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Fish!
Stephen C. Lundin
0786866020
Jan 2000
Hardcover
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Book Review
Here's another management parable that draws its lesson from an unlikely source--this time it's the fun-loving fishmongers at Seattle's Pike Place Market. In Fish! the heroine, Mary Jane Ramirez, recently widowed and mother of two, is asked to engineer a turnaround of her company's troubled operations department, a group that authors Stephen Lundin, Harry Paul, and John Christensen describe as a "toxic energy dump." Most reasonable heads would cut their losses and move on. Why bother with this bunch of losers? But the authors don't make it so easy for Mary Jane. Instead, she's left to sort out this mess with the help of head fishmonger Lonnie. Based on a bestselling corporate education video, Fish! aims to help employees find their way to a fun and happy workplace. While some may find the story line and prescriptions--such...


Coaching for Improved Work Performance, Revised Edition
Ferdinand F. Fournies
0071352937
November 1999
Paperback
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Book Description
Managing employees in today's rapidly evolving workplace can sometimes feel like negotiating a minefield. Such recent new trends as flextime, telecommting, 360-degree feedback, the flattening of hierarchies, and the increased use of temps and contract workers present tough new challenges for supervisors in every field. This timely, completely revised and updated edition of Ferdinand Fournies's classic management coaching "bible" shows you proven ways to get workers to perform at the highest level while eliminating the self-destructive kinds of behaviors that have become increasingly prevalent in recent years. In this book, you'll be taught specific face-to-face interventions you can use to enhance performance in every kind of workplace situation--from sales to creative brainstorming. There are also...


Gung Ho!
Kenneth H. Blanchard
068815428X
Jan 1998
Hardcover
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From Library Journal
In these days where the computer reigns supreme and management thought is presented in complicated models, there is something refreshing about management principles taught by allegory. Blanchard (The One Minute Manager, LJ 3/1/84), along with coauthor Bowles (Raving Fans, Morrow, 1993) recounts an organizational turnaround based on three Native American lessons. In "The Spirit of the Squirrel," the lesson is one of the power of worthwhile work. In "The Way of the Beaver," the lesson is accomplished through empowerment. In "The Gift of the Goose," the lesson is the exponential factor of motivation. The problem inherent in the principles in this work, or any change program from weight-loss diets on up, is that there needs to be constant focus; success, if it is not continually renewed, is dissipated over time....


Human Resources Jumpstart
Anne M. Bogardus
078214344X
September 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Launch Your Human Resources Career--Quickly and Effectively
Written by an experienced HR specialist, Human Resources JumpStart provides all the core information you need to approach a human resources career with confidence:
* Introduction to the essential employment laws
* Staffing requirements
* Compensation and benefits
* Occupational health and safety
* Employee relations
* Employee communications
* Training and development
* Performance management
* Maintaining employee records
* Introduction to strategic management in HR

From the Back Cover
Launch Your Human Resources Career—Quickly and Effectively

Written by an experienced HR specialist, Human ...


Goals & Goal Setting
Larrie Rouillard
1560526777
Sept 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
Goals provide a sense of purpose as well as a reason to strive for meaningful results. This book helps you define goals and set measurable objectives to achieve them, whether the goal is one you have set for yourself or one that is assigned to you.

Book Info
A tool to help anyone define goals and set measurable objectives to achieve them, whether the goal has been personally set or assigned. Addresses a common obstacle to goal achievement in today's fast-paced environment: impatience. Softcover.


The One Minute Manager
Kenneth H. Blanchard
0688014291
January 2003
Hardcover
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From AudioFile
This compact edition of the authors' 1981 bestseller is an example of how great ideas can be made accessible in audio format. Going beyond the premise of managing in one-minute chunks, the broader lessons are the values that get expressed in those minutes--such as respecting people, providing emotional security for them, setting reasonable but challenging goals, and expecting them to develop excellent work habits. There's also the value of being concise in all communication, which confining one's input to one-minute chunks certainly facilitates. The lessons are both simple and profound, and are crafted and expressed with as much elegance as any management advice I've heard in the years since they first appeared. T.W. © AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine --This...


Generations at Work
Ron Zemke
0814404804
Jan 2000
Hardcover
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Fast Company, October 1999
Generations at Work is intended to help you bridge the gap or, more accurately, gaps between people of different ages who work at your company. What's so vexing about the workplace is that four different groups are vying for roles and recognition. There are the veterans, boomers, Xers, and the nexters. The people in each cohort, the book argues, have more in common than just their age: They share memories of the same world-shaping events, the same childhood heroes, the same early work experiences. Learning about differences may be fun. But learning about cooperation is useful. And it's here that Generation at Work becomes a valuable tool.

Book Description
Provides creative insights and solutions to issues of recruitment and motivation of the workforce, one of the...


Human Resource Management
Robert L. Mathis
0324289588
January 2005
Textbook Hardcover
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Book Description
HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT by Mathis and Jackson is viewed as a highly authoritative, current, and reliable textbook. In this new edition, the authors have taken great care to ensure that the elements that make this book successful are still the foundation in the new edition. However, they realize that HR is a dynamic field and that transformation is occurring HR. In the 11th edition, the authors discuss factors that are driving change in HR Management and how HR is being shaped by many factors such as Technology and Globalization. The authors of this book have excellent professional reputations and are well-connected with the Society for Human Resource Management. Now in its 11th edition, Bob Mathis and John Jackson have written an extremely successful human resource management book that is suitable for learners...


Human Resource Management
Robert L. Mathis
0324202172
January 2004
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
Human Resource Management: Essential Perspectives, 3e offers practical coverage of basic HR concepts and practices, including the review of important laws and regulations as well as an overview of information that is commonly used by human resource professionals. This shortened version of the extremely successful Human Resource Management offers concise, streamlined content that is easy to use and moderately priced. Its focused coverage is ideal for individuals preparing for HR certification exams, Directors of HR and instructors who are seeking basic yet comprehensive and up-to-date coverage of HR concepts and practices. The text is presented in a format that is logical for numerous industries and professional organizations. Overviews, Internet resources, additional information, and suggested readings in every...


Coaching Successfully
John Eaton
0789471477
Feb 2001
Paperback
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Book Review

If most coaching guides look as if you'd need a coach just to get through them, you'll love this itty-bitty guide, which zooms in on the most important aspects of organizational-workplace coaching, from selecting an effective personal coaching style and preparing and shaping a coaching session to followup steps, dealing with barriers to coaching, troubleshooting, and more advanced coaching, such as team coaching, long-distance coaching, coaching plus appraising, and assessing your own coaching skills. On every page, boxed "power tips," quickie case studies and self-tests, to-do checklists, and easy-to-follow flowcharts demystify the process. Granted, if you're looking for specific or in-depth guidance, you may find this book too general in its approach. But if you're looking for a thumbnail guide to the basics,...



Applications in Human Resource Management: Cases, Exercises, and Skill Builders
Stella M. Nkomo
0324200811
January 2004
Textbook Hardcover
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Book Description
Applications in Human Resource Management is a single source of cases, exercises, incidents, and skill builders to supplement introductory human resource management courses. These materials offer a fresh approach based on dynamic, real-life organizational events confronting both human resource managers and line managers. The cases are based on "real" events that have taken place in organizations and the exercises and skill builders are intended to give learners the hands-on skills they will need in facing the challenges of today's workplace.

About the Author
Prof. Stella M. Nkomo is a professor of business leadership at the University of South Africa's Graduate School of Business Leadership. She is the former chair of the Department of Management at the University of North...


Performance Appraisal Phrase Book
Corey Sandler
1580629407
Nov 2003
Paperback
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Flight of the Buffalo
James A. Belasco
0446670081
Jan 1994
Paperback
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From AudioFile
[Editor's Note: The following is a combined review with TEACHING THE ELEPHANT TO DANCE.]--In these companion audiobooks, Belasco offers practical solutions to managing change and empowering employees in any organization. His authoritative yet personal tone is stimulating and encouraging. Using animal analogies such as shackled elephants and loyal-to-the-leader buffaloes to represent outmoded management styles, these audiobooks are paced like the gazelle Belasco refers to as the leadership style most likely to succeed. Quick and ever-changing, the gazelle doesn't wait for trouble, it springs to action. Belasco's performance is rapid but well-paced, offering many questions for leaders to ponder and tried-and-true strategies that help organizations succeed. Focusing on and living the vision is clearly demonstrated in these...


Future of Human Resource Management: 64 Thought Leaders Explore the Critical HR Issues of Today and Tomorrow
Mike Losey (Editor)
0471677914
April 2005
Hardcover
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Review
“…this book is ideal for the busy practitioner and the book-weary student alike…a one-stop study guide to the most up-to-date HR thinking…” (Personnel Today, 25th October 2005)

“…This book provides a thought-provoking skim across the surface of HR…” (Public Servant, 29 July 2005)

Book Description
Sixty-three stellar academics, consultants, and practitioners look at the future of human resources

The follow-up to the bestselling Tomorrow's HR Management (0-471-19714-9), this book presents an international panel of expert contributors who offer their views on the state of HR and what to expect in the future. Topics covered include HR as a decision science, understanding and managing people, creating...



Effective Performance Appraisals
Robert B. Maddux
1560525045
Jan 2000
Paperback
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Book Description
The basics of how to plan and conduct high-quality performance appraisals. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


It's Your Ship: Management Techniques from the Best Damn Ship in the Navy
D. Michael Abrashoff
0446529117
May 2002
Hardcover
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Book Review
Other than the sobering fact that real lives are regularly at stake, running a navy ship is a lot like running a business: leaders of both must get the most out of their crews to operate at peak efficiency and complete the tasks at hand. As commander of the highly acclaimed USS Benfold, Captain D. Michael Abrashoff irrefutably demonstrated how progressive management can succeed at sea; in It's Your Ship, he translates his methods into an approach that can also be applied by land-bound captains of commerce and industry. Describing "the ideas and techniques that I used to win my sailors' trust and, eventually, their enthusiastic commitment to our joint goal of making our ship the best in the fleet," Abrashoff cites embarrassing failures along with subsequent triumphs to illuminate the keys to his accomplished 20-month...


Human Resources Administration in Education: A Management Approach
Ronald W. Rebore
0205380840
May 2003
Textbook Hardcover
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Book Description
This book is very informative and inclusive regarding human resource administration in education. The structure of the book follows the natural process and sequence of human resources administration making it easy to follow. Dr. Xu Di, Professor The University of West Florida This best seller presents a very practical, comprehensive treatment of the human resources function as it operates from a central office or school district level. Human Resources Management in Education utilizes a management approach that is organized around the processes and procedures necessary for implementing effective human resources administration. Treated in separate chapters are the eight essential dimensions of the human resources function: human resource planning, recruitment, selection, placement and induction, staff...


Topgrading (Revised PHP Edition)
Bradford D. Smart
1591840813
Apr 2005
(Hardcover) - Revised Ed.
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Book Review
The key to building a superior company, an increasing number of observers now agree, is the ongoing ability to recruit and retain superior personnel. In Topgrading, industrial psychologist and global consultant Bradford Smart expands upon this idea by examining in great detail exactly how today's premier organizations have assembled such top-level employees, and then showing precisely how others can do it, too. "Simply put, topgrading is the practice of packing the team with A players and clearing out the C players," Smart writes. "'A players' is defined as the top 10 percent of talent available at all salary levels--best of class. With this radical definition, you are not a topgrader until your team consists of all A players. Period." Essentially a best-practices manual for developing this outstanding personnel pool,...


The HR Answer Book: An Indispensable Guide for Managers and Human Resources Professionals
Shawn A. Smith
0814472230
March 2004
Textbook Hardcover
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Training magazine
"..a handy guide to the various facets of Human Resources administration."

Book Description
The HR Answer Book addresses 200 questions that every employer needs to deal with, from recruiting and hiring to discipline and termination, compensation and benefits to training and employee relations. Accessible and concise, this on-the-job companion offers expert guidance on all types of "people" issues, enabling managers and human resources professionals to: * Save time, money, and trouble * Increase employee productivity, satisfaction, and retention * Attract and hire the best candidates while avoiding the inferior ones* * Handle tough issues like sexual harassment, Internet and e-mail usage, performance problems, and more -- fairly, sensitively, and legally. The HR...

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