Book Review of Managing About the People

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1. Introduction……………………………………………………………………3 2. About the author………………………………………………………………4 3. Overview of the Book………………………………………………………...5 4. Book review……………………………………………………………………6 5. Conclusion…………………………………………………………………….15 6. References……………………………………………………………………..16 7. Bibliography…………………………………………………………………..17

The Truth About Managing People...And Nothing But the Truth

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TitleThe Truth About Managing People
Author(s)Stephen P Robbins
PublisherFinancial Times Prentice Hall
Publication Date 2003
SubjectBusiness / Economics / Finance
FormatHardcover
Pages211
Dimensions5.38 x 7.38 x 0.89 in
ISBN013183847

1. Introduction
In today's fast-moving business world, organizations are constantly evolving, and the role of the manager is becoming ever more diverse. Organizations are also becoming much less hierarchical, with promotion increasingly based on genuine merit than length of service. The most successful business managers are those who have recognized the need to adapt to change by continually re-examining the way they manage people, the methods they work, by developing as wide a range of skills as possible, and keeping these skills up to date. The Truth About Managing People is a comprehensive guide to the most important areas of business life, covering interpersonal and professional skills. It makes essential reading for managers at all levels. It will tell readers how to motivate people and how to manage them efficiently and effectively. The writer also asks some questions to the readers: Did you know happy workers are not necessarily productive workers? Great followers make great leaders?

Charisma can be learned?
Not everyone wants a challenging job?
Conflict can be good? 1
The writer has conducted more than 25,000 research studies on human behavior to explore the facts about managing people at work. In The Truth About Managing People…And Nothing But The Truth, author and management expert Stephen P. Robbins discuss management strategies, methods, problems and issues related to hiring effective employees, motivating people, leadership and organizational effectiveness, effective communication, team building and managing team, conflict management, job design, evaluating and conducting performance appraisal and coping with change. The Truth About Managing People…And Nothing But The Truth contains sound, practical advice on all the key areas of managing people and addressing specific issues and problems. Covering all key aspects of management, the book show the readers how they can analyze and improve their professional performance.

2. About the Author
DR. STEPHEN P. ROBBINS is the world's #1 best-selling textbook author in the areas of management and organizational behavior. His books have sold more than two million copies, are currently used by students at more than one thousand U.S. colleges and universities, and are widely read worldwide. Robbins' Organizational Behavior, Ninth Edition (Prentice Hall) is the market leader throughout Canada, Mexico, Central America, South America, Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, South Korea, India, China, and Scandinavia. He is the author of Managing Today and co-author of both Management, Fifth Edition and Fundamentals of Management. Robbins holds a Ph.D. from the University of Arizona and has served in management roles for Shell and Reynolds Metals. Currently a member of the faculty at San Diego State University (Emeritus), Robbins' research interests have focused on conflict, power, and politics in organizations, as well as the development of effective interpersonal skills. His articles on these and other topics have appeared in Business Horizons, California Management Review, Business and Economic Perspectives, International Management, Management Review, The Journal of Management Education, and other leading journals. An avid participant in masters' track and field, Robbins...
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