Management and Myths

Challenging Business Fads, Fallacies and Fashions

Adrian Furnham

Publisher: Palgrave, 2004

ISBN: 1-4039-2204-7

Last modified: May 21, 2007, 2:28 a.m.
  • Introduction
    • Fads in Management
    • Fallacies in Management
    • Fashions in Management
  • Accidents at Work
  • Acquiring People Skills
  • Addicted to Consultants/Consultant Dependency
  • Barnum in Business
  • Behalfers
  • The Bullying Boss
  • Business Books and Stalinist Realism
  • Cash Rich, Time Poor
  • Conference Stress
  • Continuous Assessment
  • Control Freak
  • Delivering Bad News
  • Development Plans
  • Does Coaching Work?
  • Emotional Labour
  • Expectations… and How to Manage Them
  • Expensive Experts/the Consultant, the Trainer and the Facilitator
  • Failing in Business
  • Fixers and Inventors: Semi and Real Creatives
  • Fudging the Happy Sheet
  • How to Choose Consultants
  • Hypocritical Management Speak
  • Ice Breakers
    • The Lying Game
    • Deprivations
    • Favourite Compliments
    • Sincere One-to-One
  • Integrity
  • Intrinsic Motivation
  • Judging Intelligence
  • Kickin' Arse
  • Knowledge College Management
  • Larks and Owls
  • Lumpers and Splitters; Halos and Horns
  • Lying in Interviews
  • Management Apologetics
  • Management Literacy
  • Management Tips
  • Marketing Hubris and Humility
  • Money Secrecy
  • The M-word
  • Nomadic Workers
  • Optimism
  • Personality Testing
  • Problems of the Board
  • Psychologists in Business
  • Psychology of Hoarding
  • Selection Mistakes
  • Selling Cost-Saving Devices
  • Sociobiology and Inheritance Tax
  • Strategic Planning: Who Needs It?
  • Support Groups for CEOs
  • Teaching Old Dogs New Tricks
  • Telling Clients What They Want to Hear
  • The Icarus Syndrome
  • Typical Management Style
  • Unlocking Talent
  • Visitors from Headquarters
  • What Makes a Good Business Conference?
  • Wisdom in Business
  • Work-Life Balance
  • Conclusion
    • Getting It Right
    • The Necessary Trio
    • Why Is It Not Done
    • The Characteristics of Competent Managers

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Management and Myths

Reviewed by Roland Buresund

OK ***** (5 out of 10)

Last modified: May 21, 2007, 2:47 a.m.

An interesting title, but the contents, even though interesting, fails to even begin living up to it.

It is not bad, but you won't miss anything if you don't read it.

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