There is a sampling of specific changes, updates, and new highlights in the 14th edition – enough to convey the wide variety of people, organizations, issues, and management challenges. This book remains on the cutting edge of topical coverage and draws from a wide variety of subject matter, sources, and personal experience with a special emphasis on themes throughout the product such as real results, ethics, cultural considerations, and leadership and collaboration. The mission of the product is to inform, instruct and inspire. It informs by providing descriptions of the important concepts and practices of modern management. It instructs by describing how you can take action on the ideas discussed.