Table of Contents

Contents; The Author; Acknowledgements; List of Figures; List of Tables; 1 Introduction; 2 What Defines Management Ability?; 3 The Origins of Managerial Ability; 4 Decision Processes and Goals; 5 Skills Required; 6 Biases and Stress; 7 More on Objectives: Family Influences, Origins and Modification; 8 Methods of Improving Managerial Ability; References; Index Explores the role of the psychology of the manager running the farm business, the person responsible for staff, strategic decisions and financial success or failure. This book addresses fundamental questions such as the process of decision making, personal skills, and methods to improve managerial ability.