Case method teaching immerses students in realistic business situations—which include incomplete information, time constraints, and conflicting goals. The class discussion inherent in case teaching is well known for stimulating the development of students' critical thinking skills, yet instructors often need guidance on managing that class discussion to maximize learning. Teaching with Cases focuses on practical advice for instructors that can be easily implemented. It covers how to plan a course, how to teach it, and how to evaluate it. The book is organized by the three elements required for a great case-based course: 1) advance planning by the instructor, including implementation of a student contract; 2) how to make leading a vibrant case discussion easier and more systematic; and 3) planning for student evaluation after the course is complete. Teaching with Cases is ideal for anyone interested in case teaching, whether basing an entire course on cases, using cases as a supplement, or simply using discussion facilitation techniques. To learn more about the book, and to see resources available, visit teachingwithcases.hbsp.harvard.edu.
Most companies waste billions of dollars on technology. Don't be one of them. If you need the best practices and ideas for unleashing technology's strategic potential--but don't have time to find them--this book is for you. Here are eight inspiring and useful perspectives, all in one place. This collection of HBR articles will help you: - Clarify corporate strategy with your IT department - Fund only IT projects that support your strategy - Transform IT investments into profits - Build one technology platform for your entire organization - Adopt new technologies only when their best practices are established - Use analytics to make smart decisions at all levels of your company - Integrate social media into your business
How do you decide on the best course of action for your company to take advantage of new opportunities? By building a business case. This book provides a framework for building a business case. You'll learn how to: Clearly define the opportunity you'll want to address in your business case Identify and analyze a range of alternatives Recommend one option and assess its risks Create a high-level implementation plan for your proposed alternative Communicate your case to key stakeholders
How to be human at work. HBR’s Emotional Intelligence Series features smart, essential reading on the human side of professional life from the pages of Harvard Business Review. Each book in the series offers proven research showing how our emotions impact our work lives, practical advice for managing difficult people and situations, and inspiring essays on what it means to tend to our emotional well-being at work. Uplifting and practical, these books describe the social skills that are critical for ambitious professionals to master. This specially priced four-volume set includes Happiness, Resilience, Mindfulness, and Empathy.
As a manager, you will face complex decisions without easy answers. How do you examine situations from a broad perspective and develop solutions that benefit your organization? This book will help you: - Understand what strategic thinking is and why it's valuable - Recognize the personal traits, behaviors and attitudes, and cognitive capacities that strategic thinkers demonstrate - View strategic thinking as a process - Apply seven strategic thinking skills?seeing the big picture; clarifying strategic objectives; identifying relationships, patterns, and trends; thinking creatively; analyzing information; prioritizing your actions; and making trade-offs
Successful marketing requires a deep knowledge of customers, competitors, and collaborators and great skill in serving customers profitably. This book provides the foundation for developing those skills and insights.
ARE YOUR WORKING RELATIONSHIPS WORKING AGAINST YOU? To achieve your goals and get ahead, you need to rally people behind you and your ideas. But how do you do that when you lack formal authority? Or when you have a boss who gets in your way? Or when you’re juggling others’ needs at the expense of your own? By managing up, down, and across the organization. Your success depends on it, whether you’re a young professional or an experienced leader. The HBR Guide to Managing Up and Across will help you: • Advance your agenda—and your career—with smarter networking • Build relationships that bring targets and deadlines within reach • Persuade decision makers to champion your initiatives • Collaborate more effectively with colleagues • Deal with new, challenging, or incompetent bosses • Navigate office politics
Almost every day the papers report another merger, buyout, or joint venture. From valuation to integration, this collection helps managers think through what such a strategic move would mean for their organizations. It is part of the The Harvard Business Review Paperback series.
Is your company's top talent jumping ship as good replacements become harder to get? If you need the best practices and ideas for winning the race for talent--but don't have time to find them--this book is for you. Here are 11 inspiring and useful perspectives, all in one place. This collection of HBR articles will help you: - Look for good people in all the right places - Interview more effectively - Make--and keep--compelling promises to candidates and employees - Mitigate the risks of hiring stars from other companies - Coach and mentor to shore up commitment - Stretch promising employees' responsibilities - Rotate high performers into a variety of teams - Reverse the female brain drain
This user-friendly guide presents the proven strategies of top experts on creating and guiding effective work teams From recruiting and motivating members to setting ground rules and mediating problems, Leading Teams arms managers with a step-by-step plan and practical tools for maximizing productivity in any team setting. Key features Instructs readers how to: Organize a team with complimentary skills Clarify team goals, roles, and responsibilities Foster trust, creativity, and risk-taking Get teams back on track after a setback Collaborate to achieve team objectives