Atlas Black: Management Guru?
PRESENTING: Atlas Black: Management Guru?
ISBN 13: 978-0-9823618-7-0
From this page you can:
- Watch the Atlas Black Movie Trailer to get excited about using a Graphic Novel for your business course
- Listen to a podcast of Jeremy Short discussing his Graphic Novel for use in Management courses
- Watch Jeremy's TED Talk Video for insight into this new text option
- Request a desk copy of Atlas Black: Management Guru?
- A supplement or complementary text for Principles of Management, Organizational Behavior, Strategic Management, and Entrepreneurship courses.
- A replacement for a traditional text in an experiential or short course.
- A primer on business, management, and entrepreneurship for incoming freshmen within the ‘overview of business’ classes that are offered at many colleges and universities.
If you would like to adopt Atlas Black: Management Guru you should copy and paste this URL (http://www.flatworldknowledge.com/node/118714) into your syllabus. Your students can read the first chapter FREE online by clicking the link below, and purchase the remainder of the graphic novel from the "Add to Cart" button at the bottom of this page.
ABOUT THIS BOOK:
The second book in the series, Atlas Black: Management Guru? picks up to continue the storyline of “Atlas Black: Managing to Succeed.” College student and soon to be graduate, Atlas Black is ready to take his business idea to the next level. This book examines Atlas and his best friend and honor roll student, David Chan, as they transition from entrepreneurial dreamers to new venture managers.
Atlas and David act as fledgling entrepreneurs in a book that illustrates key concepts from principles of management, organizational behavior, strategic management, and entrepreneurship.
Graphic novels are book length works that are targeted toward adult audiences. They are widely read by college students, and in recent years educators have incorporated graphic novels into many university courses like Chemistry, Psychology, History, Physics, Statistics, and ethics — to name a few. Today’s students encounter and thrive on a vast array of stimulation and media input. The Graphic Novel is one way to captivate their attention, and increase understanding of the material covered in the course.
The graphic novel format provides great versatility. Atlas Black: Managing to Succeed can add value as:
Atlas Black: Management Guru? will include:
Chapter 6: Effective Communication – Can you Hear Me? (Active and passive listening, Business plan elements, Communication process, Communication channels, Communication freezers, Effective business correspondence, Entrepreneurial orientation dimensions, Information overload, Information richness, Noise, Selective perception) View now for free
Chapter 7: Negotiation and Conflict – Thriving on Chaos (Conflict types, General Adaptation Syndrome, Negotiation mistakes, Negotiation steps, Negotiation styles, Stages of moral development, Stress)
Chapter 8: Group (Mis) Behavior (Board of directors, Effective meeting guidelines, Group decision making techniques, Group stages, Punctuated-equilibrium, Social loafing, Task interdependence, Team contract)
Chapter 9: How to Lose Friends and (De) Motivate People (Equity Theory, ERG Theory, Expectancy Theory, Herzberg’s Two-factor Theory, Incentives, Job design, Organizational justice, Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, McClelland’s Acquired Needs Theory, Reinforcement theory, SMART goals)
Chapter 10: Leadership – I’ve Got the Power! Or Do I? (Authentic leaders, Bases of power, Classic leadership decision-making styles, Impression management, Influence techniques, Leader-member exchange theory, Situational leaders, Transactional leaders, Transformational leaders)
[For Registered Instructors only] Please click here to see Instructor's Manual that pair along with each chapter.
[For Registered Instructors only] Please click here to see PowerPoint Lecture Notes that pair along with each chapter.
If you missed the first volume of Atlas Black, check it out here. It includes:
Chapter 1: Not So Ancient History View now for free
Chapter 2: How to Make Good Decisions (And Avoid Bad Ones)
Chapter 3: Blood, SWOT, and Tears
Chapter 4: Human Resources- Sail or Anchor?
Chapter 5: Charting the Future: Organizational Structure and Fit
Please click here to adopt, purchase, or view Volume I (Managing to Succeed) and Volume II (Management Guru?) in a COMBINED VERSION.