Be a great boss : one year to success
Chicago : American Library Association, 2011.
Hakala-Ausperk (deputy director, Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public Library, Ohio) offers busy library managers a guide to becoming "a great (or better) boss" with an investment of only one hour per week for a year. The workbook proceeds week by week through twelve months of topics to consider through focused readings and brief exercises. Coverage includes attitude, success with stakeholders, staffing, communication, customer service, planning, allies, training, funding, people, leadership, and the future. Chapters include suggestions for further reading and an extensive bibliography is provided. Annotation Â©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Balancing the banks : global lessons from the financial crisis
Mathias Dewatripont, Jean-Charles Rochet, and Jean Tirole.
Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, c2010.
The financial crisis that began in 2007 in the United States swept the world, producing substantial bank failures and forcing unprecedented state aid for the crippled global financial system. Bringing together three leading financial economists to provide an international perspective, Balancing the Banks draws critical lessons from the causes of the crisis and proposes important regulatory reforms, including sound guidelines for the ways in which distressed banks might be dealt with in the future.While some recent policy moves go in the right direction, others, the book argues, are not sufficient to prevent another crisis. The authors show the necessity of anadaptive prudential regulatory system that can better address financial innovation. Stressing the numerous and complex challenges faced by politicians, finance professionals, and regulators, and calling for reinforced international coordination (for example, in the treatment of distressed banks), the authors put forth a number of principles to deal with issues regarding the economic incentives of financial institutions, the impact of economic shocks, and the role of political constraints.Offering a global perspective, Balancing the Banks should be read by anyone concerned with solving the current crisis and preventing another such calamity in the future.
Fundamentals of library supervision
Joan Giesecke and Beth McNeil.
Chicago : American Library Association, 2010.
Two experienced library managers offer practical advice for encouraging a positive work ethic, maintaining productivity, and building teamwork. Sample topics include improving communication skills, achieving diversity goals, and conducting employee orientations. The final chapter addresses more personal issues such as dealing with stress and finding a balance between work and other areas of life. The authors are affiliated with the libraries at the U. of Nebraska-Lincoln. Annotation Â©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Don't be that boss : how great communicators get the most out of their employees and their careers : a business fable
Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, c2010.
An executive coach shows you how better communication leads to productivity and profitabilityCommunication is the key to success when you manage other people. But itÃ¢Â€Â²s not enough to just communicate; you have to communicate in the right way to get the results you want from your people and teams. In DonÃ¢Â€Â²t Be That Boss, renowned executive coach Mark Wiskup shows you how to communicate effectively with colleagues and workers to create a healthy, productive, happy work environment.The story follows two leaders through a typical workday and all their typical communications-including meetings, conferences, one-on-one discussions, break room banter, phone calls, and even emails. Based on real situations youÃ¢Â€Â²ll probably recognize, youÃ¢Â€Â²ll watch as two committed, intelligent people take different approaches to communication and reap very different results. Along the way, youÃ¢Â€Â²ll realize what good communication is, how it works, and how it makes your business better in virtually every way. Written by an experienced communications coach who works with Fortune 500 clients, CEOs and managers across the country Shows that how you communicate in the office is just as important as what you communicate Explains why excellent communication skills are vital to individual and organizational success Effective communication is vital for the success of both large and small businesses Mark Wiskup is also the author of The It Factor and Presentation S.O.S.Whether youÃ¢Â€Â²re an executive, manager or small business owner, this book will show you how to improve your communication skills to better your business.
The busy manager's guide to delegation
Richard A. Luecke, Perry McIntosh.
New York : AMACOM/American Management Association, c2009.
Delegation amounts to a lot more than just passing work off onto subordinates. When handled correctly, it gives managers a chance to strengthen their departments by developing the skills and organizational competencies of their people. Filled with quick tips, exercises, self-assessments, and practical worksheets, this book presents an easy-to-master five-step process for effective delegation. Readers will learn how to: Â¿ determine which task to delegate Â¿ identify the right person for the job Â¿ assign the task Â¿ monitor progress and provide feedback Â¿ and evaluate performance The book shows readers how to set the stage for excellent results, what to do if things go wrong, and how to ensure that all their people benefit from the experience. This is a quick, comprehensive course on an essentialÂ¿and sometimes overlookedÂ¿management competency. Richard A. Luecke (Salem, MA) is a business writer and entrepreneur. He is the author of ManagerÂ¿s Toolkit, Coaching and Mentoring, and How to Become a Better Negotiator, Second Edition (978-0-8144-0047-0). Perry McIntosh (Salem, MA) has over fifteen years of management experience at mid and senior levels. She is the co-author of a self-study course for aspiring managers.