The ASTD Management Development Handbook
I contributed a chapter titled “From Quality to Excellence – Essential Strategies for Building a Quality Oriented Culture” (Chapter # 15) in this book published by The American Society for Training & Development (ASTD). Here is a short overview of the chapter:
“The objective of this chapter is to put quality in perspective of modern management and outline essential strategies to build a quality oriented culture in a knowledge world. For organizations, success can only be repeatable and sustainable when all managers relentlessly focus on building a culture where quality is not just expected, but also valued. As Crosby rightly said, “The responsibility for quality lies 100 percent with management and the common language of the subject they transmit.”
As described at ASTD’s bookpage:
The ASTD Management Development Handbook is a powerful collection covering many aspects of management in today’s business climate. Deftly edited by management expert Lisa Haneberg, The ASTD Management Development Handbook provides insightful thinking from modern management professionals who are in touch with the issues, challenges, opportunities, and dynamics present in contemporary corporate culture. While writing in a range of styles and on a variety of management- and leadership-related topics, these contributors have in common a great deal of real-world managerial experience, passion for their area of expertise, and a desire to share their cutting-edge thinking on best management practices.
Through this handbook, you will gain a greater understanding of:
- complexity, power, and energy dynamics within organizations
- workplace cultures where authenticity, openness, quality, community, happiness, and recognition flourish
- the manager’s role in creating organizational culture
- developing, leading, and maintaining successful teams
- exploring management as a social act
- creating, inspiring, and engaging productive workplaces.
The ASTD Management Development Handbook suffers from no blind spots or filler chapters. Instead, it is a vital, cohesive compilation of the most current thinking on modern managerial practices available today, filled with concise, focused, and pragmatic lessons and wisdom.
In her foreword, Betsy Myers, author of Take the Lead says:
“The book in your hands is a remarkable compendium of fresh perspectives on management and leadership. As richly diverse as these authors and approaches are, they have one thing in common: They all are aimed at helping you become better at bringing out the best in yourself and the people around you.”
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