Book Description: For undergraduate/graduate-level courses in Management Skills and for faculty who want a more skills based approach in Principles of Management and Organizational Behavior. This skills-based approach to management uses a unique five-step model and is filled with interactive exercises and examples and the latest in technology. Whetten and Cameron succeed in helping students understand, correct, practice, and give them numerous opportunities to translate correct practice into common practice. With a focus on the skills aspect of management, each chapter uses a 5-step process for assessing, prescribing, acquiring, and fine-tuning students' aptitudes. The book covers personal, interpersonal and group skills in an interactive way, and Whetten and Cameron include the latest research that reflects today's organizations, most of which rely on streamlined organizational structures and self-directed teams.