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How brain science can help us make smarter management decisions Businesspeople are taught to make decisions with facts and logic and to avoid emotional bias. But according to the latest research, we almost never decide rationally, despite thinking that we do. Our experiences carry an emotional charge, encoded in the synapses of our neurons. And when we try to deny what our emotions tell us, we lose what we've learned from the past. That's just one of many recent discoveries that help explain why management is so challenging. As Charles Jacobs explains, much of the conventional wisdom taught to managers is not only inadequate, it produces the opposite of what is intended. The better path is frequently counterintuitive. For example, it turns out that pay doesn't really drive performance. When we do work that's inherently engaging, the neurotransmitter dopamine is released, creating feelings of pleasure not unlike a cocaine high. But when we work primarily for money, the dopamine isn't triggered and it's harder to stay motivated. Once we understand the lessons of neuroscience, we can create more effective strategies, inspire people to maximize their potential, and overcome the biggest hurdle to improving business performance-making change stick.
When CEO Grant Edmonds meets with his new production manager, he immediately recognizes her as Silver, an exotic dancer who once mesmerized him at an exclusive fetish club. Though he was forbidden from pursuing her back then, there's nothing standing in his way now. He's not looking for an after-hours fling-he wants to own her. In every way.As much as Allie Fairfax tries to deny her past, and the way her body responds to Grant, she soon finds herself having mind-blowing sex with the boss. Despite her own desire to surrender to Grant's sexual authority, she's not willing to risk her career. After all, she's been owned before, and it ended badly. It's all or nothing for Grant. If Allie wants more of the fiercest orgasms she's ever experienced, she must consent to his rules...22,100 words
Management Stripped Bare from best-selling author Jo Owen is an essential everyday tool for managers based on 20 years of working at the sharp end. Irreverent and incisive, it provides realistic advice on over 150 everyday management challenges such as bad meetings, boring presentations, difficult bosses, political intrigue, unreasonable goals and inadequate resources. Short on theory and long on experience, Management Stripped Bare cuts through the usual hype and rhetoric to help you make sense of business and ensure your corporate survival.
As a manager, you're shouldering more and more responsibilities-from maximizing your team's performance to increasing your company's market share to building profitable customer relationships. On top of all that, you need to orchestrate your own time and keep your career on track. The challenges are stacking up-but you've got less and less time to figure out how to tackle them.How are you supposed to resolve this dilemma? Happily, help is on the way: the new Management Tips from the Harvard Business Review.This concise, handy guide is packed with quick tips on a broad range of topics, organized into three major skills every manager must master: Managing yourself Managing your team Managing your businessDrawing from HBR's popular Management Tip of the Day, the book puts the best management practices and insights, from top thinkers in the field, right at your fingertips. Pick it up any time you have a few minutes to spare, and you'll have a fresh, powerful idea you can immediately put into action.You may not be able to do much about being time-starved. But with Management Tips from the Harvard Business Review as your guide, you'll stand the best chance of succeeding in your role as a manager.
Most people learn best through experience. Yet new managers are often tossed on to the front lines with absolutely no experience handling the toughest challenges they'll face: people problems. The Management Training Tool Kit includes all the tools you need to prepare your managers for anything. It supplies real-life case studies and analysis exercises for troubleshooting problems such as plummeting morale, interpersonal conflict, decreased productivity, disruptive employees, sexual harassment claims, and more. This innovative training guide features: ò 35 succinct yet nuanced case studies that examine common challenges ò Probing discussion questions that help pinpoint core issues ò Practical solutions that can be put to use resolving problems ò Role-playing exercises that bring the case studies alive ò Guidelines that help trainers lead with skill and accuracy New managers will make mistakes. But The Management Training Tool Kit will help them overcome obstacles with skill and confidence.
Kurt Heisinger and Joe Ben Hoyle believe that students want to learn accounting in the most efficient way possible, balancing coursework with personal schedules. They tend to focus on their studies in short intense segments between jobs, classes, and family commitments. Meanwhile, the accounting industry has endured dramatic shifts since the collapse of Enron and WorldCom, causing a renewed focus on ethical behavior in accounting. This dynamic author team designed Managerial Accounting to work within the confines of today's students' lives while delivering a modern look at managerial accounting. Managerial Accounting was written around three major themes: Ready, Reinforcement and Relevance. This book is aimed squarely at the new learning styles evident with today's students and addresses accounting industry changes as well.
The easy way to master a managerial accounting courseAre you enrolled in a managerial accounting class and finding yourself struggling? Fear not! Managerial Accounting For Dummies is the go-to study guide to help you easily master the concepts of this challenging course. You'll discover the basic concepts, terminology, and methods to identify, measure, analyze, interpret, and communicate information in the pursuit of an organization's goals.Tracking to a typical managerial accounting course and packed with easy-to-understand explanations and real-life examples, Managerial Accounting For Dummies explores cost behavior, cost analysis, profit planning and control measures, accounting for decentralized operations, capital budgeting decisions, ethical challenges in managerial accounting, and much more.Covers the key concepts and tools needed to communicate accounting information for managerial decision-making within an organizationPlain-English explanations of managerial accounting terminology and methodsTracks to a typical college-level managerial accounting courseManagerial Accounting For Dummies makes it fast and easy to grasp the concepts needed to score your highest in a managerial accounting course.
Uncertainty is present in every managerial decision, and Managerial Economics: A Mathematical Approach effectively demonstrates the application of higher-level statistical tools to inform and clarify the logic of problem solving in a managerial environment.While illuminating managerial decision-making from all possible angles, this book equips readers with the tools and skills needed to recognize and address uncertainty. The book also explores individual, firm, and market-level decisions; discusses all possible risks and uncertainties encountered in the decision-making process; and prepares readers to deal with both epistemic and aleatory uncertainty in managerial decisions. Managerial Economics features:* An emphasis on practical application through real-life examples and problems* An accessible writing style that presents technical theories in a user-friendly way* A mathematical and statistical point of view that reveals the presence of uncertainty inherent in managerial decisions* Thoroughly class-tested material including problems at the end of each chapter, case study questions, review exercises, and objectives that summarize the main discussionsManagerial Economics is an excellent book for upper-undergraduate and graduate-level courses in business and economics departments. The book is also an ideal reference and resource for managers, decision makers, market analysts, and researchers who require information about the theoretical and quantitative aspects of the topic.
The easy way to make sense of managerial economicsDoes the study of Managerial Economics make your head spin? Relax! This hands-on, friendly guide helps you make sense of complex business concepts and explains to you in plain English how Managerial Economics enhances analytical skills, assists in rational configuration, and aids in problem-solving. Managerial Economics For Dummies gives you a better understanding of all the major concepts you'll encounter in the classroom: supply and demand, elasticity, decision-making, quantitative analysis of business situations, risk analysis, production analysis, pricing analysis, capital budgeting, critical thinking skills, and much more.Tracks to a typical Managerial Economics courseIncludes easy-to-understand explanations and examplesServes as a valuable classroom supplementIf you're enrolled in business courses looking for a supplemental guide to aid your understand of the complex theories associated with this difficult topic, or a manager already in the corporate world looking for a refresher, Managerial Economics For Dummies has you covered.
Teach your MBA students how to use economics to solve business problems with this breakthrough text. MANAGERIAL ECONOMICS: A PROBLEM SOLVING APPROACH, 3E covers traditional material using a problem-based pedagogy built around common business mistakes. Models are used sparingly, and then only to the extent that they help students figure out why mistakes are made, and how to fix them. This edition's succinct, fast-paced presentation and challenging, interactive applications place students in the role of a decision maker who has to not only identify profitable decisions, but also implement them. The lively book provides an excellent ongoing reference for students pursuing business careers. Instructor's remark, "The Froeb/McCann/Shor/Ward textbook is designed for decision makers. Each chapter provides logical steps to solve common but misunderstood business problems. The books candor and novelty make for easy, enjoyable reading. "
Managerial Epidemiology for Health Care Organizations provides readers with a thorough and comprehensive understanding of the application of epidemiological principles to the delivery of health care services and management of health care organizations. As health administration becomes evidence- and population-based, it becomes critical to understand the impact of disease on populations of people in a service area. This book also addresses the need of health organizations' to demonstrate emergency preparedness and respond to bioterrorism threats. A follow-up to the standard text in the field, this book introduces core epidemiology principles and clearly illustrates their essential applications in planning, evaluating, and managing health care for populations. This book demonstrates how health care executives can incorporate the practice of epidemiology into their various management functions and is rich with current examples, concepts, and case studies that reinforce the essential theories, methods, and applications of managerial epidemiology.
On the other side of the table - Plan and execute excellent interviews to get the right person for the job As an experienced managerial behavior consultant, Stephen Walker, co-founder of Motivation Matters, is passionate about helping to improve organizational performance in businesses. In this quick and practical book, Stephen takes you through the entire process of an interview, from getting to know the specifications of the role, to discussing the results and reaching a final decision with other stakeholders. Being able to build a strong team around you is essential to a business' success and to do this you need to interview effectively and confidently. This is not only essential for prospective employees; it is also an important managerial skill. Walking you through the interview process from the initial planning and preparation to meeting and greeting the interviewee, this book provides you with everything you need to know to hire for success. With templates, examples, and tips on how to incorporate cutting edge techniques such as NLP into your interviewing technique, The Manager's Guide to Conducting Your First Interview, is the perfect companion to managers new and old, giving you a fresh perspective on effective interviewing.
Aimed at helping business and IT managers clearly communicate with each other, this helpful book addresses concerns straight-on and provides practical methods to building a collaborative data warehouse . You'll get clear explanations of the goals and objectives of each stage of the data warehouse lifecycle while learning the roles that both business managers and technicians play at each stage. Discussions of the most critical decision points for success at each phase of the data warehouse lifecycle help you understand ways in which both business and IT management can make decisions that best meet unified objectives.
Book Description Expert Business Coach and trainer Glenn Devey shares with you his inside secrets to delivering the best feedback to engage your staff in their development journey. Critical to your success as a manager is your ability to consistently raise the performance of your team members, and the best leaders let their staff know exactly how they are measuring up. This friendly, engaging guide will give you a shortcut to a management skill that is valuable and rare, but essential to make your mark as a great leader. Let Glenn show you how to master his tried and tested feedback models, and you'll be able to deal confidently and fairly with your staff even when stakes are high. Step by step, you'll learn to deliver professional and effective reprimands with minimal stress, apply subtle psychological tactics to steer your team towards success, diplomatically deliver feedback to senior leaders, articulate your feedback to keep your team motivated, and deal with difficult feedback situations. Packed with tips, advice, real life case studies and written with humor along the way, this accessible guide will help you to fulfill your management potential. Product Description Editorial Reviews From the Foreword: "Glenn Devey presents a range of strategies to help us in this development. His engaging style, his authentic appreciation of the challenges this presents and his enthusiastic encouragement to us all make this book a very accessible and enjoyable read. He draws on his own experiences with a refreshing honesty and his highly developed coaching and mentoring skills are in evidence as he encourages us to think for ourselves and work things out through experience as opposed to calling on us to simply take his word for it." - Mike Hurley, Management Development Consultant and Business Coach About the Author Glenn currently works as a management consultant building on an industrial career spanning almost thirty years. After beginning his career in the Telecoms industry, he moved into the Automotive industry where he spent seventeen years working in Engineering Management leading small and large teams of engineers working on complex new products. He resigned his corporate position in 2007 to work freelance as a trainer, coach and consultant following a passion for personal and professional development. Since then he has worked with clients such as Argos, Royal Mail and Starbucks, training the next generation of new managers and also working as an executive coach to senior leaders in business.
The Manager's Guide to HR: Hiring, Firing, Performance Evaluations, Documentation, Benefits, and Everything Else You Need to Knowby Max Muller
Managing people is a tricky business--and managers and small business owners need a clear understanding of the essentials of human resources to survive. The original edition of The Manager's Guide to HR provided readers with a plain-English introduction to the regulations, rights, and responsibilities related to hiring and firing, benefits, compensation, documentation, performance evaluations, training, and more. But much has changed since then. Extensively revised, the second edition covers all the key areas and brings readers up to speed on current developments in employment law, including: * How social media is changing the recruitment landscape * Shifting labor standards regarding compensation and benefits * The National Labor Relations Board's stance on work-related employee speech on social media * The Employee Retirement Income Security Act * New record-keeping requirements * Amendments to the Family and Medical Leave Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act * And more Featuring step-by-step guidance on everything from COBRA compliance to privacy issues, this trusted resource is now--once again--the most up to date.
Have you ever wondered whether your business continuity plan is any good, or whether youve even got a business continuity plan? Anyone can write a simple document, call it a business continuity plan and hope for the best. But, unless you know that it will do what it is supposed to, it may be a wasted investment. This practical guide to the ISO22301 business continuity management system standard shows you how to develop and implement a business continuity management (BCM) and disaster recovery plan; ensuring you get back on your feet with the minimum of fuss, should the unthinkable happen. Providing a comprehensive introduction to the topic, this book includes practical, detailed guidance on developing and implementing a BCM system certifiable to the ISO22301 standard, using detailed and illustrative examples. A BCM policy and other useful document templates are provided in the appendices. As an international standard, ISO22301 is likely to become the benchmark that is used to judge how a business will cope with disaster. Although only some public bodies are required by law to have business continuity plans, an ISO22301 compliant system will give you peace of mind, reassure your customers and business partners and help you to meet your legal obligations. Disaster can strike without warning, so the time to start developing an ISO22301 compliant system is now. This book is the perfect place to start. Tony Drewitt has specialised in operational risk management and business continuity since 2001 and is currently working with several organisations to develop management systems in line with ISO22301 and its predecessor BS25999. He has written several books on business continuity including BS25999: A Pocket Guide, A Managers Guide to BS25999 and Everything You Want to Know About Business Continuity.
The quick reference to employment law for anyone who oversees workers. Whether you're managing workers or working in the HR department, The Manager's Legal Handbook is the perfect introduction to supervising employees and independent contractors safely and legally. Need some information about overtime? Want some useful ideas on workplace policies? Have a question about trade secrets and need the answer now? This one-of-a-kind book provides everything you need to stay within the bounds of the law, including: frequently asked questions concise articles helpful tips "lessons from the real world" dozens of resources, online and off Designed for managers and supervisors who need answers quickly, as well as professionals pursuing a career in human resources,The Manager's Legal Handbook covers hiring, firing and everything in between. The 6th edition is completely overhauled to provide quick answers to the questions that managers encounter every day. It includes updated 50-state legal charts and new sections on setting pay and communicating with employees.
MANAGING A NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION has been an essential resource for nonprofit administrators, managers, and business professors since 1984. It is a classic in its field. But much has changed since it was last updated in 1999, as the United States reels from political, economic, and demographic shifts, all of which impact nonprofit organizations every day. In the current economy, nonprofits are trying to make ends meet. They are responding to technological innovation in the age of social media and viral marketing. Nonprofit administrators, trustees, and volunteers need Thomas Wolf's solid advice now more than ever. So do the many college and university students preparing for work in the nonprofit arena. Dr. Wolf's update of Managing a Nonprofit Organization includes material that tackles the demands and challenges faced by nonprofit managers as a result of the legislative and policy changes enacted after 9/11 and in the wake of the economic collapse of 2008. Highlighting the generational issues facing many nonprofits, as current management ages and a younger generation prepares to take the reins, Dr. Wolf suggests ways for organizations to best manage these transitions and adapt to a rapidly changing world. In easy-to-understand language and with study questions at the end of each chapter, Dr. Wolf explains how to cope with all the changes, giving you everything you need to know to be a highly successful nonprofit leader.
Your all-encompassing guide to managing people, projects, and teamsBeing a manager can be an intimidating and challenging task. Managing involves teaching new skills to employees, helping land a new customer, accomplishing an important assignment, increasing performance, and much more. The process of management can be very challenging at times, but it can also bring you a sense of fulfillment that you never imagined possible.Managing All-In-One For Dummies is the practical, plain-English guide that covers all the basics of business management, helping you to navigate today's most innovative business strategies.Pulls together content from the Dummies Management libraryOffers advice for anticipating change and leading subordinates through changeIncludes tips on how to manage your business with effective leadershipWhether you're a new manager or a seasoned professional, Managing All-in-One For Dummies gives you everything you need to manage successfully.
Learn how to use MySQL, a popular database product that supports key subsets of SQL on Linux and Unix systems. Using C/C++, Java, Perl, PHP, or Python, you can write programs to interact with a MySQL database, either as a stand-alone application or through a web page. This book covers the whole process, from installation to programming interfaces and database administration. It includes ample tutorial material and examples.
Music managers and artists will learn the secrets of successful management with scenarios from a manager's work life along with the legal and business skills to master them. Through stories of real-life famous artist-manager teams, the authors analyze, criticize, and detail what a manager ought to learn to be an effective advisor and representative.The book teaches future music managers and artists how to acquire clients, negotiate contracts, develop image, administer taxes and finances, and deal with promoters, media, attorneys, and unions. A special chapter addresses artists, advising them on what to look for in a manager, how to sign fair management contracts, and how to avoid career manipulation. Packed with industry guidelines, sample contracts, and sure-fire career tips from industry icons, this book is a professional springboard for music managers, recording artists, singers, and rock bands alike.
This practical guide to managing behaviour in Further and Adult Education is for all those training to teach in the sector. The third edition includes new chapters on 14-19 learners and behaviour theory and continues to offer practical ideas on how to manage and motivate students. It takes account of the variety of contexts in the sector and makes reference to important research findings and studies of learner behaviour. Based firmly on what teachers and students have to say about their experiences, it uses case studies, dialogue and journal extracts to explore key issues, and help teachers develop their practice.
The most important assets of any business are intangible: its company name, brands, symbols, and slogans, and their underlying associations, perceived quality, name awareness, customer base, and proprietary resources such as patents, trademarks, and channel relationships. These assets, which comprise brand equity, are a primary source of competitive advantage and future earnings, contends David Aaker, a national authority on branding. Yet, research shows that managers cannot identify with confidence their brand associations, levels of consumer awareness, or degree of customer loyalty. Moreover in the last decade, managers desperate for short-term financial results have often unwittingly damaged their brands through price promotions and unwise brand extensions, causing irreversible deterioration of the value of the brand name. Although several companies, such as Canada Dry and Colgate-Palmolive, have recently created an equity management position to be guardian of the value of brand names, far too few managers, Aaker concludes, really understand the concept of brand equity and how it must be implemented. In a fascinating and insightful examination of the phenomenon of brand equity, Aaker provides a clear and well-defined structure of the relationship between a brand and its symbol and slogan, as well as each of the five underlying assets, which will clarify for managers exactly how brand equity does contribute value. The author opens each chapter with a historical analysis of either the success or failure of a particular company's attempt at building brand equity: the fascinating Ivory soap story; the transformation of Datsun to Nissan; the decline of Schlitz beer; the making of the Ford Taurus; and others. Finally, citing examples from many other companies, Aaker shows how to avoid the temptation to place short-term performance before the health of the brand and, instead, to manage brands strategically by creating, developing, and exploiting each of the five assets in turn
Of all the complications which arise from diabetes, cardiovascular complications are by far the most prevalent and the most deadly. Authored by some of the world's leading names in this area, this outstanding book provides all those managing diabetic patients with clinical, practical and succinct guidance to the diagnosis and management of cardiovascular complications in diabetes.With a joint endocrinology and cardiology focus, and with the very latest in clinical guidelines from the ADA, EASD, AHA, ASC and ESC, selected highlights include:- The role of new biomarkers of cardiovascular disease in diabetes- The latest on diagnosis of cardiovascular problems via vascular imaging- Hypertension and cardiovascular disease in the diabetic patient- Dyslipidaemia and its management in type 2 diabetes - Management of thrombosis, acute coronary syndrome and peripheral arterial disease in diabetes Key points, case studies and self-assessment questions allow for rapid-reference, quick understanding of all topics, thus ensuring that this is perfect reading for endocrinologists, diabetes specialists and cardiologists of all levels managing patients with diabetes and associated cardiovascular problems.
` John Arnold has written a book which will serve well any student or new practitioner in the area of career management, both in terms of explaining how thinking has developed, and in looking forward to the complexities of the future' - Career Path, Institute Personnel and Development `This book has two purposes for education leaders. It provides understanding of the world of pupils will be moving into. More urgently, because it is not yet sufficiently recognised, it provides a framework for us to consider what is happening to teachers' careers now' - School Leadership The book will appeal to several different audiences, particularly those taking human resource modules in MBA and other postgraduate management courses, undergraduates taking special modules in university business schools or psychology departments, and all practising human resource managers, particularly those concerned with career management and (in the UK) those taking the IPD option on career management. The book is not primarily a do-it-yourself career manual, but nevertheless contains much that will assist people to manage their own careers better.