Seven Deadly Sins of Management

Seven Deadly Sins of Management : How to be a Virtuous Manager

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Pride, envy, gluttony, lust, wrath, covetousness, sloth - these are the Seven Deadly Sins. Much of business today is based on these sins. Managers are encouraged to be proud of their results (pride), to attack the competition (wrath), to hoard knowledge (covetousness), and to create shareholder value, no matter the consequences (lust). But at what cost? Just as the Seven Deadly Sins conspire to destroy our soul in daily life, so they conspire to destroy our business.In this original and reflective book - laced with dark humour - Jonathan Ellis and Rene Tissen provide warnings about current management practice and thinking based upon the Seven Deadly Sins. Each chapter examines a Sin, and begins with a "Sin-O-Meter" to discover your rating for that particular Sin. The book also includes case studies of managers who have sinned and the consequences for their companies. Finally, the authors provide ideas and guidance for becoming a "good" and successful manager, moving away from past sins.show more

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  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 136 x 215mm
  • Profile Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 1861975260
  • 9781861975263

About Jonathan Ellis

Jonathan Ellis is a business journalist and writer. He is the author of several management books. Rene Tissen is a consultant and Managing Director of KPMG Knowledge Advisory Services. He is also a professor of business management at Nijenrode University, Holland.show more

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