Management: Challenges for Tomorrow's Leaders

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Management: Challenges for Tomorrow's Leaders, Fourth Edition, explains the function and role of management in today's organization, presenting current theory, trends, and influences on today's managers and organizations. The text balances theory and practice, providing numerous applications for students to better understand how management concepts are applied. The primary theme of the fourth edition is the role and importance of leadership in today's organization. Throughout the text are discussions and highlighted examples of the impact of leadership and how organizations diffuse responsibility through every level of an organization.

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Dr. Pamela S. Lewis is President of Queens University of Charlotte. Prior to becoming President, Dr. Lewis served at the Dean of the McColl School of Business at Queens and as Dean of the LeBow College of Business at Drexel University in Philadelphia. Throughout her career, Dr. Lewis has distinguished herself through her commitment to providing innovative and high quality education. Her particular focus has been on increasing community involvement and forging industry and academic partnerships that enhance the relevance and applicability of academic programs. Dr. Lewis, who holds a Ph.D. in strategic planning and international business from the University of Tennessee, has written numerous articles in the areas of strategic planning, international strategy and entrepreneurship/new venture strategy. Dr. Lewis also has been active in executive education and consulting, serving as a strategic planning consultant for numerous organizations across a wide variety of industries. Dr. Lewis serves on the Board of Directors for three public companies ¿ Sonoco Products Company, C&D Technologies, Inc., and Charming Shoppes ¿ as well as on the board of numerous not-for-profits such as Presbyterian Hospital, Charlotte Chamber of Commerce, Communities in Schools, Charlotte Museum of History, and YMCA of Greater Charlotte.

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The text asks students to look at numerous ethical issues, and asks them to take a stand, thereby encouraging students to role-play and envision themselves as leaders and managers. Further, the topics of social responsibility and ethics are not simply lists of theories, but discuss how to make managerial decisions and conduct strategic planning with these areas in mind.

The book was chosen because of the way it is organized (planning, organizing, leading and controlling). The book support is superior to others. It definitely has lived up to all expectations.

Single most significant reason for selection of the Lewis text is readability for the student. However, most significant reason from the faculty perspective is the section on discussion questions.

I think the approach of totally integrating leadership with the core management functions in the principles course adds a lot of value and makes an improvement to the text. Having also seen the 3rd edition of the text, I might also remark that I think it is one of the most comprehensive texts for a principles course, covering very well some of the key topics, such as organizational structure, which other principles texts often do fairly poorly.

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