Über den Autor
Stephen R. Balzac is a consultant, author, and speaker. He is the president of 7 Steps Ahead (www.7stepshead.com), an organizational development firm focused on helping businesses get unstuck and turn problems into opportunities.
Steve has over twenty years of experience in the high tech industry as an engineer, manager, entrepreneur, and consultant. He is a popular speaker on topics ranging from leadership, innovation, learning, organizational change, and motivation. In additional to publishing over a hundred articles on different aspects of organizational performance, Steve is the author of The 36-Hour Course in Organizational Development, published by McGraw-Hill, and Organizational Psychology for Managers. He is a contributing author to Ethics and Game Design: Teaching Values Through Play.
No stranger to the demands of maintaining peak performance under highly competitive and stressful situations, Steve is a fifth degree blackbelt in jujitsu and a former nationally ranked fencer.
Steve appears in Under the Boardwalk: The Monopoly Documentary movie, and has the distinction of being the only guest personally panned by a New York Times movie critic.
Chapter 1: The Vortex: Organizations as Systems.- Chapter 2: Telling Your Story: Organizational Vision as a Driver of Success.- Chapter 3: The Life Cycle of a Team: Development, Problem Solving, and Decision Making.- Chapter 4: Leadership, Power, and Emotional Intelligence.- Chapter 5: Motivating and Loyalty: Creating a Motivated Work Force.- Chapter 6: Recruiting with Confidence: Developing Effective Strategies and Having the Confidence to Use Them.- Chapter 7: Justice and Fairness in Organizations.- Chapter 8: Organizational Learning.- Chapter 9: The Myth of Productivity: Measurement, Goal Setting, and the High Performance Cycle.- Chapter 10 Master of Time and Space.- Chapter 11: Organizational Stress: A Two-Edged Sword.- Chapter 12: The Success Mind: Building Optimism and Focusing Will.
No matter how monolithic it may appear, an organization is a collection of moving parts. Whether we are looking at building teams, providing leadership, hiring and training employees, problem solving, managing time effectively, or setting aggressive, inspiring goals, every decision can easily impact every other decision. The complexity can quickly become overwhelming. Organizational Psychology identifies a framework and offers key methodologies managers need to define behavioral tendencies and navigate complex organizational systems. Each chapter takes a high-level view of a particular aspect of organizational psychology, focusing on elements that shape companies and drive operational efficiency. Senior-level managers and C-Suite executives will benefit from the strategies presented in this book as they clearly indicate how to understand and leverage the psychological underpinnings of any corporate environment.
Balzac combines stories of jujitsu, wheat, gorillas, and the Lord of the Rings with very practical advice and hands-on exercises aimed at anyone who cares about management, leadership, and culture.
Riveting! Yes, I called a leadership book riveting. I couldn't wait to finish one chapter so I could begin reading the next. The book's combination of pop culture references, personal stories, and thought providing insights to illustrate world class leadership principles makes it a must read for business professionals at all management levels.
Manager Mechanics, LLC
Nationally Syndicated Columnist and Author
Organizational Psychology for Managers is an insightful book that reminds the business leader of basic principles of leading a successful organization in an engaging style. A
¿Contains never-before published research into organizational psychology
Offers senior-level managers practical methods for decoding complex organizational systems and behavior
Author teaches organizational psychology at Wentworth Institute of Technology and is a leading consultant on organizational development