The pace and scope of change in the world and in organizations over the past 10 years have been unprecedented. Staying ahead of the curve so that we can prepare our students for work, management, and leadership has been challenging-even daunting. Today, these challenges have been magnified a hundredfold as the very fabric of our economic system has come under great strain. In fact, the fabric has begun to tear, even to unravel. Many believe that this near-catastrophic situation is a direct result of the failure of leadership, at all levels and in many sectors. The author believes that this may be a once-in-a-lifetime wake-up call, and an opportunity for educators everywhere to take charge and take responsibility for preparing the leaders of the future. The students of today will be cleaning up the messes of the past, while sailing in uncharted waters as they work, manage, and lead in the next generation of organizations that will emerge from today's crisis. This book and its supplements directly address the challenges and opportunities in our changing world, and are designed to prepare the leaders of tomorrow. Accompanied by mymanagementlab--a powerful online tool that combines Adaptive Assessment, Robust Reporting, and Personalized Study to help both students and instructors succeed. With its abundant collection of resources, mymanagementlab offers students many ways to study, and instructors many ways to save time--all in one convenient place. Now, you'll have the time to get your students as excited about Management as you are by using mymanagementlab!