Management: Challenges for Tomorrow's Leaders

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Cengage Learning, Mar 14, 2006 - Business & Economics - 576 pages
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In the Fifth Edition of this nationally acclaimed book, students learn the management skills and competencies that will enable them to meet the challenges they'll experience as leaders in tomorrow's dynamic, rapidly changing business environment. The authors focus on key management principles and how they apply in real business practice, as well as on the skills and competencies students will need as they move into the workplace. In this leadership-focused book, students discover how proactive leaders respond to both the opportunities and challenges of global management, diversity and ethics issues, team-based management, service management, and other developing trends. In emphasizing the competencies and skills needed by contemporary leaders, MANAGEMENT: CHALLENGES FOR TOMORROW'S Leaders translates theory into practice, showing students how to fully develop their skills in teamwork, critical thinking, problem solving, communication, and adapting to change. The authors further broaden students' understanding by applying the concepts of management to the various functional areas of organizations of all sizes, illustrating that leaders emerge from all areas- production, finance, accounting, sales, and marketing.
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Contents

Meeting the Challenges of the 21st Century
1
Planning Challenges in the 21st Century
87
Organizing Challenges in the 21st Century
182
Leadership Challenges in the 21st Century
289
Control Challenges in the 21st Century
401
Endnotes
500
Glossary
539
Name Index
541
Company Index
543
Subject Index
545
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About the author (2006)

Patricia M. Fandt is professor emeritus at the Milgard School of Business, University of Washington, Tacoma. Stephen H. Goodman is an associate professor of management information systems at the University of Central Florida. Pamela S. Lewis is president of Queens University of Charlotte in Charlotte, N.C.

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