Executive Development

Executive Development : Preparing for the 21st Century

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This is a book about executive education - that is, the training of people already in managerial positions for jobs of greater responsibility. It is not a how-to book on setting up programmes, but rather an examination of the key issues in the process of executive education in an increasingly complex world. The book summarises the major changes in the business environment impacting on managerial competency, surveys how the field is developing to meet the needs of the changing environment, and draws conclusions about how the field can meet the anticipated needs of executives in the future. It examines the three principal players involved: 1) the corporation and its commitment to executive development; 2) executives themselves and their dedication to life-long learning on and off the job, and 3) directors of executive education who want to offer programmes that meet the evolving needs of managers. The authors intend the book for human resource people responsible for executive development, and for people in business schools directly, or indirectly, involved in executive programmes.show more

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  • Hardback | 218 pages
  • 146.05 x 217.42 x 22.61mm | 399.16g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • line figures, tables
  • 0195074653
  • 9780195074659

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"Executive Development: Preparing for the 21st Century is both practical and well written. Harper Moulton's and Arthur Fickel's experience allows them to present the key issues in executive development in a way that no other authors could. The book reflects a philosophy for continuous learning that will appeal to all executives interested in self-development over a lifetime."--J. Ray Watson, Associate Dean of Executive Education, Retired, Fugua School of Business, Duke University"This book covers so many facets of executive development I recommend it for anyone with an interest in this important subject."--Carla M. Grieve, Former Director of Executive Development Programs, IBM Corporation"Executive Development: Preparing for the 21st Century by Harper W. Moulton and Arthur A. Finkle provides a terrific framework for thinking about executive education--what it is, where it's headed and how it impacts both individual and company success."--Workforce Training News"An excellent overview of an important topic that is seldom addressed in book form....Directors of executive education programs...should find the book of considerable interest....So, too, should corporate executives responsible for selecting participants in such programs find it valuable. Finally, young executives who can expect to attend one or more executive education programs during their careers should benefit from the book. Overall, Executive Development is an informative and readable book."--Academy of Management Executive"Two executive educators with experience in industry and academia sketch the "business environment of the 21st century."--Future Surveyshow more