The Manager's Bookshelf: A Mosaic of Contemporary Views

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This “collage of views” contains 45 brief descriptive summaries of the most popular business best-sellers to date. The Fourth Edition, an ideal supplement for instructors of management and business courses, exposes students to a variety of material that has appeared in business books and publications.

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Forty-Five of the Best-Selling
Business Books...All in One Place.
This is THE best way to expose yourself to dozens
of timely ideas and theories!

There are dozens of outstanding books out there that have captivated the attention of today's management community. In fact, there are so many books that to buy them all could empty your wallet while overflowing your bookshelf. From the classics to the cutting-edge, The Manager's Bookshelf. A Mosaic of Contemporary Views gives you objective summaries of a broad sampling of dozens of business best-sellers. You'll be introduced to the works of noted authors on important topics such as:

  • High-Performing Organizations
  • Organizational Vision and Goals
  • Motivation
  • Empowerment and Participation
  • Teams and Teamwork
  • Leadership
  • Managing Diversity
  • Organizational Change and Renewal
  • Organization Learning
  • Ethical Management
  • Global Dimensions
  • Managing Personal Effectiveness

The Manager's Bookshelf is the only book in which you'll find such a rich diversity in the nature and source of the ideas expressed—some are descriptive in nature, others are prescriptive; some are philosophical, others report on personal or organizational experiences; some represent armchair speculation, others are based on empirical study. It's like having 45 best-sellers in less than 400 pages! New summaries to this edition include:

  • Chris Argyris, Flawed Advice and the Management Trap
  • Jon R. Katzenbach, Peak Performance
  • Malcolm Gladwell, The Tipping Point
  • Robert S. Kaplan and David P. Norton, The Strategy-Focused Organization
  • Edward E. Lawler III, Rewarding Excellence
  • Kenneth W. Thomas, Intrinsic Motivation at Work
  • James C. Collins, Good to Great
  • Dannemiller Tyson Associates, Whole-Scale Change
  • Spencer Johnson, Who Moved My Cheese?
  • Ian I. Mitroff with Gus Anagnos, Managing Crises Before They Happen
  • Daniel Goleman, Working with Emotional Intelligence
  • Stephen C. Lundin, Harry Paul, and John Christensen, Fish!

About the Author:

Jon L. Pierce is Professor of Management and Organization in the School of Business and Economics at the University of Minnesota Duluth. He received his Ph.D. in management and organizational studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is the author of more than 60 papers that have been published or presented at various professional conferences. His publications have appeared in the Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Journal of Management, Journal of Occupational Behavior, Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, Organizational Dynamics, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, and Personnel Psychology. His research interests include sources of psychological ownership, employee ownership systems, and organization-based self-esteem. He has served on the editorial review board for the Academy of Management Journal, Personnel Psychology, and Journal of Management. He is the coauthor of six other books—Management, Managing, Management and Organizational Behavior: An Integrated Perspective, and along with John W. Newstrom, Alternative Work Schedules, Windows into Management, and Leaders and the Leadership Process.

John W. Newstrom is Professor of Management in the School of Business and Economics at the University of Minnesota Duluth. He completed his doctoral degree in management and industrial relations at the University of Minnesota and then taught at Arizona State University for several years. His work has appeared in publications such as Personnel Psychology, California Management Review, Journal of Management, Academy of Management Journal, and The Journal of Occupational Behavior. He has served on the editorial review boards for the Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Executive, Human Resource Development Quarterly, and The Journal of Management Development. He is the coauthor of 19 books, including Organizational Behavior: Human Behavior at Work (eleventh edition, with Keith Davis), Supervision (eighth edition, with Lester Bittel), Transfer of Training (with Mary Broad), and The Complete Games Trainers Play (with Ed Scannell).

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