Leaders have always faced the challenge of inspiring others while making important strategic decisions for their organizations based on ambiguous and conflicting information. A leader's success or failure is often dependent on his or her ability to accurately interpret and process this information. Today's leaders are confronted with challenges and opportunities that are more dynamic and complex than ever before. Leaders need to understand how to harness technological advances, manage and lead a dispersed and diverse workforce, anticipate and react to constant competitive and geopolitical change and uncertainty, compete on a global scale, and operate in a socially responsible and accountable manner. In writing a new textbook on the principles, purpose, and perspective of management, we sought to demonstrate the mutual interconnectivity between three key facets—(1) strategic positioning, (2) organizational design, and (3) individual leadership—which cannot and should not act independently.
Management Practices and Processes;
Gulati, Ranjay, Anthony J. Mayo, and Nitin Nohria. Management. First ed. Mason, OH: Cengage Learning, 2013.