90-Minute Manager

90-Minute Manager : Lessons from the Sharp End of Management

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Football is the setting for one of the purest forms of management - and the most transparent. In an age when club football is more of a business than ever before, suddenly it seems business is getting more and more like football: when talent is at a premium, the ability to attract and retain the very best people - and get the most out of them individually and collectively - is of paramount importance. What better time to learn the lessons from the very best - and worst - of the ultimate man management game. In this book, Brady and Bolchover take each of the key areas of management today, and see what we can learn from football league managers of all levels, their style and methodology. From Shankley to Wenger, from Clough to O'Leary, through Keegan, Houllier (and Evans), Venables, Ferguson and O'Neill, strengths and weaknesses are examined to answer classic modern management questions. Since the first edition managers have moved clubs and experienced both triumphs and disasters - and theories have developed. This new edition reflects the current game and Dr Brady and David Bolchover develop new insights on what makes some man managers a league apart.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 20mm | 454g
  • Prentice-Hall
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • 0273693840
  • 9780273693840

Table of contents

Part I Parallels 1 Football is the model Part II The right man for the job 2 The manager's background 3 The manager's personality 4 Managerial succession Part III Getting the job done 5 Long-term strategy 6 The management team - who does what? 7 Creating the team 8 The talent economy 9 Operations Appendix A An A-Z of the greatest British managers Appendix B Bibliography: business references Appendix C Bibliography: football references Index
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"You don't have to be a football fan to get a lot from this original idea, but if you are then you will get both management enlightenment and enjoyment from this wonderful book" - Business Executive Magazine
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About David Bolchover

Dr Chris Brady is Associate Professor at Cass Business School, formerly City University Business School, in London. He is also an A licensed FA Coach. David Bolchover is a writer, speaker and independent consultant on management and leadership issues within the business and football worlds. He contributes regularly to The Times, Financial Times and specialist publications. Previously, he worked for twelve years in the City of London within the international insurance market. He holds an MBA from Cass Business School and a Master's degree from the London School of Economics.
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