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HBR's 10 Must Reads on Managing People (with featured article “Leadership That Gets Results,” by Daniel Goleman) Paperback – February 7, 2011


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Product Details

  • Series: HBR's 10 Must Reads
  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press; 1 edition (February 7, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1422158012
  • ISBN-13: 978-1422158012
  • Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.5 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #42,252 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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HBR's 10 Must Reads paperback series is the definitive collection of books for new and experienced leaders alike. Leaders looking for the inspiration that big ideas provide, both to accelerate their own growth and that of their companies, should look no further.

HBR's 10 Must Reads series focuses on the core topics that every ambitious manager needs to know: leadership, strategy, change, managing people, and managing yourself. Harvard Business Review has sorted through hundreds of articles and selected only the most essential reading on each topic. Each title includes timeless advice that will be relevant regardless of an ever-changing business environment.

Classic ideas, enduring advice, the best thinkers: HBR's 10 Must Reads.

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This is a great book that provides some really great advice.
Lauren
It would be nice to know an estimated time frame for when the kindle addition will be available to purchase.
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The first articles were great, the later ones didn't live up.
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33 of 33 people found the following review helpful By John Gibbs TOP 1000 REVIEWER on February 24, 2011
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If you are looking for a quick introduction to the ideas of a number of thought-leaders on how to manage people, this book is a good resource. The ideas discussed in this book include:

Daniel Goleman: There are six leadership styles - coercive, authoritative, affiliative, democratic, pacesetting and coaching. The most effective leaders are able to change between these styles when appropriate.

Frederick Herzberg: Punishments and rewards are ineffective tools for motivating people. Instead, try enriching their jobs by removing controls, giving employees more information, and giving access to greater challenges.

Manzoni and Barsoux: Employees who are viewed as weak performers often live down to expectations because the supervisor's attempts at performance management result in worse rather than better performance.

Carol Walker: New managers often perform poorly because they have not learnt the skills of delegating, getting support from above, projecting confidence, focusing on the big picture, and giving constructive feedback.

Marcus Buckingham: Great managers do not try to change their employees. Instead, they tweak roles to capitalize on individual strengths, create personalised incentives, and tailor coaching to unique learning styles.

Kim and Mauborgne: Harmony in the workplace required fair process, including inviting input from employees affected by a decision, explaining the thinking behind decisions, and providing clear expectations.

Chris Argyris: An organization's smartest and most successful people are often poor learners because they have not had the opportunity for introspection that comes with failure.

Banaji, Bazerman and Chugh: Everyone has unconscious biases which affect decisions.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful By AF on August 16, 2012
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This is a great collection of useful and insightful articles. That said, shame on HBR and Amazon for not paying more attention to the formatting. There is no table of contents, so you cannot see up front what the articles are or navigate easily through them. Furthermore, some of the tables and other inset material is not formatted for the Kindle so it break awkwardly across screens and is hard to bookmark. I expected more from the e-book version. I might just as well have saved myself the money and hunted down the individual articles in PDF format through my employer's library!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By bigkahuna on December 29, 2012
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This book is collection of articles published in HBR that are still relevant today. Technology progressed but people, psychology and organizational behavior is still the same. Reading "Setup to Fail" paper one may remember instances in their career where they setup somebody for failure. It is truly empowering. For seasoned managers, it may offer some fresh insights into why people behave the way they do. All in all, good purchase.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By rpv TOP 100 REVIEWER on December 26, 2013
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I read this as part of a larger collection of 6 books. This is a collection of several articles on size different series. The book is not standard size. It is more like the Reader's digest style papers. The books are categorized on various areas. It contains lot of papers not necessarily connected to each other. The advantage is one can read in any order. I found it lacked a cohesion and some of them may be not relevant to current context and age. definitely one always learns something from the pundits, but I found it is too broadminded and lacked any sort of exercise or mind exercises.

Overall it is a good read but dense at times and difficult to focus with too many thoughts.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Lauren on June 6, 2012
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As a new manager, I'm looking for resources to help me better manage my team. This is a great book that provides some really great advice. Nothing in here is earth-shattering -- but it's great, standard material that will help a new manager blaze a path forward.
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Got a bit disappointed about halfway through. The first articles were great, the later ones didn't live up. I'd recommend buying them piecemeal.
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By Chacate on May 15, 2014
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This is a must read for any manager, business student or anyone looking into what makes working people do what they do. It is a very good collection of writing from some of the brightest minds in business and business academia.
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Very practical guidance and advice that can be directly applied. A good range of articles covering the key issues for managers.
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