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ASTD Management Development Handbook: Innovation for Today's Managers by Lisa Haneberg

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Chapter 3

Irreverence as a Managerial Tool: What Managers Can Learn From Tina Fey, Martin Luther, and Bob Dylan

Michael Kroth, PhD

Editor’s Note

In this original chapter, Michael Kroth invites us to peek into his work and explore the use of irreverence as a managerial tool. Many years ago I heard management guru Tom Peters say that if we did not do something that could potentially get us fired at least once per week, we were not doing our jobs. Irreverence is the mojo fuel all managers need to make a difference. I love the suggestions that Michael shares here and admire the honest and informal approach he has taken to describe his model. It is ...

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