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Maximum Performance: A Practical Guide to Leading and Managing People at Work

Maximum Performance: A Practical Guide to Leading and Managing People at Work

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There are a zillion books on leadership and people management, which all make a variety of claims about their relevance and significance, so why bother taking a look at this one? Well, here are a few reasons why you may want to want to spend a few minutes with Maximum Performance (MP):

It’s free*.

MP is written by someone who has collaborated in research, consulting and leadership development projects with more than 50 companies in the UK, Australia, Singapore and the UAE, and has 20 years' experience educating Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Executive MBA (EMBA) students.

The book’s contents have been extensively ‘road-tested’ in the UK, Singapore, Australia and the UAE,with more than 1700 MBA and EMBA students. They have also been tried and tested in dozens of leadership and management development courses, in several countries, over the last two decades. It is designed for people on MBA/EMBA programs and also those who may want to develop their leadership and people management skills, but are unable to take valuable time off work to attend expensive - and often ineffective - ‘management training’ courses.

MP synthesises a variety of perspectives on leadership and people management - including those of leaders (past and present), business commentators and journalists, management consultants, business research and think-tanks, and academics - with a fifth dimension: what we already know about effective leadership and people management throughout the ages, and yet seem to have to ‘reinvent’ with each new generation.

The book also integrates materials from more than 1000 books, professional and practitioner journals, newspaper articles and websites. What appears in MP represents a distillation of the best conceptual and practical ideas about leadership and people management - condensed into a form that busy managers and professionals can assimilate and make immediate use of at work, in large, medium-sized or small organisations, and in the public or private sector. It is also updated at regular intervals, so does not 'date' in the way that other leadership and management books do

Last, MP explicitly takes into account the fast-changing contexts that most business leaders and managers now work in. The next two decades will be characterised by even greater change and uncertainty, as global economic forces, new technologies, the information revolution and environmental challenges drive the fastest period of change in human history and the world of business.

This book is designed for leaders and managers working in this demanding, complex, stressful, uncertain and fast-moving world. I hope you will find it challenging, stimulating and rewarding.

Nick Forster, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

(* This book has been published only for personal use. If you are a representative of an educational, training, leadership/ management development or consulting organisation and intend to use the materials in this book for commercial purposes, please contact the author for details of charges that will apply for such usage)
There are a zillion books on leadership and people management, which all make a variety of claims about their relevance and significance, so why bother taking a look at this one? Well, here are a few reasons why you may want to want to spend a few minutes with Maximum Performance (MP):

It’s free*.

MP is written by someone who has collaborated in research, consulting and leadership development projects with more than 50 companies in the UK, Australia, Singapore and the UAE, and has 20 years' experience educating Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Executive MBA (EMBA) students.

The book’s contents have been extensively ‘road-tested’ in the UK, Singapore, Australia and the UAE,with more than 1700 MBA and EMBA students. They have also been tried and tested in dozens of leadership and management development courses, in several countries, over the last two decades. It is designed for people on MBA/EMBA programs and also those who may want to develop their leadership and people management skills, but are unable to take valuable time off work to attend expensive - and often ineffective - ‘management training’ courses.

MP synthesises a variety of perspectives on leadership and people management - including those of leaders (past and present), business commentators and journalists, management consultants, business research and think-tanks, and academics - with a fifth dimension: what we already know about effective leadership and people management throughout the ages, and yet seem to have to ‘reinvent’ with each new generation.

The book also integrates materials from more than 1000 books, professional and practitioner journals, newspaper articles and websites. What appears in MP represents a distillation of the best conceptual and practical ideas about leadership and people management - condensed into a form that busy managers and professionals can assimilate and make immediate use of at work, in large, medium-sized or small organisations, and in the public or private sector. It is also updated at regular intervals, so does not 'date' in the way that other leadership and management books do

Last, MP explicitly takes into account the fast-changing contexts that most business leaders and managers now work in. The next two decades will be characterised by even greater change and uncertainty, as global economic forces, new technologies, the information revolution and environmental challenges drive the fastest period of change in human history and the world of business.

This book is designed for leaders and managers working in this demanding, complex, stressful, uncertain and fast-moving world. I hope you will find it challenging, stimulating and rewarding.

Nick Forster, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

(* This book has been published only for personal use. If you are a representative of an educational, training, leadership/ management development or consulting organisation and intend to use the materials in this book for commercial purposes, please contact the author for details of charges that will apply for such usage)

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Maximum Performance
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 MAXIMUM PERFORMANCE: A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO LEADING AND MANAGING PEOPLE AT WORK 
Nick Forster
 
Maximum Performance
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Maximum Performance: A Practical Guide to Leading and Managing People at Work
(Second Edition).Copyright 2009 by Nick Forster, the College of Business Sciences, PO Box 19282, Zayed University,Academic City, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.Except as stipulated under national and international copyright laws, no part of this document may becopied, reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any form or by any means, withoutthe prior written permission of the copyright owner.Published by www.maximumperformance.ae,Dubai, United Arab Emirates. First published in Great Britain as,
Maximum Performance: A Practical Guide to Leading and Managing People at Work
, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2005, pp. 594, ISBN 1-84542-000-4.LIBRARY OF CONGRESS CATALOGING-IN-PUBLICATION DATAForster, Nicholas Stephen.
Maximum Performance: A Practical Guide to Leading and Managing People at Work
(Second Edition), pp.611Includes biographical referencesISBN 1 920689 021. Business leadership 2. People management 3. Organisational change and evolution4. Intelligent companies
 
Maximum Performance
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Contents
 
Reviews of the 2005 edition of
Maximum Performance
5Endorsements from Business Leaders 6Endorsements from Master of Business Administrationand Executive MBA Students 2006 - 2008 8The Author 10Acknowledgements 11Preface 13Getting the Most out of this Guide to Leadership andPeople Management 16Chapter 1: The Foundations of Leadership andPeople Management 19Chapter 2: Personal Performance and StressManagement 71Chapter 3: Communication at Work 101Chapter 4: Employee Motivation, Empowermentand Performance 163Chapter 5: Leading and Managing Teams 204Chapter 6: Doing it Differently? The Emergence ofWomen Leaders 228Chapter 7: Managing Power, Politics and Conflict 273Chapter 8: Leading Organisational and Cultural Change 293Chapter 9: Creativity, Innovation and OrganisationalLearning 337Chapter 10: Managing Employee Knowledge andIntellectual Capital 383

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