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Understanding and Changing Your Management Style: Assessments and Tools for Self-Development

Robert C. Benfari


John Wiley & Sons Inc

Management & management techniques


352 pages

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An update of the classic book that reveals the 6 keys to successful management In this new edition of his best-selling book, Robert Benfari explains that the best mangers are not born that way but share a mix of characteristics that can be analyzed, understood, and most importantly changed. He identifies the six characteristics of successful managers (Psychological Type; Needs/Motivation; Use of Power; Conflict Style; Our Basic Values; and Our Reaction to Stress) and uses these building blocks to show how anyone can use personality-specific strategies for resolving conflicts, solving problems, managing stress, handling difficult situations at work, and positively influencing others. * Includes a proven pathway for becoming an effective manager * Contains new information on management style and leadership, human nature and neuroscience, and the dark side of management * Includes a self-assessment for each of the six building blocks to successful management This research-based book offers the tools leaders need to improve their management style and succeed in the workplace.

By:   Robert C. Benfari
Imprint:   John Wiley & Sons Inc
Country of Publication:   United States
Edition:   2nd Revised edition
Dimensions:   Height: 232mm,  Width: 202mm,  Spine: 25mm
Weight:   654g
ISBN:   9781118399460
ISBN 10:   1118399463
Series:   J-B Warren Bennis Series
Pages:   352
Publication Date:   September 2013
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Preface v About the Author vii Introduction: What Leaders and Managers Need to Know About Human Nature 1 1 Assumptions, Perceptions, and Feelings: How They Influence Performance 17 Pre Chapter 2 Activity: What Is My Psychological Type? 51 2 Psychological Type: A Cognitive Approach 63 Pre Chapter 3 Activity: What Are My Needs? 115 3 Needs: Our Pathways to Competence 125 Pre Chapter 4 Activity: What Are My Power Bases? 145 4 The Bases of Power: The Uses and Abuses of Influence 153 Pre Chapter 5 Activity: What Is My Conflict Style? 181 5 Conflict: Getting to Resolution 193 6 Values: Our Compass in Life 223 Pre Chapter 7 Activity: What Is My Stress Quotient? 243 7 Stress: Responding to Pressure 255 8 Management Scenarios 289 9 Integration of the Building Blocks 317 Bibliography 331 Index 337

Robert C. Benfari, AB, MBA, PhD, MSPH, is a multidiscipline behavioral scientist who has spent most of his career in teaching, research, and practice as a professor at the Harvard School of Public Health and the Division of Continuing Education. Benfari also consults to industry and government and conducts workshops on developing one's management style.

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