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HBR: The Essentials

The first set in the HBR's 10 Must Reads Boxed Set with Bonus Emotional Intelligence (7 Books) is “The Essentials” which brings together the best thinking from management's most influential experts.

[1] Meeting the Challenges of Disruptive One of the hallmarks of a great manager is the ability to identify the right person for the right job and to train employees to succeed at their jobs. To succeed consistently, good managers need to be skilled not just in assessing people, but also assessing the abilities and disabilities of the organization. Factors that affect what an organization can and cannot do: resources, processes, and values. Organization values are standards by which employees set priorities. Prioritization are made at every level. In the startup stages, much of what gets done is attributed to resources - people. The departure of few key people can profoundly impact the organization. Over time, locus of organization capabilities shift towards process and values. Cult…

HBR's 10 Must Reads

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HBR Case Studies are one I read a lot during my MBA time, but lately, I miss reading HBR content. This past weekend, I bought “HBR's 10 Must Reads Boxed Set with Bonus Emotional Intelligence (7 Books)”. It’s basically a collection of articles on: HBR's 10 Must Reads on Leadership: Ways you can transform yourself from a good manager into an extraordinary leaderHBR's 10 Must Reads on Managing Yourself: The path to your own professional success starts with a critical look in the mirror and what you see there--your greatest strengths and deepest values--are the foundations you must build onHBR's 10 Must Reads on Strategy: Will help galvanize your organization's strategy development and executionHBR's 10 Must Reads on Change: 70% of all change initiatives fail, but the odds turn in your company's favor once you understand that change is a multi-stage process--not an event--and that persuasion is key to establishing a sense of urgency, winning support, and silenc…

Crucial Conversations

A co-worker, Vincent who is the VP of Product Mgmt at Covisint, and I were talking about 'conversations' and 'relationships' in the workplace, and he gifted me this great book 'Crucial Conversations' by Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan, Kerry Patterson, Al Switzler.
It included a sweet message that I adore: "CEO in 10 years or less. Go Honey! - Vincent"
He gave it to in while we were in Detroit, so I read a few chapters on my plane ride back to San Francisco, and then for a week or so I read a chapter on my train commute every day. I really enjoyed reading this book because it talks about simple techniques to improve day-to-day and important conversations we have in professional and personal setting.
Here is a great summary of all the principles, skills, and crucial questions:

Principle Skill Crucial Questions Start with the Hearth Focus on what you really want. Refuse the sucker's choice. What am I acting like I really want? What I really want? For…