Mind Tools for Managers: 100 Ways to Be a Better Boss

  • 3h 55m
  • James Manktelow, Julian Birkinshaw
  • John Wiley & Sons (US)
  • 2018

The manager's must-have guide to excelling in all aspects of the job

Mind Tools for Managers helps new and experienced leaders develop the skills they need to be more effective in everything they do. It brings together the 100 most important leadership skills—as voted for by 15,000 managers and professionals worldwide—into a single volume, providing an easy-access solutions manual for people wanting to be the best manager they can be. Each chapter details a related group of skills, providing links to additional resources as needed, plus the tools you need to put ideas into practice. Read beginning-to-end, this guide provides a crash course on the essential skills of any effective manager; used as a reference, its clear organization allows you to find the solution you need quickly and easily.

Success in a leadership position comes from results, and results come from the effective coordination of often competing needs: your organization, your client, your team, and your projects. These all demand time, attention, and energy, and keeping everything running smoothly while making the important decisions is a lot to handle. This book shows you how to manage it all, and manage it well, with practical wisdom and expert guidance.

  • Build your ideal team and keep them motivated
  • Make better decisions and boost your strategy game
  • Manage both time and stress to get more done with less
  • Master effective communication, facilitate innovation, and much more

Managers wear many hats and often operate under a tremendously diverse set of job duties. Delegation, prioritization, strategy, decision making, communication, problem solving, creativity, time management, project management and stress management are all part of your domain. Mind Tools for Managers helps you take control and get the best out of your team, your time, and yourself.

In this Book

  • Introduction
  • Know Yourself
  • Plan and Manage Your Time
  • Cope with Change and Stress
  • Manage Your Career over Time
  • Get Work Done in an Efficient and Focused Way
  • Solve Problems Effectively
  • Make Smart Decisions
  • Foster Creativity and Innovation
  • Understand and Motivate other People
  • Get the Best from Members of Your Team
  • Communicate Effectively
  • Hire and Develop Good People
  • Build a Great Team
  • Deal with Difficult Management Situations Effectively
  • Develop Situational Awareness
  • Get Ahead in the Wider Organization
  • Make Change Happen in Your Organization
  • Work Effectively with Customers and External Stakeholders
  • References