Developing Management Skills

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Addison Wesley, Jan 1, 1998 - Business & Economics - 632 pages
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Dave Whetten & Kim Cameron update their best selling text that takes a hands-on, skills-based approach to management. The goal of this book is to provide current & prospective managers with the personal, interpersonal, & group skills necessary to reduce the gap between good ideas & accepted practice. Skillful performance in a variety of challenging settings - critical staff meetings, conversations with angry customers, performance evaluations - is recognized as an essential foundation of effective management practice. Broken into a unique five-step model, Developing Management Skills 4e helps practicing managers & management students develop the necessary skills to cultivate & implement good ideas in organizations. This wonderful book is filled with interactive exercises & examples & the latest technology to illustrate & develop students' skills. A NEW highly interactive web site allows students to take self-assessment tests on the Internet & be evaluated in seconds! Originally designed for an MBA level skills course, Developing Management Skills has since been successfully used in organizational behavior & other management courses in undergraduate programs. Features * Unlike many management books, Whetten/Cameron focuses on the SKILLS aspect of management. * Each chapter uses a 5-step process for skill assessment, learning, analysis, practice & application. * The book has a unique tabbing system that helps track the 5-step process for students through each chapter. * Viewed as an engaging & student-friendly textbook, Developing Management Skills covers personal, interpersonal, & group skills & is designed for a course that is taught in an interactive way. * Supporting its interactive nature, this book is full of numerous interactive exercises, figures, problem boxes, etc.

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Introduction
1
Effective Managment
7
Leadership and Management
13
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About the author (1998)

Kim S. Cameron is Professor of Management and Organization at the University of Michigan Business School and Professor of Higher Education in the School of Education at the University of Michigan.

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