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Management and Myths : Challenging business fads, fallacies and fashions - Adrian F. Furnham

Management and Myths

Challenging business fads, fallacies and fashions

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Published: 2nd February 2004
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This book takes a very critical look at management fads and fashions to show that many do not stand up to scrutiny. It is believed, for example, that coaching is successful. What is the evidence for this? Selection procedures at interviews result in the right candidate being selected. Again, what is the evidence? The author shows that although many fads and fashions in management are short-lived and based upon flimsy evidence, they still enjoy a period of support and popularity. His bok will be an important tool for managers who want to understand the substance and rigor or lack thereof associated with modern management ideas and concepts.
This book takes a very critical look at management fads and fashions to show that many do not stand up to scrutiny. It is believed, for example, that coaching is successful. What is the evidence for this? Selection procedures at interviews result in the right candidate being selected. Again, what is the evidence? The author shows that although many fads and fashions in management are short-lived and based upon flimsy evidence, they still enjoy a period of support and popularity. His bok will be an important tool for managers who want to understand the substance and rigor or lack thereof associated with modern management ideas and concepts.

'...Furnham always has something interesting to say.' - Internetworks



'It's always the sign of a good book if it challenges your own conventional wisdom, or you find yourself nodding in agreement as someone at last expresses what you've long thought might be the case! Written with humour and wit, and a totally accessible style, Furnham's book is likely to be an eye-opener, so take time out from a 'must read' and enjoy a 'good read'.' - PM4success, Project Management Journal

Introduction
Fads in Management
Fallacies in Management
Fashions in Management
Accidents at Work
Acquiring People Skills
Addicted to Consultants
Barnum in Business
Behalfers
Bullying Boss
Business Books
Cash-rich, Time-poor
Conference Stress
Continuous Stress
Continuous Assessment
Control Freak
Delivering Bad News
Development Plans
Dissimulation at Interviews
Does Coaching Work?
Emotional Labor
Expectations and How to Meaure Them
Expensive Experts
Failing in Business
Fixers and Inventors
Fudging the Happy Sheets
Gangs, Cults, and Terrorist Organizations
How to Choose Consultants
Hypocritical Management Speak
Icebreakers
Integrity
Intrinsic Motivation
Judging Intelligence
Kickin' Arse
Knowledge College Management
Larks and Owls
Lumpers and Splitters
Lying in Interviews
Management Apologetics
Management Literacy
Management Tips
Marketing Hubirs and Humility
Money Secrecy
M Word
Nomadic Workers
Optimism
Personality Testing
Problems of the Board
Psychology in Business
Psychology of Hoarding
Selection Mistakes
Selling Cost Saving Devices
Sociobiology and Inheritance Tax
Support Groups for CEOs
Teaching Old Dogs New Tricks
Telling Clients What They Want to Hear
The Icarus Syndrome
To do a PhD
Typical Management Style
Unlocking Talent
Visitors from Headquarters
What Makes a Good Business Conference?
Wisdom in Business
Work-Life Balance
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ISBN: 9781403922045
ISBN-10: 1403922047
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 172
Published: 2nd February 2004
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 1.14
Weight (kg): 0.24
Edition Number: 1