HBR Guide to Better Business Writing HBR Guide Series

HBR Guide to Better Business Writing  HBR Guide Series Author Bryan A. Garner
ISBN-10 9781422184042
Year 2013-01-08
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher Harvard Business Review Press
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DON'T LET YOUR WRITING HOLD YOU BACK. When you’re fumbling for words and pressed for time, you might be tempted to dismiss good business writing as a luxury. But it’s a skill you must cultivate to succeed: You’ll lose time, money, and influence if your e-mails, proposals, and other important documents fail to win people over. The HBR Guide to Better Business Writing, by writing expert Bryan A. Garner, gives you the tools you need to express your ideas clearly and persuasively so clients, colleagues, stakeholders, and partners will get behind them. This book will help you: • Push past writer’s block • Grab—and keep—readers’ attention • Earn credibility with tough audiences • Trim the fat from your writing • Strike the right tone • Brush up on grammar, punctuation, and usage

HBR Guide to Better Business Writing

HBR Guide to Better Business Writing Author Bryan Garner
ISBN-10 9781422184035
Year 2013-01-15
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher Harvard Business Review Press
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DON'T LET YOUR WRITING HOLD YOU BACK. When you’re fumbling for words and pressed for time, you might be tempted to dismiss good business writing as a nicety. But it’s a skill you must cultivate to succeed: You’ll lose time, money, and influence if your e-mails, proposals, and other important documents fail to win people over. The HBR Guide to Better Business Writing, by writing expert Bryan A. Garner, gives you the tools you need to express your ideas clearly and persuasively so clients, colleagues, stakeholders, and partners will get behind them. This book will help you: • Push past writer’s block • Grab—and keep—readers’ attention • Earn credibility with tough audiences • Trim the fat from your writing • Strike the right tone • Brush up on grammar, punctuation, and usage

HBR Guide to Persuasive Presentations HBR Guide Series

HBR Guide to Persuasive Presentations  HBR Guide Series Author Nancy Duarte
ISBN-10 9781422187159
Year 2012-09-18
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher Harvard Business Press
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TAKE THE PAIN OUT OF PRESENTATIONS. Terrified of speaking in front of a group? Or simply looking to polish your skills? No matter where you are on the spectrum, this guide will give you the confidence and the tools you need to get results. Written by presentation expert Nancy Duarte, the HBR Guide to Persuasive Presentations will help you: • Win over tough crowds • Organize a coherent narrative • Create powerful messages and visuals • Connect with and engage your audience • Show people why your ideas matter to them • Strike the right tone, in any situation

HBR Guide to Building Your Business Case

HBR Guide to Building Your Business Case Author Raymond Sheen
ISBN-10 9781633690028
Year 2015
Pages 144
Language en
Publisher Harvard Business Press
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"You've got a great idea that will increase revenue or productivity--but how do you get approval to make it happen? By building a business case that clearly shows its value. Maybe you struggle to win support for projects because you're not sure what kind of data your stakeholders will trust, or naysayers always seem to shoot your ideas down at the last minute. Or perhaps you're intimidated by analysis and number crunching, so you just take a stab at estimating costs and benefits, with little confidence in your accuracy. To get any idea off the ground at your company you'll have to make a strong case for it. This guide gives you the tools to do that"--

Business Writing For Dummies

Business Writing For Dummies Author Natalie Canavor
ISBN-10 9781118583623
Year 2013-07-29
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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How many pieces of paper land on your desk each day, or emails in your inbox? Your readers – the people you communicate with at work – are no different. So how can you make your communication stand out from the pile and get the job done? Whether you’re crafting a short and sweet email or bidding for a crucial project, Business Writing For Dummies is the only guide you need. Inside you’ll find: The basic principles of how to write well How to avoid the common pitfalls that immediately turn a reader off Crucial tips for self-editing and revision techniques to heighten your impact Lots of practical advice and examples covering a range of different types of communication, including emails, letters, major business documents such as reports and proposals, promotional materials, web copy and blogs - even tweets The global touch - understand the key differences in written communication around the world, and how to tailor your writing for international audiences

HBR Guide to Finance Basics for Managers HBR Guide Series

HBR Guide to Finance Basics for Managers  HBR Guide Series Author Harvard Business Review
ISBN-10 9781422187326
Year 2012-09-18
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher Harvard Business Review Press
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DON’T LET YOUR FEAR OF FINANCE GET IN THE WAY OF YOUR SUCCESS Can you prepare a breakeven analysis? Do you know the difference between an income statement and a balance sheet? Or understand why a business that’s profitable can still go belly-up? Has your grasp of your company’s numbers helped—or hurt—your career? Whether you’re new to finance or you just need a refresher, this go-to guide will give you the tools and confidence you need to master the fundamentals, as all good managers must. The HBR Guide to Finance Basics for Managers will help you: • Learn the language of finance • Compare your firm’s financials with rivals’ • Shift your team’s focus from revenues to profits • Assess your vulnerability to industry downturns • Use financial data to defend budget requests • Invest smartly through cost/benefit analysis

HBR Guide to Managing Up and Across HBR Guide Series

HBR Guide to Managing Up and Across  HBR Guide Series Author Harvard Business Review
ISBN-10 9781422187616
Year 2013-01-08
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher Harvard Business Press
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ARE YOUR WORKING RELATIONSHIPS WORKING AGAINST YOU? To achieve your goals and get ahead, you need to rally people behind you and your ideas. But how do you do that when you lack formal authority? Or when you have a boss who gets in your way? Or when you’re juggling others’ needs at the expense of your own? By managing up, down, and across the organization. Your success depends on it, whether you’re a young professional or an experienced leader. The HBR Guide to Managing Up and Across will help you: • Advance your agenda—and your career—with smarter networking • Build relationships that bring targets and deadlines within reach • Persuade decision makers to champion your initiatives • Collaborate more effectively with colleagues • Deal with new, challenging, or incompetent bosses • Navigate office politics

HBR Guide to Project Management HBR Guide Series

HBR Guide to Project Management  HBR Guide Series Author Harvard Business Review
ISBN-10 9781422187319
Year 2013-01-08
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher Harvard Business Press
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MEET YOUR GOALS—ON TIME AND ON BUDGET. How do you rein in the scope of your project when you’ve got a group of demanding stakeholders breathing down your neck? And map out a schedule everyone can stick to? And motivate team members who have competing demands on their time and attention? Whether you’re managing your first project or just tired of improvising, this guide will give you the tools and confidence you need to define smart goals, meet them, and capture lessons learned so future projects go even more smoothly. The HBR Guide to Project Management will help you: • Build a strong, focused team • Break major objectives into manageable tasks • Create a schedule that keeps all the moving parts under control • Monitor progress toward your goals • Manage stakeholders’ expectations • Wrap up your project and gauge its success

HBR s 10 Must Reads on Communication with featured article The Necessary Art of Persuasion by Jay A Conger

HBR s 10 Must Reads on Communication  with featured article  The Necessary Art of Persuasion   by Jay A  Conger Author Harvard Business Review
ISBN-10 9781422191514
Year 2013-03-12
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Harvard Business Press
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NEW from the bestselling HBR’s 10 Must Reads series. The best leaders know how to communicate clearly and persuasively. How do you stack up? If you read nothing else on communicating effectively, read these 10 articles. We’ve combed through hundreds of articles in the Harvard Business Review archive and selected the most important ones to help you express your ideas with clarity and impact—no matter what the situation. Leading experts such as Deborah Tannen, Jay Conger, and Nick Morgan provide the insights and advice you need to: • Pitch your brilliant idea—successfully • Connect with your audience • Establish credibility • Inspire others to carry out your vision • Adapt to stakeholders’ decision-making styles • Frame goals around common interests • Build consensus and win support Looking for more Must Read articles from Harvard Business Review? Check out these titles in the popular series: HBR’s 10 Must Reads: The Essentials HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Collaboration HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Innovation HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Leadership HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Making Smart Decisions HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Managing Yourself HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Strategic Marketing HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Teams

A Practical Guide To Business Writing

A Practical Guide To Business Writing Author Khaled Al-Maskari
ISBN-10 9781118410790
Year 2012-09-18
Pages 168
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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Nowadays, letters, reports and emails are vital components of business practice. Communication is increasingly global, but it’s not any easier to understand or contribute to for non-fluent English speakers. There is increasing pressure to be able to produce effective documents for a business environment but little help out there to do so efficiently, resulting in wasted time and uncomfortable business communication. This book provides a wealth of practical information for any person who aims to produce short, effective documents within the work environment. It offers sensible, valuable and helpful rules for producing effective short reports, memos, letters and e-mails that are clear, concise and easy to read for the busy manager or supervisor working in the demanding setting of modern industry or commerce. But it goes further: not only are rules provided for the inexperienced business writer, but models are proposed which provide solutions for a whole host of business situations – providing help, support and encouragement for the many thousands of business writers who need to feel confident in their writing.

HBR Guide to Office Politics HBR Guide Series

HBR Guide to Office Politics  HBR Guide Series Author Karen Dillon
ISBN-10 9781625275349
Year 2014-11-18
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher Harvard Business Review Press
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Don’t let destructive drama sideline your career. Every organization has its share of political drama: Personalities clash. Agendas compete. Turf wars erupt. But you need to work productively with your colleagues—even difficult ones—for the good of your organization and your career. How can you do that without compromising your personal values? By acknowledging that power dynamics and unwritten rules exist—and navigating them constructively. The HBR Guide to Office Politics will help you succeed at work without being a power grabber or a corporate climber. Instead you’ll cultivate a political strategy that’s authentic to you. You’ll learn how to: Gain influence without losing your integrity Contend with backstabbers and bullies Work through tough conversations Manage tensions when resources are scarce Get your share of choice assignments Accept that not all conflict is bad Arm yourself with the advice you need to succeed on the job, from a source you trust. Packed with how-to essentials from leading experts, the HBR Guides provide smart answers to your most pressing work challenges.

HBR Guide to Buying a Small Business HBR Guide Series

HBR Guide to Buying a Small Business  HBR Guide Series Author Richard S. Ruback
ISBN-10 9781633692510
Year 2017-01-17
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Harvard Business Review Press
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Are you looking for an alternative to a career path at a big firm? Does founding your own start-up seem too risky? There is a radical third path open to you: You can buy a small business and run it as CEO. Purchasing a small company offers significant financial rewards—as well as personal and professional fulfillment. Leading a firm means you can be your own boss, put your executive skills to work, fashion a company environment that meets your own needs, and profit directly from your success. But finding the right business to buy and closing the deal isn't always easy. In the HBR Guide to Buying a Small Business, Harvard Business School professors Richard Ruback and Royce Yudkoff help you: Determine if this path is right for you Raise capital for your acquisition Find and evaluate the right prospects Avoid the pitfalls that could derail your search Understand why a "dull" business might be the best investment Negotiate a potential deal with the seller Avoid deals that fall through at the last minute

HBR Guide to Getting the Right Work Done HBR Guide Series

HBR Guide to Getting the Right Work Done  HBR Guide Series Author Harvard Business Review
ISBN-10 9781422187142
Year 2012-09-18
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher Harvard Business Review Press
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IS YOUR WORKLOAD SLOWING YOU—AND YOUR CAREER—DOWN? Your inbox is overflowing. You’re paralyzed because you have too much to do but don’t know where to start. Your to-do list never seems to get any shorter. You leave work exhausted but have little to show for it. It’s time to learn how to get the right work done. In the HBR Guide to Getting the Right Work Done, you’ll discover how to focus your time and energy where they will yield the greatest reward. Not only will you end each day knowing you made progress—your improved productivity will also set you apart from the pack. Whether you’re a new professional or an experienced one, this guide will help you: Prioritize and stay focused Work less but accomplish more Stop bad habits and develop good ones Break overwhelming projects into manageable pieces Conquer e-mail overload Write to-do lists that really work

HBR Guide to Negotiating

HBR Guide to Negotiating Author Jeff Weiss
ISBN-10 9781633690769
Year 2016
Pages 177
Language en
Publisher Harvard Business Press
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Negotiations are a critical part of our professional and personal lives. Whether you are working on a team project, pitching a new product, trying to get a raise, or even just planning a family event, you want to get to yes” quickly, without stress or confrontation. The HBR Guide to Negotiating gives you the skills and confidence you need to negotiate well and achieve better outcomes. Negotiation expert Jeff Weiss provides a framework, advice, and tools to help you move from confrontation and compromise to collaboration and creativity, leading to better working relationships as well as professionaland personal success. This indispensable book delivers everything you need to build your negotiating skills. You'll learn how to: Take a creative, collaborative approach to negotiating Prepare for your conversation before you enter the room Keep negotiations from becoming confrontations Avoid being a bullyor a victim Disarm aggressive negotiators and hard bargainers