Jo Owen, «Management Stripped Bare: What They Don't Teach You at Business School»
Kogan Page | ISBN 0749436972 | May 2002 | PDF | 272 Pages | 1,0 Mb
Management the world over face the same problems. Bad meetings, boring presentations, political intrigue, difficult bosses and unhelpful staff, plague them. They are caught in the crossfire of unreasonable goals with inadequate resources, complex organizations and an uncertain and changing outside world. Somehow managers are meant to make sense of this.
And yet, there is no training or guidance on how to deal with the problems that management face. It is simply assumed that managers know instinctively how to run good meetings, how to write well, how to deal with the thousand tricky situations that crop up in the managerial year.
In the end, managers serve an informal apprenticeship where
they learn from the successes and failures of all those around them.
After some years, they land up with a model of how they think their world works and how they can survive in it.
The good news is that those patterns of success and failure are common to all managers in all industries. There is no single rule of success. Instead, there are a thousand small things that a manager can do right or wrong every day.
This book draws on 20 years’ experience of serving different industries across the world to map out what consistently does, and does not, work in the situations managers face. It is not a grand theory of management. It is a practical guide to survival in the managerial world.
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