Becoming the Evidence-Based Manager: Making the Science of Management Work for You, Second Edition

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From organizational psychologist Gary Latham, the Second Edition of this management classic provides front-line managers with key lessons and tips to help them put the science of management to everyday use on the job. The book distills all of the essential information needed to become an evidence-based manager--from hiring to retention. Information is presented within 10 general lessons of management, a new case-study featuring two evidence-based managers in action, and thought-provoking questions at the end of each chapter.

NEW to this edition

• NEW content on the importance of emotional intelligence

• NEW chapter 5: on ways to engage your employees in their work

• NEW chapter 6: on ways to ensure your career success

• NEW chapter 7: on how to create a psychologically healthy workplace

• NEW chapter 9: on the pitfalls to avoid when making decisions

• NEW chapter 10: two leading-edge ways to coach and appraise the people on your team

• NEW End-of-chapter questions

Advance praise for Evidence-Based Management

"Management must become more evidence-based. Latham has written a must-read book that explains what this means and provides many examples of what managers can do in order to make it happen. It identifies a wealth of practices that have been shown to be effective." — Edward E. Lawler III, Director of the Center for Effective Organizations in the Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California

"Gary Latham emphasizes the scientific aspect of effective management---evidence-based management, in an artful way. Practical examples and colorful illustrations demonstrate why and how proven, tested, techniques work in ten critical areas of management." — Wayne F. Cascio, Ph.D. Distinguished Professor and Robert H. Reynolds Chair in Global Leadership, University of Colorado, Denver

“There are too many fads and folderols in management, many wrong, some even harmful. This book is a must read for managers or students aspiring to be effective managers capable of building an effective organization. Gary Latham has brilliantly summarized the implication of thousands of rigorous academic studies into ten foundational lessons you can rely on to be right.” — Michael Beer, Professor Emeritus, Harvard Business School

About the Author

Gary P. Latham is Professor of Organizational Effectiveness at Rotman School of Management. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, Canadian Psychological Association, National Academy of Human Resources, and the Society for Industrial-Organizational Psychology. He serves on the Board of Directors of the SHRM Foundation.

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NameBecoming the Evidence-Based Manager: Making the Science of Management Work for You, Second Edition
AuthorGary P. Latham
Published Year2018
Page Count228
PublisherSHRM/Nicholas Brealey