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Becoming the Evidence-Based Manager
How to Put the Science of Management to Work for You
The evidence-based management movement that has been sweeping across the medical and educational landscapes for years finally finds its rightful place in the business world with Becoming the Evidence-Based Manager. An organizational psychologist by training and experience, author Gary Latham brings a unique perspective to the art-versus-science debate as he underscores the critical role that empirical research plays in successfully managing people and teams in todays frenetic global workplace. In this compact and highly practical toolkit, Latham has compiled proven tools and techniques culled from 50 years of management research into standards and guidelines, as well as quick-to-implement action steps for hiring, inspiring, training, motivating, and appraising employees to deliver high performance.From A to Z, Becoming the Evidence-Based Manager covers six key lessons of management, all backed by research and proven in practice, offering techniques to turn strategic vision into reality, help employees harness the power of a can-do mind-set, coach and appraise employees to be high performers, and instill resiliency in the face of setbacks. Plus, detailed workplace examples from around the world, from across North America to the Middle East, add specific details to show frontline managers how to put the proven reliability of management research to practical, everyday use on the job.