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Flawed Advice and the Management Trap: How Managers Can Know When They're Getting Good Advice and When They're Not

Chris Argyris

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195132861
eISBN:
9780199848645
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195132861.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management

People and organizations continually strive to achieve effective action. But they do not have to do so in isolation. Available to them, especially on non-routine issues of great importance, is a ... More


Chaucerian Conflict: Languages of Antagonism in Late Fourteenth-Century London

Marion Turner

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199207893
eISBN:
9780191709142
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207893.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This book explores the textual environment of London in the 1380s and 1390s, revealing a language of betrayal, surveillance, slander, treason, rebellion, flawed idealism, and corrupted compaignyes. ... More


When Good People Do Bad Things

George Sher

in In Praise of Blame

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195187427
eISBN:
9780199786596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195187423.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter examines the Humean thesis that agents can only be blamed for their bad acts insofar as those acts are manifestations of defects in their characters. Several versions of this thesis are ... More


 Saul: Three Anointings, Two Wrongdoings, One Good Son Between: Patterns 1 and 2

Paul Borgman

in David, Saul, and God: Rediscovering an Ancient Story

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195331608
eISBN:
9780199868001
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331608.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Israel's second king, David, will commit what looks like far greater wrong than anything done by God's first choice, King Saul. But David proves much the superior leader. Why might God have given up ... More


Contamination: Transgenes in Mexican Corn?

C. Neal Stewart

in Genetically Modified Planet: Environmental Impacts of Genetically Engineered Plants

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195157451
eISBN:
9780199790388
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195157451.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Biotechnology

In 2001, a group of researchers at the University of California-Berkeley published a report claiming that transgenes had moved from commercial corn to landrace corn in Oaxaca, Mexico. Transgenic corn ... More


Intelligent or Non-Intelligent Design?

John C. Avise

in Inside the Human Genome: A Case for Non-Intelligent Design

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195393439
eISBN:
9780199775415
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393439.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter recapitulates evidence for rampant imperfection in the molecular architecture and operation of human genomes. Inherent structural flaws as well as mutational glitches combine to produce ... More


Rubinstein's “Magnificent Faultiness”

R. Allen Lott

in From Paris to Peoria: How European Piano Virtuosos Brought Classical Music to the American Heartland

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195148831
eISBN:
9780199869695
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195148831.003.0015
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Although Anton Rubinstein's performances were generally praised, there were occasional comments that he had technical flaws and memory lapses, partly attributable to his greater commitment to ... More


The Monarch

Yuri Pines

in The Everlasting Empire: The Political Culture of Ancient China and Its Imperial Legacy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691134956
eISBN:
9781400842278
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691134956.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter describes the Chinese emperorship, which was a curious construction that combined the principle of the monarch's limitless power with multifarious attempts to prevent this power from ... More


The Atheistic Answer: Abandoning the Quest

James L. Crenshaw

in Defending God: Biblical Responses to the Problem of Evil

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195140026
eISBN:
9780199835607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195140028.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The simplest response to the problem of evil is to deny that God exists and therefore to view evil as a matter of chance, like everything else. Two biblical psalms, 10 and 14 (which has an almost ... More


A Demon at Work: Letting Benevolence Slip

James L. Crenshaw

in Defending God: Biblical Responses to the Problem of Evil

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195140026
eISBN:
9780199835607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195140028.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Rather than defining God as essentially good, one can attribute a flawed character to the supreme being. Two biblical stories reflect this approach to theodicy, describing YHWH, the special name for ... More


Fixing the Facts: National Security and the Politics of Intelligence

Joshua Rovner

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801448294
eISBN:
9780801463136
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801448294.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

What is the role of intelligence agencies in strategy and policy? How do policymakers use (or misuse) intelligence estimates? When do intelligence–policy relations work best? How do ... More


Why Flawed Advice Persists

Chris Argyris

in Flawed Advice and the Management Trap: How Managers Can Know When They're Getting Good Advice and When They're Not

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195132861
eISBN:
9780199848645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195132861.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management

This chapter presents a theory of action that attempts to explain why gaps and inconsistencies exist as long as their basic causes are not corrected in such a way that the corrections persist. People ... More


Perfect Information and Imperfect Markets

Mia de Kuijper

in Profit Power Economics: A New Competitive Strategy for Creating Sustainable Wealth

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195171631
eISBN:
9780199871353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171631.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

The second face of transparency, namely the inevitable trend toward the rise in the interdependence of decision making that comes with perfect information, is causing old economic models to fail. ... More


Narrative Criticism

John Ashton

in Studying John: Approaches to the Fourth Gospel

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198269793
eISBN:
9780191683817
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269793.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter calls into question the value of narrative criticism in a number of ways. First, it systematically ignores the strong likelihood that the text of the Fourth Gospel, like that of the ... More


The Democracy Falters

Thomas N. Mitchell

in Democracy's Beginning: The Athenian Story

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300215038
eISBN:
9780300217353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300215038.003.0006
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter shows the negative side of demotic rule, especially when driven by overconfidence and hegemonic ambition, and guided by leaders who, in differing degrees, were intent on imperial ... More


Introduction: Chaucerian Conflict

MARION TURNER

in Chaucerian Conflict: Languages of Antagonism in Late Fourteenth-Century London

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199207893
eISBN:
9780191709142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207893.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This book is about discourse and the textual environment of London in the 1380s and 1390s: it is about the language of betrayal, surveillance, slander, treason, rebellion, flawed idealism, and ... More


Ending the story

Deborah Chester

in The Fantasy Fiction Formula

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781784992880
eISBN:
9781526104199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784992880.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

A story climax should deliver a finale that is psychologically fulfilling, dramatically thrilling, and emotionally satisfying. This conclusion should bring all the conflict to a showdown, tie off any ... More


Why Climate-Change Skeptics Are Wrong

Kristin Shrader-Frechette

in What Will Work: Fighting Climate Change with Renewable Energy, Not Nuclear Power

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199794638
eISBN:
9780199919277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794638.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Chapter 1 begins by stressing the severity of climate change (CC) and showing how, contrary to popular belief, atomic energy is not a viable solution to ... More


Big trouble at a birthday party

Roger W. Shuy

in The Language of Sexual Misconduct Cases

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199926961
eISBN:
9780199980505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199926961.003.0019
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter discusses a case where a drunken teenage girl was sexually molested by her stepfather. It considers that the police interview of the stepfather was classically flawed, because not only ... More


Picking Up the Reins

Jill Kamil

in Labib Habachi: The Life and Legacy of an Egyptologist

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774160615
eISBN:
9781617970184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774160615.003.0012
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Labib Habachi lived in two worlds. Habachi marveled as evidence came to light of an ancient town that developed on a mound south of a lake, which provided a harbor through a channel from the Pelusiac ... More


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