Professionals today, whether they are new or seasoned, need a solid foundation of essential skills in order to keep pace with the speed of change. The American Management Association, the preeminent provider of business education worldwide, trains the majority of the Fortune 500 companies in competitive business skills. Now, for the first time, AMA has assembled the most critical, “must-have” skills for managers and leaders in one handy volume. AMA Business Boot Camp paves the way for readers to:
• Motivate, increase morale, and enhance productivity
• Manage organizational change
• Improve their ability to communicate and influence others
• Screen, evaluate, and select corporate strategies
• Conduct effective performance reviews
• Protect themselves against the pitfalls of intra-organizational politics
• And much more
Covering everything from management and leadership to project management and strategy, this one-of-kind reference serves as a crash course in the fundamentals required for lasting success.
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About the Author
EDWARD T. REILLY is the CEO of AMA International. Previously, he was President and CEO of Big Flower Holdings, Inc. (NYSE-BGF), a leading provider of integrated marketing and advertising services, and he also served as head of the McGraw-Hill International Book Company and President of The McGraw-Hill Broadcasting Company.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
AMA Business Boot Camp edited by American Management Association (AMA) International CEO Edward T. Reilly is a reader's digest of fundamental management and leadership skills. Within this book, Edward compiles leading practices garnered from AMA's ninety years of research and observation of the world's top performing managers. This book contains essential insights for newly promoted and aspiring managers to: - Define their role as a manager; creating a healthy and productive workplace environment - Identify employee motivators; delegating for development and coaching for superior performance - Adapt to a changing organization; recruiting, interviewing, and selecting the right person for the job and the organization - Manage projects; from setting scope and selecting a team to delivering on-time, on-budget results - Develop a personal leadership style; building power and influence and motivating `difficult' people while avoiding the pitfalls of office politics I like AMA Business Book Camp for its solid focus on management fundamentals. Edward thoroughly covers the foundational principles and practices every manager must embody in order to be successful. Additionally, the book contains many useful templates that newly promoted managers can add to their personal `tool kit' so to further accelerate their growth into well performing leaders. While thorough in its discussion of management basics, I found AMA Business Boot Camp to lack the vivid real-world examples that would have brought the application of its concepts to life. This lack of examples diminished the book's actionable nature; challenging less experienced managers to determine for themselves what the recommended implementation would look like in the workplace environment. AMA Business Boot Camp contains the complete set of solid management principles and practices every aspiring and newly promoted manager should embody. As such, I believe this book would serve these individuals well as they start their management journey; making AMA Business Boot Camp a StrategyDriven recommended read. All the Best, Nathan Ives StrategyDriven Principal
When it comes to learning the skills you need to run a business, you are in good hands with the American Management Association (AMA). In this comprehensive manual for corporate managers, editor Edward T. Reilly, president and CEO of the AMA, expertly covers the topics you must know to be an effective leader and manager. This is solid and reliable – though basic – guidance for all businesspeople. getAbstract recommends Reilly’s survey course to anyone, particularly newer managers, seeking up-to-date business management information.