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Ask a Manager

By Alison Green
  • ISBN Code: : 0399181822
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Pages : 304
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Reads : 450
  • Book Compatibility : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Pdf : ask-a-manager.pdf

Book Excerpt :

From the creator of the popular website Ask a Manager and New York’s work-advice columnist comes a witty, practical guide to 200 difficult professional conversations—featuring all-new advice! 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 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) “The author’s friendly, warm, no-nonsense writing is a pleasure to read, and her advice can be widely applied to relationships in all areas of readers’ lives. Ideal for anyone new to the job market or new to management, or anyone hoping to improve their work experience.”—Library Journal (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 “Ask a Manager is the ultimate playbook for navigating the traditional workforce in a diplomatic but firm way.”—Erin Lowry, author of Broke Millennial: Stop Scraping By and Get Your Financial Life Together

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  • Pdf File: summary-of-alison-green-s-ask-a-manager.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 When dealing with a resistant boss, it’s important to be clear about what you want. If you want X, be upfront about that. Make it clear that you understand that your boss may have different information or a different perspective than you. #2 If you’re worried about your performance, ask your boss for more insight. Say something like, I’m concerned about the feedback I’m getting. Is there anything I can do to improve my work. #3 If you find yourself in a new job that's significantly different from the one you signed up for, speak up. You want to find out whether you're just pinch-hitting for someone else short-term or this is what the job will look like long-term. #4 When dealing with a problem with a coworker, be direct and stick to the facts. explain what’s going on, what the impact has been, and what you’re hoping your manager might do in response.

Scaling Teams

By Alexander Grosse,David Loftesness
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
  • Book Code : 1491952229
  • Total of Pages : 282
  • Category :
  • Members : 566
  • Pdf File: scaling-teams.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Leading a fast-growing team is a uniquely challenging experience. Startups with a hot product often double or triple in size quickly—a recipe for chaos if company leaders aren’t prepared for the pitfalls of hyper-growth. If you’re leading a startup or a new team between 10 and 150 people, this guide provides a practical approach to managing your way through these challenges. Each section covers essential strategies and tactics for managing growth, starting with a single team and exploring typical scaling points as the team grows in size and complexity. The book also provides many examples and lessons learned, based on the authors’ experience and interviews with industry leaders. Learn how to make the most of: Hiring: Learn a scalable hiring process for growing your team People management: Use 1-on-1 mentorship, dispute resolution, and other techniques to ensure your team is happy and productive Organization: Motivate employees by applying five organizational design principles Culture: Build a culture that can evolve as you grow, while remaining connected to the team’s core values Communication: Ensure that important information—and only the important stuff—gets through

The Manager's Book of Questions: 1001 Great Interview Questions for Hiring the Best Person

By John Kador
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : McGraw Hill Professional
  • Book Code : 0071492372
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 543
  • Pdf File: the-manager-s-book-of-questions.pdf

Book Short Summary:

How do you find the best candidate for any job? Know what questions to ask. To hire the right talent -- the most vital contribution a manager can make to a company -- it's crucial to learn if a candidate will be a team player, a good leader, or a dud. To get the answers you need as a manager, you have to ask the right questions, and that's why The Manager's Book of Questions has been a bestseller for nearly a decade.

Managing to Change the World

By Alison Green,Jerry Hauser
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Book Code : 1118205928
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 155
  • Pdf File: managing-to-change-the-world.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Why getting results should be every nonprofit manager's firstpriority A nonprofit manager's fundamental job is to get results,sustained over time, rather than boost morale or promote staffdevelopment. This is a shift from the tenor of many managementbooks, particularly in the nonprofit world. Managing to Changethe World is designed to teach new and experienced nonprofitmanagers the fundamental skills of effective management, including:managing specific tasks and broader responsibilities; setting cleargoals and holding people accountable to them; creating aresults-oriented culture; hiring, developing, and retaining a staffof superstars. Offers nonprofit managers a clear guide to the most effectivemanagement skills Shows how to address performance problems, dismiss staffers whofall short, and the right way to exercising authority Gives guidance for managing time wisely and offers suggestionsfor staying in sync with your boss and managing up This important resource contains 41 resources and downloadabletools that can be implemented immediately.

The Manager's Communication Toolbox

By Everett Chasen,Robert R. Putnam
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : American Society for Training and Development
  • Book Code : 1562868187
  • Total of Pages : 176
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 439
  • Pdf File: the-manager-s-communication-toolbox.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Managers have a lot to handle. Many responsibilities involve working with people and require excellent communication skills. Drawn from seasoned managers, these tools will improve any manager’s day-to-day interactions. Learn to be proactive instead of reactive, and turn all managerial duties into experiences that work best for everyone involved.

Becoming a Manager

By Perry MCINTOSH,Richard A. LUECKE
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : AMACOM Div American Mgmt Assn
  • Book Code : 076121481X
  • Total of Pages : 212
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 891
  • Pdf File: becoming-a-manager.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Read and download full book Becoming a Manager

A Manager's Guide To Leadership

By Mike Pedler
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
  • Book Code : 0077133277
  • Total of Pages : 335
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 428
  • Pdf File: a-manager-s-guide-to-leadership.pdf

Book Short Summary:

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

A Manager's Guide to Employment Law

By Dana M. Muir
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Book Code : 9780787970659
  • Total of Pages : 208
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 671
  • Pdf File: a-manager-s-guide-to-employment-law.pdf

Book Short Summary:

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.

A Manager's Guide to Self Development

By Mike Pedler
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
  • Book Code : 0077154576
  • Total of Pages : 325
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 382
  • Pdf File: a-manager-s-guide-to-self-development.pdf

Book Short Summary:

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

A Manager's Guide to Virtual Teams

By Yael Zofi
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : AMACOM
  • Book Code : 0814416608
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 185
  • Pdf File: a-manager-s-guide-to-virtual-teams.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Yael Zofi’s proprietary Trust Wheel model is a proven solution to the unique challenges managers must overcome as more and more people migrate to partially or fully-remote working situations. Based on the author’s twenty-plus years of consulting experience, this powerful tool encourages cohesiveness and engagement among team members--even if they’ve never met. A Manager’s Guide to Virtual Teams does this by providing a practical road map for bridging the physical distance among coworkers, incorporating self-study exercises and simple, fun activities that develop trust and ensure your team’s success. The book explores the most critical elements to success for a team founded in trust, including accountability, communication, conflict management, and deliverables, and includes tangible tips for overcoming the particular challenges of the virtual working world. Complete with examples, case scenarios, and strategies to help you navigate even your biggest hurdles, A Manager’s Guide to Virtual Teams will help your disparate collection of people get their work “out the door” faster and better.

A Manager's Quick-Guide To Mindful Management

By Rebecca Deans
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : eBookIt.com
  • Book Code : 1456637061
  • Total of Pages : 55
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 443
  • Pdf File: a-manager-s-quick-guide-to-mindful-management.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A manager is a promoted employee who knows how to perform all the jobs in their department - but they rarely get trained to be an effective leader. It takes certain people skills to discipline an employee, so they feel empowered to improve their performance or stop inappropriate behavior. Inspiring employees to want to do their best when burned out requires specific soft skills that many managers aren't taught and instead have to learn through trial and error. When HR is too busy to attend to an employee problem, this Managers Quick-Guide to Mindful Management will give you easy-to-digest tips and inspirations for many of your workplace problems. It will guide you to develop your employees to be confident and independent thinking professionals that will keep your team engaged and your workplace culture healthy and thriving.

A Manager's Guide to Project Management

By Michael B. Bender
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : FT Press
  • Book Code : 9780137030712
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 310
  • Pdf File: a-manager-s-guide-to-project-management.pdf

Book Short Summary:

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.

Sensory Templates and Manager Cognition

By Claus Springborg
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 3319717944
  • Total of Pages : 295
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 467
  • Pdf File: sensory-templates-and-manager-cognition.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This book explores the role of art and spiritual practices in management education. It takes recent developments in cognitive science relating to the metaphorical and embodied nature of cognition as its starting point. Introducing the concept of ‘sensory templates’, Springborg demonstrates how managers unconsciously understand organizational situations and actions as analogous to concrete sensorimotor experiences, such as pushing, pulling, balancing, lifting, moving with friction, connecting and moving various substances. Real-life management and leadership case studies illustrate how changing the sensory templates one uses to understand a particular situation can increase managerial efficiency and bring simple solutions to problems that have troubled managers for years. Sensory Templates and Manager Cognition will be of interest to scholars and students of managerial cognition, leadership and neuroscience, as well as practising managers and management educators.