The Art of Management: Managing Yourself, Managing Your Team, Managing Your Business

Shiv Shivakumar


In Circulation

Careers are changing, and the capabilities required to stay relevant are changing even more rapidly. We seem to have endless choices, at least at the beginning of a career, but these start narrowing after middle management. How does one think about one's own life and career in this changing decade?

The whole discipline of career management now has three elements to it:

Managing yourself;
Managing your team; and
Managing your business

In this book, Shiv Shivakumar points out that today, unlike in the past, all the three elements are your responsibility. With in-depth interviews with top leaders across the spectrum and an insightful foreword by Sachin Tendulkar, The Art of Management is a must-read.

What will you learn from this book

  1. Self-Management: Effective management starts with self-awareness and self-management. Understanding your strengths, weaknesses, values, and emotions is crucial for effective leadership.

  2. Team Building: Cultivating a strong team dynamic involves hiring the right people, fostering collaboration, providing clear direction, and empowering team members to achieve common goals.

  3. Communication Skills: Effective communication is paramount. Listening actively, giving constructive feedback, and articulating ideas clearly are essential managerial skills.

  4. Strategic Thinking: Managers need to think strategically, considering long-term goals, market trends, and potential obstacles to devise effective plans for their teams and businesses.

  5. Decision-Making: Making informed and timely decisions, sometimes in uncertain or high-pressure situations, is a critical aspect of management. Understanding risk and being decisive is key.

  6. Conflict Resolution: Managers should be adept at resolving conflicts within teams, fostering a positive work environment, and promoting healthy relationships among team members.

  7. Adaptability and Change Management: Embracing change and leading teams through transitions or transformations is vital for staying competitive and resilient in evolving business landscapes.

  8. Performance Management: Establishing clear performance metrics, providing regular feedback, and recognizing and rewarding achievements are essential for driving team performance.

  9. Ethical Leadership: Leading with integrity, displaying ethical behavior, and creating a culture of trust and transparency are crucial for sustainable and successful management.

  10. Continuous Learning and Improvement: Effective managers are committed to ongoing learning, both for themselves and their teams, to stay updated with industry trends and refine their managerial skills.

Language English
ISBN-10 9780670096893
ISBN-13 9780670096893
No of pages 288
Font Size Medium
Book Publisher Penguin Portfolio
Published Date 09 May 2022

About Author

Author : Shiv Shivakumar


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