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How to be an Even Better Manager, 8th Edition

Book Description

This eighth edition of the best-selling How to be an Even Better Manager covers 50 essential topics across the three key areas in which any manager needs to be competent: managing people; managing activities and processes; and managing and developing yourself. Thoroughly revised and updated, with nine new chapters providing timely advice on topics such as benchmarking, cost cutting, improving organizational capability and recovering from setbacks, this is an invaluable handbook for current and aspiring managers. How to be an Even Better Manager provides sound guidelines that will help you to develop a broad base of managerial skills and knowledge. Even the most experienced manager needs to keep abreast of new developments and brush up on essential competencies, so this new edition will continue to be an invaluable aid.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title page
  3. Imprint
  4. Table of Contents
  5. Foreword to the eighth edition
  6. Preface
  7. 01 How to be a better manager
  8. 02 How to be assertive
  9. 03 How to benchmark
  10. 04 How to budget
  11. 05 How to communicate
  12. 06 How to coordinate
  13. 07 How to achieve continuous improvement
  14. 08 How to control
  15. 09 How to be creative and innovative
  16. 10 How to cut costs
  17. 11 How to be decisive
  18. 12 How to delegate
  19. 13 How to delight customers
  20. 14 How to develop people
  21. 15 How to empower
  22. 16 How to get on
  23. 17 How to handle people problems
  24. 18 How to increase engagement
  25. 19 How to interview
  26. 20 How to be interviewed
  27. 21 How to be a better leader
  28. 22 How to influence people and make a business case
  29. 23 How to listenb
  30. 24 How to make things happen
  31. 25 How to manage your boss
  32. 26 How to manage change
  33. 27 How to manage conflict
  34. 28 How to manage a crisis
  35. 29 How to manage culture
  36. 30 How to manage performance
  37. 31 How to manage projects
  38. 32 How to manage risk
  39. 33 How to manage stress
  40. 34 How to manage time
  41. 35 How to motivate
  42. 36 How to run and participate in effective meetings
  43. 37 How to negotiate
  44. 38 How to deal with office politics
  45. 39 How to organize
  46. 40 How to improve organizational capability
  47. 41 How to plan and prioritize
  48. 42 How to prepare a business plan
  49. 43 How to recover from setbacks
  50. 44 How to make effective presentations
  51. 45 How to solve problems
  52. 46 How to be strategic
  53. 47 How to think clearly
  54. 48 How things go wrong and how to put them right
  55. 49 How to troubleshoot
  56. 50 How to write reports
  57. Appendix: positive or negative indicators of performance
  58. Titles by the same author
  59. Also published by Kogan Page
  60. Full Imprint