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Macmillan Higher Education

People Management

Challenges and Opportunities

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Palgrave

Pages: 257
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Paperback - 9780333920305

02 March 2005

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People Management: Challenges and Opportunities examines contemporary issues facing those involved in people management. Postgraduate, specialist Masters and MBA students will find this a challenging and insightful look at...

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People Management: Challenges and Opportunities examines contemporary issues facing those involved in people management. Postgraduate, specialist Masters and MBA students will find this a challenging and insightful look at the skills required to successfully manage people. Written in a lively style, students will be offered research based practical guidance, illustrated through the use of case studies, exercises and group based assignments.

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Combines academic and practitioner expertise to examine current developments in HR and likely future implications for managers required to manage people as part of their day to day activities, which is highly relevant to the needs and interests of MBA students
The 'future' orientation of the book offers a challenging and thought provoking analysis of how HR is developing and what skills successful managers will need in order to get the most from their staff in the future
Contains chapters on 'hot topics' such as The Emotionally Intelligent Leader, The Culturally Fluent Leader and Socially Responsible Management

Foreword
Book Overview and Structure
SECTION ONE: STRATEGIC HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT AGENDA
Managing People: Back to the Future?; D.Rees
Future Trends in HR; M.Higgs
Managing Human Capital; D.Rees
Socially Responsible Management; J.Leonard
SECTION TWO: THE WAY PEOPLE ARE MANAGED
People Performance Management; E.Houldsworth
Managing Human Talent; T.Osborn Jones
Managing Virtual Teams; S.Ireland
Managing Rewards; H.Murlis
SECTION THREE: MANAGEMENT COMPETENCIES FOR FUTURE SUCCESS
The Emotionally Intelligent Leader; M.Higgs and V.Dulewicz
The Culturally Fluent Manager; D.Rees
The Learning Manager; E.Houldsworth
The Mentoring/Coaching Manager; R.McBain
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DAVID REES is a Director and Principal Consultant at Cultural Fluency Training and Development Ltd. He is also a visiting Teaching Fellow at Henley Management College, UK.

RICHARD MCBAIN is a member of the Faculty of Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour and Director of Studies for the MBA Distance Learning Programme at Henley Management College, UK.

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DAVID REES is a Director and Principal Consultant at Cultural Fluency Training and Development Ltd. He is also a visiting Teaching Fellow at Henley Management College, UK.

RICHARD MCBAIN is a member of the Faculty of Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour and Director of Studies for the MBA Distance Learning Programme at Henley Management College, UK.

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