Essential Tools

  • Essential Tools for Operations Management
  • Essential Tools for Organizational Performance
  • Essential Tools for Management Consulting

This website will give you all the tools and information needed to succeed in management.  Whether you’re a practising manager, a student looking for the latest management tools or a management consultant, this website covers a range of tools and techniques suitable for everyone.

Essential Tools Series

ABOUT THE SERIES

The Essential Management Toolbox covers 20 management skills sectors within management consultancy fields and specialisms, and is written by a leading academic in the field.  Derived from this book is a range of pocket sized books concentrating on different management areas. 

The Essential Tools series…
These pocket sized books provide a suitable reference for those wishing to understand and undertake practical performance improvements relevant to the latest management thinking. 

Each book in the Essential Tools series describes in five Chapters a number of examples and shares the authors’ practical experiences in the use of appropriate management tools and models taken from the Toolbox with a focus on the specific management topics. 

TOOLBOX

Every month we'll give you a management tool from the essential tools series to implement in your work.

Get your management tool now.

MANAGEMENT MOT

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  • Developing People

    This month’s discussion recognises that key to the operation and success of businesses is the role of people in undertaking both individual and team activities.

  • MOT Question

    What is the difference between a strategy and a blueprint?
     

    Wow! I am not sure where you have heard the term “blueprint” as most modern publications and business use the term strategy and strategic management...

  • MOT Question

    Question from James Dent, Marketing Manager: I take up a new post in the New Year which will give me staff to manage for the first time, what should my priorities be?

    Read Simon's answer.