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Ask a Manager

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Ask a Manager by Alison Green Book Resume:

The ideal graduation gift for anyone about to enter the workforce, a witty, practical guide to 200 difficult professional conversations—featuring all-new advice from the creator of the popular website Ask a Manager and New York’s work-advice columnist. There’s a reason Alison Green has been called “the Dear Abby of the work world.” Ten years as a workplace-advice columnist have taught her that people avoid awkward conversations in the office because they simply don’t know what to say. Thankfully, Green does—and in this incredibly helpful book, she tackles the tough discussions you may need to have during your career. You’ll learn what to say when • coworkers push their work on you—then take credit for it • you accidentally trash-talk someone in an email then hit “reply all” • you’re being micromanaged—or not being managed at all • you catch a colleague in a lie • your boss seems unhappy with your work • your cubemate’s loud speakerphone is making you homicidal • you got drunk at the holiday party Advance praise for Ask a Manager “A must-read for anyone who works . . . [Alison Green’s] advice boils down to the idea that you should be professional (even when others are not) and that communicating in a straightforward manner with candor and kindness will get you far, no matter where you work.”—Booklist (starred review) “I am a huge fan of Alison Green’s Ask a Manager column. This book is even better. It teaches us how to deal with many of the most vexing big and little problems in our workplaces—and to do so with grace, confidence, and a sense of humor.”—Robert Sutton, Stanford professor and author of The No Asshole Rule and The Asshole Survival Guide “Clear and concise in its advice and expansive in its scope, Ask a Manager is the book I wish I’d had in my desk drawer when I was starting out (or even, let’s be honest, fifteen years in).”—Sarah Knight, New York Times bestselling author of The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck

Becoming a Manager

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Becoming a Manager by Perry MCINTOSH,Richard A. LUECKE Book Resume:

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Henri Fayol

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Henri Fayol by John C. Wood,Michael C. Wood Book Resume:

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How to Be a Manager Without Being a Jerk

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How to Be a Manager Without Being a Jerk by Ryan Dohrn Book Resume:

365 tips for being a great manager every day. Written by nationally recognized speaker and teacher Ryan Dohrn, this book offers easy to understand management tips in a "quick read" format. Dohrn has been featured in USA Today, in the Chicago Sun Times and on He has compiled tips from good and bad managers in his career path to success. Witty and inspiring, this Emmy award winner creates a great book for all levels of management. Perfect as a company training guide, a gift for the boss or for new managers on your team.

Ask a Stupid Question

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Ask a Stupid Question by Andrew Clive Griffiths Book Resume:

Griffiths reveals how to use questioning skills to create better education, workplaces, relationships, customer experiences, and career and personal prospects. His techniques can apply immediately to the most pressing issues.

The Art of Showing Up

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The Art of Showing Up by Rachel Wilkerson Miller Book Resume:

Showing up is what turns the people you know into your people. It’s at the core of creating and maintaining strong, meaningful bonds with friends, family, coworkers, and internet pals. Showing up is the act of bearing witness to people’s joy, pain, and true selves; validating their experiences; easing their load; and communicating that they are not alone in this life. If you’re having trouble connecting with those around you, know that you’re not the only one. Adult friendships are tricky!!! Part manifesto, part guide, The Art of Showing Up is soul medicine for our modern, tech-mediated age. Rachel Wilkerson Miller charts a course to kinder, more thoughtful, and more fulfilling relationships—and, crucially, she reminds us that “you can’t show up for others if you aren’t showing up for yourself first.” Learn to fearlessly . . . define your needs, reclaim your time, and commit to self-care ask for backup when times are tough—and take action when others are in crisis meet and care for new friends, and gently end toxic friendships help your people feel more seen (and more OK) overall!

A Manager's Guide to Hiring the Best Person for Every Job

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A Manager's Guide to Hiring the Best Person for Every Job by DeAnne Rosenberg Book Resume:

A Manager's Guide to Hiring the Best Person for Every Job * Using the Master Match Matrix(TM) * How to structure the interview * Effective questioning techniques * Understanding the candidate's personality type Hiring-and retaining-great employees shouldn't be left to chance. In today's competitive job market, hiring top employees is absolutely critical. Mistakes could be costly for the company that wants to stay ahead. Yet most managers-no matter how skilled-continue to give short shrift to interviewing job candidates, as if they're letting fate, not expertise, make their hiring decisions. Now there's a comprehensive how-to guide for hiring accurately-the first time around! A Manager's Guide to Hiring the Best Person for Every Job is a step-by-step, intelligent strategy guide to hiring-and retaining-the best job candidates. Chock-full of the most valuable interviewing tools and techniques ever packed into a single volume, A Manager's Guide walks both new and seasoned managers through the 40-minute interview, pointing out highlights-and pitfalls-along the way. With more than 800 sample open-ended questions and a unique interview dialogue with play-by-play commentary, A Manager's Guide gives you tips that will get you past the traditional pat answers and interviewing superficialities and right to the heart of the interview. You'll learn: * Why "traditional" methods of interviewing are the least accurate predictors of future job performance * How to structure the interview so you're in control * Which abilities are most important to a candidate's long-term success * How to read body language and probe for the real story * How active listening can save your company thousands * How to use the Master Match Matrix(TM) to identify the trade-offs among competing candidates * How to avoid legal problems and pitfalls in the hiring-and firing-process A Manager's Guide to Hiring the Best Person for Every Job gives you a practical interviewing strategy that generates superior results. For minimum time investment with maximum return on payroll dollars, you can't beat this book.

A Manager's Guide to Project Management

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A Manager's Guide to Project Management by Michael B. Bender Book Resume:

There are plenty of books about project management, but this is the first one written for the people who have the most at stake: the senior executives who will ultimately be held accountable for the successes of the projects they approve and supervise. Top enterprise project management expert Michael Bender explains project management from the perspective that matters most to executives: adding value. Most books view project management from the inside, focusing primarily on lower-level issues, such as the creation of Work Breakdown Structures. A Manager's Guide to Project Management views it from above, explaining how project managers can best achieve the strategic goals of the business; the executive's role in successful project management; and the tools available to executives who want to gain greater value from project management. Drawing on his extensive experience, Bender shows how to: make sure project and enterprise goals align; structure organizations to support more effective project communication and decision making; integrate project processes with other organizational processes; oversee projects more effectively. This book contains a full section on understanding and managing projects as capital investments, including detailed coverage of building balanced project portfolios. Bender concludes with a sophisticated discussion of managing projects in global environments and optimizing resources where multiple projects must be managed.

Reports and Realities from the Sketch-book of a Manager of the Rosine Association

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Reports and Realities from the Sketch-book of a Manager of the Rosine Association by Rosine Association (Philadelphia, Pa.) Book Resume:

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The Making of a Manager

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The Making of a Manager by Julie Zhuo Book Resume:

No idea what you're doing? No problem. Good managers are made, not born. Top tech executive Julie Zhuo remembers the moment when she was asked to lead a team. She felt like she’d won the golden ticket, until reality came crashing in. She was just 25 and had barely any experience being managed, let alone managing others. Her co-workers became her employees overnight, and she faced a series of anxiety-inducing firsts, including agonising over whether to hire an interviewee; seeking the respect of reports who were cleverer than her; and having to fire someone she liked. Like most first-time managers, she wasn’t given any formal training, and had no resources to turn to for help. It took her years to find her way, but now she’s offering you the short-cut to success. This is the book she wishes she had on day one. Here, she offers practical, accessible advice like: · Don’t hide thorny problems from your own manager; you’re better off seeking help quickly and honestly · Before you fire someone for failure to collaborate, figure out if the problem is temperamental or just a lack of training or coaching · Don’t offer critical feedback in a ‘compliment sandwich’ – there’s a better way! Whether you're new to the job, a veteran leader, or looking to be promoted, this is the handbook you need to be the kind of manager you've always wanted.

A Manager's Guide To Leadership

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A Manager's Guide To Leadership by Mike Pedler Book Resume:

This accessible guide to leadership encourages the reader to proactively develop themselves, their colleagues and their organisation.

The Art of Asking

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The Art of Asking by Terry J. Fadem Book Resume:

Ask the Right Questions in the Right Ways...And Get the Answers You Need to Succeed! Discover the core questions that every manager needs to to avoid the mistakes business questioners make most often...ten simple rules for asking every question more effectively. Learn how to ask tough questions and take control of tough situations...use questions to promote innovation, drive change, identify hidden problems, and get failing projects back on track. Ask better questions, get better answers, achieve better results! “Required reading for every leader who wishes to see his or herorganization flourish and career progress.” Garry A. Neil, MD, Corporate Vice President, Johnson & Johnson “Asking, listening, understanding the real meaning of the answers, and taking actions based on facts are really the essence of managing. This book has helped me in connecting the dots in my understanding (and lack thereof) of why things really did not work the way I expected them to.” Pradip Banerjee, PhD, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Xybion; retired partner, Accenture “The framework and techniques provide outstanding ideas for executives to both gain better information and develop the analytical skills of their teams.” Terry Hisey, Vice Chairman and US Life Sciences Leader, Deloitte We’ve all met the corporate inquisitor: the individual whose questions seem primarily intended to terrify the victim. The right goal is to solve the problem--and to build a more effective, collaborative organization where everyone learns from experience, and nobody’s too intimidated to tell the truth. That means asking the right questions in the right ways. This book will teach you how to do precisely that. Terry J. Fadem shows how to choose the right questions and avoid questions that guarantee obvious, useless to help people give you the information you to use body language to ask questions more to ask the innovative or neglected questions that uncover real issues and solutions. You’ll learn how to adopt the attributes of a good questioner...set a goal for every question...use your personal style more effectively...ask tough questions, elicit dissent, react to surprises, overcome evasions, and more. Becoming a better questioner may be the most powerful thing you can do right now to improve your managerial effectiveness--and this book gives you all the insights, tools, and techniques you’ll need to get there. Evaluate your current “questioning” skills... ...then systematically improve them Choose better questions... ...and ask them the right way Ask tough questions more effectively Get at the truth, uncover the real problem, and solve it Master the crucial nonverbal aspects of asking questions Finding your best style and the right body language

Hire Like You Just Beat Cancer

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Hire Like You Just Beat Cancer by Jim Roddy Book Resume:

When I was a young manager, I thought I understood the importance of hiring top-notch people. Then, at age 32, I got cancer. Being forced to step away from my co-workers for an extended period of time (with one of the options being stepping away forever) made me realize that the people you hire truly make or break your business. In Hire Like You Just Beat Cancer, you'll read short, easy-to-digest chapters filled with detailed examples and time-tested best practices that you can implement immediately at your organization. The lessons I learned when cancer knocked me down helped build me up as a hiring manager, and I apply those lessons aggressively every time I interview a potential employee." AUTHOR JIM RODDY A portion of the proceeds from sales of Hire Like You Just Beat Cancer will be donated to: The Kanzius Cancer Research Foundation and the American Cancer Society through Coaches vs. Cancer."

Just Ask Leadership: Why Great Managers Always Ask the Right Questions

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Just Ask Leadership: Why Great Managers Always Ask the Right Questions by Gary B. Cohen Book Resume:

John T. Chain, Jr., rose from a second lieutenant to four-star general and led our national missile defense program. Mike Harper led ConAgra Foods from $636 million to $20 billion in 20 years and increased its stocks value 150 times over. Ask Gary Cohen what these remarkable leaders have in common and his answer will be straightforward: They use questions to generate fresh ideas, inspire committed action, and build an army of forward-thinking leaders. In Just Ask Leadership, Cohen steers you away from the all-too-common idea that if you don’t assert yourself with strong statements, you will not be respected. On the contrary, statistics prove that 95 percent of employees prefer to be asked questions rather than be told what to do. Involving employees and colleagues in decision making processes builds an environment rich with energy, excitement, and innovative problem solving. Just Ask Leadership outlines not only specific questions to ask in certain contexts, but also how to implement question-based leadership as a whole. Learn how to Spend more time on long-term goals—and less on short-term crises Build a culture of accountability Create unity and trust throughout your workforce Steer decision making to the most appropriate parties Develop rapport while instilling respect When you ask questions, you show respect —and you are respected in turn. It is that simple. A combination of Cohen’s proven expertise and interviews with nearly 100 highly effective leaders, Just Ask Leadership explains how to harness the power of questions to make your organization more competitive, more profitable, and a better place to work.

What to Ask the Person in the Mirror

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What to Ask the Person in the Mirror by Robert Steven Kaplan Book Resume:

Successful leaders know that leadership is less often about having all the answers—and more often about asking the right questions. The challenge lies in being able to step back, reflect, and ask the key questions that are critical to your performance and your organization’s effectiveness. In What to Ask the Person in the Mirror, leadership expert Robert Kaplan presents a process for asking the big questions that will enable you to diagnose problems, change course if necessary, and advance your career. He lays out areas of inquiry, including questions such as: Do I clearly articulate my vision and top priorities to my employees and key constituencies? Does the way I spend my time enable me to achieve my top priorities? Do I give subordinates timely and direct feedback they can act on? Do I actively seek feedback myself? Have I developed a succession roadmap? Is my organization’s design aligned with the achievement of its objectives? Is my leadership style still effective, and does it reflect who I truly am? Packed with real-life situations, this highly readable and practical guide helps you learn to ask the right questions—and work through the answers in ways that are right for you. By asking these questions, you can tackle the inevitable challenges of leadership as you craft new strategies for staying on top of your game.

The Effective Hiring Manager

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The Effective Hiring Manager by Mark Horstman Book Resume:

Essential hiring and team-building lessons from the #1 Podcaster in the world The Effective Hiring Manager offers an essential guide for managers, team leaders, and HR professionals in organizations large or small. The author’s step-by-step approach makes the strategies easy to implement and help to ensure ongoing success. Hiring effectively is the single greatest long-term contribution to your organization. The only thing worse than having an open position is filling it with the wrong person. The Effective Hiring Manager offers a proven process for solving these problems and helping teams and organizations thrive. The fundamental principles of hiring and interviewing How to create criteria to hire by How to create excellent interview questions How to review resumes How to conduct phone screens How to structure an interview day How to conduct each interview How to capture interview results How to make an offer How to decline a candidate How to onboard candidates Written by Mark Horstman, co-founder of Manager Tools and an expert in training managers, The Effective Hiring Manager is an A to Z handbook to the successful hiring process. The book explores, in helpful detail, what it takes to hire the right person, for the right job, and the right team.

A Manager's Guide to IT Law

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A Manager's Guide to IT Law by Jeremy Holt,Jeremy Newton Book Resume:

This comprehensive guide for management professionals discusses the IT-related legal issues faced by businesses on a daily basis. Legal concepts and terminology are notoriously difficult for non-specialists, especially in the fast-moving field of IT. This book explains, in plain English, the most relevant legal frameworks, with examples from actual case law used to illustrate the kinds of problems and disputes that most commonly arise. Contents include IT Contracts; Systems Procurement Contracts; Avoiding Employment Problems; Instructing an IT Consultant; Intellectual Property Law for Computer Users; Cloud Computing; Outsourcing; Source Code Escrow; Data Protection; Doing Business Online; Setting Up Joint Ventures; Freedom of Information; WEEE Regulations; Resolving Disputes.

Radical Candor

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Radical Candor by Kim Scott Book Resume:

The old adage is ingrained in us that if you don't have anything nice to say then don't say anything at all. While this advice may work for home life, as Kim Scott has seen first hand, it is a disaster when adopted by managers in the work place.Scott earned her stripes as a highly successful manager at Google before moving to Apple where she developed a class on optimal management. Radical Candor draws directly on her experiences at these cutting edge companies to reveal a new approach to effective management that delivers huge success by inspiring teams to work better together by embracing fierce conversations.Radical Candor is the sweet spot between managers who are obnoxiously aggressive on the one side and ruinously empathetic on the other. It is about providing guidance, which involves a mix of praise as well as criticism - delivered to produce better results and help employees develop their skills and boundaries of success.Great bosses have a strong relationship with their employees, and Scott has identified three simple principles for building better relationships with your employees: make it personal, get stuff done, and understand why it matters.Radical Candor offers a guide to those bewildered or exhausted by management, written for bosses and those who manage bosses. Drawing on years of first hand experience, and distilled clearly to give actionable lessons to the reader, Radical Candor shows how to be successful while retaining your integrity and humanity. Radical Candor is the perfect handbook for those who are looking to find meaning in their job and create an environment where people both love their work, their colleagues and are motivated to strive to ever greater success.

Upward Mobility

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Upward Mobility by Dr. George Ojie-Ahamiojie Book Resume:

This book willprovideyou valuabletips on job interviewing process, from your preparation,to what you need to do during the interview, and after the interview. It will also provide you valuable tips on managing your career and your manager's time, and ways to take his job from himsubtly.

Re-Creating the Corporation

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Re-Creating the Corporation by Russell L. Ackoff Book Resume:

Over the last three decades the average life expectancy of a corporation in North America has dipped well below 20 years. In fact, by 1983 a full third of the 1970 Fortune 500 companies had been acquired, merged, or broken apart. In this landmark book, one of the business world's foremost pioneers, Russell L. Ackoff, delivers this indispensable guide for those hoping to beat these odds--and to better navigate the corporate challenges of the next millennium. While most business and management schools continue to teach the functions of a corporation separately--production, marketing, finance, personnel--the reality is that for a corporation to endure each division must work with the others to create an effective system. Re-Creating the Corporation is Ackoff's masterful blueprint for understanding and creating these model corporate systems. In four comprehensive sections--Background, Process, Designs, and Change--Ackoff lays out in clear concise prose the five organizational goals of successful corporate systems: plan effectively, learn and adapt rapidly, democratize, introduce internal market economies, and employ a flexible structure that will minimize the need for future restructuring. And through a deft mix of practical and theoretical examples drawn from a wide range of applications in a wide range of firms, this book ultimately guides executives to the system best suited to meet their organizational goals. Re-Creating the Corporation, which is the culmination of a lifetime of innovative and insightful business thought from one of the business world's premier thinkers, is essential reading for those attempting to navigate the rapidly changing economic environment of the next millennium.


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Scammed by Christopher Elliott Book Resume:

A leading consumer advocate reveals how to protect your money, time, and integrity from corrupt businesses Once upon a time store prices were simple and fair, businesses stood behind their products with guarantees free of fine print and loopholes, and companies genuinely seemed to care about their valued customers—but those days are long gone. In this groundbreaking exposé, consumer advocate Christopher Elliot reveals the broken relationship between American consumers and businesses and explains how companies came to believe that fooling their customers was a viable, and profitable, business plan. Scammed explores how companies control information to mislead, distort the truth, and even outright lie to their consumers. Exposes the various ways companies have led their war against information—from seductive ads, disingenuous fine print, and unconventional promotions that involve seeding discussion forums and blogs with company-friendly comments Offers consumers insider knowledge of the system, reasonable expectations, and a clear understanding of the games businesses play Christopher Elliott is one of the nation's foremost consumer advocates Protect yourself, your time, and your money from the predators of the consumer world. Armed with knowledge, readers will become far more discerning and every business's worst nightmare.

The Pro Keyboardist's Handbook

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The Pro Keyboardist's Handbook by Jon Dryden Book Resume:

If you dream of having a career as a professional keyboard player, then this book is for you! Professional performer and studio musician Jon Dryden offers advice on playing the keyboard and surviving in the music business. Covering everything from getting into a band and touring to songwriting, choosing sounds and playing great solos, this comprehensive guide is the ultimate reference for any aspiring professional keyboardist. You'll be coming back to this useful reference book for years to come.

Sooooo... You Want To Be "A" Manager! Things You Should Know!

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Sooooo... You Want To Be "A" Manager! Things You Should Know! by Rick Godfrey Book Resume:

This powerful book is written for managers, young and old, who want to review their skills on managing people and getting results through other people. The book is written in the style of The One Minute Manager. It takes very little time to find the areas of your personal interest quickly. Some readers have become so engrossed with the content that they have completed this book non-stop on one round-trip airplane ride. This publication is not meant to be an all- encompassing volume of everything a person needs to know to be a successful manager. Rather, the book is a personal accounting of general principals that work based on decades of experience with successful careers and is full of world-wide lessons learned that can be useful to someone just starting out in their management career. The content is direct and to-the-point and helps managers learn what's important in their jobs without having to spend 20-30 years doing it all. This offering shortens the managers learning time-lines while "honing" their people management skills through reading and practicing practical lessons! Some readers have said: "Where was this book when I was just beginning my management career?" Reader's Comments "I find the book to be very useful for anyone interested in the views of an experienced executive having moved through all the ranks during his active job life. It is short and to the point and as soon as I sat down to read it - I could not stop until I finished it." Kjell S. Andersson, Chairman of the Board, Wildbats Networks Inc. former VP & General Manager of Ericsson Radio Systems, AB - Sweden "Rick Godfrey consistently puts into practice a positive leadership philosophy, winning outlook, and effective coaching style to achieve organizational goals while developing new leaders. This book provides the aspiring leader with the essence of what it takes to succeed in his or her journey." Jeff Calkins President, MRI Consulting Co. "Chapter 19 could become Poor Richard's Almanac for Managers." Sam Carlson President Electronic Processor Group, retired, Kaiser Aerospace "You have a knack of taking things that many people consider a science and convey it into practical living terms - common sense." Ken Fujino Division President, retired, TransAmerica Insurance "If I was still teaching, this book would be mandatory reading for all my graduate school classes." Roy Herman Faculty Member, Graduate School of Business, University of Wisconsin "This is a solid, thought-provoking piece that delivers real value for any 'aspiring', 'new' and 'not-so-new' managers. I like your straight-forward writing style." Leonard Hirchfeld Financial management Rick's book is an excellent "toolbox" for the aspiring manager. It also provides a superb reference for the established manager." Terry Samphire Senior Manager, retired, Boeing Corporation "My compliments on a very well-written, compact book of excellent advice and action items - for those who are managers, want to be managers or even those who chose to be 'individual contributors' in organizations today." Tom Whisman Consultant

A Manager'S Guide To Self-Development

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A Manager'S Guide To Self-Development by Pedler, Mike,Burgoyne, John,Boydell, Tom Book Resume:

This indispensable guide for building management skills helps readers realise their full potential and improve their managerial performance.

Mooove Ahead of the corporate herd

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Mooove Ahead of the corporate herd by Tony Wong Book Resume:

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Managing the Unmanageable

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Managing the Unmanageable by Mickey W. Mantle,Ron Lichty Book Resume:

“Mantle and Lichty have assembled a guide that will help you hire, motivate, and mentor a software development team that functions at the highest level. Their rules of thumb and coaching advice are great blueprints for new and experienced software engineering managers alike.” —Tom Conrad, CTO, Pandora “I wish I’d had this material available years ago. I see lots and lots of ‘meat’ in here that I’ll use over and over again as I try to become a better manager. The writing style is right on, and I love the personal anecdotes.” —Steve Johnson, VP, Custom Solutions, DigitalFish All too often, software development is deemed unmanageable. The news is filled with stories of projects that have run catastrophically over schedule and budget. Although adding some formal discipline to the development process has improved the situation, it has by no means solved the problem. How can it be, with so much time and money spent to get software development under control, that it remains so unmanageable? In Managing the Unmanageable: Rules, Tools, and Insights for Managing Software People and Teams , Mickey W. Mantle and Ron Lichty answer that persistent question with a simple observation: You first must make programmers and software teams manageable. That is, you need to begin by understanding your people—how to hire them, motivate them, and lead them to develop and deliver great products. Drawing on their combined seventy years of software development and management experience, and highlighting the insights and wisdom of other successful managers, Mantle and Lichty provide the guidance you need to manage people and teams in order to deliver software successfully. Whether you are new to software management, or have already been working in that role, you will appreciate the real-world knowledge and practical tools packed into this guide.

A Manager's Guide to Globalization

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A Manager's Guide to Globalization by Stephen H. Rhinesmith Book Resume:

The forces of technology, political freedom, economic competition, and entrepreneurial ingenity weave a fabric of rapid change throughout the business world. Managers must prepare their teams to tackle the new world order--or lose a competitive edge. This guide helps managers implement the six key skills that will be needed to effectively compete in an increasingly internationally challenging environment.

Literacy Play Centers, Grades PK - K

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Literacy Play Centers, Grades PK - K by Maureen Walcavich,Karen Bauer Book Resume:

Play is how young children learn. Use Literacy Play Centers for students in grades PK–K to build understanding of literacy, mathematics, and community. The book includes 15 centers, including Grocery Store, Doctor’s Office, Barbershop/Hair Salon, Post Office, Florist Shop, and Bank. The fun role-playing activities help students develop cooperation, negotiation, and sharing while incorporating phonemic awareness, letters of the alphabet and their sounds, rhyming words, syllables, concepts of print, number and shape recognition, graphing, and estimation. This 160-page book includes detailed procedures, goals, objectives, a list of theme-related children’s literature, skills indexes for math and language arts, and information on embedding assessment throughout the year.

HBR Guide to Managing Up and Across (HBR Guide Series)

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HBR Guide to Managing Up and Across (HBR Guide Series) by Harvard Business Review Book Resume:

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

A Manager's Guide to Guerrilla Warfare

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A Manager's Guide to Guerrilla Warfare by Barry H. Harrin,Stephen Finley Book Resume:

This unique guide begins by shocking us with future headlines such as Statue of Liberty moved to Tokyo Bay & Pearl Harbor Memorial dismantled, then quickly jars us back to the present by identifying the real cause of America's current gloomy business outlook. The guide serves as an equalizer, teaching you in step-by-step fashion how to survive the corporate reign of terror accompanying mergers, acquisitions & takeovers. Once you have survived the reign of terror, it shows you how you get promoted in spite of it-without stepping on others. Written in a humorous, easy-to-understand style, this book is packed with more specific, useful business tactics & strategies than any other volume of its type.

The Management Book

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The Management Book by Richard Newton Book Resume:

Clearly structured in 36 short sections, this practical book provides rapid, accessible advice on all the essential management challenges. Focusing on the manager’s key role - managing teams to get things done, this book looks at the essential parts of management from unusual perspectives and different angles. Structured with the busy manager in mind, you can dip into any section of the book and read it as an individual piece of advice or read it end-to-end to gain an overall picture of management.

Dollars Per Hour

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Dollars Per Hour by Paul Juser Book Resume:

Dollars Per Hour is a work of fiction. No character is based on any real person, place, or thing coexisting in the real world, and there should not be even a limited resemblance to you, your relatives, or anyone you know in any way. None of the calls used in this work were anything anywhere close to real phone calls that happened in the real world. If you are laboring under the false belief that you have been represented as a character in this book, you are entirely wrong in every possible way. The ideas presented in this novel will not make you rich, nor will it make you powerful. Reading this book is not guaranteed to make the reader more attractive to members of the opposite sex. The contents of this book will not give the reader any kind of magickal ability, nor will it elevate them to a higher spiritual plane. Remain calm. Help is on the way.

The Hedge Fund Mirage

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The Hedge Fund Mirage by Simon A. Lack Book Resume:

The dismal truth about hedge funds and how investors can get a greater share of the profits Shocking but true: if all the money that's ever been invested in hedge funds had been in treasury bills, the results would have been twice as good. Although hedge fund managers have earned some great fortunes, investors as a group have done quite poorly, particularly in recent years. Plagued by high fees, complex legal structures, poor disclosure, and return chasing, investors confront surprisingly meager results. Drawing on an insider's view of industry growth during the 1990s, a time when hedge fund investors did well in part because there were relatively few of them, The Hedge Fund Mirage chronicles the early days of hedge fund investing before institutions got into the game and goes on to describe the seeding business, a specialized area in which investors provide venture capital-type funding to promising but undiscovered hedge funds. Today's investors need to do better, and this book highlights the many subtle and not-so-subtle ways that the returns and risks are biased in favor of the hedge fund manager, and how investors and allocators can redress the imbalance. The surprising frequency of fraud, highlighted with several examples that the author was able to avoid through solid due diligence, industry contacts, and some luck Why new and emerging hedge fund managers are where generally better returns are to be found, because most capital invested is steered towards apparently safer but less profitable large, established funds rather than smaller managers that evoke the more profitable 1990s Hedge fund investors have had it hard in recent years, but The Hedge Fund Mirage is here to change that, by turning the tables on conventional wisdom and putting the hedge fund investor back on top.

Working the Past

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Working the Past by Charlotte Linde Book Resume:

Stories told within institutions play a powerful role, helping to define not only the institution itself, but also its individual members. How do institutions use stories? How do those stories both preserve the past and shape the future? To what extent does narrative construct both collective and individual identity? Charlotte Linde's unique and far-reaching study addresses these questions by looking at the interplay of narratives, memory, and identity in a large insurance company. Her detailed ethnography looks at the role of stories within the institution and how they are employed by its members in both private and group settings. Analyzing the re-telling of certain key stories, she shows how the formation of "core" stories and their multiple re-tellings and modifications provide a means of formulating and promoting a cohesive group identity -- which in turn shapes the stories and identities of the individuals within the collective. Linde also looks at silences, and how stories not told also convey their version of the past. Working the Past shows how stories that might otherwise be seen as part of mundane daily life are in fact utterly essential to the formation and maintenance of individual and group identity. Her original research will appeal to those interested in narrative studies, linguistics, anthropology, sociology, and institutional memory.

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Your Rights in the Workplace

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Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Your Rights in the Workplace by Nancy Ruddy,Andrew Liput Book Resume:

Addressing almost all pervasive issues in the workplace, this book is a must-have for all employees who wish to be vigilant of their rights as workers. Intended to be a handy reference guide, Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Your Rights In The Workplace will empower employees and job seekers by explaining their rights and offering advice for many challenges at work. Not a law book but a self-help guide, it includes dozens of pages of resources to direct employees on how and where to file complaints, find qualified attorneys, and understand solutions for the most common workplace problems. Designed to fit a briefcase or handbag, this book is an accessible partner in protecting your rights as an employee.

An Empowering Approach to Managing Social Service Organizations

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An Empowering Approach to Managing Social Service Organizations by Donna Hardina, PhD,Jane Middleton, DSW,Salvador Montana, MSW, PhD(c),Roger A. Simpson, PhD Book Resume:

Presenting an empowerment-oriented management approach, this ground-breaking how-to guide covers the most recent innovations and current theories you need to create a successful social service organization. This all-in-one guide to service organization management best practices will help you gain the skills you need to effectively lead and empower your staff. Expert authors provide a comprehensive approach and tackle every important issue related to this complex management field including: Values and ethics Organizational structure Diverse clientele and access to services Barriers to service delivery Cultural competency Fight for social justice Financial resource management Evaluating program outcomes Control of the external environment A must-have reference, An Empowering Approach to Managing Social Service Organizations will help practicing professionals and students on the cusp of leadership improve service delivery to clients, make improvements in workplace conditions, acquire critical resources and retain the leadership power needed to survive in a turbulent social, political and economic environment.

A Manager's Guide to Employment Law

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A Manager's Guide to Employment Law by Dana M. Muir Book Resume:

Managers at all levels are constantly challenged to do more withfewer employees, to motivate diverse groups of people, and to faceup to tough people problems in their workforces. An important keyto managers' success is accomplishing these goals while protectingthemselves and their companies from legal liability. Yet some inmanagement tend to blame legal requirements for hindering progresstoward solving problems. U.S. law, however, provides managers withbroad discretion in many employment situations and in most caseshelps ensure that managers perform their essential functions in away that is fundamentally fair while still supporting companygoals. A Manager's Guide to Employment Law will help managersmake day-to-day decisions on how best to manage their employees andhandle issues of legal liability. Expert author Dana Muiridentifies the subtle and unnecessary mistakes managers make thatcause legal headaches and shows how becoming familiar with basicprinciples of employment law will enable them to develop aninternal compass to help make the right decisions. Each chapterfocuses on legal concepts of broad application in today'sworkplace, providing real examples of problems managers face andoffering strategies for addressing those problems.

Information Security: A Manager's Guide to Thwarting Data Thieves and Hackers

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Information Security: A Manager's Guide to Thwarting Data Thieves and Hackers by Philip Alexander Book Resume:

Organizations with computer networks, Web sites, and employees carrying laptops and Blackberries face an array of security challenges. Among other things, they need to keep unauthorized people out of the network, thwart Web site hackers, and keep data safe from prying eyes or criminal hands. This book provides a high-level overview of these challenges and more. But it is not for the hard-core IT security engineer who works full time on networks. Instead, it is aimed at the nontechnical executive with responsibility for ensuring that information and assets stay safe and private. Written by a practicing information security officer, Philip Alexander, the book contains the latest information and arms readers with the knowledge they need to make better business decisions. Information Security: A Manager's Guide to Thwarting Data Thieves and Hackers covers the following technical issues in a nontechnical manner: -The concept of defense in depth -Network design -Business-continuity planning -Authentication and authorization -Providing security for your mobile work force -Hackers and the challenges they can present -Viruses, Trojans, and worms But it doesn't stop there. The book goes beyond the technical and covers highly important topics related to data security like outsourcing, contractual considerations with vendors, data privacy laws, and hiring practices. In short, Alexander gives the reader a 360-degree look at data security: What to be worried about; what to look for; the tradeoffs among cost, efficiency, and speed; what different technologies can and can't do; and how to make sure technical professionals are keeping their eyes on the right ball. Best of all, it conveys information in an understandable way, meaning managers won't need to rely solely on the IT people in their own company—who may speak an entirely different language and have entirely different concerns. Hackers and data thieves are getting smarter and bolder every day. Information Security is your first line of defense.