Good to Great

Why Some Companies Make the Leap ... and Others Don't
Author: James Charles Collins
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 0712676090
Category: Business
Page: 300
View: 4204
Can a good company become a great one and, if so, how? After a five-year research project, Collins concludes that good to great can and does happen. In this book, he uncovers the underlying variables that enable any type of organization to make the leap from good to great while other organizations remain only good. Rigorously supported by evidence, his findings are surprising - at times even shocking - to the modern mind. Good to Great achieves a rare distinction: a management book full of vital ideas that reads as well as a fast-paced novel.


Author: Henry Mintzberg
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
ISBN: 1576758958
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 306
View: 8989
Henry Mintzberg first became a star with his 1973 classic book, The Nature of Managerial Work, which overturned many standard views of what managers do and how they do it. Since then, Mintzberg has written many other important and bestselling books, such as The Rise and Fall of Strategic Planning and Managers Not MBAs. In this new book Mintzberg provides the most comprehensive, most authoritative, and most revealing examination of managing yet written. He updates his pathbreaking and influential findings in The Nature of Managerial Work, comprehensively analyzes research on managing over th.


Author: Peter Drucker
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136006893
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 576
View: 8094
In this classic text, Peter Drucker studies how modern-day managers, whether in business or public service, can perform effectively. He takes an international view, exploring management problems in Great Britain, Western Europe, Japan, and Latin America, and suggests how these problems can be tackled. The interactions between manager, the institution and the social and cultural environment are penetratingly examined, and the book is enhanced by telling examples from a wide spectrum of experience. The essence of management is performance. And it is the management and managers of our institutions - business and government, educational and multinational - that will determine our future. The purpose of this landmark study is to prepare today's and tomorrow's managers for their tasks and responsibilities and to enable them to meet the formidable challenge ahead.

What Management Is

How it works and why it's everyone's business
Author: Joan Magretta
Publisher: Profile Books
ISBN: 184765682X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 321
View: 9012
A book about management, described by guru Peter Drucker as 'a first rate as an introduction for the non-manager and especially for the beginner, but equally excellent as a rounded, complete, and comprehensive `refresher course' for the most experienced executive.' Both a beginner's guide and a bible for one of the greatest social innovations of modern times: the discipline of management. Leading business editor Joan Magretta distils the wisdom of a bewildering sea of books and articles into one simple, clear volume, explaining both the logic of successful organisations and how that logic is embodied in practice by management. Newcomers will find the basics demystified. More experienced managers will recognise a store of useful wisdom and a framework for improving their own performance. In general, the book defines a common standard of managerial literacy that will help all of us to lead more effectively.

Sport Business Management in Aotearoa/New Zealand

Author: Sarah Leberman
Publisher: Cengage Learning Australia
ISBN: 9780170128964
Category: Sports
Page: 447
View: 8272
Sport Business Management in Aotearoa/New Zealand provides comprehensive and up-to-date coverage of the basic principles and practice of management and their application to the business of sport. By combining key management concepts with practical applications, this book provides students of sport management with a clear understanding of sport within the New Zealand context. This second edition includes new chapters focussing on Ma-ori sport and its management; sport in the global market place; strategic alliances; sport and the law; and facility management. Other chapters have been either updated or rewritten to reflect the current sporting environment in Aotearoa/New Zealand. The chapters in Sport Business Management in Aotearoa/New Zealand have been written in such a way that they can be read independently from each other, and as such the book does not need to be read in order. However, the book has been organised to follow a logical flow: Section One - provides an understanding of the context within which sport management operates in Aotearoa/New Zealand; Section Two - focuses on key management themes as applied to sport; Section Three - considers the business of managing sport and, as such, contains chapters with more practical applications. Sport Business Management in Aotearoa/New Zealand is a useful resource for students, practitioners, volunteers and those who have an interest in the administration and management of sport. Sarah Leberman is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Management at Massey University in Palmerston North. Chris Collins is the CEO of the Eastern Institute of Technology in Napier. Linda Trenberth is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Management at Birkbeck College in London.

Controversies in Management

Issues, Debates, Answers
Author: Alan Berkeley Thomas
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415269001
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 260
View: 4469
As managerial roles diversify, the phenomenon of management becomes increasingly puzzling. Demand for formal management training, theories and qualifications has increased, yet our ability to think critically about management has diminished. At a time of organizational and environmental turbulence, the question of effective management is more complex than ever. Unpicking the puzzles faced by both the manager and the student of management, this introductory guide explores the major issues of management, organization and knowledge, asking questions of our 'guru' culture and raising debates on so-called expert thinking. Written from the viewpoint that the most effective managers are those that can think for themselves and put aside the advice of the management 'guru', it is a topical, challenging and thought-provoking study. Thoroughly revised and reorganized, this second edition features two completely new chapters that cover gender issues in management, debates on globalization, post-modernity and the future of management. Designed to bring readers into the debate, rather than simply providing a framework of answers, this new edition also includes an orientation questionnaire, discussion questions for each area covered and further reading suggestions.


Author: Ricky W. Griffin
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1133708838
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 720
View: 4701
Introduce today's students to management and highlight the power of innovation in the workplace with Griffin's MANAGEMENT, 11E. This dynamic book, known for its cutting edge research and memorable examples, takes a functional approach to the process of management with a focus on active planning, leading, organizing and controlling. This book's exceptionally reader-friendly approach examines today's emerging management topics, from the impact of technology and importance of a green business environment to ethical challenges and the need to adapt in changing times. This latest edition builds on proven success to help your students strengthen their management skills with an effective balance of theory and practice. Numerous new and popular cases and learning features highlight the challenges facing today's managers. Hundreds of well-researched contemporary examples, from the large Wegmans to the innovative, vividly demonstrate the importance of strong management to any type of organization. Leading Aplia online student engagement tools and CengageNOW for MANAGEMENT course solutions provide integrated multimedia resources to draw students into your course and further ensure interaction and comprehension. CourseMate online resources and a complete eBook offer additional concept support to help you prepare your students for management and business career success. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.


Author: Richard Daft
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 0538479531
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 704
View: 6230
Readers discover the confidence to manage and develop the ability to lead with innovative solutions in today’s rapidly changing business environment with Daft’s marketing-leading MANAGEMENT, 10E. Daft explores the emerging themes and management issues most important for managers in businesses today. Future and current managers learn to look beyond traditional techniques and ideas to tap into a full breadth of management skills. With the best in proven management and new competencies that harness creativity, D.A.F.T. defines Management. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Krishna's Principles of Management

Author: N.A
Publisher: Krishna Prakashan Media
ISBN: 9788182830516
Page: N.A
View: 8633

A Handbook of Management and Leadership

A Guide to Managing for Results
Author: Michael Armstrong,Tina Stephens
Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers
ISBN: 9780749443443
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 242
View: 5678
The Handbook of Management and Leadership provides guidance on the processes of management and leadership with particular reference to what managers and aspiring managers need to know about the skills of management and approaches to effective leadership. The book also deals with three other important areas of management: change management, continuous improvement and the achievement of high levels of customer service. The book is aligned to the professional standards of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) for Managing for Results which is one of the main sections of the Leadership and Management set of standards. It therefore provides a complete presentation of all that students need to know to pass that examination, which is an essential portal to chartered membership of the CIPD. It also deals with the subject areas covered by the Management Standards Centre.

Personnel Management

Author: Monappa
Publisher: Tata McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN: 9780074622643
Page: 428
View: 410
For students of commerce and management, this text takes a closer look at personnel management and human resources.

The New Era of Management

Author: Richard L. Daft
Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA
ISBN: 9780324537772
Category: Industrial management
Page: 815
View: 7913
Discover true innovation in management today - within the pages and throughout the technology-driven package accompanying the latest edition of this market-leading text. Respected author Richard Daft helps you build better managers for today and tomorrow with the latest managerial theories based on established research, engaging contemporary applications, and a wealth of cutting-edge exercises and examples. Students develop a strong managerial foundation, organized around the four functions of management and supported by a seamless blend of theory and applications within the pages of each chapter. Unique photo essays, challenging cases, and topics not typically found in other management texts help students build the innovative skills to manage successfully throughout turbulent times in business today.Fresh management ideas and the best practices blend with traditional theory as this book - recognized for its quality and trusted for its strong content - once again puts management into practice with proven exercises and learning features that support the book's research orientation and tightly connect concepts. A complete supplement package helps ensure your students reach their full management potential with an all-new video package featuring Hollywood film scenes that demonstrate management principles in action. The innovative new ThomsonNOW⢠online course management and learning system saves time in assigning homework and grading, while offering personalized learning paths to ensure your students develop the management skills they need for success today and tomorrow.

High Output Management

Author: Andrew S. Grove
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 110197236X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 272
View: 5317
The essential skill of creating and maintaining new businesses—the art of the entrepreneur—can be summed up in a single word: managing. In High Output Management, Andrew S. Grove, former chairman and CEO (and employee number three) of Intel, shares his perspective on how to build and run a company. Born of Grove’s experiences at one of America’s leading technology companies, this legendary management book is a Silicon Valley staple, equally appropriate for sales managers, accountants, consultants, and teachers, as well as CEOs and startup founders. Grove covers techniques for creating highly productive teams, demonstrating methods of motivation that lead to peak performance—throughout, High Output Management is a practical handbook for navigating real-life business scenarios and a powerful management manifesto with the ability to revolutionize the way we work. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Management and Leadership for Nurse Managers

Author: Russell C. Swansburg
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 9780867207347
Category: Medical
Page: 680
View: 7956
This edition of the highly acclaimed Management and Leadership for Nurse Managers offers theoretical and practical perspectives on the major management functions as they are practiced in today's organizations. The author introduces current and future nurse managers to the challenges of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling. The most recent research on management theory is incorporated throughout the book in the context of its practical application. New coverage includes total quality management, pay-for-performance, the rising temporary workforce, and downsizing.

Leadership Handbook of Management and Administration

Author: James D. Berkley
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 0801068142
Category: Religion
Page: 560
View: 5814
This revised and expanded edition of a proven ministry resource contains new contributions from Leith Anderson, Rick Warren, Brian McLaren, Luis Palau, John Ortberg, Aubrey Malphurs, and many others.

Principles of Management

A Modern Approach
Author: P. K. Saxena
Publisher: Global India Publications
ISBN: 9788190794152
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 303
View: 7558
Management is often included as a factor of production along with machines, materials,and money.According to the management guru Peter Drucker,the basic task of a management is twofold: marketing and innovation. As a discipline, management comprises the interlocking functions of formulating corporate policy and organizing,planning,controlling, and directing the firm's resources to achieve the policy's objectives.The size of management can range from one person in a small firm to hundreds or thousands of managers in multinational companies.The present book is written in keeping all the important aspects of management in mind.Principles of management give students an insight of what the management is all about. The language has been kept simple and easy to understand which students will find very useful.


Text and Cases
Author: V.S.P. Rao,V Hari Krishna
Publisher: Excel Books India
ISBN: 9788174463173
Page: 966
View: 9576
The book abounds in meritorious features (such as tables, charts, illustrations, skill building exercises, cases, games, incidents) which set it apart from other books on management. The topics have been presented in a simple, concise and interesting manner. Every attempt has been made to maintain easy readability and quick comprehension. Contemporary examples, personality profiles, corporate experiences have been provided at relevant places to enrich the contents further. The book is primarily meant for students pursuing advanced courses in management such as MBA, PGDBA, M.Com, IAS, B.Com (Hons) and BBA.

The Skills of Management

Author: W. David Rees,Christine Porter
Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA
ISBN: 9781861525505
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 400
View: 4100
Starting with the transition to a managerial role, this book deals with management skills. They are discussed alongside the key themes of time management and the need for identification of objectives and diagnosis of problems before action.

The Practice of Management

Author: Peter Drucker
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136356215
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 368
View: 3330
This classic volume achieves a remarkable width of appeal without sacrificing scientific accuracy or depth of analysis. It is a valuable contribution to the study of business efficiency which should be read by anyone wanting information about the developments and place of management, and it is as relevant today as when it was first written. This is a practical book, written out of many years of experience in working with managements of small, medium and large corporations. It aims to be a management guide, enabling readers to examine their own work and performance, to diagnose their weaknesses and to improve their own effectiveness as well as the results of the enterprise they are responsible for.

Introduction to Management

Author: John R. Schermerhorn
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470646241
Category: Management
Page: 640
View: 5747
Completely updated and revised, this eleventh edition arms managers with the business tools they’ll need to succeed. The text presents managerial concepts and theory related to the fundamentals of planning, leading, organising, and controlling with a strong emphasis on application. It offers new information on the changing nature of communication through technology. Focus is also placed on ethics to reflect the importance of this topic, especially with the current economic situation. This includes all new ethics boxes throughout the chapters. An updated discussion on the numerous legal law changes over the last few years is included as well. Managers will be able to think critically and make sound decisions using this text because the concepts are backed by many applications, exercises, and cases.