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Organizational Psychology for Managers

Organizational Psychology for Managers Author Stephen R Balzac
ISBN-10 9781461485056
Release 2013-09-05
Pages 266
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No matter how monolithic it may appear, an organization is a collection of moving parts. Whether we are looking at building teams, providing leadership, hiring and training employees, problem solving, managing time effectively, or setting aggressive, inspiring goals, every decision can easily impact every other decision. The complexity can quickly become overwhelming. Organizational Psychology identifies a framework and offers key methodologies managers need to define behavioral tendencies and navigate complex organizational systems. Each chapter takes a high-level view of a particular aspect of organizational psychology, focusing on elements that shape companies and drive operational efficiency. Senior-level managers and C-Suite executives will benefit from the strategies presented in this book as they clearly indicate how to understand and leverage the psychological underpinnings of any corporate environment. Balzac combines stories of jujitsu, wheat, gorillas, and the Lord of the Rings with very practical advice and hands-on exercises aimed at anyone who cares about management, leadership, and culture. Todd Raphael Editor-in-Chief ERE Media Riveting! Yes, I called a leadership book riveting. I couldn’t wait to finish one chapter so I could begin reading the next. The book’s combination of pop culture references, personal stories, and thought providing insights to illustrate world class leadership principles makes it a must read for business professionals at all management levels. Eric Bloom President Manager Mechanics, LLC Nationally Syndicated Columnist and Author Organizational Psychology for Managers is an insightful book that reminds the business leader of basic principles of leading a successful organization in an engaging style. As a business owner for over 25 years, I am aware of these principles; however, I need reminding of how these principles work together and impact the energy and success of my company. Throughout the book, the author demonstrates these concepts into a clear perspective by citing examples within other companies which is always a helpful technique and is often eye opening . These are situations that I may not have thought about before. This book holds the reader’s interest from start to finish. I look forward to his next book! Elizabeth Brown President Softeach, Inc. "Author Stephen Balzac has written a terrific book that gets into the realpolitik of organizational psychology – the underlying patterns of behavior that create the all important company culture. He doesn't stop at the surface level, explaining things we already know like 'culture beats strategy' - he gets into the deeper drivers and ties everything back to specific, actionable stories. For example he describes different approaches to apparent "insubordination" by a manager; rather then judging them, he shows how each management response is interpreted, and how it then drives response. Balzac preaches real engagement with one's own company and a mindful state of operation, especially by executives – who must remember that culture "just happens" unless and until they learn to recognize that their behaviors play a huge part in creating and cementing it. It covers the full spectrum of corporate life, from challenging bad decisions to hiring, training, motivating teams - and the secrets of keeping people engaged and learning – and/or avoiding actions which do the opposite. I highly recommend this book for anyone who wants to participate in creating and steering company culture." Sid Probstein Chief Technology Officer Attivio – Active Intelligence I had the privilege of meeting Stephen Balzac at the 2011 International Computer Measurement Group (CMG) Conference. He was one of our keynote speakers at the Conference that year. His presentation was amazing. It was the first presentation I had seen at our Conference in which the speaker not only gave a non-technical presentation that left the audience captivated and hungry for more, but he did it without using PowerPoint, or other visuals and simply with the strength of the story and his oratory skills. As Director of CMG Publications I asked him to contribute some articles for our publications. He has been doing so now for two years and is one of our most popular authors. I was thrilled to learn Steve was having a book, Organizational Psychology for Managers, published, and was honored when he asked me to read it and for my opinion. Organizational Psychology for Managers is phenomenal. Just as his talks at conferences are captivating to his audience, Steve’s book will captivate his readers. In my opinion, this book should be required reading in MBA programs, military leadership courses, and needs to be on the bookshelf of every Fortune 1000 VP of Human Resources. Steve Balzac is the 21st century’s Tom Peters. Stephen R Guendert, PhD CMG Director of Publications



Applied Psychology for Project Managers

Applied Psychology for Project Managers Author Monika Wastian
ISBN-10 9783662442142
Release 2015-02-24
Pages 329
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This book offers an essential manual for project managers, project management offices (PMO’s), trainers and consultants, addressing the psychological side of project management. Written by leading scholars in organizational psychology and by top experts in project management, it covers all major psychological topics that are key to project success. The book features dedicated chapters on leadership and teamwork, including virtual and intercultural cooperation, commitment and motivation of project teams. It adds a psychological perspective to personnel management, decision-making, information and knowledge management and communication in project work. Power, influencing tactics and other aspects of stakeholder management are covered, as well as project coaching, innovation and creativity, self-management and the management of conflicts, risks and crises.



Organizational Psychology and Evidence Based Management

Organizational Psychology and Evidence Based Management Author Elaine Rabelo Neiva
ISBN-10 9783319643045
Release 2017-10-11
Pages 302
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Adopting an Evidence-Based Management (EBM) approach, this book provides the best evidence available on a wide range of topics from Industrial and Organizational Psychology to help managers base their decisions on scientific findings. Drawing on principles and methods first developed by Evidence-Based Medicine, EBM aims to promote the use of scientific knowledge in organizational and managerial decision making. Based on this idea, the book seeks to establish a dialogue between researchers and professionals of the Industrial and Organizational Psychology and Management fields, translating scientific knowledge into useful resources that can be used to inform practitioner’s decisions and interventions in topics such as: Creativity in organizations Optimism and hope Engagement at work Life and career planning Entrepreneurship Innovation in organizations Cultural diversity and inclusion in organizations Social networks Ageing at organizational context Work/life balance Positive rule breaking Expatriation Time pressure, Pacing styles and polychronicity



Applying Psychology in Business

Applying Psychology in Business Author John Walter Jones
ISBN-10 0669158380
Release 1991
Pages 878
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Organizational Psychology in Cross Cultural Perspective

Organizational Psychology in Cross Cultural Perspective Author Colin P. Silverthorne
ISBN-10 0814739865
Release 2005-01-01
Pages 343
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The last two decades have seen an explosive increase in the ethnic diversity of the workforce, growth in international business, and the emergence of many more multinational companies. The potential for problems as companies operate across borders and managers manage in countries which have different values, norms and cultural behaviors is great. By looking at organizational psychology in a cross-cultural context, we can gain an understanding of the challenges facing organizations and business today. This text breaks new ground in introducing organizational psychology from a cross cultural perspective. It provides a foundational overview of the current major theories in organizational psychology, and illuminates the impact of cultural differences on organizational dynamics. It also makes available specific research concerning our current understandings of how these dynamics play out in particular regions and countries, such as autocratic versus democratic leadership styles in Africa and Europe or conflict management in Asia. The volume offers a welcome introduction to the topic to those in industrial/organizational psychology, international relations and management, and international business/MBA programs focusing on international issues.



Advances in Positive Organization

Advances in Positive Organization Author Arnold B. Bakker
ISBN-10 9781780520001
Release 2013
Pages 396
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This volume attempts to build a bridge between POB and Positive Organizational Scholarship (POS). Similar to POB, but different from positive psychology, the primary emphasis of POS is on the workplace and on the accomplishment of work-related outcomes. The volume includes contributions from both fields, and theories and studies in which a positive individual perspective (POB) is combined with a positive organization perspective (POS).



The Psychologist Manager

The Psychologist Manager Author Louise Kelly
ISBN-10 0889374260
Release 2012-05-31
Pages 252
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Psychologists working in management -- why and how, opportunities and challenges This unique book explores the challenges and opportunities for psychologists entering leadership and management roles, whether in NGOs, commercial, health, or other organizations. It examines the motivations and advantages of psychologists in management, their potential limitations and ways to overcome them, and also provides practical career advice. The main points are vividly illustrated by exemplary profiles of real-life psychologist careers and brief vignettes.



Managing for Resilience

Managing for Resilience Author Monique F. Crane
ISBN-10 9781317299806
Release 2017-06-26
Pages 246
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In an era of longer hours and shorter contracts, of tighter margins and frequent organizational change, stress can undermine both the mental health and performance of employees. A culture of resilience in the workplace, however, offers the potential to support psychological wellbeing and improve the performance of both people and organizations. This is the first book to provide managers with a guide to fostering psychological resilience within their teams. It synthesises not only the latest cutting-edge research in the area, but also translates this into practical advice for a range of organizational settings. Chapters cover the following important issues: Key personality factors related to resilience How job design and routines can improve employee resilience How to build a resilient team Communicating change and improving teamwork Modelling resilient thinking and behaviour as a leader Selecting the right resilience training for your organisation This is the ideal book for anyone interested in fostering a high-performance and emotionally resilient workforce, whether they are a manager, HR professional or occupational psychologist. Its cutting edge approach will also make it important reading for students and researchers of organizational and occupational psychology.



Managerial Ethics

Managerial Ethics Author Marshall Schminke
ISBN-10 9781136976674
Release 2011-01-11
Pages 334
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This book combines management theory with ethical theory on a chapter by chapter, topic by topic basis. The volume bridges the theoretical, empirical and practical gap between management and ethics. It will be of interest to a cross disciplinary group of students, researchers and managers in business, management, organizational behavior, IO psychology and business ethics.



The Enlightened Organization

The Enlightened Organization Author Catherine Berney
ISBN-10 9780749470289
Release 2014-05-03
Pages 224
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This empowering book presents leaders, executives and HR professionals with the psychological models, tools and techniques they need to build a more effective, more enlightened organization. Taking a clear, practical and accessible approach it offers direction for developing fundamental areas of insight, skill and expertise and for seeing more clearly in the changing commercial landscape in which today's businesses operate. Threaded with recent international case studies that highlight the new skills and competencies required by business professionals, this essential book provides a framework for navigating the interconnected landscape in which we all increasingly work. The Enlightened Organization is a toolkit that any thinking person working in an organization can use to help them connect more meaningfully with their purpose and role. It will enable you to become the best you can be, and in the process create a more successful organization.



The Psychology of Fear in Organizations

The Psychology of Fear in Organizations Author Sheila Keegan
ISBN-10 9780749472559
Release 2015-02-03
Pages 288
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In the context of global economic recession, fear has become institutionalized in many organizations, both in the private and public sectors. Board directors are under pressure from shareholders, senior executives are attempting to maintain sales in a nervous market and many people are concerned about job security and maintaining their living standards. This book shows how fear manifests itself in large organizations, how it impacts on the workforce and how by reducing our willingness to take risks and to innovate, it can inhibit economic growth and innovation, at both an individual and corporate level. The Psychology of Fear in Organizations examines the psychological barriers to innovation and presents initiatives to loosen the paralysis caused by the economic downturn.



The Effective Change Manager s Handbook

The Effective Change Manager s Handbook Author Richard Smith
ISBN-10 9780749473082
Release 2014-11-03
Pages 632
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The change management profession is no longer in its infancy. Readily identifiable in organizations and in business literature it is no longer reliant on parent disciplines such as organizational development or project management. Change management is itself in a state of change and growth - the number of jobs is increasing and organizations are actively seeking to build their change management capability. The Effective Change Manager's Handbook, the official guide to the CMI Body of Knowledge, is explicitly designed to help practitioners, employers and academics define and practice change management successfully and to develop change management maturity within their organization. A single-volume learning resource covering the range of underpinning knowledge required, it includes chapters from esteemed and established thought leaders on topics ranging from benefits management, stakeholder strategy, facilitation, change readiness, project management and education and learning support. Covering the whole process from planning to implementation, it offers practical tools, techniques and models to effectively support any change initiative.



Using Psychology in Management Training

Using Psychology in Management Training Author David A. Statt
ISBN-10 0415178630
Release 2000
Pages 204
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Many of the fundamental principles of psychology form the basis for management training.Using Psychology in Management Training aims to give trainers and student trainers a grounding in the ideas and research findings which are most relevant to their work. Three major areas are explored from a management training perspective and illustrated with examples * the individual psychological processes of learning, personality and motivation which are at the heart of most management training courses * the social psychological processes of group dynamics, leadership and stress which all arise from the interaction of people at work * the psychology of the actual training experience including the crucial training skill of communication and what is needed to meet organisational training needs Using Psychology in Management Training has a clear and accessible format with a comprehensive glossary of unfamiliar terms and suggestions for further reading at the end of each chapter.



A Manual of Organizational Development

A Manual of Organizational Development Author Halina Brunning
ISBN-10 9781780499451
Release 1997-09-30
Pages 112
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A practical guide to the essentials of organisational change which makes complex concepts accessible to managers, consultants, human resources professionals and others. Includes a directory of further sources of information and assistance.



Mental Illness at Work

Mental Illness at Work Author M. Race
ISBN-10 9781137272058
Release 2014-06-29
Pages 246
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It is argued that the incidence of mental illness in the workplace is more common than many realize, ranging from stress to schizophrenia. In this book leading psychologists Adrian Furnham and Mary-Clare Race explore the psychiatric classification of illness and how symptoms can be identified to help develop mental health literate organizations.



Work and Organizational Psychology

Work and Organizational Psychology Author Christine E. Doyle
ISBN-10 0415208718
Release 2003-01
Pages 483
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In this unique text, Christine Doyle provides the student with a cutting-edge introduction to the field of work and organizational psychology. The main focus is on recent changes that have occurred in the world of work, incorporating their causes, consequences, proposed solutions to the associated problems, and above all, the challenges they pose for work and organizational psychology. Among the topics covered are motivation at work, the concept of stress, and the causes of individual accidents and organizational disasters. Solutions to such problems might include lifelong learning and training, performance management, career development, and employee assistance programmes. This lively, provocative, and highly readable book will be an essential resource for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students of work and organizational psychology, as well as business management students, managers and anyone with an interest in human resources management.



Employee Engagement Through Effective Performance Management

Employee Engagement Through Effective Performance Management Author Edward M. Mone
ISBN-10 9781317235286
Release 2018-01-03
Pages 238
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This book is a practical guide for managers to increase and support employee engagement through stronger performance management tools and techniques. In this second edition, Edward Mone and Manuel London incorporate new developments in the field, including discussion of issues about the value of challenging goals, annual formal appraisals, forced ranking, and ways to give constructive feedback. The authors expand the traditional notion of performance management to include building trust, creating conditions of empowerment, managing team learning, and maintaining ongoing straightforward communications about performance, all of which are critical to employee engagement. Case studies offer concrete examples, and checklists and surveys supply managers with ways to assess employee engagement as well as directions for increasing engagement. An up-to-date, straightforward guide, this book is appropriate for graduate students in Employee Engagement, Human Resources, and Management Studies, as well as scholars and practitioners in those fields.