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Armstrong's Handbook of Management and Leadership

Armstrong's Handbook of Management and Leadership

Developing Effective People Skills for Better Leadership and Management

Michael Armstrong


Armstrong's Handbook of Management and Leadership is the guide for managers and aspiring leaders to the processes, skills and approaches to effective management and leadership.

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About the book

In order to make an effective contribution, HR specialists have to be good at management, leadership and developing themselves and others. However in addition, they need to be aware of the management and business considerations that affect their work. Armstrong's Handbook of Management and Leadership provides guidance on the processes of management and leadership with particular reference to what managers and aspiring managers need to know and do to make a difference.

This new edition is the only book that covers in one volume the new Leading, Managing and Developing People and Developing Skills for Business Leadership modules, which are part of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development's Leadership and Management Standards.

Online supporting resources for this book include lecture slides for each chapter, flashcards and case studies with exercises.

Table Of Contents

  • Section - ONE: Leading, managing and developing fundamentals;
    • Chapter - 01: Leading people;
    • Chapter - 02: Managing people;
    • Chapter - 03: Developing people;
  • Section - TWO: Approaches to HRM and L&D;
    • Chapter - 04: The concept of human resource management;
    • Chapter - 05: Delivering HRM;
    • Chapter - 06: The role and organization of the HR and L&D functions;
    • Chapter - 07: The contribution of HRM and L&D in different types of organization;
    • Chapter - 08: The professional and ethical approach to HRM and L&D;
  • Section - THREE: People management processes;
    • Chapter - 09: Employee engagement;
    • Chapter - 10: Motivation;
    • Chapter - 11: Commitment;
    • Chapter - 12: Change management;
    • Chapter - 13: Flexible working;
  • Section - FOUR: Management skills;
    • Chapter - 14: Managing oneself;
    • Chapter - 15: Managing interpersonal relationships at work;
    • Chapter - 16: Influencing people;
    • Chapter - 17: People management skills;
    • Chapter - 18: Problem solving and decision making;
    • Chapter - 19: Analytical, critical and consultancy skills;
    • Chapter - 20: Information handling skills;
    • Chapter - 21: Business and financial skills;
    • Chapter - 22: Postgraduate study skills


The definitive guide on the processes of management and leadership
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A revealing book that will help readers to develop leadership skills in others and guide them towards personal excellence as a leader
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Book Details

  • EAN: 9780749465520
  • Edition: 3
  • Published: 3rd March 2012
  • Paperback
  • Dimensions: 234x156
  • 368 pages

About the Author

Michael Armstrong is a Companion and former Chief Examiner of the Chartered Institute of Personal Development (CIPD), joint managing partner of e-reward and an independent management consultant. He is the author of several best-selling HR titles including Armstrong's Handbook of Human Resource Management Practice, Armstrong's Handbook of Reward Management Practice, Armstrong's Handbook of Performance Management, Strategic Human Resource Management and Armstrong's Handbook of Management and Leadership.

Michael Armstrong