This book provides a clear, concise, current, andthorough approach to the basic skills of business management. Presentingboth traditional management challenges as well as contemporary issuesrelated to people, diversity, quality, ethics, and the global environment,Each chapter begins with Learning Objectives;guidelines on how to read the chapter. The opening pages of each chapteralso include Chapter Outlines that preview the material and helpsreaders keep the information in perspective. Also includes: Spotlightsfocusing on diversity, quality, ethics, and the global environment. PeoplePerspectives emphasizes how a people issue related to the chapter exists inactual organizations. And Cutting Edge stresses current managementpractices in organizations illustrating management actions that address actualcircumstances. A valuable book for any manager who wishes tostay current on the latest issues and solutions related to businessmanagement.