work to Jobs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 An Introduction to Artful Work . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Physical and Mental Approaches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Seeking the Umbrella . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Four Human Energies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Things We Are Tired of Hearing About . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Why Bother with Artistry? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 2 CENTERING . . . . . . . . The Emotional Undercurrent . . . . The Feeling Check . . . . . . . . . . The Spiritual Undercurrent . . . . . Using the Materials of the Moment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 3 ALLWORKCANBEARTFUL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Billy and My Bonneville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Four Questions About Artfulness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Do I Care About the Work Itself? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 CONTENTS Can I Express Myself Through the Work? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Am I Committed to the Meaning of the Work? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Am I Tenacious Enough to Do the Work Well? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 4 viii WORK. REWARDS. AND JOY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Joy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37 Mystification and the Need for Approval . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 External Rewards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Celebrations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44 The Spaghetti Method of Organizational Redesign . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Commitment or Compliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48 When on Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 5 6 THE POKER GAME . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 ALL WORK IS SPIRITUAL WORK . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 "We Must Do It for Our Souls" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Spirit and Soul . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Participating and Nonparticipating Consciousness . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Centering Consciousness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Leaping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 The Tale of the Teddy Bear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 Genius and the Divine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 OWNING THE WORK PROCESS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 Art Is Doing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71 Surrender and the Illusion of Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 Measurement and Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 The Illusion That We Will Be "Taken Care Of" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 A New Covenant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .79 7 CONTENTS USE OF THE SELF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 The Wall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 Task, Process. and the Interior Life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 Consistent and Conscious Use of the Self . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86 Safety for the Whole Person . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87 Working with What Is . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 Herding a Bear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 The Work Creates the Artist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 Creating Me . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92 8 9 THE CENTERED ORGANIZATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 A Note of Apprehension . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96 Three Domains of Organization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96 Another Dimension of Organization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99 Welcoming Feeling and Spirit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 Characteristics of a Centered Organization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101 ARTFUL LEADERSHIP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105 "Leaders Don't Give a Damn About Any of This" . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106 Making Dreams Come True . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107 Concentration and Faith . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110 The Leader's Artistic Medium . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112 Practices for Artful Leaders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113 10 EPILOGUE-A CREDO FOR ARTFUL WORK . . . . . . . . 117 REFERENCES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121 INDEX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123 THE AUTHOR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128

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