Managing Strategic Relationships: The Key to Business Success
Contrary to the gospel of a century of management thinkers, the primary job of the manager is no longer to plan, organize, direct, or control. Instead, today’s successful managers are primarily negotiators. Greenhalgh shows how to foster, coach, protect, and support collaborative relationships and manage conflict with peers, workers, bosses, suppliers, customers, regulators, competitors, and stakeholders.
Strategic Supremacy: How Industry Leaders Create Growth, Wealth, and Power Through Spheres of Influe
Counter-revolutionary strategies and tactics that any industry leader or established company can use to defend itself against revolutionaries, disrupters, or hypercompetitors. D’Aveni presents a framework that will enable any resource-rich or clever defender to gain strategic supremacy by being first to define the playing field. Case analyses include Disney, Microsoft, and Procter & Gamble.
Our Separate Ways: Black and White Women and the Struggle for Personal Identity
An unflinching look at the surprising differences between black and white women’s trials and triumphs climbing the executive ladder, based on eight years of groundbreaking research, this book compares and contrasts the experiences of 120 female managers in U.S. business. In-depth histories bring to life women’s journeys from childhood to professional success, highlighting roles played by gender, race, and class.
Supply Chain Management: Innovations for Education
Few topics in production and operations management have had the impact, both on industry and academia, of supply chain management. Top business and engineering schools now include more integrated supply chain topics into core curricula. This book explores some of the leading-edge thinking around supply chain education, clearly presenting the key elements of these courses and examining the impact of the web on supply chains. Experiential-learning games and exercises included.
Mega Change: How Today’s Leading Companies Have Transformed Their Workforces
Attempts to restructure many U.S. corporations have often proved unsuccessful, as productivity and efficiency have either remained the same of worsened. Joyce shows how archaic management methods and practices stifle employees’ needs for satisfying work. His “New Logic for Change,” composed of four critical steps, emphasizes not just human value, but human values, and is based on the importance of meaningful work.