Maximum Performance: A Practical Guide To Leading And Managing People At Work [illustrated edition]184542378X, 9781845423780, 1845420004, 9781845420000, 9781845424589

Author : Nick Forster
"""Description:After reading the book, the reader tends to be provoked into thinking about the core values, standards and principles that will underpin her leadership and people management practices in the future. While illustrating his formulations, Forster has very thoughtfully selected the anecdotes and stories about leaders and managers they worked under, as also their personal experiences of leading and managing others. In the chapter on female managers, he has presented evidence to show that successful leaders and managers in western industrialized countries have personal qualities and competencies that encompass male and female characteristics, and hints towards emergence of ""a superior hybrid style that will transcend the traditional male-female stereotype"" (p. 542). He has demonstrated a rare degree of professionalism in selecting and putting together the contents of the book, including the material, exercises, questionnaires and self-evaluation exercises. He claims to have ""tried and tested them in dozens of leadership and management development courses over the last decade"" (p. xiii), and he has included only those materials and exercises that worked for busy managers and professionals. The book comprehensively covers leadership and people management issues that are topical in the present context of competitiveness in the contemporary business environment. In nutshell, the book has argued that organizations and managers that get most out of their people over a long period of time are the ones which focus not just on setting up systems and processes but focus on people management style, people skills and organizational culture to support the systems and processes. The author has fully succeeded in delivering what he promises to the reader in the preface. He has used little jargon in building his formulations. The editorial and production quality is outstanding. Most other how-to books on people management are simplistic and tend to be prescriptive of universal magical truths, often through bullet points
Categories: Business Management: Project Management
Year :2005
Publisher : Edward Elgar Pub
Language : English
N° Of Pages : 616
File Info : pdf 3 Mb