What Managers Do: Influence Attempts as Another Piece to the Managerial Jigsaws

Jens Carl Ry Nielsen

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Leadership, change management, mentoring, coaching, thinking in holistic terms, leadership development, contract management, project management, balanced score card, and benchmarking are terms that flourish in the newspapers, on leadership and management courses and programmes. The memoirs of great leaders and fix it by reading five minutes a day are sold in bundles at the airports around the world. The academic literature on the subjects is increasing rapidly, and within the last ten to fifteen years the public sector has come and more into focus, following the New Public Management wave. Many of concepts seem to become buzzwords, but the facts remain that the world is changing and so are/must the organizations. My focus is primarily on the public sector, but this sector can nowadays not be treated without looking at the private and the not for profit sector as well. Therefore – and because of my experience in trade unions and other voluntary organizations these organizations are incorporated in the paper.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationFrederiksberg
PublisherInstitut for Organisation og Arbejdssociologi. Handelshøjskolen i København
Number of pages30
Publication statusPublished - 2004
SeriesWorking Paper / Institut for Organisation og Arbejdssociologi (IOA). Copenhagen Business School

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Paper for Studying Leadership: 3rd International Workshop, University of Exeter, UK 15-16 December 2004

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