Managing Power and People

  • Filename: managing-power-and-people.
  • ISBN: 0765616033
  • Release Date: 2006
  • Number of pages: 265
  • Author: George J. Seperich
  • Publisher: M.E. Sharpe



This practical text offers management students as well as professionals a comprehensive guide to an essential management function: the use of power and authority to achieve specific objectives. Incorporating numerous case studies and examples of actual management experiences in both large and small companies, the book provides an effective approach to the use of power to manage people and projects successfully without fear of conflict. The work is based on a unique blending of management and leadership, combined to create a powerful influence on employees resulting in the "managed responses" required to reach the planned objective. Building on this principle, the authors demonstrate how managers can use the different types of power effectively in a wide variety of situations. They show how to make use of an organization's established power structure, and offer step-by-step guidance on the essential concept of Focus Management. Including learning objectives, case studies, and discussion questions, this text prepares students to apply what is learnt directly to any working environment.

Managing With Power

  • Filename: managing-with-power.
  • ISBN: 9781422143452
  • Release Date: 2013-12-30
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Author: Jeffrey Pfeffer
  • Publisher: Harvard Business Press



Although much as been written about how to make better decisions, a decision by itself changes nothing. The big problem facing managers and their organizations today is one of implementation--how to get things done in a timely and effective way. Problems of implementation are really issues of how to influence behavior, change the course of events, overcome resistance, and get people to do things they would not otherwise do. In a word, power. Managing With Power provides an in-depth look at the role of power and influence in organizations. Pfeffer shows convincingly that its effective use is an essential component of strong leadership. With vivid examples, he makes a compelling case for the necessity of power in mobilizing the political support and resources to get things done in any organization. He provides an intriguing look at the personal attributes—such as flexibility, stamina, and a high tolerance for conflict—and the structural factors—such as control of resources, access to information, and formal authority—that can help managers advance organizational goals and achieve individual success.

The Management Shift

  • Filename: the-management-shift.
  • ISBN: 9781137352958
  • Release Date: 2014-10-29
  • Number of pages: 251
  • Author: V. Hlupic
  • Publisher: Springer



A new tried and tested model for leadership to help managers improve engagement, remove barriers to innovation and uncover the hidden strengths of every company's greatest asset: their workforce.

Power

  • Filename: power.
  • ISBN: 9780062010612
  • Release Date: 2010-09-14
  • Number of pages: 288
  • Author: Jeffrey Pfeffer
  • Publisher: Harper Collins



“Pfeffer [blends] academic rigor and practical genius into wonderfully readable text. The leading thinker on the topic of power, Pfeffer here distills his wisdom into an indispensable guide.” —Jim Collins, author of New York Times bestselling author Good to Great and How the Mighty Fall Some people have it, and others don’t—Jeffrey Pfeffer explores why in Power. One of the greatest minds in management theory and author or co-author of thirteen books, including the seminal business school text Managing With Power, Pfeffer shows readers how to succeed and wield power in the real world.

Managing Power Through Lateral Networking

  • Filename: managing-power-through-lateral-networking.
  • ISBN: 1567203345
  • Release Date: 2000-01
  • Number of pages: 183
  • Author: Margaret Brindle
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group



Details effective management strategies for dealing with power relationships and examines the problems encountered in getting things done in lateral organizations.

Power and Influence

  • Filename: power-and-influence.
  • ISBN: 1439137404
  • Release Date: 2010-09-28
  • Number of pages: 240
  • Author: John P. Kotter
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster



In today's complex work world, things no longer get done simply because someone issues an order and someone else follows it. Most of us work in socially intricate organizations where we need the help not only of subordinates but of colleagues, superiors, and outsiders to accomplish our goals. This often leaves us in a "power gap" because we must depend on people over whom we have little or no explicit control. This is a book about how to bridge that gap: how to exercise the power and influence you need to get things done through others when your responsibilities exceed your formal authority. Full of original ideas and expert insights about how organizations—and the people in them—function, Power and Influence goes further, demonstrating that lower-level personnel also need strong leadership skills and interpersonal know-how to perform well. Kotter shows how you can develop sufficient resources of "unofficial" power and influence to achieve goals, steer clear of conflicts, foster creative team behavior, and gain the cooperation and support you need from subordinates, coworkers, superiors—even people outside your department or organization. He also shows how you can avoid the twin traps of naivete and cynicism when dealing with power relationships, and how to use your power without abusing it. Power and Influence is essential for top managers who need to overcome the infighting, foot-dragging, and politicking that can destroy both morale and profits; for middle managers who don't want their careers sidetracked by unproductive power struggles; for professionals hindered by bureaucratic obstacles and deadline delays; and for staff workers who have to "manage the boss." This is not a book for those who want to "grab" power for their own ends. But if you'd like to create smooth, responsive working relationships and increase your personal effectiveness on the job, Kotter can show you how—and make the dynamics of power work for you instead of against you.

Patterns of Management Power

  • Filename: patterns-of-management-power.
  • ISBN: 1567205070
  • Release Date: 2002
  • Number of pages: 271
  • Author: Russell W. McCalley
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group



This volume discusses six types of power that executives in all types of organizations can put at their disposal, to use creatively, ethically and for the benefit of the organization, its people and themselves.

People Strategy The Revolution Harnessing the Power of People to Build and Sustain Extraordinary Organizations

  • Filename: people-strategy-the-revolution-harnessing-the-power-of-people-to-build-and-sustain-extraordinary-organizations.
  • ISBN: 9781304814982
  • Release Date: 2014-01
  • Number of pages: 442
  • Author: Michael Dennis Graham
  • Publisher: Lulu.com



Through this book we hope to open hands, minds, and hearts in organizations to a new world of opportunities. Today (in the early years of the second decade of the 21st century) the world's population is something over 7 billion people. That's a lot of people and a lot of potential brain power, buying power, and leadership power. This book can help organizations to connect to and capture this great potential by understanding the necessary value exchanges and engagement opportunities.

Managing People and Organizations

  • Filename: managing-people-and-organizations.
  • ISBN: 0875843115
  • Release Date: 1992
  • Number of pages: 572
  • Author: John J. Gabarro
  • Publisher: Harvard Business Press



This text covers basic concepts and emerging issues through readings by leading academics and practitioners. The readings focus on managing, leading, motivating, and organizing people. They address basic issues, such as how to run a meeting or give performance evaluations, as well as key issues for the 1990s, such as managing diversity and the greater role women have assumed in the workplace. The Practice of Management Series.

Power Score

  • Filename: power-score.
  • ISBN: 9781781252161
  • Release Date: 2015-06-04
  • Number of pages: 191
  • Author: Alan Foster
  • Publisher: Profile Books



Whether on the sports field or in the boardroom, leaders and teams intuitively know what it feels like when things are going well. But how do you measure this: are things really as good as they seem, or is there room for improvement? And what should leaders really focus on to make a difference? Based on the most comprehensive leadership data ever collected through interviews with over 15,000 leaders, PoWeR Score reveals the startlingly simple method every leader can use to immediately improve their team's performance - and their own. It starts with asking the question 'Are we running at full power?' and goes on to ask all the questions you need to ask yourself and your team. The answers might surprise you. Breaking performance down into a team's PoWeR score - Priorities (goals), Who (the people helping you achieve them) and Relationships (leading and managing those people) - Smart, Street and Foster's intuitive guide will explain how you can use your score to increase your impact, help your team to perform better and enjoy your career to the full. Whether you're a CEO managing hundreds of people, a sports coach running a struggling team, or a manager with a team of just one or two PoWeR Score will help you attain 100 per cent.

Managing With Power

  • Filename: managing-with-power.
  • ISBN: 9781422143452
  • Release Date: 2013-12-30
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Author: Jeffrey Pfeffer
  • Publisher: Harvard Business Press



Although much as been written about how to make better decisions, a decision by itself changes nothing. The big problem facing managers and their organizations today is one of implementation--how to get things done in a timely and effective way. Problems of implementation are really issues of how to influence behavior, change the course of events, overcome resistance, and get people to do things they would not otherwise do. In a word, power. Managing With Power provides an in-depth look at the role of power and influence in organizations. Pfeffer shows convincingly that its effective use is an essential component of strong leadership. With vivid examples, he makes a compelling case for the necessity of power in mobilizing the political support and resources to get things done in any organization. He provides an intriguing look at the personal attributes—such as flexibility, stamina, and a high tolerance for conflict—and the structural factors—such as control of resources, access to information, and formal authority—that can help managers advance organizational goals and achieve individual success.

Sources of Power

  • Filename: sources-of-power.
  • ISBN: 0262260867
  • Release Date: 1999-02-18
  • Number of pages: 352
  • Author: Gary A. Klein
  • Publisher: MIT Press



Anyone who watches the television news has seen images of firefighters rescuing people from burning buildings and paramedics treating bombing victims. How do these individuals make the split-second decisions that save lives? Most studies of decision making, based on artificial tasks assigned in laboratory settings, view people as biased and unskilled. Gary Klein is one of the developers of the naturalistic decision making approach, which views people as inherently skilled and experienced. It documents human strengths and capabilities that so far have been downplayed or ignored.Since 1985, Klein has conducted fieldwork to find out how people tackle challenges in difficult, nonroutine situations. Sources of Power is based on observations of humans acting under such real-life constraints as time pressure, high stakes, personal responsibility, and shifting conditions. The professionals studied include firefighters, critical care nurses, pilots, nuclear power plant operators, battle planners, and chess masters. Each chapter builds on key incidents and examples to make the description of the methodology and phenomena more vivid. In addition to providing information that can be used by professionals in management, psychology, engineering, and other fields, the book presents an overview of the research approach of naturalistic decision making and expands our knowledge of the strengths people bring to difficult tasks.

Managing People and Organizations

  • Filename: managing-people-and-organizations.
  • ISBN: 9780857240323
  • Release Date: 2010
  • Number of pages: 153
  • Author: Guido Stein
  • Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing



This book shows the lesser-known side of Peter Drucker as far as his views on his own ideas are concerned. Drucker is most commonly thought of as a management theoretician, the prophet of management par excellence. Undoubtedly this is the most well known dimension of his work. What could be considered new and useful is that Drucker's aim was to write about man in his (man's own) social context. Drucker poured and concentrated his knowledge on man and organizations, drawing from what he learned from his European background (very seldom deeply treated) and after expanded and practically texted in his American years.

Managing People

  • Filename: managing-people.
  • ISBN: 9781136382819
  • Release Date: 2012-05-04
  • Number of pages: 269
  • Author: Rosemary Thomson
  • Publisher: Routledge



'Managing People' addresses the perspective of the individual manager whose role includes the management of people, as well as issues concerning the organization as a whole. The theme of the book is about responding to organizational and environmental change and the people skills that will be required for this in the twenty-first century. A system model of how the different parts of HR fit together is included, with the acknowledgement that different contexts require different approaches, and the role of the individual manager is considered within them. The stakeholder perspective is examined as it affects the management of people, and links human resource management policy and practice to financial results. This new edition also reflects the modern move towards performance management as an organizational business strategy. The role of leadership at all levels of the organization is also emphasized. There is a new chapter on managing challenging situations, such as the management of diversity, power, stress, and conflict, as well as the handling of grievances and discipline. Another new chapter pulls together the increasingly important aspects of the legal regulation of behaviour at work, and stresses the move from collective relationships to individual rights in the workplace. This text is suitable for use on the Chartered Management Institute Diploma level modules on recruitment and selection, managing performance, and developing teams and individuals. It is also to be used for NVQ courses in HRM at levels 4 and 5 and is valuable for HR Professionals and line managers.

Effective People Management

  • Filename: effective-people-management.
  • ISBN: 9780749462864
  • Release Date: 2011-03-03
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Author: Pat Wellington
  • Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers



It has never been more important to get the right staff for an organization and keep them motivated. With the right talent a company can beat the competition and grow their market share. Effective People Management gives the reader a robust understanding of all the key activities involved in managing staff and maintaining high performance, including chapters on leadership, motivating people, team building, delegating, selection interviewing, reward, managing change and handling people problems. By looking at the various ways that people obtain and use their power, Effective People Management explores how to create a leadership presence in a positive way, and gives the reader the opportunity to develop their own career development and strategy.

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