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The Talented Manager: 67 Gems of Business Wisdom [NOOK Book]

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In this new collection of articles on talent acquisition and retention, Adrian Furnham, author of The Elephant in the Boardroom, offers an engaging and witty look into the world of the talented manager. Based on solid research this book offers a substantial introduction to the importance of talent in the workplace.
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The Talented Manager: 67 Gems of Business Wisdom

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Overview

In this new collection of articles on talent acquisition and retention, Adrian Furnham, author of The Elephant in the Boardroom, offers an engaging and witty look into the world of the talented manager. Based on solid research this book offers a substantial introduction to the importance of talent in the workplace.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230369771
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 2/21/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 256
  • File size: 966 KB

Meet the Author

ADRIAN FURNHAM Professor of Psychology at University College, London, UK. He is on the editorial board of a number of journals, 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 journal 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

A Walk in the Woods Aberrant Self-Promotion at Work
Aesthetics at Work
All the Questions and All the Answers
Appraisal Systems
Beware of Creatives
Blame Storming
Career Success
Change
Charlatan Detection
Could do Better
Different Perspectives
Does Coaching Work?
Evidence at Work
Expansion
Faking It
Face-ism and Shape-ism at Work
Food at Work
Gender and Job Satisfaction
Hating HR
How Management Style Leads Directly to Profit and Loss
Improving References
Incentive Schemes
Inspirational Teachers
Interview Techniques
Lie Detectors
Loafers, Suckers and Free-Riders
The Obsolescent CEO
Market Research
Mentoring at Work
Money as a Motivator
Nutters at Work
Peanuts and Monkeys
Power and Status in Organisations
Processes, Profit and People
Protecting Vulnerable Customers
Quant Jocks and Qual Jills
Recognition Programmes that don't Work
Religion at Work
Resilience and Hardiness
Resistance to Change
Seven Lessons for Appraisal
Showing off the CEO Smart Arses
Spirituality at Work
Striving for Power
Surveillance at Work
Taking Care and Taking Charge
Taking Offence
The Catch Phrase Technique
The Content of Job Advertisements
The Dangers of Forecasting
The Drive for Money
The Emotional Contract at Work
The Leader Profit Chain
The Legacy Problem
The Narcissistic Manager
The Hyper-moral Obsessive
The Scientific Understanding of the Public
The Work Ethic
To do a PhD
What is Conscientiousness?
Whistle Blowing at Work
Wit at Work
Writing as Therapy
Writing Your Own Obituary

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