The path to your professional success starts with a critical look in the mirror.
If you read nothing else on managing yourself, read these 10 articles (plus the bonus article "How Will You Measure Your Life by Clayton M. Christensen). We've combed through hundreds of Harvard Business Review articles to select the most important ones to help you maximize yourself.
HBR's 10 Must Reads on Managing Yourself will inspire you to:
Stay engaged throughout your 50+-year work life
Tap into your deepest values
Solicit candid feedback
Replenish physical and mental energy
Balance work, home, community, and self
Spread positive energy throughout your organization
Rebound from tough times
Decrease distractibility and frenzy
Delegate and develop employees' initiative
Managing people is fraught with challenges�€�even if you're a seasoned manager. Here's how to handle them.
If you read nothing else on managing people, read these 10 articles (featuring "Leadership That Gets Results,� by Daniel Goleman). We've combed through hundreds of Harvard Business Review articles and selected the most important ones to help you maximize your employees' performance.
HBR's 10 Must Reads on Managing People will inspire you to:
Tailor your management styles to fit your people
Motivate with more responsibility, not more money
Support first-time managers
Build trust by soliciting input
Teach smart people how to learn from failure
Build high-performing teams
Manage your boss
Change is the one constant in business, and we must adapt or face obsolescence. Yet certain challenges never go away. That's what makes this book "must read." These are the 10 seminal articles by management's most influential experts, on topics of perennial concern to ambitious managers and leaders hungry for inspiration--and ready to run with big ideas to accelerate their own and their companies' success.
If you read nothing else - full stop - read:
Michael Porter on creating competitive advantage and distinguishing your company from rivals
John Kotter on leading change through eight critical stages
Daniel Goleman on using emotional intelligence to maximize performance
Peter Drucker on managing your career by evaluating your own strengths and weaknesses
Clay Christensen on orchestrating innovation within established organizations
Tom Davenport on using analytics to determine how to keep your customers loyal
Robert Kaplan and David Norton on measuring your company's strategy with the Balanced Scorecard
Rosabeth Moss Kanter on avoiding common mistakes when pushing innovation forward
Ted Levitt on understanding who your customers are and what they really want
C. K. Prahalad and Gary Hamel on identifying the unique, integrated systems that support your strategy
If you read nothing else on change management, read these 10 articles (featuring "Leading Change,� by John P. Kotter). We've combed through hundreds of Harvard Business Review articles and selected the most important ones to help you spearhead change in your organization.
HBR's 10 Must Reads on Change Management will inspire you to:
Lead change through eight critical stages
Establish a sense of urgency
Overcome addiction to the status quo
Minimize the pain of change
Motivate change when business is good
If you read nothing else on strategy, read these 10 articles (featuring "What Is Strategy?� by Michael E. Porter). We've combed through hundreds of Harvard Business Review articles and selected the most important ones to help you catalyze your organization's strategy development and execution.
HBR's 10 Must Reads on Strategy will inspire you to:
Distinguish your company from rivals
Clarify what your company will and won't do
Craft a vision for an uncertain future
Create blue oceans of uncontested market space
Use the Balanced Scorecard to measure your strategy
Capture your strategy in a memorable phrase
Make priorities explicit
Allocate resources early
Clarify decision rights for faster decision making
Go from being a good manager to an extraordinary leader. If you read nothing else on leadership, read these 10 articles (featuring "What Makes an Effective Executive,� by Peter F. Drucker). We've combed through hundreds of Harvard Business Reviewarticles on leadership and selected the most important ones to help you maximize your own and your organization's performance.
HBR's 10 Must Reads On Leadership will inspire you to:
Motivate others to excel
Build your team's self-confidence in others
Provoke positive chang
Encourage smart risk-taking
Manage with tough empathy
Credit others for your success
Draw strength from adversity