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The one primer you need to develop your managerial and leadership skills.

Whether you're a new manager or looking to have more influence in your current management role, the challenges you face come in all shapes and sizes: a direct report's anxious questions, your boss's last-minute assignment of an important presentation, or a blank business case staring you in the face. To reach your full potential in these situations, you need to master a new set of business and personal skills.

Packed with step-by-step advice and wisdom from Harvard Business Review's management archive, the HBR Manager's Handbook provides best practices on topics from understanding key financial statements and the fundamentals of strategy to emotional intelligence and building your employees' trust. The book's brief sections allow you to home in quickly on the solutions you need right away - or take a deeper dive if you need more context.

Keep this comprehensive guide with you throughout your career and be a more impactful leader in your organization.

In this book you'll find:

  • Step-by-step guidance through common managerial tasks
  • Short sections and chapters that you can turn to quickly as a need arises
  • Self-assessments throughout
  • Exercises and templates to help you practice and apply the concepts in the book
  • Concise explanations of the latest research and thinking on important management skills from Harvard Business Review experts such as Dan Goleman, Clayton Christensen, John Kotter, and Michael Porter
  • Real-life stories from working managers
  • Recaps and action items at the end of each chapter that allow you to reinforce or review the ideas quickly

The skills covered in the book include:

  • Transitioning into a leadership role
  • Building trust and credibility
  • Developing emotional intelligence
  • Becoming a person of influence
  • Developing yourself as a leader
  • Giving effective feedback
  • Leading teams
  • Fostering creativity
  • Mastering the basics of strategy
  • Learning to use financial tools
  • Developing a business case

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the monotone voice.

the reader, is terrible. just can't make it through chapter 4, tried 6 times. Content is great HBR, the boring voice makes subject, even desire less.

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Good overview of management techniques

This book presents an overview of applied management techniques, covering the whole stack of the profession.

If you are looking to get a nice introduction, or a help in seeing your blindspots, I heartily recommend this title.

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Very Detailed Information But Easy Listen

What made the experience of listening to Harvard Business Review Manager's Handbook the most enjoyable?

The topics discussed were detailed and lengthy but they were very easy to grasp and an easy listen. I learned a great deal from this book and have already practiced some of the techniques taught.

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Clear, concise, and relevant

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No, it is like a textbook and I needed time to digest the material.

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Learned a lot

This book speaks to me , easy to understand and gives you step by step guide to implement strategies and tips to be a great leader

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  • 10-31-20

very nice overview

this is a nice summary of all the complexities of managing. Great summary at the end of each chapter for action items.