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Beschreibung

Practical, commonsense advice on becoming an effective leader

Examining the baggage that most managers have and then helping them to understand the personal traits that can limit their potential, this book guides you through the pathway of self development, then takes you through management and leadership better practices, providing many implementation tools.

  • All you need to know when getting prepared for a 'management role'
  • How to develop 'conquest leadership' attributes
  • Traits to make you a 'winning' CEO
  • Latest thinking on KPIs, quarterly rolling planning, decision based reporting and performance related pay
  • How to create Winning Management and Leadershp Habits
  • Examines how to become More Financially Aware

This book is a very practical guide with templates, 'how to do it tools', stories about gifted leaders, checklists and examples and is devoid of all intellectual arguments on management. With directional guidance on what managers need to know in order to be able to manage and lead others, The Leading-Edge Manager's Guide to Success helps managers and 'managers to be' as they climb the 'management mountain.'

DAVID PARMENTER is an international presenter who is known for his thought-provoking and lively sessions that have led to substantial change in many organizations. He is a leading expert in the development of winning KPIs, replacing the annual planning process with quarterly rolling planning, and management practices that will get you to the top. David has delivered workshops to thousands of attendees in many cities around the world including Sydney, Melbourne, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Tehran, Johannesburg, Rome, Dublin, London, Manchester, Edinburgh, and Prague. David has worked for Ernst & Young, BP Oil, Arthur Andersen, and PricewaterhouseCoopers, and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. He is a regular writer for professional and business journals. He is also the author of Key Performance Indicators: Developing, Implementing, and Using Winning KPIs, Pareto's 80/20 Rule for Corporate Accountants, and Winning CFOs: Implementing and Applying Better Practices (all from Wiley). David Parmenter can be contacted via parmenter@waymark.co.nz or or +64 4 499 0007. His website, www.davidparmenter.com, contains many white papers, articles, and freeware that will be useful to the reader.

Autorentext

DAVID PARMENTER is an international presenter who is known for his thought-provoking and lively sessions that have led to substantial change in many organizations. He is a leading expert in the development of winning KPIs, replacing the annual planning process with quarterly rolling planning, and management practices that will get you to the top. David has delivered workshops to thousands of attendees in many cities around the world. He is also the author of Key Performance Indicators: Developing, Implementing, and Using Winning KPIs, Pareto's 80/20 Rule for Corporate Accountants, and Winning CFOs: Implementing and Applying Better Practices (all from Wiley). David Parmenter can be contacted via parmenter@waymark.co.nz or or +64 4 499 0007. His website, www.davidparmenter.com, contains many white papers, articles, and freeware that will be useful to the reader.

Klappentext

This book takes a holistic view as to what skills and knowledge are required to be a leader who makes a difference. It recognizes that in order to summit the management mountain, we need to understand the personal traits that can limit our potential. After guiding the reader through the pathway of self-development, the book takes managers through management better practices providing many implementation tools. It is based on those practices you need to master as you climb the management mountain, culminating in what makes a CEO special.

The Leading-Edge Manager's Guide to Success includes the observations and wisdom from David Parmenter, who, through his workshops, articles, and books, has emerged as a thought leader on better management practices and performance measurement. Written in an easy-to-absorb style and entertaining manner, this is a pragmatic guide for managers and leaders no matter where they are in climbing the management mountain. This book also has sections that are addressed to CEOs and senior managers. In other words, this book contains material to interest all, including:

  • Practical, commonsense guidance with the A-to-Z on how to be an effective leader
  • Hundreds of better practices that will make a difference
  • A detailed section on personal development, giving directional guidance on what you need to know about yourself in order to be able to manage and lead others
  • Issues as diverse as treasure mapping, personal baggage, self-recognition, and selling by emotional drivers in a management context
  • The latest thinking on KPIs, quarterly rolling planning, decision-based reporting, and performance-related pay
  • A unique serving leadership model based on the great conquest leaders Sir Ernest Shackleton, Sir Edmund Hillary, and Sir Winston Churchill
  • A companion website featuring an abundance of pragmatic and helpful tools and webcasts


Zusammenfassung
Practical, commonsense advice on becoming an effective leader

Examining the baggage that most managers have and then helping them to understand the personal traits that can limit their potential, this book guides you through the pathway of self development, then takes you through management and leadership better practices, providing many implementation tools.

  • All you need to know when getting prepared for a 'management role'
  • How to develop 'conquest leadership' attributes
  • Traits to make you a 'winning' CEO
  • Latest thinking on KPIs, quarterly rolling planning, decision based reporting and performance related pay
  • How to create Winning Management and Leadershp Habits
  • Examines how to become More Financially Aware

This book is a very practical guide with templates, 'how to do it tools', stories about gifted leaders, checklists and examples and is devoid of all intellectual arguments on management. With directional guidance on what managers need to know in order to be able to manage and lead others, The Leading-Edge Manager's Guide to Success helps managers and 'managers to be' as they climb the 'management mountain.'



Inhalt

Preface xv

How to Use This Book xv

Why Feature Leadership Stories throughout This Book? xvii

Electronic Media Available xvii

Acknowledgments xix

Part I Selecting the Mountain and Your Guides

Chapter 1 Creating a Vision of What You Want to Achieve 3

Neuro-Linguistic Programming 3

Influencing the Environment 4

Chapter 2 Find Out about Yourself 7

Personal Baggage 7

Courses to Attend 8

Locking in a New Behavior Trait 10

Inner Disarmament 13

Chapter 3 Locating a Mentor 15

Why You Need a Mentor 15

How to Find a Mentor 17

How to Ask Someone to Be Your Mentor 17

Types of Mentors 18

Some Mentoring Better Practices 18

Chapter 4 Finding the Right Organization for You 21

Working under a Great CEO 21

Working for a Great Manager 22

A Great Leader 22

Part II Getting Prepared For Management

Chapter 5 Creating Winning Personal Habits 33

Treasure Mapping 33

Self-Recognition 35

Recognition of Others 36

Making Decisions 37

Do Not Run Out of Fuel 39

Continuous Innovation 41

Learn How to Post-It Reengineer 42

Mind Mapping 43

Business Etiquette 45

Managing Relationships 45

Cell Phone Etiquette 45

Greeting the Guest 46

Remember You/Remember Me 47

Disengaging Swiftly and Politely 47

Full Attention at Meetings 48

Returning Phone Calls 48

Golden Rules with Email 49

Chapter 6 Developing Winning Work Habits 53

Attend a One Week Management Course 53

How to Help Your Boss Be Successful 54

How to Handle a Bully of a Boss 57

Time Management: The Basics 58

The 4:00 P.M. Friday Weekly Planner 63

Power Dressing 63

Preparing for Your Performance Review 64

Preparing a Monthly Progress Report 64

Quality Assurance Checks 64

Contributing to Your Organization's Intranet 67

Making the Most out of Your Computer Applications 67

In Pursuit of Slow 68

Better-Practice Graphics 68

Delivering Bulletproof PowerPoint Presentations 70

Searching the Web Efficiently 77

Interview Techniques 78

Chapter 7 Part Two Progress Checklist 81

Thirteen-Week Change Program 81

Lessons from Sir Edmund Hillary's Expeditions 81

Part III Being a Better Manager

Chapter 8 Improving Team Performance: The Basics 91

Attending Further Management Courses 91

Staff Debriefing at the End of the Day 92

Attracting the Best Staff to the Team 92

Getting the Right Staff 93

Getting the Induction Process Right 93

Set Up Monthly One-on-One Progress Meetings with Direct Reports 94

Performance Reviews that Work 95

Hold Offsite Meetings for the Team at Least Twice a Year 97

Make Work Fun 98

In-House Satisfaction Survey 100

Getting a Bigger Bang for Your Training Dollar 102

Managing Staff on Sick Leave 103

Stress Management 104

Apply Pareto's 80/20 Principle in Your Work 104

Maintain a Focus on Materiality 105

Chapter 9 Improving Team Performance: The Cutting Edge 107

Implementing Action Meetings Methods 107

Hourly Meeting Cost 111

Check the Need for the Meeting 111

Ban Morning Meetings 112

Learn How to Negotiate 112

The Hidden Cost of Downsizing 113

Dismissing a Poor-Performing Employee 114

The Overnight Challenge 116

Use the One-Minute-Manager Techniques 116

Introduce a Team Balanced Scorecard 116

Lessons from a World-Class Coach 118

Chapter 10 Effective Recruiting 123

Understand That Time Spent Recruiting Is the Most Valuable Time 123

Cathay Pacific Recruitment 124

Peter Drucker's Five-Step Process 124

14 Great Questions to Help Get Select 'A' Players 125

Using the Organization's Values in Recruiting 125

Involve the Human Resources Team 125

Use Simulation Exercises and Psychometric Testing 126

Assessment Centers 126

Involve Your Team in the Final Selection Process 127

Ask Your Top Employees for Referrals 127

Reference Checks: The Do's and Don'ts 128

Selecting an Executive Assistant to Be Your Copilot 129

Chapter 11 Becoming More Financially Aware 131

Understand Your Financial Responsibilities as a Budget Holder 131

Understanding Internal Controls 132

Understand Your Organization's Financial Statements 132

Balance Sheet or the Statement of Financial Position 133

Statement of Profit and Loss 135

Source and Disposition of Funds 136

Chapter 12 Developing Your Selling Skills 139

Selling a New Process through Emotio...

Produktinformationen

Titel: The Leading-Edge Manager's Guide to Success
Untertitel: Strategies and Better Practices
Autor:
EAN: 9781118023129
ISBN: 978-1-118-02312-9
Format: E-Book (epub)
Herausgeber: Wiley
Genre: Wirtschaft
Anzahl Seiten: 380
Veröffentlichung: 14.02.2011
Jahr: 2011
Untertitel: Englisch
Dateigrösse: 6.2 MB
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