Management: Challenges for Tomorrow's Leaders (with InfoTrac® 1-Semester) / Edition 5by Pamela S. Lewis, Stephen H. Goodman, Patricia M. Fandt, Joseph Michlitsch
Pub. Date: 03/14/2006
Publisher: Cengage Learning
In the Fifth Edition of this nationally acclaimed book, students learn the management skills and competencies that will enable them to meet the challenges they'll experience as leaders in tomorrow's dynamic, rapidly changing business environment. The authors focus on key management principles and how they apply in real business practice, as well as on the skills
In the Fifth Edition of this nationally acclaimed book, students learn the management skills and competencies that will enable them to meet the challenges they'll experience as leaders in tomorrow's dynamic, rapidly changing business environment. The authors focus on key management principles and how they apply in real business practice, as well as on the skills and competencies students will need as they move into the workplace. In this leadership-focused book, students discover how proactive leaders respond to both the opportunities and challenges of global management, diversity and ethics issues, team-based management, service management, and other developing trends. In emphasizing the competencies and skills needed by contemporary leaders, MANAGEMENT: CHALLENGES FOR TOMORROW'S Leaders translates theory into practice, showing students how to fully develop their skills in teamwork, critical thinking, problem solving, communication, and adapting to change. The authors further broaden students' understanding by applying the concepts of management to the various functional areas of organizations of all sizes, illustrating that leaders emerge from all areas- production, finance, accounting, sales, and marketing.
Table of Contents
PART 1: MEETING THE CHALLENGES OF THE 21ST CENTURY. 1. Management and Managers. 2. Evolution of Management Thought. 3. Social Responsibility and Ethics. PART 2: PLANNING CHALLENGES IN THE 21ST CENTURY. 4. Strategic Management and Planning in a Global Environment. 5. Planning in the Contemporary Organization. 6. Managerial Decision Making. PART 3: ORGANIZING CHALLENGES IN THE 21ST CENTURY. 7. Organizing for Effectiveness and Efficiency?. 8. Organizational Design. 9. Strategic Human Resource Management. 10. Organizational Culture and Change . PART 4: LEADERSHIP CHALLENGES IN THE 21ST CENTURY. 11. Communicating Effectively within Diverse Organizations. 12. Leading in a Dynamic Environment. 13. Exploring Individual Differences and Team Dynamics. 14. Motivating Organizational Members. PART 5: CONTROL CHALLENGES IN THE 21ST CENTURY. 15. Organizational Control in a Complex Business Environment. 16. Productivity and Quality in Operations 17. Information Technology and Control.
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