Organized into three categories: managing yourself, managing your team, managing your business, this book teaches the soft and hard skills that are required to succeed in the workplace. It helps you learn a diverse range of skills, from managing your time to inspiring a team and motivating customers.
Ann Cunliffe breathes fresh air into topics that are central to management, organizational behaviour or leadership courses including what managers do, motivation, communication, and ethics and emphasises the importance of relations when thinking about management and drawing on a range of disciplines such as philosophy and linguistics.
Shows you how to manage the most important person you are responsible for: yourself. This title includes topics such as: starting a new job, fitting in and getting on, handling workplace relationships, developing your network, making an impact, succeeding as a new manager, handling the politics, and testing for personal effectiveness.
Explores how and why change occurs, and how this process can be managed effectively. This title offers a critical perspective, challenging the main assumptions in this area and ensuring that the complexity of the subject is understood. It includes coverage on Perspectives, Power and Politics, Ethics, Agents and Agency, HRM, and Evaluation.
Mentoring is the most cost-efficient and sustainable method of fostering and developing talent within your organisation. This book explains what mentoring is, what various models there are and how these differ from coaching. It shows you how to make a business case for mentoring and then how to set up, run and maintain your own programme.
Using a rigorous exercise-based approach, this title provides in-depth guidance on how to apply to most widely-used statistical methods in business. Each chapter focuses on a selection of statistical techniques, illustrated with examples from across business, marketing, economics, accounting, finance and public administration.
Why do underdogs succeed so much more than we expect? How do the weak outsmart the strong? In this book, the author takes us on a surprising journey through the hidden dynamics that shape the balance of power between the small and the mighty.
Provides explanation on how to develop and take action on strategy, in business, politics and beyond. This title dispels popular misconceptions about strategy - such as confusing it with ambitions, visions or financial goals - by very practically showing that a good strategy focuses on the challenges a business faces.
"The consumer in public services" critiques established assumptions surrounding citizenship and consumption. Drawing on empirical research, it challenges existing stereotypes about the 'consumer as chooser' and shows how we must develop a more sophisticated understanding of consumers, examining their place and role as users of public services.
Brings together the different areas within one text to offer a more integrative understanding of business and management, thereby addressing concerns about the fragmentation and 'silo' nature of traditional MBA teaching.
If a country wants to remain economically vibrant, it needs to manufacture things. In recent years, however, many nations have become obsessed with making money out of selling services, leaving the real business of manufacturing to others. This book is about how all that is being reversed.
US food giant Kraft bought Cadbury in 2010, Dutch group AkzoNobel acquired ICI in 2007, and that's just the beginning. The truth is that hundreds of billions of pounds' worth of British businesses have been sold off abroad in recent years. But what does this takeover bonanza mean for our future economic health? The author examines this question.
Uses expert insights, real-life case studies and powerful techniques to help you reach your full potential and achieve whatever you want in life - starting now. This title helps you identify what success means to you, and build day-to-day strategies to reach your goals and overcome obstacles and succeed in the face of adversity.
The sequel to the international #1 bestseller, Wikinomics. Wikinomics showed how mass collaboration was changing businesses around the world. MacroWikinomics takes it beyond the boardroom to show how the mass collaboration is revolutionizing the way we live, work, and create.
At the heart of this fascinating book is one of the central questions of our age: is the internet a revolutionary innovation that will overthrow the established order, or will it turn out to have been an unruly technology, that will never escape the controlling embrace of corporations and governments? (Guardian)
For those in the helping professions, communicating with the public can sometimes be a challenge, and different skills are needed to those used when communicating with friends and family. This book addresses these issues by providing hundreds of tips on how to communicate with the public.
Concentrates on the critical planning aspects that are of vital importance to practitioners and students alike. This title features a structure that offers a digest of the five principal dimensions of the strategic marketing planning process. It offers thinking in marketing and considers the changes it has undergone over the years.
Cases in Leadership is a unique collection of 30 real-world leadership cases from Ivey Publishing as well as 15 practitioner readings from the Ivey Business Journal. This casebook provides an invaluable companion to any standard leadership text by connecting theory to practice through actual cases.
Knowledge management is crucial to organizational learning, innovation and success within organizations. This second edition of the successful knowledge management reader provides a core source of key theoretical thinkers in the field and presents the most up-to-date leading-edge articles that explore emerging trends.
Helps to learn how the most accomplished leaders from around the globe have tackled their toughest challenges with "Lessons Learned". This title also offers all of the lessons in their original video format, free bonus videos, and other exclusive features online.
A work on business strategy for sustainability. It features practical framework for change, which involves engaging employees, using transparency as a business tool, and reaping the rewards of a networked organizational structure.
Pinterest enthusiast Karen Leland takes business owners by the hand and acquaints them with the newest social media kid on the block. From signing up to creating power connections, contests and more, business owners are shown the steps to becoming a Pinterest power player.
Organizing involves continous challenges in the face of uncertainty and change. How is globalization impacting organizations? How will new strategies for a turbulent world affect organizational design? This book deals with these questions.
This textbook is a comprehensive business student's guide to sustainable management. Aimed at undergraduates, this fully updated second edition offers a full introduction to sustainable management from a business perspective. Covers subjects such as: sustainable marketing; accounting and reporting; economics; sustainable operations management.
Part of a series of concise management pocketbooks, this book addresses the key area of team management. It provides advice on how to build and manage a winning team. It provides practical guidance on how to match the right individuals to the right team roles, how to get people to work together as teams, and how to lead and inspire your teams.