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  • "Best management practices."
    by Luke C. Ng.
    Journal of Management Development 30, no. 1: 93-105, 2011.
    Business Source Premier, EBSCOhost (accessed January 19, 2011).
        Purpose -- Management means "getting things done effectively through people". This implies the importance of leadership and people skills in management practice to achieve optimal results. Great managers usually succeed for a number of reasons. They usually possess nine common management practices. This paper aims to identify these common denominators in their character and management practice that define them. Design/methodology/approach -- Case examples are used to illustrate the application of those management practices. Successful managers from well-known industry giants such as IBM, Nestle's, P&G, Apple, Loews', GE and PepsiCo are profiled to demonstrate how their success can be traced back to those practices. Findings -- The paper demonstrates that every manager can easily apply the nine management practices daily to achieve a successful outcome. While some of these traits appear to be personal habits, it is these simple management habits that influence subordinates to perform their best. Originality/value -- Most good managers are trained, not born. The nine personal practices identified in this paper can be easily adopted on a daily basis. With consistent practice, the nine personal traits help train managers to become more effective leaders in driving optimal performance and motivating subordinates to "get things done effectively". [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]

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