HBR Guide to Buying a Small Business HBR Guide Series

Author: Richard S. Ruback
Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
ISBN: 9781633692510
Release Date: 2017-01-17
Genre: Business & Economics

Are you looking for an alternative to a career path at a big firm? Does founding your own start-up seem too risky? There is a radical third path open to you: You can buy a small business and run it as CEO. Purchasing a small company offers significant financial rewards—as well as personal and professional fulfillment. Leading a firm means you can be your own boss, put your executive skills to work, fashion a company environment that meets your own needs, and profit directly from your success. But finding the right business to buy and closing the deal isn't always easy. In the HBR Guide to Buying a Small Business, Harvard Business School professors Richard Ruback and Royce Yudkoff help you: Determine if this path is right for you Raise capital for your acquisition Find and evaluate the right prospects Avoid the pitfalls that could derail your search Understand why a "dull" business might be the best investment Negotiate a potential deal with the seller Avoid deals that fall through at the last minute

HBR Guide to Performance Management HBR Guide Series

Author: Harvard Business Review
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
ISBN: 9781633692794
Release Date: 2017-06-20
Genre: Business & Economics

Are your employees meeting their goals? Is their work improving over time? Understanding where your employees are succeeding—and falling short—is a pivotal part of ensuring you have the right talent to meet organizational objectives. In order to work with your people and effectively monitor their progress, you need a system in place. The HBR Guide to Performance Management provides a new multi-step, cyclical process to help you keep track of your employees' work, identify where they need to improve, and ensure they're growing with the organization. You'll learn to: Set clear employee goals that align with company objectives Monitor progress and check in regularly Close performance gaps Understand when to use performance analytics Create opportunities for growth, tailored to the individual Overcome and avoid burnout on your team Arm yourself with the advice you need to succeed on the job, with 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 Emotional Intelligence HBR Guide Series

Author: Harvard Business Review
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
ISBN: 9781633692732
Release Date: 2017-06-06
Genre: Business & Economics

Managing the human side of work Research by Daniel Goleman, a psychologist and coauthor of Primal Leadership, has shown that emotional intelligence is a more powerful determinant of good leadership than technical competence, IQ, or vision. Influencing those around us and supporting our own well-being requires us to be self-aware, know when and how to regulate our emotional reactions, and understand the emotional responses of those around us. No wonder emotional intelligence has become one of the crucial criteria in hiring and promotion. But luckily it’s not just an innate trait: Emotional intelligence is composed of skills that all of us can learn and improve on. In this guide, you’ll learn how to: Determine your emotional intelligence strengths and weaknesses Understand and manage your emotional reactions Deal with difficult people Make smarter decisions Bounce back from tough times Help your team develop emotional intelligence Arm yourself with the advice you need to succeed on the job, with 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 Delivering Effective Feedback HBR Guide Series

Author: Harvard Business Review
Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
ISBN: 9781633691650
Release Date: 2016-04-19
Genre: Business & Economics

Take the stress out of giving feedback. To help your employees meet their goals and fulfill their potential, you need to provide them with regular feedback. But the prospect of sharing potentially negative news can be overwhelming. How do you construct your message so that it’s not only well received but also expressed in a way that encourages change? Whether you’re commending exemplary work or addressing problem behavior, the HBR Guide to Delivering Effective Feedback provides you with practical advice and tips to transform any performance discussion—from weekly check-ins to annual reviews—into an opportunity for growth and development. You’ll learn to: • Establish trust with your direct reports • Assess their performance fairly • Emphasize improvement, even in criticism • React calmly to a defensive feedback recipient • Recognize and motivate star performers • Create individualized development plans Arm yourself with the advice you need to succeed on the job, from a source you trust. Packed with how-to essentials from leading experts, the HBR Guides provide smart answers to your most pressing work challenges.

HBR Guide to Making Every Meeting Matter HBR Guide Series

Author: Harvard Business Review
Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
ISBN: 9781633692183
Release Date: 2016-11-15
Genre: Business & Economics

Make every minute count. Your calendar is full, and yet your meetings don’t always seem to advance your work. Problems often arise with unrealistic or vague agendas, off-track conversations, tuned-out participants who don’t know why they’re there, and follow-up notes that no one reads—or acts on. Meetings can feel like a waste of time. But when you invest a little energy in preparing yourself and your participants, you’ll stay focused, solve problems, gain consensus, and leave each meeting ready to take action. With input from over 20 experts combined with useful checklists, sample agendas, and follow-up memos, the HBR Guide to Making Every Meeting Matter will teach you how to: • Set and communicate your meeting’s purpose • Invite the right people • Prepare an achievable agenda • Moderate a lively conversation • Regain control of a wayward meeting • Ensure follow-through without babysitting or haranguing Arm yourself with the advice you need to succeed on the job, from a source you trust. Packed with how-to essentials from leading experts, the HBR Guides provide smart answers to your most pressing work challenges.

HBR Guides to Performance Management Collection 4 Books HBR Guide Series

Author: Harvard Business Review
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
ISBN: 9781633694224
Release Date: 2017-10-17
Genre: Business & Economics

If you manage a team, you need to be able to measure and manage their performance. From establishing a performance review cycle and building toward your year-end assessment, to providing individual feedback and coaching and establishing group cohesion and accountability, this collection teaches you the skills you need to inspire your team to greater success. This specially priced four-volume set includes books from the HBR Guide series on the topics of Performance Management, Coaching Employees, Delivering Effective Feedback, and Leading Teams. You'll learn how to: Set--and adapt--employee and team goals Assess performance fairly Coach your employees through tough situations React calmly if someone gets defensive when you deliver feedback Create plans for individual development Rethink how you use performance ratings Avoid burnout on your team Foster group camaraderie and cooperation Hold your team accountable Arm yourself with the advice you need to succeed on the job, with 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 Dealing with Conflict HBR Guide Series

Author: Amy Gallo
Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
ISBN: 9781633692169
Release Date: 2017-03-14
Genre: Business & Economics

While some of us enjoy a lively debate with colleagues and others prefer to suppress our feelings over disagreements, we all struggle with conflict at work. Every day we navigate an office full of competing interests, clashing personalities, limited time and resources, and fragile egos. Sure, we share the same overarching goals as our colleagues, but we don't always agree on how to achieve them. We work differently. We rub each other the wrong way. We jockey for position. How can you deal with conflict at work in a way that is both professional and productive—where it improves both your work and your relationships? You start by understanding whether you generally seek or avoid conflict, identifying the most frequent reasons for disagreement, and knowing what approaches work for what scenarios. Then, if you decide to address a particular conflict, you use that information to plan and conduct a productive conversation. The HBR Guide to Dealing with Conflict will give you the advice you need to: Understand the most common sources of conflict Explore your options for addressing a disagreement Recognize whether you—and your counterpart—typically seek or avoid conflict Prepare for and engage in a difficult conversation Manage your and your counterpart's emotions Develop a resolution together Know when to walk away Arm yourself with the advice you need to succeed on the job, with 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.

Wie ich die Dinge geregelt kriege

Author: David Allen
Publisher: Piper ebooks
ISBN: 9783492972314
Release Date: 2015-05-20
Genre: Self-Help

Eigentlich sollte man längst bei einem Termin sein, doch dann klingelt das Handy und das E-Mail-Postfach quillt auch schon wieder über. Für Sport und Erholung bleibt immer weniger Zeit und am Ende resigniert man ausgebrannt, unproduktiv und völlig gestresst. Doch das muss nicht sein. Denn je entspannter wir sind, desto kreativer und produktiver werden wir. Mit David Allens einfacher und anwendungsorientierter Methode wird beides wieder möglich: effizient zu arbeiten und die Freude am Leben zurückzugewinnen.

Wege statt Irrwege

Author: James Allworth
Publisher: books4success
ISBN: 9783864702655
Release Date: 2015-02-05
Genre: Self-Help

Scheidungen, kein Kontakt zu den Kindern, Gefδngnis wegen Betrugs - all das hat Harvard-Professor Clayton M. Christensen bei ehemaligen Kommilitonen gesehen und es hat ihn zum Nachdenken angeregt: Wie konnte es so weit kommen? Und wie macht man es besser? Seine άberlegungen fόhrten Christensen zu den drei grundlegenden Fragen: Wie fόhre ich ein glόckliches und sinnerfόlltes Privatleben? Wie werde ich beruflich erfolgreich und habe Freude an meiner Arbeit? Und wie vermeide ich es, im Gefδngnis zu landen? Er findet die Antworten in Wirtschaftstheorien, die er auf persφnliche Lebensentscheidungen όbertrδgt - so zum Beispiel die Einfόhrung einer Familienkultur, um den eigenen Kindern Leitlinien an die Hand zu geben. Dabei gibt er jedoch nicht rigide Verhaltensregeln vor, sondern liefert Denkanstφίe, mit deren Hilfe der Leser zu seiner ganz persφnlichen, maίgeschneiderten Strategie fόr ein erfόlltes und erfolgreiches Leben gelangt.

HBR Guides to Emotional Intelligence at Work Collection 5 Books HBR Guide Series

Author: Harvard Business Review
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
ISBN: 9781633694187
Release Date: 2017-11-14
Genre: Self-Help

Emotional intelligence has been shown to be more important than other competencies in determining outstanding leadership. Emotions drive some of our most critical professional interactions--whether you're inspiring your team to higher performance, persuading your boss to see something from your point of view, dealing with difficult colleagues, or managing your own stress level. Indeed, knowing how to manage emotions has become one of the crucial criteria in hiring and promotion. This specially priced five-volume set includes books from the HBR Guide series on the topics of Emotional Intelligence, Office Politics, Dealing with Conflict, Managing Stress at Work, and Managing Up and Across. You’ll learn how to: Monitor and channel your moods and reactions Determine your emotional intelligence strengths and weaknesses Deal with difficult people Understand when to resolve a conflict head-on--and when to let it go Influence others across the organization Build supportive alliances with coworkers and colleagues Handle workplace stress in productive ways Arm yourself with the advice you need to succeed on the job with 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.

Slide ology oder die Kunst brillante Pr sentationen zu entwickeln

Author: Nancy Duarte
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9783897219397
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Business presentations

Wie viele Prasentationen haben Sie in Ihrem Berufsleben bereits verfolgt? Und Hand aufs Herz: Wie viele davon haben einen bleibenden Eindruck bei Ihnen hinterlassen? Wirklich gute Prasentationen sind noch immer die Ausnahme, denn nur selten werden die Moglichkeiten dieses Mediums optimal genutzt. Wer sein Publikum nachhaltig uberzeugen mochte, muss seine Ideen verdichten und in stimmige Bilder umsetzen. slide: ology setzt hier an und fuhrt Sie in die Kunst des visuellen Erzahlens ein. Die Autorin Nancy Duarte wei, wovon sie spricht: Sie leitet Duarte Design, das Unternehmen, das unter anderem die Slide-Show in Al Gores Oscar-pramiertem Film Eine unbequeme Wahrheit entwickelt hat. In slide: ology gewahrt sie tiefe Einblicke in ihr umfangreiches Wissen als Designerin. Anhand von Fallstudien bringt sie Ihnen daruber hinaus die Visualisierungsstrategien einiger der erfolgreichsten Unternehmen der Welt nahe. slide: ology zeigt Ihnen unter anderem, wie Sie: - Ihr Publikum gezielt ansprechen - Ihre Ideen auf den Punkt bringen und ein stimmiges Design entwickeln - Ihre Aussagen mit Farben, Bildern und pragnantem Text unterstutzen - Grafiken erstellen, die Ihren Zuhorern das Verstandnis erleichtern - Prasentationstechnologien optimal nutzen

HBR Guide to Finance Basics for Managers HBR Guide Series

Author: Harvard Business Review
Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
ISBN: 9781422187326
Release Date: 2012-09-18
Genre: Business & Economics

DON’T LET YOUR FEAR OF FINANCE GET IN THE WAY OF YOUR SUCCESS Can you prepare a breakeven analysis? Do you know the difference between an income statement and a balance sheet? Or 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? Whether you’re new to finance or you just need a refresher, this go-to guide will give you the tools and confidence you need to master the fundamentals, as all good managers must. The HBR Guide to Finance Basics for Managers will help you: • Learn the language of finance • Compare your firm’s financials with rivals’ • Shift your team’s focus from revenues to profits • Assess your vulnerability to industry downturns • Use financial data to defend budget requests • Invest smartly through cost/benefit analysis

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

HBR Guide to Project Management HBR Guide Series

Author: Harvard Business Review
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
ISBN: 9781422187319
Release Date: 2013-01-08
Genre: Business & Economics

MEET YOUR GOALS—ON TIME AND ON BUDGET. How do you rein in the scope of your project when you’ve got a group of demanding stakeholders breathing down your neck? And map out a schedule everyone can stick to? And motivate team members who have competing demands on their time and attention? Whether you’re managing your first project or just tired of improvising, this guide will give you the tools and confidence you need to define smart goals, meet them, and capture lessons learned so future projects go even more smoothly. The HBR Guide to Project Management will help you: • Build a strong, focused team • Break major objectives into manageable tasks • Create a schedule that keeps all the moving parts under control • Monitor progress toward your goals • Manage stakeholders’ expectations • Wrap up your project and gauge its success

HBR Guide to Better Business Writing HBR Guide Series

Author: Bryan A. Garner
Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
ISBN: 9781422184042
Release Date: 2013-01-08
Genre: Business & Economics

DON'T LET YOUR WRITING HOLD YOU BACK. When you’re fumbling for words and pressed for time, you might be tempted to dismiss good business writing as a luxury. But it’s a skill you must cultivate to succeed: You’ll lose time, money, and influence if your e-mails, proposals, and other important documents fail to win people over. The HBR Guide to Better Business Writing, by writing expert Bryan A. Garner, gives you the tools you need to express your ideas clearly and persuasively so clients, colleagues, stakeholders, and partners will get behind them. This book will help you: • Push past writer’s block • Grab—and keep—readers’ attention • Earn credibility with tough audiences • Trim the fat from your writing • Strike the right tone • Brush up on grammar, punctuation, and usage