Higher Education

Management Skills: Assessment and Development, 1st Edition

  • Ricky Griffin Texas A&M University
  • David Van Fleet Arizona State University
  • ISBN-10: 0538472928  |  ISBN-13: 9780538472920
  • 448 Pages
  • © 2014 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $136.50

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Overview

Griffin/VanFleet, MANAGEMENT SKILLS: ASSESSMENT AND DEVELOPMENT, 1E, offers a comprehensive, real world approach to mastering the skills needed for a career in management. Because instructors often express the difficulty of creating an active learning environment, this text offers an active, not passive, way for students to learn management skills by challenging students to be self-reflective and asking them to complete numerous assessments, exercises, cases, and other activities. The authors also address another major concern instructors have about students being visual learners by providing a unique Visualize the Skill section not found in any other text. To better enable students to learn about management, chapters are organized in an easy-to-follow format that contains: Assessing Your Skills (pre-assessment scales); Learning About the Skills (concept portion of the text); Practicing Your Skills (exercises); Using Your Skills (case analysis); Extending Your Skills (group and individual exercises); Visualizing the Skills (video exercises); Your Skills Now (assessing skills after working through the chapter); and Interpretations (scoring keys and comparison data).

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Features and Benefits

  • Action-Based: Griffin & VanFleet's unique approach to MANAGEMENT SKILLS: ASSESSMENT AND DEVELOPMENT is derived from an active learning perspective. While students can learn definitions, models, frameworks, and theories by reading about them, in order for them to actually enhance their managerial capabilities, they must be engaged participants in the learning process. The authors provide feedback for in-text and online assessments, and afford videos for the visual learner.
  • Logical and Sequential Chapter Format: Chapters are organized in an easy-to-follow format. Each chapter contains the following sections:
  • Assessing your Skills: This section contains pre-assessment content. Feedback is available in the Interpretations section as well as online when students complete the interactive assessment.
  • Learning about the Skills: Student read about the chapter's concepts in this section. Engaging photos, figures, tables, and applicable quotes are scattered throughout.
  • Visualizing the Skills: Addressing the needs of visual learners, students watch a video and respond to the corresponding discussion questions.
  • Practicing Your Skills: Students complete relevant exercises aimed at building upon the concepts they have just read about.
  • Using Your Skills. Students read two cases and analyze them to answer the corresponding thought provoking questions.
  • Extending Your Skills: Students complete both group and individual exercises designed to utilize the skills they are mastering.
  • Your Skills Now: In Your Skills Now, students once again assess their skills after working through the chapter content.
  • Interpretations: Interpretations are select assessments and exercises that contain corresponding scoring keys and comparison data.
  • CengageNOW: This robust, online course management system gives you more control in less time and delivers better student outcomes -- NOW. CengageNOW for UNDERSTANDING MANAGEMENT, 8E includes book-specific resources that can be assigned and graded automatically, along with a menu of multi-media tools for students. Flexible assignments, automatic grading and an exportable gradebook with reports save you valuable time. The Personalized Study Plan diagnostic tool empowers students to master concepts, prepare for exams, and become more involved in class. Because a modern eBook is automatically integrated within CengageNOW, you can provide your students with price flexibility for your course! Also, available upon request, CengageNOW can be integrated with a variety of Learning Management Systems (i.e. BlackBoard).
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Table of Contents

1. Basic Management Skills.
2. Learning and Developing Management Skills.
3. Time Management Skills.
4. Interpersonal Skills.
5. Conceptual Skills.
6. Diagnostic Skills.
7. Communication Skills.
8. Decision-Making Skills.
9. Technical Skills.
10. Transitioning From Managing to Leading.
Appendix A: Managerial Skills Assessment.
Appendix B: Skills for Finding a Job.

Efficacy and Outcomes

Reviews

"I am particularly impressed with the "action research" orientation of this management skills book. There are very strong links between theory and practice throughout. The skills developed and advocated are hardly "busy work" and rather direct students toward a thorough simulation of many business scenarios they will likely encounter. The writing is extremely clear as the author utilizes user-friendly language without compromising depth or breadth. "

— Dr. Alan Goldman, Faculty Director, Arizona State University, W. P. Carey School of Business

"This is a very interesting offering and seems like a competitive product in the Management Skills offerings."

— Morgan Milner , Eastern Michigan University

"I think it's smartly written, with language accessible by our college students. The activities and assessments are numerous, giving the opportunity to customize the class. I think the material would be easy to use in an online or traditional format."

— Heather S. McMillan, PhD, PHR, Southeast Missouri State University

"I am impressed with your ability to integrate topics in a refreshing new manner. Your selection of self-assessments and exercises is a win-win for the student who gains a deeper understanding of the topic by completing an assessment or exercise about the topic. Your material is presented in a logical and sequential manner that will flow well for the student who is first learning about the areas of management. The exercises are enlightening as well as fun for the learner. Information is presented in a clear, concise manner."

— Genie Black, Arkansas TECH University

"Sounds like you are on the right track, videos are something the students will relate to."

— R.M. Zahrowski, MarylHurst University

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This robust, online course management system gives you more control in less time and delivers better student outcomes -- NOW. CengageNOW includes teaching and learning resources organized around lecturing, creating assignments, grading, quizzing, and tracking student progress and performance. Flexible assignments options include Self Assessments, Experiential Exercises, Role Play Exercises, Case analysis questions, and more. Video Quizzes feature segments covered in the chapters' Visualize the Skill section. These clips are from contemporary, popular movies like In Good Company, Failure to Launch, Friday Night Lights, Casino, and Charlie Wilson's War. Students can then test their understanding of the skills by watching a short clip and answering the corresponding multiple choice questions. These features enhance the text's unique approach to not only explaining but also showing management skills in action. Automatic grading and a gradebook option provide more control while saving you valuable time. A Personalized Study diagnostic tool empowers students to master concepts, prepare for exams, and become more involved in class.

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Ricky Griffin

Ricky W. Griffin is Distinguished Professor of Management and the Blocker Chair in Business in Mays Business School at Texas A&M University. After receiving his PhD from the University of Houston in 1978, Dr. Griffin joined the faculty at the University of Missouri for three years before moving to Texas A&M in 1981. His research on task design and dysfunctional work behavior has appeared in the Academy of Management Journal, the Academy of Management Review, Administrative Science Quarterly, the Journal of Management, and other outlets. He also served as Editor of the Journal of Management. Ricky has been Program Chair and Division Chair of the Organizational Behavior Division and Program Chair of the Research Methods Division of the Academy, Program Chair and President of the Southwest Academy of Management, and a member of the Board of the Southern Management Association. He is a fellow of both the Academy of Management and the Southern Management Association. Dr. Griffin has taught organizational behavior, human resource management, international management, and research methods at all levels and has won several teaching awards. He is a frequent speaker to executive audiences and is the author of several widely used textbooks. Dr. Griffin was Director of the Center for Human Resource Management at Texas A&M and just returned to the faculty at Mays after 11 years of full-time appointments as Management Department Head, Executive Associate Dean, and Interim Dean. His current research interests include workplace culture, managerial skills development, and decision making during times of crisis.

David Van Fleet

David D. Van Fleet is a professor Management in the Morrison School of Agribusiness and Resource Management at Arizona State University. He received his Ph.D. in economics and management from the University of Tennessee - Knoxville. He has served as editor of the Journal of Management and the Journal of Behavioral and Applied Management as well as an officer in the Southwest Regional Division of the Academy of Management, the Southern Management Association, and the Management History Division of the Academy of Management. Dr. Van Fleet taught at the University of Tennessee, the University of Akron, and Texas A&M University before moving to Arizona State in 1989. His research interests include workplace violence, management history, and leadership. A well respected author, Dr. Van Fleet has written many successful books, including THE VIOLENCE VOLCANO, WORKPLACE SURVIVAL, CONTEMPORARY MANAGEMENT, BEHAVIOR IN ORGANIZATIONS, and ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR: A MANAGERIAL VIEWPOINT.