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Management & management techniques

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Smart Business Metrics Measure what really counts and manage what makes the difference

Smart Business Metrics Measure what really counts and manage what makes the difference

Author: Bob Phelps Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/04/2020

A CEO receives a full bonus in a year when the share price fell by 70%. Why? Because the remuneration committee say he has 'met all his operating targets'. Have the right operating targets been set? If you are going to manage by numbers, make sure they are the right ones. Understanding your organization's key performance drivers is crucial to the success of your business. Too often, the wrong operating targets are set, and bad targets can bring bad performance. Smart Business Metrics provides the tools that will enable you to make strategic decisions based on factual analysis. It shows how smart metrics can produce joined-up management to allow all parts of your business to work together to create value for the firm. Smart Business Metrics will: * help you understand your organization's key performance drivers * show you how to set the right targets and measures for your business * enable you to apply quantitative measures to the behaviour of your managers, customers and employees * allow you to make financial and operational decisions * provide you with the tools to enable you to make strategic decisions based on factual analysis.

Developing Management Skills for Leadership

Developing Management Skills for Leadership

Author: Chris Parker, Dr. Brian, Jr. Stone Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/04/2020

Developing Management Skills for Leadership is for anyone wishing to develop their ability to manage and lead. Whether for final year students looking towards their first career, MBA students or for more experienced managers wishing to enhance their effectiveness, this book offers the ideal format for developing a portfolio of managment skills. This new book aims to raise the reader's awareness by identifying key personal and interpersonal management skills, and highlighting the relationships that exist between them. It also aims to increase knowledgeby providing an overview and discussion of relevant management theory and research before moving to develop capability by offering a variety of practical activities.

How to Handle Tough Situations at Work A manager's guide to over 100 testing situations

How to Handle Tough Situations at Work A manager's guide to over 100 testing situations

Author: Ros Jay Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/04/2020

Every day of their working lives managers face situations which call upon their skills, experience and judgement in making decisions. Some of these decisions are relatively straightforward, but others are less savoury. These decisions inevitably involve people: Should I and how do I confront a poor performer? How do I counsel someone who has just had a major trauma at home? How do I cope with a bully? Can I, should I, how do I fire someone? Most books for managers shy away from the unsavoury areas of discipline and traditionally the first port of call for advice has been the HR Department. How to Handle Tough Situations tackles difficult situations at work head-on. Readers will learn how to cope with problems at work so that they stay on the right side of the law, and act in the best interests of all parties wherever possible. It contains a tools, principles and techniques to help managers handle difficult workplace situations competently and professionally.

Towards a Better Port Industry Port Development, Management and Policy

Towards a Better Port Industry Port Development, Management and Policy

Author: Peter de Langen, Theo Notteboom, Athanasios A. Pallis Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/04/2020

Towards a Better Port Industry provides professionals in freight transport and maritime logistics, and specifically the port industry, as well as students in these fields with a better conceptual understanding of the port industry. It includes key insights and best practices for port management and development, and an overview of new trends and developments relevant for developing winning strategies. After an introduction, chapter 2 offers a new perspective on port governance, in which public interests, corporatisation, state-ownership, and shareholder policies take a central role. Chapter 3 explains how new trends and developments affect port development and argues that assuming 'business as usual' often leads to major port development mistakes. Chapter four deals with port development and discusses all major port development challenges, including granting concessions, developing a port vision, crafting stakeholder support, choosing port performance indicators and creating a port innovation system. The final chapter deals with port development strategies and includes themes such as strategies of port development companies, pricing and business development. This book will broaden professionals' conceptual understanding of the ports industry, and provide insights on the latest developments in this area. For students, this book provides an industry-focused and non-technical 'essential reading' for gaining a deep understanding of the ports industry.

Towards a Better Port Industry Port Development, Management and Policy

Towards a Better Port Industry Port Development, Management and Policy

Author: Peter de Langen, Theo Notteboom, Athanasios A. Pallis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/04/2020

Towards a Better Port Industry provides professionals in freight transport and maritime logistics, and specifically the port industry, as well as students in these fields with a better conceptual understanding of the port industry. It includes key insights and best practices for port management and development, and an overview of new trends and developments relevant for developing winning strategies. After an introduction, chapter 2 offers a new perspective on port governance, in which public interests, corporatisation, state-ownership, and shareholder policies take a central role. Chapter 3 explains how new trends and developments affect port development and argues that assuming 'business as usual' often leads to major port development mistakes. Chapter four deals with port development and discusses all major port development challenges, including granting concessions, developing a port vision, crafting stakeholder support, choosing port performance indicators and creating a port innovation system. The final chapter deals with port development strategies and includes themes such as strategies of port development companies, pricing and business development. This book will broaden professionals' conceptual understanding of the ports industry, and provide insights on the latest developments in this area. For students, this book provides an industry-focused and non-technical 'essential reading' for gaining a deep understanding of the ports industry.

Growth and Decline of American Industry Case studies in the Industrial History of USA

Growth and Decline of American Industry Case studies in the Industrial History of USA

Author: John F. (Northumbria University, UK) Wilson Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/04/2020

This shortform book presents key peer-reviewed research selected by expert series editors and contextualised by new analysis from each author on how the specific field addressed has evolved. The book features contributions on the history of government-business relations, regional and local business relationships, the development and formation of Silicon Valley, and the rise and fall of the US machine tool industry after the Second World. Of interest to business and economic historians, this shortform book also provides analysis that will be valuable reading across the social sciences.

More Than Management Development Action Learning at General Electric Company

More Than Management Development Action Learning at General Electric Company

Author: David Casey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/03/2020

Published in 1977, this is a detailed account of the results of controversial methods as they were applied in a major company, when twenty-one managers came together for eight months to grapple with important problems for the purpose of learning some of the skills required for senior management. From their very different points of view, the course organisers, GEC's own personnel specialists, and the managers involved, describe their experiences and discuss with unusual candour the effects on themselves as individuals and on their organisations. There is no attempt to gloss over the difficulties and the disappointments. This is a book that will be read with attention and profit not just by personnel and management development specialists but by all managers seeking ways to improve business performance.

Management Theory and Practice

Management Theory and Practice

The 9th edition of this classic textbook provides students with a firm understanding of current management theories and practical skills to help smooth their transition into the workplace. Combining theory and practice it has been fully updated with a revised three-part structure to help learners focus on the many roles managers can play in an organization. It covers the topics most commonly taught on business courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level and gives students an insight into the latest trends in the ever-changing world of management.

Catalyst

Catalyst

Author: Jonah Berger Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/03/2020

From the author of New York Times bestsellers Contagious and Invisible Influence comes a revolutionary approach to changing anyone's mind. Everyone has something they want to change. Marketers want to change their customers' minds and leaders want to change organisations. Start-ups want to change industries and nonprofits want to change the world. But change is hard. Often, we persuade and pressure and push, but nothing moves. Could there be a better way? This book takes a different approach. Successful change agents know it's not about pushing harder, or providing more information, it's about being a catalyst. Catalysts remove roadblocks and reduce the barriers to change. Instead of asking, How could I change someone's mind? they ask a different question: Why haven't they changed already? What's stopping them? The Catalyst identifies the key barriers to change and how to mitigate them. You'll learn how catalysts change minds in the toughest of situations: how hostage negotiators get people to come out with their hands up and how marketers get new products to catch on, how leaders transform organisational culture and how activists ignite social movements, how substance abuse counselors get addicts to realise they have a problem and how political campaigners change deeply rooted political beliefs. This book is designed for anyone who wants to catalyse change. It provides a powerful way of thinking and a range of techniques that can lead to extraordinary results. Whether you're trying to change one person, transform an organisation, or shift the way an entire industry does business, this book will teach you how to become a catalyst.

International Management Behavior Global and Sustainable Leadership

International Management Behavior Global and Sustainable Leadership

Now in its eighth edition, this is the textbook for current and future global leaders wanting to lead competently and sustainably in their business practices. Fully updated, the authors build on their forty years of teaching, researching and working with managers worldwide to bring students the latest developments in global business practice. Now including end-of-chapter reflection questions to guide topic comprehension, and directed further resources to assist individual research, this edition also sees the return of Ivey Business School and IMD cases in the book. This edition also includes a new conception of mindful global leadership as the integrating framework for execution of global strategy, highlighting the importance of a holistic approach to working across cultures and distance. Combining a wealth of theoretical knowledge with real-world examples from diverse cultures, countries and industry sectors, the practical guidance and well-chosen examples throughout the book bring key concepts to life.