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Manager's Toolkit: The 13 Skills Managers Need to Succeed

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Zeroing in on the specific skills that make great managers stand out from the pack, this comprehensive guide is both an essential primer for new managers and a valuable resource for seasoned executives. From hiring and retaining good people to motivating and developing team members, from understanding key financial statements to delegating work effectively, and from settin ...more
Hardcover, 352 pages
Published February 1st 2007 by Harvard Business Review Press (first published 2004)
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Aug 17, 2014 Joshua rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I continually return in my career to the resources made available by the Harvard Business School Press. I have simply never found a better resources for reliable and concise advice for addressing unplanned business needs. The Manager's Toolkit is the one resource I will always keep at my desk. The thirteen essential skills presented within are an accessible resource all managers can utilize to maximize their decision-making abilities in skill sets they may not practice every day. I particularly ...more
Jan 31, 2016 Manu rated it it was ok
Pretty comprehensive account of the 13 essential skills for a manager. Not all of them might be applicable to every manager right away. The best thing I liked about this book is that explanation of every single skill in a very detailed way and especially the insights from relevant HBR articles and works of professors from Harvard Business School. There are also many worksheets and templates that can be handy depending on your role.
Overall, a good and quick read with some good insights that are v
Jun 07, 2008 Eva rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: new managers
I am re-reading this book after having skimmed it during a 'first-time manager's seminar" I attended late last year. Very practical knowledge about dealing with the day-to-day interactions between superiors and their subordinates. A very easy read and I recommend to anyone that is new at being a manager.
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Oct 24, 2011 Ashton Dene' rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I wrote a reflection of this book for my school assignment (it was assigned reading) however, I think it is a great book. It is one I will keep at my desk (and eventually on the bookshelf in my corner office!) to help guide me through situations that arise at work. It is a resource that will provide useful many years from now as much as it helps guide where I want to go today.
Dec 27, 2013 Robert rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Simple, practical and to the point. Truly a toolkit in support of managers in development. A great tool as well for HR Business Partners in support of managers.
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Probably the most practical and easiest to read textbook I've been required to read. Each chapter is relevant, short, and to the point.
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Jun 24, 2015 Young Kim rated it it was ok
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The book read too much like a self-help book, with a lot of tips but without reasoning and philosophy.
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