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Developing Management Skills / Edition 8

Developing Management Skills / Edition 8

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by David A. Whetten, Kim S. Cameron

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ISBN-10: 0136121004

ISBN-13: 9780136121008

Pub. Date: 02/10/2010

Publisher: Prentice Hall

With Whetten and Cameron's unique five-step model, learn the skills that turn good ideas into accepted practice—and good management!

Skills-based, interactive, and cross-cultural, David Whetten and Kim Cameron's newest edition of Developing Management Skills will help you bridge the gap between learning management skills and


With Whetten and Cameron's unique five-step model, learn the skills that turn good ideas into accepted practice—and good management!

Skills-based, interactive, and cross-cultural, David Whetten and Kim Cameron's newest edition of Developing Management Skills will help you bridge the gap between learning management skills and applying those skills to the managing job at hand. Filled with experiential exercises, examples, and the latest in technology, this book clearly focuses on the skills aspect of management.

The authors present a five-step process in each chapter for assessing, learning, analyzing, practicing, and applying your own abilities to build the foundation for effective management practice. Building on your personal, interpersonal, and group skills, Developing Management Skills is an interactive tool based on the authors' extensive and updated research on effective managers in private and public companies.

Here are a few of the highlights of this fifth edition:

  • Material on nine fundamental management skills, organized into three categories, to help you master the skills you'll use in managing people:
    • Personal (Developing Self-Awareness; Managing Stress; Solving Problems Creatively)
    • Interpersonal (Coaching, Counseling, and Supportive Communication; Gaining Power and Influence; Motivating Others; Managing Conflict)
    • Group Skills (Empowering and Delegating; Building Effective Teams and Teamwork)
  • New material on cross-cultural perspectives, including a useful framework for comparingcultural values and providing examples of how people with different cultural values use different communication styles, influence strategies, or conflict management approaches.
  • Three updated supplemental sections on applied communications skills—"Making Oral and Written Presentations," "Conducting Interviews," and "Conducting Meetings"—to help prepare you for the various types of communication required of managers.
  • NEW! Part-Ending Skills Video segments featuring key management skills topics that focus on a fictional Internet company. Each segment offers a scenario with two options from which students select and evaluate their choices.
  • NEW! myPHLIP Internet site offers chapter-specific current events, Internet exercises, and downloadable supplements—plus interactive assessment tests.

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Table of Contents

Preface     xvii
Introduction     1
The Critical Role of Management Skills     3
The Importance of Competent Managers     6
The Skills of Effective Managers     7
Essential Management Skills     8
What Are Management Skills?     9
Improving Management Skills     12
An Approach to Skill Development     13
Leadership and Management     16
Contents of the Book     18
Organization of the Book     19
Practice and Application     21
Diversity and Individual Differences     21
Summary     23
Supplementary Material     24
Diagnostic Survey and Exercises     24
Personal Assessment of Management Skills (PAMS)     24
What Does It Take to Be an Effective Manager?     28
SSS Software In-Basket Exercise     30
Scoring Key and Comparison Data     42
Personal Assessment of Management Skills     42
Scoring Key     42
Comparison Data     42
What Does It Take to Be an Effective Manager?     43
SSS Software In-Basket Exercise     43
Personal Skills     44
DevelopingSelf-Awareness     45
Skill Assessment     46
Diagnostic Surveys for Self-Awareness     46
Self-Awareness Assessment     46
Emotional Intelligence Assessment     47
The Defining Issues Test     48
The Learning Style Inventory     52
Locus of Control Scale     54
Tolerance of Ambiguity Scale     56
Core Self-Evaluation Scale (CSES)     57
Skill Learning     58
Key Dimensions of Self-Awareness     58
The Enigma of Self-Awareness     59
The Sensitive Line     59
Understanding and Appreciating Individual Differences     61
Important Areas of Self-Awareness     62
Emotional Intelligence     63
Values     66
Ethical Decision Making and Values     74
Learning Style     75
Attitudes Toward Change     79
Core Self-Evaluation     83
Skill Analysis     88
Cases Involving Self-Awareness     88
Communist Prison Camp     88
Computerized Exam     89
Decision Dilemmas     90
Skill Practice     93
Exercises for Improving Self-Awareness Through Self-Disclosure     93
Through the Looking Glass     93
Diagnosing Managerial Characteristics     94
An Exercise for Identifying Aspects of Personal Culture: A Learning Plan and Autobiography     96
Skill Application     99
Activities for Developing Self-Awareness     99
Suggested Assignments     99
Application Plan and Evaluation     99
Scoring Keys and Comparison Data     101
Self-Awareness Assessment     101
Scoring Key     101
Comparison Data     101
Emotional Intelligence Assessment     101
Scoring Key     101
Comparison Data     103
The Defining Issues Test     103
The Escaped Prisoner     103
The Doctor's Dilemma     104
The Newspaper     104
Learning Style Inventory     105
Scoring Key     105
Locus of Control     105
Scoring Key     105
Comparison Data     105
Tolerance of Ambiguity     106
Scoring Key     106
Comparison Data     106
Core Self-Evaluation Scale     106
Scoring Key      106
Comparison Data     107
Managing Personal Stress     109
Skill Assessment     110
Diagnostic Surveys for Managing Stress     110
Stress Management Assessment     110
Time Management Assessment     111
Type A Personality Inventory     112
Social Readjustment Rating Scale     113
Sources of Personal Stress     115
Skill Learning     116
Improving the Management of Stress and Time     116
The Role of Management     117
Major Elements of Stress     117
Reactions to Stress     118
Coping with Stress     119
Managing Stress     121
Stressors     121
Eliminating Stressors     124
Eliminating Time Stressors Through Time Management     125
Eliminating Encounter Stressors Through Collaboration and Emotional Intelligence     132
Eliminating Situational Stressors Through Work Redesign     134
Eliminating Anticipatory Stressors Through Prioritizing, Goal Setting, and Small Wins     136
Developing Resiliency     138
Physiological Resiliency     140
Psychological Resiliency     143
Social Resiliency      147
Temporary Stress-Reduction Techniques     148
Skill Analysis     151
Cases Involving Stress Management     151
The Turn of the Tide     151
The Case of the Missing Time     154
Skill Practice     159
Exercises for Long-Term and Short-Run Stress Management     159
The Small-Wins Strategy     159
Life-Balance Analysis     160
Deep Relaxation     162
Monitoring and Managing Time     163
Skill Application     165
Activities for Managing Stress     165
Suggested Assignments     165
Application Plan and Evaluation     166
Scoring Keys and Comparison Data     168
Stress Management Assessment     168
Scoring Key     168
Comparison Data     168
Time Management Assessment     168
Scoring Key     168
Comparison Data     169
Type A Personality Inventory     169
Scoring Key     169
Comparison Data     169
Social Readjustment Scale     170
Comparison Data     170
Source of Personal Stress     170
Solving Problems Analytically and Creatively     171
Skill Assessment     172
Diagnostic Surveys for Creative Problem Solving     172
Problem Solving, Creativity, and Innovation     172
How Creative Are You?[Copyright]     173
Innovative Attitude Scale     175
Creative Style Assessment     176
Skill Learning     178
Problem Solving, Creativity, and Innovation     178
Steps in Analytical Problem Solving     178
Defining the Problem     178
Generating Alternatives     180
Evaluating Alternatives     180
Implementing the Solution     181
Limitations of the Analytical Problem-Solving Model     182
Impediments to Creative Problem Solving     182
Multiple Approaches to Creativity     183
Conceptual Blocks     187
Percy Spencer's Magnetron     189
Spence Silver's Glue     189
The Four Types of Conceptual Blocks     189
Review of Conceptual Blocks     198
Conceptual Blockbusting     198
Stages in Creative Thought     198
Methods for Improving Problem Definition     199
Ways to Generate More Alternatives      203
International Caveats     206
Hints for Applying Problem-Solving Techniques     207
Fostering Creativity in Others     207
Management Principles     208
Skill Analysis     214
Cases Involving Problem Solving     214
Admiral Kimmel's Failure at Pearl Harbor     214
Creativity at Apple     216
Skill Practice     219
Exercises for Applying Conceptual Blockbusting     219
Individual Assignment-Analytical Problem Solving (10 minutes)     219
Team Assignment-Creative Problem Solving (20 minutes)     220
Moving Up in the Rankings     221
Keith Dunn and McGuffey's Restaurant     222
Creative Problem-Solving Practice     225
Skill Application     227
Activities for Solving Problems Creatively     227
Suggested Assignments     227
Application Plan and Evaluation     227
Scoring Keys and Comparison Data     229
Problem Solving, Creativity, and Innovation     229
Scoring Key     229
Comparison Data     229
How Creative Are You     229
Scoring Key     229
Comparison Data     230
Innovative Attitude Scale     230
Scoring Key     230
Creative Style Assessment     231
Scoring Key     231
Skill Practice: Applying Conceptual Blockbusting     231
Observer's Feedback Form     231
Answer to Matchstick Problem in Figure 3.4     233
Answer to Shakespeare Riddle in Figure 3.5     233
Some Common Themes Applying to Water and Finance     233
Answer to Name That Ship Problem in Figure 3.6     234
Answer to Nine-Dot Problem in Figure 3.7     234
Answer to Embedded Pattern Problem in Figure 3.8     235
Interpersonal Skills     236
Building Relationships by Communicating Supportively     237
Skill Assessment     238
Diagnostic Surveys for Supportive Communication     238
Communicating Supportively     238
Communication Styles     239
Skill Learning     242
Building Positive Interpersonal Relationships     242
The Importance of Effective Communication     243
The Focus on Accuracy     244
What Is Supportive Communication?     246
Coaching and Counseling     248
Coaching and Counseling Problems     249
Defensiveness and Disconfirmation     250
Principles of Supportive Communication     251
Supportive Communication Is Based on Congruence, not Incongruence     251
Supportive Communication Is Descriptive, not Evaluative     252
Supportive Communication Is Problem-oriented, not Person-oriented     254
Supportive Communication Validates Rather than Invalidates Individuals     255
Supportive Communication Is Specific (Useful], not Global (Nonuseful)     257
Supportive Communication Is Conjunctive, not Disjunctive     258
Supportive Communication Is Owned, not Disowned     259
Supportive Communication Requires Listening, not One-Way Message Delivery     260
The Personal Management Interview     264
International Caveats     267
Skill Analysis     270
Cases Involving Building Positive Relationships     270
Find Somebody Else     270
Rejected Plans     271
Skill Practice     273
Exercises for Diagnosing Communication Problems and Fostering Understanding     273
United Chemical Company     273
Byron vs. Thomas     275
Active Listening Exercise     276
Skill Application     278
Activities for Communicating Supportively     278
Suggested Assignments     278
Application Plan and Evaluation     278
Scoring Keys and Comparison Data     280
Communicating Supportively     280
Scoring Key     280
Comparison Data     280
Communication Styles     280
Comparison Data     280
Skill Practice: Diagnosing Problems and Fostering Understanding: United Chemical Company and Byron vs. Thomas     281
Observer's Feedback Form     281
Gaining Power and Influence     283
Skill Assessment     284
Diagnostic Surveys for Gaining Power and Influence     284
Gaining Power and Influence     284
Using Influence Strategies     285
Skill Learning     287
Building a Strong Power Base and Using Influence Wisely     287
A Balanced View of Power     287
Lack of Power     287
Abuse of Power     289
Strategies for Gaining Organizational Power     290
The Necessity of Power and Empowerment     290
Sources of Personal Power     292
Sources of Position-Power     297
Transforming Power into Influence     302
Influence Strategies: The Three Rs     302
The Pros and Cons of Each Strategy     304
Acting Assertively: Neutralizing Influence Attempts     308
Skill Analysis     314
Case Involving Power and Influence     314
River Woods Plant Manager     314
Skill Practice     315
Exercise for Gaining Power     315
Repairing Power Failures In Management Circuits     315
Exercise for Using Influence Effectively     316
Ann Lyman's Proposal     317
Exercises for Neutralizing Unwanted Influence Attempts     318
Cindy's Fast Foods     318
9:00 to 7:30     319
Skill Application     321
Activities for Gaining Power and Influence     321
Suggested Assignments     321
Application Plan and Evaluation     322
Scoring Keys and Comparison Data     323
Gaining Power and Influence     323
Scoring Key     323
Comparison Data     324
Using Influence Strategies     324
Scoring Key     324
Skill Practice: Neutralizing Unwanted Influence Attempts     324
Observer's Feedback Form     324
Motivating Others      327
Skill Assessment     328
Diagnostic Surveys for Motivating Others     328
Diagnosing Poor Performance and Enhancing Motivation     328
Work Performance Assessment     329
Skill Learning     330
Increasing Motivation and Performance     330
Diagnosing Work Performance Problems     330
Enhancing Individuals' Abilities     332
Fostering a Motivating Work Environment     334
Elements of an Effective Motivation Program     335
Establish Clear Performance Expectations     336
Remove Obstacles to Performance     338
Reinforce Performance-Enhancing Behavior     341
Provide Salient Rewards     349
Be Fair and Equitable     352
Provide Timely Rewards and Accurate Feedback     352
Skill Analysis     358
Case Involving Motivation Problems     358
Electro Logic     358
Skill Practice     365
Exercises for Diagnosing Work Performance Problems     365
Joe Chaney     367
Work Performance Assessment     368
Exercise for Reshaping Unacceptable Behaviors     368
Shaheen Matombo     368
Skill Application      371
Activities for Motivating Others     371
Suggested Assignments     371
Application Plan and Evaluation     372
Scoring Keys and Comparison Data     374
Diagnosing Poor Performance and Enhancing Motivation     374
Scoring Key     374
Comparison Data     374
Work Performance Assessment     375
Scoring Key     375
Comparison Data     375
Skill Practice: Exercise for Reshaping Unacceptable Behaviors     375
Observer's Feedback Form     375
Managing Conflict     377
Skill Assessment     378
Diagnostic Surveys for Managing Conflict     378
Managing Interpersonal Conflict     378
Strategies for Handling Conflict     379
Skill Learning     380
Interpersonal Conflict Management     380
Mixed Feelings About Conflict     380
Diagnosing the Type of Interpersonal Conflict     382
Conflict Focus     382
Conflict Source     384
Selecting the Appropriate Conflict Management Approach     387
Comparing Conflict Management and Negotiation Strategies     390
Selection Factors      390
Resolving Interpersonal Confrontations Using the Collaborative Approach     394
A General Framework for Collaborative Problem Solving     395
The Four Phases of Collaborative Problem Solving     396
Skill Analysis     409
Case Involving Interpersonal Conflict     409
Educational Pension Investments     409
Skill Practice     414
Exercise for Diagnosing Sources of Conflict     414
SSS Software Management Problems     414
Exercises for Selecting an Appropriate Conflict Management Strategy     422
Bradley's Barn     423
Avocado Computers     423
Phelps, Inc.     424
Exercises for Resolving Interpersonal Disputes     424
Freida Mae Jones     425
Can Larry Fit In?     427
Meeting at Hartford Manufacturing Company     428
Skill Application     435
Activities for Improving Managing Conflict Skills     435
Suggested Assignments     435
Application Plan and Evaluation     436
Scoring Keys and Comparison Data     438
Managing Interpersonal Conflict     438
Scoring Key     438
Comparison Data      439
Strategies for Handling Conflict     439
Scoring Key     439
Skill Practice: Exercises for Resolving Interpersonal Disputes     439
Observer's Feedback Form     439
Group Skills     442
Empowering and Delegating     443
Skill Assessment     444
Diagnostic Surveys for Empowering and Delegating     444
Effective Empowerment and Delegation     444
Personal Empowerment Assessment     445
Skill Learning     447
Empowering and Delegating     447
A Management Dilemma Involving Empowerment     447
The Dirty Dozen     448
The Meaning of Empowerment     449
Historical Roots of Empowerment     450
Dimensions of Empowerment     451
Self-Efficacy     451
Self-Determination     452
Personal Consequence     453
Meaning     453
Trust     454
Review of Empowerment Dimensions     455
How to Develop Empowerment     455
Articulating a Clear Vision and Goals     456
Fostering Personal Mastery Experiences     457
Modeling     458
Providing Support      458
Emotional Arousal     459
Providing Information     460
Providing Resources     461
Connecting to Outcomes     461
Creating Confidence     462
Review of Empowerment Principles     463
Inhibitors to Empowerment     465
Attitudes About Subordinates     466
Personal Insecurities     466
Need for Control     466
Delegating Work     467
Advantages of Empowered Delegation     467
Deciding When to Delegate     468
Deciding to Whom to Delegate     469
Deciding How to Delegate Effectively     469
Review of Delegation Principles     474
International Caveats     475
Skill Analysis     478
Cases Involving Empowerment and Delegation     478
Minding the Store     478
Changing the Portfolio     479
Skill Practice     480
Exercises for Empowerment     480
Executive Development Associates     480
Empowering Ourselves     484
Deciding to Delegate     485
Skill Application     487
Activities for Empowerment and Delegation      487
Suggested Assignments     487
Application Plan and Evaluation     487
Scoring Keys and Comparison Data     489
Effective Empowerment and Delegation     489
Scoring Key     489
Comparison Data     489
Personal Empowerment     489
Scoring Key     489
Comparison Data     490
Skill Practice: Deciding to Delegate: Analysis of "An Emergency Request"     490
Skill Practice: Analysis of Biological Warfare     490
Building Effective Teams and Teamwork     493
Skill Assessment     494
Diagnostic Surveys for Building Effective Teams     494
Team Development Behaviors     494
Diagnosing the Need for Team Building     495
Skill Learning     497
Developing Teams and Teamwork     497
The Advantages of Teams     498
An Example of an Effective Team     501
Team Development     502
The Forming Stage     502
The Forming Stage     503
The Storming Stage     505
The Performing Stage     507
Leading Teams     510
Developing Credibility     511
Establish Smart Goals and Everest Goals     513
International Caveats     515
Team Membership     516
Advantageous Roles     516
Providing Feedback     520
International Caveats     521
Skill Analysis     523
Cases Involving Building Effective Teams     523
The Tallahassee Democrat's Elite Team     523
The Cash Register Incident     525
Skill Practice     527
Exercises in Building Effective Teams     527
Team Diagnosis and Team Development Exercise     527
Winning the War on Talent     528
Team Performance Exercise     531
Skill Application     533
Activities for Building Effective Teams     533
Suggested Assignments     533
Application Plan and Evaluation     534
Scoring Keys and Comparison Data     535
Team Development Behaviors     535
Scoring Key     535
Comparison Data     535
Diagnosing the Need for Team Building     535
Comparison Data     535
Leading Positive Change     537
Skill Assessment     538
Diagnostic Surveys for Leading Positive Change      538
Leading Positive Change     538
Reflected Best-Self Feedback[Trademark] Exercise     539
A Sample Email Request for Feedback     539
Machiavellianism Scale-Mach IV     540
Skill Learning     542
Leading Positive Change     542
Ubiquitous and Escalating Change     543
The Need for Frameworks     543
Tendencies Toward Stability     544
A Framework for Leading Positive Change     546
Establishing a Climate of Positivity     548
Creating Readiness for Change     554
Articulating a Vision of Abundance     557
Generating Commitment to the Vision     561
Institutionalizing the Positive Change     566
Skill Analysis     572
Cases Involving Leading Positive Change     572
Corporate Vision Statements     572
Lee Iacocca's Transformation of Chrysler-1979-1984     578
Skill Practice     585
Exercises in Leading Positive Change     585
Reflected Best-Self Portrait     585
Positive Organizational Diagnosis Exercise     586
A Positive Change Agenda     587
Skill Application     588
Activities for Leading Positive Change     588
Suggested Assignments     588
Application Plan and Evaluation     589
Scoring Keys and Comparison Data     591
Leading Positive Change     591
Scoring Key     591
Comparison Data     591
Reflected Best-Self Feedback[Trademark] Exercise     591
Machiavellianism Scale-Mach IV     591
Scoring Key     591
Comparison Data     592
Skill Analysis: Iacocca's Transformation of Chrysler-1979-1984     592
Specific Communication Skills     594
Learning Oral and Written Presentations     595
Skill Learning     596
Making Oral and Written Presentations     596
Essential Elements of Effective Presentations     597
Skill Practice     613
Exercises for Making Effective Oral and Written Presentations     613
Speaking as a Leader     613
Quality Circles at Battle Creek Foods     614
Conducting Interviews     623
Skill Learning     624
Planning and Conducting Interviews     624
Specific Types of Organizational Interviews     633
Skill Practice     638
Exercises for Conducting Special-Purpose Interviews     638
Evaluating the New Employee-Orientation Program     638
Performance-Appraisal Interview with Chris Jakobsen     641
Employment-Selection Interview at Smith Farley Insurance     647
Conducting Meetings     655
Skill Learning     656
Conducting Effective Meetings: A Short Guide for Meeting Managers and Meeting Participants     656
The Five Ps of Effective Meetings     656
Suggestions for Group Members     661
Skill Practice     664
Exercises for Conducting Meetings     664
Preparing and Conducting a Team Meeting at SSS Software     664
Role Diagnosis     664
Meeting Evaluation Worksheet     665
Glossary     677
References     687
Name Index     703
Subject Index     713
Combined Index     717

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I found this book to be easy to read, even for a non-business oriented individual. I thought the pre and post test assessments were very helpful in illustrating the ideas in the chapter and how my personality traits influenced my management skills.