ACHIEVING EXCELLENCE IN MANAGEMENT:

       Identifying and learning from bad practices

 

CH 1 INTRODUCTION

Reasons for &  features of this book

 

Part A  Good and Bad Management

 

CH 2 ESSENTIAL FUNDAMENTALS              

Succinctly clarifies the practice of good management based on a

 rigorous application of management processes and related skills

 

CH 3  MANAGEMENT FAILINGS                     

Identifies numerous examples of bad management practice using real life

situations personally encountered by the author

 

CH 4  IDEAL MANAGERS &  EXCELLENT COMPANIES  

Assesses the characteristics of 'ideal' managers and 'excellent' companies

to serve as models for others to follow

 

Part B  Applications to managing in different contexts

Applies the good management practice to various situations where managers

 might be working now or later

 

CH 5  DIFFERENCES IN MANAGING SMALL BUSINESSES

CH 6  EXTRA NEEDS FOR INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT

 

Part C  Aplications to external situations

 

CH 7  MANAGEMENT ISSUES  & CRISES                            

Analyses responses to economic crises since the year 2000 and discusses how  the

current key management issues can be handled by companies,governments and others

 

CH 8   HOW TO BETTER MANAGE OUR WORLD ACTIVITIES        

Elaborates management methods which could be applied to several other areas of

activity like problems in the international environment, political systems etc

 

CH  9  REVIEW OF THE PAST,CHANGES FOR THE FUTURE

Reviews management practices of recent past and likely future.

What aspects will remain and what will need to change.

 

 

APPENDIX  A   CASE STUDY:  RIO TO PARIS PLANE CRASH.

Discusses management errors which could have contributed to this tragedy.

 

APPENDIX B  APPLICATION TO THE MANAGEMENT OF SOCCER MATCHES

Analyses shortcomings which could be overcome to improve the game.

 

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