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Quicklook at Management by Mike Dale

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Chapter Six: Management gurus

Why Do We Need a Guru?

Management requires a wide range of skills, even for those choosing to specialise in a particular field or industry. Motivation, communication, team building, conflict resolution: all are required. Once a manager is in place, how can she take the next step to stay ahead of the changes and challenges that arise daily? Mentoring by senior management is the most common way to gain skills, but there are a number of individuals that have become famous for their abilities in distilling management principles into theories that can be easily digested.

There are three people who have been instrumental in changing the way that management is discussed and delivered. Each has his own set of ideas and theories, ...

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