Becoming the Evidence-Based Manager: Making the Science of Management Work for You

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Quercus, Jan 11, 2011 - Business & Economics - 228 pages
NEW 2ND EDITION WILL BE PUBLISHED JUNE 5TH, 2018

Over the past decade, the call for evidence-based management has been on the rise. Managers have become increasingly skeptical of advice that is based soley on anecdotes, otherwise known as the "art of management"; they demand, instead, proof that the management practices espoused by the authors in the field are truly effective. Becoming the Evidence-Based Manager delivers the goods, covering a wide range of critical management skills, such as hiring, inspiring, training, developing, motivating and coaching. Readers are rewarded with a thorough understanding of how to put the science of management to work for themselves and their organizations. An organizational psychologist by training and experience, author Gary Latham brings a unique perspective to the art-versus-science debate as he underscores the critical role that empirical research plays in successfully hiring and managing employees. Latham advocates using the "situational" interview style in the hiring process over the "free-flowing" one, for example, as it's proven more effective in assessing a candidate's skills and aptitude. Written in an accessible, conversational style, Becoming the Evidence-Based Manager draws upon 50 years of management research, and provides front-line managers with key lessons and tips to help them put research to everyday use on the job. From hiring and training to supervising and appraising, managers and leaders will learn proven techniques for achieving high performance from their employees.
 

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The unique value that this book presents is Dr. Latham's ability to shed light on a lot of the often unquestioned, yet ineffective practices that are prevalent at corporate - hiring, leadership, improving performance, etc. Dr. Latham does not stop at that, he presents research-based, easy-to-understand and easy-to-implement alternative methods to take the practice of leadership effectiveness and employee performance to a whole new level.  

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Contents

01 USE THE RIGHT TOOLS TO HIRE HIGHPERFORMING EMPLOYEES
1
02 INSPIRE YOUR EMPLOYEES TO EXECUTE STRATEGY
25
03 DEVELOP AND TRAIN TO CREATE A HIGHPERFORMING TEAM
55
04 MOTIVATE YOUR EMPLOYEES TO BE HIGH PERFORMERS
75
05 INSTILL RESILIENCY IN THE FACE OF SETBACKS
97
06 APPRAISE AND COACH YOUR EMPLOYEES TO BE HIGH PERFORMERS
115
07 THE EVIDENCE BASED MANAGER IN ACTION
139
NOTES
155
REFERENCES
175
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
191
INDEX
193
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