Action Inquiry: The Secret of Timely and Transforming Leadership. William R. Torbert. Berrett-Koehler Publishers.

Action Inquiry: The Secret of Timely and Transforming Leadership Book Cover Action Inquiry: The Secret of Timely and Transforming Leadership
William R. Torbert
Berrett-Koehler Publishers
June 9, 2004
Paperback
300
9781576752647

“Action inquiry” is a fresh approach to learning leadership in the midst of action. This highly accessible process teaches us to exercise transforming power at key moments and more timely action in general. Bill Torbert and Associates lead you through more and more sophisticated “action-logics” – strategies for analzsing the world and reacting to it – until you are able to practice action inquiry continually. Speaking to everyone from new managers to CEOs to world leaders, real-life stories of leadership and organizational transformations show how action inquiry increases personal integrity, relational mutuality, company profitability, and long-term organizational and environmental sustainability.

Build Torbert is professor of management at the Carroll School of management at Boston College, former graduate dean and director of the Ph.D. Program in organizational transformation and a consultant to such organizations as Gillette, Pricewaterhouse-Coopers, Volvo, Lego, Pilgrim Healthcare, Danforth Foundation, and the National Security Agency. He is the author of numerous books, including Learning from Experience and Managing the Corporate Dream.