The evidence-based management movement that has been sweeping across the medical and educational landscapes for years finally finds its rightful place in the business world with Becoming the Evidence-Based Manager. An organizational psychologist by training and experience, author Gary Latham brings a unique perspective to the art-versus-science debate as he underscores the critical role that empirical research plays in successfully managing people and teams in today's frenetic global workplace. In this compact and highly practical toolkit, Latham has compiled proven tools and techniques culled from 50 years of management research into standards and guidelines, as well as quick-to-implement action steps for hiring, inspiring, training, motivating and appraising employees to deliver high performance.
From A to Z, Becoming the Evidence-Based Manager covers six key lessons of management, all backed by research and proven in practice, offering techniques to turn strategic vision into reality, help employees harness the power of a 'can-do' mind-set, coach and appraise employees to be high performers, and instill resiliency in the face of setbacks. Plus, detailed workplace examples from around the world, from across North America to the Middle East, add specific details to show frontline managers how to put the proven reliability of management research to practical, everyday use on the job.
1 Use the Right Tools to Hire High-Performing Employees
2 Inspire Your Employees to Execute Strategy
3 Develop and Train to Create a High-Performing Team
4 Motivate Your Employees to Be High Performers
5 Instill Resiliency in the Face of Setbacks
6 Appraise and Coach Your Employees to Be High Performers
7 The Evidence-Based Manager in Action
Gary P. Latham, PhD is an award-winning researcher and educator and is the recipient of honors from the Academy of Management and Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, as well as from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)_the Michael R. Losey Human Resource Research Award. Author and contributor to numerous books and published articles, he is currently on the board of directors of SHRM and formerly on the board of The Center for Creative Leadership, and is Secretary of State Professor of Organizational Effectiveness at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto.
“In Becoming the Evidence-Based Manager, Gary Latham delivers a well-reasoned and highly practical approach to delivering superior results through more scientific management approaches. Having seen some of his ideas implemented in our organization and others, I can easily testify to their effectiveness. This book is a welcome respite from some of the more common psychobabble on the art of management and leadership.”
—Donald Guloien, President and CEO, Manulife Financial