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Management Rules: 50 New Rules for Managers

Book Description

Let's face it, if you want to get ahead in business you cannot avoid people management – but we're often promoted because we're good at what we do, not because we display great management skills. We owe it to the people we manage to read up on the subject and get skilled! Luckily Jo Owen has laid out 50 essential lessons we need to learn to become the best manager we can be.

Jo has studied what makes a good manager everywhere from British soap powder companies, to inner city schools and Japanese banks. So whether becoming a manager has brought out the inner dictator in you or left you feeling painfully awkward, Management Rules will have you relaxed, confident and effective in no time.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title page
  3. Copyright page
  4. INTRODUCTION: MANAGEMENT RULES
  5. MANAGE YOUR TEAM
    1. CHAPTER 1 WHAT YOUR TEAM WANTS FROM YOU
    2. CHAPTER 2 VISION: SETTING A DIRECTION
    3. CHAPTER 3 HOW TO MOTIVATE YOUR TEAM: PRINCIPLES
    4. CHAPTER 4 HOW TO MOTIVATE YOUR TEAM: PRACTICE
    5. CHAPTER 5 MAKING DECISIONS IN AN UNCERTAIN WORLD
    6. CHAPTER 6 HANDLING CRISES
    7. CHAPTER 7 HONESTY AND INTEGRITY: DITCH THE ETHICS COURSE
      1. Values alignment
      2. Credibility
      3. Risk
    8. CHAPTER 8 SETTING TARGETS
    9. CHAPTER 9 HOW TO DELEGATE
    10. CHAPTER 10 WHAT YOU CAN AND CANNOT DELEGATE
    11. CHAPTER 11 MANAGING OTHER PROFESSIONALS
    12. CHAPTER 12 HOW TO COACH
  6. MANAGE THE ORGANISATION
    1. CHAPTER 13 TAKE CONTROL
    2. CHAPTER 14 BUILD YOUR TRUSTED NETWORK
    3. CHAPTER 15 INFLUENCING DECISIONS
    4. CHAPTER 16 NEGOTIATING YOUR BUDGET
    5. CHAPTER 17 MANAGING YOUR BUDGET
    6. CHAPTER 18 CONTROLLING BUDGETS
    7. CHAPTER 19 HANDLING BAD NEWS
    8. CHAPTER 20 PROJECT MANAGEMENT
  7. MANAGE YOUR COLLEAGUES
    1. CHAPTER 21 MANAGING YOUR PEERS
    2. CHAPTER 22 STYLES OF MANAGEMENT: THE THEORY
    3. CHAPTER 23 MANAGING DIFFERENT STYLES: THE PRACTICE
    4. CHAPTER 24 PUTTING PRAISE AND FLATTERY TO WORK
    5. CHAPTER 25 PERSUASIVE CONVERSATIONS
      1. P: Preparation
      2. A: Alignment
      3. S: Situation review
      4. S: So what’s in it for me?
      5. I: Idea, stated simply
      6. O: Overcome objections
      7. N: Next steps
    6. CHAPTER 26 HOW TO SAY “NO”
    7. CHAPTER 27 HOW TO DEAL WITH MR AND MRS NASTY
    8. CHAPTER 28 PROFESSIONAL GUARD
  8. THE DAILY SKILLS OF MANAGEMENT
    1. CHAPTER 29 THE DAILY SKILLS OF MANAGEMENT
    2. CHAPTER 30 MANAGE TIME EFFECTIVELY
    3. CHAPTER 31 MANAGE TIME EFFICIENTLY
    4. CHAPTER 32 HOW TO READ
    5. CHAPTER 33 HOW TO WRITE
    6. CHAPTER 34 HOW TO LISTEN
    7. CHAPTER 35 HOW TO TALK
      1. Enthusiasm
      2. Expertise
      3. Empathy
    8. CHAPTER 36 THE ART OF A GOOD MEETING
    9. CHAPTER 37 THE USE AND ABUSE OF POWERPOINT
    10. CHAPTER 38 PREPARING SPREADSHEETS
      1. Keep it simple
      2. The spreadsheet is only as good as the person behind it
      3. It’s not the numbers that count: it’s the assumptions
  9. MANAGE YOUR CAREER
    1. CHAPTER 39 MANAGE YOUR CAREER
    2. CHAPTER 40 THE MANAGEMENT JOURNEY
    3. CHAPTER 41 WHAT IT TAKES TO GET AHEAD
    4. CHAPTER 42 HOW TO GET PROMOTED
    5. CHAPTER 43 HOW NOT TO GET PROMOTED
    6. CHAPTER 44 HOW TO GET FIRED
    7. CHAPTER 45 WHEN TO MOVE ON
    8. CHAPTER 46 FIND THE RIGHT BOSS
    9. CHAPTER 47 WHAT YOUR BOSS WANTS FROM YOU
    10. CHAPTER 48 MANAGE YOUR BOSS
    11. CHAPTER 49 FIND THE RIGHT ASSIGNMENT
    12. CHAPTER 50 MANAGEMENT OR LEADERSHIP?