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MMBA 6780 Capstone: Becoming a World-Class Manager: Welcome & Course Readings

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Please find your required library readings below. If you have problems with the links below, please contact the Library. If you have APA questions about these materials, please contact the Writing Center.

MMBA 6780 Required Course Readings



The links are for required readings found in the Walden databases ONLY. For all other readings, see your course resources.

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Anderson, J. C., Narus, J. A., & van Rossum, W. (2006). Customer Value Propositions in Business Markets. Harvard Business Review, 84(3), 90-99.

Bingham, T. (2012). Performance improvement: Best practices from around the world. Performance Improvement Quarterly, 25(1), 99.

Blanchard, K. (2008). Situational leadership. Leadership Excellence, 25(5), 19.

Campbell, G. (2002). Bulletproof presentations [electronic resource] : no one will ever shoot holes in your ideas again! / by G. Michael Campbell. Franklin Lakes, NJ : Career Press, c2002.

Christensen, C. (2010). How will you measure your life? Harvard Business Review, 88(7/8), 46–51.

Dattner, B., & Hogan, R. (2011). Can you handle failure? Harvard Business Review, 89(4), 117–121.

Díaz de León, E., & Guild, P. D. (2003). Using repertory grid to identify intangibles in business plans. Venture Capital, 5(2), 135–161.

Drucker, P. F. (1984). A new look at corporate social responsibility. McKinsey Quarterly, 84(4), 17–28.

Drucker, P. F. (2006). What executives should remember. Harvard Business Review, 84(2), 144–152.

Fetscher, S. (2008). Innovative cultures. Leadership Excellence, 25(4), 17.

Fiet, J. O., & Patel, P. C. (2006, Winter). Evaluating the wealth-creating potential of business plans. The Journal of Private Equity, 10(1), 18–32.

Hales, C. (2001). Does it matter what managers do? Business Strategy Review, 12(2), 50–59.


Hlava, M. K., & Camlek, V. (2010). How to spot a real value proposition. Information Services & Use, 30(3/4), 119-123.

Kosslyn, S. (2007). Clear and to the point [electronic resource] : 8 psychological principles for compelling PowerPoint presentations / Stephen M. Kosslyn. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007.

McGlade, J., & Pek, A. (2008). Spark your creative genius. Leader to Leader, 2008(49), 11–15.

McManus, T., & Delaney, D. (2007). Dave Delaney's useful advice for your development as a manager. Journal of Management Development, 26(5), 468–474.

Paulson Gierde, K., & Hughes, S. (2009). Racing to success by identifying key performance drivers. Journal of Corporate Accounting & Finance (Wiley), 20(3), 59–65.

Pink, D. (2008). Do the RIGHT THING. People Management, 14(7), 34–36.

Sequeira, John, Falk, Ian, Madden, Scott, and Carmichael, Carla (2010). Using Benchmarks in Gap-based Business Planning. Power Engineering, 114(11), 21-23.

Shashok, K. (2008). Content and communication: How can peer review provide helpful feedback about the writing?. BMC Medical Research Methodology, 81-9. doi:10.1186/1471-2288-8-3

Stancill, J. M. (1981). Realistic criteria for judging new ventures. Harvard Business Review, 59(6), 60–72.

Sunday, K. (2011). Effective Working Capital Management in Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SMEs). International Journal Of Business & Management, 6(9), 271-279. doi:10.5539/ijbm.v6n9p271

SWOT Analysis. (2004). RMC Group, PLC SWOT Analysis, 5-7.


Toor, S., & Ofori, G. (2008). Leadership versus management: How they are different and why. Leadership and Management in Engineering, 8(2), 61–71.

Welch, L. (2010). The way I work. Inc., 32(1), 98–101.

Other Readings

Optional or supplemental readings may or may not be available in the library. Find further information about optional readings here.

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