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Becoming the Evidence-Based Manager

Making the Science of Management Work for You

Nicholas Brealey Publishing,

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Category: Leadership & Management

Becoming the Evidence-Based Manager
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In this summary, you will learn

  • How “evidence-based management” differs from other management approaches
  • How to use the six basic lessons of evidence-based management to bring out the best in your employees

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Why you should read Becoming the Evidence-Based Manager

Leadership by instinct might work in some cases with naturally charming, supportive managers. However, techniques that work for such intuitive executives won’t necessarily work for everyone else. In contrast, “evidence-based management” uses scientifically proven methods all managers can employ to help staff members reach their highest potential. At least that’s the premise organizational psychologist Gary P. Latham puts forth in this extremely well-thought-out, superbly organized management methodology for hiring, training, motivating and evaluating employees. While his evidence-based processes are all sound managerial tactics, you’ll see a strong resemblance to anecdotal approaches – only with better backing. getAbstract recommends this readable, practical handbook to anyone who manages other people.

About the Author

Gary P. Latham is a professor of organizational effectiveness at the University of Toronto, an award-winning researcher and an organizational consultant.


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