This study, originally published in 1990, introduces a rich array of approaches to defining and developing the competency of managerial performance. Indeed, the authors are not afraid to cross swords with each other over a number of controversial issues. They provide a stimulating and often contentious overview of the best ways to develop and use managerial profiles.
This book will reveal to senior managers and management developers how competencies can be used as a strategic weapon to improve a range of activities including assessment, management development and leadership planning.
Table of Contents
Notes on Contributors; Foreword Valerie Hammond; Introduction: Setting the Scene Marion Devine and Michael Osbaldeston; Section 1: The Broad Brushstroke: Identifying Effective Performance; 1. What Makes a Manager? Stephen Bevan 2. Doubts About Competency John Burgoyne 3. No Simple Answers Robin Jacobs 4. Unravelling Managerial Performance Tom Boydell 5. Individual and Collective Competency Charles Dodd; Section 2: Filling in the Detail: Developing Leaders and Teams; 6. Developing Future Leaders at British Airways Brian O’Neill 7. Releasing of Power in ICI Christopher Bull 8. BP’s Move from Assessment to Development Julian Greatrex 9. Management Succession and Organizational Change Valerie Stewart 10. Towards Organizational Teamworking Wendy Briner and Frank Tyrrell 11. Action Profiling at Kodak Mike O’Farrell 12. From Vision to Action Eric Mitchell; Part 3: Framing the Picture: Managing in Turbulent Times; 13. The Adaptive Manager Ronnie Lessen 14. In Search of Fulfilment Ben Thompson-McCausland; Index