The Global Management and Leadership Crisis
People talk a lot about how the world of business has changed; how markets today are not just regional or national, but global; how fast- evolving telecommunications technology has dramatically cranked up the speed of doing business; and how employees are seeking more meaningful work along with a voice in the decisions that affect them. It’s true, the world of business has changed. More than ever before, this means that managers must also change to meet these new challenges.
The old ways of managing employees are broken. Here’s how to fix them (and become a better manager/leader in the process).
Whether you’re new to management or a seasoned pro, you’ll find every topic you need to be an exceptional manager addressed here— from hiring the best employees to motivating, coaching, and mentoring them; from setting goals to executing plans and holding employees accountable; from working with teams to disciplining employees. In short, this is one of the most comprehensive, yet up-to-date and clearly explained guides available today on the topic of management.
Both management and leadership skills are required for continued career success. The act of managing typically involves improving performance through systems and processes, while the act of leading involves influencing members of a group or organization. As complementary skills, both are required but the focus tends to shift as you progress through levels within your organization.
If your areas of responsibility primarily include the following, then the Management section will equip you:
- Building and improving business processes
- Managing employee productivity and motivation
- Designing and assigning project tasks
- Developing weaker employees
- Making business decisions and plans
If your areas of responsibility primarily include the following, then the Leadership sections will excite you:
- Sharing your vision to inspire others
- Building team enthusiasm and optimism
- Encouraging individual responsibility
- Navigating change and uncertainty
- Ensuring an understanding of roles within your organization
We hope you enjoy this book and find it useful in helping you to be a better Managing Leader or Leading Manager.