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O'Toole, James

Works: 80 works in 336 publications in 5 languages and 13,862 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Narrator, Other, Contributor, Illustrator
Classifications: HD6957.U6, 658.4
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by James O'Toole
Transparency : how leaders create a culture of candor by Warren G Bennis( )

20 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 1,670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work exposes the biggest challenge in leadership. The authors look at what conspires against 'a culture of candor' in organizations to create disastrous results, and suggest ways that leaders can achieve healthy and honest openness
Leadership A to Z : a guide for the appropriately ambitious by James O'Toole( )

9 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 1,378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Author James O'Toole invests each topic with humor and insight. His approach is light-hearted, his style wonderfully readable. But the lessons he delivers cut to the quick of effective leadership. A master of leadership education and coaching for nearly thirty years, O'Toole's advice stems from his own professional experiences, the experiences of the many outstanding leaders he has known, and research conducted by the world's top business scholars." "Primer, reference, and handbook all in one, Leadership A to Z is the ideal guide for individuals looking to quickly build or improve their leadership skills and for organizations looking to increase leadership capacity throughout their ranks. Think of it as a leadership coach in book form whose only learning prerequisite, as author O'Toole points out, is a disposition toward "appropriate" ambition. Book jacket."--Jacket
The new American workplace by James O'Toole( Book )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in English and held by 1,322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Redefines the state of the nation's workplace in the current generation, citing significant changes to such elements as the role of working women, the pervasiveness of outsourcing, and a meteoric rise in worker competitiveness
America at work : choices and challenges by Edward E Lawler( Book )

17 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 1,211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A companion to The new American workplace, which is co-published with the Society for Human Resource Management and the Center for Effective Organizations, this volume contains original articles on workplace issues in America today. Leading scholars in the fields of business, management, and human resources contribute groundbreaking research, highlighting the relevance of these issues for private and public policy
Vanguard management : redesigning the corporate future by James O'Toole( Book )

24 editions published between 1985 and 1988 in 4 languages and held by 956 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Work and the quality of life; resource papers for Work in America by James O'Toole( Book )

21 editions published between 1974 and 1977 in English and held by 855 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sequel to Work in America, the volume of resource papers provides additional data on issues concerning the relationships of work to health, education, and welfare. The report is a planning document which focuses on how the institution of work can be changed to improve the quality of life, to contribute to a more just society, and to strengthen public and private institutions. It is a holistic and humanistic approach which goes beyond job satisfaction. Sixteen leading researchers contribute their findings and perceptions to six main sections dealing with dissatisfaction in the work force, the problems of various demographic groups of workers, the relation between work and health, job redesign and enrichment, the relationship between education and work, and Federal strategies relating to work and welfare. Evidence of increasing numbers of American workers of diverse backgrounds becoming dissatisfied with the quality of their working lives points to the need for more options in job design, more flexible working arrangements, and freer access to and information about jobs. More understanding is needed of the relationship between work and education, without contorting the function of education so that it serves only marketing ends. (Ea)
Leading change : overcoming the ideology of comfort and the tyranny of custom by James O'Toole( Book )

8 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 847 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The executive's compass : business and the good society by James O'Toole( Book )

20 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Executive's Compass helps managers to make sense out of a rapidly changing world and deal more effectively with today's thorniest issues
Energy and social change by James O'Toole( Book )

11 editions published between 1976 and 1978 in English and held by 686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Work, learning, and the American future by James O'Toole( Book )

13 editions published between 1977 and 1991 in English and held by 682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Making America work : productivity and responsibility by James O'Toole( Book )

9 editions published between 1981 and 1985 in English and Chinese and held by 654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Watts and Woodstock; identity and culture in the United States and South Africa by James O'Toole( Book )

10 editions published between 1973 and 1982 in English and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Good business : exercising effective and ethical leadership by James O'Toole( Book )

11 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This illuminating and practical collection of essays addresses the increasingly important topics of corporate ethics, social responsibility, and sustainability in the context of effective global business strategies. Instead of condemning business, or exhorting corporate leaders to do good, the authors deal with the hot button issues of our time in a cool and rational manner, seeing them as opportunities rather than as problems. As the authors illustrate, there is no necessary trade-off between business leaders doing the right thing, on one hand, and the profitable thing, on the other. They demonstrate that ethics is not peripheral, or in addition to, the central concerns of business. To the contrary, ethics and good citizenship are at the heart of all good business strategies, decisions, and organizational cultures. These essays offer useful examples of how executives can create strategies and cultures that are, both and at the same time, ethical and effective--the essence of GOOD BUSINESS."--Cubierta
Leading change : the argument for values-based leadership by James O'Toole( Book )

5 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Current management philosophy advocates an outmoded Machiavellian approach to running organizations: Leaders are told in countless books that they can only accomplish their goals by being tough, manipulative, dictatorial, or paternalistic as the situation requires. In Leading Change, noted management theorist James O'Toole proposes a provocative new vision of leadership in the business world--a vision of leadership rooted in moral values and a consistent display of respect for all followers. As O'Toole brilliantly demonstrates, values-based leadership is not only fair and just, it is also highly effective in today's complex organizations. When leaders truly believe that their prime goal is the welfare of their followers, they get results. The finest leaders--from political giants like Washington, Jefferson, and Lincoln to contemporary CEOs like Max De Pree and James Houghton--have always shared leadership with their followers. They create organizations that encourage change and self-reevaluation; they foster an atmosphere of open-mindedness and fresh thinking, in which assumptions can be challenged and goals reassessed. Grounded in the ideas of moral philosophy, Leading Change powerfully transcends the standard how-to management primer to define a challenging new approach to leadership. As O'Toole so persuasively argues, growth and change are possible, indeed necessary, and they will be effected by individuals who have the stature and the courage to lead morally. This important book, at once thought-provoking and totally practical, is bound to take its place as one of the landmark business volumes of our times."--Publishers description
Working, changes and choices : a Courses by Newspaper reader( Book )

5 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Creating the good life : applying Aristotle's wisdom to find meaning and happiness by James O'Toole( Book )

7 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bridging philosophy and self-help, O'Toole's book shows how happiness ultimately is attainable no matter one's level of income, if one uses Aristotle's practical exercises to ask the right questions and to discipline oneself to pursue things that are "good for us." Professionals and business people in midlife are increasingly asking themselves, "what's next?" in their careers and personal lives. This book draws on the wisdom of the ages to help contemporary men and women plan for a satisfying, useful, moral, and meaningful second half of their lives
Tenure, three views by James O'Toole( Book )

2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The views of three educators on the subject of tenure are presented. In light of the widespread concern over an increasingly over-extended system of colleges and universities during a period of retrenchment, the issue of tenure provides fuel for much debate. Arguments for and against tenure are presented in an effort to better serve the interests of academic quality. In "a Conscientious Objection," James O'Toole views tenure as a self-defeating institution that distorts the purposes and processes of the academic system. He views tenure as harmful to the people who depend on it since it discourages growth, is inimical to academic freedom, discourages radical innovation and risk-taking, limits mobility, and may work to the advantage of administrators in bargaining with professors. William W. Van Alstyne ("a Conscientious Objective") disagrees with O'Toole and suggests that tenure must be understood as a system of reliable, procedural requirements insuring protection against summary, unilateral, unexplained, and unreviewable nonrenewal of a faculty contract. In the final article, "Tenure and the Academic Future," Richard Chait discusses the future of tenure and how it can be most effectively administered. Chait suggests that the proliferation of tenure throughout most major colleges and universities will insure its survival. Although it has been modified and alternatives suggested (unions and contracts), tenure is viewed as an academic tradition that will be difficult to eliminate. (Sf)
Corporate stewardship : achieving sustainable effectiveness by Susan Albers Mohrman( )

7 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Stewardship entails a profound understanding and acceptance of the challenges that result from the organization's interdependence with the societal and ecological contexts in which it operates--and of what it takes to embrace the challenges to be a force for building a viable future. This book dares to ask 'why' business leaders should embrace stewardship in the current market where profit reigns supreme. A shift in approach represents fundamental change for the corporate world, and even the most advanced corporations consider themselves to be in the starting block of this transition. The book sets out the practical ways in which corporate stewardship can be achieved through embedding new approaches across the different functions of a business.This book, written by the leading thinkers in sustainability research, provides practical guidance on how companies can resolve the paradoxical challenges they face. How can they be at the same time profitable and responsible, effective and ethical, sustainable and adaptable? It explores what businesses are doing, what they can and should do to effectively respond to external challenges, and focuses on how leaders can create cultures, strategies, and designs far beyond "business as usual".Stewards must not only make proper current use of that which they hold in trust, they also must leave it in better condition for use by future generations. Corporate Stewardship challenges managers, executives, and directors of global corporations to think and act as stewards of both their organizations and the physical and social environments in which they operate. "--Provided by publisher
Leadership A to Z : a guide for the appropriately ambitious by James O'Toole( )

8 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leadership A to Z is the ideal guide for individuals looking to quickly build or improve their leadership skills and for organizations looking to increase leadership capacity throughout their ranks
The reserve army of the underemployed by James O'Toole( Book )

4 editions published between 1974 and 1977 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The new American workplace
Alternative Names
O'Toole, J. 1945-

O'Toole, James

OʼToole , James Joseph

オトゥール, J


Leadership A to Z : a guide for the appropriately ambitiousThe new American workplaceAmerica at work : choices and challengesLeading change : overcoming the ideology of comfort and the tyranny of customThe executive's compass : business and the good societyEnergy and social changeGood business : exercising effective and ethical leadershipLeading change : the argument for values-based leadership