Applied Management Principles

Business Finance

DISCUSSION ONE

From the nineteenth century to now, management theorists (gurus) have enhanced our understanding of management and motivation. Conduct academic research and select one of these to report about on the forum. Evaluate the pros and cons of the theory they promoted. Pick a theorist another team member has not reported on; there are at least twenty-five of them from Henri Fayol to now!

DISCUSSION TWO

Review the module resources and materials and conduct academic research on the skills that make managers successful. In our work experiences, we may have worked with both good managers and poor managers. Select two management skills that you believe are important for a manager to practice and explain why you selected these two.

Some examples of of skills for this discussion:

  • Time management
  • Budget management
  • Resources management
  • Process management
  • Project management
  • Meeting management
  • Conflict management
  • Self-management
  • Stress management
  • Team management