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The Little Book of Big Management Theories by Dr. Bob Bates, Dr. Jim McGrath

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INTRODUCTION

Over the last 100 years thousands of managers, academics and researchers have tried to define what makes a great manager and identify the secrets of effective management. The result is hundreds of management theories, many of which are contradictory. The sheer number of theories makes it difficult for hard-pressed managers to separate great theories from passing fads. Unfortunately, even when a manager does find a great theory it is unlikely that it will come with any advice on how to use it in the workplace. Welcome to the theory practice gap – where managers are armed with the principles of good management but struggle to apply them. This book has been conceived and written to bridge this gap and help:

  • the many real-world ...

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