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Harvard Business Review Press is a leading global book publisher and a division of the Harvard Business Review Group. HBR Press publishes for the general, professional, and academic markets on the topics of leadership, strategy, innovation, and management. Recent bestselling titles include HBR's 10 Must Reads on Managing Yourself, Playing to Win, A Sense of Urgency, Leading the Life You Want, Conscious Capitalism, The Founder’s Mentality, HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Mental Toughness, and The First 90 Days.
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How-to guides to your most pressing work challenges.
This 16-volume, specially priced boxed set makes a perfect gift for aspiring leaders looking for trusted advice on such diverse topics as data analytics, negotiating, business writing, and coaching. This set includes Persuasive Presentations, Better Business Writing, Finance Basics, Data Analytics, Building Your Business Case, Making Every Meeting Matter, Project Management, Emotional Intelligence, Getting the Right Work Done, Negotiating, Leading Teams, Coaching Employees, Performance Management, Delivering Effective Feedback, Dealing with Conflict, and Managing Up and Across. Arm yourself with the advice you need to succeed on the job, from the most trusted brand in business. Packed with how-to essentials from leading experts, the HBR Guides provide smart answers to your most pressing work challenges Also available as an ebook set.
The perfect gift for aspiring leaders: 16 volumes of HBR 20-Minute Manager.
This 16-volume, specially priced boxed set makes a perfect gift for aspiring leaders who are short on time but need advice fast, on topics from creating business plans and giving feedback to managing time and presentations. The set includes Creating Business Plans, Delegating Work, Difficult Conversations, Finance Basics, Getting Work Done, Giving Effective Feedback, Innovative Teams, Leading Virtual Teams, Managing Projects, Managing Time, Managing Up, Performance Reviews, Presentations, Running Meetings, Running Virtual Meetings, and Virtual Collaboration. Don't have much time? Get up to speed fast on the most essential business skills with HBR's 20-Minute Manager series. Whether you need a crash course or a brief refresher, each book in the series is a concise, practical primer that will help you brush up on a key management topic. Advice you can quickly read and apply, for ambitious professionals and aspiring executives--from the most trusted source in business. Also available as an ebook.
The one primer you need to develop your entrepreneurial skills.
Whether you're imagining your new business to be the next big thing in Silicon Valley, a pivotal B2B provider, or an anchor in your local community, the HBR Entrepreneur's Handbook is your essential resource for getting your company off the ground.
Starting an independent new business is rife with both opportunity and risk. And as an entrepreneur, you're the one in charge: your actions can make or break your business. You need to know the tried-and-true fundamentals--from writing a business plan to getting your first loan. You also need to know the latest thinking on how to create an irresistible pitch deck, mitigate risk through experimentation, and develop unique opportunities through business model innovation.
The HBR Entrepreneur's Handbook addresses these challenges and more with practical advice and wisdom from Harvard Business Review's archive. Keep this comprehensive guide with you throughout your startup's life--and increase your business's odds for success.
In the HBR Entrepreneur's Handbook you'll find:
- Step-by-step guidance through the entrepreneurial process
- Concise explanations of the latest research and thinking on entrepreneurship from Harvard Business Review contributors such as Marc Andreessen and Reid Hoffman
- Time-honed best practices
- Stories of real companies, from Airbnb to eBay
- Which skills and characteristics make for the best entrepreneurs
- How to gauge potential opportunities
- The basics of business models and competitive strategy
- How to test your assumptions--before you build a whole business
- How to select the right legal structure for your company
- How to navigate funding options, from venture capital and angel investors to accelerators and crowdfunding
- How to develop sales and marketing programs for your venture
- What entrepreneurial leaders must do to build culture and set direction as the business keeps growing
HBR Handbooks provide ambitious professionals with the frameworks, advice, and tools they need to excel in their careers. With step-by-step guidance, time-honed best practices, real-life stories, and concise explanations of research published in Harvard Business Review, each comprehensive volume helps you to stand out from the pack--whatever your role.
Essential reading selected from the pages of Harvard Business Review
You want the most important ideas on management all in one place. Now you can have them—in a set of HBR's 10 Must Reads, available as a 14-volume paperback boxed set or as an ebook set. We've combed through hundreds of Harvard Business Review articles on topics such as emotional intelligence, communication, change, leadership, strategy, managing people, and managing yourself and selected the most important ones to help you maximize your own and your organization's performance. The HBR's 10 Must Reads Ultimate Boxed Set includes 14 bestselling collections: HBR's 10 Must-Reads on Leadership; HBR's 10 Must-Reads on Emotional Intelligence; HBR's 10 Must-Reads on Managing Yourself; HBR's 10 Must-Reads on Strategy; HBR's 10 Must-Reads on Change Management; HBR's 10 Must-Reads on Managing People; HBR's 10 Must Reads: The Essentials; HBR's 10 Must-Reads on Communication; HBR's 10 Must-Reads on Managing Across Cultures; HBR's 10 Must-Reads on Strategic Marketing; HBR's 10 Must-Reads on Teams; HBR's 10 Must-Reads on Innovation; HBR's 10 Must-Reads on Making Smart Decisions; and HBR's 10 Must-Reads on Collaboration. The HBR's 10 Must Reads Ultimate Boxed Set makes a smart gift for your team, colleagues, or clients.
HBR's 10 Must Reads series is the definitive collection of ideas and best practices for aspiring and experienced leaders alike. These books offer essential reading selected from the pages of Harvard Business Review on topics critical to the success of every manager. Each book is packed with advice and inspiration from leading experts such as Clayton Christensen, Peter Drucker, Rosabeth Moss Kanter, John Kotter, Michael Porter, Daniel Goleman, Theodore Levitt, and Rita Gunther McGrath.
Tackle complex situations with critical thinking.
You're facing a problem at work. There are many ways you can approach the situation, but each comes with its own pros and cons. How do you sort through all the information so that you know you're taking the right path?
The answer is in how you think. The HBR Guide to Critical Thinking will help you navigate your most challenging issues, from difficult problems to tough decisions to complex scenarios. By carefully observing the situation, gathering information, inviting other perspectives, and analyzing what's in front of you, you can move forward with confidence while building this crucial leadership skill.
You'll learn how to:
- Question your assumptions
- Keep an open mind to opposing viewpoints
- Sidestep cognitive biases
- Use data—when appropriate
- Grow comfortable with ambiguity
- Find innovative and creative solutions
Arm yourself with the advice you need to succeed on the job, with the most trusted brand in business. Packed with how-to essentials from leading experts, the HBR Guides provide smart answers to your most pressing work challenges.
How to be human at work.
HBR's Emotional Intelligence Series features smart, essential reading on the human side of professional life from the pages of Harvard Business Review. Each book in the series offers proven research showing how our emotions impact our work lives, practical advice for managing difficult people and situations, and inspiring essays on what it means to tend to our emotional well-being at work. Uplifting and practical, these books describe the social skills that are critical for ambitious professionals to master. This specially priced 14-volume set includes every book in the series:
- Influence and Persuasion
- Authentic Leadership
- Dealing with Difficult People
- Leadership Presence
- Purpose, Meaning, and Passion
- Mindful Listening
- Power and Impact
In challenging times, companies must serve their customers faster and more efficiently. This makes improving your business processes more critical than ever. In this book, you'll learn key steps for carrying out a business process improvement initiative, including how to:
-Plan a business process improvement initiative
-Analyze and redesign a current process that needs improvement
-Obtain the resources needed to change a process
-Develop a systematic approach for creating and implementing change
Learn how to deal with difficult colleagues and clients.
At the heart of dealing with difficult people is handling their--and your own--emotions. How do you stay calm in a tough conversation? How do you stay unruffled in the face of passive-aggressive comments? And how do you know if you're difficult to work with?
This book explains the research behind our emotional response to awful colleagues and shows how to build the empathy and resilience to make those relationships more productive.
Books in this series are based on the work of experts including:
- Daniel Goleman
- Tony Schwartz
- Nick Morgan
- Daniel Gilbert
This collection of articles includes "To Resolve a Conflict, First Decide: Is It Hot or Cold?" by Mark Gerzon; "Taking the Stress Out of Stressful Conversations," by Holly Weeks; "The Secret to Dealing with Difficult People: It's About You," by Tony Schwartz; "How to Deal with a Mean Colleague," by Amy Gallo; "How To Deal with a Passive-Aggressive Colleague," by Amy Gallo; "How to Work with Someone Who's Always Stressed Out," by Rebecca Knight; "How to Manage Someone Who Thinks Everything Is Urgent," by Liz Kislik; and "Do You Hate Your Boss?" by Manfred F. R. Kets de Vries.
HOW TO BE HUMAN AT WORK.
The HBR Emotional Intelligence Series features smart, essential reading on the human side of professional life from the pages of Harvard Business Review. Each book in the series offers proven research showing how our emotions impact our work lives, practical advice for managing difficult people and situations, and inspiring essays on what it means to tend to our emotional well-being at work. Uplifting and practical, these books describe the social skills that are critical for ambitious professionals to master.
A year's worth of management wisdom, all in one place.
We've reviewed the ideas, insights, and best practices from the past year of Harvard Business Review to keep you up to date on the most cutting-edge, influential thinking driving business today. With authors from Francesca Gino to Adam Grant and company examples from Pfizer to Microsoft, this volume brings the most current and important management conversations right to your fingertips.
This book will inspire you to:
- Adopt the best practices for creating a truly flexible workplace
- Refocus your strategy to prioritize the few initiatives with the greatest potential impact
- Navigate the challenges of role transitions—and learn how those in changing roles can get up to speed faster
- Implement diversity training that will help employees overcome bias and commit to improvement
- Overcome roadblocks during the innovation process so rapid experimentation will pay off
- Lead with a commitment to sustainability
This collection of articles includes "The Future of Flexibility at Work," by Ellen Ernst Kossek, Patricia Gettings, and Kaumudi Misra; "Eliminate Strategic Overload," by Felix Oberholzer-Gee; "Drive Innovation with Better Decision-Making," by Linda A. Hill, Emily Tedards, and Taran Swan; "Unconscious Bias Training that Works," by Francesca Gino and Katherine Coffman; "Why You Aren't Getting More from Your Marketing AI," by Eva Ascarza, Michael Ross, and Bruce G.S. Hardie; "Net Promoter 3.0," by Fred Reichheld, Darci Darnell, and Maureen Burns; "How Chinese Retailers are Reinventing the Customer Journey," by Mark J. Greeven, Katherine Xin, and George S. Yip; "The Circular Business Model," by Atalay Atasu, Céline Dumas, and Luk N. Van Wassenhove; "How to Succeed Quickly in a New Role," by Rob Cross, Greg Pryor, and David Sylvester; "Accounting for Climate Change," by Robert S. Kaplan and Karthik Ramanna; and "Persuading the Unpersuadable," by Adam Grant.
The most definitive management ideas of the century, all in one place.
Harvard Business Review is the foremost destination for smart management thinking. Now, at its 100th anniversary, this commemorative volume brings together the most influential ideas since its inception.
With an introduction written by editor in chief Adi Ignatius, HBR at 100 features business publishing's most influential voices on innovative topics, including:
- Michael E. Porter on competitive strategy
- Clayton M. Christensen on disruptive innovation
- Tim Brown on design thinking
- Linda A. Hill on being a first-time manager
- Daniel Goleman on emotional intelligence
- Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee on artificial intelligence
- Robert Livingston on racial equity at work
- Amy C. Edmondson and Mark Mortensen on psychological safety
- Robert B. Cialdini on the science of persuasion
- W. Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne on blue ocean strategy
- Gary Hamel and C.K. Prahalad on strategic intent
- Peter F. Drucker on managing yourself
Whether you're a longtime reader or you're picking up an HBR volume for the first time, this book offers all you need to understand the most critical ideas in management.
As CEO, you set the vision, the strategy, and the tone of your organization.
You establish priorities, anticipate and address challenges, champion and lead change efforts, set people up for success, and manage risk. Though you may have a great senior executive team and a top-flight board, the success of your organization depends on your leadership.
If you read nothing else on being an effective chief executive, read these 10 articles by experts in the field. We've combed through hundreds of Harvard Business Review articles and selected the best ones to help you toggle between long- and short-term views, manage risk and innovation, and cultivate productive relationships with your staff and your board. This book will inspire you to:
- Navigate the changing global business environment
- Customize your company's strategy to the environment you're working in
- Attract, engage, and retain the best talent
- Anticipate and address legislative and regulatory issues
- Sharpen your awareness of the tactical and soft skills you need to lead
- Adopt a founder's mindset and build new offerings, move into new markets, and create next-generation solutions
- Manage and build relationships with your board--and your shareholders
This collection of articles includes "Your Strategy Needs a Strategy," by Martin Reeves, Claire Love, and Philipp Tillmanns; "Managing Your Innovation Portfolio," by Bansi Nagji and Geoﬀ Tuﬀ; "Leading Change: Why Transformation Efforts Fail," by John P. Kotter; "Reinventing Your Business Model," by Mark W. Johnson, Clayton M. Christensen, and Henning Kagermann; "Leadership Is a Conversation," by Boris Groysberg and Michael Slind; "Strategic Intent," by Gary Hamel and C.K. Prahalad; "When Growth Stalls," by Matthew S. Olson, Derek van Bever, and Seth Verry; "The Secrets to Successful Strategy Execution," by Gary L. Neilson, Karla L. Martin, and Elizabeth Powers; "The Focused Leader," by Daniel Goleman; "Managing Risks: A New Framework," by Robert S. Kaplan and Anette Mikes; "21st-Century Talent Spotting," by Claudio Fernandez-Araoz; and "How CEOs Can Work with an Active Board," by Ken Banta and Stephen D. Garrow.
Is your company spending too much time on strategy development—with too little to show for it?
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
This collection of best-selling articles includes: featured article "What Is Strategy?" by Michael E. Porter, "The Five Competitive Forces That Shape Strategy," "Building Your Company's Vision," "Reinventing Your Business Model," "Blue Ocean Strategy," "The Secrets to Successful Strategy Execution," "Using the Balanced Scorecard as a Strategic Management System," "Transforming Corner-Office Strategy into Frontline Action," "Turning Great Strategy into Great Performance," and "Who Has the D? How Clear Decision Roles Enhance Organizational Performance."