Developing Management Skills, Global Edition

Series
Pearson
Author
David A. Whetten / Kim S. Cameron  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
9
Language
English
Total pages
608
Pub.-date
September 2015
ISBN13
9781292097480
ISBN
1292097485
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Description

Skills Development for Tomorrows managers

In its Ninth Edition, Developing Management Skills has become the standard in hands-on management learning. Designed for students of all skill levels and learning styles, the text allows students to apply knowledge to real-world situations, connect concepts to their own lives, and experience management theory in a tactile and engaging way.

 

Updated for tomorrows managers, this text features contemporary examples, new skill assessments and cases, updated research, and tangible, relevant goals for students to work toward. Focusing on ten essential skills for success in management, Developing Management Skills focuses on what managers actually do, transforming management concepts into practical, actionable techniques.

 

MyManagementLab not included. Students, if MyManagementLab is a recommended/mandatory component of the course, please ask your instructor for the correct ISBN and course ID. MyManagementLab should only be purchased when required by an instructor. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information.


MyManagementLab is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment product designed to personalize learning and improve results. With a wide range of interactive, engaging, and assignable activities, students are encouraged to actively learn and retain tough course concepts.

Students will gain hands-on practice applying management concepts with MyManagementLab. Theyll engage in real business situations with simulations, build their management skills by writing and talking about different management scenarios, have access to a videos and current events to help put concepts into perspective, and more.

Features

 

Developing Management Skills features:

 

Essential managerial skills. These chapters are then grouped into three parts–Personal Skills, Interpersonal Skills, and Group Skills–so students can see how certain abilities are related to others.

  • Personal Skills
  • Developing Self-Awareness
  • Managing Personal Stress
  • Solving Problems Analytically and Creatively
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Building Relationships by Communicating Supportively
  • Gaining Power and Influence
  • Motivating Others
  • Managing Conflict
  • Group Skills
  • Empowering and Delegating
  • Building Effective Teams and Teamwork
  • Leading Positive Change

 

A five-step Learning Model for promoting an active learning environment.
This text contains a five-step learning model that promotes a personalized, hands-on educational experience. Designed to help students master essential management skills, this text’s five-step model encourages students to address:

 

  • Skill Assessment
  • Skill Learning
  • Skill Analysis
  • Skill Practice
  • Skill Application

Guidance on contemporary challenges. In the current economic climate, some of the everyday management protocol has changed. This text addresses these challenges and provides guidance on questions like:

  • How can I help others accept new goals, new ideas, and new approaches?
  • How can I invigorate those who feel outdated or left behind?
  • How do I help the "survivors" of a downsizing pick up the pieces and move on?
  • How do I help people with very different agendas and philosophies work together, especially during times of high-stress?

 

Key features and ideas that enhance skills and emphasize concepts. This text presents several key features and ideas to help integrate a skill-based approach into a lively classroom:

  • A Resource Locator guide on the first page of each chapter helps students locate the relevant elements of the learning outcomes within the chapter.
  • Invite students to thoughtfully complete the Skill Assessment Surveys in each chapter. This feature encourages students to assess their abilities.
  • Encourage students to study the Behavioral Guidelines and the Summary Model at the conclusion of the Skill Learning section of each chapter. This feature helps students identify the key concepts within the chapter.
  • Emphasize the Skill Application step in the learning process to help students put the concepts in action.

A flexible, affordable, and dynamic experience.

 

  • Great content at a great price saves students money and promotes learning. 
  • Premium, most dynamic experience includes MyMangagementLab 
  • The Student Value Edition, a three-hole-punched, full-color version of the premium textbook, is available at a 35%
  • With everything online, students save even more by purchasing a stand-alone MyManagementLab directly from Pearson.
  • Instant eTextbook Access: provided by the CourseSmart eBookstore.
  • Instructors can customize the textbook to include only the material they teach.

     New and updated features and passages

     

    • NEW! Skill Assessment in Chapter 1
    • NEW! Case in Chapter 3
    • UPDATED! Comparison data for each assessment
    • UPDATED! Student instructions for scoring skill assessments
    • UPDATED! Research supporting key points in each chapter
    • NEW! Resource Locator table at the beginning of each chapter in the Instructors Manual that’s organized according to the chapters learning objectives.

       

      MyManagementLab not included. Students, if MyManagementLab is a recommended/mandatory component of the course, please ask your instructor for the correct ISBN and course ID. MyManagementLab should only be purchased when required by an instructor. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information.

       

       

      MyManagementLab i
      s an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with this text to engage students and improve results. Within its structured environment, students practice what they learn, test their understanding, and pursue a personalized study plan that helps them better absorb course material and understand difficult concepts.

       

       

       

      BEFORE CLASS

       

       

       

      The Chapter Warm-up
      helps you hold your students accountable for learning key concepts   in each  chapter before coming to class. The assignment consists of basic questions related to topics in the text , and gives students the chance to access their eText to read about the topics in question. Grading and item analysis in the assignment allow you to see what students know and don’t know. 

       

       

       

      Dynamic Study Modules:
      Not every student learns the same way and at the same rate. Now, thanks to advances in adaptive learning technology, you no longer have to teach as if they do. Dynamic Study Modules assess student performance and activity in real time and, using data and analytics, personalize content toreinforce concepts that target each student's strengths and weaknesses. You can assign Dynamic Study Modules as homework and receive results right in your gradebook. And, because your students are always on the go, Dynamic Study Modules can be accessed from any computer, tablet, or smartphone.

        

       

       

      Enhanced eText:
      Engagement in lecture is essential to student success, and continuing that engagement outside of class is just as critical. The new Enhanced eText found within Pearson’s MyLab keeps students engaged in learning on their own time, while helping them achieve greater conceptual understanding of course material.  Just as a great instructor brings course material to life, the Enhanced eText brings reading to life – with animations, interactive tutorials, and more. In the Enhanced eText, immediate practice suited to a variety of learning styles is just a click away.

       

       

      DURING CLASS

        

       

       

      Learning Catalytics™
      is an interactive, student response  tool that uses students’ smartphones, tablets, or laptops to engage them in more sophisticated tasks and thinking. Now included with MyLab  with eText, Learning Catalytics enables you to generate classroom discussion, guide your lecture, and promote peer-to-peer learning with real-time analytics. Instructors, you can:

       

        • o Pose a variety of open-ended questions that help your students develop critical thinking skills
        • o Monitor responses to find out where students are struggling
        • o Use real-time data to adjust your instructional strategy and try other ways of engaging your students during class
        • o Manage student interactions by automatically grouping students for discussion, teamwork, and peer-to-peer learning

       

       

       

      Business Today:
      Bring current events alive in your classroom with videos that illustrate current and topical business concepts.   

       

       

      Reporting Dashboard: View, analyze, and report learning outcomes clearly and easily, and get the information you need to keep your students on track throughout the course with the new Reporting Dashboard. Available via the MyLab Gradebook and fully mobile-ready, the Reporting Dashboard presents student performance data at the class, section, and program levels in an accessible, visual manner.   

        

       

       

       

      AFTER CLASS

       

       

       

      Branching, Decision-Making Simulations:
      Decision-making simulations put your students in the role of manager as they make a series of decisions based on a realistic business challenge. The simulations change and branch based on their decisions, creating various scenario paths. At the end of each simulation, students receive a grade and a detailed report of the choices they made with the associated consequences included.

       

       

       

      Video Exercises:
      These engaging videos explore a variety of business topics related to the theory students are learning in class. Quizzes assess students’ comprehension of the concepts covered in each video.

       

       

       

       

      Writing Space:
      Better writers make great learners–who perform better in their courses. Designed to help you develop and assess concept mastery and critical thinking, the Writing Space offers a single place to create, track, and grade writing assignments, provide resources, and exchange meaningful, personalized feedback with students, quickly and easily.

       

       

      • Thanks to auto-graded, assisted-graded, and create-your-own assignments, you decide your level of involvement in evaluating students' work. The auto-graded option allows you to assign writing in large classes without having to grade essays by hand. And because of integration with Turnitin®, Writing Space can check students’ work for improper citation or plagiarism.

       

      Quizzes and Tests: Pre-built quizzes and tests allow you to quiz students without having to grade the assignments yourself.

       

       

      Additional Features:
      Included with the MyLab are a powerful homework and test manager, robust gradebook tracking, comprehensive online course content, and easily scalable and shareable content.

       

       

    • New to this Edition

      • Features and passages
        • Skill Assessment in Chapter 1
        • Case in Chapter 3
        • UPDATED! Comparison data for each assessment
        • UPDATED! Student instructions for scoring skill assessments
        • UPDATED! Research supporting key points in each chapter
        • Resource Locator table at the beginning of each chapter in the Instructors Manual that’s organized according to the chapters learning objectives.

       

      MyManagementLab not included. Students, if MyManagementLab is a recommended/mandatory component of the course, please ask your instructor for the correct ISBN and course ID. MyManagementLab should only be purchased when required by an instructor. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information.



      Table of Contents

      1. Developing Self-Awareness

      2. Managing Stress and Well-Being

      3. Solving Problems Analytically and Creatively

      4. Building Relationships by Communicating Supportively

      5. Gaining Power and Influence

      6. Motivating Others

      7. Managing Conflict

      8. Empowering and Engaging Others

      9. Building Effective Teams and Teamwork

      10. Leading Positive Change