Manager's Bookshelf : A Mosaic of Contemporary Views

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  • Edition: 8th
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  • Copyright: 2007-06-27
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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This collection of objective summaries of a broad sampling of business "best-sellers" introduces readers to the thoughts, philosophies, views, and experiences of a number of authors whose works have captivated the attention of today's management community. It considers the works of noted authors on such topics as management paradigms, high-performing organizations, organizational vision and goals, motivation, empowerment and participation, teams and teamwork, leadership, managing diversity, organizational change and renewal, organizational learning and knowledge-driven management, global dimensions, and managing personal effectiveness. For managers of all types.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. xiii
Acknowledgmentsp. xv
About the Editorsp. xix
Introductionp. 1
Understanding and Using the Best-Sellersp. 5
Flawed Advice and the Management Trapp. 13
Reflections on the Best-Sellers: A Cautionary Notep. 18
Best-Seller "Classics"p. 27
The Practice of Managementp. 30
Out of the Crisisp. 35
The Human Side of Enterprisep. 41
Maslow on Managementp. 48
The Fifth Discipline: The Art and Practice of the Learning Organizationp. 50
Competitive Advantage: Creating and Sustaining Superior Performancep. 57
High-Performing Organizationsp. 65
The One Thing You Need to Know...About Great Managing, Great Leading, and Sustained Individual Successp. 67
Big Winners and Big Losers: The 4 Secrets of Long-Term Business Success and Failurep. 72
Managing the Unexpected: Assuring High Performance in an Age of Complexityp. 79
Responsible Restructuring: Creative and Profitable Alternatives to Layoffsp. 85
Organizational Strategy and Executionp. 91
The Strategy-Focused Organization: How Balanced Scorecard Companies Thrive in the New Business Environmentp. 93
Executionp. 97
What (Really) Works: The 4+2 Formula for Sustained Business Successp. 105
Focusing on the Human Dimensionp. 111
Treat People Right! How Organizations and Individuals Can Propel Each Other Into a Virtuous Spiral of Successp. 113
Make Their Day!: Employee Recognition That Worksp. 119
Good Business: Leadership, Flow, and the Making of Meaningp. 125
Driven: How Human Nature Shapes Our Choicesp. 131
Motivationp. 137
The Enthusiastic Employee: How Companies Profit by Giving Workers What They Wantp. 139
Intrinsic Motivation at Work: Building Energy & Commitmentp. 145
Why Pride Matters More Than Money: The Power of the World's Greatest Motivational Forcep. 151
Teams and Teamworkp. 157
When Teams Work Best: 6,000 Team Members and Leaders Tell What It Takes To Succeedp. 159
Leading Teams: Setting the Stage for Great Performancesp. 165
Beyond Teams: Building the Collaborative Organizationp. 170
Leadershipp. 177
Primal Leadership: Realizing the Power of Emotional Intelligencep. 179
Good To Great: Why Some Companies Make The Leap...And Others Don'tp. 184
Leadership for Everyone: How to Apply the Seven Essential Skills to Become a Great Motivator, Influencer, and Leaderp. 198
Bad Leadership: What It Is, How It Happens, Why It Mattersp. 206
Thinking Inclusively and Acting Civillyp. 211
The Inclusion Breakthrough: Unleashing the Real Power of Diversityp. 213
Straight Talk About Gays in the Workplace: Creating an Inclusive, Productive Environment for Everyone in Your Organizationp. 221
Choosing Civility: The Twenty-Five Rules of Considerate Conductp. 226
Organizational Changep. 231
Building the Bridge as You Walk on It: A Guide for Leading Changep. 233
The Innovator's Solution: Creating and Sustaining Successful Growthp. 237
Built to Change: How to Achieve Sustained Organizational Effectivenessp. 242
Intra-Organizational Dynamicsp. 247
Who Really Matters: The Core Group Theory of Power, Privilege, and Successp. 249
It's All Politics: Winning in a World Where Hard Work and Talent Aren't Enoughp. 256
Managerial Decision Makingp. 261
Why Decisions Fail: Avoiding the Blunders and Traps that Lead to Debaclesp. 263
The Art of High-Stakes Decision-Making: Tough Calls in a Speed Driven Worldp. 270
Blink!: The Power of Thinking Without Thinkingp. 276
Ethics and Valuesp. 281
Moral Intelligence: Enhancing Business Performance and Leadership Successp. 283
Saving the Corporate Soul & (Who Knows?) Maybe Your Ownp. 287
Geeks & Geezers: How Era, Values, and Defining Moments Shape Leadersp. 293
Authentic Leadership: Rediscovering the Secrets to Creating Lasting Valuep. 298
Emotions at Workp. 305
Resonant Leadership: Renewing Yourself and Connecting with Others Through Mindfulness, Hope, and Compassionp. 307
Toxic Emotions at Work: How Compassionate Managers Handle Pain and Conflictp. 312
Authentic Happiness: Using the New Positive Psychology to Realize Your Potential for Lasting Fulfillmentp. 317
Prisoners of Our Thoughts: Victor Frankl's Principles at Workp. 322
Emerging Dimensions of Organizational Environmentsp. 327
The World is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Centuryp. 329
Greening the Corporation: Management Strategy and the Environmental Challengep. 335
Cultural Intelligence: People Skills for Global Businessp. 339
Management Fables and Lessons for Personal Successp. 345
The One Minute Managerp. 348
Fish!: A Remarkable Way to Boost Morale and Improve Resultsp. 353
Who Moved My Cheese?: An Amazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Lifep. 355
The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People: Restoring the Character Ethicp. 359
The 8th Habit: From Effectiveness to Greatnessp. 361
Glossary of Termsp. 367
Bibliography of Inclusionsp. 379
Indexp. 382
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