Defining Moments: When Managers Must Choose Between Right and Right

Harvard Business Review Press - When business and personal values Collide“Defining moments” occur when managers face business decisions that trigger conflicts with their personal values. But these are also the decisions that can make or break a career. To guide the decision-making process, and James—who offer distinctly practical, rather than theoretical, the book draws on the insights of four philosophers—Aristotle, Machiavelli, Nietzsche, advice.

. Defining moments is the ultimate manager’s guide for resolving issues of conflicting responsibility in practical ways. Is there a thoughtful, way to make the right choice?bestselling author Joseph Badaracco shows how to approach these dilemmas using three case examples that, yet pragmatic, when taken together, represent the escalating responsibilities and personal tests managers face as they advance in their careers.

Defining Moments: When Managers Must Choose Between Right and Right - These moments test a person’s commitment to those values and ultimately shape their character. The first story presents a young manager whose choice will affect him only as an individual; the second, a corporate executive whose actions will have much larger, a department head whose decision will influence his organization; the third, societal ramifications.

Humble Leadership: The Power of Relationships, Openness, and Trust

Berrett-Koehler Publishers - As organizations face more complex interdependent tasks, leadership must become more personal in order to insure open trusting communication that will make more collaborative problem solving and innovation possible. Humble leadership calls for “here and now” humility based on a deeper understanding of the constantly evolving complexities of interpersonal, group and intergroup relationships that require shifting our focus towards the process of group dynamics and collaboration.

Humble leadership at all levels and in all working groups will be the key to achieving the creativity, adaptiveness, and agility that organizations will need to survive and grow. Authors edgar schein and peter schein recognize this reality and call for a reimagined form of leadership that coincides with emerging trends of relationship building, complex group work, diverse workforces, and cultures in which everyone feels psychologically safe.

Humble Leadership: The Power of Relationships, Openness, and Trust - Without open and trusting communications throughout organizations, they will continue to face the productivity and quality problems that result from reward systems that emphasize individual competition and “climbing the corporate ladder”. The more traditional forms of leadership that are based on static hierarchies and professional distance between leaders and followers are growing increasingly outdated and ineffective.

Working Globesmart: 12 People Skills for Doing Business Across Borders

Nicholas Brealey - Working globesmart shows how global people skills add value to global business and captures the essence of what global leadership means: the ability to create a corporate culture that builds cooperation across borders and cultures, between customers and suppliers-across every organizational line. Taking a new assignment in your company's foreign office? meeting a business associate from another country? Videoconferencing with a group of global co-workers? Negotiating a project deadline with the foreign software engineer across the hall? Learn how to apply a new set of cultural competencies to successfully cross national or cultural boundaries.

Justice: What's the Right Thing to Do?

Farrar, Straus and Giroux - Sandel's "justice" course is one of the most popular and influential at Harvard. What are our obligations to others as people in a free society? should government tax the rich to help the poor? Is the free market fair? Is it sometimes wrong to tell the truth? Is killing sometimes morally required? Is it possible, or desirable, to legislate morality? Do individual rights and the common good conflict? Michael J.

Affirmative action, patriotism and dissent, the moral limits of markets—Sandel dramatizes the challenge of thinking through these con?icts, physician-assisted suicide, abortion, national service, morality, and shows how a surer grasp of philosophy can help us make sense of politics, same-sex marriage, and our own convictions as well.

Justice: What's the Right Thing to Do? - This book is a searching, lyrical exploration of the meaning of justice, one that invites readers of all political persuasions to consider familiar controversies in fresh and illuminating ways. Justice offers readers the same exhilarating journey that captivates Harvard students. Up to a thousand students pack the campus theater to hear Sandel relate the big questions of political philosophy to the most vexing issues of the day, and this fall, public television will air a series based on the course.

Justice is lively, thought-provoking, and wise—an essential new addition to the small shelf of books that speak convincingly to the hard questions of our civic life.

Blind Spots: Why We Fail to Do What's Right and What to Do about It

Princeton University Press - In blind spots, leading business ethicists Max Bazerman and Ann Tenbrunsel examine the ways we overestimate our ability to do what is right and how we act unethically without meaning to. Explaining why traditional approaches to ethics don't work, the book considers how blind spots like ethical fading--the removal of ethics from the decision--making process--have led to tragedies and scandals such as the Challenger space shuttle disaster, steroid use in Major League Baseball, the crash in the financial markets, and the energy crisis.

. But we are not as ethical as we think we are. The authors demonstrate how ethical standards shift, how we neglect to notice and act on the unethical behavior of others, and how compliance initiatives can actually promote unethical behavior. From the collapse of enron and corruption in the tobacco industry, the authors investigate the nature of ethical failures in the business world and beyond, the downfall of Bernard Madoff, and the Challenger space shuttle disaster, to sales of the defective Ford Pinto, and illustrate how we can become more ethical, bridging the gap between who we are and who we want to be.

Blind Spots: Why We Fail to Do What's Right and What to Do about It - Suggesting innovative individual and group tactics for improving human judgment, Blind Spots shows us how to secure a place for ethics in our workplaces, institutions, and daily lives. Distinguishing our "should self" the person who knows what is correct from our "want self" the person who ends up making decisions, the authors point out ethical sinkholes that create questionable actions.

They argue that scandals will continue to emerge unless such approaches take into account the psychology of individuals faced with ethical dilemmas. When confronted with an ethical dilemma, most of us like to think we would stand up for our principles.

Decoding the New Consumer Mind: How and Why We Shop and Buy

Jossey-Bass - Neurological research even suggests that our brains are rewired, altering what we crave, how we think, and where our attention goes. Take a glimpse into the mind of the modern consumer A decade of swift and stunning change has profoundly affected the psychology of how, when, and why we shop and buy. Armed with yarrow’s strategies, marketers will be able to connect more effectively with consumers—driving profit and success across the organization.

. Decoding the new consumer mind provides marketers with practical ways to tap into this new consumer psychology, yet uncomplicated, and Yarrow shows how to combine technology and innovation to enhance brand image; win love and loyalty through authenticity and integrity; put the consumer’s needs and preferences front and center; and deliver the most emotionally intense, experience possible.

In decoding the new consumer mind, award-winning consumer psychologist Kit Yarrow shares surprising insights about the new motivations and behaviors of shoppers, marketing communications, retailers, taking marketers where they need to be today: into the deeply psychological and often unconscious relationships that people have with products, and brands.

Decoding the New Consumer Mind: How and Why We Shop and Buy - A profound sense of isolation and individualism shapes the way we express ourselves and connect with brands and retailers. For example, when we shop we show greater emotionality, hunting for more intense experiences and seeking relief and distraction online. Drawing on hundreds of consumer interviews and shop-alongs, Yarrow reveals the trends that define our transformed behavior.

Economics for Managers

Pearson - Economics for managers presents the fundamental ideas of microeconomics and macroeconomics and integrates them from a managerial decision-making perspective in a framework that can be used in a single-semester course. This book is also suitable for all readers interested in the field of managerial economics.

This is the ebook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. The third edition retains all the same core concepts and straightforward material on micro- and macroeconomics while incorporating new case material and real-world examples that relate to today’s managerial student.

Economics for Managers - To be competitive in today’s business environment, managers must understand how economic forces affect their business and the factors that must be considered when making business decisions. This is the only book that provides business students and MBAs with a thorough and applied understanding of both micro- and macroeconomic concepts in a way non-economics majors can understand.

For students in the one-semester MBA Managerial Economics course.

Ethics, the Heart of Leadership, 3rd Edition

Praeger - Top academic scholars ponder the question of ethics as it pertains to all aspects of leadership in business, government, and nonprofit organizations. Includes contributions from philosophers, and industrial and organizational psychologists • Reveals the roles that deception and self-deception play in exercising power• Explains complex management models in easy-to-understand, management theorists, accessible language• Examines leadership across a variety of industries.

Exploring Christian Ethics: Biblical Foundations for Morality

Westminster John Knox Press - Adopting a unique appraoch among inroductions to Christian ethics, Kyle Fedler's Exploring Christian Ethics guides students through the moral decision-making process by providing foundational material in both ethical theory and biblical ethics. First, then he explores the ways scripture can be used responsibly in Christian ethics, Fedler introduces the reader to the discipline of ethics, and finally, he presents and analyzes the sections of Scripture that have been most influential in Christian morality and ethics.

Legal Environment

Cengage Learning - Expanded coverage highlights international law, employment discrimination and other legal topics of interest to today’s learners, including social media, technology, and cutting-edge intellectual property issues. Using an innovative storytelling style to bring cases and legal concepts to life, 6E presents a full range of legal environment topics in a series of brief, LEGAL ENVIRONMENT, quick-reading chapters.

Readers see the relevance of legal issues to their own career paths with this book’s unique emphasis on the business applications of each concept. Readers who have used this book share that they don’t want to stop reading and they had no idea business law could be so interesting. Important notice: media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Cultures and Organizations: Software of the Mind, Third Edition

McGraw-Hill Education - The revolutionary study of how the place where we grew up shapes the way we think, and act-- with new dimensions and perspectivesBased on research conducted in more than seventy countries over a forty-year span, feel, Cultures and Organizations examines what drives people apart—when cooperation is so clearly in everyone’s interest.

With major new contributions from michael minkov’s analysis of data from the world values survey, feel, cultural roots of the 2008 economic crisis, this revised and expanded edition: Reveals the “moral circles” from which national societies are built and the unexamined rules by which people think, and tolerance for ambiguityExplains how organizational cultures differ from national cultures—and how they can be managedAnalyzes stereotyping, and actExplores how national cultures differ in the areas of inequality, as well as an account of the evolution of cultures by Gert Jan Hofstede, differences in language, assertiveness versus modesty, and other intercultural dynamics.