HBR s 10 Must Reads on Communication with featured article The Necessary Art of Persuasion by Jay A Conger

Author: Harvard Business Review
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
ISBN: 9781422191514
Release Date: 2013-03-12
Genre: Business & Economics

NEW from the bestselling HBR’s 10 Must Reads series. The best leaders know how to communicate clearly and persuasively. How do you stack up? If you read nothing else on communicating effectively, read these 10 articles. We’ve combed through hundreds of articles in the Harvard Business Review archive and selected the most important ones to help you express your ideas with clarity and impact—no matter what the situation. Leading experts such as Deborah Tannen, Jay Conger, and Nick Morgan provide the insights and advice you need to: • Pitch your brilliant idea—successfully • Connect with your audience • Establish credibility • Inspire others to carry out your vision • Adapt to stakeholders’ decision-making styles • Frame goals around common interests • Build consensus and win support Looking for more Must Read articles from Harvard Business Review? Check out these titles in the popular series: HBR’s 10 Must Reads: The Essentials HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Collaboration HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Innovation HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Leadership HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Making Smart Decisions HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Managing Yourself HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Strategic Marketing HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Teams

Influence and Persuasion HBR Emotional Intelligence Series

Author: Harvard Business Review
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
ISBN: 9781633693944
Release Date: 2017-11-14
Genre: Business & Economics

Changing hearts is an important part of changing minds. Research shows that appealing to human emotion can help you make your case and build your authority as a leader. This book highlights that research and shows you how to act on it, presenting both comprehensive frameworks for developing influence and small, simple tactics you can use to convince others every day. This volume includes the work of: Nick Morgan Robert Cialdini Linda A. Hill Nancy Duarte This collection of articles includes "Understand the Four Components of Influence," by Nick Morgan; "Harnessing the Science of Persuasion," by Robert Cialdini; "Three Things Managers Should Be Doing Every Day," by Linda A. Hill and Kent Lineback; "Learning Charisma," by John Antonakis, Marika Fenley, and Sue Liechti; "To Win People Over, Speak to Their Wants and Needs," by Nancy Duarte; "Storytelling That Moves People," an interview with Robert McKee by Bronwyn Fryer; "The Surprising Persuasiveness of a Sticky Note," by Kevin Hogan; and "When to Sell with Facts and Figures, and When to Appeal to Emotions," by Michael D. Harris. How to be human at work. The HBR Emotional Intelligence Series features smart, essential reading on the human side of professional life from the pages of Harvard Business Review. Each book in the series offers proven research showing how our emotions impact our work lives, practical advice for managing difficult people and situations, and inspiring essays on what it means to tend to our emotional well-being at work. Uplifting and practical, these books describe the social skills that are critical for ambitious professionals to master.

HBR s 10 Must Reads for New Managers with bonus article How Managers Become Leaders by Michael D Watkins HBR s 10 Must Reads

Author: Harvard Business Review
Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
ISBN: 9781633693036
Release Date: 2017-02-07
Genre: Business & Economics

Develop the mindset and presence to successfully manage others for the first time. If you read nothing else on becoming a new manager, read these 10 articles. We’ve combed through hundreds of Harvard Business Review articles and selected the most important ones to help you transition from being an outstanding individual contributor to becoming a great manager of others. This book will inspire you to: Develop your emotional intelligence Influence your colleagues through the science of persuasion Assess your team and enhance its performance Network effectively to achieve business goals and for personal advancement Navigate relationships with employees, bosses, and peers Get support from above View the big picture in your decision making Balance your team’s work and personal life in a high-intensity workplace This collection of articles includes “Becoming the Boss,” by Linda A. Hill; “Leading the Team You Inherit,” by Michael D. Watkins; “Saving Your Rookie Managers from Themselves,” by Carol A. Walker; “Managing the High-Intensity Workplace,” by Erin Reid and Lakshmi Ramarajan; “Harnessing the Science of Persuasion,” Robert B. Cialdini; “What Makes a Leader?” by Daniel Goleman; “The Authenticity Paradox,” by Herminia Ibarra; “Managing Your Boss,” by John J. Gabarro and John P. Kotter; “How Leaders Create and Use Networks,” by Herminia Ibarra and Mark Lee Hunter; “Management Time: Who’s Got the Monkey?” by William Oncken, Jr., and Donald L. Wass; and BONUS ARTICLE: “How Managers Become Leaders,” by Michael D. Watkins.

Influence rev

Author: Robert B. Cialdini
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780688128166
Release Date: 1993
Genre: Business & Economics

Influence, the classic book on persuasion, explains the psychology of why people say "yes"-and how to apply these understandings. Dr. Robert Cialdini is the seminal expert in the rapidly expanding field of influence and persuasion. His thirty-five years of rigorous, evidence-based research along with a three-year program of study on what moves people to change behavior has resulted in this highly acclaimed book. You'll learn the six universal principles, how to use them to become a skilled persuader-and how to defend yourself against them. Perfect for people in all walks of life, the principles of Influence will move you toward profound personal change and act as a driving force for your success.

Illuminate

Author: Nancy Duarte
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101980187
Release Date: 2016-02-16
Genre: Business & Economics

"THE PEOPLE WHO ARE CRAZY ENOUGH TO THINK THEY CAN CHANGE THE WORLD ARE THE ONES WHO DO." With these words, Apple Inc., and its leader, Steve Jobs, catalyzed a movement. Whenever Jobs took the stage to talk about new Apple products, the whole world seemed to stop and listen. That’s because Jobs was offering a vision of the future. He wanted you to feel what the world might someday be like, and trust him to take you there. As a leader, you have the same potential to not only anticipate the future and invent creative initiatives, but to also inspire those around you to support and execute your vision. In Illuminate, acclaimed author Nancy Duarte and communications expert Patti Sanchez equip you with the same communication tools that great leaders like Jobs, Howard Schultz, and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. used to move people. Duarte and Sanchez lay out a plan to help you lead people through the five stages of transformation using speeches, stories, ceremonies, and symbols. This visual and accessible communication guidebook will show you how Apple, Starbucks, IBM, charity: water, and others have mobilized people to embrace bold changes.To envision the future is one thing, getting others to go there with you is another. By harnessing the power of persuasive communication you, too, can turn your idea into a movement. From the Hardcover edition.

Talk Inc

Author: Boris Groysberg
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
ISBN: 9781422183991
Release Date: 2012-05-29
Genre: Business & Economics

Conversation-powered leadership How can leaders make their big or growing companies feel small again? How can they recapture the “magic”—the tight strategic alignment, the high level of employee engagement—that drove and animated their organization when it was a start-up? As more and more executives have discovered in recent years, the answer to this conundrum lies in the power of conversation. In Talk, Inc., Boris Groysberg and Michael Slind show how trusted and effective leaders are adapting the principles of face-to-face conversation in order to pursue a new form of organizational conversation. They explore the promise of conversation-powered leadership—from the time-tested practice of talking straight (and listening well) to the thoughtful adoption of social media technology. And they offer guidance on how to balance the benefits of open-ended talk with the realities of strategic execution. Drawing on the experience of leaders at diverse companies from around the world, Talk, Inc., offers provocative insights and user-friendly tips on how to make organizational culture more intimate, more interactive, more inclusive, and more intentional—in short, more conversational.

Harvard Business Review on the Persuasive Leader

Author: Harvard Business Review
Publisher: Harvard Business School Press
ISBN: 1422124991
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Business & Economics

"Companies are moving from traditional command-and-control hierarchies to flatter management styles at a rapid pace. To work effectively in these organizations, you need to excel at persuading others--including those over whom you have no formal authority. In Harvard Business Review on the Persuasive Leader, you'll discover techniques to hone your persuasive powers and get people to give their best every time."--Cover.

HBR Guide to Managing Up and Across HBR Guide Series

Author: Harvard Business Review
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
ISBN: 9781422187616
Release Date: 2013-01-08
Genre: Business & Economics

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

The Art of Woo

Author: G. Richard Shell
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1591841763
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Business & Economics

Explains that the selling of ideas is a matter of encouraging others to share one's beliefs in a guide for salespeople that invites readers to self-assess their persuasion personality and build on natural strengths.

Harvard Business Review on Communicating Effectively

Author: Harvard Business Review
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
ISBN: 9781422162514
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Business & Economics

Customize your delivery for maximum persuasive power. If you need the best practices and ideas for communicating effectively--but don't have time to find them--this book is for you. Here are 10 inspiring and useful perspectives, all in one place. This collection of HBR articles will help you: - Pitch your brilliant idea successfully - Connect with your audience - Establish credibility - Inspire others to realize your vision - Adapt to your listeners' decision-making styles - Frame goals around common interests - Build consensus and win concessions - Neutralize stressful conversations

Big Bang Disruption

Author: Larry Downes
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780698143388
Release Date: 2014-01-07
Genre: Business & Economics

It used to take years or even decades for disruptive innovations to dethrone dominant products and services. But now any business can be devastated virtually overnight by something better and cheaper. How can executives protect themselves and harness the power of Big Bang Disruption? Just a few years ago, drivers happily spent more than $200 for a GPS unit. But as smartphones exploded in popularity, free navigation apps exceeded the performance of stand-alone devices. Eighteen months after the debut of the navigation apps, leading GPS manufacturers had lost 85 percent of their market value. Consumer electronics and computer makers have long struggled in a world of exponential technology improvements and short product life spans. But until recently, hotels, taxi services, doctors, and energy companies had little to fear from the information revolution. Those days are gone forever. Software-based products are replacing physical goods. And every service provider must compete with cloud-based tools that offer customers a better way to interact. Today, start-ups with minimal experience and no capital can unravel your strategy before you even begin to grasp what’s happening. Never mind the “innovator’s dilemma”—this is the innovator’s disaster. And it’s happening in nearly every industry. Worse, Big Bang Disruptors may not even see you as competition. They don’t share your approach to customer service, and they’re not sizing up your product line to offer better prices. You may simply be collateral damage in their efforts to win completely different markets. The good news is that any business can master the strategy of the start-ups. Larry Downes and Paul Nunes analyze the origins, economics, and anatomy of Big Bang Disruption. They identify four key stages of the new innovation life cycle, helping you spot potential disruptors in time. And they offer twelve rules for defending your markets, launching disruptors of your own, and getting out while there’s still time. Based on extensive research by the Accenture Institute for High Performance and in-depth interviews with entrepreneurs, investors, and executives from more than thirty industries, Big Bang Disruption will arm you with strategies and insights to thrive in this brave new world.

Strategic Speed

Author: Jocelyn R. Davis
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
ISBN: 9781422131527
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Business & Economics

Only 30 percent of strategic initiatives are successfully executed. Of those that are, most CEOs view the process as too slow. What’s going on? And how can you accelerate execution in your company? In Strategic Speed, the authors provide the answers. Start by understanding the barriers to execution: Employees don’t grasp where an initiative is going. They don’t adopt new behaviors. They’re not committed to working together to achieve results. Most leaders try to speed things up by changing processes or installing new technologies. But better processes and systems won’t remove the barriers. Instead, you need to unleash three people factors—clarity (understanding the goal), unity (collaborating across work groups), and agility (adapting quickly). The authors explain how to unleash these factors by exercising four leadership abilities: • Affirming strategies: Ensuring everyone knows the destination and wants to go there • Driving initiatives: Accelerating projects called for by your strategy • Managing climate: Controlling what it feels like to work in your team • Cultivating experience: Harnessing employees’ knowledge and expertise Strategic Speed provides real-world examples—from companies as diverse as Tata Sky, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Ameriprise, and Fender Guitars—showing these practices in action. And it’s packed with tools and assessments for diagnosing where your execution efforts are in trouble and choosing specific actions for accelerating results in your firm.

Contagious

Author: Jonah Berger
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781451686586
Release Date: 2016-05-03
Genre: Business & Economics

Dynamic young Wharton professor Berger draws on his research to explain the six steps that make products or ideas contagious. Why do some products get more word of mouth than others? Why does some online content go viral?

Rebel Talent

Author: Francesca Gino
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 9780062694645
Release Date: 2018-05-01
Genre: Business & Economics

The world’s best chef. An airline caption who brought his flight to safety in a daring water landing. A magician known for his sensational escape acts. A computer scientist who founded a world-renowned animation studio. What do all of these people have in common? They love their jobs, they break the rules, and the world is better off for it. They are rebels. From an early age, we are taught to be rule followers, and the pressure to fit in only increases as we age. But conformity comes at a steep price for our careers and personal lives. When we mindlessly accept rules and norms rather than questioning and constructively rebelling against them, we ultimately end up stuck and unfulfilled. As leaders, we are less effective and respected. As employees, we are more likely to be overlooked for top assignments and promotions. As partners and friends, we are checked out and unhappy. Francesca Gino has been studying rebels in life and in the workplace for more than 15 years. She has discovered that rebels—those who practice “positive deviance” at work-- are harder to manage, but they are good for the bottom line: their passion, drive, curiosity, and creativity raise the entire organization to a new level. And she has found that at home, rebels are more engaged partners, parents, and friends. Packed with strategies for embracing rebellion at work and in life, and illuminating case studies ranging from the world of fine dining to fast food chains to corporations such as Google and Pixar, Rebel Talent encourages all of us to rebel against what’s comfortable, so that we can thrive.

HBR s 10 Must Reads

Author: Harvard Business Review
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
ISBN: 9781422133446
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Business & Economics

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