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Management Tools

Grow as a leader, communicator, and learn more about project management.

O'Reilly eBooks, videos, and live trainings

Goal Setting and Performance for Teams

This learning path begins by exploring how to gather a team together, ensuring that you select the right personnel. You then look at some new techniques for communicating and establishing goals and plans and why this is so important in order for your team to succeed. Next, you’ll learn how to measure success, a crucial step in keeping your team engaged and focused. You’ll also examine some realistic roadmaps and prioritization techniques that you can apply to help guide and direct your team. For professional managers, team leads, or anyone else charged with achieving high-quality results for a project, this learning path will give you a sound understanding of how to accomplish big goals via objectives and key results.

The Manager's Path (Audio Book)

Managing people is difficult wherever you work. But in the tech industry, where management is also a technical discipline, the learning curve can be brutal—especially when there are few tools, texts, and frameworks to help you. In this practical guide, author Camille Fournier (tech lead turned CTO) takes you through each stage in the journey from engineer to technical manager.

Becoming an Effective Manager

In this learning path, you will learn how to add the abilities that you will need and rely on daily in a leadership role. To begin, you’ll examine the critical first 10 days in your management position, which includes adopting a new managerial mindset. You’ll explore some common pitfalls and problems that you’ll want to avoid as you settle into your new responsibilities. This learning path will also teach you how to effectively delegate tasks to make the best use of your team’s assets. Assimilating these skills will test your own personal abilities to think beyond the immediate goal or problem to come up with solutions and initiatives. But when you’ve made them a part of your personal toolkit, you will set your career path in a new and exciting direction toward enterprise leadership.

Total Quality Management: Key Concepts and Case Studies

Aspects of quality control that are widely utilized in practice are combined with those that are commonly referred to on University courses, and the latest developments in quality concepts are also presented. This book is an ideal quick reference for any manager, designer, engineer, or researcher interested in quality. Features two chapters on the latest ISO standards Includes an introduction to statistics to help the reader fully grasp content on statistical quality control Contains case studies that explore many TQM themes in real life situations.

Managing For People Who Hate Managing (Video)

More often than not, professional success means becoming a manager. Yet nobody prepared you for how to deal with the emotions, conflicts, and personalities you’ll encounter in that role. In this video workshop, consultant Devora Zack teaches the tools you need succeed—and even thrive!—as a manager.

Zack introduces two primary management styles—thinkers and feelers—and helps you develop a management style that fits who you really are. With the help of enlightening examples, dynamic exercises, and lifesaving tips, she guides you through a range of challenging situations, demonstrating how her innovative approach makes managing less of a stumble in the dark.

Ways and Means for Managing Up (Audio Book)

Today's typical workplace may be less formal and more inclusive than those of the past, but one thing hasn't changed: The boss is the boss. A veteran of the U.S. Army, William Smullen spent 50 years leading--and being led by--some of the toughest people in the business. Over his career, he served at every level from platoon to division--and at the highest levels in the Pentagon, as well. Smullen's final public-service assignment was chief of staff to Secretary of State Colin L. Powell. As chief of staff, one of his main responsibilities was to ensure Secretary Powell kept his positive image and was successful in everything he did. Now, he shares the lessons he learned working in some of the world’s most demanding organizations.

Managing for Happiness

This book provides tools, games, and practices that put joy into work, with practical, real-world guidance for empowering workers and delighting customers. These aren't break time exploits or downtime amusements—they're real solutions for common management problems. Define roles and responsibilities, create meaningful team metrics, and replace performance appraisals with something more useful. An organization's culture rests on the back of management, and this book shows you how to create change for the better.

Online Journals

Public Personnel Management

Contains articles on labor relations, assessment issues, comparative personnel policies, governmental reform and other areas of concern to personnel managers in the public sector.

Academy of Management Perspectives

Academy of Management Perspectives

Provides accessible articles about important issues concerning management & business.

Administrative Science Quarterly

Administrative Science Quarterly

Publishes the best theoretical and empirical papers based on dissertations and on the evolving and new work of more established scholars, as well as interdisciplinary work in organizational theory, and informative book reviews.

Journal of Management Studies

Journal of Management Studies

Publishes articles on organization theory, strategic management, and human resource management.

Creativity & Innovation Management

Creativity & Innovation Management

Articles that advance understanding, address administration or have mutual relevance for empirical investigation and theoretical analysis that advance the understanding of administration.

Journal of Occupational & Organizational Psychology

Journal of Occupational & Organizational Psychology

Original articles covering industrial, organizational, engineering, vocational and personnel psychology as well as behavioral aspects of industrial relations, ergonomics, human factors and industrial sociology.

Journal of Managerial Issues

Journal of Managerial Issues

Aims to serve as a bridge of communication between those who study management and those who practice it. Seeks to contribute to the practice of management and the theory of organizations.

Management Science

Management Science

Articles demonstrating relevant theory and innovative applications scientifically addressing the problems, interests and concerns of organizational decision makers; relevant articles on globalization of the economy and changes in public policy.

Organization Science

Organization Science

A multidisciplinary journal dedicated to the advancement of knowledge about organizations.

Public Administration Review

Public Administration Review

Published by the American Society for Public Administration. Articles, commentary and book reviews in all aspects of public administration.

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