Coaching, Mentoring and Managing
Breakthrough Strategies to Solve Performance Problems and Build Winning Teams

The most valuable--and usually most wasted--resources in your company are the people who work for it. To make the most of these resources in today`s business environment, you need more than just "management skills." In this decade of downsizings, layoffs, buyouts and mergers, you are faced with the unique challenges of boosting employee morale, mentoring and team-building--rather than just flexing your authoritarian muscle.

Coaching, Mentoring Managing features the expertise and wisdom of eight of America`s most renowned experts on coaching and counseling. Together, they`ll teach you how to: Mentor employees to move them from good to great. Inspire peak performers to even greater productivity. Be a winner and teach others how to win, too. Tap into the hidden strengths of each person on your team. Use proven counseling techniques to turn problem employees into productive employees. Prevent team problems before they happen.

Coaching, Mentoring Managing offers hundreds of other practical, focused techniques to make you and your team more positive, more productive and more effective. Each chapter is filled with real-world advice and management-changing exercises these professionals have used and developed for organizations just like yours and managers just like you.

Editor: William Fredricks
Publisher: Career Press, 1996
Format: Book, paperback, 242 pages
Strategies for Taking Charge

In this groundbreaking study of corporate America`s most critical issue -- leadership -- world-renowned leadership guru Warren Bennis and his co-author Burt Nanus seek to define the role of the new leader: "one who commits people to action, who converts followers into leaders, and who may convert leaders into agents of change."

In this age of "process," with downsizing and restructuring affecting many workplaces, many companies have fallen prey to lack of communication and distrust, and vision and leadership are needed more than ever before. The wisdom and insight in Leaders addresses this need. Leaders is an indispensable source of guidance all readers will appreciate, whether they're running a small department or in charge of an entire corporation.

Authors: Warren Bennis and Burt Nanus
Publisher: Harper Business, 1985, 1997
Format: Book, paperback, 220 pages
Management and Machiavelli
Discovering a New Science of Management in the Timeless Principles of Statecraft

Anthony Jay shows you how the new science of management is a continuation of the old art of government. By looking at your own corporate organization in a political/historical context, you can fully understand its power structure - what Machiavelli wrote about statecraft in the sixteenth century holds true for business and management in the late twentieth century. Applying Machiavellian precepts to such modern corporations as General Motors, Apple Computer, and Microsoft, Jay discovers self-contained states with courtiers and diplomats, orthodoxy and heresy lurking under their smooth corporate veneers. Though humorous, Jay's message is clear. To understand the workings of corporation or states, you must understand the nature and behavior of their leaders. And that hasn't changed since the Middle Ages.

Author: Antony Jay
Publisher: Pfeiffer Company, 1994
Format: Book, paperback, 257 pages
The Leadership Challenge
How to Keep Getting Extraordinary Things Done in Organizations

Drawing on extensive research and interviews, The Leadership Challenge sets forth a basic mission that all great leaders share. Kouzes and Posner offer up five basic points that the best leaders use to motivate: serve as a model of your idea, let others share it, make improvements, delegate when you can, and support the mind and spirit of those around you.

Authors: James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner
Publisher: Jossey-Bass Publishers, 2nd Edition, 1995
Format: Book, paperback, 340 pages
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