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The Management Bible

ISBN: 978-0-471-70545-1
304 pages
February 2005
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The Management Bible is the most comprehensive book on the topic of management available anywhere. It offers in-depth coverage of the entire range of essential topics for today’s managers and supervisors—from beginners to seasoned veterans—and includes practical, effective solutions for the everyday problems every manager faces. In addition, the book also includes proven tips and tactics that help managers grow into more effective, efficient leaders. Authors Bob Nelson and Peter Economy reveal everything you need to know to keep up with today’s rapidly changing business environment, including such topics as hiring and firing, motivating employees, development and coaching, delegating authority, communication and teamwork, and much more.
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Table of Contents


PART I: The Art and Science of Management.

CHAPTER 1. What Managers Do.

CHAPTER 2. The Challenge of Change.

PART II: Leadership: The People Thing.

CHAPTER 3. Hiring and Retaining the Very Best People.

CHAPTER 4. Motivating Employees.

CHAPTER 5. Coaching and Development.

CHAPTER 6. Mentoring Employees.

Part III: Execution: Getting the Job Done.

CHAPTER 7. Setting Goals.

CHAPTER 8. Using Delegation to Your Advantage.

CHAPTER 9. Monitoring Employee Performance.

CHAPTER 10. Building Employee Accountability.

PART IV: Building High-Performance Organizations.

CHAPTER 11. Improving Communication.

CHAPTER 12. Working with Teams.

CHAPTER 13. Making Meetings More Effective.

PART V: Management Challenges.

CHAPTER 14. Discipline and Corrective Action.

CHAPTER 15. Terminating Employees.

CHAPTER 16. Ethics and Office Politics.



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Author Information

BOB NELSON is founder and President of Nelson Motivation, Inc., an innovative management training and consulting firm headquartered in San Diego. He is an internationally recognized expert in the areas of management, motivation, and empowerment; recognition and rewards; performance and productivity enhancement; and leadership.

PETER ECONOMY is Associate Editor of Leader to Leader, the award-winning publication of the Peter F. Drucker Foundation. Nelson and Economy are also the authors (with Ken Blanchard) of Managing For Dummies.

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"...the most comprehensive book on the subject of management..."  (Paper Clips, June 2006)
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