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Myths of management : what people get wrong about being the boss

Author: Stefan Stern
Publisher: New York, NY : Kogan Page Ltd, [2018]
Series: Business myths
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st EditionView all editions and formats
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Gives an entertaining, authoritative and fascinating look into the myths that dominate popular conceptions of management, providing readers with a compelling, well-researched and practical guide to how they can avoid falling into the trap of misinformed preconceptions and so become better managers.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Stern, Stefan, author.
Myths of management
New York, NY : Kogan Page Ltd, [2018]
(DLC) 2017033876
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stefan Stern
ISBN: 9780749480240 0749480246
OCLC Number: 1002303014
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Introduction --
Myth 1 There is one right way to lead or manage --
Myth 2 It's tough at the top --
Myth 3 long hours will lead to success --
Myth 4 It's important not to show vulnerability or doubt --
Myth 5 It's lonely at the top --
Myth 6 You need to be the smartest person in the room --
Myth 7 Hierarchy is finished --
Myth 8 Consistency is essential --
Myth 9 Only hire people who will fit in --
Myth 10 Leadership is more important than management --
Myth 11 You have to pay top dollar to get the right person --
Myth 12 Annual appraisals help you manage performance --
Myth 13 Information must be controlled and limited --
Myth 14 But women don't really want top jobs --
Myth 15 leaders are born not made --
Myth 16 Your first 100 days in a new job are make or break --
Myth 17 You have to know everything that is going on --
Myth 18 Heroic leaders can change entire organizations on their own --
Myth 19 The boss with the best strategy wins --
Myth 20 It is not possible to work flexibly in senior roles --
Myth 21 Pay must be kept confidential --
Myth 22 Psychology is psychobabble and there's no need or place for it --
Myth 23 The robots are coming to take your job --
Myth 24 Leadership must be transformational --
Myth 25 Conformity leads to success --
Myth 26 Feelings are soft and for losers --
Myth 27 Keep your distance if you want respect --
Myth 28 Be yourself --
it's all about authenticity --
Myth 29 Date of birth is destiny --
Myth 30 People are motivated by money --
Myth 31 Fear works and "engagement" is unnecessary --
Myth 32 The business case will always prove persuasive --
Myth 33 There's nothing wrong with the business, there's just a few rotten apples --
Myth 34 We have woken up to the problems caused by prejudice --
Myth 35 All the power resides at the top --
Myth 36 People will learn if you explain things to them clearly --
Myth 37 You must keep up with all the new management ideas and give them a try --
Myth 38 You've got to talk like a real, serious, grown-up business person. learn the jargon --
Myth 39 You can't manage people if you can't see them --
Myth 40 Who needs employees anyway? : get with the gig economy --
Myth 41 people hate change --
Myth 42 Big data will fix everything --
Myth 43 A cool office will make everybody more creative --
Myth 44 There are only 44 things to get wrong --
Appendices: fireside chats with prominent management thinkers --
Appendix 1 Charles handy --
Appendix 2 Eve poole --
Appendix 3 Henry mintzberg --
Appendix 4 herminia ibarra --
Appendix 5 laura empson --
Appendix 6 Lynda gratton --
Appendix 7 Margaret heffernan --
Appendix 8 Rob goffee and gareth jones --
Appendix 9 Tom Peters --
References --
Index.
Series Title: Business myths
Responsibility: Stefan Stern and Cary Cooper.

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