64 of 65 people found the following review helpful
more inspirational than practical,
This review is from: "Financial Times" Handbook of Management (Hardcover)
I found this an excellent companion to the state of the art of management thinking, and a good way to catch up with the latest strategies without having to read a whole library of business books. It's a big book, and clearly one for dipping into at leisure rather than referring to on a daily basis.
If you're looking for a handbook of practical guidance on management skills, then there are better books - including the Fast Thinking Managers Manual and The Essential Managers Manual (with pictures, for beginners) - as this one does not deal with day-to-day tasks such as appraisals or budgets etc. The FT Handbook is more useful for readers looking to refine or update what they know about management without going back to business school.