A library of resources on management and leadership skills and development topics. If you are a new manager or have a question about being a better manager or leader, these resources and books from Sharlyn Lauby provide ideas that work!
Manager Onboarding: 5 Steps for Setting New Leaders Up for Success
Onboarding is such an important part of an employee’s success. It starts well before the employee decides to apply with an organization in the forms of employment branding and the candidate experience. It includes sourcing, interviewing, background checks, and extending the job offer. Next comes new hire paperwork, orientation, and training. Lastly, performance management. On some level much of onboarding touches every single component in the employee life cycle.
Yet, when it comes to onboarding managers, we do nothing or very little.
Manager Onboarding will walk HR managers and business leaders through the process of creating a manager onboarding program. While onboarding has many touchpoints in a manager’s career, this book focuses on the new hire or newly promoted phase.
This book is for HR leaders who are looking for a roadmap to designing a manager onboarding program. The book touches on just a bit of theory and a whole lot of practical knowledge. It is filled with stories and examples about how companies’ onboarding programs work—both for new employees as well as managers.
Essential Meeting Blueprints for Managers
In business, time is valuable – never waste it again with ineffective meetings by using these blueprints to optimize the time you spend in the meeting room. Transform meetings in your organization with these techniques and strategies that will boost productivity and creativity to ensure your meetings always deliver results.
From networking to strategic planning, Essential Meeting Blueprints for Managers shares tips to organize and run any type of meeting. Set goals, overcome obstacles, and sustain results to become a manager that understands the true value of meetings. Take control of your time with this vital resource. Learn how to effectively plan, conduct, and follow up a wide range of meetings and find out how meetings can be used to build more effective relationships, develop new skills and generate new ideas.
Motivating Employees In the Digital Age
In the workplace, “understanding the technology landscape is important because it helps you choose the best technology tools to support employee engagement, communication, and motivation,” writes Sharlyn Lauby in Motivating Employees in the Digital Age. Lauby explains how to use social media, gamification, and mLearning to motivate workers, and provides tips on avoiding some common mistakes.
This book will:
- Describe the capabilities of technology in today’s workplace
- Explain how to apply technology to classic motivation theories
- Outline how you can use technology to motivate employees
- Provide tips on using digital tools to motivate employees and measure success
It’s All About Bob(bie): Strategies for Winning With Your Employees
This third thought leadership book from The Workforce Institute at Kronos builds on the actionable best practices for developing and retaining a competitive 21st century workforce that were first mentioned in the Institute’s book Elements of Successful Organizations and Creating the Workforce and Results You Seek. Through characters Bob and Bobbie, the reader is cleverly introduced to an insightful anthology of practical ideas and innovative leadership practices that create organizational success by focusing on investment in employees. Written by some of today’s most respected leaders in workforce planning, HR, and HCM, the book is a how-to guide to creating that virtuous cycle in your workplace for everybody from the frontline workforce to the CEO.
7 Types of Power: Using Power Effectively Within Organizations (FREE eBook)
7 Types of Power: Using Power Effectively Within Organizations is all about helping people understand they have power and the most effective ways to use it in the workplace. It’s jammed with information about effectively using power in the workplace, understanding the difference between bestowed power and earned power and successfully using power in teams. PLUS, the e-book offers resources and tools to help you determine what types of power you have, learn how to create powerful goals and test your knowledge of recognizing workplace power in others.
The ASTD Management Development Handbook
The ASTD Management Development Handbook is a powerful and useful writing collection covering many aspects of management in the current business climate. The book suffers from no blind spots or filler chapters. Instead, it is a vital, cohesive compilation of the most current thinking on modern managerial practices available today, filled with concise, focused, and pragmatic lessons and wisdom.
The ASTD Management Development Handbook provides the best and most insightful thinking on leadership from modern management professionals who are in touch with the issues, challenges, opportunities, and dynamics present in contemporary corporate culture.
Knowing how to motivate and engage employees is critical for an organization’s ability to get results. Motivation determines the direction of an employee’s behavior (that is, what the employee chooses to do), the level of effort an employee puts into his or her work, and the level of persistence that an employee has when faced with obstacles. When employees are not motivated properly, their productivity drops and key milestones and deadlines are missed.
Motivating Employees will help managers understand and master this important piece of the organizational productivity puzzle. Discover ways to integrate motivation into the workplace, reward high-achieving employees and avoid common manager mistakes.