Become a better manager by challenging the myths of commonly accepted management wisdom A humorous review of current management practice with a very serious message, The Management Myth buster makes an entertaining case for questioning much of the conventional wisdom that pervades the corporate world today. Through contrarian and provocative points of view, real world examples and deep analysis, author and management thought leader David Axson offers over a dozen short, pithy commentaries on the important issues in management today: Short chapters on popular management
The Management Myth buster; Contents; Acknowledgments; About the Author; Preface; About This Book; Introduction; Chapter 1: Missions, Visions, and Other Expensive Pastimes; Chapter 2: Strategy and Other Confusing Stuff; Chapter 3: Gurus, Consultants, and Other Snake Oil Salesman; Chapter 4: Forget Success, Focus on Failure; Chapter 5: Budgeting-A Modern Vision of Hell (Well, Purgatory at Least); Chapter 6: The Futility of Forecasting; Chapter 7: Total Quality, Six Sigma, Process Re-Engineering and Other Management Fads; Chapter 8: New Risks for a New World Chapter 9: Pay for Performance? Failure Pays Very Well These Days Chapter 10: Lies, Damn Lies, and Performance Metrics; Chapter 11: Leveraging Technology for Competitive Advantage; Chapter 12: Why Accountants Rule the World; Chapter 13: The Synergies Will Be Massive!; Chapter 14: Talent Matters; Chapter 15: Ask The Dumb Questions; Chapter 16: The Business of Spin; Epilogue; Index
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