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Summary

HBR's 10 Must Reads series is the definitive collection of books for new and experienced leaders alike. Leaders looking for the inspiration that big ideas provide, both to accelerate their own growth and that of their companies, should look no further.

HBR's 10 Must Reads series focuses on the core topics that every ambitious manager needs to know: leadership, strategy, change, managing people, and managing yourself. Harvard Business Review has sorted through hundreds of articles and selected only the most essential ones on each topic. Each title includes timeless advice that will be relevant regardless of an ever-changing business environment.

Classic ideas, enduring advice, the best thinkers: HBR's 10 Must Reads.

Managing people is fraught with challenges - even if you're a seasoned manager. Here's how to handle them.

If you listen to nothing else on managing people, you should at least hear these 10 articles. We've combed through hundreds of Harvard Business Review articles and selected the most important ones to help you maximize your employees' performance.

HBR's 10 Must Reads on Managing People will inspire you to:

  • Tailor your management styles to fit your people
  • Motivate with more responsibility, not more money
  • Support first-time managers
  • Build trust by soliciting input
  • Teach smart people how to learn from failure
  • Build high-performing teams
  • Manage your boss

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.

©2011 Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

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Some great insights

Some great insights on how to manage people in a business environment. Plenty of scenarios detailed and analysed. Lots of ideas and suggestions on how to deal with awkward and difficult people situations. I would recommend this audiobook.

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Seriously old,

One of these articles is from 1980! The rest are mostly mid 90s. Definitely in need of an update.

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Exceptional book.

Buy it and you'll never regret it. I go back to this book again and again when i deliver training to my managers.

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Useful audio

Enjoyed most of it. Stories helped in understanding the concepts and theory. Well narrated. Lots of content, would certainly recommend.

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Waste of Time

90% waste of time. Hard we’d is minting money by putting its name on literature for sale

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Useful

useful skills in managing people. I'll need to listen to it again to get my head around a few concepts but well worth the listen.

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  • 20-02-21

Really valuable guidance

I found this to be very relevant and valuable guidance that I can apply to the management decisions and techniques I use and recommend.
I will re-listen.

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  • 06-11-18

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Was not helpful for me , lots of talk, didn't see an action plan to use.

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  • 06-06-18

Too eclectic... wasn't satisfied

I wasnt happy with this purchase at all... some topics were very irrelevant to me. i was expecting to be inspired and learn but wasnt.

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  • 16-04-18

Comprehensive & enlightening

Good stuff! Really concise and useful - never boring. I’m already able to use these tips. I listen to loads of business books and am surprised this one hasn’t popped up before.

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  • Panda
  • 29-04-20

good content but male narrator hard to listen to

good, actionable content. great listen for anyone that has to deal with or manage people. Male narrator drove me a little crazy though. he pronounced the "h" in words like "white". wHHHHHyyyyyy

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  • Miles R
  • 03-11-21

Dense but exactly what I needed as a small biz CEO

Learned a lot here! Even if I didn’t catch everything or write it all down, it felt productive to listen to this while walking and just absorb the truths & psychology presented here.

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  • Deb G-B
  • 10-06-20

great series

The HBR series are a excellent examples of how to properly be a people centered management leader.

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  • Amazon Kunde
  • 21-11-19

Summary

this book is a summary of several other rather obsolete books. some good thoughts tough.

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  • 23-08-19

Clear and very understandable. I love it!

Love it. informative and very understandable. I love forward to listening to other reviews. thanks.

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  • 17-12-17

I love the multiple points of view

I've enjoyed many of these HBR Best volumes. This one is no exception. Multiple reading provide great value for me.

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  • 17-08-15

repeats itself to much

good content but could be cut down by at least an hour by omitting the overview or doing a high level overview. seems like they just took a ten minute chunk from the chapter word for word and plugged it in as the overview.

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