Description : This Handbook presents original research and theory on executives, top management teams, and boards of directors and illustrates the vital importance of this field of study. Top management teams are responsible for the strategic choices and major decisions in organizations. These organizations are a reflection of the members that make up their strategic management. The roles top management play and the impact they have are clearly visible in firms around the world, both large and small. The international group of authors that comprise this volume address questions central to the field of strategy and strategic leadership. They review the determinants of top management team composition, their social networks, and executive dismissal; the psychological and personality profiles of top executives; the methodologies relevant to the study of top teams; and the roles of top executives in cross business unit collaboration, competitive behavior, and strategic entrepreneurship. Each chapter presents path-breaking research and provides a roadmap for new research avenues and agendas. Professors, students and researchers in the area of strategy, management and strategic leadership will find this book an invaluable resource.
Description : Questions of company governance have been examined over the years, but this has generally been in areas concerning shareholders. Meanwhile the management team and board of directors remain comparatively unexplored. This book has been written to provide a way into this relatively unknown world of executive committees.
Description : This handbook is the foremost resource on teamwork for both leaders and team members. This edition offers new tools and strategies to help teams work well together. Organizations using teams to improve efficiency and better serve customers will find infor
Description : Since the first edition of the Handbook of Alternative Assets was published, significant events-from the popping of the technology bubble and massive accounting scandals to recessions and bear markets-have shifted the financial landscape. These changes have provided author Mark J. P. Anson with an excellent opportunity to examine alternative assets during a different part of the economic cycle than previously observed in the first edition. Fully revised and updated to reflect today's financial realities, the Handbook of Alternative Assets, Second Edition covers the five major classes of alternative assets-hedge funds, commodity and managed futures, private equity, credit derivatives, and corporate governance-and outlines the strategies you can use to efficiently incorporate these assets into any portfolio. Throughout the book, new chapters have been added, different data sources accessed, and new conclusions reached. Designed as both an introduction to the world of alternative assets and as a reference for the active investor, the Handbook of Alternative Assets, Second Edition will help you match alternative assets with your various investment goals.
Description : The practical guide to direct investing strategies and best practices The Complete Direct Investing Handbook provides comprehensive guidelines, principles and practical perspectives on this increasingly attractive private equity investment strategy. Interviews with leading family office investors, qualified private equity buyers, and top direct investing advisors provide essential insights, and attention to the nuanced processes of direct investing. The books is a hands-on resource for family offices and those investors interested in generating returns through private company ownership to be more effective in creating returns in a complex market. Direct investing best practices are explored in-depth, with guidance on strategy and the evaluation and assessment of various investment opportunities. The process begins with a codified and specific investment goal, and a robust strategy tailored to the investor's individual needs. Useful insight on 'narrowing the field' helps investors select the appropriate opportunities to meet their investment goals, and practical tools help streamline the process of capital deployment and in turn providing more opportunities to achieve desired returns. Despite the growing interest in direct investing, there is little public information available to investors and there is a lack of transparency into practical standards. This book bridges the gap between strategy and execution, with comprehensive guidance and real-world insights. Define and craft a focused investment thesis and appropriate timeline specific to your needs Identify the right type, size, duration, and risk profile aligned to your investment objectives Gain perspective on real-world direct investing and a deeper understanding of the risks and rewards Better understand best practices and institutional investment rigor to develop bespoke processes and policies that create better outcomes for independent investors Historically, extraordinary wealth has been created through equity in privately-held enterprise. Today, family offices and direct investors are looking more and more toward large capital deployment in early-stage and growth-oriented private equity investments, but are constrained by a lack of informed, established practices. The Complete Direct Investing Handbook provides the much-needed guidance and tools that can improve direct investment outcomes.
Description : Even though project-management researchers have become increasingly interested in factors that may have an impact on project-management effectiveness, their efforts fall short of addressing the "human factor." And, unfortunately, many project-management scholars are largely unaware of the I/O psychology literature--relying, for example, on outdated models of motivation and team development. On the other side, I/O psychologists who research groups and teams often ignore the contextual influences--such as business sector, project type, placement in the organizational hierarchy, and project phase and maturity--that have a crucial impact on how a project will unfold. In this volume, a cross-disciplinary set of editors will bring together perspectives from leading I/O psychology and project-management scholars.
Description : THE DEFINITIVE GUIDE TO FINDING, DEVELOPING, AND KEEPING THE BEST TALENT The most comprehensive book of its kind, The Talent Management Handbook has become the go-to resource for HR professionals, CEOs, and business leaders who want to take the lead in building a diverse, talented, and motivated workforce. Each section of this book offers state-of-the-art processes, step-by-step practical management tools and techniques, and up-to-the-minute resources that will equip you to: Discover and develop new talent Inspire, coach, and train future leaders Reward and retain the best people Plan and realize a culture of organizational excellence Featuring breakthroughs and "best practices" from more than 30 leading global talent management firms-- Accenture, Center for Creative Leadership, Hay Group, Heidrick and Struggles, Human Capital Institute, Korn/Ferry International, Mercer, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Right Management, Sibson Consulting, Towers Watson, and others--The Talent Management Handbook is a complete, all-in-one program designed to help you place the best people in the most critical jobs to assemble the building blocks of organizational excellence and create value--one person at a time. Based on years of research, hundreds of global consultations, and the stellar contributions of top industry leaders, The Talent Management Handbook is the most authoritative guide on the market for finding and utilizing the best people. Now in its second edition, this book includes the most innovative ideas and the latest tools, processes, and technologies available to help you launch a complete, fully functioning talent management program that will drive you and your workforce to the top. Filled with key insights from renowned HR thought leaders and CEOs, The Talent Management Handbook shows you how to: Attract new talent and keep the "Superkeepers" Design career plans that boost employee morale and support organization needs Improve performance through a personal value exchange Coach, develop, and inspire raw talent and prepare the CEOs of the future See positive results with smarter performance reviews Create a culture of innovation and sustainability In these pages there is a wealth of information on a wide range of subjects, including employee compensation, onboarding, leadership competencies, and engagement programs. Discover firsthand how top HR thought leaders like Dave Ulrich, Marshall Goldsmith, Richard Boyatzis, Marc Effron, Beverly Kaye, Andy Pellant, William Rothwell, William Schiemann, Doris Sims, Allan Schweyer, Kay Thorne, and Kevin Wilde have achieved amazing results. And learn how expanding global markets are affecting the development of talent and teams all across the world. It takes a top-notch workforce to make a company succeed. This definitive guide gives you all you need to enable your organization's people to do their best.
Description : Clinicians who understand mental health care administration in addition to their clinical fields are likely to be valuable to the organizations in which they work. This handbook is an accessible source of information for professionals coming from either clinical or management backgrounds. Sections offer coverage in: mental health administrative principles, mental health care management, business, finance and funding of care, information technology, human resources and legal issues.
Description : This unique book draws together current thoughts and research in conflict management. Specifically, it brings a wealth of knowledge from authorities in the field on emerging issues such as power in conflict, cognition and emotions in conflict, leading
Description : The Gower Handbook of Management is widely regarded as a manager's bible: an authoritative, gimmick-free and practical guide to best practice in management. By covering the broadest possible range of subjects, it replicates in book form a forum in which managers can meet experts from a range of professional disciplines. This edition features 36 completely new chapters, 65 expert contributors - many of them practising managers and many of them new to this edition. All of the contributors are recognized authorities in their field.