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Developing Management Proficiency: A Self-Directed Learning Approach / Edition 1

Developing Management Proficiency: A Self-Directed Learning Approach / Edition 1

by Deb CohenDeb Cohen


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Developing Management Proficiency: A Self-Directed Learning Approach is a pragmatic, easy-to-follow roadmap for managers to help develop the behaviors and skills necessary for success.

Strong behavioral competencies are essential for any manager today. Emphasizing a self-directed learning approach, this book is designed to transform passive learners into active learners by helping to develop behavioral skills, based on individual needs. By providing the reader with the tools for self-directed learning, Deb Cohen provides an unending mechanism to learn, improve, and grow, helping develop the proficiencies needed to be successful in doing their job or advancing in their career. With features such as practical examples, worksheets, tables, and figures, the book is packed full of self-directed learning activities including role play, observation, networking, journaling, and questioning, all powerful drivers of learning and development.

With expert guidance on how to approach personal development in day-to-day activities rather than in a formal course setting, this book is an essential resource for managers at all levels, as well as anyone training or interested in a managerial role.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780367253103
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 12/04/2019
Pages: 162
Sales rank: 425,281
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.00(d)

About the Author

Deb Cohen, Ph.D., is a management and HR expert. She is a writer, speaker, trainer, and consultant. Deb has 30 years’ experience as an association executive and business school professor. 

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction

Part I

Chapter 2: Management Competencies

Chapter 3: Self-directed Learning

Chapter 4: Self-assessment

Part II

Chapter 5: The Art of Networking

Chapter 6: The Art of Role Playing

Chapter 7: The Art of Observation

Chapter 8: The Art of Questioning

Chapter 9: The Art of Journaling

Part III

Chapter 10: The Path Forward

Appendix: Case Illustration


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