This book showcases a strategic management model devised by Donald Huffmire and his robust research in the areas of private and public sectors. This stupendous model exudes the acumen of the authors, who roll out their nuggets of wisdom conceived down the years of their practice of astute methodologies catapulting mediocrity into acme of performance. Jane Holmes through her decade long counselling practice knows the nitty-gritty of steamrolling corporate honchos as well as the populace.
The book takes cognizance of a comprehensive view of an effective and prudent management that remains pragmatic in all and sundry situations. Often people are seen floundering for viable modus and end up bamboozled. Small busines owners, managers, supervisors in large corporations or be it the genial not-for-profit organisations, the entire camaraderie of personnel in the corporate world can reap the benefit from the lucid strategies in the book.
How to run the gauntlet and escape unscathed? The authors spill the beans to rule the impregnable bastions held invincible. But no devious stratagems to inveigle the credulous. Yea, its all well-crafted methodologies to grapple with teething problems. The authors clear the imbroglio of staff selection, deployment and support of empolyees. The formal appraisal system has been dealt upon in a sagacious way to configure a utilitarian co-ordination. The author is emphatic to reward people who do a laudable job. ?In the 1980s when Peterson was Ford'sCEO, team players were rewarded with promotions, because Peterson was creating a teamwork culture at Ford at that time?.
The book demonstrates – ?integration of strategic concepts and front-line applications?. Huffmire'sStrategic Management Model serves as the chassis for catapulting performance as well as an analytical tool to make prognosis of multifarious maladies. The book is replete with real-life experiences and the authors ?eschew fads and superficial palliatives to shove in delegation, prioritisation, motivation, decision making and other managerial skills. The authors? SMM is a maverick innovation that remains non-existant in the hitherto management stockpile of books. The book rattles down the imperatives for managers and supervisors. The authors deplore that the present books on management as well as academia do not maintain a parity between strategic planning and effective management responsibilities. The author synchronises the two integrals to strike a crescendo.
Hoffmire and Holmes embark on a profound ratiocination that peels down layers of ambiguity and misconceptions showing the movements of cogs in the corporate wheels. The authors corroborate their hypothesis with anecdotes and precedent cases as a role model. ?As a manager or supervisor it is natural to operate, it is professional to manage effectively?. Effective management bears both the facets of science as well as art. Front-line applications must be capped by strategic concepts that the authors devise for his readers. To plan, prioritise, set objectives and to clarify authority remain the challenging hurdles. The authors also remain clarivoyant about the management practices of the future and paves way for a seamless transition.
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