Leadership

Enhancing the Lessons of Experience

Author: Richard L. Hughes,Robert C. Ginnett,Gordon J. Curphy

Publisher: McGraw-Hill

ISBN: 9780071263597

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 704

View: 3939

Leadership: Enhancing the Lessons of Experience, 6/e consists of 13 chapters and three leadership skills sections integrated into the text. Authors Hughes, Ginnett, and Curphy draw upon three different types of literature—empirical studies; interesting anecdotes, stories and findings; and leadership skills—to create a text that is personally relevant, interesting, and scholarly. The authors’ unique quest for a careful balancing act of leadership materials helps students apply theory and research to their real-life experiences. The Sixth Edition has been thoroughly updated in virtually every chapter.

Leadership

Enhancing the Lessons of Experience

Author: Richard Hughes

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education

ISBN: 0077760611

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 768

View: 7969

Leadership: Enhancing the Lessons of Experience, 8e consists of 16 chapters, four of which cover specific leadership skills and qualities covered in each of the book's four sections. Hughes, Ginnett, and Curphy draw upon three different types of literature - empirical studies; interesting anecdotes, stories and findings; and leadership skills - to create a text that is personally relevant, interesting, and scholarly. The authors' unique quest for a careful balancing act of leadership materials helps students apply theory and research to their real - life experiences. The Eighth Edition has been thoroughly updated in virtually every chapter.

Human Resource Management and Change

A Practising Manager's Guide

Author: Lanny Entrekin,Brenda D. Scott-Ladd

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135926298

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 214

View: 3339

This exciting new book has grown from a need to provide practical advice to managers who deal with contemporary human resource and change issues. A crucial role of a manager is to respond in the best interests of the organisation and at the same time retain talent. Skill shortages and ageing populations in developed economies and the need for emerging economies to develop their workforce coincide to present managers with unique challenges. Human Resource Management and Change: A practising managers guide offers a timely overview of recent environmental and economic changes as depicted by the DELTA forces of change. These include demographic, environmental, legal, technical and attitudinal changes that are in part the product of globalization, and the Global Financial Crisis (GFC). The fundamental strategies for managing change and implementing human resource practices are clearly explained. End of chapter study guides further explain the topics of the chapters by providing case studies and review and discussion questions as well as further reading. The text reflects the everyday challenge managers face in a turbulent environment and focuses on providing practical guidelines to managers who may not have higher academic qualifications to help them manage people and change.

Human Resource Development

Author: Jon M. Werner,Randy L. DeSimone

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0538480998

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 688

View: 5595

This comprehensive text covers the entire field of human resource development, from orientation and skills training, to career and organizational development. It shows how concepts and theory have been put into practice in a variety of organizations. This sixth edition of HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT reflects the current state of the field, blending real-world practices and up-to-date research. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Operations and Process Management

Author: Nigel Slack,Alistair Brandon-Jones,Robert Johnston,Alan Betts

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781292017846

Category: Business logistics

Page: 576

View: 5640

Written by best-selling authors in their field, the Fourth Edition of Operations and Process Management inspires a critical and applied mastery of the core principles and process which are fundamental to successfully managing business operations. Approaching the subject from a managerial perspective, this brand new text provides clear and concise coverage of the nature, principles, and practice of operations and process management.

Global Marketing

Contemporary Theory, Practice, and Cases

Author: Ilan Alon,Eugene Jaffe,Christiane Prange,Donata Vianelli

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317613511

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 726

View: 513

Global Marketing provides students with a truly international treatment of the key principles that every marketing manager should grasp. International markets present different challenges that require a marketer to think strategically, and apply tools and techniques creatively in order to respond decisively in a fiercely competitive environment. Alon et al. provide students with everything they need to rise to the challenge: Coverage of small and medium enterprises, as well as multinational corporations, where much of the growth in international trade and global marketing has occurred. A shift toward greater consideration of services marketing as more companies move away from manufacturing. A focus on emerging markets to equip students with the skills necessary to take advantage of the opportunities that these rapidly growing regions present. Chapters on social media, innovation, and technology teach students how to incorporate these new tools into their marketing strategy. New material on sustainability, ethics, and corporate social responsibility; key values for any modern business. Short cases and examples throughout the text show students how these principles and techniques are applied in the real world. Longer cases provide instructors and students with rich content for deeper analysis and discussion. Covering key topics not found in competing books, Global Marketing will equip students with the knowledge and confidence they need to become leading marketing managers. A companion website features an instructor’s manual with test questions, as well as additional exercises and examples for in-class use.

Service Operations Management

Author: Robert Johnston,Graham Clark,Michael Shulver

Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed

ISBN: 0273740490

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 488

View: 667

This international market-leading book, aimed at both students and practising managers, provides a comprehensive and balanced introduction to service operations management. Building on the basic principles of operations management, the authors examine the operations decisions that managers face in controlling their resources and delivering services to their customers.

HBR's 10 Must Reads on Innovation (with featured article ÒThe Discipline of Innovation,Ó by Peter F. Drucker)

Author: Harvard Business Review

Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press

ISBN: 1422189856

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 192

View: 7627

NEW from the bestselling HBR’s 10 Must Reads series. To innovate profitably, you need more than just creativity. Do you have what it takes? If you read nothing else on inspiring and executing innovation, read these 10 articles. We’ve combed through hundreds of articles in the Harvard Business Review archive and selected the most important ones to help you innovate effectively. Leading experts such as Clayton Christensen, Peter Drucker, and Rosabeth Moss Kanter provide the insights and advice you need to: • Decide which ideas are worth pursuing • Innovate through the front lines—not just from the top • Adapt innovations from the developing world to wealthier markets • Tweak new ventures along the way using discovery-driven planning • Tailor your efforts to meet customers’ most pressing needs • Avoid classic pitfalls such as stifling innovation with rigid processes Looking for more Must Read articles from Harvard Business Review? Check out these titles in the popular series: HBR’s 10 Must Reads: The Essentials HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Communication HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Collaboration HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Leadership HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Making Smart Decisions HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Managing Yourself HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Strategic Marketing HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Teams

Exploring Leadership

For College Students Who Want to Make a Difference

Author: Susan R. Komives,Nance Lucas,Timothy R. McMahon

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118417488

Category: Education

Page: 608

View: 1163

Note from the publisher: Each copy of Exploring Leadership, Third Edition comes with an access code so students can take the Clifton StrengthsFinder, a 30-minute online assessment which has helped more than eight million people around the world discover their talents. After they take the self-assessment, they'll receive a customized report that lists their top five talent themes, along with action items for development and suggestions about how they can use their talents to achieve academic, career, and personal success. In the book, the authors discuss the importance of understanding oneself, and how using the StrengthsFinder assessment will help one do so. (E-book customers must prove they have purchased the book to obtain their StrengthsFinder access code from Wiley Customer Service. If you rent or purchase a used book, the access code may have been redeemed previously and will no longer work.) This third edition is a thoroughly revised and updated version of the bestselling text for undergraduate leadership courses. This book is designed for college students to help them understand that they are capable of being effective leaders and guide them in developing their leadership potential. The Relational Leadership Model (RLM) continues as the major focus in this edition, and the book includes stronger connections between the RLM dimensions and related concepts, as well as visual applications of the model. The third edition includes new student vignettes that demonstrate how the major concepts and theories can be applied. It also contains new material on social justice, conflict management, positive psychology, appreciative inquiry, emotional intelligence, and new self-assessment and reflection questionnaires. For those focused on the practice of leadership development, the third edition is part of a complete set that includes a Student Workbook, a Facilitation and Activity Guide for educators, and free downloadable instructional PowerPoint® slides. The Workbook is a student-focused companion to the book and the Facilitation and Activity Guide is designed for use by program leaders and educators.

Shared Leadership

Reframing the Hows and Whys of Leadership

Author: Craig L Pearce,Jay A. Conger

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1452276765

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 344

View: 1797

Shared Leadership: Reframing the Hows and Whys of Leadership brings together the foremost thinkers on the subject and is the first book of its kind to address the conceptual, methodological, and practical issues for shared leadership. Its aim is to advance understanding along many dimensions of the shared leadership phenomenon: its dynamics, moderators, appropriate settings, facilitating factors, contingencies, measurement, practice implications, and directions for the future. The volume provides a realistic and practical discussion of the benefits, as well as the risks and problems, associated with shared leadership. It will serve as an indispensable guide for researchers and practicing managers in identifying where and when shared leadership may be appropriate for organizations and teams.

The Myth of Leadership

Creating Leaderless Organizations

Author: Jeffrey Nielsen

Publisher: Nicholas Brealey

ISBN: 0891063269

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

View: 2650

Nielsen presents the "peer-based" organization, which uses rotating peer leadership councils and cross-functional task forces to manage the organization's work

Leading Change in Multiple Contexts

Concepts and Practices in Organizational, Community, Political, Social, and Global Change Settings

Author: Gill Robinson Hickman

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1452276781

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

View: 9702

The first book to bring together both leadership and change theories, concepts, and processes, Leading Change in Multiple Contexts uses a consistent framework and the latest research to help readers understand and apply the concepts and practices of leading change. Key Features Brings together leadership and change concepts and practices in five distinct contexts—organizational, community, political, social change, and global Draws from a wide range of classic and recent scholarship from multiple disciplines Includes the perspectives of change and leadership experts Offers real-life vignettes that provide examples of leading change in every context Provides readers with application and reflection exercises that allow them to apply leadership and change concepts to their experiences Leading Change in Multiple Contexts is designed for undergraduate and graduate courses in Change Management, Leadership, Organizational Behavior, Organizational Development, and Leadership and Change offered in departments of business, education, communication, and public administration, as well as programs focusing on leadership, public policy, community activism, and social change.

Retailing Management

Author: Levy

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education

ISBN: 0077512375

Category: Business & Economics

Page: N.A

View: 362

A History of Management Thought

Author: Morgen Witzel

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136506063

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 9922

For the past three thousand years people have been thinking about the problems of management. This book shows how thinking about management has evolved and changed. It shows how changing social, political and technological forces have challenged people to think about management in new ways, and how management thinkers have responded. Sometimes their responses missed the mark and occasionally, great ideas about management failed to be picked up and were lost along the way. Sometimes, truly original and creative, even world-changing ideas appeared. Following key currents in management thought from the origins of civilization to the present day, the book begins in the ancient world, when people were wrestling with the problems of organization and leadership. It continues through the Middle Ages, east and west, as people pondered on how to manage risk and think strategically, and on the role of business in society. It shows how the Industrial Revolution led to the emergence of scientific management, and how political and social events of the twentieth century shaped management thinking right up to the present day. From the pyramids to Facebook, from military strategy to managing for sustainability, A History of Management Thought tells the fascinating story of how management thinking has changed, shifted, evolved and developed down through the centuries. Students taking classes in the history of management thought will find this text to be the perfect accompaniment to their studies and will be a captivating read for anyone else.

Just Business

Christian Ethics for the Marketplace

Author: Alexander Hill

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 9780830875917

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 276

View: 5994

"An ethical man is a Christian holding four aces." So said Mark Twain. But practicing Christians, at least, want to be ethical in all areas of life and work--not just when they are holding four aces. To those faced with the many questions and quandaries of doing business with integrity, Alexander Hill offers a place to begin. Alexander Hill carefully explores the foundational Christian concepts of holiness, justice and love. These keys to God's character, he argues, are also the keys to Christian business ethics. Hill then shows how some common responses to business ethics fall short of a fully Christian response. Finally, he turns to penetrating case studies on such pressing topics as employer-employee relations, discrimination and affirmative action, and environmental damage. This is an excellent introduction to business ethics for students and a bracing refresher for men and women already in the marketplace.

Understanding Global Cultures: Metaphorical Journeys Through 31 Nations, Clusters of Nations, Continents, and Diversity

Metaphorical Journeys Through 31 Nations, Clusters of Nations, Continents, and Diversity

Author: Martin J. Gannon,Rajnandini Pillai

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412995930

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 657

View: 1237

In Understanding Global Cultures, Fifth Edition, authors Martin J. Gannon and Rajnandini Pillai present the cultural metaphor—any activity, phenomenon, or institution with which the members of a given culture identify emotionally or cognitively—as a method for understanding the cultural mindsets of individual nations, clusters of nations, and even continents. The book shows how metaphors are guidelines to help outsiders quickly understand what members of a culture consider important. The fully updated Fifth Edition includes 31 nation-specific chapters, including a new Part XI on popular music as cultural metaphors, two completely new chapters on Vietnam and Argentina, revisions to all retained chapters, and a more explicit linkage between each cultural metaphor and current economic and business developments in each nation.

It Starts with One

Changing Individuals Changes Organizations

Author: J. Stewart Black,Hal B. Gregersen

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0133407306

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 201

View: 6751

As many as 60% of organizational change initiatives fail. This means that many normally successful, motivated, and determined managers nonetheless struggle to lead change effectively. Most of those leadership failures share a common cause: managers mistakenly believe that organizational change is brought about by changing the organization. The truth is this: organizations change only as much or as fast as individuals change. And, to change individual behavior, you must first change the mental maps guiding that behavior. In It Starts with One, Third Edition, J. Stewart Black identifies the three critical "brain barriers" managers must break through in order to start, deepen, and sustain needed change. With new cases, examples, and tools for executing successful change initiatives, this edition dives even more deeply into the personal aspects of leading strategic change – as well as the unique challenges posed by driving change in global business environments. One step at a time, Black shows how to use their tools and techniques to bring solutions to life -- and transform change from a hope to a profitable reality.

Strategic Management: Text and Cases

Author: Gregory Dess,Alan Eisner,G.T. (Tom) Lumpkin

Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Irwin

ISBN: 9780073530413

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 912

View: 8815

Strategic Management: Text and Cases, Fifth Edition, by the prestigious authors Dess/Lumpkin/Eisner provide solid treatment of traditional topics in strategic management as well as thorough coverage of contemporary topics such as digital & internet strategies, innovation & corporate entrepreneurship, knowledge management, and intellectual assets. The text is rounded off by rich, relevant, and teachable cases. This text’s accessible writing style and wealth of new and updated illustrations, which clarify the most difficult topics, make this text the best resource for your students. The new case selections emphasize variety, currency, and familiar company names. The cases are up-to-date in terms of both financial data and strategic issues. This group of cases gives both instructors and students unparalleled quality and variety. Based on consistent reviewer feedback, these selections combine comprehensive and shorter length cases about well known companies.