SOFT SKILLS FOR MANAGERS
Author: Dr. T. Kalyana Chakravarthi, Dr. T. Latha Chakravarthi
Special Features: · It s a comprehensive 5-IN-ONE book.· It contains 12 important skills as chapters with suggested practice training methods.· Every chapter has a Caselet with discussion questions to brainstorm.· Most of the chapters have a questionnaire used as a testing tool to assess and understand oneself better. · Every chapter has a number of tried and tested activities.· Detailed methodology is given for each of the activities so that a trainer or instructor could handle effectively.· At the end of each chapter, there is a debrief which explains the kind of feedback to be given to the trainees.· Ready-made checklist to follow and modify as per the situation and requirement of the trainer.· Substantial amount of theory is given to make it simpler to understand. About The Book: This book makes you aware of the various Soft Skills and Behavioural Skills needed for the students of professional courses like MBA, MCA, BE, B.Tech, MBBS; job aspirants of MNCs, IT/ITES industry, Tourism, Banking, Insurance and Real Estate etc., to mention a few; focuses on skills that are expected by the employers and also on a number of activities related to Soft Skills that are required (acquired in a hard way) by the Corporate World.
"A must-read for anyone aspiring to be a true leader in the workplace. The thought-provoking ideas about an honest and transparent management style in 'Soft Skills for Strong Leaders' reminds us that successful management and leadership is just as much about 'who you are' as 'what you know'..." Mike Clare, Founder of Dreams "I wish this book had been out when I moved up into my first management and leadership roles. It's like a fast track to all things you usually find out and realise later in your career." Liz Arkell, Employee Engagement Consultant 'Soft Skills for Strong Leaders' gets straight to the point and works well as an ongoing reference which enables you to dip in and out of the book to gain advice when the need arises." David Yeabsley, Leadership Trainer, The People Animators Your first management role can be a lonely and daunting place. When you are good at what you do, the natural reward is promotion, and so having once been part of the team, you are now in charge of it. A new skill-set is required to manage and lead. You now need the ability to influence and engage others, and to deliver results through them. It is the lack of these soft skills, and the lack of emotional intelligence that can de-rail the most technically knowledgeable leader. The good news is that you can learn these skills, through raising your self-awareness, and being more aware of those around you. This book takes you on a personal journey of discovery, as you prepare for leadership, embark on your first 100 days, and learn strategies to tackle the day-to-day challenges of leadership.
Based on more than twenty years of research, Bruce Tulgan, renowned expert on the millennial workforce, offers concrete solutions to help managers teach the missing basics of professionalism, critical thinking, and followership?complete with ninety-two step-by-step lesson plans designed to be highly flexible and easy to use.
Author: Adolph Brown, III
Most employees are educated and trained with the technical or hard skills necessary to perform their professions, but important components—soft skills—are often lacking. These skills represent a cluster of personal qualities, habits, attitudes, and social graces that make a person a good employee and a compatible coworker. Developed for organizations that deal with customers face-to-face, Championship Habits outlines twenty core soft skills that author and successful entrepreneur Adolph Brown believes are the cornerstones of a successful business. Based on years of personal experience and research, he identified these core soft skills, or championship habits, which employees should possess. Some of them include: ● Strong work ethic ● Sociability ● Self-esteem ● Confidence ● Positive attitude ● Self-management ● Listening skills ● Social skills By translating cutting-edge theory into concise, hip language with lasting and emotional impact and including a host of illustrative examples, Championship Habits describes the importance of these twenty core personal qualities and interpersonal traits in a business environment. He shows how incorporating these championship habits at every turn will ensure that the workplace and the work itself are rewarding, profitable, and gratifying.
High Output Management
Author: Andrew S. Grove
The essential skill of creating and maintaining new businesses—the art of the entrepreneur—can be summed up in a single word: managing. In High Output Management, Andrew S. Grove, former chairman and CEO (and employee number three) of Intel, shares his perspective on how to build and run a company. Born of Grove’s experiences at one of America’s leading technology companies, this legendary management book is a Silicon Valley staple, equally appropriate for sales managers, accountants, consultants, and teachers, as well as CEOs and startup founders. Grove covers techniques for creating highly productive teams, demonstrating methods of motivation that lead to peak performance—throughout, High Output Management is a practical handbook for navigating real-life business scenarios and a powerful management manifesto with the ability to revolutionize the way we work. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Soft Skills & Leadership – HR Insight for Managers is written as an open letter and offers provocative ideas and solutions for HR practitioners assisting business managers with growth, development and diplomacy. It's a journey through the traditional HR disciplines and meant to inspire and motivate business managers to gain personal value and strength in current roles. Mike Boissonneault provides a comprehensive and thought provoking essay on the various HR disciplines and written in standard business language. It is a bridge to connect and bond HR professionals with their business managers. In fact, the book can also be a refresher for HR practitioners. For managers who can't afford to go off site for developmental training, they can learn about HR specialization, and will immediately create a better respect for, and support of, their HR partnerships. Also, for aspiring HR staff, this book can whet their appetite and inspire them to see the depth and breadth of what HR is about and how the business community can embrace their best practices. Written by an HR executive, who worked on both sides of this business relationship in a large corporation, Mike gives a fresh and diplomatic review of the soft skills necessary for best management practices. This book is a virtual tour of HR disciplines, explained with a business manager's purview. It's written to inspire business leaders to embrace the collaborative efforts and support of the HR industry while creating a valuable knowledge base and tool for themselves. There are numerous HR organizations and consulting companies who offer thought leadership for the HR communities. Reference sites are current, relevant and inspiring with case studies and other information debated, negotiated and resolved. It's a great environment for HR to share with their business managers, to help find common respect for each other's roles and responsibilities. Blogs, articles and podcasts are important pieces of content to support many decisions in today's business climate. Many of these sites, as Mike points out, are free of charge. The book sets the table by presenting the current gap in soft skill or HR leadership within the business manager's early years. Those formative manager years are typically shaped by poor time management and over-burdened schedules. The book covers some of the reality of being an early manager and the personal changes and commitment associated with the role. Each of the various HR disciplines is explained and correlated between the HR terminology and normal business administrative language. Starting with business design, (org charting) the book shows how a company balances roles, titles and training alignment. The soft skills are evident in areas such as Performance Management, Diversity and Talent Acquisition, for example. The book deals with the various systems, programs and guidelines of how to gather, store and delete sensitive employee data. The employee life cycle starts in organizational design and discussed. Managers can learn from HR leaders in how to create an annual calendar of business events to attend to, featuring performance cycles. Today's talent acquisition is thoroughly reviewed and in step by step fashion. In the book, Mike explains the stages of activity required to hire as this is a very expensive undertaking and more expensive problem if there is a bad hire. Another significant discussion in the book is the discerning between the terms management and leadership. The soft skills and competencies of a leader are so important to note. There is a strong sentiment for creating more leadership and recognizing those qualities as important as any of the organizational skills. Technology and systems will shape the roles in the future as HR and business managers communicate differently. These HR professionals are there explicitly to support business, programs, growth and development and need management support for success. This book opens the mind to
According to the Project Management Institute, over 80 percent of a project manager’s job is communication—yet most project management books hardly discuss it. Communications Skills for Project Managers provides practical advice and strategies for ensuring success, even in the face of shifting organizational priorities, constantly evolving expectations, and leadership turnover. This important guidebook gives readers the skills they need to keep everyone in the loop. Readers will find out how they can: • keep those on the project team—as well as upper management—involved and informed • establish a plan for communication • effectively present to stakeholders • compete with other initiatives within the organization • convey reasons for change • and more Even a project that is brought in on time and on budget can be considered a failure if those outside a project team haven’t been kept informed. This book provides readers with the skills they need for ensured project success, every time.
'A very valuable resource for busy leaders to dip in and out of as time allows.' - Dr Mark Pegg, Chief Executive, Leadership Foundation for Higher Education 'Clear and concise with great anecdotes and oozing with experience.' -Dr K. D. Akabusi, MBE, MA, FPSA, Executive Director, The Akabusi Company Coaching, motivating, team building and influencing are all essential tools for getting the most out of the people around you. Commonly described as ‘soft skills’, there’s nothing soft about the impact they will have on your business performance. This book is your toolkit for managing yourself, facilitating team performance and surviving and thriving in times of change. Step up your management skills now to get the business results you need.
This edited volume explores different models, conceptualizations, and measures of leader interpersonal and influence "soft skills" that are so necessary for effective leadership. These include the communication skills, persuasion skills, political savvy, and emotional abilities used by leaders to inspire, motivate, and move followers toward the accomplishment of goals. The book emanates from the two-day-long 21st Kravis-de Roulet leadership conference, which brought together top scholars working in this area. The intent of the conference and this edited volume is to increase understanding of the interpersonal and influence skills, or "soft skills," of the leader, to highlight state-of-the-art research on the topic, and to provide clear, research-based guidelines for the development of leader skills.Chapter authors are recognized experts in their respective areas, and each section of the book will be introduced by an editor-authored chapter reviewing the specific topic area in brief.
Soft Skills Master
Author: Uttam B Sapate, K M Bawge
Publisher: Educreation Publishing
This book "Soft Skills Master" is written to cater to the needs of students, professors, businessmen and corporate professionals. It aims to inculcate knowledge, offer techniques, and develop desirable qualities of soft skills for building bright careers. The main features of this book are simplicity and concise explanation which make the book easy to read and understand. The comprehensive coverage of the book includes 25 chapters covering the most common soft skills like Interview Techniques, Group Discussion, Body Language, Communication Skills, Leadership Skills, Thinking Skill, Decision Making Skill, Problem Solving Skill etc. along with some additional related topics. Employability is nowadays commensurate with proving multiple soft skills in varied situations in a fast changing world. A person's soft skills play major role in the individual's contribution to the success of an organization. Even though the importance of soft skills is visible and accepted there are hardly any books available on this topic. That acted as an inspiration to write this book which would be useful to students of all educational streams, professors, corporate personnel and businessmen.
Author: M.S. Rao
Publisher: I. K. International Pvt Ltd
This is a very timely book. With the world still reeling from the aftershocks of the global credit crunch . Professor M.S Rao offers a number of extremely useful maps to young people who need to navigate the territory of creating their own success in organizational life. He also offers practical help to the reader to develop the soft skills that are so vital in developing effective working relationships. - Anne Gimson, Managing Director, strategic Developments International Limited U.K. and Editor, Development & Learning in Organization – An international journal. Here is a book which fills a certain vacuum, Professor M.S. Rao unravels the significance of soft skills and provides guidelines to acquire them. A must-read book for all aspiring managers. Vinod K. Dikshit Managing Editor – Indian Edition, Leadership Excellence. "The Direction in which education starts a man will determine his future". – Plato Currently there is a wide chasm between the campus and the industry. There is vast gap between the art and the craft. The book helps in connecting the campus with the corporate by bridging the gap between the campus and the industry and by blending both the art and the craft. It helps you understand and appreciate both soft and hard skills. It differentiates between unemployability and unemployment. It enlightens you about the expectations of employers. It equips you with tools and techniques to enhance your employability. Finally it builds your confidence and competence to bag your coveted job. The book is divided into three sections. Section I deals with various aspects of soft skills and what constitutes soft skills. Section II outlines the current challenges in the Indian educational system. Section III emphasizes on overcoming the challenges. It unveils the secrets and strategies in enhancing employability. The book concludes that an integrated and coordinated approach by all the stakeholders such as educational institutions, educators, students, recruiters and parents is essential in enhancing employability among youth. The book is beneficial to all those who would like to enhance their employability skills and also to educators, employees, educational institutions, recruiters and above all students.
How NASA Builds Teams
Author: Charles J. Pellerin
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Every successful organization needs high-performance teams to compete and succeed. Yet, technical people are often resistant to traditional "touchy-feely" teambuilding. To improve communication, performance, and morale among NASA’s technical teams, former NASA Astrophysicist Dr. Charlie Pellerin developed the teambuilding process described in "How NASA Builds Teams"—an approach that is proven, quantitative, and requires only a fraction of the time and resources of traditional training methods. This "4-D" process has boosted team performance in hundreds of NASA project teams, engineering teams, and management teams, including the people responsible for NASA’s most complex systems — the Space Shuttle, space telescopes, robots on Mars, and the mission back to the moon. How NASA Builds Teams explains how the 4-D teambuilding process can be applied in any organization, and includes a fast, free on-line behavioral assessment to help your team and the individual members understand each other and measure the key driver of team performance, the social context. Moreover, these simple, logical processes appeal strongly to technical teams who eschew "touchy-feely" training. Pellerin applies simple, elegant principles from his physics background to the art teambuilding, such as the use of a coordinate system to analyze the characteristics of team performance into actionable elements. The author illustrates the teambuilding process with entertaining stories from his decade as NASA’s Director for Astrophysics and subsequent 15 years of working closely with NASA and outside business teams. For example, he tells how the processes in the book enabled him to initiate the space mission to fix the Hubble Space Telescope’s flawed mirror. Free downloadable resources will help you: Identify your teammates’ innate personalities Diagram your culture (And compare it to your customer’s) Measure the coherency of your project’s paradigm (Get this wrong and you will be fired!) and Learn to meet people’s need to feel valued by you. Further, you can download and use Pellerin’s most powerful tool for influencing the outcome of any difficult situation: the Context Shifting Worksheet.
Building a High-Performance Team is intended to provide IT managers with informative and practical advice and tips on how to create a high-performance team.
Author: Carl M. Cohen, Suzanne L. Cohen
Publisher: CSHL Press
"Lab Dynamics is a book about the challenges to doing science and dealing with the individuals involved, including oneself. The authors, a scientist and a psychotherapist, draw on principles of group and behavioral psychology but speak to scientists in their own language about their own experiences. They offer in-depth, practical advice, real-life examples, and exercises tailored to scientific and technical workplaces on topics as diverse as conflict resolution, negotiation, dealing with supervision, working with competing peers, and making the transition from academia to industry." "This is a uniquely valuable contribution to the scientific literature, on a subject of direct importance to lab heads, postdocs, and students. It is also required reading for senior staff concerned about improving efficiency and effectiveness in academic and industrial research."--BOOK JACKET