eBooks

Influence: Gaining Commitment, Getting Results (eBook)

Getting your team off on the right foot is critical to its success. To launch a team so that it increases its chance of success, managers and team leaders should pay attention to four critical points: setting purpose and direction, defining roles and responsibilities, designing procedures and practices, and building cooperation and relationships. Understanding and implementing these elements is key to helping your team accomplish its mission.

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Responses to Change: Helping People Manage Transitions (eBook)

The ongoing state of many organizations is one of change. People who experience major change tend to exhibit one of four patterns of response: entrenched, overwhelmed, poser, or learner. The people in each group need different kinds of help in order to make the transition. This guidebook will help you understand how people, including yourself, are responding to change and what you can do to help them move forward.

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Managing Ambition (eBook)

Ambition is a good thing, but too much of it can cause problems. You need ambition to be successful, but if you have too much, it can derail your career. With this guidebook, you can learn to understand and manage your ambition so that it won't derail your career but will contribute to your efforts to achieve personal and organizational success.

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Keeping your Career on Track: Twenty Success Strategies (eBook)

What are the most common mistakes that threaten successful careers? Poor skills in interpersonal relationships, the inability to build and lead effective teams, an unwillingness to adapt, and the lack of strategic focus all contribute to executive derailment. Bolster your skills in all these areas to ensure your effectiveness and to keep your career moving forward.

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Social Identity: Knowing Yourself, Leading Others (eBook)

The context of leadership has changed. Traditionally, leaders worked in organizations in which people largely shared a common culture and set of values. Today, leaders must bring together groups of people with very different histories, perspectives, values, and cultures. The people you lead are likely to be different from you and from each other in significant ways. Leaders today need an awareness of social identity, their own and that of others.

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Active Listening: Improve Your Ability to Listen and Lead (eBook)

Listening well is an essential component of good leadership. You can become a more effective listener and leader by learning the skills of active listening. Working relationships become more solid, based on trust, respect, and honesty. Active listening is not an optional component of leadership; it is not a nicety to be used to make others feel good. It is, in fact, a critical component of the tasks facing today’s leaders. 

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Building an Authentic Leadership Image (eBook)

Your image can be either an asset or a liability for you as a leader. Image building is neither superficial nor unimportant. It’s not about creating a false image, but recognizing genuine aspects of yourself that should be coming across to other people—but aren’t. Crafting your image requires you to gain a clear picture of the image people are currently perceiving, decide what image you would like to portray, and develop the skills to close the gap.

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