Kelly A. Monahan ’09 (Master of Strategic Leadership) Dr. Kelly Monahan released her first textbook with Academic Press entitled, “How behavioral economics influences management decision-making: A new pardigm.” The text critically reexamines the management function in 21st century workplaces. It explores well-observed but rarely understood features of employee cognition and irrationality, challenging the dominant discourse and offering an alternative to gain greater competitive advantage in today’s complex markets. It also provides an effective new framework on the best ways to develop relevant management skills as they pertain to hiring, performance management, change management, employee engagement, and goal setting. As the knowledge economy continues to grow, the social bonds within companies will prove to be a key differentiation to deliver on the next big idea. Developing productive decisions with staff in the talent-driven global economy increasingly requires the development of “intrinsic” meaning in work, a human-centered work-place culture, and human-focused working practices. This book tackles these topics in comprehensive and efficient detail. Its intended use is for graduate MBA students or managers seeking to motivate their teams. To learn more about the book on Amazon, click here.