Effective Management 20 Keys to a Winning Culture

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  • Copyright: 2013-02-16
  • Publisher: Association for Talent Development
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In any organization, there are key players—individuals who set the tone and the culture. Effective Management offers tips for them to become the instruments of change. The keys in this book will help managers support teams of people who rise to the occasion, solve problems proactively, and take advantage of positive opportunities.

Culture is at the root of organizational health. But culture comes from leaders. So winning culture only arises when an organization has effective management. There are many long books about how to become a better leader, but Effective Management gets right to the point: To engage with your employees, you need to practice the 20 keys. With practical stories of a fictional leadership team supplementing each chapter, A. Keith Barnes illustrates the concepts presented in the book. It is easy to see what goes right and wrong, rather than only finding out about leadership theory.

Some of the 20 keys to a winning culture include meeting dos and don'ts, who gets the credit, dealing with underperformers, and how to feature the benefits. Instead of reading 20 books on each issue, you should read this book to get to the real core of each issue, and see why changing your approach makes such a big difference in organizations.

Author Biography

A. Keith Barnes served as the S. V. Hunsaker Professor of Management at the University of Redlands in Southern California from 1984 to 1999, where he won awards for teaching and service. He authored the academic book Management Maturity: Prerequisite to Total Quality Management and more than 60 articles and monographs on a wide variety of business subjects. He holds a doctorate in organizational management and an MBA, both from Pepperdine University. His undergraduate work was completed in England (mechanical engineering) and in Canada (psychology). Before becoming an academic, he was a senior executive with the J. I. Case Company, which was then a part of the Fortune 500 Company Tenneco.

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