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Management Thinking

Articles and interviews for today's busy managers and management students – updated monthly.

Management Thinking is designed to help managers, business students and researchers perform better by providing access to the latest thinking on management theory and practice. It is structured around a number of interest areas which reflect the most talked about topics in business today.

Editor's Choice: Sporting lessons can help to forge business success

Image: Peter Drucker.The traditional view of sporting leaders is of controlling, authoritarian types who rule by fear. Sportsmen and women in any field will not, however, respond indefinitely to the stick. Once they realize that their boss has nothing more to offer and that they will be castigated whether they perform well or not, they will lose any incentive to raise their game – or even to perform adequately.

In recent years, perhaps due in part to a growing awareness that sports leadership is much more sophisticated than sticks and occasional carrots, business leaders have shown an increasing interest in learning from sport. As a result, a growing number of sportsmen and women, and especially their coaches, have begun to cross the sports-business divide and offer their insights and advice elsewhere.

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Management & Leadership

The route to management success is both varied and unpredictable. Find out how others do it, and improve your own management and leadership methods.

Marketing

Learn how to blend the basics with CRM and international marketing for a truly successful marketing mix.

Change Management

Expected or unexpected, radical or minor, managing change is crucial to the future prosperity of your organization.

Strategy

A business without strategy is a business without direction! Read how the world's biggest firms implement and monitor corporate strategies.

Human Resources

Successful companies realize that true competitive advantage lies in their people. Unlock this potential with our HR and development resources.

Knowledge Management

Make the most of the intelligence within your organization. Learn why KM is such a valuable tool and ensure you don't get left behind.

Health Care Management

Take a look at the key issues facing health care professionals the world over. Articles and interviews to help you get ahead.

E-Business, IT, & Finance

Don't fall behind with technological advances in management. Is e-business here to stay? What are the key issues in the world of business finance?

Quality Management

From the very general to the highly specific, find out the latest tools and techniques that will bring quality to the heart of your organization.

Public Sector

Modernization, development, learning, performance. Find out how to supercharge your management skills in our public sector section.


Celebrating the life and works of Peter Drucker

Image: Peter Drucker.Experts in the worlds of business and academia regard Peter Drucker as the founding father of the study of management. He wrote 39 books, including the landmark titles The Practice of Management (1954) and The Effective Executive (1967).

He published his first book, The End of Economic Man, in 1939. His works had a profound impact on how people around the world organize themselves in the realms of business, government and civil society. He predicted many of the major developments of the late 20th century, including privatization and decentralization; the rise of Japan to economic world power; the decisive importance of marketing and innovation; and the emergence of the information society with its necessity of lifelong learning.

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