All About Management

© Copyright Carter McNamara, MBA, PhD, Authenticity Consulting, LLC.
Adapted from the Field Guide to Leadership and Supervision in Business and Field Guide to Leadership and Supervision for Nonprofit Staff.

Traditionally, the term "management" refers to the activities (and often the group of people) involved in the four general functions: planning, organizing, leading and coordinating of resources. Note that the four functions recur throughout the organization and are highly integrated. Emerging trends in management include assertions that leading is different than managing, and that the nature of how the four functions is carried out must change to accommodate a "new paradigm" in management. This topic in the library helps the reader to accomplish a broad understanding of management (including traditional and emerging views), and the areas of knowledge and skills required to carry out the major functions of management.

The following topics are very closely related to this topic in the Library: Management Development, Supervision and Leadership.

Sections of This Topic Include

Suggested Previous Reading

Introduction to Organizations (at least the information under the title "Basics")

Gaining Broad Understanding of Organizational Management

Basics -- Definitions (and Misconceptions) in Management (also includes 4 major functions)
Is Leading Different than Managing? (pros and cons of this debate)
Historical and Contemporary Theories in Management
Current Theories in Management
Various Styles of Management
New Paradigm in Management

Managing Yourself

Managing Yourself

Basic, Entry-Level Skills

Basic, Entry-Level Skills in Organizational Management
Basic Guide to Management and Supervision

Major Functions of Management (and areas of knowledge and skills in each)

Major Function -- Planning
Major Function -- Organizing
Major Function -- Leading
Major Function -- Coordinating/Controlling

Nonprofit-Specific Areas of Knowledge and Skills

Nonprofit-Specific Areas of Skills and Practices

General Advice (Tips, etc.)

Various Suggestions for Knowledge and Skills Needed by Management

Basic Guide to Management and Supervision

Basic Guide to Management and Supervision

General Resources

Glossary of Business Terms A-Z
Three Management Approaches
Management - a General Theory
Managing Is Hard Work: Avoid These Four Mistakes
Effective Management: Should You Break the Rules?
Stop Micro Managing: Start Smart Managing

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