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July 30th, 2015 by admin

HBR Guide to Leading Teams (HBR Guide Series) Book
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HBR Guide to Leading Teams (HBR Guide Series)

by: Harvard Business Review Press

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Great teams don’t just happen.

How often have you sat in team meetings complaining to yourself, “Why does it take forever for this group to make a simple decision? What are we even trying to achieve?” As a team leader, you have the power to improve things. It’s up to you to get people to work well together and produce results.

Written by team expert Mary Shapiro, the HBR Guide to Leading Teams will help you avoid the pitfalls you’ve experienced in the past by focusing on the often-neglected people side of teams. With practical exercises, guidelines for structured team conversations, and step-by-step advice, this guide will help you:

• Pick the right team members
• Set clear, smart goals
• Foster camaraderie and cooperation
• Hold people accountable
• Address and correct bad behavior
• Keep your team focused and motivated

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June 3rd, 2015 by admin

StandOut 2.0: Assess Your Strengths, Find Your Edge, Win at Work Book
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StandOut 2.0: Assess Your Strengths, Find Your Edge, Win at Work

by: Harvard Business Review Press

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The Groundbreaking Strengths Assessment from the Leader of the Strengths Revolution

In the years since the publication of First, Break All the Rules and Now, Discover Your Strengths, millions have come to the simple but powerful realization that to get the most out of people, you must build on their strengths. And yet, as Marcus Buckingham astutely points out, though the strengths-based approach is now conventional wisdom, the tools and systems inside organizations—performance appraisals, training programs, and succession planning systems—remain stubbornly remedial and exclusively focused on measuring skills, finding gaps, and attempting to plug them. It’s a crisis for individuals and organizations, with management ideas and everyday practice utterly out of sync.

That’s about to change. StandOut 2.0 is a revolutionary book and tool that enables you to identify your strengths, and those of your team, and act on them. The original edition of StandOut provided top-notch insights from one of the world’s foremost authorities on strengths, as well as access to a powerful, cutting-edge online assessment tool. Now, in addition to a much more powerful assessment and a robust report on your most dominant strengths, StandOut 2.0 contains or provides access to:

• A StandOut profile, easily customized and exported, that you can use to present the very best of yourself to your team and your company
• Your own Personalized Strengths Channel, which, after you’ve taken the 15-minute assessment, will send you a weekly tip, insight, or technique to help you do your best work this week
• An entire strengths-based performance management system, including check-in and evaluation tools to track your progress, and that of your team

And much more. StandOut 2.0 is your indispensable guide for building on your strengths to further your career—and help your team and organization win.

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