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Myths of Management

What People Get Wrong About Being the Boss

Uncover the myths that dominate popular conceptions of management, and become a better manager with this compelling, well-researched and practical guide.
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EAN: 9780749480233
Edition: 1
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Paperback
Format: 235x157
248 pages
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About the book

Is it really true that working longer hours makes you more successful? Do you really need to hide your emotions in order to gain respect as a manager? Does higher pay really always lead to higher performance?

The world of management is blighted by fads, fiction and falsehoods. In Myths of Management, Cary Cooper and Stefan Stern take you on an entertaining journey through the most famous myths surrounding the much-written about topic of management. They debunk false assumptions, inject truth into over-simplifications and tackle damaging habits head-on. Fascinating insights from psychology, leadership theory and organizational behaviour provide you with a compelling and practical guide to avoid falling into the trap of cliché, misinformation and prejudice. This engaging read offers you authentic insights into the reality of work, drawn from extensive research and real-world business examples, to give you the essential knowledge you need to become a better manager.

Whether cheesy, naïve or even destructive, management myths could be holding you back and stifling your team's potential. Myths of Management is the guide you need to become an enlightened manager.

About the authors

Stefan Stern

Stefan Stern has been writing about management and leadership for over two decades. He has worked for the BBC, Management Today magazine and the Financial Times, where he was the management columnist between 2006 and 2010. He continues to write for the FT, the Guardian and other publications. He is Visiting Professor in management practice at Cass Business School, City University, London. He is also director of the High Pay Centre, a think tank which looks at the issue of top pay.

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Cary Cooper

Professor Sir Cary Cooper is the President of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and Distinguished Professor of Organizational Psychology and Health at Lancaster University and the University of Manchester. In 2015 and 2016, he was voted the most influential HR thinker by HR magazine.

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<i>This book is so true, so sensible and so snappily written, I wish I had written it myself. If every business person read it, all managerial stupidity would wither away. </i>

Lucy Kellaway, Financial Times