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    Management: Essence of the Craft

    About Management: Essence of the Craft

    In today’s competitive world, good management is essential. With Management: The Essence of the Craft, Fredmund Malik — one of the most prominent authors of management scholarship in Europe — draws on the works of Stafford Beer, Peter Drucker, Friedrich von Hayek, and Viktor Frankl to outline the basic principles of effective professional management. While previous studies have relied strictly on human psychology to evaluate existing theories of management, Malik instead employs a cybernetics of complex systems for the task. Though Mangagement is written primarily for managers in the business world, it will be valuable to those in other fields facing management tasks.

    This book is the first in the six-volume series Management: Mastering Complexity. Readers will find here what cannot be found in business administration studies: answers to the questions of strategy, structure and culture, corporate policy, complexity-driven challenges and opportunities, the task of information, communication, control, and regulation, successful innovation and a safe way to accomplish change.

    With this series, Fredmund Malik publishes for the first time his entire system of findings, knowledge, and tools for professionalism in management, thus making it available to people and organizsations in the 21st century.

    One of the best management books. It contains wise and exceptional ideas. – WirtschaftsWoche

    Malik commands plenty of attention, for management knowledge has never been as important as it is today.” – Süddeutsche Zeitung

    About the author – Professor Fredmund Malik

    Prof. Dr. Fredmund Malik is known as the pioneer of the state-of-the-art holistic systems-based management. His revolutionary navigation and management systems ensure effective and efficient functioning of organizations. The Malik ManagementSystems support top executives in mastering the big challenges of “The Great Transformation”. His innovative methods and tools apply where conventional management reaches its limits. They strengthen the range and effectiveness of institutional leadership as well as the manageability and viability of organizations.

    With his consistent terminology and logic Malik’s approach sets a sound basis for a shared language and a coordinated coherent management understanding, and establishes compatibility and coherence of governance and leadership as pre-conditions for quick and adaptive action, for effective self-regulation and self-organization. In his more than 30 years of experience Malik personally and his staff have been educators, advisors and enablers of thousands of senior and top executives and their organizations in business and non-business.

    Malik is the author of more than 15 books, many of them award-winning bestsellers, and some 300 publications. His classic Managing Performing Living was selected by a US-German jury amongst the best 100 business books of all time.

    The content of Management: Essence of the Craft

    Management: Essence of the Craft is divided into four main parts, each discusses aspects of effective management, from basic to advanced, as well as Malik’s exclusive tools for managers worldwide.

    Part I: What Management Is and What It Is Not

    Chapter 1: What Management Is Not

    Chapter 2: What Management Is

    Chapter 3: Why Management Is Important

    Chapter 4: Right Management Is Universally Valid

    Part II: Effectiveness: Managing People – Managing a Business

    Chapter 5: Managing People: The Standard Model of Right and Good Management

    Chapter 6: Managing a Business: The Integrated Management System (IMS)

    Part III: The General Management Functions

    Chapter 7: The Basic Model of General Management

    Chapter 8: The Organization’s Environment

    Chapter 9: Corporate Policy and Corporate Governance

    Chapter 10: Strategy

    Chapter 11: Structure

    Chapter 12: Culture

    Chapter 13: Executives

    Chapter 14: Innovation and Change

    Part IV: Management is Getting Things Done

    Chapter 15: Implementation

    The book is to be published in August 2021. Subscribe to our newsletter now to get updated on the latest news!

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