Managing Humans

Author: Michael Lopp

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1430243155

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 258

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The humor and insights in the 2nd Edition of Managing Humans are drawn from Michael Lopp's management experiences at Apple, Netscape, Symantec, and Borland, among others. This book is full of stories based on companies in the Silicon Valley where people have been known to yell at each other and occasionally throw chairs. It is a place full of dysfunctional bright people who are in an incredible hurry to find the next big thing so they can strike it rich and then do it all over again. Among these people are managers, a strange breed of people who, through a mystical organizational ritual, have been given power over the future and bank accounts of many others. Whether you're an aspiring manager, a current manager, or just wondering what the heck a manager does all day, there is a story in this book that will speak to you—and help you survive and prosper amongst the general craziness. Lopp's straight-from-the-hip style is unlike any other writer on management. He pulls no punches and tells stories he probably shouldn't. But they are massively instructive and cut to the heart of the matter whether it's dealing with your boss, handling a slacker, hiring top guns, or seeing a knotty project through to completion. This second editions expands on the management essentials. It will explain why we hate meetings, but must have them, it carefully documents the right way to have a 1-on-1, and it documents the perils of not listening to your team. Writing code is easy. Managing humans is not. You need a book to help you do it, and this is it.

Managing Humans

Author: Michael Lopp

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 9781484271155

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 0

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In this fourth edition of the bestselling business book Managing Humans, author Michael Lopp continues to draw leadership advice from some of the most important software companies of our modern age. Educational stories from companies such as Apple, Slack, and Pinterest detail the experiences of bright software engineers in an ever-changing industry. This revised edition of Managing Humans expands on the previous editions’ explorations of management essentials including handling stress, building diverse teams, running inclusive meetings, and how to lead in times of crisis. The education of a great leader never stops, and Lopp applies crucial insights to help continue your never-ending leadership education. Whether it is approaching a myriad of engineering personalities or handling unexpected conflict, you will come away with the wisdom to handle any team situation. The engineering culture of a company can determine the difference between a product’s ultimate success or failure. Managing Humans is here to guide managers and aspiring managers into the intimidating world of people and their vastly different personalities. Handle conflict, infuse innovation into your approach, and be the most confident manager you can be after reading this book. “It is so satisfying to read the work of an author who articulates something we know, but can’t put our finger on, and then answers the excitement of fresh revelation with useful solutions or a frame to think about what we’ve just learned—all done in a breezy, knowing prose, that invites you to constantly write margin notes to capture the new thinking it invites.” John Dickerson, author, CBS News correspondent

Human Investment Management

Author: Prabhakaran Paleri

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 981106024X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 302

View: 9264

This book presents a thought-provoking case for looking at human resource management from an entirely different perspective. In the modern world, organizations have to optimally manage resources to achieve the best results, and the best way to do this is to identify humans as instruments of investment and not as resources. Humans use resources in an activity. Managing people, as a subject, was first studied as part of personnel management, and became known as human resource management (HRM) in the early 80s. However, the basic principles remained largely unchanged. The book argues that it is time that HRM is replaced by human investment management (HIM), where the entire approach of employee management in an organization shifts gears to human investment in activities. In this approach no human is considered bad in relation to an organization, if selected appropriately, and trained well. Everyone is productive, though the returns may differ. Humans can be invested in areas where they are best or can be trained to be the best according to various factors. Unlike any other investment instruments, humans’ value can be continuously upgraded for higher returns. Thus the core of HIM is to maximize the return from each employee as an individual or as a member of the group with minimum expenditure and effort in him or her. HIM can therefore reengineer and replace HRM slowly and steadily at the desired pace where maximum attention is paid to employee investment for improved results. This is unlike HRM, which primarily focuses on employee relations. Turning around HRM to HIM will be the first step in inclusively aligning strategic human resource management with the overall human management. As such, HIM should be seen as a process by which the asset or capital value of individual humans can be increased by turning them into capital humans, an entirely different outlook from the oft-used term human capital.

Working with Nature in Aotearoa New Zealand

Author: Friederike Gesing

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 3839434467

Category: Social Science

Page: 356

View: 1736

Working with nature - and not against it - is a global trend in coastal management. This ethnography of coastal protection follows the increasingly popular approach of "soft" protection to the Aotearoa New Zealand coast. Friederike Gesing analyses a political controversy over hard and soft protection measures, and introduces a growing community of practice involved in projects of working with nature. Dune restoration volunteers, coastal management experts, surfer-scientists, and Maori conservationists are engaged in projects ranging from do-it-yourself erosion control, to the reconstruction of native nature, and soft engineering "in concert with natural processes". With soft protection, Gesing argues, we can witness a new sociotechnical imaginary in the making.

Marketing Management

Author: Christie L. Nordhielm,Marta Dapena Baron

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118014553

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 434

View: 3940

Marketing Management: The Big Picture organizes traditional Marketing Management theory and practice in a conceptually appealing way. The use of well-known examples and consumer commercials throughout the content ensures students will commit to memory and innovative method for structuring and solving marketing problems. The framework constitutes a disciplined approach to connecting marking variables to each other, inextricably linking marketing strategy concepts with their executional implications.

Forest Wildlife Ecology and Habitat Management

Author: David R. Patton

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439837031

Category: Nature

Page: 294

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Across the continental United States, one can identify 20 distinct forest cover types. Most of these are to be found on federal lands managed by the U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management. Those responsible for the management of trees that form the 20 different cover types and the diversity of forest wildlife that reside in them must have a solid grounding in concepts of forest management, especially silviculture, as well as concepts of wildlife management, in order to integrate both as part of any effective natural resource management plan. Forest Wildlife Ecology and Habitat Management provides both foresters and wildlife biologists responsible for managing forest resources with an integrated understanding of the relationship between forests and wildlife. Based on David Patton’s 50 years of experience as a forester and wildlife biologist, the book shows readers how to look at forests as ecological systems and wildlife as part of the energy flow and nutrient cycling process within those systems. He offers readers a fundamental understanding of the natural processes that occur in a forest taking into consideration vegetation, water, and the natural effects of climate and time. He then provides a biological perspective on wildlife, discussing reproduction, behavior, feeding habits, and mobility. He also discusses the various influences on forests and wildlife by both natural and human-caused events. Covering those forest types included in the U.S. National Atlas, and associating over 1,100 wildlife species with 20 major forest types in 48 states, Professor Patton provides recommendations for ways to restore and maintain wildlife habitat by direct and indirect coordination. Towards this end, the author — Evaluates various approaches to integrate forestry and wildlife management Offers a number of practical management strategies, emphasizing a progressive holistic approach Presents the FAAWN (Forest Attributes and Wildlife Needs) data model A CD-ROM is included that provides readers with easy-to-use software that will help them consider more than 63,000 potential associations among forest components and wildlife within the FAAWN model.

The Future of Management in an AI World

Author: Jordi Canals,Franz Heukamp

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 3030206807

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 242

View: 5128

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is redefining the nature and principles of general management. The technological revolution is reshaping industries, disrupting existing business models, making traditional companies obsolete and creating social change. In response, the role of the manager needs to urgently evolve and adjust. Companies need to rethink their purpose, strategy, organisational design and decision-making rules. Crucially they will also need to consider how to nurture and develop the business leaders of the future and develop new ways to interact with society on issues such as privacy and trust. Containing international insights from leading figures from the world of management and technology, this book addresses the big challenges facing organisations, including: · Decision-making · Corporate strategy · People management and leadership · Organisational design Taking a holistic approach, this collection of expert voices provides valuable insight into how firms will discover and commit to what makes them unique in this new big data world, empowering them to create and sustain competitive advantage.

Towards the Biosphere Reserve

Author: Clifford J. Martinka,Parks Canada,United States. National Park Service

Publisher: [Washington?] : The Service


Category: Biosphere

Page: 239

View: 3953

Human Resource Management and Internal Marketing

Author: Teena Mishra

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1000826929

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 184

View: 317

This book explains various key concepts of internal marketing and its relation to human resource management, commitment, service quality, market orientation, etc. Various human resource models are insufficient to define internal marketing. Therefore there is a need to focus on the models and key concepts of human resource management and internal marketing and in what way they contribute to organizational success. It involves motivation, internal market research, internal communication, internal segmentation, employee retention, inter-functional coordination, and internal branding. The current need for human resource management is to link human resource management and marketing practices which are called internal marketing. Internal marketing plays an eminent role in organizational success. This book helps students, practitioners, start-ups, and educationists. This is a research monograph that will assist an organization to decide the future of human resource management as well as organizational development. This book is for marketing as well as human resource discipline. As internal marketing is the integration of marketing and human resource management. Due to new technology, globalization, and liberalization market need and demand are also changing, thus it is necessary to understand new trends in the application of human resources. Therefore, it is necessary to motivate and satisfy internal customers and make them market and skill-oriented.