Armstrong's Handbook of Management and Leadership for HR

Developing Effective People Skills for Better Leadership and Management

Author: Michael Armstrong

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 0749478160

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 472

View: 4267

To make an effective contribution, HR specialists have to be good at management, leadership and developing both themselves and others. They also need to be aware of the management and business considerations that affect their work. Armstrong's Handbook of Management and Leadership for HR provides guidance on the processes of management and leadership with particular reference to what HR managers and aspiring managers need to know and do to make a difference. Written by renowned human resources expert and bestselling author Michael Armstrong, Armstrong's Handbook of Management and Leadership for HR covers in one volume the 'Leading, Managing and Developing People' and 'Developing Skills for Business Leadership' Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) modules. It includes numerous practical features such as case studies, practitioner interviews, exercises and clear learning objectives to aid learning. This is the essential book for HR students and professionals looking to broaden their skills and understanding relating to management and leadership. Online supporting resources include lecture slides, an instructor's manual, a student's manual and a literature review.

Managing and Leading People

Author: Charlotte Rayner,Derek Adam-Smith

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781843982173

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 207

View: 5031

Managing and Leading People is an essential text in the field of leadership, and provides a thorough overview of the subject for both students and professionals. Key topics include the strategic context, ethics and diversity, the psychological contract, motivation and reward, recruitment and selection and developing for the future. Divided into thematic sections and written in a clear and accessible style, it is the ideal text for any students on the CIPD module in Managing and Leading People, students studying people, leadership and organisations on wider business degrees, as well as professionals looking to develop their skills and expertise as managers within their organisations. This fully revised and updated new edition reflects developments within the area of management and leadership and adopts an international case study approach to bring the theory to life. Managing and Leading People draws on academic theory and research, but balances this with real-world examples from a wide range of organisations, and further reading, discussion questions and activities to challenge and engage the reader. With contributions from experts across the field that will really inform your knowledge, this title provides the information you need to learn how to make good managerial decisions, engage your people, and deliver results. Online resources include PowerPoint slides, lecturer notes and a companion website for additional tutor support.

Leading & Managing Continuing Professional Development

Developing People, Developing Schools

Author: Sara Bubb,Peter Earley

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1849204942

Category: Education

Page: 208

View: 4423

Praise for the first edition: 'Peter Earley and Sara Bubb bring together, in a very accessible way, theoretical and practical aspects of CPD and suggest how leadership and management can be applied in this vital area of staff development. This book will help co-ordinators and school leaders to develop their most important resource - the people who work with the children' - Richard Stainton, Education Journal 'The most obvious target user for the book is the (not rare) person suddenly hoist with the staff development responsibility petard: but, thoughtfully used, most staffrooms will include several people who could benefit from thinking about its contents and putting some of the ideas into practice' - British Journal Educational Technology 'This book is a welcome and practical guide to the wealth of publications on Continuing Professional Development... [M]akes an excellent contribution to the current and widening debate on the nature of Continuing Professional Development. For School Leadership Teams it is an essential resource and reference for the managing of professional development and learning. It also serves as an excellent practical guide, and CPD coordinators reading this book will find themselves questioning and as a result developing their own practice. The book is written in accessible language using believable case studies to illustrate the wealth of research that has been carried out. The deeply embedded notion among some teachers that professional development consists of the one day course is challenged, and the reader is left in no doubt as to the range of opportunities that exist and need for them to be harnessed in order to ensure school improvement. The book is will surely act as a catalyst for the review and development of CPD in schools' - Stephen Merrill, Edge Hill College of Higher Education, British Journal In-Service Education 'A practical guide to all aspects of professional development which ought to be in the possession of every professional development coordinator in every primary and secondary school in the land - and their colleagues in leadership teams' - Tim Brighouse, TES Friday Magazine This new edition of a best-selling book provides an up to date overview of Continuing Professional Development (CPD), combined with a guide to best practice. Changes include: - expanded sections on the professional development of support staff and the wider school workforce (particularly important in the light of workforce remodelling) and the evaluation of CPD - more on making sure that professional development has an impact, and provides good value for money - the common core of skills and knowledge for the children's workforce, the new standards for qualified teacher status, induction, threshold, excellent teachers and advanced skills teachers as well as those for higher level teaching assistants. Drawing on the latest research, the contents include: - a clear explanation of CPD and latest developments; - practical tips on how to lead and manage CPD for a range of staff in schools - identifying training needs, designing and implementing programmes and evaluating their impact; - detailed guidance on CPD for staff at different stages of their careers. Written in a clear readable style it covers the latest standards and offers examples of current good practice. It is an essential professional reference for all those responsible for leading and managing professional learning in schools (headteachers, deputies, CPD and staff development coordinators) and Local Authorities (LAs). It will also prove invaluable to training providers and universities.

Developing People and Organisations

Author: Jim Stewart,Patricia Rogers

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 1843983311

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 232

View: 6073

Developing People and Organisations introduces and explores concepts relevant to the learning outcomes for the optional units in CIPD's Level 5 Intermediate qualifications in human resource development (HRD) and organisational design and development. It provides a practical and accessible exposition of key theories informing the professional practice of HRD so students can explain and analyse the organisational context of HRD practice and describe, compare and critically evaluate a range of theories and approaches. Written and edited by CIPD-accredited experts in the field and mapped to CIPD's HR Profession Map, Developing People and Organisations covers key topics such as organisation design and development, developing coaching and mentoring in organisations, meeting OD needs and developments in HRD. It includes reflective activities, annotated further reading, a glossary and case studies to encourage the application of theory to a practical working environment. Online supporting resources include an instructor's manual, additional case studies, multiple-choice questions and annotated web links.

Leading and Managing People in the Dynamic Organization

Author: Randal D. Day

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1135629528

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 290

View: 866

The current business environment requires that individuals, teams, and organizations are equipped to cope with an unpredictable marketplace and increasing competition. Organizations are forced to be kinetic, organic, and without boundaries if they are to remain successful. Given these environmental and marketplace demands, scholars must rethink the applicability of existing organizational theories and frameworks. In March 2001, a conference was held with the aim of developing and articulating this new model of organizations. Scholars contributed their expertise in areas, such as leadership, human resource management, negotiation and conflict, teams, entrepreneurship, organizational change, power and influence, and diversity. The contributors focused on their own area of expertise and considered how existing theories must be altered to fit a more agile, organizational form. Theoretical and empirical questions were raised, testable hypotheses were developed, and emerging themes were uncovered. The end result of the conference is this volume. It brings together the reflections of a diverse collection of organizational theorists and researchers on the implications of this new business model within their own areas of expertise. The book's goal is to inspire organizational scholars to develop a new theory and produce sound managerial advice for how to build and maintain a successful organization in a dynamic workplace. The chapters include a review of research literature with the highlights and citations that everybody working in a field must know, followed by how the research agenda is affected by the increasingly dynamic marketplace.

Leadership and Management Development

Author: Jeffrey Gold,Richard Thorpe,Alan Mumford

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 1843983265

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 424

View: 6707

How do you measure managers and leaders? How do you assess their development needs? Leadership and Management Development covers these and other key topics that form the requirements for the CIPD Level 7 Advanced module of the same name. Retitled and revised to focus on leadership as well as management, the book includes multiple perspectives from those who have either experienced or provided leadership and management development alongside analysis and critique to help paint a full picture of the subject. Students will learn to analyse the concepts of leadership and management, identify leadership and management development needs and formulate and implement strategies and interventions. This fully updated 5th edition of Leadership and Management Development features increased coverage of diversity, ecology, ethics and SMEs. At least two case studies per chapter support academic and critical context, and the book takes a more international perspective by considering global leaders and presenting international examples. It is ideal for students studying leadership and management development as part of a CIPD qualification or as part of a general business or HR degree. Online supporting resources include an instructor's manual and lecture slides.

Resourcing and Talent Management

Author: Stephen Taylor

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 1843983702

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 456

View: 1337

Resourcing and Talent Management is the essential companion for the CIPD Level 7 Advanced Resourcing and Talent Management module. Mapped to the CIPD unit, this textbook offers broad and accessible coverage of topics such as employment markets, flexibility, fairness, diversity, human resource planning, recruitment, employer branding, retention and retirement. Dismissals and redundancy are also discussed in depth. This fully updated 6th edition of Resourcing and Talent Management includes more international content and examples, content on technological developments including e-recruitment and resourcing through social media and increased coverage of ethics and CSR. Its comprehensive scope makes it ideal for those studying any resourcing, talent management or recruitment and selection module. Online supporting resources for lecturers include an instructor's manual, lecture slides and feedback on exercises in the book. Student resources include web links for each chapter.

Strategic Human Resource Management

An international perspective

Author: Gary Rees,Paul Smith

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1526416204

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 616

View: 3072

A research-focused introductory text written by a stellar contributor line-up including Linda Holbeche, Stephen Taylor and Jim Stewart. The Second Edition integrates an international perspective using examples and case studies from a broad range of regions and industries including Microsoft, Volkswagen and Rolls-Royce. The 2 new chapters on Culture and Globalisation reflect the contemporary workplace, and the future of HR based on Linda Holbeche’s latest research is included in the final chapter. The book is complemented by a companion website featuring a range of tools and resources for lecturers and students, including PowerPoint slides, Testbank, an Instructor’s manual, access to SAGE Journal articles, learning outcomes and filmed introductions to each area. Suitable for upper undergraduate and Masters level strategic HRM modules or HRM modules that have a strategic angle.

Leading and Managing in Silicon Valley

Author: Thomas Hempel

Publisher: Excellentleader

ISBN: 9780615283654

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 464

View: 8984

Containing the ideas, practices, and histories of Silicon Valley vice presidents, directors, and chief technical officers with more than 400 man-years of experience running engineering teams, this resource discusses everything one needs to know to successfully operate a hi-tech engineering organization.

Managing Projects in Human Resources Training and Development

Author: Vivien Martin

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 0749447931

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 2276

Managing projects in HR, Training and Development is an essential handbook for both operational staff and senior human resource managers and covers all aspects of project management. The book examines how to carry out an effective project intended to make an improvement in a context where human resources, training and development are central concerns. This includes workplaces, universities, colleges, training and development organizations. The book introduces a framework of techniques and processes that provide practical tools and approaches and there are numerous examples that demonstrate how these tools can be used and applied to achieve change and improvement. Each chapter discusses an aspect of project management and includes examples drawn from human resource, training and development settings. Techniques are introduced and applied to examples and there are 'pauses for thought' to encourage the reader to think ideas through. The book also puts an emphasis on structured learning from experience and critical reflection. This practical and thoughtful approach provides an ideal guide for anyone who takes responsibility for leading, managing, supervising or contributing to a project in this area of work.

Developing Skills for Business Leadership

Author: Gillian Watson,Stefanie Reissner

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 1843983656

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 568

View: 8439

Mapped to the CIPD Level 7 Advanced module of the same name, Developing Skills for Business Leadership focuses on three core areas for successful professional development and practice: managing yourself and others, transferable managerial skills and postgraduate study skills. Each skill is covered both conceptually and practically by a subject area expert to help all readers analyze and critically evaluate, manage more effectively, make sound and justifiable decisions and lead and influence others. Covering key concepts such as developing your professional identity, effective management of interpersonal relationships at work, people management and interpreting financial information, this fully updated 2nd edition of Developing Skills for Business Leadership is ideal for all postgraduate business students taking a module in professional development, career development or management skills. Integrating IT skills into each chapter, it includes a new chapter on reflecting and coaching, updated references to the CIPD's HR Profession Map, additional coverage of stress, health and wellbeing and an enhanced international dimension throughout the text. Online supporting resources include an instructor's manual and lecture slides as well as additional case studies, and sample assignments, checklists and exam guides lecturers can use in their teaching.

Managing Scientists

Leadership Strategies in Scientific Research

Author: Alice M. Sapienza

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471663584

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 246

View: 2671

This updated edition provides managers with a practical guide focused on the particular management needs for research and development in biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries. It offers a way to improve the quality of interactions and creativity output in R&D, with real life case studies to illustrate key points.

Strategic Leadership and Strategic Management

Leading and Managing Change on the Edge of Chaos

Author: Shand Stringham

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1475964315

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 257

View: 1110

Leaders and managers face tremendous pressure to keep their organizations moving forward successfully. It can seem like an impossible task amid economic uncertainty and hyper-competition. The roles of leader and manager tug us in opposite directions: managers seek stability and predictability, and leaders usually opt for turbulence and change. With so many companies asking their best employees to be both leaders and managers, it's no wonder that so much of the business world is dysfunctional. This guidebook explains how leader-managers work and how to succeed in both roles. You can learn how to leverage competing requirements for leading and managing change; formulate effective operational and developmental strategies; make decisions that address complex challenges and opportunities; and help people through the anxiety and trauma of change. Whether you are a student seeking to understand the workplace, an employee rising up the ranks or an active leader or manager, Strategic Leadership and Strategic Management provides you with tools and knowledge to help your organization succeed.

A Handbook of Management and Leadership

A Guide to Managing for Results

Author: Michael Armstrong,Tina Stephens

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 9780749443443

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 242

View: 2513

The Handbook of Management and Leadership provides guidance on the processes of management and leadership with particular reference to what managers and aspiring managers need to know about the skills of management and approaches to effective leadership. The book also deals with three other important areas of management: change management, continuous improvement and the achievement of high levels of customer service. The book is aligned to the professional standards of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) for Managing for Results which is one of the main sections of the Leadership and Management set of standards. It therefore provides a complete presentation of all that students need to know to pass that examination, which is an essential portal to chartered membership of the CIPD. It also deals with the subject areas covered by the Management Standards Centre.

People and Organisational Development

A New Agenda for Organisational Effectiveness

Author: Helen Francis,Linda Holbeche,Martin Reddington

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 1843983273

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 376

View: 8482

People and Organisational Development is ideal for both practitioners and students alike. Setting out a new agenda for organisational effectiveness, this book not only covers emergent theories of organisational development and human resources management, it also gives practical examples for how these theories can be applied. Covering everything from how HR can support strategic change and how technology can be an agent of transformation to performance management, diversity, talent management and emotion at work, this book firmly places HR at the heart of a modern approach to OD. Crucially, People and Organisational Development doesn't just examine successful change initiatives, it also covers the unsuccessful attempts at organisational change and what can be learnt from these. There is also invaluable discussion of the OD role of HRD in ethics, corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability. Packed with international case studies and examples, this is essential reading for all those studying the CIPD Level 7 Advanced Organisation Design and Organisation Development module and everyone wanting to make a difference to the development of their people and their organisation. Online supporting resources include additional case studies and practical tools.

Managing and Leading People Through Organizational Change

The theory and practice of sustaining change through people

Author: Dr Julie Hodges

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 0749474203

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 376

View: 3613

Tremendous forces for change are radically reshaping the world of work. Disruptive innovations, radical thinking, new business models and resource scarcity are impacting every sector. Although the scale of expected change is not unprecedented, what is unique is the pervasive nature of the change and its accelerating pace which people in organizations have to cope with. Structures, systems, processes and strategies are relatively simple to understand and even fix. People, however, are more complex. Change can have a different impact on each of them, all of which can cause different attitudes and reactions. Managing and Leading People Through Organizational Change is written for leaders with the key responsibility of managing people through transitions. Managing and Leading People through Organizational Change provides a critical analysis of change and transformation in organizations from a theoretical and practical perspective. It addresses the individual, team and organizational issues of leading and managing people before, during and after change, using case studies and interviews with people from organizations in different sectors across the globe. This book demonstrates how theory can be applied in practice through practical examples and recommendations, focusing on the importance of understanding the impact of the nature of change on individuals and engaging them collaboratively throughout the transformation journey.

Management 3.0

Leading Agile Developers, Developing Agile Leaders

Author: Jurgen Appelo

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0321712471

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 413

View: 6456

How software practitioners can become great Agile leaders: simple rules from real-world practice * *Succeed with Agile by mastering eight crucial leadership skills: activating people, empowering teams, aligning results, organizing structure, enforcing discipline, manipulating context, acquiring knowledge, and measuring performance. *Work more effectively with knowledge workers, while managing risk, uncertainty, and change. *The newest book in Mike Cohn's best-selling Signature Series. In Management 3.0, top Agile manager Jurgen Appelo shows managers how to lead Agile adoption and Agile projects more effectively, while also helping their colleagues develop as leaders in Agile environments. Appelo combines the 'what,' 'why,' and 'how' of agile leadership, presenting background, examples, and powerful, proven techniques. Appelo identifies the eight most crucial agile leadership skills, explaining in detail why they matter and how to develop them - both in yourself and in your colleagues. You'll discover powerful ways to activate people, empower teams, align results, organize structure, enforce discipline, manipulate context, acquire knowledge, and measure performance. Management 3.0 will help aspiring managers and leaders: * *Define their teams' boundaries and constraints, so they can self-organize more effectively. *Anticipate issues teams won't or can't resolve on their own. *Give teams the feed and caring they need, and let them grow on their own. *Sow the seeds for a culture of craftsmanship. *Successfully manage risks and uncertainty in fast-changing projects and environments.

Managing the Mobile Workforce: Leading, Building, and Sustaining Virtual Teams

Author: David Clemons,Michael Kroth

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071744657

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 4519

Tools and strategies for hiring, training, supporting, and motivating the fast-growing modern mobile workforce, which in 2011 will surpass 1 billion worldwide Clemons, a leading training solutions innovator, outlines the eight essentials for creating and sustaining a passionate and productive mobile work force Includes sections on choosing the right technologies to enable and empower mobile workers

Learning and Talent Development

Author: Jim Stewart,Clare Rigg

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 1843983427

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 392

View: 7582

Written for the CIPD Level 7 Advanced module of the same name, Learning and Talent Development combines a clear and concise structure and writing style with an academic and critical approach to the subject. It analyses and evaluates a range of learning and talent development theories and strategies so students can learn how to take the lead and confidently initiate, develop and implement these strategies, interventions and activities in the workplace. Covering key topics such as the national and organizational context of learning and talent development, concepts related to individual and organizational learning and the functions associated with managing learning and talent development in the context of professional practice, Learning and Talent Development equips individuals to meet the expectations placed upon those performing specialist roles in developing others and is therefore also ideal for undergraduate and postgraduate students of human resource management or business students taking a module in human resource development or learning and development. Online supporting resources include web links for each chapter, lecture slides and an instructor's manual complete with lecture handouts and additional case studies per chapter.