This is an important and long overdue contribution to management literature; one to which every MBA student should be exposed. In resurrecting and organizing the profound insights of Mary Parker Follett, the editors have reconnected us with a pioneering thought leader whose voice has been lost or subdued for way too long. Careful reading will demonstrate the gift the editors have provided in revealing the root ideas behind much of today’s post-modern approaches to managing and organizing human behavior.
Ronald Fry, PhD., Professor of Organizational Behaviour, Case Western Reserve University
In an era supercharged by social media where surface level understanding is all that is often visible, this collection by François Héon, Albie Davis, Jennifer Jones-Patulli and Sébastien Damart stands out for its depth, message, simplicity, and impact. I find their work highly appealing in celebrating the forgotten work of one the most original organizational theorists.
Tojo Thatchenkery, PhD., Professor and Director, Organization Development & Knowledge Management George Mason University
This revival of Mary Parker Follett’s thought is perfectly timed for the challenges of 21st Century leadership. Her emphasis on experiential learning, team work, collaborative problem-solving and conflict resolution are more important than ever for today’s dynamic, changing organizations.
David A. Kolb, PhD., Professor Emeritus of Organizational Behavior, Experience Based Learning Systems, Inc.