Management Intelligence: Sense and Nonsense for the Successful Manager

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Adrian Furbanham takes a sideways glance at management in this book of short essays. The essays are like tablets: to be taken a few at a time. They are designed to cure hangovers, reduce blood pressure and lighten the mood. They are also meant to be prophylactics against managerial madness. Take two, then call Adrian in the morning.

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Overview

Adrian Furbanham takes a sideways glance at management in this book of short essays. The essays are like tablets: to be taken a few at a time. They are designed to cure hangovers, reduce blood pressure and lighten the mood. They are also meant to be prophylactics against managerial madness. Take two, then call Adrian in the morning.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230216648
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 8/15/2008
  • Pages: 216
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

ADRIAN FURNHAM is Professor of Psychology at University College, London, UK. He is on the editorial board of a number of jourbanals, has received many awards, and was recognized as the most productive psychologist in the world from 1980 to 1989. He is the author of over 600 jourbanal articles and more than 42 books, including successful, popular management books. He acts as a consultant to a number of bodies including HM Government, British Airways, HBOS and SAP and also a number of multinational corporations. He writes regular columns in the Daily Telegraph and The Sunday Times and is a frequent contributor to BBC radio and television.

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Table of Contents


List of Tables     x
Preface     xi
Introduction - intelligence at work     1
Affirmative shopping     27
All chiefs now     29
Anti-commercialism     32
The art and science of haggling     34
Asking simple questions     36
Bad-mouthing products     38
The banality of leadership     40
Blame it on the boss     43
Breaking the code     46
Business virtues     48
The business convergence hypothesis     50
Business recovery     52
The capture-bonded employee     54
Carrot and stick management     56
The chain of happiness     59
Conscientizing the public     61
Common rooms, canteens and cubicles     63
Consumer boycotts     65
Corporate courage     68
Corporate police     71
Corruption at work     74
Courage and cowardice     76
Disagreeable leaders     79
Disengagement levels     81
Dress for success     83
Evolutionary consumption     85
Executive education excess     88
Fear and greed     90
Feedback phobia?     93
Full-glass optimism     96
Funny business     98
Gossip is good for you     100
The Guinness Book of Management Records     102
Hand-me-down leadership     105
Higher-educational psychiatric disorders     107
Hurrah for managerialism     110
Identity at work     113
Intelligence and wealth     115
Leadership as a demotivator     118
Leadership potential     121
Lookism at work     127
Management neurosis     130
Modern management styles     132
Moving toward, against and away from others     135
Negotiation skills courses     138
The obsessive-compulsive manager     140
Online shopping     143
Petty tyranny     145
People who interview well     148
Personality testing at work     150
Politeness at work     153
Product knowledge may be a dangerous thing     155
Rainbow marketing     158
Reactions to organizational change     160
Research workers     164
Sales intelligence     166
The satnav market     168
Segmenting shoppers     171
Sex and money     174
Span of control     176
Sudden departures     178
The trainer effect     180
TV blues     182
Unorthodox sales training     184
USP and RHP     186
Work addictions     188
End piece - whither managerial psychology?     191
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