Effective Security Management

Effective Security Management

5th Edition - March 28, 2011

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  • Author: Charles Sennewald
  • eBook ISBN: 9780123820136

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Effective Security Management, 5e, teaches practicing security professionals how to build their careers by mastering the fundamentals of good management. Charles Sennewald brings a time-tested blend of common sense, wisdom, and humor to this bestselling introduction to workplace dynamics. Working with a team of sterling contributors endowed with cutting-edge technological expertise, the book presents the most accurately balanced picture of a security manager’s duties. Its Jackass Management cartoons also wittily illustrate the array of pitfalls a new manager must learn to avoid in order to lead effectively. In short, this timely revision of a classic text retains all the strengths that have helped the book endure over the decades and adds the latest resources to support professional development.

Key Features

  • Includes a new chapter on the use of statistics as a security management tool
  • Contains complete updates to every chapter while retaining the outstanding organization of the previous editions
  • Recommended reading for The American Society for Industrial Security's (ASIS) Certified Protection Professional (CPP) exam


General Security Management * Security Personnel Management * Operational Management

Table of Contents

  • 1. General Principles of Organization
    2. Organizational Structure
    3. Security’s Role in the Organization
    4. The Security Director’s Role
    5. The Security Supervisor’s Role
    6. The Individual Security Employee
    7. Hiring Security Personnel
    8. Job Descriptions
    9. Training
    10. Discipline
    11. Motivation and Morale
    12. Promotions
    13. Communication
    14. Career (Proprietary) versus Noncareer (and Contract) Personnel
    15. Planning and Budgeting
    16. Program Management
    17. Risk
    18. The Security Survey
    19. Office Administration
    20. Written Policies and Procedures
    21. Computers and Effective Security Management
    22. Statistics as a Security Management Tool
    23. Selling Security within the Organization
    24. Relationship with Law Enforcement
    25. Relationship with the Industry
    26. Community Relations
    27. Jackass Management Traits

    1. The Manager Who Seeks to Be “Liked” Rather Than Respected

    2. The Manager Who Ignores the Opinions and Advice of Subordinates

    3. The Manager Who Fails to Delegate Properly

    4. The Manager Who Ignores the Training and Developmental Needs of Subordinates

    5. The Manager Who Insists on Doing Everything “The Company Way”

    6. The Manager Who Fails to Give Credit When Credit Is Due

    7. The Manager Who Treats Subordinates as Subordinates

    8. The Manager Who Ignores Employees’ Complaints

    9. The Manager Who Does Not Keep People Informed

    10. The Manager Who Holds His or Her Assistant Back

    11. The Manager Who Views the Disciplinary Process as a Punitive Action

    12. The Manager Who Fails to Back up His or Her People

    13. The Manager Whose Word Cannot Be Trusted

    14. The Manager Who Avoids Making Decisions

    15. The Manager Who “Plays Favorites”

    16. The Manager Who Fails to Stay Current in the Field

    17. The Manager Who Enjoys “Pouring on” More Work Than a Subordinate Can Handle

    18. The Manager Who Acts or Overreacts Too Quickly

    19. The Newly Promoted Manager Who Believes His or Her Manure Is Odorless

    20. The Manager Who Is Moody

    21. Managers Who Fail to Plan and Put Priorities on Their Work

    22. The Manager Who Lacks Emotion and Empathy

    23. The Manager Who Hires Relatives into the Organization

    24. The Manager Who Views Women as Being Limited to Pleasure, Breeding, and Menial Functions

    25. The Manager Who Faithfully Practices the Art of Pessimism

    26. The Manager Who Steals Subordinates’ Ideas

    27. The Manager Whose Style and Authority Are Based on Absolute Power

    28. The Manager Who Seems Oblivious to What Is Happening

    29. The Manager Who Loves to “Sack” Employees

    30. The Manager Who Embarrasses Subordinates in the Presence of Others

    31. The Manager Who Follows “Double Standards” in the Organization

    32. The Manager Who Is a Religious or Racial Bigot

    Appendix A. Employee Performance Evaluation

    Appendix B. Security Vulnerability Survey

    Appendix C. Selected Security-Related Organizations

    Appendix D. Suggested Security/Loss Prevention Reference Sources


Product details

  • No. of pages: 360
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 2011
  • Published: March 28, 2011
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9780123820136

About the Author

Charles Sennewald

Charles Sennewald
Charles “Chuck” Sennewald, CSC, CPP, is an independent security management consultant and expert witness and the author of numerous Butterworth-Heinemann titles, including "Effective Security Management"; "Security Consulting"; "Retail Crime, Security and Loss Prevention: An Encyclopedic Reference;" "From the Files of a Security Expert Witness"; and earlier editions of this book "The Process of Investigation." Chuck is a graduate of California State University - Los Angeles with a BS degree in Police Science and Administration. Chuck is also the founder and first president of the International Association of Professional Security Consultants (IAPSC), and is a long-time member of ASIS International. He has lectured and is read in countries around the globe.

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Independent security management consultant, expert witness, and author, internationally based

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