The Creative Power: Transforming Ourselves, Our Organizations, and Our World. William E. Smith. Routledge.

The Creative Power: Transforming Ourselves, Our Organizations, and Our World Book Cover The Creative Power: Transforming Ourselves, Our Organizations, and Our World
William E. Smith
Routledge
November 15, 2008
Paperback
376
9780203888780

Theorist and consultant William E. Smith presents a new philosophical lens for helping you to see the advantages of a more holistic approach to improving organizations. This breakthrough book:

  • Introduces the AIC (appreciation, influence, control) philosophy, model, and process of purpose-power relationships as a next step in the evolution of organization and systems theory
  • Traces the roots of the AIC model from philosophy, theology, and science; its evolution in organizational theory; and indicates its actual and potential contribution to organizational practice
  • Translates the model into a transformative, strategic organizing process that can be used to organize at any level, in a way that will ensure the achievement of higher levels of purpose

William E. Smith, Ph.D., is a Director of Organizing for Development, an International Institute (ODII).