Titel: 50 Cautionary Tales for Managers: An Entertaining Collection of Enlightening Parables for Managers
Autor/en: Dr Pete Honey
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Januar 2006 - kartoniert - 262 Seiten
Managing is a perilous business--the dilemmas are endless. The author has spent more than 35 years advising managers from a wide cross-section of functions and organizations. He draws on his experiences in this entertaining, insightful book. The whole of management life is revealed in 50 short stories--some sad, some funny, all based on real managers and real events.
Part 1: Stories about directors and senior managers 1. A manager who wanted solutions, not problems 2. A manager who preferred defernece to consultation 3. A manager who was convinced thta his interventions made a difference 4. A manager who enjoyed victimising graduates 5. A manager surrounded by sycophants 6. A manager who loved to ask questions 7. A manager who loved to keep things simple 8. A manager who succumbed to a staff attitude survey 9. A manager with a reputation for being calm and unruffled 10. A manager who showed his frustration in an unusual way 11. A manager who was democratic to a fault 12. A manager who was wedded to short-termism 13. A manager who lapsed into long silences 14. A manager who was desperate to keep in touch 15. A manager who couldn't admit he waas still learning 16. A manager who strove to give a student a really interesting week of work experience 17. A manager who was hooked on initiatives 18. A head teacher who hardly ever put a foot wrong 19. A manager with Jekyll and Hyde characteristics 20. A amanger who was a know-all adn went to great lengths to win every argument 21. A manager who lacked social skills 22. A manager who became the victim of unintended consequences 23. A manager who failed to walk his talk 24. A manager who loved to wander around 25. A manager who couldn't resist relying on his predecessor's advice Part 2: Stories about middle and junior managers 26. A manager who insisted words could only be used if preceise definitions had been agreed 27. A manager who sampled 360 degree feedback and promptly went into denial 28. A manager who thought brainstorming was the answer to just about everything 29. A manager who couldn't resist tinkering with written reports 30. A story about two managers vying for promotion 31. A manager who found it convenient to disappear for long periods 32. A manager who preferred resistance by inertia 33. A maanger who was reluctant to go home 34. An insecure manager clinging on for survival 35. A manager with unquenchable enthusiasm 36. A manager who was punished for exposing dishonesty 37. A manager who thought he was accident prone 38. A manager who prided himself on his time management 39. A manager who liked to slip away unnoticed 40. A manager who oozed cliches 41. A maanager who encountered fierce resistance 42. A manager who stuck to his story 43. A manager with a low tolerance for ambiguity 44. A manager who got budget dumping down to fine art 45. A manager who recommended ways to improve staff motivation 46. A manager thought he had overslept 47. A manager who was too big for his boots 48. A manager prone to being caught out 49. A manager who reverted to type 50. A manager whowas prone to tantrums
Dr Peter Honey, regarded as one of the world's leading gurus on learning and behaviour and their application to making people more effective in the work place is best known for the Honey and Mumford Learning Styles Questionnaire that was first published in 1982. Since then, Peter Honey Publications has produced a stream of high quality resources promoting learning for individuals, teams and organisations. Peter also manages to be a prolific author, consultant and speaker. He is based in Maidenhead, Berks.
Pre-publication reviews: "There are wise lessons here, seasoned with humour, for every manager who aspires to be a good leader of others. An invaluable book" Professor John Adair "The strength of this book is that it personalizes instead of generalizing about managerial behaviour" Professor Alan Mumford "The author uses his deep knowledge as a behavioural psychologist to expose the underlying problem and propose a solution, in a way that is relevant and helpful to all of us" Sir Antony Jay"Either read the advice and act on it, or buy another copy, stick a Post-It note in the relevant chapter, and send it to the manager in question" Recommended - Better Business