Organizations need research, and managers have to be able to commission, judge and use others' research as well as conduct research themselves to inform business decisions. Business Research Methods helps you understand the challenges of carrying out worthwhile research into significant issues and
develop a wide range of research-related professional skills. Guiding you through the process of selecting, carrying out and reporting on a successful research project, it breaks down the research process, from exploring the literature and crafting a research proposal to practical research
management and addressing the transferable skills of project management and communication.Business Research Methods places research firmly in the real world, exploring why research is done and how to ensure that projects are meaningful for organizations. Examples and case studies, including examples
of students' projects, give learners with little or no work experience a meaningful context in which to relate their own projects. Online supporting resources for lecturers include an instructor's manual with additional activities and supporting handouts, lecture slides and figures and tables from
the text. Resources for students include web links, templates, quizzes, activities, examples of practice and sample questionnaire results for students.
In order to plan strategy and manage effectively, it is vital that HR practitioners understand the importance and use of financial information and the issues surrounding it. Managing Financial Information offers a clear and accessible guide to the financial tasks that HR managers face in daily
working practice, including the balance sheet, costing and budgeting, and the financial implication of human resource decisions. An easy to follow structure, reflective questions and engaging assignments that show the reader how to put theory into practice will ensure an understanding of all key
elements of financial management.This revised edition includes two fresh chapters that provide an introduction to management accounting, and budgets and human behaviour, and content that demonstrates how the theory relates to human resource management systems in particular. Designed for CIPD
students taking the Managing Information for Competitive Advantage module as part of the CIPD Leadership and Management standards, any student taking a finance for non-specialists module on an HR degree programme, and any practitioner wishing to further their skills, Managing Financial Information
works through every stage from the very basics and is essential reading to ensure the thorough financial grounding that will help you succeed.
How do you systematically decide and communicate strategic performance aims, objectives, priorities and targets? How do you plan effective policies and practices? Which techniques, rewards and sanctions should you use to improve performance? How do you critically evaluate the effectiveness of
performance management? Performance Management combines theory and practice to help students master these key concepts and apply their learning. Mapping to the CIPD Level 7 Advanced unit by the same name, the book is a core text for any student taking a performance management module at undergraduate
or postgraduate level. Featuring examples from a range of sectors and organizations across the globe, Performance Management is packed with pedagogical features such as learning outcomes, case studies, activities, reflection questions and further reading to fully engage students with the subject.
Online supporting resources include an instructor's manual, lecture slides and annotated web links for students.
A strategic leader is essentially the leader of any organization and someone who has to steer the company in times of change, whilst motivating and inspiring their team.
Strategic Leadership from the renowned leadership expert John Adair encourages leaders to focus on tomorrow rather than yesterday. It explores the nature and origin of strategic leadership, transferable skills and the art of inspiring others.
It then describes the role itself and broad functions of that role such as building and maintaining a team, achieving a common task and motivating and developing the individual. It moves on to assess the skills you need to be effective, and the seven generic functions that make up the role of
strategic leader which include providing direction, strategic thinking and planning, building partnerships and developing tomorrow's leaders.
Full of checklists, summaries and historical examples, Strategic Leadership will encourage you to ask the right questions whilst defining the role and skills of a strategic leader.
The Leadership of Muhammad is a very personal study of the life-story and leadership skills of the Prophet. John Adair served with a Bedouin regiment in the Arab Legion and this story is full of fascinating detail of desert life and Bedouin beliefs. A business book that crosses boundaries it
highlights the key leadership skills displayed by Muhammad and allows you to share in his wisdom. John Adair weaves the story of Muhammad's life together with aspects of Bedouin culture and ancient proverbs to provide key points for leaders and aspiring leaders. He discusses tribal leadership and
essential attributes such as integrity, moral authority and humility.Learning and leadership go hand in hand. You are not born a leader, but you can become one and it is never too late to learn. John Adair's study or Muhammad and the tribal tradition of leadership is an essential addtion to the