The Little Book of Big Management Theories

... and how to use them

Author: James McGrath,Bob Bates

Publisher: Pearson UK

ISBN: 1292200642

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 633

101 management theories from the world’s best management thinkers – the fast, focussed and express route to success. As a busy manager, you need solutions to everyday work problems fast. The Little Book of Big Management Theories gives you access to the very best theories and models that every manager should know and be able to use. Cutting through the waffle and hype, McGrath and Bates concentrate on the theories that really matter to managers day-to-day. Each theory is covered in two pages – telling you what it is, how to use it and the questions you should be asking – so you can immediately apply your new knowledge in the real world. The Little Book of Big Management Theories will ensure you can: Quickly resolve a wide range of practical management problems Be a better, more decisive manager who gets the job done Better motivate and influence your staff, colleagues and stakeholders Improve your standing and demonstrate that you are ready for promotion All you need to know and how to apply it – in a nutshell.

The Little Book of Big Management Theories

... and how to use them

Author: Jim McGrath,Bob Bates

Publisher: Pearson UK

ISBN: 0273788779

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 8495

89 management theories from the world’s best management thinkers – the fast, focussed and express route to success. As a busy manager, you need solutions to everyday work problems fast. The Little Book of Big Management Theories gives you access to the very best theories and models that every manager should know and be able to use. Cutting through the waffle and hype, McGrath and Bates concentrate on the theories that really matter to managers day-to-day. Each theory is covered in two pages – telling you what it is, how to use it and the questions you should be asking – so you can immediately apply your new knowledge in the real world. The Little Book of Big Management Theories will ensure you can: • Quickly resolve a wide range of practical management problems • Be a better, more decisive manager who gets the job done • Better motivate and influence your staff, colleagues and stakeholders • Improve your standing and demonstrate that you are ready for promotion All you need to know and how to apply it – in a nutshell. ‘I’ll make sure that every manager in our pharmacy outlets gets a copy of this book.’ Manjit Jhooty, Managing Director, Jhoots Pharmacy ‘Every manager should read this book.’ Geoff Round, Chief Executive, Birmingham Civic Housing Association Ltd

The Little Book of Big Management Theories

... and how to Use Them

Author: James McGrath,Bob Bates

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781292200620

Category: Employee motivation

Page: 288

View: 7547

101 management theories from the world's best management thinkers - the fast, focussed and express route to success. As a busy manager, you need solutions to everyday work problems fast. The Little Book of Big Management Theories gives you access to the very best theories and models that every manager should know and be able to use. Cutting through the waffle and hype, McGrath and Bates concentrate on the theories that really matter to managers day-to-day. Each theory is covered in two pages - telling you what it is, how to use it and the questions you should be asking - so you can immediately apply your new knowledge in the real world. The Little Book of Big Management Theories will ensure you can: Quickly resolve a wide range of practical management problems Be a better, more decisive manager who gets the job done Better motivate and influence your staff, colleagues and stakeholders Improve your standing and demonstrate that you are ready for promotion All you need to know and how to apply it - in a nutshell.

The Little Book of Big Management Wisdom

90 important quotes and how to use them in business

Author: James McGrath

Publisher: Pearson UK

ISBN: 1292148454

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 1268

90 Management quotes from the world’s best thinkers – The Intriguing, fast, and focused rout to success. The Little Book of Big Management Wisdom outlines 90 of the greatest management quotations ever. The majority of quotes have been taken from legendary business leaders and commentators, including Warren Buffet and Peter Drucker. However, there are a few surprise inclusions from such people as Robert Frost and Elvis Presley. Each quotation, what it means, how to use it and the questions you should be asking, is outlined in two pages so you can immediately start to apply it in the real world. Packed with advice on how to deal with a wide range of management issues, this book will provide you with the insight and skills you require to succeed. Manage and develop your business Manage yourself and your career Motivate and lead people Turn your customers into partners Plan effectively Make better decisions All you want to know and how to apply it - in a nutshell. ‘Pure nectar - a distillation of management with passion. Not only a book for Management but should be required reading for any sales executive’. Dr Paul Mycock, Principle Consultant, Ampercom Ltd

Learning Theories Simplified

...and how to apply them to teaching

Author: Bob Bates

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473962226

Category: Education

Page: 312

View: 2845

Are you struggling to get your head around John Dewey’s educational pragmatism? What exactly is Jean Piaget saying about cognitive development? Maybe you’re running out of time and patience making sense of Carol Dweck’s mindsets? Have you reached breaking point reading Daniel T. Willingham on educational neuroscience? Written for busy teachers, trainers, managers and students, this dip-in dip-out guide makes theories of learning accessible and practical. It explores over 100 classic and contemporary learning theorists in an easy-to-use, bite-sized format with clear relevant illustrations on how each theory will benefit your teaching and learning. Each model or theory is explained in less than 350 words, many with accompanying diagrams, and the ‘how to use it’ sections, in less than 500 words. Every entry includes: Do it steps in order to apply the theory or model Reflection points & challenges to develop your understanding of how to apply it Analogies & metaphors from which understanding and meaning can be drawn Tips for the classroom Further reading if you want to explore a theory in greater depth.

Why Not?

How to Use Everyday Ingenuity to Solve Problems Big and Small

Author: Barry Nalebuff,Ian Ayres

Publisher: Harvard Business Press

ISBN: 9781422104347

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 238

View: 4463

A primer for fresh thinking, for problem-solving with a purpose, for bringing the world a few steps closer to the way it should be. Illustrated with examples from every aspect of life, this book offers techniques which help you take the things we all see, every day, and think about them in a new way.

Leading Beyond the Ego

How to Become a Transpersonal Leader

Author: John Knights,Danielle Grant,Greg Young

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351714449

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 282

View: 5939

The traditional leadership styles of the past are underperforming in a world of continuous transformation. Those that recognise this and learn how to lead beyond their ego will become emotionally intelligent and ethical leaders who are able to build strong, collaborative relationships, and create a caring, sustainable and performance enhancing environment. This new book is rooted in the experience of senior managers and the latest discoveries in neuroscience. It gives you the tools to overcome the challenges faced by new organisational and commercial structures, technological developments, increased diversity and rapid globalisation and succeed. An essential read for current and aspiring organisational leaders, HR professionals, executive coaches and mentors, Leading Beyond the Ego is a vital point of reference for anyone in a leadership position and who wants to embrace this new world and Transpersonal Leadership.

Management Theory

Author: John Sheldrake

Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA

ISBN: 9781861529633

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 257

View: 7184

This book brings together a broad and stimulating range of literature and academic research to provide a comprehensive, critical evaluation of the development of management theory from the late eighteenth century to the present day. It provides a clear outline of the subjecta s main themes through examination of the lives and writings of more than twenty-four key thinkers a from F.W. Taylor, Max Weber and Mary Parker Follet through to Peter Drucker, William Ouchi, Charles Handy, Geert Hofstede, Kenichi Ohmae and Rosabeth Moss Kanter. Each chapter identifies the thinkera s main contribution to management theory and also provides a critical review, discussion questions and a guide to further reading for those wishing to take their studies further. Chapters can be used as free-standing essays but patterns of interaction and influence between different thinkers are highlighted and interlinked between chapters. This text is an accessible summary of the evolution of key themes in management thought. Undergraduate and postgraduate students of business studies, management and organizational behaviour will find this book to be invaluable. It will also appeal to general readers looking for an insight into management thinking.

Little Book of Conflict Transformation

Clear Articulation Of The Guiding Principles By A Pioneer In The Field

Author: John Lederach

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 168099042X

Category: Political Science

Page: 74

View: 5139

This clearly articulated statement offers a hopeful and workable approach to conflict—that eternally beleaguering human situation. John Paul Lederach is internationally recognized for his breakthrough thinking and action related to conflict on all levels—person-to-person, factions within communities, warring nations. He explores why "conflict transformation" is more appropriate than "conflict resolution" or "management." But he refuses to be drawn into impractical idealism. Conflict Transformation is an idea with a deep reach. Its practice, says Lederach, requires "both solutions and social change." It asks not simply "How do we end something not desired?", but "How do we end something destructive and build something desired?" How do we deal with the immediate crisis, as well as the long-term situation? What disciplines make such thinking and practices possible? A title in The Little Books of Justice and Peacebuilding Series.

The Book of Leadership

How to Get Yourself, Your Team and Your Organisation Further Than You Ever Thought Possible

Author: Anthony Gell

Publisher: Piatkus

ISBN: 0349403414

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 368

View: 1117

Have you ever wondered what characteristics are shared by successful business leaders? Have you ever asked yourself what it is that they do differently which makes them and their organisations stand out from the crowd? And what can you learn from them to ensure your own success? If so, The Book of Leadership is for you. Over the last six years, Anthony Gell has conducted interviews with some of the most successful CEOs, entrepreneurs and business thinkers in the world, including Sir Terry Leahy, former CEO of Tesco, Richard Reed, founder of innocent drinks, Olaf Swantee, CEO of EE and Daniel Goleman, author of the bestselling Emotional Intelligence. Now for the first time, he is bringing together hours of exclusive interview footage into a single resource for anybody looking to improve their leadership skills. In The Book of Leadership he combines his own experiences as a CEO with those of the leaders he has interviewed to provide insights and advice in three core areas: * Part 1 looks at leaders as individuals and reveals the personal habits and attributes that have laid the foundations for their success. * Part 2 focuses on what it takes to build and motivate a world class team * Part 3 goes beyond team leadership to identify how the habits of effective leadership are carried through on a larger scale in organisations.

The Little Book of Valuation

How to Value a Company, Pick a Stock and Profit

Author: Aswath Damodaran

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118064146

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 454

An accessible, and intuitive, guide to stock valuation Valuation is at the heart of any investment decision, whether that decision is to buy, sell, or hold. In The Little Book of Valuation, expert Aswath Damodaran explains the techniques in language that any investors can understand, so you can make better investment decisions when reviewing stock research reports and engaging in independent efforts to value and pick stocks. Page by page, Damodaran distills the fundamentals of valuation, without glossing over or ignoring key concepts, and develops models that you can easily understand and use. Along the way, he covers various valuation approaches from intrinsic or discounted cash flow valuation and multiples or relative valuation to some elements of real option valuation. Includes case studies and examples that will help build your valuation skills Written by Aswath Damodaran, one of today's most respected valuation experts Includes an accompanying iPhone application (iVal) that makes the lessons of the book immediately useable Written with the individual investor in mind, this reliable guide will not only help you value a company quickly, but will also help you make sense of valuations done by others or found in comprehensive equity research reports.

The Little Book of Economics

How the Economy Works in the Real World

Author: Greg Ip

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118391578

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 258

View: 545

Provides a comprehensive explanation of how the economy works while examining the roots of the current crisis and offering advice to prevent future meltdowns.

How to Change the World

Social Entrepreneurs and the Power of New Ideas, Updated Edition

Author: David Bornstein

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199779543

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 368

View: 1476

Now published in more than twenty countries, David Bornstein's How to Change the World has become the bible for social entrepreneurship--in which men and women around the world are finding innovative solutions to a wide variety of social and economic problems. Whether delivering solar energy to Brazilian villagers, expanding work opportunities for disabled people across India, creating a network of home-care agencies to serve poor people with AIDS in South Africa, or bridging the college-access gap in the United States, social entrepreneurs are pioneering problem-solving models that will reshape the 21st century. How to Change the World provides vivid profiles of many such individuals and what they have in common. The book is an In Search of Excellence for social initiatives, intertwining personal stories, anecdotes, and analysis. Readers will discover how one person can make an astonishing difference in the world. The case studies in the book include Jody Williams, who won the Nobel Peace Prize for the international campaign against landmines she ran by e-mail from her Vermont home; Roberto Baggio, a 31-year old Brazilian who has established eighty computer schools in the slums of Brazil; and Diana Propper, who has used investment banking techniques to make American corporations responsive to environmental dangers. The paperback edition will offer a new foreword by the author that shows how the concept of social entrepreneurship has expanded and unfolded over the last few years, including the Gates-Buffetts charitable partnership, the rise of Google, and the increased mainstream coverage of the subject. The book will also update the stories of individual social entrepreneurs that appeared in the cloth edition.

The Little Book of Market Myths

How to Profit by Avoiding the Investing Mistakes Everyone Else Makes

Author: Kenneth L. Fisher,Lara Hoffmans

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118445015

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 1200

Debunks commonly held investing myths and misconceptions, explaining why each belief or strategy is wrong and how damaging it can be to financial health.

The Little Book of Trading

Trend Following Strategy for Big Winnings

Author: Michael Covel

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118063503

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 210

View: 5559

In this work, Covel explains explains why mutual funds are no longer the investment vehicle of choice for people looking to secure their retirement. The pros share their strategies in digestible, easy-to-follow strategies.

The Game Theorist's Guide to Parenting

How the Science of Strategic Thinking Can Help You Deal with the Toughest Negotiators You Know--Your Kids

Author: Paul Raeburn,Kevin Zollman

Publisher: Scientific American / Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 0374714401

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 240

View: 6984

“I absolutely loved this book, both as a parent and as a nerd.” —Jessica Lahey, author of The Gift of Failure As every parent knows, kids are surprisingly clever negotiators. But how can we avoid those all-too-familiar wails of “That’s not fair!” and “You can’t make me!”? In The Game Theorist’s Guide to Parenting, the award-winning journalist and father of five Paul Raeburn and the game theorist Kevin Zollman pair up to highlight tactics from the worlds of economics and business that can help parents break the endless cycle of quarrels and ineffective solutions. Raeburn and Zollman show that some of the same strategies successfully applied to big business deals and politics—such as the Prisoner’s Dilemma and the Ultimatum Game—can be used to solve such titanic, age-old parenting problems as dividing up toys, keeping the peace on long car rides, and sticking to homework routines. Raeburn and Zollman open each chapter with a common parenting dilemma. Then they show how carefully concocted schemes involving bargains and fair incentives can save the day. Through smart case studies of game theory in action, Raeburn and Zollman reveal how parents and children devise strategies, where those strategies go wrong, and what we can do to help raise happy and savvy kids while keeping the rest of the family happy too. Delightfully witty, refreshingly irreverent, and just a bit Machiavellian, The Game Theorist’s Guide to Parenting looks past the fads to offer advice you can put into action today.

The Little Book That Builds Wealth (Large Print 16pt)

Author: Pat Dorsey

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1459607155

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

View: 5174

In The Little Book That Builds Wealth, author Pat Dorsey - the Director of Equity Research for leading independent investment research provider Morningstar, Inc. - reveals why competitive advantages, or economic moats, are such strong indicators of great long-term investments and examines four of their most common sources: intangible assets, cost advantages, customer-switching costs, and network economics. Along the way, he skillfully outlines this proven approach and reveals how you can effectively apply it to your own investment endeavors.

The Leader In You

The Leader In You

Author: Dale Carnegie

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439140574

Category: Self-Help

Page: 320

View: 5438

For nearly a century, the words and works of Dale Carnegie & Associates, Inc., have translated into proven success—a claim verified by millions of satisfied graduates; a perpetual 3,000-plus enrollment roster per week; and book sales, including the mega-bestseller How to Win Friends and Influence People, totaling over thirty million copies. Now, in The Leader In You, coauthors Stuart R. Levine and Michael A. Crom apply the famed organization’s time-tested human relations principles to demonstrate how anyone, regardless of his or her job, can harness creativity and enthusiasm to work more productively. With insights from leading figures in the corporate, entertainment, sports, academic, and political arenas—and encompassing interviews and advice from such eminent authorities as Lee Iacocca and Margaret Thatcher—this comprehensive, step-by-step guide includes strategies to help you: identify your leadership strengths; achieve your goals and increase your self-confidence; eliminate an “us vs. them” mentality; become a team player and strengthen cooperation among associates; balance work and leisure; control your worries and energize your life; and much more! The most important investment you will ever make is in yourself—once you discover the key that unlocks The Leader In You.