Sun Tzu was born around 544 B.C. He was a Chinese military general who helped the King Ho-lu capture the city of Ying, bringing about the fall of the Ch'u state in 506 B.C. Because of this, he became known throughout the country as a wise and respected leader. His collection of essays called The Art of War is the oldest military treatise in the world. The text became known through translations by Father J. J. M. Amiot, a French Jesuit priest. Sun Tzu is believed to have died in 496 B.C.
Illustrating their principles through numerous real-life experiences, from organizations as diverse as Ford Motor Company, Johnsonville Foods, and Emerson Electric, the authors eschew fads and superficial palliatives in favor of basic skills and qualities. Focusing on such skills as delegation, prioritization, motivation, and decision making, Huffmire and Holmes show managers how to deliver results through their employees. The net effect is the development of people and organizations that are able to adapt to a constantly changing environment, set and achieve goals, conduct effective performance appraisals, retain the best people and develop successors, reduce costs, and increase profits. Featuring diagnostic tools, checklists, and an appendix with in-depth case studies, the Handbook of Effective Management is an essential resource for managers and supervisors in all types of organizations, as well as for professors and students of management and human resource and training professionals.
While strategic management is a cornerstone of any MBA program, it's almost always taught from conventional theories and typically American case studies. This book takes those traditional theories and interprets them from an Islamic perspective using more international case studies. Though primarily intended as a textbook for business students, the book is also extremely useful for any Muslim business leaders who want to transform their businesses while complying with Shariah, with a particular focus on developing corporate cultures and structures in sync with Islamic values.Offers a critical review of conventional strategic management theory, suggesting more effective alternatives based on a combination of conventional and Islamic theories Includes international case studies, each with a particularly Islamic angle Written by a successful author team that has written extensively on the subject of business management from an Islamic perspective
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