100+ Management Models: How to Understand and Apply the World's Most Powerful Business Tools

  • 8h 33m
  • Fons Trompenaars, Piet Hein Coebergh
  • Infinite Ideas
  • 2014

Fashions in business thinking change constantly. The way we think about leadership, for instance, has shifted radically from the instinctive entrepreneurial genius of greats such as Rockefeller, Carnegie and Ford, through leadership as a science, leadership that releases human potential, the leader as a strategist and warrior, customer champion, globalist and shareholder advocate, to, more recently, leadership as stewardship for the environment. Hundreds of models have been developed to track, measure and forecast business solutions, but as fashions shift how can we apply them in real organizations that have to succeed outside the classroom?

100+ Management Models gives a quick overview of the key features and potential applications of each of the most important models in nine different categories: sustainability, innovation, strategy, diversity, customers, human resources, benchmarking, leadership and implementation. At the end of each section, there is a summary of the key dilemmas that tend to emerge from the particular function, along with analysis of potential solutions.

About the Authors

Fons Trompenaars (1953) is a professor in cross-cultural management at the Free University of Amsterdam and a founding partner of intercultural management consulting firm Trompenaars Hampden-Turner, based in Amsterdam and Singapore. He earned his PhD at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania for his dissertation ‘The Organization of Meaning and the Meaning of Organization’ (1983). Trompenaars has authored or coauthored 11 books on culture and business.

Piet Hein Coebergh (1966) is a lecturer in PR and social media at the University of Applied Sciences Leiden, and managing consultant at Coebergh Communications & PR in Amsterdam. He earned his DBA at the Bradford School of Management for his dissertation ‘Voluntary Disclosure of Corporate Strategy’ (2011). He is author or co-author of a dozen books and articles on communication, governance and e-commerce.

In this Book

  • 100+ Management Models—How to Understand and Apply the World’s Most Powerful Business Tools
  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • Sustainability
  • Innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Strategy and positioning
  • Diversity of cultures
  • Customers
  • Human resource management
  • Benchmarking and results
  • Leadership and communication
  • Models for implementation