The Truth about Managing People...and Nothing but the Truth

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This isn't just "someone's opinion"...It's the first, definitive, evidence-based guide to effective management. In The Truth About Managing People...and Nothing but the Truth, Robbins delivers principles you can rely on throughout your entire management career--regardless of your organization, role or title. This is a management book that cuts through the soft opinion and conjecture books that have dominated the business shelves in recent years and shows what management researchers know actually works, or doesn't work, when it comes to managing people.

Drawing on the author's 30+ years of research and textbook writing experience, Robbins has distilled the results of thousands of research studies on human behavior into over 60 proven "truths" that can transform how you manage people--and the results that are achieved. The author provides guidance to you organized around key, human-behavior-related problem areas that managers face (hiring, motivation, leadership, communication, team building, conflict management, job design, evaluating performance and coping with change), along with guidance to help you apply the information and improve your managerial effectiveness.

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The Truth About Managing People ... and Nothing but the Truth rips away the hype, fads, and clich¿s that keep managers from seeing the world as it actually is. Stephen P. Robbins, the world's #1 selling management textbook author, has distilled the results of thousands of research studies on human behavior into over 60 proven "truths" that can transform how you manage people—and the results you achieve.
Drawing on the world's best research on the subject, Robbins delivers no-holds-barred advice and specific tactics for hiring, motivation, leadership, communication, team-building, coping with change, job design, performance evaluation, handling conflicts, and much more. From start to finish, The Truth About Managing People ... and Nothing but the Truth offers wisdom and techniques you'll be profiting from long after today's management fads are forgotten. Are happy employees better employees? Why satisfaction and effectiveness don't necessary correlateAre experienced leaders better leaders?When experience is relevant—and when it isn'tWhy "traits" don't predict employee success-and what doesHow you behave matters more than who you areWhy teams often create negative synergyHow to reduce the impact of "social loafing"—and build teams that really workDoes participatory management really work?Who wants to participate—and who doesn't?Four job-design changes that can dramatically improve productivityKey improvements you can start making right now
Peel off the hype and see the management world as it actually is....
The truth about hiring, motivating, and evaluating employees
The truth about teamwork, participatory management, and communication
The truth about coping with change, conflict, and layoffs
The truth about leadership and human behavior
What do we know—really know—about management? What's proven to work? What conventional wisdom has proven to be utterly worthless? In a nutshell, what's the best way to manage people to get the results you're after? Now, Stephen P. Robbins—one of the world's leading management experts and the world's #1 selling management textbook author—distills today's most important management research into 64 principles you can use right now!
Along the way, you'll discover how to overcome the real 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"; even how to "learn charisma."
This isn't just "someone's opinion"- It's the first, definitive, evidence-based guide to effective management. In The Truth About Managing People ... and Nothing but the Truth, Robbins delivers bedrock principles you can rely on, regardless of your organization, role, or title, throughout your entire management career.

About the Author:

Stephen P. Robbins, the world's bestselling management and organizational behavior textbook author, has sold more than 2 million books used at more than 1,000 U.S. colleges and universities. Robbins' Organizational Behavior, Ninth Edition (Prentice Hall) is a market leader throughout North America, Central America, South America, Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, South Korea, India, China and Scandinavia. Author of Managing Today and co-author of Management, Fifth Edition and Fundamentals of Management, he holds a Ph.D. from the University of Arizona and has served in management roles for Shell and Reynolds Metals. He currently is a member of the San Diego State University faculty.

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