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Managing Humans Resources in the Hospitality Industry: An Experiential Approach

Managing Humans Resources in the Hospitality Industry: An Experiential Approach
Author: Kathleen M. Iverson Ph.D.
ISBN 13: 9780139491818
ISBN 10: 139491813
Edition: 1
Publisher: Pearson
Publication Date: 2001-01-21
Format: Paperback
Pages: 349
List Price: $172.80

Using a conversational style, this book introduces hospitality management employees to the newest approaches, concepts, and techniques in leadership and supervision.

It provides key coverage of the basic functions of managers and supervisors, with a focus on contemporary topics such as quality management, diversity issues, organization culture, and personal mastery. Other chapter topics include positive communication; creative problem solving and decision-making; hiring top performers; training for optimal performance; leading through motivation. and protecting employee rights.

For new supervisors and managers seeking comprehensive training in areas critical to their future success.


A textbook in which Iverson (Roosevelt U.) introduces students entering the hospitality industry to management principles by which to select, train, appraise, and motivate workers. Among the current aspects she includes are diversity, self-managed teams, coaching, the learning organization, personal mastery, career modeling, and behavioral interviewing. She covers essential supervisory skills, managing human resources, and organizational principles of the past and future. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)