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HBR Guide to Your Professional Growth

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No one will pay as close attention to your personal growth and development as you will. Whether you're lucky enough to work for an organization that encourages a learning mindset for everyone or whether you're in a place where only a handful of stars get all the heat and light when it comes to professional development, you are the best person to create and monitor your own curriculum. And increasingly in today's workplaces, you are responsible. Without an HR specialist or a personal coach to guide you, how can you assess your own strengths and weaknesses, gather and distill meaningful feedback, set goals for yourself beyond your job duties, gain the new skills you need to stay relevant and excel, nurture your curiosity, and continue to learn, grow, and evolve into your best self at work? Whether your development plan is vague or clear, you can establish a course to acquire and maintain the skills you'll need to be successful and close the gap between where you are now and where you'd like to be.--

HBR Guides to Managing Your Career Collection 6 Books

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Don't wait for someone else to manage your career. Career paths are far from straightforward. HBR Guides to Managing Your Career Collection offers the ideas and strategies to help you take charge of your career and reach your highest potential--both in and outside of work. Included in this six-book set are HBR Guide to Your Professional Growth, HBR Guide to Work-Life Balance, HBR Guide to Getting the Mentoring You Need, HBR Guide to Managing Up and Across, HBR Guide to Office Politics, and HBR Guide to Changing Your Career. You'll learn how to: Clarify your professional passions Think strategically about career changes Recognize when it's time for a new challenge Find the right mentors to help you grow and move ahead Set boundaries and manage your time Deal with difficult managers Manage conflict constructively and have difficult conversations Navigate your work culture and its politics The workplace is a complex arena to navigate, yet with advice from HBR's experts, you will be able to surpass any professional obstacle. No matter where you are in your career, the HBR Guides to Managing Your Career Collection will help you plan your next steps and push yourself forward to the next level.

HBR Guide to Changing Your Career

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Your next act starts now. You're ready for something new, but it's hard to start over. Just the idea of trading the security you have now for the unknown or throwing away the education and time you've invested in your current career can plunge you into a swirl of indecision and anxiety. But mixing things up every few years is an increasingly normal and cyclical part of a healthy work life--a way to gain new skills and stretch your existing ones by applying them to different contexts. Whether you know what you want to do next or you're still evaluating options, the HBR Guide to Changing Your Career will help you: Imagine other professional selves Identify the skills you need--and those you already possess that will transfer to another industry Assess the financial implications of the change you're considering Try out new roles without endangering your current job Explain a seemingly winding career path Pitch yourself into a new role

HBR Guide for Women at Work HBR Guide Series

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Make your career what you want it to be. Women regularly face unfair challenges in the workplace--from being passed over for promotion to being ignored in conversation. Unconscious bias and negative assumptions are working against them. As a woman, how can you break through these barriers and get what you want from your career? The HBR Guide for Women at Work will help you identify and overcome the factors that are holding you back. It provides practical tips and advice so you can face gender stereotypes head-on, make yourself visible when opportunities arise, and demonstrate your leadership skills. You'll learn to: Speak up in meetings in a way that ensures your ideas will be heard Wield influence by building the right relationships Advocate for yourself--and for what you want Align yourself with mentors and sponsors to support your growth Show passion without being perceived as "too emotional" Create your unique vision as a leader

HBR Guide to Managing Up and Across HBR Guide Series

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ARE YOUR WORKING RELATIONSHIPS WORKING AGAINST YOU? To achieve your goals and get ahead, you need to rally people behind you and your ideas. But how do you do that when you lack formal authority? Or when you have a boss who gets in your way? Or when you’re juggling others’ needs at the expense of your own? By managing up, down, and across the organization. Your success depends on it, whether you’re a young professional or an experienced leader. The HBR Guide to Managing Up and Across will help you: Advance your agenda—and your career—with smarter networking Build relationships that bring targets and deadlines within reach Persuade decision makers to champion your initiatives Collaborate more effectively with colleagues Deal with new, challenging, or incompetent bosses Navigate office politics

HBR Guide to Getting the Mentoring You Need HBR Guide Series

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Find the right person to help supercharge your career. Whether you’re eyeing a specific leadership role, hoping to advance your skills, or simply looking to broaden your professional network, you need to find someone who can help. Wait for a senior manager to come looking for you—and you’ll probably be waiting forever. Instead, you need to find the mentoring that will help you achieve your goals. Managed correctly, mentoring is a powerful and efficient tool for moving up. The HBR Guide to Getting the Mentoring You Need will help you get it right. You’ll learn how to: Find new ways to stand out in your organization Set clear and realistic development goals Identify and build relationships with influential sponsors Give back and bring value to mentors and senior advisers Evaluate your progress in reaching your professional goals

The HBR Guides Collection 8 Books HBR Guide Series

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This collection will help you sharpen the key management skills you need to succeed today. We all want to give more persuasive presentations, write more effective emails, master the basics of finance, and manage both stress and time a bit better. These Harvard Business Review Guides—now offered as a complete digital collection—will help you get there. Packed with concise, practical tips from leading experts, the HBR Guides series is designed to help you learn and apply strategies and tactics to work smarter and more effectively, every day. This collection features digital editions of all eight books in the series: HBR Guides on Persuasive Presentations, Better Business Writing, Getting the Right Work Done, Managing Stress at Work, Finance Basics for Managers, Project Management, Managing Up and Across, and Getting the Mentoring You Need. As an important part of your management toolkit, these guidebooks will arm you with the advice you need to success on the job from the most trusted name in business. For busy managers looking for answers to common challenges, let these HBR Guides mentor you all the way to success. About the HBR Guide series: Arm yourself with the advice you need to succeed on the job, from the most trusted brand in business. Packed with how-to essentials from leading experts, the HBR Guides provide smart answers to your most pressing work challenges.

HBR Guide to Finance Basics for Managers

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Where do you begin if your boss asks you to prepare a breakeven analysis? Can you tell the difference between an income statement and a balance sheet? Between gross margin and revenue? Do you understand why a business that's profitable can still go belly-up? Has your grasp of your company's numbers helped--or hurt--your career? If questions like these make you sweat, you've come to the right place. This guide will give you the tools and confidence you need to master the finance basics, as all good managers must. You'll learn how to: speak the language of finance, compare your firm's financials with rivals', size up your vulnerability to industry downturns, shift your unit's focus from revenues to profits, use financial data to defend budget requests, avoid running out of cash--and going out of business, keep costs from killing your bottom line, invest smartly through cost/benefit analysis, sell your brilliant idea with ROI, and avoid putting too much faith in the numbers. This collection includes: "Finance Quiz: Do You Know the Basics?" "The Key Financial Statements," "The Fundamental Laws of Business," "Using Statements to Measure Financial Health," "Grow Your Profits by Streamlining Your Business," "Working Your Assets to Boost Your Growth," "Profit Does Not Equal Cash (And You Need Both)," "Why Cash Matters," "Your Balance Sheet Levers," "What's Your Working Capital Model? A Case Study," "Learn to Speak the Language of ROI," "Practical Tools for Management Decisions: Making the Numbers Work for You," "What the Financial Statements Don't Tell You," and more. Harvard Business Review Guides are for busy professionals looking for quick answers to common challenges. They're packed with useful tips and practical advice in a brief, easy-to-read format. Whether you're looking to expand your skills or refresh your existing ones, these guides offer reliable answers to your most pressing problems.

HBR Guide to Getting the Right Work Done HBR Guide Series

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IS YOUR WORKLOAD SLOWING YOU—AND YOUR CAREER—DOWN? Your inbox is overflowing. You’re paralyzed because you have too much to do but don’t know where to start. Your to-do list never seems to get any shorter. You leave work exhausted but have little to show for it. It’s time to learn how to get the right work done. In the HBR Guide to Getting the Right Work Done, you’ll discover how to focus your time and energy where they will yield the greatest reward. Not only will you end each day knowing you made progress—your improved productivity will also set you apart from the pack. Whether you’re a new professional or an experienced one, this guide will help you: Prioritize and stay focused Work less but accomplish more Stop bad habits and develop good ones Break overwhelming projects into manageable pieces Conquer e-mail overload Write to-do lists that really work

Management Tips

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As a manager, you're shouldering more and more responsibilities--from maximizing your team's performance to increasing your company's market share to building profitable customer relationships. On top of all that, you need to orchestrate your own time and keep your career on track. The challenges are stacking up--but you've got less and less time to figure out how to tackle them. How are you supposed to resolve this dilemma? Happily, help is on the way: the new Management Tips from the Harvard Business Review. This concise, handy guide is packed with quick tips on a broad range of topics, organized into three major skills every manager must master: Managing yourself Managing your team Managing your business Drawing from HBR's popular Management Tip of the Day, the book puts the best management practices and insights, from top thinkers in the field, right at your fingertips. Pick it up any time you have a few minutes to spare, and you'll have a fresh, powerful idea you can immediately put into action. You may not be able to do much about being time-starved. But with Management Tips from the Harvard Business Review as your guide, you'll stand the best chance of succeeding in your role as a manager.

Developing Employees

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The Pocket Mentor series offers immediate solutions to the challenges managers face on the job every day. Each book in the series is packed with handy tools, self-tests, and real-life examples to help you identify strengths and weaknesses and hone critical skills. Whether you're at your desk, in a meeting, or on the road, these portable guides enable you to tackle the daily demands of your work with greater speed, savvy, and effectiveness. Managing employee growth is critical to your organization's success. But to develop your employees effectively, you must have certain skills, such as the ability to seek out opportunities, set goals, and provide feedback. This volume teaches you to: · Assess developmental needs · Understand and take into account differences between your employees · Use a Performance and Potential grid to determine next steps · Conduct a career development discussion

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Retaining Employees

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What can you, as a manager, do to attract top talent and keep your company's high-performing employees? In Retaining Employees, you'll learn ways to stay competitive in the war for talent by using creative and effective retention strategies, including: Managing or removing common obstacles to retention, such as burnout and work-life imbalance Developing programs to better meet employees' diverse needs and interests Hiring the right employees in order to improve retention

The New Engineer s Guide to Career Growth and Professional Awareness

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Intent on solving the ever-emerging problems created by the requirements of society and advancing technology, today's engineers tend to lose sight of the important professional, governmental, and community-based activities that can profoundly affect the outcome of their careers. This comprehensive introductory text helps illuminate the many socio-economic issues that are an integral part of the engineer's life from college to career to retirement.

The Hospitalist Program Management Guide

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Challenged to build and manage a hospitalist program? Overcome the challenge with the latest hospitalist program management techniques from 19 experts in the field: Jeffrey R. Dichter, MD, FACP; Kenneth G. Simone, DO; Mark Ault, MD; Yanick Beaulieu, MD, FRCPC; Martin B. Buser, MPH, FACHE; Mary Dallas, MD; Robbin Dick, MD, FACP; Leslie A. Flores, MHA; Patricia M. Gorman, RN, MSM, CPHQ; Aaron Gottesman, MD, FACP; Amir Jaffer, MD; Donald Krause, MD; Ajay Kumar, MD; John Nelson, MD, FACP; Philip Ng, MD; Charlene Porter, BS, MA, CPC; Bradley T. Rosen, MD, MBA; Geoff Teed; Wayne O. Winney These experts are in-the-trenches hospitalists, hospitalist program directors, chief executive officers, coding experts, chiefs of medicine, and critical care specialists. They'll help you: Use a step-by-step approach to evaluate the need for a hospitalist program Ensure proper communication between hospitalists, primary care physicians, and other staff Optimize hospitalist performance Define goals and specific performance benchmarks Grow the hospitalist program and streamline staff Recruit and retain effective hospitalists Create mentoring programs, call schedules, and more Achieve balanced workloads and successful coding practices Over the years, hospitalists' roles and responsibilities have extended far beyond what many programs originally intended. As a result, hospitals today must invest even more resources and time to create, monitor, and assess the value of a hospitalist program. For both new and existing programs, organization leaders need to ensure that the investment is worthwhile, cost-effective, of high quality, and benefits all parties--the hospital, the hospitalist, and the patient. "The Hospitalist Program Management Guide," Second Edition, will show you how to: Establish a new or fledgling hospitalist program Avoid the common mistakes made when launching a program Monitor and improve a program once it is established This resource is completely updated with information from industry experts to help you meet evolving hospitalist program management challenges. New chapters include: Hospitalist program data: Tools to develop a program scorecard, guidelines for reviewing scorecard data, and strategies for using data to improve care and program processes. Benchmarks and evaluation: Strategies for using performance data in financial support negotiations with sponsoring organizations, physician incentive compensation plans, managed care contract negotiations, and program marketing. Tips for selecting metrics and analytical approaches to monitor performance and creating the hospitalist dashboard. Informatics specialist: Approaches for extracting performance metrics from typical information systems and navigating clinical and financial information systems. Return on investment: Tips for establishing, demonstrating, monitoring, and reporting the value of your hospitalists program to organization leadership and financial sponsors. Hospitalist culture and leadership development: Learn how to create a hospitalist culture that encourages participation, ownership, and leadership. Tips for encouraging open exchange of ideas, ensuring a reasonable workload, supporting hospitalists' individual interests and ambitions, and developing the next generation of leaders.

What You re Really Meant to Do

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How do you create your own definition of success—and reach your unique potential? Building a fulfilling life and career can be a daunting challenge. It takes courage and hard work. Too often, we charge down a path leading to “success” as defined by those around us—and ultimately, are left feeling dissatisfied. Each of us is unique and brings distinctive skills and qualities to any situation. So why is it that most of us fail to spend sufficient time learning to understand ourselves and creating our own definition of success? The truth is, it can seem so natural and so much easier to just do what everyone else is doing—for now—leaving it for later to develop our best selves and figure out our own unique path. Is there a road map that will enable you to defy conventional wisdom, resist peer pressure, and carve out a path that fits your unique skills and passions? Robert Steven Kaplan, leadership expert and author of the highly successful book What to Ask the Person in the Mirror, regularly advises executives and students on how to tackle these questions. In this indispensable new book, Kaplan shares a specific and actionable approach to defining your own success and reaching your potential. Drawing on his years of experience, Kaplan proposes an integrated plan for identifying and achieving your goals. He outlines specific steps and exercises to help you understand yourself more deeply, take control of your career, and build your capabilities in a way that fits your passions and aspirations. Are you doing what you’re really meant to do? If you’re ready to face this question, this book can help you change your life.

Career Growth and Human Resource Strategies

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This collection of original essays, written by experienced human resource professionals, is a major contribution to the maturing field of organizational career planning and development. Collectively, the contributors stress the need to integrate employee career interests with the current and anticipated personnel requirements of their employers, and they describe a variety of strategies and programs for accomplishing this objective. . . . Career development specialists, personnel managers, human resource planners, and students of the career development field will find this book to be of considerable interest. Choice Since its rise to prominence nearly twenty years ago, the field of career planning and development has undergone significant change. From an emphasis on the individual's personal needs, the focus in recent years has shifted to a concern for the individual's needs in relation to an organization's current and future position. This collection of original essays reflects this new trend. Written by experienced human resources specialists, the essays present current issues and problems, together with effective programs and strategies for dealing with them. Divided into five parts, this book begins with a focus on career processes in early, middle, and late stages--such as newcomer commitment, exploring career alternatives, and career plateaus. The chapters go on to describe organizational strategies for career enhancement and corporate philosophies of employee development, as well as tools, techniques, and programs for individual employee self-assessment. Examples of work experiences are examined, highlighting opportunities and barriers for minorities and women, executive development, and the impact of job loss. A final chapter is devoted to the role of human resource professionals in career development for the future.

Creating Career Success A Flexible Plan for the World of Work

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Today's workplace is a dynamic, ever-changing environment. Job security is a thing of the past, layoffs are common, and people change jobs and careers frequently. Students need to be prepared to adapt to the unexpected twists and turns they may face. CREATING CAREER SUCCESS helps students develop a self-directed, proactive, flexible plan to launch and manage their careers over the years to come, using the latest technological resources and job search strategies. Through a process of self-assessment, career exploration, and self-promotion students discover how to connect their skills, interests and values to a variety of possible careers, build relationships, and present themselves in the best possible light to potential employers. Most importantly, students are encouraged to keep their minds and options open, and to engage themselves fully in the career development process. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Entrepreneur s Toolkit

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The New Manager's Guide and Mentor. The Harvard Business Essentials series provides comprehensive advice, personal coaching, background information, and guidance on the most relevant topics in business. Drawing on rich content from Harvard Business School Publishing and other sources, these concise guides are carefully crafted to provide a highly practical resource for readers with all levels of experience and will prove especially valuable for the new manager. To assure quality and accuracy, a specialized content adviser from a world-class business school closely reviews each volume. Whether you are a new manager seeking to expand your skills or a seasoned professional looking to broaden your knowledge base, these solution-oriented books put reliable answers at your fingertips.

The Manager s Guide to Employee Development

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As managers, we are expected to hold career and professional development discussions with our employees, although many of us feel ill-equipped for these conversations. Are you unsure how or where to begin with your employees’ development? Perhaps you want to brush up on how to create more meaningful development plans? This TD at Work is a primer intended for managers, human resources professionals, and others. It is a practical, go-to guide that will explain: · why career development is important to the organization, employee, and manager · who is responsible for specific aspects of the employee development process · how to facilitate the employee development process · the characteristics of a strong individual development process · how to lead successful development discussions