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Summer beach reading: 7 books for the vacationing manager ⛱

Jul 25, 2017 8:00:00 AM

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1. Save time

You don’t have enough daylight to get through this entire list. What better way to launch your summer ambitions than learning to maximize what little time you do have? From family to work, efficiency is a skill applicable to any pursuit. You only have two turns of the clock per day. Make them count.

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2. Boost EQ

With employers factoring emotional intelligence into recruitment, it’s more imperative than ever that managers and execs exhibit the gold standard. If you can’t read people, you can’t hire the right ones and you certainly can’t motivate them. Before you try to get inside their heads, though, make sure you understand yours.

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3. Manage change

Business wonks toss around “change management” as if they’re taming some post-dot-com bubble monolith waiting to devour their employees and digest them into robots. In reality, businesses have been contending with change since people decided to pay in coins rather than seashells. It all boils down to process.

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4. Empower sales

Throwing spreadsheets and online tutorials at your salespeople won’t craft your next superstar. Coaching is investing. But that’s easier said than done. If you’re like most managers, you’re supervising too many reps to pay too much attention to each of them. Fortunately there are solutions for the modern leader, starting with this one.

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5. Command projects

Your success depends on creation from scratch to fruition. Stellar team, stellar product, vice versa. That cycle will only gain steam as you deliver consistent, powerful experiences to your customers. Master the art of project management, and you command your industry.

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6. Modernize marketing

This isn’t your father’s marketing. A new generation of consumers has emerged, and they don’t care about ads. The rest of the populace is following suit. Your customers are digital, your competitors are on the way, where are you?

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7. Remember why

Your employees get out of bed when you do. Why? Because the world needs leaders to follow. It’s easy to miss the forest for the trees when managing the chaos of stakeholders’ expectations. Set your bearings. Remember why you’re here.

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Kick back and crack open your next read.

 

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Skyler Schmanski

Written by Skyler Schmanski

(American-Parisian) Demand Generation Manager at Incenteev

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