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The Practice of Management
The Processes of Management and Leadership
Management and leadership compared
Influences on management
The Role of the Manager
1. What is a manager?
What is a manager?
What do managers do?
How do managers do it?
What is an effective manager?
What do line/middle managers contribute?
The Role of the Leader
What is a leader?
Types of leaders
What do leaders do?
How do leaders do it?
What makes a good leader?
What is the significance of followers?
Managing for Results
Setting objectives and targets
Making things happen
Managing Strategically
Strategic management
Developing a shared vision
Developing strategic plans
Strategic capability
Managing for Performance
High-performance culture
High-performance work systems
Managing individual performance
Managing team performance
Managing the Business
On being businesslike
Preparing a business plan
Making a business case
Financial budgeting and control
Cost–benefit analysis
Management Skills
Report writing
Making presentations
Giving feedback
Managing Systems and Processes
Managing systems
Managing processes
Examples of systems and process management
The conflict and challenges of managing systems and processes
Managing Health and Safety
The importance of health and safety in the workplace
Health and safety policies
Health and safety inspections
The distinction between risk assessments, audits and inspections
Accident prevention
Occupational health programmes
The responsibility for health and safety
The process of self-development
Other methods of management development
Self-management strategies
Understanding Organizations
Organizations and organizing
How organizations function
Organization structure
Types of organization
Organizational culture
Organizational processes
Understanding organizational policies
Designing Organizations
The process of organizing
Aim of organizational design
Conducting organization reviews
Organizational analysis
Organizational diagnosis
Job design
Organization Development
Organization development defined
Organization development strategies
Assumptions and values of organization development
Organization development activities
The Process of Change
Types of change
How change happens
Organizational dynamics – how organizations grow and change
Change Management
Change models
The steps to effective change
How people change
Resistance to change
Developing and embracing a change culture
Identifying the need for change
The benefits of change
Risks of change
Planning the change programme
Requirements for success in managing change
Organizational transformation
Holding the gains
Enhancing Customer Relations
The Essence of Customer Relations
Developing a customer-centric culture
Customer relationship management
Customer service
Customer service activities
Elements of customer satisfaction
Delivering High Levels of Customer Service
Customer service strategy
Assessing customer needs
Identifying target customers
Communicating to customers
Measuring customer satisfaction
Developing products and services to meet customer needs
Providing the infrastructure for customer service
The infrastructure for customer service consists of:
Models of customer service
Setting standards for customer service
Monitoring the delivery of service standards
Building satisfaction and keeping customers
Internal customers
Defining required attitudes, skills, knowledge, behaviours and competencies
Developing attitudes, skills and behaviours
World-class customer service examples
Continuous Improvement
The nature of continuous improvement
The requirements for continuous improvement
The conditions and behaviour that promote continuous improvement
The framework for continuous improvement
Approaches to continuous improvement
Continuous improvement techniques
Continuous improvement programmes
Barriers to continuous improvement
Examples of approaches to continuous improvement
Quality Management
Quality defined
Quality management defined
Contribution of the quality gurus
Quality management approaches
Quality standards
Quality management issues
Further Reading
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Armstrong's Handbook of Management and Leadership

Armstrong's Handbook of Management and Leadership

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Published by: Farooqi Razi Uddin on May 08, 2012
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