The Chameleon Manager

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Today's managers are faced with many conflicting demands and situations. This book provides practical ways of achieving the impossible:

*How can you be a generalist and a specialist?
*An individual expert and a 'connected' team player?
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Overview

Today's managers are faced with many conflicting demands and situations. This book provides practical ways of achieving the impossible:

*How can you be a generalist and a specialist?
*An individual expert and a 'connected' team player?
*Manage more people with less time and fewer resources and be entrepreneurial at the same time?

Complete with its own website, which gives further information and links to other sites.

The New Skills Portfolio is a groundbreaking new series, published in association with the Industrial Society, which re-defines the core management skills managers and team leaders need to be competitive. Each title is action-focused blending 20th century management initiatives/trends with a new flexible skills portfolio.

The Industrial Society is one of the largest public training providers in the UK. It has over 10,000 member organisations and promotes best practice through its publishing, consultancy, training and advisory services. For more information contact their website on www.indsoc.co.uk

Audience: Trainers; Human resource managers; Line managers; Supervisors; Team leaders; Industrial Society members; Junior managers; Corporate learning resource centres.

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Proceeding from career goals, this guide provides advice and strategies for finding one's way in a managerial world consisting of globalization of communication and rapid organizational change. Most examples are drawn from the field of information technology in order to demonstrate business and its most chameleon-like. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780750640268
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 9/16/1998
  • Series: New Skills Portfolio Series
  • Pages: 200
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.47 (d)

Meet the Author

After 17 years in the corporate world, specialising in finding innovative ways of using computers and information to benefit business, Brian Clegg established himself as a freelance writer and consultant on both creativity and human/computer interface. He has provided consultancy to large and small companies in the financial, travel, pharmaceutical and IT sectors, and is a regular contributor to PC Week, Personal Computer World and the World Wide Web based magazine, VNU/Net. Co-author, with Paul Birch, of Business Creativity, (1995), Imagination Engineering (1996) and Dis-Organization (1998). Author of The Chameleon Manager (1998) for the Butterworth Heinemann New Skills Portfolio.

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Table of Contents

Working your way; A new toolbag; Mapping your employment dreams; Finding work; Balancing tasks - and life; The creative urge; Knowledge rules; Information location; It's good to talk; Managing without management; Team players; We are not alone; Enhancing your self-view; Roadmap to the future; Index

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