Management Matters: From the Humdrum to the Big Decisions (Financial Times Series)

Management Matters: From the Humdrum to the Big Decisions (Financial Times Series)

By: Phillip Delves-Broughton (author)Paperback

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How did Bill Clinton get his party to take him seriously again after the sex scandal story broke? Who was the manager behind Edmund Hillary's ascent of Mount Everest? Why could taking a nap after lunch be your route to a more productive day? This engaging and entertaining book takes a fresh, honest approach and explores what it's really like to be a manager. It addresses the kinds of issues managers face on a daily basis, from prioritising their time and balancing a team, to recruiting new staff and managing the numbers. Written by Philip Delves Broughton, FT journalist and bestselling author of What They Teach You at Harvard Business School, this book is jam packed with titillating case studies and anecdotes from the very best and worst managers, including everyone from Bill Clinton and Mark Zuckerberg to Alex Ferguson and Roger Federer. "for most of us, our days are more like splat-the-rat, flailing at problems as they emerge, hoping that one good wallop does the trick, but fearing that nothing is ever well and truly solved"Management Matters, Philip Delves-Broughton

About Author

Philip Delves Broughton is the author of the international bestseller What They Teach You at Harvard Business School: MyTwo Years in the Cauldron of Capitalism. The Wall Street Journalcalled it "horrifying and very funny" and The Financial Times"entertaining and absorbing." He has a BA from Oxford, an MBA from the Harvard Business School, served as New York and Paris correspondent for The Daily Telegraph and writes regularly for The Financial Times.Philip is also a blogger and his posts can be viewed at


Introduction: What is Management? Ch 1 Managing Yourself Taking a Personal Audit Focusing on What You Can Control De-cluttering Taking Care of Yourself Being Effective Finding Your Motivation Knowing Yourself Working with What You've Got Combating Performance Anxiety Trusting Your Own Judgement Doing What Feels Right Moving the Flywheel of Success Top 10 Tips for Managing Yourself Ch 2 Managing Others Hiring for Tomorrow Hiring Junior Staff Hiring Other Managers Jagged Resumes, Talent that Whispers and Talent that Shouts Getting Past Stereotype and Charisma Managing Teams Managing Clever People Using Perverse Incentives Motivating People Keeping it Simple Handling Crisis Junkies Learning from Hedge Funds Don't Compete, Co-operate Dealing with Complainers Managing Social Networks Managing Performance Dismissing Staff Earning Trust Nurturing Creativity Top 10 Tips for Managing People Ch 3 Managing Processes Learning from Toyotas Production System Starting Lean and Staying Lean Death by Powerpoint: Sharing Information Getting the Most Out of Meetings Mastering the Art of Negotiation Fostering Innovation Creating a Networked Environment Top 10 Tips for Managing Processes Ch 4 Managing Numbers Finding Value in What You Know Managing for Value Ignoring the Facts Managing Risk Focusing on Relevance Rather Than Rules Top 10 Tips forManaging Numbers Ch 5 Managing Change Managers vs. Leaders Observing the Unintended Effects of Change Overcoming Resistance Avoiding Common Mistakes Turning Conflict into Creativity Developing a Vision Harnessing the Power of Stories Achieving Cultural Continuity Managing Disruptive Change Top 10 Tips for Managing Change Ch 6 Managing Strategy Understanding Strategy Managing Open Innovation Managing Failure Managing Success Top 10 Tips for Managing Strategy Conclusion

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780273781356
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 272
  • ID: 9780273781356
  • weight: 350
  • ISBN10: 0273781359

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