Search Video Library (9 Assets Found)
Results for Type: How-To Books
World-Wide Best-Seller! Now you can take the guesswork out of hiring by relying on fair, logical ways to identify the best candidate for a job. This excellent how-to book will help you learn how to use the behavior-based approach to interviewing. By asking questions that probe for past behavior, you will be able to identify the candidate best suited for the job. You’ll also discover tips on how to save an uncomfortable interviewing situation. This How-To Book™ is 96 pages.
Managers can protect themselves and their organization against legal action - if they get incidents properly documented. This best-selling resource provides steps to ensure solid, consistent documentation procedures throughout the entire organization. You will also learn how to correct performance problems with progressive discipline.
Employment practices in the United States are governed by a wide variety of federal, state, and local laws. As a manager or supervisor, you must understand these laws so that you can make objective, consistent, and legal decisions. You do not have to be an expert on every aspect of every employment law, but you do have to know enough to recognize when you need to seek help from a human resources professional or legal counsel.
In order for businesses to survive and remain competitive, they must respond to this changing environment. As Tom Peters observes in Thriving on Chaos, “Excellent firms don’t believe in excellence—only in constant improvement and constant change.” As part of their response to change, successful organizations seek ways to support and foster employee growth and development. Managers are developing skills to facilitate this process. They are acting as mentors to their employees. Coworkers and other employees with company experience and skills are also offering their services as mentors to less-experienced employees.
Sexual harassment is one of the most complex workplace issues of our time. It is at once a legal issue, an emotional issue, a civil rights issue, and a very personal issue. It can be both easy to define and impossible to define. It can result from innocent actions or from criminal behavior. It can take place in a few seconds or require several years to develop. It can be a very public matter or an extremely private issue. But one thing is clear about sexual harassment. It must be taken seriously by all employers. Large and small organizations across the United States are being held accountable for incidents of sexual harassment.
Managing a project requires different skills and techniques than managing ongoing responsibilities. The purpose of this book is to acquaint you with the basic skills and tools needed to manage a project. It will not substitute for experience, but it will help direct you to what works in various situations. We have adapted tried-and-true techniques and tools to today’s fast-moving project management landscape where, instead of managing one project at a time, you may find yourself managing or involved in several at once.
Just as we instill courage when we “en-courage,” we develop power when we “em-power.” Empowerment relies upon the willingness of employees at all levels of an organization to accept the responsibilities that accompany authority. Empowerment is a kind of democracy in the workplace. Like democracy, empowerment frees us to make decisions and take action. And like democracy, empowerment requires that we recognize and establish boundaries within which effective decisions and actions can occur.
Becoming a supervisor is your first step in the challenging and rewarding field of management. You have earned a new level of responsibility and authority because of your technical skills, attitude, and potential. Now you must master different skills to help you continue to advance and grow. This book will help you do that.
Most accomplished leaders would agree that delegation is one of the most important skills in their repertoire. Why? Imagine your own situation: Are you a manager or supervisor who comes in early, stays late, and gives 110 percent? Then delegation will help you improve your results while decreasing the time you spend at work. Do you wish your employees were more loyal to you or the organization? When you delegate well, your employees widen their horizons, develop new skills, and enjoy a new level of authority. That usually leads to an impressive increase in loyalty and commitment.