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.

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.


  • 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.

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:

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 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.

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.

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.

Toyota Kata Managing People for Improvement Adaptiveness and Superior Results

  • Filename: toyota-kata-managing-people-for-improvement-adaptiveness-and-superior-results.
  • ISBN: 0071639853
  • Release Date: 2009-09-04
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Author: Mike Rother
  • Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

"Toyota Kata gets to the essence of how Toyota manages continuous improvement and human ingenuity, through its improvement kata and coaching kata. Mike Rother explains why typical companies fail to understand the core of lean and make limited progress—and what it takes to make it a real part of your culture." —Jeffrey K. Liker, bestselling author of The Toyota Way "[Toyota Kata is] one of the stepping stones that will usher in a new era of management thinking." —The Systems Thinker "How any organization in any industry can progress from old-fashioned management by results to a strikingly different and better way." —James P. Womack, Chairman and Founder, Lean Enterprise Institute "Practicing the improvement kata is perhaps the best way we've found so far for actualizing PDCA in an organization." —John Shook, Chairman and CEO, Lean Enterprise Institute This game-changing book puts you behind the curtain at Toyota, providing new insight into the legendary automaker's management practices and offering practical guidance for leading and developing people in a way that makes the best use of their brainpower. Drawing on six years of research into Toyota's employee-management routines, Toyota Kata examines and elucidates, for the first time, the company's organizational routines--called kata--that power its success with continuous improvement and adaptation. The book also reaches beyond Toyota to explain issues of human behavior in organizations and provide specific answers to questions such as: How can we make improvement and adaptation part of everyday work throughout the organization? How can we develop and utilize the capability of everyone in the organization to repeatedly work toward and achieve new levels of performance? How can we give an organization the power to handle dynamic, unpredictable situations and keep satisfying customers? Mike Rother explains how to improve our prevailing management approach through the use of two kata: Improvement Kata--a repeating routine of establishing challenging target conditions, working step-by-step through obstacles, and always learning from the problems we encounter; and Coaching Kata: a pattern of teaching the improvement kata to employees at every level to ensure it motivates their ways of thinking and acting. With clear detail, an abundance of practical examples, and a cohesive explanation from start to finish, Toyota Kata gives executives and managers at any level actionable routines of thought and behavior that produce superior results and sustained competitive advantage.

The Truth About Managing People

  • Filename: the-truth-about-managing-people.
  • ISBN: 9780133090468
  • Release Date: 2012-10-09
  • Number of pages: 272
  • Author: Stephen P. Robbins
  • Publisher: FT Press

In the Third Edition of the bestselling book, The Truth About Managing People, bestselling author Stephen Robbins shares even more proven principles for handling virtually every management challenge. Robbins delivers 61 real solutions for the make-or-break problems faced by every manager. Readers will learn how to overcome the true obstacles to teamwork; why too much communication can be as dangerous as too little; how to improve your hiring and employee evaluations; how to heal "layoff survivor sickness"; how to manage a diverse culture; and ways to lead effectively in a digital world. New truths include: how to nurture friendly employees, forget about age stereotypes, first impressions count, be a good citizen, techniques for managing a diverse age group, and ethical leadership among others.

How to Manage with NLP

  • Filename: how-to-manage-with-nlp.
  • ISBN: 9780273745679
  • Release Date: 2012-10-12
  • Number of pages: 264
  • Author: David Molden
  • Publisher: Pearson UK

With NLP you can achieve even greater success as a manager. Whether you need to improve your communication, develop your strategic planning or nurture your creative thinking, NLP gives you the tools to dramatically improve your performance as a manager or a leader. NLP has been used for years to help busy managers and leaders all over the world boost their communication skills and get the best out of their teams, time after time. Now it’s your turn to discover the most effective tool for managers on the planet. Inside you’ll discover how to: ¨ Develop trust, rapport and credibility with your team and clients ¨ Handle every managerial challenge effectively ¨ Develop long-lasting relationships that will take you and your team from strength to strength Now in its third edition How to Manage with NLP contains all the background, concepts and techniques you’ll ever need along with practical exercises to ensure you get develop a thorough grounding and understanding. Are you ready to be amazed and amazing? Read on! “This is a ‘must have’ book for any leader interested in improving their capabilities in engaging with people, teambuilding and managing change.” David R. Steele, Managing Director, International Paper Ireland “David Molden is a master of both NLP and management.” Wyatt Woodsmall PhD, The National Training Institute for NLP “An amazing array of essential topics with plenty of practical examples and applications of NLP to management and business.” Marvin Oka, NLP Master Trainer, The International NLP Trainers Association

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