HBR Guide to Leading Teams

HBR Guide to Leading Teams Author Mary Shapiro
ISBN-10 9781633690417
Year 2015
Pages 176
Language en
Publisher Harvard Business Press
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Dysfunctional teams are maddeningyet are a reality of organizational life. How often have you sat in team meetings complaining to yourself, What a colossal waste of time. Why does it take forever for this group to make a simple decision? What are we even trying to achieve here?” But as the team leader, you have the power to change things for the better. It's up to you to get people to work well together and produce results. How do you avoid the pitfalls you've experienced so painfully in the past? Team expert Mary Shapiro offers step-by-step advice, drawing on time-tested principles, practical exercises, guidelines for structured team conversations, and examples from a range of industries and organizational settings.

HBR Guide to Leading Teams HBR Guide Series

HBR Guide to Leading Teams  HBR Guide Series Author Mary Shapiro
ISBN-10 9781633690424
Year 2015-06-16
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher Harvard Business Review Press
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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 Coaching Employees HBR Guide Series

HBR Guide to Coaching Employees  HBR Guide Series Author Harvard Business Review
ISBN-10 9781625275387
Year 2014-11-18
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher Harvard Business Review Press
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Help your employees help themselves. As a manager in today’s business world, you can’t just tell your direct reports what to do: You need to help them make their own decisions, enable them to solve tough problems, and actively develop their skills on the job. Whether you have a star on your team who’s eager to advance, an underperformer who’s dragging the group down, or a steady contributor who feels bored and neglected, you need to coach them: Help shape their goals—and support their efforts to achieve them. In the HBR Guide to Coaching Employees you’ll learn how to: Create realistic but inspiring plans for growth Ask the right questions to engage your employees in the development process Give them room to grapple with problems and discover solutions Allow them to make the most of their expertise while compelling them to stretch and grow Give them feedback they’ll actually apply Balance coaching with the rest of your workload Arm 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 Managing Up and Across

HBR Guide to Managing Up and Across Author Harvard Business Review
ISBN-10 9781422187609
Year 2013-01-15
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher Harvard Business Review Press
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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

Leading Teams

Leading Teams Author J. Richard Hackman
ISBN-10 9781578513338
Year 2002
Pages 312
Language en
Publisher Harvard Business Press
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Teams have more talent and experience, more diverse resources, and greater operating flexibility than individual performers. So why do so many teams either struggle unpleasantly toward an unsatisfactory conclusion-or, worse, crash and burn shortly after launch? J. Richard Hackman, one of the world's leading experts on group and organizational behavior, argues that the answer to this puzzle is rooted in flawed thinking about team leadership. It is not a leader's management style that determines how well a team performs, but how well a leader designs and supports a team so that members can managethemselves. According to Hackman, cookie-cutter formulas and prescribed leadership styles often backfire because they place far too much emphasis on the leader as the primary cause of team behavior. InLeading Teams, he identifies the key conditions that any leader can put in place to increase the likelihood of team success-regardless of his or her personality or preferred style of operating. Through extensive research and compelling examples ranging from orchestras to economic analysts to airline cockpit crews, Hackman identifies five conditions that set the stage for great performances: a real team, a compelling direction, an enabling team structure, a supportive organizational context, and the availability of competent coaching. Leading Teamsoutlines what leaders can do to structure, support, and guide teams in a way that · enhances the social processes essential to collective work; · builds shared commitment, skills, and task-appropriate coordination strategies; · helps members troubleshoot problems and spot emerging opportunities; and · captures experiences and translates them into shared knowledge. Out of these conditions, Hackman argues, the very best teams emerge-teams that exceed client expectations, grow in capability over time, and contribute to the learning and personal fulfillment of individual members. Authoritative, practical, and astutely realistic,Leading Teamsoffers a new and provocative way of thinking about and leading work teams in any organizational setting. AUTHORBIO:J. Richard Hackmanis the Cahners-Rabb Professor of Social and Organizational Psychology at Harvard University. He resides in Bethany, Connecticut, and Cambridge, Massachusetts.

HBR Guide to Project Management

HBR Guide to Project Management Author Harvard Business Review
ISBN-10 9781422187296
Year 2013
Pages 171
Language en
Publisher Harvard Business Press
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We all wish we could sharpen key management skills like writing more effective emails or proposals, focusing to-do lists on what really matters, giving more persuasive presentations, or dealing with a boss who makes you want to scream. But who has the time? The HBR Guides can help.

HBR Guide to Office Politics HBR Guide Series

HBR Guide to Office Politics  HBR Guide Series Author Karen Dillon
ISBN-10 9781625275349
Year 2014-11-18
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher Harvard Business Review Press
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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 bad Arm 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.

Leading Teams

Leading Teams Author Harvard Business School Press
ISBN-10 1422101843
Year 2006
Pages 100
Language en
Publisher Harvard Business Press
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This user-friendly guide presents the proven strategies of top experts on creating and guiding effective work teams From recruiting and motivating members to setting ground rules and mediating problems, Leading Teams arms managers with a step-by-step plan and practical tools for maximizing productivity in any team setting. Key features Instructs readers how to: Organize a team with complimentary skills Clarify team goals, roles, and responsibilities Foster trust, creativity, and risk-taking Get teams back on track after a setback Collaborate to achieve team objectives

HBR Guide to Dealing with Conflict HBR Guide Series

HBR Guide to Dealing with Conflict  HBR Guide Series Author Amy Gallo
ISBN-10 9781633692169
Year 2017-03-14
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher Harvard Business Review Press
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While some of us enjoy a lively debate with colleagues and others prefer to suppress our feelings over disagreements, we all struggle with conflict at work. Every day we navigate an office full of competing interests, clashing personalities, limited time and resources, and fragile egos. Sure, we share the same overarching goals as our colleagues, but we don't always agree on how to achieve them. We work differently. We rub each other the wrong way. We jockey for position. How can you deal with conflict at work in a way that is both professional and productive—where it improves both your work and your relationships? You start by understanding whether you generally seek or avoid conflict, identifying the most frequent reasons for disagreement, and knowing what approaches work for what scenarios. Then, if you decide to address a particular conflict, you use that information to plan and conduct a productive conversation. The HBR Guide to Dealing with Conflict will give you the advice you need to: Understand the most common sources of conflict Explore your options for addressing a disagreement Recognize whether you—and your counterpart—typically seek or avoid conflict Prepare for and engage in a difficult conversation Manage your and your counterpart's emotions Develop a resolution together Know when to walk away Arm yourself with the advice you need to succeed on the job, with the most trusted brand in business. Packed with how-to essentials from leading experts, the HBR Guides provide smart answers to your most pressing work challenges.

HBR Guide to Making Every Meeting Matter HBR Guide Series

HBR Guide to Making Every Meeting Matter  HBR Guide Series Author Harvard Business Review
ISBN-10 9781633692183
Year 2016-11-15
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher Harvard Business Review Press
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Make every minute count. Your calendar is full, and yet your meetings don’t always seem to advance your work. Problems often arise with unrealistic or vague agendas, off-track conversations, tuned-out participants who don’t know why they’re there, and follow-up notes that no one reads—or acts on. Meetings can feel like a waste of time. But when you invest a little energy in preparing yourself and your participants, you’ll stay focused, solve problems, gain consensus, and leave each meeting ready to take action. With input from over 20 experts combined with useful checklists, sample agendas, and follow-up memos, the HBR Guide to Making Every Meeting Matter will teach you how to: • Set and communicate your meeting’s purpose • Invite the right people • Prepare an achievable agenda • Moderate a lively conversation • Regain control of a wayward meeting • Ensure follow-through without babysitting or haranguing Arm 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 Getting the Right Work Done HBR Guide Series

HBR Guide to Getting the Right Work Done  HBR Guide Series Author Harvard Business Review
ISBN-10 9781422187142
Year 2012-09-18
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher Harvard Business Review Press
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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 Negotiating HBR Guide Series

HBR Guide to Negotiating  HBR Guide Series Author Jeff Weiss
ISBN-10 9781633690776
Year 2016-01-26
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher Harvard Business Review Press
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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 Managing Stress at Work

HBR Guide to Managing Stress at Work Author Harvard Business Review
ISBN-10 9781422196014
Year 2014-01-14
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher Harvard Business Review Press
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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 Emotional Intelligence HBR Guide Series

HBR Guide to Emotional Intelligence  HBR Guide Series Author Harvard Business Review
ISBN-10 9781633692732
Year 2017-06-06
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Harvard Business Press
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Managing the human side of work Research by Daniel Goleman, a psychologist and coauthor of Primal Leadership, has shown that emotional intelligence is a more powerful determinant of good leadership than technical competence, IQ, or vision. Influencing those around us and supporting our own well-being requires us to be self-aware, know when and how to regulate our emotional reactions, and understand the emotional responses of those around us. No wonder emotional intelligence has become one of the crucial criteria in hiring and promotion. But luckily it’s not just an innate trait: Emotional intelligence is composed of skills that all of us can learn and improve on. In this guide, you’ll learn how to: Determine your emotional intelligence strengths and weaknesses Understand and manage your emotional reactions Deal with difficult people Make smarter decisions Bounce back from tough times Help your team develop emotional intelligence Arm yourself with the advice you need to succeed on the job, with the most trusted brand in business. Packed with how-to essentials from leading experts, the HBR Guides provide smart answers to your most pressing work challenges.