- Paperback: 744 pages
- Publisher: Prentice Hall; 8 edition (February 6, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0136125298
- ISBN-13: 978-0136121008
- ASIN: 0136121004
- Product Dimensions: 7.9 x 1.2 x 9.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.5 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (100 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #259,938 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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From the Back Cover
With an emphasis on self assessments,Developing Management Skillsgets 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.
Developing Self-Awareness; Managing Personal Stress; Solving Problems Analytically and Creatively; Building Relationships by Communicating Supportively; Gaining Power and Influence; Motivating Others; Managing Conflict; Empowering and Delegating; Building Effective Teams and Teamwork; Leading Positive Change
For readers interested in developing their management skills by enhancing the effectiveness of their interpersonal personal skills.
About the Author
David Whetten- Prior to joining the Marriott School of Management faculty in 1994 Dave was on the faculty at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, for 20 years, where he served as Associate Dean of the College of Commerce, Harry Gray Professor of Business Administration, and Director of the Office of Organizational Research.
He currently serves as the Editor of the Foundations for Organizational Science, an academic book series, and from 1988-90 he served as Editor of a professional journal, the Academy of Management Review.
He has published over 50 articles and books on the subjects of interorganizational relations, organizational effectiveness, organizational decline, organizational identity, and management education. His management text, Developing Management Skills, is in its third edition, and was recently adapted for the European market under the title, Developing Management Skills for Europe. This pioneering work in management skill education earned Dave and his co-author, Kim Cameron, the David Bradford Distinguished Educator Award from the Organizational Behavior Teaching Society in 1992.
Dave has been very active in his professional association, the Academy of Management. In 1991, he was elected an Academy of Management Fellow, in 1994 he received the Academy’s Distinguished Service Award, and in 1996 he was elected to a five-year term as a national officer in the Academy, which culminates in the position of president in the year 2000.
He is also an active management trainer and consultant, having worked with a variety of profit and non-profit organizations, and several major businesses including Caterpillar and State Farm. He teaches classes and workshops on strategy implementation organizational change, organizational values, and a variety of managerial skills, including motivation, conflict management, team building, and communications.
Dr. Kim Cameron 's past research on organizational downsizing, organizational effectiveness, corporate quality culture and the development of leadership excellence has been published in more than 120 academic articles and 13 scholarly books, the latest of which are Diagnosing and Changing Organizational Culture (Jossey Bass), Positive Organizational Scholarship (Berrett-Koehler), Leading with Values (Cambridge University Press), Competing Values Leadership (Edward Elgar), Making the Impossible Possible (Berrett Koehler), and Positive Leadership (Berrett Koehler). His current research focuses on virtuousness in and of organizations--such as forgiveness, gratitude, kindness, and compassion--and their relationship to performance. He is one of the co-founders of the Center for Positive Organizational Scholarship at the University of Michigan and has served as Dean at the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University, Associate Dean in the Marriott School of Management at Brigham Young University, and department chair at the University of Michigan.
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Top Customer Reviews
Sometimes the book was boring, but overall amazing content.
This book has been widely adopted and is now in its sixth edition because it has proven to be a valuable and effective text for people who want to think about what skills go into being an effective manager, how to develop them, and what are the practical means of application.
The book is divided into four parts:
Part 1 - Personal Skills
Part 2 - Interpersonal Skills
Part 3 - Group Skills
Part 4 - Specific Communication Skills
Part 1 starts with developing self-awareness, then discusses managing personal stress, and concludes with approaches to solving problems analytically and creatively. Part 2 starts with coaching, counseling, and supportive communication, then discusses gaining power and influence, motivating others, and concludes with managing conflict. Part 3 starts with empowering and delegating, then building effective teams and teamwork, and concludes with leading positive change. Part 4 is a series of helpful supplements and appendices on making oral and written presentations, conducting interviews, and an extremely useful section on conducting meetings by John Tropman from the University of Michigan. I had Prof. Tropman for my required class on Organizational Behavior and it was a highlight in my program.
He covered some of this material in that class and it makes wonderful sense. He often says that you can use this material to cover as little as you do now, but in half the time.What I particularly like is that each chapter opens with one or more assessments to help the student / reader think in a personal way about his or her thoughts, beliefs, and skills focusing on the key issues that will be discussed in the chapter. The approach of the book is always practical and the language uplifting and positive. I think this book shows the way to being a positive manager who can be successful in any situation without having to resort to negative human interactions to get things done. It really is a healthy approach to management.
Also, with this new edition, Prentice-Hall and the authors are offering an ONLINE version of the 30 plus assessments so that students (and general readers) can instantly receive automated feedback without having to use pencil and paper and then figure out how to score each assessment. It is all done for you. And for professors, they will be able to drill down on their class data by student or the overall class. It really is a step forward.There are also name, subject, and combined indexes.