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Description - Timeless Management by Alan Coppin

Today's managers are bombarded with a constant stream of management fads and fashions, each claiming to be the key to business success. In this new book Alan Coppin and John Barratt draw on their experience of managing change in the Historic Royal Palaces to show that successful management techniques are timeless, simple and based on common sense. Looking back through history at great leaders and organisations they identify concepts, ideas and applications that have proved themselves over time. They then demonstrate how these techniques are currently being applied to run and secure the future of multi-million pound institutions such as the Tower of London, Hampton Court and Kensington Palace. With a compelling mix of historical lesson and modern application this is an essential read for anyone looking for the essence of good management.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780333980804
ISBN-10: 0333980808
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 140mm x 20mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 29-May-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Alan Coppin

ALAN COPPIN was formerly Chief Executive Officer of Historic Royal Palaces, Non-Executive Director of the UK's largest provider of education-related services and Honorary Visiting Professor of the Business School of the University of North London. Alan is a companion of the Institute of Management. His main career was in the private sector where he was a member of the Executive Board of a FTSE 100 company, and CEO of Wembley plc. He has over ten years experience as non-executive director of three other plcs, and was also a management consultant with KPMG and Chairman of a Training and Enterprise Council. JOHN BARRATT is a leading change and renewal management specialist. He runs his own successful consultancy practice, Opsis, specializing in strategic change and renewal, leadership development, high performance, self-managing teams, and personal development. John has worked with Alan at Historic Royal Palaces and before that at Wembley plc. Over the years other clients have included Burger King, Debenhams, GEC Marconi, Glaxo, Hitachi, Levi Strauss, FPD Savills, and Zeneca. John can be contacted at