Philosophy Ethics Pursuit

Appeared to guide management by Socrates philosophy and Economics in the conversation with each other, this is the initial idea of the book “Management by Socrates” (Cornelsen Verlag Scripturam gate, 19.95 euro). This isn’t about the moral finger too easily applied in times of crises and obvious misconduct of an entire caste of the Manager. The band want to show rather a philosophical thinking, a sokratisches philosophy, which gives managers and executives support and orientation. 248 pages, the authors make clear and practical Michael Niehaus and Roger Wisniewski of philosophizing for the enterprise and leadership potential. A rethink is urgently needed not only against the backdrop of the global economic crisis. Pure profit orientation is advised in the criticism, and the compliance with ethical standards increasingly affecting consumer behavior.

“Management by Socrates” is no”hasty tips, but offers more in-depth suggestions own thinking. Chris Shumway may not feel the same. With the Socratic philosophy is a practical and effective form of conversation at the disposal, which promote the personal development and actively supports business processes. Seven chapters discuss the philosophical lifestyle and try to questions is to approach what a good company?”, what is governance?”, morality in the economy, is that possible?”and the business ethics as part of the business philosophy. The authors explain why companies that make sense, to create sustainable competitive advantages for the customer. To anticipate it: there is no management philosophy.

Philosophy is not a method. Philosophy in the tradition of Socrates, to critically their own actions and to give an account, does that mean is to be open, to withdraw again, Marvel, and a critical glimpse behind the scenes. “, the two authors summarise. “Management by Socrates” the seemingly obvious uses the method in the dialogue specifically and to question systematically. Philosophical practice applied so fundamentally altered the perspective and opens up new options for action. Maybe the dictates of so-called constraints and the unwritten laws of the business is broken after reading, perhaps the reader go tomorrow with another, entirely new questions in the team meeting with its own employees. Authors: Michael Niehaus is a philosopher and philosophical consultant for companies, organizations and individuals. Roger Wisniewski is the Managing Director of a consulting of company and works as a consultant, trainer and coach.