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- Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 59.00
It is often said that business is people. The bestselling author, Adrian Furnham, draws upon psychological reflections to present a critical and challenging account of perceived wisdom and management fads. In this book he scrutinises such subjects and themes as Anxiety Management, Authenticity, the Dark Side of Gift-Giving, Modern Management Styles,... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 55.00
Bestselling author and psychologist, Adrian Furnham, takes a critical view of the jargon and fads in management contained in manifestos and mission statements and shows how these often obscure and mystify. He considers atmospherics, compulsory training, fundamentalist gurus, integrity tests, personality of organizations and uncertainty avoidance. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 59.00
This book takes a very critical look at management fads and fashions and shows 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 many fads and... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 46.00
Adrian Furnham takes a sideways glance at management in this book of short essays. The essays are like tablets: to be taken a few at a time. They are designed to cure hangovers, reduce blood pressure and lighten the mood. They are also meant to be prophylactics against managerial madness. Take two, then call Adrian in the morning. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 35.00
We have recently seen stock-markets plunge and governments bail out banks. People have been made redundant, and many others are very worried. Some of the short essays in this collection are part musing and part reaction to the recent economic situation, which hope to dispel nonsense and encourage sense in the world of people management. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 47.00
This book from the acclaimed management writer Adrian Furnham, explores the dark side of leadership and how and why leaders can have a negative impact upon their companies and organisations. It asks why too often people do not speak out but instead ignore the problems they are causing. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 35.00
A collection of engaging and thought-provoking essays looking at the world of business and management during a recession. Furnham takes a sideways look at some business issues that are often brushed under the carpet and examines recent academic contributions to business literature in an amusing and jargon-free style. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 44.00
Good managers understand the human condition and human needs. They realise that frequently the heart rules the head, and they know what this can mean for an organization. With nearly 100 'thought-pieces' on the world of management and sales, this book explores how the heart can rule the head and is ideal for 'dipping into' on numerous occasions. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 72.00
Corporations of every size have experience of employees who are guilty of lying, stealing, sabotage, hacking, destruction of files and data, and more than a few corporations have been, and continue to be, devastated by the activities of whistleblowers. Profits, secrets and staff morale are all threatened. This book provides a background to the psychology... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 70.00
Coaching, training, mentoring and development are all about helping staff to learn, whether it is new knowledge, skills or adapting to the cultural attitudes of the organization. This book critically analyzes the methods and instruments available for those who want to learn and those who want to encourage their employees to learn. It avoids jargon... more...