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Overview Learn how to be positive and determined in setting and achieving your ambitions in life. Achieving Excellence demonstrates how to improve your physical fitness and mental agility, and shows how to increase your personal productivity and become more effective, allowing you to fulfill your ambitions and achieve success. As part of an innovative series The Essential Manager, which covers a wide range of management and personal development titles, each title is a comprehensive yet compact source of easy reference for all those in or aspiring to a position of responsibility, with a focus on developing and enhancing professional management practice.
Publishers Description The four new guides in this best-selling series are ideal for managers at every level. These compact references -- the most accessible single-subject business guides on the market -- demonstrate techniques and skills useful in any work environment.
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More About Robert Heller, Roy Johnson & John P. Eaton
Robert Heller is himself a prolific author of management books. The first, The Naked Manager, published in 1972, established Heller as an iconoclastic, wide-ranging guide to managerial excellence -- and incompetence. Heller has drawn on the extensive knowledge of managers and management that he acquired as the founding editor of Management Today, Britain's premier business magazine, which he headed for 25 years. Books such as The Supermanagers and In Search of European Excellence address the ways in which the latest ideas on change, quality, and motivation are providing new routes to business success. In 1990 Heller wrote Culture Shock, one of the first books to describe how IT would revolutionize management. Since then, as writer, lecturer, and consultant, Heller has continued to tell managers how to "Ride the Revolution," the title of his 2000 book, written with Paul Spenley. His books for Dorling Kindersley's Essential Managers series are international bestsellers.
Reviews - What do customers think about Essential Managers: Achieving Excellence?
Essential Managers: Achieving Excellence Feb 20, 2008
It's a good book, a concentration of good tips how to manage the career developing.
Realistic Ambitions Jun 19, 2001
Since excellence in today's highly competitive workplace demands more than knowledge of your field, people skills are essential.
If you want to develop your management skills and achieve your objectives, take a peek at this tiny resource book. While it isn't an all encompassing management book like the Essential Manager's Manual, it is easy to read and you can deal with one specific issue at a time. There are many books in the Essential Managers Series.
Robert Heller will show you how to build key attributes, develop confidence, master risk taking, lead effectively, stay in shape, increase learning, think more effectively, write and speak more fluently, boost your creativity, choose priorities, understand money, reduce stress, reassess your goals, find a mentor, take the lead and plan ahead.
I especially enjoyed the little hints placed in yellow boxes throughout the book. Here are some of my favorites:
Hint 97: Avoid changing your opinions to match those of the majority. Hint 42: Do not confuse wild, far-out, impractical ideas with creativity.
So, how will you know if you have achieved success in a particular area of your personal management qualities portfolio? Page 66-69 is a self-assessment which you can take to evaluate your achievement. As you work towards excellence, realize this is a lifelong challenge.