HBR Guide to Remote Work
Get your best work done, no matter where you do it.
Video calls from your couch. Project reports in a coffee shop. Presentations at your kitchen table. Working remotely gives you more flexibility in how and where you do your job. But getting your work done effectively when you're part of a remote team can be frustrating. How can you make remote work work for you?
The 'HBR Guide to Remote Work' provides practical tips and advice to help you stay productive, avoid distractions, and collaborate with your team, despite the distance that separates you.
You'll learn to:
• Create a regular work-from-home routine
• Identify the right technology for your needs
• Run better virtual meetings
• Avoid burnout and video-call fatigue
• Manage remote employees
• Conduct difficult conversations when you can't meet in person.
HBR Guide to Beating Burnout
Burnout is rampant. Recognize the signs and make the right changes.
The always-on workplace and increasing pressures are leading to a high rate of burnout. Unmanaged, chronic work stress doesn't just lead to lower productivity and negative emotions--it can have dire personal and professional consequences. Are you and your team at risk?
The 'HBR Guide to Beating Burnout' provides practical tips and advice to help you, your team, and your organization navigate the perils of burnout and rediscover healthy engagement at work.
You'll learn how to:
• Understand the difference between normal stress and burnout
• Keep your passion for work from leading to burnout
• Avoid working from home burnout
• Protect your high performers from burnout
• Help prevent burnout on your team-even if you're burned out
• Bounce back and regain your productivity and effectiveness
Good to Great
Widely regarded as one of the most important business books ever written, Good to Great offers us a whole set of guidelines and paradigms that any company that wants to differentiate itself from the rest must adopt.
After reviewing mountains of data, conducting thousands of interviews, and using rigorous benchmarking tools, Collins and his research team identified the key determinants of excellence in a set of elite companies that have made the leap to extraordinary results and sustainable for at least fifteen years. But how extraordinary? After driving the change, companies that went from good to great generated 15-year cumulative stock returns that were on average seven times higher than the broader market and twice as good as the composite index of the world's largest companies such as Coca-Cola, Intel, General Electric and Merck.
The Daily Stoic
Ryan Holiday y Stephen Hanselman
Where can you find happiness? How can you harness the power of reason? What is the true meaning of success? What is the meaning of life? The answers to these and many other questions can be found in the wisdom of Stoic philosophy.
For a long time, the principles of Marcus Aurelius, Epictetus and Seneca have shone brightly through the centuries as a philosophy for people of action. Why have history’s greatest minds—from George Washington to Frederick the Great to Ralph Waldo Emerson, along with today’s top performers from Super Bowl-winning football coaches to CEOs and celebrities—embraced the wisdom of the ancient Stoics? Because they realize that the most valuable wisdom is timeless and that philosophy is for living a better life, not a classroom exercise. The Daily Stoic offers 366 days of Stoic insights and exercises, featuring all-new translations from the Emperor Marcus Aurelius, the playwright Seneca, or slave-turned-philosopher Epictetus, as well as lesser-known luminaries like Zeno, Cleanthes, and Musonius Rufus. Every day of the year you’ll find one of their pithy, powerful quotations, as well as historical anecdotes, provocative commentary, and a helpful glossary of Greek terms
By following these teachings over the course of a year (and, indeed, for years to come) you’ll find the serenity, self-knowledge, and resilience you need to live well.
The first 90 days
The world’s most trusted guide for leaders in transition.
Transitions are a critical time for leaders. In fact, most agree that moving into a new role is the biggest challenge a manager will face. While transitions offer a chance to start fresh and make needed changes in an organization, they also place leaders in a position of acute vulnerability. Missteps made during the crucial first three months in a new role can jeopardize or even derail your success. In this updated and expanded version of the international bestseller 'The First 90 Days', Michael D. Watkins offers proven strategies for conquering the challenges of transitions—no matter where you are in your career.
- Watkins, a noted expert on leadership transitions and adviser to senior leaders in all types of organizations, also addresses today’s increasingly demanding professional landscape, where managers face not only more frequent transitions but also steeper expectations once they step into their new jobs.
- By walking you through every aspect of the transition scenario, Watkins identifies the most common pitfalls new leaders encounter and provides the tools and strategies you need to avoid them.
- You’ll learn how to secure critical early wins, an important first step in establishing yourself in your new role. Each chapter also includes checklists, practical tools, and self-assessments to help you assimilate key lessons and apply them to your own situation.
- Whether you’re starting a new job, being promoted from within, embarking on an overseas assignment, or being tapped as CEO, how you manage your transition will determine whether you succeed or fail. Use this book as your trusted guide.
Make Time is a charming manifesto, a friendly guide that will help us find focus and energy in our daily lives.
It is about dedicating time to what is really important, fostering new habits and rethinking the values acquired as a result of frenetic activity and distraction. Leveraging their experience designing technology products from Gmail to YouTube, the authors spent years experimenting with their own habits and routines, looking for ways to help people optimize their energy, focus, and time.
- It brings together the most effective tactics into a four-step daily framework that anyone can use to systematically design their days.
- It offers a customizable menu of tips and strategies that can be tailored to individual habits and lifestyles.
- It proposes small changes in our environment to free us from constant occupations and distractions.
A practical guide to managing your attention - the most powerful resource you have to get stuff done, become more creative, and live a meaningful life.
Our attention has never been as overwhelmed as it is today. Many of us recognize that our brains struggle to multitask. Despite this, we feel compelled to do so anyway while we fill each moment of our lives to the brim with mindless distraction. 'Hyperfocus' provides profound insights into how you can best take charge of your attention to achieve a greater sense of purpose and productivity throughout the day. The most recent neuroscientific research reveals that our brain has two powerful modes that can be unlocked when we use our attention effectively: a focused mode (hyperfocus), which is the foundation for being highly productive, and a creative mode (scatterfocus), which enables us to connect ideas in novel ways. Hyperfocus helps you access each of the two mental modes so you can concentrate more deeply, think more clearly, and work and live more deliberately every day.
Chris Bailey examines topics such as:
- Identifying and dealing with the four key types of distraction and interruption
- Establishing a clear physical and mental environment in which to work
- Controlling motivation and working fewer hours to become more productive
- Taking time-outs with intention
- Learning when to pay attention and when to let your mind wander wherever it wants to
By transforming how you think about your attention, 'Hyperfocus' reveals that the more effectively you learn to take charge of it, the better you'll be able to manage every aspect of your life.
HBR Guide to Emotional Intelligence
Harvard Business Review , Daniel Goleman , Susan David and others
Research by Daniel Goleman, a psychologist and coauthor of "Primal Leadership," has shown that emotional intelligence is a more powerful determinant of good leadership than technical competence, IQ, or vision.
Influencing those around us and supporting our own well-being requires us to be self-aware, know when and how to regulate our emotional reactions, and understand the emotional responses of those around us. In this this guide, you'll learn how to: determine your emotional intelligence strengths and weaknesses; understand and manage your emotional reactions; deal with difficult people; make smarter decisions; bounce back from tough times; help your team develop emotional intelligence.
Authors in this guide: Daniel Goleman, Susan David, Amy Gallo, Alison Wood Brooks, Annie Mckee, Art Markman, Leah Weiss, Andrew Brodsky, Monique Valcour, Andrew Campbell, Jo Whitehead, Sydney Finkelstein, Alison Wood Brooks, Andy Molinsky, Brian Uzzi, and Shannon Dunlap. Sandra L. Robinson and Kira Schabram, Diane Coutu, Christopher Germer, Shawn Achor and Michelle Gielan, Manfred FR Kets De Vries, Liane Davey, Sigal Barsade, Olivia A. O'neill.
HBR Emotional Intelligence Series Case: Well-being
The carefully designed case collects in a single pack a copy of three of the best-selling titles of the successful HBR Emotional Intelligence Series (Mindfulness, Resilience and Happiness).
The Series HBR's Emotional Intelligence offers intelligent and essential reading on human development topics that are decisive in professional life. From the story of renowned researchers from Harvard Business Review, each book offers us the keys that show how emotions affect us in our work lives, practical advice to manage difficult people and situations and inspiring essays to help us achieve our emotional well-being in the job.
Focus. HBR Emotional Intelligence Series
Harvard Business Review , Daniel Goleman , Rasmus Hougaard and others
One of the main challenges of leadership is attention. The importance of achieving focus goes well beyond your own productivity. Deep focus allows you to lead others successfully, find clarity amid uncertainty, and heighten your sense of professional fulfillment.
The importance of achieving focus goes far beyond simple productivity. Deep focus allows you to successfully lead others, maintain lucidity in the midst of uncertainty, and increase your sense of professional accomplishment. Yet the forces that challenge sustained focus range from dinging phones to office politics to life's everyday worries.
Focusing constructively on self and others allows leaders to cultivate the core elements of emotional intelligence and gain a broad understanding of how they relate to the rest of the world that enables them to improve their abilities to strategize, innovate and take responsibility.
Authors in this book: Daniel Goleman, Rasmus Hougaard, Heidi Grant, Kandi Wiens, Michael Lipson, Amy Gallo, Monique Valcour, Amy Jen Su, Maura Thomas, Jacqueline Carter, Srini Pillay