- Series: Management for Professionals
- Hardcover: 266 pages
- Publisher: Springer; 2014 edition (September 5, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1461485045
- ISBN-13: 978-1461485049
- Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.7 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,001,718 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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No matter how monolithic it may appear, an organization is a collection of moving parts. Whether we are looking at building teams, providing leadership, hiring and training employees, problem solving, managing time effectively, or setting aggressive, inspiring goals, every decision can easily impact every other decision. The complexity can quickly become overwhelming. Organizational Psychology for Managers identifies a framework and offers key methodologies managers need to define behavioral tendencies and navigate complex organizational systems. Each chapter takes a high-level view of a particular aspect of organizational psychology, focusing on elements that shape companies and drive operational efficiency. Senior-level managers and C-Suite executives will benefit from the strategies presented in this book as they clearly indicate how to understand and leverage the psychological underpinnings of any corporate environment.
“Balzac combines stories of jujitsu, wheat, gorillas, and the Lord of the Rings with very practical advice and hands-on exercises aimed at anyone who cares about management, leadership, and culture.” - Todd Raphael, Editor-in-Chief, ERE Media
“Organizational Psychology for Managers is an insightful book that reminds the business leader of basic principles of leading a successful organization in an engaging style…” - Elizabeth Brown, President, Softeach, Inc.
“…Balzac preaches real engagement with one's own company and a mindful state of operation, especially by executives…” - Sid Probstein, Chief Technology Officer, Attivio – Active Intelligence
“…[Organizational Psychology for Managers] should be required reading in MBA programs, military leadership courses, and needs to be on the bookshelf of every Fortune 1000 VP of Human Resources. Steve Balzac is the 21st century’s Tom Peters.” - Stephen R Guendert, PhD, CMG Director of Publications
“…[Organizational Psychology for Managers’] combination of pop culture references, personal stories, and thought providing insights to illustrate world class leadership principles makes it a must read for business professionals at all management levels.” - Eric Bloom, President, Manager Mechanics, LLC
About the Author
Stephen R. Balzac is a consultant, author, and speaker. He is the president of 7 Steps Ahead (www.7stepshead.com), an organizational development firm focused on helping businesses get unstuck and turn problems into opportunities.
Steve has over twenty years of experience in the high tech industry as an engineer, manager, entrepreneur, and consultant. He is a popular speaker on topics ranging from leadership, innovation, learning, organizational change, and motivation. In additional to publishing over a hundred articles on different aspects of organizational performance, Steve is the author of The 36-Hour Course in Organizational Development, published by McGraw-Hill, and Organizational Psychology for Managers. He is a contributing author to Ethics and Game Design: Teaching Values Through Play.
No stranger to the demands of maintaining peak performance under highly competitive and stressful situations, Steve is a fifth degree blackbelt in jujitsu and a former nationally ranked fencer.Steve appears in Under the Boardwalk: The Monopoly Documentary movie, and has the distinction of being the only guest personally panned by a New York Times movie critic.
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I will be lending this book out to a lot of manager colleagues in my organization in the coming months. The sole thing I was left wanting is a longer list of references and further reading - Balzac obviously draws from also research here, not just experience - but that is just the academic in me talking, not really the practitioner. A great volume.
Highly recommended for anyone who manages people.
Don't let the title fool you. Anyone in business can benefit tremendously from this book.