[Reading] ➾ Developing Management Skills Author David A. Whetten – Higo2cam.info

Developing Management Skills One of the best books on soft skills development Its main strength are research based, full of exercises case studies, include a big number of skills, condensed and focused reading materials. Develop Ten Essential Management Skills With An Emphasis On Self Assessments, Developing Management Skills Gets Readers Involved In The Learning Experience, Helping Them Connect The Theories To Their Own Lives Further, This Text Focuses On Developing The Ten Essential Skills Needed For Success And Gives Readers Tangible Goals To Work Towards Based On Suggestions From Reviewers, Instructors, And Students, A Number Of Changes Including New Skill Assessments And Cases, And Updated Research Have Been Incorporated In The Eighth Edition My writing definitely feels rusty at the moment One reason My time spent with the ninth edition of dry toast.Cameron and Whetten take required reading to a whole new level of dry I imagine them in their little Hobbit hole, inventing their own language Oh sure, Sheldon from The Big Bang Theory could pull off, My manager HOLDS relevant power, but he acts incongruently but the HR gal won t know what to write Just imagine writing two essays and a speech in this management Klingon.Do other ex My writing definitely feels rusty at the moment One reason My time spent with the ninth edition of dry toast.Cameron and Whetten take required reading to a whole new level of dry I imagine them in their little Hobbit hole, inventing their own language Oh sure, Sheldon from The Big Bang Theory could pull off, My manager HOLDS relevant power, but he acts incongruently but the HR gal won t know what to write Just imagine writing two essays and a speech in this management Klingon.Do other experts use these terms Did they aid my learning NO Add in group work, an overworked professor, and a flipped classroom format a new age theory where students quiz BEFORE the lecture in the old days, I believe they called that a waste of tuition andyou get it Train wreck In classes like these, the textbook MATTERS I nearly read this one cover to cover, trying to boost my gradewhile my blood pressure SOARED.Why Well, except for two chapters, I found this textbook to be a CEO s wet dream Take Chapter 6 Motivation Apparently, employees prefer FIVE HOUR LIMO RIDES over a pay raise Can we please give the CEO one then Oh Oh AND in Chapter 5 Power, the book describes the ideal information network The top shouldn t tell everyone everything, something called a structural hole THIS WAY, separate departments MUST communicate Oh, brother Talk about inefficient You know who else keeps secrets MMM yeah, MEAN girls.Fortunately, the Team Building and Empowerment chapters rescinds a lot of this BS Plus one star Just not enough And can we get an editor All this overwriting to look smarter kinda killed my back Minus three At the end of the day, you ll survive this brick, but I d resell this one for sure Used it in my undergrad class A thorough and easy read Very interesting material, not the type where you dread flipping open the pages compared to other textbooks. As academic books go, this one is dense and intimidating I m not a particularly slow reader, but in this text, each 30 40 page chapter would easily take me several hours to read Nonetheless, I found this book engaging and compelling Rather than approaching the topic of management from a research or scholarly perspective, the authors treat this bookas a practical field manual for managers that just happens to be informed by research.Each chapter begins with a skill assessment some of As academic books go, this one is dense and intimidating I m not a particularly slow reader, but in this text, each 30 40 page chapter would easily take me several hours to read Nonetheless, I found this book engaging and compelling Rather than approaching the topic of management from a research or scholarly perspective, the authors treat this bookas a practical field manual for managers that just happens to be informed by research.Each chapter begins with a skill assessment some of which were on line and would be tied to a class if one were reading this text in school and then moves on to a learning section, describing management theories and skills The learning sections are not footnoted which keeps the reading free of distractions But the references section in the back is massive, so you know that Whetten and Cameron have done their homework The chapters cover topics ranging from managing stress and well being to motivating others to building effective teams The final section of each chapter includes practice and analysis, sections which often includes case studies and scenarios.If you re looking for a book to help you start thinking about what it means to be an effective manager of people, this could be a good place to start It s think and dense, but if you read it a chapter at a time as I did, it s well worth the investment An early edition of this was assigned as a text in one of my Organizational Behavior courses when I was an MBA student I found it both useful and engaging then, and have since used later editions in some of my own classes The topics addressed are especially important for managers, and the chapters are well grounded in theory and research, but not so pedantic as to put off practitioner readers Each chapter contains several useful self assessment exercises to assess current state, then developm An early edition of this was assigned as a text in one of my Organizational Behavior courses when I was an MBA student I found it both useful and engaging then, and have since used later editions in some of my own classes The topics addressed are especially important for managers, and the chapters are well grounded in theory and research, but not so pedantic as to put off practitioner readers Each chapter contains several useful self assessment exercises to assess current state, then developmental exercises and other material that focus on developing competency in the tools and skills highlighted in the chapter Finally, each chapter concludes with additional self assessment exercises to assess progress For its purpose, it is an outstanding book One of the first school books that I actually look forward to reading I ve been reading this book in my spare time, we haven t even been assigned to read it yet It is awesome and I am learning so much about managing in all walks of life The authors are great, and funny Specifically this book is for librarian types taking INFO 500 courses I am certifying as an information technology specialist and this class is required. I learned so much from this book I have been an executive director of several non profits in various parts of the mid west for 14 years and I wish I had read this book 14 years ago I can not wait to begin implementing some of the strategies in this book This is a text book for a business management course I am taking in about a month I hope to learn as much from this class as I did this book The book is a bit long Rather expensive And sometime a bit repetative but a good book. Even though this is pretty outstayed as far as the publication date, I was surprised at how relevant the Emotional Intelligence section was Consider this a large reference book, but I enjoyed most of not especially the part about designing work to fit the employee. There are valuable insights in this book, but not all of it is worth applying.


About the Author: David A. Whetten

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