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At the heart of every organization chart lies a myth. At the top there’s the boss. Directly beneath are the boss’s direct reports – anywhere from five to fifteen people who meet regularly as the senior team. Whether at the corporate, divisional, functional, or departmental level, this team almost invariably has
Who's in the Room?

At the heart of every organization chart lies a myth. At the top there’s the boss. Directly beneath are the boss’s direct reports – anywhere from five to fifteen people who meet regularly as the senior team. Whether at the corporate, divisional, functional, or departmental level, this team almost invariably has

Any chief executive whose ship is sinking, with the lights dimming and music fading, is likely to ask, “How did this happen? How did I allow myself and my company to end up like this?” Directors of once great companies also find themselves asking similar questions. “Did I and my fellow
Governance, Risk Management, and Compliance

Any chief executive whose ship is sinking, with the lights dimming and music fading, is likely to ask, “How did this happen? How did I allow myself and my company to end up like this?” Directors of once great companies also find themselves asking similar questions. “Did I and my fellow

Productivity isn’t about working more or sweating harder. It’s not simply a product of spending longer hours at your desk or making bigger sacrifices. Rather, productivity is about making certain choices in certain ways. The way we choose to see ourselves and frame daily decisions; the stories we tell ourselves, and
Smarter Faster Better

Productivity isn’t about working more or sweating harder. It’s not simply a product of spending longer hours at your desk or making bigger sacrifices. Rather, productivity is about making certain choices in certain ways. The way we choose to see ourselves and frame daily decisions; the stories we tell ourselves, and

A diverse and inclusive workforce is one of the most critical advantages and hidden secrets of today's truly effective leaders and organizations. Diversity and inclusion are concepts that have evolved from responsible business objectives and employee engagement goals, to become the essential ingredients for individual and organizational success today and in
The Diversity and Inclusion Handbook

A diverse and inclusive workforce is one of the most critical advantages and hidden secrets of today's truly effective leaders and organizations. Diversity and inclusion are concepts that have evolved from responsible business objectives and employee engagement goals, to become the essential ingredients for individual and organizational success today and in

Social capital consists of the stock of active connections among people: the trust, mutual understanding, and shared values and behaviors that bind the members of human networks and communities and make cooperative action possible. It makes an organization, or any cooperative group, more than a collection of individuals’ intent on achieving
It's Okay to Manage Your Boss

Social capital consists of the stock of active connections among people: the trust, mutual understanding, and shared values and behaviors that bind the members of human networks and communities and make cooperative action possible. It makes an organization, or any cooperative group, more than a collection of individuals’ intent on achieving

Social capital consists of the stock of active connections among people: the trust, mutual understanding, and shared values and behaviors that bind the members of human networks and communities and make cooperative action possible. It makes an organization, or any cooperative group, more than a collection of individuals’ intent on achieving
In Good Company

Social capital consists of the stock of active connections among people: the trust, mutual understanding, and shared values and behaviors that bind the members of human networks and communities and make cooperative action possible. It makes an organization, or any cooperative group, more than a collection of individuals’ intent on achieving

The Effective Public Manager offers public administrators and students a classic resource and a highly-accessible guide to the fundamentals of leading and managing public organizations. The authors cover the key areas of the field and present in-depth analysis through the strategic use of fresh case studies and real-world examples. The book
The Effective Public Manager

The Effective Public Manager offers public administrators and students a classic resource and a highly-accessible guide to the fundamentals of leading and managing public organizations. The authors cover the key areas of the field and present in-depth analysis through the strategic use of fresh case studies and real-world examples. The book

When an organization's culture is bad, don't just blame the managers. Happiness in an organization is everyone's responsibility. Better management means engaging people, improving the whole system, and increasing value for clients. Thus, management is too important to leave to the managers. I firmly believe that management is everyone's job. At
Managing for Happiness

When an organization's culture is bad, don't just blame the managers. Happiness in an organization is everyone's responsibility. Better management means engaging people, improving the whole system, and increasing value for clients. Thus, management is too important to leave to the managers. I firmly believe that management is everyone's job. At

Employees are the engine that keeps companies running. And healthy employees, who are emotionally, mentally, and physically prepared to take on whatever challenge is in front of them, are more likely to make the companies they work for grow and flourish. Seems pretty simple, right? So why are most workplaces so
The Healthy Workplace

Employees are the engine that keeps companies running. And healthy employees, who are emotionally, mentally, and physically prepared to take on whatever challenge is in front of them, are more likely to make the companies they work for grow and flourish. Seems pretty simple, right? So why are most workplaces so

Management by objectives is the process of defining specific objectives within an organization that management can convey to organization members, then decide on how to achieve each objective in sequence. According to George S. Odiorne, the system of management by objectives can be described as a process whereby the superior and
Management by Objectives

Management by objectives is the process of defining specific objectives within an organization that management can convey to organization members, then decide on how to achieve each objective in sequence. According to George S. Odiorne, the system of management by objectives can be described as a process whereby the superior and

This landmark book not only influenced positively many major manufacturing companies across the globe, but it also set grounds for the first business degree offered by Harvard University back then around 1910. In the book, Taylor simply laid out the fundamentals of scientific management, followed by the principles. He confronted the
The Principles of Scientific Management

This landmark book not only influenced positively many major manufacturing companies across the globe, but it also set grounds for the first business degree offered by Harvard University back then around 1910. In the book, Taylor simply laid out the fundamentals of scientific management, followed by the principles. He confronted the

Since the first edition of this book in 1954, it was considered as the first book to give a big picture of management and a typical road map to view the modern business. It created the main principles, concepts, and facts about modern management practices.  Although this book was written more than
The Practice of Management

Since the first edition of this book in 1954, it was considered as the first book to give a big picture of management and a typical road map to view the modern business. It created the main principles, concepts, and facts about modern management practices.  Although this book was written more than

This book is one of the main books describing the modern business through the quality management system approach. Through the pages of the book, Dr. Deming put the main theme of his theory in the 14 principles of management, which is still applicable even after this long period of more than
Out of the Crisis

This book is one of the main books describing the modern business through the quality management system approach. Through the pages of the book, Dr. Deming put the main theme of his theory in the 14 principles of management, which is still applicable even after this long period of more than

Written by Peter F. Drucker, “the” best management guru, writer, speaker, and consultant to ever live, it lays all the basics of what management is, how it should be carried out, and in which direction should it be heading. This reference book is an excellent source for any aspiring manager, whether
Management

Written by Peter F. Drucker, “the” best management guru, writer, speaker, and consultant to ever live, it lays all the basics of what management is, how it should be carried out, and in which direction should it be heading. This reference book is an excellent source for any aspiring manager, whether

The Future of Work explores the new behaviors, new technologies, and the new people entering the workforce, focusing on: how the traditional command and control leadership model is dead; working with and for Millennials, who expect to be doing meaningful work, share their voice, and want rapid feedback; how to adapt
The Future of Work

The Future of Work explores the new behaviors, new technologies, and the new people entering the workforce, focusing on: how the traditional command and control leadership model is dead; working with and for Millennials, who expect to be doing meaningful work, share their voice, and want rapid feedback; how to adapt

Achieving a truly zero-harm organization starts with taking a huge step back from our existing ideas and assumptions. This book introduces a state of functioning that we call Zero Index performance: the sustained practice of mitigating exposure to anyone who interacts with an organization and its activities and products–not just your employees
The Zero Index

Achieving a truly zero-harm organization starts with taking a huge step back from our existing ideas and assumptions. This book introduces a state of functioning that we call Zero Index performance: the sustained practice of mitigating exposure to anyone who interacts with an organization and its activities and products–not just your employees

There is a competitive advantage out there, arguably more powerful than any other. Is it superior strategy? Faster innovation? Smarter employees? No,  New York Times  best-selling author, Patrick Lencioni, argues that the seminal difference between successful companies and mediocre ones has little to do with what they know and how smart
The Advantage

There is a competitive advantage out there, arguably more powerful than any other. Is it superior strategy? Faster innovation? Smarter employees? No, New York Times best-selling author, Patrick Lencioni, argues that the seminal difference between successful companies and mediocre ones has little to do with what they know and how smart

Containing twenty-six selections, The Essential Drucker covers the basic principles and concerns of management and its problems, challenges, and opportunities, giving managers, executives, and professionals the tools to perform the tasks that the economy and society of tomorrow will demand of them.
The Essential Drucker

Containing twenty-six selections, The Essential Drucker covers the basic principles and concerns of management and its problems, challenges, and opportunities, giving managers, executives, and professionals the tools to perform the tasks that the economy and society of tomorrow will demand of them.

Effectively managing school safety requires the combined skills of a juggler and tightrope walker. School administrators must juggle school safety and the many other aspects of leading schools: Academics, facilities, finances, district politics, school-community relations. They must also walk a tightrope by beefing up security and preparedness for an emergency while
Proactive School Security and Emergency Preparedness Planning

Effectively managing school safety requires the combined skills of a juggler and tightrope walker. School administrators must juggle school safety and the many other aspects of leading schools: Academics, facilities, finances, district politics, school-community relations. They must also walk a tightrope by beefing up security and preparedness for an emergency while

Based on the author's real world experience during the course of her career in supply management, and engineering as a project management professional, this unique guide demonstrates a practical and proven approach to using project management strategies, tools and techniques to consistently create successful procurements that go beyond cost savings. Procurement
Procurement Project Management Success

Based on the author's real world experience during the course of her career in supply management, and engineering as a project management professional, this unique guide demonstrates a practical and proven approach to using project management strategies, tools and techniques to consistently create successful procurements that go beyond cost savings. Procurement

In an era when everything is speeding up, the best way for businesses to succeed is to attract smart-creative people and give them an environment where they can thrive at scale. HOW GOOGLE WORKS is a book that explains how to do just that.
How Google Works

In an era when everything is speeding up, the best way for businesses to succeed is to attract smart-creative people and give them an environment where they can thrive at scale. HOW GOOGLE WORKS is a book that explains how to do just that.

Building a Magnetic Culture explains what engages and motivates employees and how to create an environment in which employees can thrive. Drawing on years of research and real-world examples from his consulting experience, the author gives you the strategies and tactics you need to transform your company by creating and sustaining
Building a Magnetic Culture

Building a Magnetic Culture explains what engages and motivates employees and how to create an environment in which employees can thrive. Drawing on years of research and real-world examples from his consulting experience, the author gives you the strategies and tactics you need to transform your company by creating and sustaining

You’ve probably seen this phenomenon in your family or friends, or maybe even within yourself, where the fears don’t seem to match the facts. Sometimes we’re more afraid of what the scientific evidence suggests are relatively small risks, but quite often, we aren’t afraid enough of the risks that the evidence
How Risky Is It, Really?

You’ve probably seen this phenomenon in your family or friends, or maybe even within yourself, where the fears don’t seem to match the facts. Sometimes we’re more afraid of what the scientific evidence suggests are relatively small risks, but quite often, we aren’t afraid enough of the risks that the evidence

A companion to the 1Hour2Plan.com web tool, this book will take the mystery and drudgery out of creating your business growth plan. The 1 Hour Plan for Growth provides a proven system for any business to create a clear and compelling business growth plan that fits on a single sheet of
The 1 Hour Plan for Growth

A companion to the 1Hour2Plan.com web tool, this book will take the mystery and drudgery out of creating your business growth plan. The 1 Hour Plan for Growth provides a proven system for any business to create a clear and compelling business growth plan that fits on a single sheet of

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