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Managing and Leading People

Managing and Leading People

Charlotte Rayner, Derek William Adam-Smith


Learn how to become an effective manager of people with this definitive and highly accessible text by renowned experts from across the field of leadership.

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About the book

Managing and Leading People is an essential text in the field of leadership, and provides a thorough overview of the subject for both students and professionals. Key topics include the strategic context, ethics and diversity, the psychological contract, motivation and reward, recruitment and selection and developing for the future. Divided into thematic sections and written in a clear and accessible style, it is the ideal text for any students on the CIPD module in Managing and Leading People, students studying people, leadership and organisations on wider business degrees, as well as professionals looking to develop their skills and expertise as managers within their organisations.

This fully revised and updated new edition reflects developments within the area of management and leadership and adopts an international case study approach to bring the theory to life. Managing and Leading People draws on academic theory and research, but balances this with real-world examples from a wide range of organisations, and further reading, discussion questions and activities to challenge and engage the reader. With contributions from experts across the field that will really inform your knowledge, this title provides the information you need to learn how to make good managerial decisions, engage your people, and deliver results. Online resources include PowerPoint slides, lecturer notes and a companion website for additional tutor support.

Table Of Contents

    • Chapter - 01: Managing and Leading People in High Performance Organisations;
    • Chapter - 02: The Strategic Context;
    • Chapter - 03: Employee Involvement and Participation - Contemporary Theory and Practice;
    • Chapter - 04: Leadership;
    • Chapter - 05: Ethics and Diversity in Human Resource Management;
    • Chapter - 06: Flexibility, the Psychological Contract, and Empowerment;
    • Chapter - 07: Performance Management, Motivation and Reward;
    • Chapter - 08: Job Design;
    • Chapter - 09: Recruitment and Selection;
    • Chapter - 10: Learning, Training and Development - Creating the Future?;
    • Chapter - 11: Conclusion


I am really excited about this book. I love the case study approach that brings the theoretical issues to life. Even I with some years of academia under my belt still enjoy a book that delivers the goods in a reader-friendly way
Ann Pendleton, Senior Lecturer and Programme Leader for MA HRM and MBA, Bolton Business School, UK

It is pleading to reader, challenging in its style and can actually make studying for a qualification enjoyable. I think this is very important bearing in mind how many students are working, studying part time and need to find the motivation to open a book at the end of a long day at work. They have to want to read it and for this it has to be stimulating – this book hits that spot
Sue Shortland, Principal Lecturer in HRM, London Metropolitan Business School


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Book Details

  • Imprint: CIPD - Kogan Page
  • EAN: 9781843982173
  • Edition: 2
  • Published: 30th March 2009
  • Paperback
  • Format: 245x178
  • 304 pages

About the Author

Charlotte Rayner is Professor of Human Resource Management at Portsmouth Business School, UK

Derek Adam-Smith is Head of the Human Resource and Marketing Management department at Portsmouth Business School, UK

Charlotte Rayner

Derek William Adam-Smith