A Manager's Guide to Human Behavior: EBook Edition

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AMACOM Div American Mgmt Assn, Apr 30, 2010 - Business & Economics - 244 pages
Understanding how and why employees behave as they do is a critical skill for managers in every organization. Managers are responsible for ensuring that the organization’s mission and strategic goals are enacted, so it is of the utmost importance they know how motivate and engage employees. This updated and revised edition of A Manager’s Guide to Human Behavior will prepare managers to better understand, motivate, and focus the energies of individual employees and the collective energy of their work teams. Building on the content in the fourth edition, this updated course reexamines key theories and focuses on their practical application to typical management situations. New topics is this edition include learning organizations and open systems, as a context for understanding how individuals contribute to organizational effectiveness; self-awareness; Goleman’s emotional intelligence; and Bridge’s transitions model of change. The performance management section has been enhanced with a simplified process model (define, develop, review and reward), and the section on leadership examines the concept of the versatile leader who engages the spirit, head, heart, and hands of employees. Throughout the course, self-assessments, worksheets, checklists, and questionnaires give students the opportunity to apply what they are learning. Each chapter incorporates an action plan tied to the objectives and competencies for the topic area. Short case studies enable students to apply their new knowledge to analyze, understand, and influence human behavior. This is an ebook version of the AMA Self-Study course. If you want to take the course for credit you need to either purchase a hard copy of the course through amaselfstudy.org or purchase an online version of the course through www.flexstudy.com.

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A Systems Approach
The Importance of Understanding
Enhancing SelfAwareness Through the Use
What InspiresPeople to Do What They
Action Plan
Review Questions 5 There Is Moreto Performance than Just
The Structure and Dynamics
Team Decision Making
Review Questions 7 Change That
The Role of a Manager
Organizational Effectiveness Introduction
Why Do Organizations Change?

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Matthew J. Reis, Ph.D., is an organizational psychologist and organization development practitioner. He has over 20 years combined experience in business, management, and consulting in organizational development. Reis has extensive experience in the design, delivery, and evaluation of training programs in a variety of corporate and not-for-profit environments. In addition, he is the founder of Reis Consulting, and he consults with a variety of organizations in the areas of leadership development, strategic planning, team building, and organizational development.

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