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The good enough manager: the making of a GEM

By: Nurick, Aaron J.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York Routledge 2012Edition: 2nd.Description: xv, 157 p.: ill. Includes bibliographical references and index.ISBN: 9780367376659.Subject(s): Management | Executive ability | LeadershipDDC classification: 658.409 Summary: Nearly ten years after he wrote this humanistic exploration of The Good Enough Manager or GEM, Aaron Nurick returns with an updated edition. What makes a GEM at the dawn of a new decade? The book’s central questions remain: How do the best managers behave? What sets them apart from their peers? What impact do they have on their subordinates and co-workers? The GEM concept stems from the psychological theory of the good enough parent who provides an environment where an infant learns to develop an autonomous and genuine self. Just as there is no such thing as a perfect parent, managing people in organizations is an inherently human and fallible endeavor, mainly because managing occurs by and through human relationships. Through the words of over 1,000 study respondents, GEMs are shown to be mentors and teachers, relationship builders, and models of integrity for their workers. Each of these themes is explored, making connections to the "right-brain" thinking of artists and other creative professionals, managing with emotional intelligence, and historical ideas about management and leadership as adaptive human processes. The central humanistic theme of the book, along with its practical implications, resonates more than ever in the current divisive and turbulent environment. The second edition incorporates up-to-date trends and themes, including the impact of increased globalization; increased tribalism, cultural and political polarization, and populism; the great expansion and proliferation of technology; and the emergence of the "gig economy." Upper-level undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as practicing managers, will be inspired to rethink their approaches to management in business, government, and other organizations. https://www.routledge.com/The-Good-Enough-Manager-The-Making-of-a-GEM/Nurick/p/book/9780367376659
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Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction to the Second Edition
Chapter 1: What is a "Good Enough" Manager?
Chapter 2: Discovering GEMS: A Study of the Best and Worst Managers
Chapter 3: GEMs as Mentors and Teachers
Chapter 4: GEMs as Relationship Builders
Chapter 5: GEMs as Models of Integrity
Chapter 6: Becoming a GEM
Appendix
Index

Nearly ten years after he wrote this humanistic exploration of The Good Enough Manager or GEM, Aaron Nurick returns with an updated edition. What makes a GEM at the dawn of a new decade? The book’s central questions remain: How do the best managers behave? What sets them apart from their peers? What impact do they have on their subordinates and co-workers? The GEM concept stems from the psychological theory of the good enough parent who provides an environment where an infant learns to develop an autonomous and genuine self. Just as there is no such thing as a perfect parent, managing people in organizations is an inherently human and fallible endeavor, mainly because managing occurs by and through human relationships.
Through the words of over 1,000 study respondents, GEMs are shown to be mentors and teachers, relationship builders, and models of integrity for their workers. Each of these themes is explored, making connections to the "right-brain" thinking of artists and other creative professionals, managing with emotional intelligence, and historical ideas about management and leadership as adaptive human processes. The central humanistic theme of the book, along with its practical implications, resonates more than ever in the current divisive and turbulent environment. The second edition incorporates up-to-date trends and themes, including the impact of increased globalization; increased tribalism, cultural and political polarization, and populism; the great expansion and proliferation of technology; and the emergence of the "gig economy."
Upper-level undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as practicing managers, will be inspired to rethink their approaches to management in business, government, and other organizations.


https://www.routledge.com/The-Good-Enough-Manager-The-Making-of-a-GEM/Nurick/p/book/9780367376659

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