In 2009 Henry Mintzberg´s Managing was named one of the best books of the year by Strategy+Business and Library Journal, the number two business book of the year by the Toronto Globe and Mail, one of the top ten academic titles by Choice magazine, and the management book of the year in a competition organized by the Chartered Management Institute in association with the British Library. So this is clearly abook every manager should listen to. But one of the issues Mintzberg addresses is the frenetic pace and relentless pressures of the job - most managers hardly have time to think. So Mintzberg has done some revising and some updating and has distilled the essence of his original book into a lean, action-oriented shortened version. The core of the book remains the same: Mintzberg´s observations of twenty-nine different managers, from business, government, and nonprofits, working in diverse settings ranging from a refugee camp to a symphony orchestra. What he saw led him to develop a new model of management, one firmly grounded in his conclusion that it is not a profession or a science. ´´It is a practice,´´ he writes, ´´learned primarily through experience and rooted in context.´´ But context cannot be seen in the usual way. Factors such as national culture, level in a hierarchy, and even personal style turn out to have a far different influence - sometimes much less - than we have traditionally thought. Mintzberg also offers a compelling discussion of some of the inescapable conundrums of managing. How can you get in deep when there is so much pressure to get it done? How can you manage it when you can´t reliably measure it? How do you balance the need for change with the need for continuity? He concludes with a provocative look at what being an effective manager really means, which he describes as ´´engaging management.´´ This is the most authoritative and revealing book yet written about what 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Drummond. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/005884/bk_blak_005884_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Technology and demographics are on a collision course. Digital Natives, Boomerang Boomers, and Generation X-ecutives are all grappling with the transformative implications of Web 2.0 technologies, and organizations are scrambling for the best ways to unlock the talents of a multigenerational workforce in a connected world. Generation Blend ventures deep into the technology age gap and provides real-world solutions to combine the best that younger and older workers have to offer.Generation Blend explores how generational attitudes toward technology affect issues as diverse as recruitment and retention, employee training, management decision-making, collaboration, knowledge sharing, work/life balance, and ordinary workday activities. How can your organization promote the continuity of knowledge and culture in the face of the coming demographic transition? What hidden factors put new technology deployments at risk? How can IT departments manage the growing demand for social and collaborative software while maintaining governance and security? What initiatives can you launch to bridge the divide in work styles and tech-savvy that separates veterans and newcomers in the workforce?Generation Blend is rich with research and includes two original in-depth case studies from organizations that have developed unique approaches to bridging the technology age gap: Microsoft´s Board of the Future project, which assembles college-age students from around the world to discuss a wide range of workplace issues, and Older Adults Technology Services, a New York based nonprofit dedicated to intergenerational technology training and reciprocal mentoring programs. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bill Weideman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/000169/bk_brll_000169_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Professional success, more often than not, means becoming a manager. Yet nobody prepared you for having to deal with messy tidbits like emotions, conflicts, and personalities - all while achieving ever-greater goals and meeting ever-looming deadlines. Not exactly what you had in mind, is it? Don’t panic. Here are the tools to help you succeed and even thrive as a manager. Drawing on the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, Zack introduces two primary management styles - thinkers and feelers - and guides you in developing a management style that fits who you really are. Zack takes you through a host of potentially difficult situations, showing how this new way of understanding yourself and others makes managing less of a stumble in the dark and more of a walk in the park. With enlightening examples, helpful exercises, and lifesaving tips, this audiobook the new go-to guide for all those managers looking to love their jobs again. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Don Hagen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/000804/bk_gdan_000804_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Email has become the great blessing, as well as the great curse, of today’s career professionals. Each of us is deluged by more messages coming in than we can comfortably respond to. How can we better manage email so as to better manage our day and our time? In this compelling session, professional speaker Jeff Davidson, who has written such popular books as Breathing Space, Simpler Living, The Ten Minute Guide to Managing Time, and The 60 Second Organizer, lays out a plan to help you get started immediately. Jeff discusses the importance of recognizing email as a tool, not the driving force behind how you plan your day. He describes how to set up and use a file folder system that will instantly make you more efficient. He discusses an email triage system consisting of four categories that will enable you to quickly winnow down any volume of email messages you receive. He also discusses aspects of preparing and sending e-mails, as well as email etiquette that will help establish you as an effective and productive worker. Don’t let droves of email in your IN bin plague you for another day. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jeff Davidson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/004674/bk_blak_004674_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Few businesses can afford to shut down for an extended period of time, regardless of the cause. If the past few years have taught us anything, it´s that disaster can strike in any shape, at any time. Be prepared with the time-tested strategies in Business Continuity Management: Building an Effective Incident Management Plan and protect your employees while ensuring your company survives the unimaginable. Written by Michael Blyth - one of the world´s foremost consultants in the field of business contingency management - this audiobook provides cost-conscious executives with a structured, sustainable, and time-tested blueprint toward developing an individualized, strategic business-continuity program. This timely audiobook urges security managers, HR directors, program managers, and CEOs to manage nonfinancial crises to protect your company and its employees. Discussions include: Incident management versus crisis response Crisis-management structures Crisis flows and organizational responses Leveraging internal and external resources Effective crisis communications Clear decision-making authorities Trigger plans and alert states Training and resources Designing and structuring policies and plans Monitoring crisis-management programs Stages of disasters Emergency preparedness Emergency-situation management Crisis leadership More than 40 different crisis scenarios Developing and utilizing a business continuity plan protects your company, its personnel, facilities, materials, and activities from the broad spectrum of risks that face businesses and government agencies on a daily basis, whether at home or internationally. Business Continuity Management presents concepts that can be applied in part, or full, to your business, regardless 1. Language: English. Narrator: Barry Abrams. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/002997/bk_gdan_002997_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The interest in Business Continuity has gained significant momentum in the last few years, especially with the Y2K non-event, the increasing corporate dependence on computer systems and the growing levels of devastation associated with recent disasters. This book takes an organization interested in continuity planning through the processes needed to develop an effective plan. ´´Jim Barnes has succeeded in providing us a much-needed tool, with which we can condidently face many of the day-to-day challenges of business contingency planning ... With this book, he has taken an important step in removing much of the guesswork and frustration from the business continuity implementation project.´´ From the Foreword by Philip Jan Rothstein, FBCI, President of Rothstein Associates Inc., Publisher of The Rothstein Catalog on Disaster Recovery, 2001
Your boss plays an important role in your career. So how do you navigate this delicate, significant professional relationship without playing political games or compromising your character? Managing Up offers concise, expert tips on: Understanding your manager´s priorities and pressures Setting a positive tone for the relationship Managing expectations - and egos Earning trust and respect About Harvard Business Review´s 20-Minute Manager series: Don´t have much time? Get up to speed fast on the most essential business skills with Harvard Business Review´s 20-Minute Manager series. Whether you need a crash course or a brief refresher, each audiobook in the series is a concise, practical primer that will help you brush up on a key management topic. Advice you can quickly hear and apply, for ambitious professionals and aspiring executives - from the most trusted source in business. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Edward Thomas. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/023978/bk_adbl_023978_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.