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The Hopeless, Hapless and Helpless Manager: Further Explorations in the Psychology of Managerial Incompetence

The Hopeless, Hapless and Helpless Manager: Further Explorations in the Psychology of Managerial Incompetence

Adrian Furnham

ISBN: 978-1-861-56161-9

Jun 2000

248 pages

Select type: Paperback

$63.95

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This book is about the dark side of management. It is about incompetence rather than competence. It is about under-educated, misinformed, pusillanimous, egocentric and fundamentally deluded human beings who end up as managers causing misery and poverty to millions. Adrian Furnham is not afraid to take a critical look at management hype and consultant flim-flam. In the first section - Millennium Management Myopia - over fifty topics are arranged in dictionary order in bite-sized essays. Crisp, funny and challenging, they are constructive as well as critical. The second part of this book contains adaptations, by Surgeon Captain Rick Jolly of the Royal Marines, of actual military appraisal forms (from military jargon to management-speak). The final section provides a dozen self-scoring quizzes.