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Editorial

ByWojciech W. Gasparski

This introduction presents an overview of the key concepts discussed in the subsequent chapters of this book. The book provides the prediction and the hope of the author of Action Learning: New Techniques for Management. It discusses basic concepts related to Action Learning characterizing it as applied praxiology. The book examines different implementations of Action Learning. Action Learning or learning by action in relation to environmental movement is overviewed by Piotr Glinski, a sociologist. A manager lives under the constant assault of events; some of these may have no observable effect upon him, some a temporary effect, some an effect that is permanent, or even regenerative. Managers different widely in their predisposing states of minds towards new experiences of this kind; the power of creativity or of inventiveness seems to be born of the alternatives to notice, and of the curiosity to analyze, unusual events occurring in one's real world.