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Books in Category: Management

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Book Thumbnail First, Break All the Rules: What the World's Greatest Managers Do Differently
Marcus Buckingham, Curt Coffman
(271 Pages) Offers intriguing and provocative insights into the attitudes and behavior of the world's greatest managers, explaining how a good manager can select, focus, motivate, and develop their employees in order to transform talent into performance. 50,000 first printing. Tour.
Book Thumbnail Flight of the Buffalo: Soaring to Excellence, Learning to Let Employees Lead
James A. Belasco, Ralph C. Stayer
(355 Pages) A hardcover bestseller now in paperback presents a management program that encourages employee leadership--which today's companies must have more of if they are to survive the coming decades.
Book Thumbnail How to create powerful newsletters: easy ways to avoid the pitfalls 80 percent of all newsletters face
Peggy Nelson
(212 Pages) Newsletters are a vital resource to organization communications. But what makes certain newsletters work and others flat and pointless? From the basics to the finer points, from technical details such as typeface and paper stock to the larger considerations of message and audience, this book has the tools you need to create more powerful newsletters than you ever thought you could. How to Create Powerful Newsletters gives you the can't-miss keys to newsletter success that will ensure a reader-enticing blend of information.
Book Thumbnail How to lead work teams: facilitation skills
Fran Rees
(227 Pages) How to Lead Work Teams Facilitation Skills, Second Edition is a completely revised and updated resource that shows you how to develop the skills that are key for becoming a successful team leader. Step by step, author Fran Rees shows you how to develop the powerful facilitation skills that will help make you an outstanding team leader, coach, motivator, and facilitator. This hands-on book is filled with proven tools, techniques, and skills that can be learned today and put into action tomorrow! Using Rees's innovative L.E.A.D. model you can become a team leader who: * Leads with a clear purpose. Articulate your team's goals and purpose and encourage open and thoughtful discussion (including disagreement), brainstorming, and active listening. * Empowers to participate. Encourage team members to communicate in ways that enhance teamwork and achieve results. * Aims for consensus. Reach consensus by taking the time for questioning, listening, clarifying, augmenting, summarizing, and documenting. * Directs the process. Lead the process of communication both inside and outside your team. "The new edition hits the nail on the head. Every employee who works as a member of a team needs to learn facilitation skills. How to Lead Work Teams explains and describes skills and practical techniques in a very readable way." --Judith C. Tingley, president, Performance Improvement Pros, Inc. "An indispensable resource in our work culture, where we train and encourage all people to lead and make a difference. How to Lead Work Teams provides insightful approaches and clear instructions for facilitating that make it a valuable tool for managers, team leaders, and, indeed, all employees." --Tom Baily, training and development consultant, Medtronic, Tempe, Arizona "Fran Rees identifies the key ingredients for leaders and teams to work together effectively and efficiently in teams. This book is an invaluable resource full of ideas, creative solutions, and practical applications. " --Pris Ronan, president, Life Design, Inc., and owner, Strategic Learning Solutions "As leaders are having to deal with greater degrees of uncertainty and ambiguity, it is imperative for them to adopt a more facilitative style. Fran Rees has updated her original classic, How to Lead Work Teams, which provides an insightful and very practical approach to helping leaders become more facilitative and purposeful in their role." --Douglas Reid, president, Douglas Reid & Associates The Author Fran Rees is the owner of Rees & Associates, a Phoenix-based training and consulting firm. In the year 2001, her consulting firm celebrates her fifteenth year in business. Since the publication of the first edition of How to Lead Work Teams: Facilitation Skills in 1991, Fran has increasingly focused her work on team development, team leadership, and facilitator training, and consults to a variety of organizations. She designs and facilitates meetings for both public and private organizations and has conducted numerous management development, workforce diversity, mentoring, and train-the-trainer programs.
Book Thumbnail Managing upside down: the seven intentions of values-centered leadership
Tom Chappell
(220 Pages) The founder of the environmentally friendly company Tom's of Maine discusses how a concern for the Earth and an interest in maintaining social values can help a company succeed, offering seven basic steps for improving corporate values. 40,000 first printing. Tour.
Book Thumbnail The Best of the Gallup Management Journal 2001-2007
Geoffrey Brewer, Barb Sanford
(320 Pages) Since 2001, the "Gallup Management Journal" has provided leaders with essential insights into managing the human side of their businesses: their employees and customers. This book features articles from the first seven years of the journal that could not be more relevant today, as executives continue to struggle with the transition into a 21st century global economy. A range of voices is included in these pages. A Ritz-Carlton executive tells how his company is reinventing its world-class brand, while a leader at Ann Taylor describes how the retailer invests in talent. Nobel Prize winner Daniel Kahneman probes how customers think, while one of the founding fathers of the Internet, Vinton Cerf, speculates on the future of a connected world. With its lively writing and penetrating, research-driven insights, "The Best of the Gallup Management Journal 2001-2007" is essential reading for leaders who want to engage employees and customers in a hyper-competitive and ever-changing global economy.