Managing People in a Downturn

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A collection of engaging and thought-provoking essays looking at the world of business and management during a recession. Furbanham takes a sideways look at some business issues that are often brushed under the carpet and examines recent academic contributions to business literature in an amusing and jargon-free style.

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Overview

A collection of engaging and thought-provoking essays looking at the world of business and management during a recession. Furbanham takes a sideways look at some business issues that are often brushed under the carpet and examines recent academic contributions to business literature in an amusing and jargon-free style.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230298545
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 7/5/2011
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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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 40 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

A Paradox Resolved
Ability, Aspiration, Attitude
The Abnormal Boss
Achieving Staff Engagement
The Annual Conference
Anti-Management
Blind-Date and Speed Dating
Bridge Employment
Business and the Media
The Chain of Happiness
Changeability
City Survivors Guilt
Cock Ups and Cover Ups at Work
Communicate, Communicate, Communicate
Conspiracy at Work
Dark Triads and Toxic Triangles
Dealing with Opponents
Defending the Self
The Disaffected Worker
Divergent Thinking
Does Coaching Work?
Dysfunctional Credentialism
Elite Performers
Employ-Worthiness
Engagement isn’t Enough
The Entrepreneurial Shift
Executive Derailment
Four Legs Good, Two Legs Bad
The Gaff Prone Ceo
Good Advice
Half A Mo
Hire Positive People
How Management Style Leads Directly to Profit and Loss
How to be Happy
The Identification of High Flyers
Implicit Assumptions
Incentivising Presentism
Iq Testing at Work
Is Management Getting Harder
Life After Lay Off
Managerial Educability
Managerial In-Experience
Neuro-Everything
Nice Guys Come Second
The Normality of Silos
The Offsite Strategy Meeting
On the Other Hand
The Personality Of Interviewers
Political Skills
Process, Profit and People
Reassuringly Expensive
Restorative Justice at Work
Sack ‘Em All
Segmenting the Sat Nav Market
Selecting a Prime Minister or President
Servant Leadership
Seven Steps to Happiness
Sex at Work
Shapers of Destiny
So What is Potential?
Spotting Leadership Potential
Strong Situations
Superego Vs. Super Ego
Taking An Hr Exam
Three As
Three Jourbaneys
Time at Work
Time Perspectives
Time Watching
The Unethical Manager
Value Clashes
The Valuelessness of Knowledge
What’s The Point of Theory
Who Wants to be an Entrepreneur
Working Abroad
The Young Ceo

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