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Management of Organizational Behavior: Utilizing Human Resources

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Used by more than a million people throughout the world, this highly readable book provides a comprehensive examination of the applied behavioral sciences, and focuses on fundamental ideas which have stood the test of years of application in academic, business, not-for-profit and administrative environments. Complete coverage of motivation and behavior, situational leade

Unknown Binding, 343 pages
Published January 1st 1982 by Prentice Hall (first published 1969)
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I read a 650-page book about management theory in 10 days, and I think I liked it. I contain multitudes.
Jim Razinha
I generally don't like to spoil someone's read in my reviews, but let me save you some time with a BLUF (Bottom Line Up Front):

Different people in different situations at different times require different leadership approaches.

There. Summarized in one sentence what Blanchard's 140 pages of white space (times how many different versions?) could have said in an at most a three page background description, and what the trio of credited authors of this book started with 625 pages.

Every now and t
Jan 03, 2011 Rusty rated it it was amazing
This is an in depth look at how to use human resources in organizations with case stories complete with theoretical and analytical comments. Both practitioners and management students will find this book a valuable resource. A smooth-flowing readable style aids the reader in examining case stories from many different behavioral science theories and frameworks. It is an outstanding volume to have in one's management collection. It was fun to reread this book this month (1/20110.
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Jul 29, 2008 Ryan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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The foundational reading for changing the shape of human organization.
May 27, 2012 Jessica rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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School Book... =)
Timothy Darling
Management of Organizational Behavior is a classic example of reconciliation and synthesis. It makes a valiant attempt at combining and aligning many different types of behavioral, social, psychological and leadership theories. One cannot help wondering how much the data was massaged to make it fit the sythesized model. However, most of the theories mentioned are well established and respected, so they should not be ignored. Discovering your own leadership style strengths, or how to negotiate le ...more
Jun 21, 2008 Alan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book provided some great insights into organizational change and handling people. My people skills improved dramatically after reading it. It provides a very useful theoretical model to hang ones practical manager's hat on. Really good!
Karl Mueller
Oct 08, 2014 Karl Mueller rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
While this book was written in 1982, it is still relevant to leadership and organizational development today. I would encourage all those involved in leadership, management and organizational development to consider reading this book.
Aug 23, 2014 Sean rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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It's a text and reads like such. Good information that will help going forward.
If it wasn't an assigned textbook, I would probably not have read it.
Also, it was over $100, ouch.
Matthew Simmons
Mar 19, 2010 Matthew Simmons rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This is the single best Management book I have ever read. Its 4-sector approach is a great framework for managing almost anyone at almost any stage of their career. It even works for kids :)
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Paul Hersey was a behavioral scientist and entrepreneur. He was best known for conceiving Situational Leadership. Hersey published Management of Organization Behavior, which is now in its ninth edition.
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