Introduction to Management.
This is a course for anyone who is or aspires to be a manager of any level. This course will introduce the student to the basic aspects of managing, and is structured around the key management functions of planning, organizing, leading and control. This course will teach you the skills needed to become an effective and efficient manager. It is taught by an ex-CEO, who know of what he speaks.
An Overview of Management
Introduction comments, textbook information.
An introduction to the study of management.
History of management thinking.
The organization's culture.....the context within which the manager must operate.
The new global envrionment is today's "stage" for the manager.
The important of diversity in a healthy organization.
What is the corporations role in social issues?
How managers deal with, and encourage, change.
Encouraging innovation in your organization.
A model for decision making that works in your personal life, too!
Managers make decisions differently...are you a maximax, a minimix or a maximin?
Some of the math behind decision making models.
Decision making math again, this time using the electronic blackboard.
The planning function of management...an introduction.
How to think strategically when planning your business's next move.
Competition and strategy.
Common management tools and how to use them.
The organizing function of management...designing your organization.
Some new ways to think about organization.
The important role of human resource in management.
The unique challenge of managing teams.
Understanding people, both individually and in groups.
Personality and it's role in employee behavior.
Attitudes - and its role in employee behavior.
How employees perceive and how that impacts their behavior.
How employees learn....and how that affects their behavior.
The important of communication in management.
What drives employee motivation?
Employee motivation - part two.
What is leadership?
What make a successful leader...part two.
The final management function - control.
Measuring and assessing your organization's performance.
The unique challenges of operations management.