Prepare for success in management today with this brief, inviting approach from leading management author Ricky Griffin. FUNDAMENTALS OF MANAGEMENT, 8E combines a streamlined approach with a strong theoretical and functional framework clearly organized around the planning, leading, organizing and controlling functions of management. The book's proven balance of theory and practice incorporates numerous, engaging learning features and memorable examples to help you develop and strengthen your management skills. New and revised "First Things First" opening vignettes immediately show you the relevance of each chapter's content, while clear learning objectives and chapter outlines, summaries of key points and key terms, skill applications and new cases keep you focused and actively learning. "You Make the Call" end-of-chapter features bring the students back to the opening case with the newfound knowledge they've gained after reading the chapter. New "Building Skills" exercises and "Skills Self-Assessment Instruments "equip future managers to handle some of today's most critical business situations. Following our state of the art, Engage, Connect, Perform, and Lead model, students truly learn to think and act like managers.