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Mastering People Management

Mastering People Management

James Pickford

Oct 2002, Paperback, 256 pages
ISBN13: 9780273661924
ISBN10: 0273661922
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There's a talent war on, and people are the greatest asset. They are at the heart of corporate strategy, and every manager knows that people management is too important to leave to HR. Likewise, HR managers know that if they can't show how their department contributes to corporate strategy and success, their function can easily be outsourced. The need for complete mastery of people management skills has never been greater. Written by a world-class line up of business school thinkers (from INSEAD and Wharton, among others) and business practitioners, Mastering People Management provides managers with the ideas and techniques to unleash the true value of their greatest asset. This is the single-source guide to becoming a master of people management.

1 People Management
Introductory and big picture articles
2 The HR Function
Material specific to HR, HR Policy, HR Outsourcing, oragnisational design
3 Recruitment
Talent wars, executive search, e-recruitment, talent retention
4 People management skills
Communication, leadership, motivation, team management
5 Training and Development
Mentoring, career development, MBA
6 Performance
Appraisal systems, employee surveys, assessing teams, psychological profiling
7 Policy and management
Women, management and careers; employee relationship, managing generational conflict.

  • A single-source guide to becoming a master of people management.
  • Contributors from, among many others, INSEAD and Wharton.
  • The best people management minds on the biggest people management topics, including: Manfred Kets de Vries on leadership failure and Dave Urlich on the skills all executives need to managing people.

James Pickford is Executive Editor, FT Mastering at the Financial Times.

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"Mastering People Management has more treats than most." "The range of the book is as comprehensive as you would expect…" "Distinctly a cut above."
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