RESOURCE CENTER

Did you know that training classes only make up about 4% of transferable skills? Most of career development occurs “on the job”. This often presents a gap between when the skills are presented (in training) and when you actually need to use them. We offer these skills as resources to meet your “just-in-time” career development needs. These resources offer some of our favorite suggestions for our “most requested” client career topics.

Please feel free to submit resources you have found helpful so that we can share them with others. We  hope this will give you a taste of the ever growing resources we offer to our clients in our Career Lounge.

Leadership & Management

A few of our favorite resources on the subject:

Harvard Business Review’s Strategy + business online newsletter

Stanford’s Executive Webinars

Books:
Managing for Results, Peter Drucker
Peter Drucker and his writings are the landmark of modern management. And, to this day, still remain the best basic introduction in the field.

Manager’s Toolkit: The 13 Skills Managers Need to Succeed, Harvard Business School
This comprehensive guide is an essential primer for managers who seek to develop the skills and capabilities that will help them excel in a complex business world.

The First 90 Days: Critical Success Strategies for New Leaders at All Levels, Michael Watkins

How to Manage Your Employees to Shine, Ned Hallowell
Your job as a manager is getting harder all the time. But your most critical responsibility—especially in today’s world of intensifying competition—is how to help your people to shine their brightest. How do you inspire solid contributors to strive for more? What should you do if a star player falls off their game?

Dealing with Difficult People, Harvard Business Review

Secrets of Winning Office Politics: How to Achieve Your Goals and Increase Your Influence at Work, Marie G. McIntyre, Ph.D.
This fine book shows you how to understand and play the game by increasing your influence without compromising your integrity or taking advantage of others. A practical guide that shows how to stop wasting energy and start taking steps to get what you want.

Articles and Blogs:

How Office Politics Works, Jane McGrath
This article provides a decent overview of the basics of office politics. McGrath offers some solid suggestion on how you can better cope in a political environment.

Steve Tobak’s blog and articles offer nice overviews good advice:

How to Spot a Dysfunctional Manager

How to Cure Office Politics

Complete list of Steve Tobak articles

Videos:

The Path to Peak Performance, Harvard Business Review
Are there people working for you who feel stressed out? Overloaded? Disconnected? Afraid? These are not “problem” employees; they don’t have disciplinary issues, and they’re not untalented. But they’re not achieving at their peak level in the pressure-cooker that is today’s workplace.

How to Manage the Unmanageable Employee
Every company has ‘em: gossips, wallflowers and loose cannons…Co-Author Jezra Kaye gives advice on how to manage and retain the most unmanageable employees.

Motivating and Engaging Employees

30 of the Best TED Talks on Leadership