FT Guide to Management

FT Guide to Management : The Art and Science of Being an Effective Manager

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Your authoritative guide to the art and science of being an effective manager.

This is an indispensable guide to management success, whether you are taking on you first management role or are already well on your way to the top. Practical, realistic, incisive and easy-to-read it offers a realistic touchstone for anyone who is aspiring to progress up the career ladder and wants to excel in a management role.

The Financial Times Guide to Management addresses the key issues that every manager faces and shows you not only how to become competent in them but also how to add value. This is a wide-ranging, jargon-free companion for today's managers, showing you how to get the balance right between knowing enough and not getting bogged down in the details.
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  • Paperback | 232 pages
  • 138 x 216mm
  • FT Publishing International
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • 0273761986
  • 9780273761983

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Table of contents

Table of Contents

Ch 1 Managing Yourself

Taking a Personal Audit

Focusing on What You Can Control


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 for Managing 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
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