In their pursuit of organizational improvement, modern managers have been searching for effective management theories and practices in both the East and the West. The interest of managers expanded beyond modern management schools to include ancient ones such as Sun Tzu Arts of War. Nevertheless, little attention is currently paid to the Islamic Management approach that far outperformed more than its contemporaries, and left indelible marks on the minds of innumerable researchers, leaders and managers that followed.
This book will shed some light on the Islamic approach to management and delineate important lessons from the teachings of Islam and the experiences of Muslims. People who should read this book include all managers seeking to enhance the effectiveness of their organizations. This book is particularly important for Muslim managers who will find it to be coherent with their cultural values.
Topics covered in this book include organizational culture, planning, organizing, leading, motivating, controlling, competition, conflict management, and human resource management. This book also includes a chapter on the enriching leadership of Umar ibn al-Khattab, the second caliph of Islam.