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Becoming the Evidence-Based Manager: Making the Science of Management Work for You

Book Description

From medicine to education, a national movement has been fundamentally changing the way standards of professional practice are set. Once based more on intuition, the demand for measurements backed by hard, scientific fact now finds its rightful place in the business world with Becoming the Evidence-Based Manager. Arguing that there is too much art and not enough science in the way managers manage, Gary Latham brings together a unique combination of research and step-by-step practicality in this compact and highly practical toolkit of research-backed techniques, methods, and quick-to-implement action steps for hiring, inspiring, training, motivating and appraising employees to deliver high performance. From A to Z, Latham shows front-line managers how to put five decades of research into everyday practice as he lays out techniques to inspire employees to execute strategy, ways to coach and appraise employees to be high performers and new approaches to instill resiliency in the face of setbacks.