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HBR Guide to Delivering Effective Feedback (HBR Guide Series)

by Harvard Business Review

Take the stress out of giving feedback.To help your employees meet their goals and fulfill their potential, you need to provide them with regular feedback. But the prospect of sharing potentially negative news can be overwhelming. How do you construct your message so that it's not only well received but also expressed in a way that encourages change?Whether you're commending exemplary work or addressing problem behavior, the HBR Guide to Delivering Effective Feedback provides you with practical advice and tips to transform any performance discussion-from weekly check-ins to annual reviews-into an opportunity for growth and development. You'll learn to: Establish trust with your direct reports Assess their performance fairly Emphasize improvement, even in criticism React calmly to a defensive feedback recipient Recognize and motivate star performers Create individualized development plansArm yourself with the advice you need to succeed on the job, from a source you trust. Packed with how-to essentials from leading experts, the HBR Guides provide smart answers to your most pressing work challenges.

HBR Guide to Finance Basics for Managers

by Harvard Business Review

DON'T LET YOUR FEAR OF FINANCE GET IN THE WAY OF YOUR SUCCESSCan you prepare a breakeven analysis? Do you know the difference between an income statement and a balance sheet? Or understand why a business that's profitable can still go belly-up? Has your grasp of your company's numbers helped-or hurt-your career?Whether you're new to finance or you just need a refresher, this go-to guide will give you the tools and confidence you need to master the fundamentals, as all good managers must.The HBR Guide to Finance Basics for Managers will help you: Learn the language of finance Compare your firm's financials with rivals' Shift your team's focus from revenues to profits Assess your vulnerability to industry downturns Use financial data to defend budget requests Invest smartly through cost/benefit analysis

HBR Guide to Getting the Mentoring You Need

by Harvard Business Review

Find the right person to help supercharge your career.Whether you're eyeing a specific leadership role, hoping to advance your skills, or simply looking to broaden your professional network, you need to find someone who can help. Wait for a senior manager to come looking for you-and you'll probably be waiting forever.Instead, you need to find the mentoring that will help you achieve your goals. Managed correctly, mentoring is a powerful and efficient tool for moving up.The HBR Guide to Getting the Mentoring You Need will help you get it right. You'll learn how to: Find new ways to stand out in your organization Set clear and realistic development goals Identify and build relationships with influential sponsors Give back and bring value to mentors and senior advisers Evaluate your progress in reaching your professional goals

HBR Guide to Getting the Right Work Done (HBR Guide Series)

by Harvard Business Review

IS YOUR WORKLOAD SLOWING YOU-AND YOUR CAREER-DOWN?Your inbox is overflowing. You're paralyzed because you have too much to do but don't know where to start. Your to-do list never seems to get any shorter. You leave work exhausted but have little to show for it.It's time to learn how to get the right work done.In the HBR Guide to Getting the Right Work Done, you'll discover how to focus your time and energy where they will yield the greatest reward. Not only will you end each day knowing you made progress-your improved productivity will also set you apart from the pack.Whether you're a new professional or an experienced one, this guide will help you: Prioritize and stay focused Work less but accomplish more Stop bad habits and develop good ones Break overwhelming projects into manageable pieces Conquer e-mail overload Write to-do lists that really work

HBR Guide to Leading Teams (HBR Guide Series)

by Mary Shapiro

Great teams don't just happen.How often have you sat in team meetings complaining to yourself, "Why does it take forever for this group to make a simple decision? What are we even trying to achieve?" As a team leader, you have the power to improve things. It's up to you to get people to work well together and produce results.Written by team expert Mary Shapiro, the HBR Guide to Leading Teams will help you avoid the pitfalls you've experienced in the past by focusing on the often-neglected people side of teams. With practical exercises, guidelines for structured team conversations, and step-by-step advice, this guide will help you: Pick the right team members Set clear, smart goals Foster camaraderie and cooperation Hold people accountable Address and correct bad behavior Keep your team focused and motivated

HBR Guide to Managing Stress at Work

by Harvard Business Review

Are you suffering from work-related stress?Feeling overwhelmed, exhausted, and short-tempered at work-and at home? Then you may have too much stress in your life. Stress is a serious problem that impacts not only your mental and physical health, but also your loved ones and your organization. So what can you do to address it?The HBR Guide to Managing Stress at Work will help you find a sustainable solution. It will help you reach the goal of getting on an even keel-and staying there. You'll learn how to: Harness stress so it spurs, not hinders, productivity Create realistic and manageable routines Aim for progress, not perfection Make the case for a flexible schedule Ease the physical tension of spending too much time at your computer Renew yourself physically, mentally, and emotionally

HBR Guide to Managing Up and Across

by Harvard Business Review

ARE YOUR WORKING RELATIONSHIPS WORKING AGAINST YOU?To achieve your goals and get ahead, you need to rally people behind you and your ideas. But how do you do that when you lack formal authority? Or when you have a boss who gets in your way? Or when you're juggling others' needs at the expense of your own?By managing up, down, and across the organization. Your success depends on it, whether you're a young professional or an experienced leader.The HBR Guide to Managing Up and Across will help you: Advance your agenda-and your career-with smarter networking Build relationships that bring targets and deadlines within reach Persuade decision makers to champion your initiatives Collaborate more effectively with colleagues Deal with new, challenging, or incompetent bosses Navigate office politics

HBR Guide to Negotiating (HBR Guide Series)

by Jeff Weiss

Forget about the hard bargain.Whether you're discussing the terms of a high-stakes deal, forming a key partnership, asking for a raise, or planning a family event, negotiating can be stressful. One person makes a demand, the other concedes a point. In the end, you settle on a subpar solution in the middle-if you come to any agreement at all.But these discussions don't need to be win-or-lose situations. Written by negotiation expert Jeff Weiss, the HBR Guide to Negotiating provides a disciplined approach to finding a solution that works for everyone involved. Using a seven-part framework, this book delivers tips and advice to move you from a game of concessions and compromises to one of collaboration and creativity, resulting in better outcomes and better working relationships. You'll learn how to: Prepare for your conversation Understand everyone's interests Craft the right message Work with multiple parties Disarm aggressive negotiators Choose the best solution

HBR Guide to Office Politics

by Karen Dillon

Every organization has its share of political drama: Personalities clash. Agendas compete. Turf wars erupt. But you need to work productively with your colleagues--even the challenging ones--for the good of your organization and your career. How can you do that without compromising your integrity? By acknowledging that power dynamics and unwritten rules exist--and constructively navigating them. Whether you're a new professional or an experienced one, this guide will teach you how to: (1) Build relationships with difficult people, (2) gain allies and increase your sphere of influence, (3) wrangle resources, (4) move up without alienating your colleagues, (5) avoid power games and petty rivalries, and (6) claim credit when it's due.

HBR Guide to Office Politics

by Karen Dillon

Don't let destructive drama sideline your career.Every organization has its share of political drama: Personalities clash. Agendas compete. Turf wars erupt. But you need to work productively with your colleagues-even difficult ones-for the good of your organization and your career. How can you do that without compromising your personal values? By acknowledging that power dynamics and unwritten rules exist-and navigating them constructively.The HBR Guide to Office Politics will help you succeed at work without being a power grabber or a corporate climber. Instead you'll cultivate a political strategy that's authentic to you. You'll learn how to: Gain influence without losing your integrity Contend with backstabbers and bullies Work through tough conversations Manage tensions when resources are scarce Get your share of choice assignments Accept that not all conflict is badArm yourself with the advice you need to succeed on the job, from a source you trust. Packed with how-to essentials from leading experts, the HBR Guides provide smart answers to your most pressing work challenges.

HBR Guide to Persuasive Presentations

by Nancy Duarte

TAKE THE PAIN OUT OF PRESENTATIONS.Terrified of speaking in front of a group? Or simply looking to polish your skills? No matter where you are on the spectrum, this guide will give you the confidence and the tools you need to get results.Written by presentation expert Nancy Duarte, the HBR Guide to Persuasive Presentations will help you: Win over tough crowds Organize a coherent narrative Create powerful messages and visuals Connect with and engage your audience Show people why your ideas matter to them Strike the right tone, in any situation

HBR Guide to Project Management

by Harvard Business Review

MEET YOUR GOALS-ON TIME AND ON BUDGET.How do you rein in the scope of your project when you've got a group of demanding stakeholders breathing down your neck? And map out a schedule everyone can stick to? And motivate team members who have competing demands on their time and attention?Whether you're managing your first project or just tired of improvising, this guide will give you the tools and confidence you need to define smart goals, meet them, and capture lessons learned so future projects go even more smoothly.The HBR Guide to Project Management will help you: Build a strong, focused team Break major objectives into manageable tasks Create a schedule that keeps all the moving parts under control Monitor progress toward your goals Manage stakeholders' expectations Wrap up your project and gauge its success

HBR's 10 Must Reads 2015

by Harvard Business Review

A year's worth of management wisdom, all in one place.We've combed through ideas, insights, and best practices from the past year of Harvard Business Review to help you get up to speed fast on the freshest, most relevant thinking driving business today. With authors from Clayton Christensen to Roger Martin and company examples from Netflix to Unilever, this volume brings the most current and important management conversations to your fingertips.This book will inspire you to: Lead by focusing your attention on the right things Import new management practices into your organization the right way-whether they come from other companies or across the globe Better manage your organization's-and your leaders'-time Rethink vital functions such as HR and marketing Move from a yearly planning cycle to building a winning strategy Make long-term organizational decisions with an eye to national and global economic trends

HBR'S 10 Must Reads: The Essentials

by Harvard Business Review

Change is the one constant in business, and we must adapt or face obsolescence. Yet certain challenges never go away. That's what makes this book "must read." These are the 10 seminal articles by management's most influential experts, on topics of perennial concern to ambitious managers and leaders hungry for inspiration--and ready to run with big ideas to accelerate their own and their companies' success.If you read nothing else "full stop" read:Michael Porter on creating competitive advantage and distinguishing your company from rivals, John Kotter on leading change through eight critical stages, Daniel Goleman on using emotional intelligence to maximize performancePeter Drucker on managing your career by evaluating your own strengths and weaknesses, Clay Christensen on orchestrating innovation within established organizations, Tom Davenport on using analytics to determine how to keep your customers loyal, Robert Kaplan and David Norton on measuring your company's strategy with the Balanced Scorecard, Rosabeth Moss Kanter on avoiding common mistakes when pushing innovation forward, Ted Levitt on understanding who your customers are and what they really want, C. K. Prahalad and Gary Hamel on identifying the unique, integrated systems that support your strategy.

HBR's 10 Must Reads on Change Management (including featured article “Leading Change,” by John P. Kotter)

by Harvard Business Review

Most company's change initiatives fail. Yours don't have to.If you read nothing else on change management, read these 10 articles (featuring "Leading Change," by John P. Kotter). We've combed through hundreds of Harvard Business Review articles and selected the most important ones to help you spearhead change in your organization.HBR's 10 Must Reads on Change Management will inspire you to:- Lead change through eight critical stages- Establish a sense of urgency- Overcome addiction to the status quo- Mobilize commitment- Silence naysayers- Minimize the pain of change- Concentrate resources- Motivate change when business is goodThis collection of best-selling articles includes: featured article "Leading Change: Why Transformation Efforts Fail" by John P. Kotter, "Change Through Persuasion," "Leading Change When Business Is Good: An Interview with Samuel J. Palmisano," "Radical Change, the Quiet Way," "Tipping Point Leadership," "A Survival Guide for Leaders," "The Real Reason People Won't Change," "Cracking the Code of Change," "The Hard Side of Change Management," and "Why Change Programs Don't Produce Change."

HBR's 10 Must Reads on Collaboration (with featured article “Social Intelligence and the Biology of Leadership,” by Daniel Goleman and Richard Boyatzis)

by Harvard Business Review

NEW from the bestselling HBR's 10 Must Reads series.Join forces with others inside and outside your organization to solve your toughest problems.If you read nothing else on collaborating effectively, read these 10 articles. We've combed through hundreds of articles in the Harvard Business Review archive and selected the most important ones to help you work more productively with people on your team, in other departments, and in other organizations.Leading experts such as Daniel Goleman, Herminia Ibarra, and Morten Hansen provide the insights and advice you need to: Forge strong relationships up, down, and across the organization Build a collaborative culture Bust silos Harness informal knowledge sharing Pick the right type of collaboration for your business Manage conflict wisely Know when not to collaborateLooking for more Must Read articles from Harvard Business Review? Check out these titles in the popular series:HBR's 10 Must Reads: The EssentialsHBR's 10 Must Reads on CommunicationHBR's 10 Must Reads on InnovationHBR's 10 Must Reads on LeadershipHBR's 10 Must Reads on Making Smart DecisionsHBR's 10 Must Reads on Managing YourselfHBR's 10 Must Reads on Strategic MarketingHBR's 10 Must Reads on Teams

HBR's 10 Must Reads on Communication (with featured article “The Necessary Art of Persuasion,” by Jay A. Conger)

by Harvard Business Review

NEW from the bestselling HBR's 10 Must Reads series.The best leaders know how to communicate clearly and persuasively. How do you stack up?If you read nothing else on communicating effectively, read these 10 articles. We've combed through hundreds of articles in the Harvard Business Review archive and selected the most important ones to help you express your ideas with clarity and impact-no matter what the situation.Leading experts such as Deborah Tannen, Jay Conger, and Nick Morgan provide the insights and advice you need to: Pitch your brilliant idea-successfully Connect with your audience Establish credibility Inspire others to carry out your vision Adapt to stakeholders' decision-making styles Frame goals around common interests Build consensus and win supportLooking for more Must Read articles from Harvard Business Review? Check out these titles in the popular series:HBR's 10 Must Reads: The EssentialsHBR's 10 Must Reads on CollaborationHBR's 10 Must Reads on InnovationHBR's 10 Must Reads on LeadershipHBR's 10 Must Reads on Making Smart DecisionsHBR's 10 Must Reads on Managing YourselfHBR's 10 Must Reads on Strategic MarketingHBR's 10 Must Reads on Teams

HBR's 10 Must Reads on Communication (with featured article “The Necessary Art of Persuasion,” by Jay A. Conger)

by Harvard Business Review

NEW from the bestselling HBR's 10 Must Reads series.The best leaders know how to communicate clearly and persuasively. How do you stack up?If you read nothing else on communicating effectively, read these 10 articles. We've combed through hundreds of articles in the Harvard Business Review archive and selected the most important ones to help you express your ideas with clarity and impact-no matter what the situation.Leading experts such as Deborah Tannen, Jay Conger, and Nick Morgan provide the insights and advice you need to: Pitch your brilliant idea-successfully Connect with your audience Establish credibility Inspire others to carry out your vision Adapt to stakeholders' decision-making styles Frame goals around common interests Build consensus and win supportLooking for more Must Read articles from Harvard Business Review? Check out these titles in the popular series:HBR's 10 Must Reads: The EssentialsHBR's 10 Must Reads on CollaborationHBR's 10 Must Reads on InnovationHBR's 10 Must Reads on LeadershipHBR's 10 Must Reads on Making Smart DecisionsHBR's 10 Must Reads on Managing YourselfHBR's 10 Must Reads on Strategic MarketingHBR's 10 Must Reads on Teams

HBR's 10 Must Reads on Communication (with featured article “The Necessary Art of Persuasion,” by Jay A. Conger)

by Harvard Business Review

NEW from the bestselling HBR's 10 Must Reads series.The best leaders know how to communicate clearly and persuasively. How do you stack up?If you read nothing else on communicating effectively, read these 10 articles. We've combed through hundreds of articles in the Harvard Business Review archive and selected the most important ones to help you express your ideas with clarity and impact-no matter what the situation.Leading experts such as Deborah Tannen, Jay Conger, and Nick Morgan provide the insights and advice you need to: Pitch your brilliant idea-successfully Connect with your audience Establish credibility Inspire others to carry out your vision Adapt to stakeholders' decision-making styles Frame goals around common interests Build consensus and win supportLooking for more Must Read articles from Harvard Business Review? Check out these titles in the popular series:HBR's 10 Must Reads: The EssentialsHBR's 10 Must Reads on CollaborationHBR's 10 Must Reads on InnovationHBR's 10 Must Reads on LeadershipHBR's 10 Must Reads on Making Smart DecisionsHBR's 10 Must Reads on Managing YourselfHBR's 10 Must Reads on Strategic MarketingHBR's 10 Must Reads on Teams

HBR's 10 Must Reads on Emotional Intelligence (with featured article "What Makes a Leader?" by Daniel Goleman)

by Harvard Business Review

In his defining work on emotional intelligence, bestselling author Daniel Goleman found that it is twice as important as other competencies in determining outstanding leadership.If you read nothing else on emotional intelligence, read these 10 articles by experts in the field. We've combed through hundreds of articles in the Harvard Business Review archive and selected the most important ones to help you boost your emotional skills-and your professional success.This book will inspire you to: Monitor and channel your moods and emotions Make smart, empathetic people decisions Manage conflict and regulate emotions within your team React to tough situations with resilience Better understand your strengths, weaknesses, needs, values, and goals Develop emotional agility

HBR's 10 Must Reads on Innovation (with featured article “The Discipline of Innovation,” by Peter F. Drucker)

by Harvard Business Review

NEW from the bestselling HBR's 10 Must Reads series.To innovate profitably, you need more than just creativity. Do you have what it takes?If you read nothing else on inspiring and executing innovation, read these 10 articles. We've combed through hundreds of articles in the Harvard Business Review archive and selected the most important ones to help you innovate effectively.Leading experts such as Clayton Christensen, Peter Drucker, and Rosabeth Moss Kanter provide the insights and advice you need to: Decide which ideas are worth pursuing Innovate through the front lines-not just from the top Adapt innovations from the developing world to wealthier markets Tweak new ventures along the way using discovery-driven planning Tailor your efforts to meet customers' most pressing needs Avoid classic pitfalls such as stifling innovation with rigid processesLooking for more Must Read articles from Harvard Business Review? Check out these titles in the popular series:HBR's 10 Must Reads: The EssentialsHBR's 10 Must Reads on CommunicationHBR's 10 Must Reads on CollaborationHBR's 10 Must Reads on LeadershipHBR's 10 Must Reads on Making Smart DecisionsHBR's 10 Must Reads on Managing YourselfHBR's 10 Must Reads on Strategic MarketingHBR's 10 Must Reads on Teams

HBR's 10 Must Reads on Innovation (with featured article “The Discipline of Innovation,” by Peter F. Drucker)

by Harvard Business Review

NEW from the bestselling HBR's 10 Must Reads series.To innovate profitably, you need more than just creativity. Do you have what it takes?If you read nothing else on inspiring and executing innovation, read these 10 articles. We've combed through hundreds of articles in the Harvard Business Review archive and selected the most important ones to help you innovate effectively.Leading experts such as Clayton Christensen, Peter Drucker, and Rosabeth Moss Kanter provide the insights and advice you need to: Decide which ideas are worth pursuing Innovate through the front lines-not just from the top Adapt innovations from the developing world to wealthier markets Tweak new ventures along the way using discovery-driven planning Tailor your efforts to meet customers' most pressing needs Avoid classic pitfalls such as stifling innovation with rigid processesLooking for more Must Read articles from Harvard Business Review? Check out these titles in the popular series:HBR's 10 Must Reads: The EssentialsHBR's 10 Must Reads on CommunicationHBR's 10 Must Reads on CollaborationHBR's 10 Must Reads on LeadershipHBR's 10 Must Reads on Making Smart DecisionsHBR's 10 Must Reads on Managing YourselfHBR's 10 Must Reads on Strategic MarketingHBR's 10 Must Reads on Teams

HBR's 10 Must Reads on Making Smart Decisions (with featured article “Before You Make That Big Decision…” by Daniel Kahneman, Dan Lovallo, and Olivier Sibony)

by Harvard Business Review

NEW from the bestselling HBR's 10 Must Reads series.Learn why bad decisions happen to good managers-and how to make better ones.If you read nothing else on decision making, read these 10 articles. We've combed through hundreds of articles in the Harvard Business Review archive and selected the most important ones to help you and your organization make better choices and avoid common traps.Leading experts such as Ram Charan, Michael Mankins, and Thomas Davenport provide the insights and advice you need to: Make bold decisions that challenge the status quo Support your decisions with diverse data Evaluate risks and benefits with equal rigor Check for faulty cause-and-effect reasoning Test your decisions with experiments Foster and address constructive criticism Defeat indecisiveness with clear accountabilityLooking for more Must Read articles from Harvard Business Review? Check out these titles in the popular series:HBR's 10 Must Reads: The EssentialsHBR's 10 Must Reads on CommunicationHBR's 10 Must Reads on CollaborationHBR's 10 Must Reads on InnovationHBR's 10 Must Reads on LeadershipHBR's 10 Must Reads on Managing YourselfHBR's 10 Must Reads on Strategic MarketingHBR's 10 Must Reads on Teams

HBR's 10 Must Reads on Making Smart Decisions (with featured article “Before You Make That Big Decision…” by Daniel Kahneman, Dan Lovallo, and Olivier Sibony)

by Harvard Business Review

NEW from the bestselling HBR's 10 Must Reads series.Learn why bad decisions happen to good managers-and how to make better ones.If you read nothing else on decision making, read these 10 articles. We've combed through hundreds of articles in the Harvard Business Review archive and selected the most important ones to help you and your organization make better choices and avoid common traps.Leading experts such as Ram Charan, Michael Mankins, and Thomas Davenport provide the insights and advice you need to: Make bold decisions that challenge the status quo Support your decisions with diverse data Evaluate risks and benefits with equal rigor Check for faulty cause-and-effect reasoning Test your decisions with experiments Foster and address constructive criticism Defeat indecisiveness with clear accountabilityLooking for more Must Read articles from Harvard Business Review? Check out these titles in the popular series:HBR's 10 Must Reads: The EssentialsHBR's 10 Must Reads on CommunicationHBR's 10 Must Reads on CollaborationHBR's 10 Must Reads on InnovationHBR's 10 Must Reads on LeadershipHBR's 10 Must Reads on Managing YourselfHBR's 10 Must Reads on Strategic MarketingHBR's 10 Must Reads on Teams

HBR's 10 Must Reads on Making Smart Decisions (with featured article “Before You Make That Big Decision…” by Daniel Kahneman, Dan Lovallo, and Olivier Sibony)

by Harvard Business Review

NEW from the bestselling HBR's 10 Must Reads series.Learn why bad decisions happen to good managers-and how to make better ones.If you read nothing else on decision making, read these 10 articles. We've combed through hundreds of articles in the Harvard Business Review archive and selected the most important ones to help you and your organization make better choices and avoid common traps.Leading experts such as Ram Charan, Michael Mankins, and Thomas Davenport provide the insights and advice you need to: Make bold decisions that challenge the status quo Support your decisions with diverse data Evaluate risks and benefits with equal rigor Check for faulty cause-and-effect reasoning Test your decisions with experiments Foster and address constructive criticism Defeat indecisiveness with clear accountabilityLooking for more Must Read articles from Harvard Business Review? Check out these titles in the popular series:HBR's 10 Must Reads: The EssentialsHBR's 10 Must Reads on CommunicationHBR's 10 Must Reads on CollaborationHBR's 10 Must Reads on InnovationHBR's 10 Must Reads on LeadershipHBR's 10 Must Reads on Managing YourselfHBR's 10 Must Reads on Strategic MarketingHBR's 10 Must Reads on Teams

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