The one primer you need to develop your managerial and leadership skills. Whether you´re a new manager or looking to have more influence in your current management role, the challenges you face come in all shapes and sizesa direct report´s anxious questions, your boss´s last-minute assignment of an important presentation, or a blank business case staring you in the face. To reach your full potential in these situations, you need to master a new set of business and personal skills. Packed with step-by-step advice and wisdom from Harvard Business Review ´s management archive, the HBR Manager´s Handbook provides best practices on topics from understanding key financial statements and the fundamentals of strategy to emotional intelligence and building your employees´ trust. The book´s brief sections allow you to home in quickly on the solutions you need right awayor take a deeper dive if you need more context. Keep this comprehensive guide with you throughout your career and be a more impactful leader in your organization. In the HBR Manager´s Handbook you´ll find: - Step-by-step guidance through common managerial tasks - Short sections and chapters that you can turn to quickly as a need arises - Self-assessments throughout - Exercises and templates to help you practice and apply the concepts in the book - Concise explanations of the latest research and thinking on important management skills from Harvard Business Review experts such as Dan Goleman, Clayton Christensen, John Kotter, and Michael Porter - Real-life stories from working managers - Recaps and action items at the end of each chapter that allow you to reinforce or review the ideas quickly The skills covered in the book include: - Transitioning into a leadership role - Building trust and credibility - Developing emotional intelligence - Becoming a person of influence - Developing yourself as a leader - Giving effective feedback - Leading teams - Fostering creativity - Mastering the basics of strategy - Learning to use financial tools - Developing a business case
Define and practice change management more successfully with this official guide to the Change Management Body of Knowledge, complete with practical tools, underpinning theory and best practice.
Whatever your business sells, product management is one of the most important functions in the organization´s pursuit of profits. Introducing the Product Management Life Cycle (PMLC) model, this book provides the knowledge, tools, and insight you need to establish yourself as a product manager who contributes measurably to your company´s success.
WINNER: CILIP´s Knowledge and Information Management Award 2019 - Information Resources Print Category The way an organization manages and disseminates its knowledge is key to informed business decision-making, effectiveness and competitive edge. The Knowledge Manager´s Handbook takes you step by step through the processes needed to define and embed an effective knowledge management framework within an organization. This second edition now includes clear guidance on the best practice requirements from the first ever internationally recognised standard for knowledge management, ISO 30401:2018, as well as content on the impact of AI and data analytics. Nick Milton and Patrick Lambe work through each stage of creating and implementing a knowledge management framework for an organization´s specific needs, based around the four essential aspects of knowledge management: people, processes, technologies and governance. With updated international case studies from organizations of all sizes and sectors, along with user-friendly templates and checklists to help implement effective knowledge management procedures, The Knowledge Manager´s Handbook is the end-to-end guide to making a sustainable change in the knowledge management culture.
A sister title to ´´Tiny Homes´´, this chronicles 21st century nomads, people who inhabit homes that are compact and mobile, either on wheels or in the water. With more than 1000 colour photos accompanying stories and descriptions.
If you have tried to implement Agile in your organization, you have probably learned a lot about development practices, teamwork, processes and tools, but too little about how to manage such an organization. Yet managerial support is often the biggest impediment to successfully adopting Agile, and limiting your Agile efforts to those of the development teams while doing the same old-style management will dramatically limit the ability of your organization to reach the next Agile level. Ángel Medinilla will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of what Agile means to an organization and the manager´s role in such an environment, i.e., how to manage, lead and motivate self-organizing teams and how to create an Agile corporate culture. Based on his background as a ´´veteran´´ Agile consultant for companies of all sizes, he delivers insights and experiences, points out possible pitfalls, presents practical approaches and possible scenarios, also including detailed suggestions for further reading. If you are a manager, team leader, evangelist, change agent (or whatever nice title) and if you want to push Agile further in your organization, then this is your book. You will read how to change the paradigm of what management is about: it is not about arbitrary decisions, constant supervision and progress control, and the negotiation of changing requirements. It is about motivation, self-organization, responsibility, and the exploitation of all project stakeholders´ knowledge. We live in a different world than the one that most management experts of the 20 th century describe, and companies that strive for success and excellence will need a new kind of manager - Agile managers.