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Simply as a superb musician has a sense for rhythm and an athlete has a sense for the sport, so a very good businessperson has a well-developed company feel. How can we increase this feeling? How does a superb company feel increase our enterprise judgment, our skill to belief our instinct, imagine on our ft, make and execute judgements? those and different questions may be spoke back by means of interpreting the existence reports of CEO's who're well-known for excellence of their believe for the enterprise. The enterprise experience of, among others, Jack Welch, Andrew Grove, and Ricardo Semler can be explored.

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It was a personal or existential transformation, one that stopped them in their tracks, often gave rise to experiences of self-doubt, anxiety and depression. It was their feelings experienced in disruption that allowed them to think about their perspectives on leadership and organisations in new ways. As we shall see, this will have significant implications for management education. None of them rejected the role of rationality in management but began to see rationality in a broader context. They learnt to situate rationality in the context of business feel or what I am calling existential attunement.

So it is with our theory of the business. We are so familiar with it that it is only by abandoning it that we begin to see it again. Interestingly, the process of making explicit through abandoning our theory also underpins re-engineering perspectives on organisations. Reengineering is a process of questioning the traditional assumptions underpinning the process of work as a basis of opening up new ways of working. It believes that in order to work in new ways we need to be able to think about work in new ways, that is we need to change our assumptions about work.

These visions tend to be formed through their own experience and reflect their own voice rather than being mimicked or copied from another source. They tend to be independently minded, thinking for themselves. Very often their thinking emerges out of a questioning of conventional ways of doing things and opens up new or alternative ways of doing things. Unlike scholarly or academic philosophers, however, their philosophies are not expressed in the form of a treatise or written document but are expressed in the creation and sustaining of a way of life, a way of doing things.

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