Based on twelve years involvement with more two thousand MBAs, managers and professionals, Maximum Performance is a comprehensive analysis of leading and managing people set against a backdrop of accelerating organizational, business and technological change.
It covers traditional topics - such as personal performance and stress management, employee motivation and performance, power and politics, communication skills and leading and managing change, as well as more contemporary issues, such as business ethics in a global economy and leadership in high-tech and virtual organizations. It also looks at how leaders and managers can create cultures to promote essential modern organizational competencies such as creativity and innovation, the effective dissemination and use of knowledge and intellectual capital, and creating systemic intelligent learning capabilities amongst employees.
Maximum Performance represents a distillation of the best practical ideas about leadership and people management of recent times, condensed into a form that busy managers and professionals can assimilate and make immediate use of at work in large, medium-sized or small organizations, and in the public or private sector.
Contents: Preface 1. The Foundations of Leadership and People Management 2. Personal Performance and Stress Management 3. Communication at Work 4. Employee Motivation, Empowerment and Performance 5. Leading and Managing Teams 6. Doing it Differently? The Emergence of Women Leaders 7. Managing Power, Politics and Conflict 8. Leading Organizational and Cultural Change 9. Innovation and Organizational Learning 10. Managing Employee Knowledge and Intellectual Capital 11. Leadership and People Management in High-Tech, Networked and Virtual Organizations 12. Leadership and Business Ethics Conclusion: Leading and Managing People at Work Appendix 1: The Business Case for Emotional Intelligence Appendix 2: The Benefits of Health and Wellness Programs Bibliography Index