Chapter 11

Context: Right Time, Place, and Methods

Question: Do I manifest a distinctive management style, and am I able to adapt my style and approach in order to fit the conditions in which I am operating?

Mother, no, do not cry,Queen of heaven most chasteHelp me always.Hail Mary.

“Helena Wanda Blazusiakówna” fromThird Symphony, Henryk Górecki

A recurring question in the arts is whether nonaesthetic properties—those things outside the object—have any bearing on our attitudes toward the object itself. For example, would knowing that the quote provided at the start of the chapter from Górecki’s chillingly beautiful Third Symphony, or Symphony of Sorrowful Songs, was lifted off the wall of a Gestapo prison make a difference in your assessment ...

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