HBR Guide to Office Politics

Author: Karen Dillon
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
ISBN: 1625275323
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Every organization has its share of political drama: Personalities clash. Agendas compete. Turf wars erupt. But you need to work productively with your colleagues—even the challenging ones—for the good of your organization and your career. How can you do that without compromising your integrity? By acknowledging that power dynamics and unwritten rules exist—and constructively navigating them. Whether you're a new professional or an experienced one, this guide will teach you how to: (1) Build relationships with difficult people, (2) gain allies and increase your sphere of influence, (3) wrangle resources, (4) move up without alienating your colleagues, (5) avoid power games and petty rivalries, and (6) claim credit when it's due.

HBR Guide to Office Politics HBR Guide Series

Author: Karen Dillon
Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
ISBN: 162527534X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Don’t let destructive drama sideline your career. Every organization has its share of political drama: Personalities clash. Agendas compete. Turf wars erupt. But you need to work productively with your colleagues—even difficult ones—for the good of your organization and your career. How can you do that without compromising your personal values? By acknowledging that power dynamics and unwritten rules exist—and navigating them constructively. The HBR Guide to Office Politics will help you succeed at work without being a power grabber or a corporate climber. Instead you’ll cultivate a political strategy that’s authentic to you. You’ll learn how to: Gain influence without losing your integrity Contend with backstabbers and bullies Work through tough conversations Manage tensions when resources are scarce Get your share of choice assignments Accept that not all conflict is bad Arm yourself with the advice you need to succeed on the job, from a source you trust. Packed with how-to essentials from leading experts, the HBR Guides provide smart answers to your most pressing work challenges.

HBR Guide to Managing Up and Across HBR Guide Series

Author: Harvard Business Review
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
ISBN: 1422187616
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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ARE YOUR WORKING RELATIONSHIPS WORKING AGAINST YOU? To achieve your goals and get ahead, you need to rally people behind you and your ideas. But how do you do that when you lack formal authority? Or when you have a boss who gets in your way? Or when you’re juggling others’ needs at the expense of your own? By managing up, down, and across the organization. Your success depends on it, whether you’re a young professional or an experienced leader. The HBR Guide to Managing Up and Across will help you: • Advance your agenda—and your career—with smarter networking • Build relationships that bring targets and deadlines within reach • Persuade decision makers to champion your initiatives • Collaborate more effectively with colleagues • Deal with new, challenging, or incompetent bosses • Navigate office politics

HBR Guide to Managing Stress at Work

Author: Harvard Business Review
Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
ISBN: 1422196011
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Are you suffering from work-related stress? Feeling overwhelmed, exhausted, and short-tempered at work—and at home? Then you may have too much stress in your life. Stress is a serious problem that impacts not only your mental and physical health, but also your loved ones and your organization. So what can you do to address it? The HBR Guide to Managing Stress at Work will help you find a sustainable solution. It will help you reach the goal of getting on an even keel—and staying there. You’ll learn how to: • Harness stress so it spurs, not hinders, productivity • Create realistic and manageable routines • Aim for progress, not perfection • Make the case for a flexible schedule • Ease the physical tension of spending too much time at your computer • Renew yourself physically, mentally, and emotionally

HBR Guide to Leading Teams

Author: Mary Shapiro
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
ISBN: 1633690415
Format: PDF, ePub
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Dysfunctional teams are maddeningyet are a reality of organizational life. How often have you sat in team meetings complaining to yourself, What a colossal waste of time. Why does it take forever for this group to make a simple decision? What are we even trying to achieve here?” But as the team leader, you have the power to change things for the better. It's up to you to get people to work well together and produce results. How do you avoid the pitfalls you've experienced so painfully in the past? Team expert Mary Shapiro offers step-by-step advice, drawing on time-tested principles, practical exercises, guidelines for structured team conversations, and examples from a range of industries and organizational settings.

HBR Guide to Getting the Right Work Done HBR Guide Series

Author: Harvard Business Review
Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
ISBN: 1422187144
Format: PDF, Kindle
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IS YOUR WORKLOAD SLOWING YOU—AND YOUR CAREER—DOWN? Your inbox is overflowing. You’re paralyzed because you have too much to do but don’t know where to start. Your to-do list never seems to get any shorter. You leave work exhausted but have little to show for it. It’s time to learn how to get the right work done. In the HBR Guide to Getting the Right Work Done, you’ll discover how to focus your time and energy where they will yield the greatest reward. Not only will you end each day knowing you made progress—your improved productivity will also set you apart from the pack. Whether you’re a new professional or an experienced one, this guide will help you: Prioritize and stay focused Work less but accomplish more Stop bad habits and develop good ones Break overwhelming projects into manageable pieces Conquer e-mail overload Write to-do lists that really work

HBR Guide to Dealing with Conflict HBR Guide Series

Author: Amy Gallo
Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
ISBN: 1633692167
Format: PDF, Mobi
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While some of us enjoy a lively debate with colleagues and others prefer to suppress our feelings over disagreements, we all struggle with conflict at work. Every day we navigate an office full of competing interests, clashing personalities, limited time and resources, and fragile egos. Sure, we share the same overarching goals as our colleagues, but we don't always agree on how to achieve them. We work differently. We rub each other the wrong way. We jockey for position. How can you deal with conflict at work in a way that is both professional and productive—where it improves both your work and your relationships? You start by understanding whether you generally seek or avoid conflict, identifying the most frequent reasons for disagreement, and knowing what approaches work for what scenarios. Then, if you decide to address a particular conflict, you use that information to plan and conduct a productive conversation. The HBR Guide to Dealing with Conflict will give you the advice you need to: Understand the most common sources of conflict Explore your options for addressing a disagreement Recognize whether you—and your counterpart—typically seek or avoid conflict Prepare for and engage in a difficult conversation Manage your and your counterpart's emotions Develop a resolution together Know when to walk away 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.

HBR Guide to Negotiating HBR Guide Series

Author: Jeff Weiss
Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
ISBN: 1633690776
Format: PDF
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Forget about the hard bargain. Whether you’re discussing the terms of a high-stakes deal, forming a key partnership, asking for a raise, or planning a family event, negotiating can be stressful. One person makes a demand, the other concedes a point. In the end, you settle on a subpar solution in the middle—if you come to any agreement at all. But these discussions don’t need to be win-or-lose situations. Written by negotiation expert Jeff Weiss, the HBR Guide to Negotiating provides a disciplined approach to finding a solution that works for everyone involved. Using a seven-part framework, this book delivers tips and advice to move you from a game of concessions and compromises to one of collaboration and creativity, resulting in better outcomes and better working relationships. You’ll learn how to: • Prepare for your conversation • Understand everyone’s interests • Craft the right message • Work with multiple parties • Disarm aggressive negotiators • Choose the best solution