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Management Tips: From Harvard Business Review [Kindle Edition]

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Book Description

As a manager, you’re shouldering more and more responsibilities—from maximizing your team’s performance to increasing your company’s market share to building profitable customer relationships. On top of all that, you need to orchestrate your own time and keep your career on track.

The challenges are stacking up—but you’ve got less and less time to figure out how to tackle them.

How are you supposed to resolve this dilemma? Happily, help is on the way: the new Management Tips from the Harvard Business Review.

This concise, handy guide is packed with quick tips on a broad range of topics, organized into three major skills every manager must master:

• Managing yourself
• Managing your team
• Managing your business

Drawing from HBR’s popular Management Tip of the Day, the book puts the best management practices and insights, from top thinkers in the field, right at your fingertips. Pick it up any time you have a few minutes to spare, and you’ll have a fresh, powerful idea you can immediately put into action.

You may not be able to do much about being time-starved. But with Management Tips from the Harvard Business Review as your guide, you’ll stand the best chance of succeeding in your role as a manager.

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Featured on the CIO Insight 2011 Fall Reading List.

“…the book provides clarity and focus – which we often forget about when the inbox overflows, fires ignite and deadlines loom.” - Jim Pawlak, nationally syndicated book reviewer

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  • File Size: 231 KB
  • Print Length: 223 pages
  • Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press (September 13, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
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5.0 out of 5 stars 150 "tips"...almost unlimited "icebergs" September 24, 2011
Here are 150 "Management Tips of the Day" that have been featured by the Harvard Business Review blog ( On average, each has a total word count of about 50 and is best viewed as a reminder rather than as a definitive answer to a business question or a definitive solution to a business problem.

Their primary sources are HBR articles and books published by HBR Press. Therefore, it is correct to assume that these sources are consistently of the highest quality in terms of the information, insights, and advice (usually three specific action steps to take) that are provided by world-class authorities in the given subject area.

The material is organized within three sections, each featuring 50 "tips": Managing Yourself (listed on Pages 195-198), Managing Your Team (198-201), and Managing Your Business (202-205). I include the page references because those who read this brief commentary and have a specific management need (self, team, or business) will need them to locate the most relevant tip(s) by checking out what is available.

I hasten to add that all of the advice is practical, anchored in real-world experience, and of value to almost any manager, whatever her or his given circumstances may be. The "icebergs" to which the title of this review refers are, of course, the aforementioned primary sources. For example:

"Top Ten Ways to Find Joy at Work," Rosabeth Moss Kanter
"Six Ways to Supercharge Your Productivity," Tony Schwartz
"Learn to Embrace the Tension of Diversity," Marshall Goldsmith
"How to Identify Your Enployees' Hidden Talents," Steven DeMaio
"Why Most CEOs Are Bad at Strategy," Roger Martin
"Innovate Like Chris Rock," Peter Sims

I strongly recommend signing up for a free online subscription to the "Management Tips of the Day" series ( Each "tip" includes a link to its primary source.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great little treasure December 3, 2011
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Great little treasure of business tips from Harvard Business Review. Loved the study design with bookmark, easy to keep track of reading. I've been in business for almost 30 years but we can always learn more effective ways from others
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good for new management June 16, 2014
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Pretty good book, if it's your first time in management and you need some help. But most of it seems to be common sense (to me anyway) like make it fun, always keep moral up, stuff like that.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Harvard again! March 25, 2014
I was trained by a Harvard Business School professor and it's hard to beat the outcomes studies that school produces...this is good stuff if you want a condensed version of "what to do" and when to do it.

Good stuff.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great tips. February 15, 2014
By Mani
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I love reading theses in the morning before I start my day. Say this in a store and got it was a great price instead as an ebook. You won't regret buying this.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, very practical tips November 11, 2013
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This has several tips labeled 1, 2, 3 and so on. The tips are very practical, and you can pick few a week and implement them as you go on. I like the no nonsense approach. Clear writing, and it is never boring. Highly recommend! Some examples
- Leverage your best people
- Speak Effectively
- Fire yourself
- Keep it simple
- Recover from a mistake
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5.0 out of 5 stars A very good companion/reference October 4, 2013
By Farouk
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So cute and easy to carry along, summarises all the courses I attended on leadership. Recommended to all whether a leader or otherwise because the tips include managing oneself and business
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5.0 out of 5 stars excelente May 10, 2013
By glory
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This book is very short but it has the important things that you should know and consider to manage your business.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Succinct quick reads on different aspects of management
Each subject is a couple pages and gives good advice. A more breathtaking read would require more of a book, but this is still good.
Published 8 hours ago by gnwamazon
2.0 out of 5 stars minus then I espected
I was thinking about a serius colletction of tips, that focused on the labour of really mannager a sucefull business
Published 13 months ago by Andre S
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Tips
I openly and obviously exemplified many of the tips in the book with my direct reports. They seemed to like it. Read more
Published 13 months ago by argiope
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
It is a great quick guide for managers , as a senior project manager , I have to manage staff that aren't reporting to me so that guide make it easier .
Published 18 months ago by Waleed El Toukhy
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth it!
Good information for those who seek management roles in their career. Worth the purchase and effort to read. Good stuff!
Published 19 months ago by Richmond, VA
5.0 out of 5 stars A Good Book
This book is a excelent guide to senior or junior managers because give good advises about situations that you find in the office every day. I enjoyed reading this book.
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4.0 out of 5 stars TheWoz
A pocket-sized book with 150 quick tip-short reads on becoming a better manager and leader. Its good to read during lag times, like while waiting at the doctor's office or sitting... Read more
Published on March 27, 2012 by A. Wozniak
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More About the Author

Jeff Stibel writes about the intersection of science, technology and the complex networks that influence people's lives. He is the Chairman and CEO of The Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corporation and Chairman of BrainGate, as well as boards for U.S.C., Brown, and Tufts University.

Jeff publishes articles and books about networks and how they are established, increase in sophistication, and ultimately grow collective intelligence. While his academic and research background is primarily focused on the brain, Jeff's area of focus includes other biological, technological, and economic networks. His books compare biological systems to the networks that humans have built across technology, economics, and business.


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