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Organizational Psychology for Managers

Balzac, Stephen R

2014, XVII, 266 p. 4 illus.

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  • ​Contains never-before published research into organizational psychology
  • Offers senior-level managers practical methods for decoding complex organizational systems and behavior
  • Author teaches organizational psychology at Wentworth Institute of Technology and is a leading consultant on organizational development

No matter how monolithic it may appear, an organization is a collection of moving parts. Whether we are looking at building teams, providing leadership, hiring and training employees, problem solving, managing time effectively, or setting aggressive, inspiring goals, every decision can easily impact every other decision. The complexity can quickly become overwhelming.  Organizational Psychology for Managers identifies a framework and offers key methodologies managers need to define behavioral tendencies and navigate complex organizational systems. Each chapter takes a high-level view of a particular aspect of organizational psychology, focusing on elements that shape companies and drive operational efficiency. Senior-level managers and C-Suite executives will benefit from the strategies presented in this book as they clearly indicate how to understand and leverage the psychological underpinnings of any corporate environment.

“Balzac combines stories of jujitsu, wheat, gorillas, and the Lord of the Rings with very practical advice and hands-on exercises aimed at anyone who cares about management, leadership, and culture.” - Todd Raphael, Editor-in-Chief, ERE Media

“Organizational Psychology for Managers is an insightful book that reminds the business leader of basic principles of leading a successful organization in an engaging style…” - Elizabeth Brown, President, Softeach, Inc.

“…Balzac preaches real engagement with one's own company and a mindful state of operation, especially by executives…” - Sid Probstein, Chief Technology Officer, Attivio – Active Intelligence

“…[Organizational Psychology for Managers] should be required reading in MBA programs, military leadership courses, and needs to be on the bookshelf of every Fortune 1000 VP of Human Resources.  Steve Balzac is the 21st century’s Tom Peters.” - Stephen R Guendert, PhD, CMG Director of Publications

 “…[Organizational Psychology for Managers’] combination of pop culture references, personal stories, and thought providing insights to illustrate world class leadership principles makes it a must read for business professionals at all management levels.” - Eric Bloom, President, Manager Mechanics, LLC







Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords » Operational Efficiency - Organizational Behavior - Organizational Psychology - Organizational Systems - Professional Book

Related subjects » Business & Management for Professionals - Organization - Human Resource Management - Psychology, general

Table of contents 

Chapter 1: The Vortex: Organizations as Systems.- Chapter 2:  Telling Your Story: Organizational Vision as a Driver of Success.- Chapter 3: The Life Cycle of a Team: Development, Problem Solving, and Decision Making.- Chapter 4: Leadership, Power, and Emotional Intelligence.- Chapter 5: Motivating and Loyalty: Creating a Motivated Work Force.- Chapter 6: Recruiting with Confidence: Developing Effective Strategies and Having the Confidence to Use Them.- Chapter 7: Justice and Fairness in Organizations.- Chapter 8: Organizational Learning.- Chapter 9: The Myth of Productivity: Measurement, Goal Setting, and the High Performance Cycle.- Chapter 10 Master of Time and Space.- Chapter 11: Organizational Stress: A Two-Edged Sword.- Chapter 12: The Success Mind: Building Optimism and Focusing Will.

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