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HBR's 10 Must Reads Series

HBR's 10 Must Reads Series are carefully selected compilations of HBR articles that are considered the most important pieces we offer on the specified topic. We've combed through hundreds of Harvard Business Review articles on change management, communication, decision making, innovation, leadership, managing people, managing yourself, marketing, strategy, and teams and selected the most important ones to help you maximize your own and your organization's performance. Each collection is available as a digital download or paperback and is priced at only $24.95. You'll save more than 60% off the individual article prices!

What 10 Must Reads do we offer?

  • HBR's 10 Must Reads Boxed Set
    • You want the most important ideas on management all in one place. Now you can have them--in a set of HBR's 10 Must Reads, available as a 6 volume paperback boxed set or as an ebook set. We've combed through hundreds of Harvard Business Review articles on change, leadership, strategy, managing people, and managing yourself and selected the most important ones to help you maximize your own and your organization's performance. This 6 volume specially priced set will save you more than 15% off the individual component prices. HBR's 10 Must Reads Boxed Set also makes a smart gift for your team, colleagues, or clients. The ebook set is available in PDF, ePub and mobi formats. The HBR's 10 Must Reads Boxed Set includes six bestselling collections:
      • HBR's 10 Must-Reads on Leadership, offers ways you can transform yourself from a good manager into an extraordinary leader
      • HBR's 10 Must-Reads on Managing Yourself, the path to your own professional success starts with a critical look in the mirror, what you see there--your greatest strengths and deepest values--are the foundations you must build on
      • HBR's 10 Must-Reads on Strategy, will help galvanize your organization's strategy development and execution
      • HBR's 10 Must-Reads on Change, 70% of all change initiatives fail, but the odds turn in your company's favor once you understand that change is a multi-stage process--not an event--and that persuasion is key to establishing a sense of urgency, winning support, and silencing naysayers
      • HBR's 10 Must-Reads on Managing People, will help you determine what really motivates people, how to deal with problem employees, and how to build an effective team.
      • HBR's 10 Must Reads: The Essentials, included as an added bonus
       
  • HBR 10 Must Reads Collection
    • With this essential collection from Harvard Business Review, you'll have the best management ideas and advice all in one place. Now offered as a comprehensive digital compilation, this set includes the entire library of Harvard Business Review articles (more than 120 of them) found in the HBR 10 Must Reads book series. From leadership and strategy to managing yourself and others, no other grouping offers the top thinking from global experts on today's most essential management topics. The collection includes must-have articles on the following topics: Leadership, Managing Yourself, Strategy, Managing People, Change Management, Communication, Innovation, Making Smart Decisions, Teams, Collaboration, and Strategic Marketing. In addition, you'll get articles from the foundational "HBR's 10 Must Reads: The Essentials," which offers seminal pieces chosen by the editorial team at Harvard Business Review, as well as bonus articles, including the award-winning "How Will You Measure Your Life?" by renowned professor, author, and thinker Clayton Christensen. This collection will help you maximize your own and your organization's performance. If you read nothing else, read the HBR 10 Must Reads Collection. HBR's 10 Must-Read series is the definitive collection of ideas and best practices for aspiring and experienced leaders alike. These books offer essential reading selected from the pages of Harvard Business Review on topics critical to the success of every manager. Each book is packed with advice and inspiration from leading experts such as Clayton Christensen, Peter Drucker, Rosabeth Moss Kanter, John Kotter, Michael Porter, Daniel Goleman, Theodore Levitt, and Rita Gunther McGrath.
  • HBR's 10 Must Reads on Change Management
    • 70% of all change initiatives fail. But the odds turn in your company's favor once you understand that change is a multi-stage process--not an event--and that persuasion is key to establishing a sense of urgency, winning support, and silencing naysayers. We've combed through hundreds of Harvard Business Review articles on change management and selected the most important ones to help you lead your organization through transformation. This collection of best-selling articles includes:
      • "Leading Change: Why Transformation Efforts Fail" by John P. Kotter
      • "Change Through Persuasion"
      • "Leading Change When Business Is Good: An Interview with Samuel J. Palmisano"
      • "Radical Change, the Quiet Way"
      • "Tipping Point Leadership"
      • "A Survival Guide for Leaders"
      • "The Real Reason People Won't Change"
      • "Cracking the Code of Change"
      • "The Hard Side of Change Management"
      • "Why Change Programs Don't Produce Change"
  • HBR's 10 Must Reads on Collaboration
    • Join forces with others inside and outside your organization to solve your toughest problems. If you read nothing else on collaborating effectively, read these 10 articles. We've combed through hundreds of articles in the Harvard Business Review archive and selected the most important ones to help you work more productively with people on your team, in other departments, and in other organizations. Leading experts such as Daniel Goleman, Herminia Ibarra, and Morten Hansen provide the insights and advice you need to:
      • Forge strong relationships up, down, and across the organization
      • Build a collaborative culture
      • Bust silos
      • Harness informal knowledge sharing
      • Pick the right type of collaboration for your business
      • Manage conflict wisely
      • Know when not to collaborate
  • HBR's 10 Must Reads on Communication
    • The best leaders know how to communicate clearly and persuasively. How do you stack up? If you read nothing else on communicating effectively, read these 10 articles. We've combed through hundreds of articles in the Harvard Business Review archive and selected the most important ones to help you express your ideas with clarity and impact--no matter what the situation. This collection was previously published as "Harvard Business Review on Communicating Effectively." We've moved it to HBR's 10 Must Reads series because the ideas are critical to the success of every manager and aspiring leader, meeting our high standards for must-read status. Leading experts such as Deborah Tannen, Jay Conger, and Nick Morgan provide the insights and advice you need to:
      • Pitch your brilliant idea–successfully
      • Connect with your audience
      • Establish credibility
      • Inspire others to carry out your vision
      • Adapt to stakeholders' decision-making styles
      • Frame goals around common interests
      • Build consensus and win support
  • HBR's 10 Must Reads on Innovation
    • To innovate profitably, you need more than just creativity. Do you have what it takes? If you read nothing else on inspiring and executing innovation, read these 10 articles. We've combed through hundreds of articles in the Harvard Business Review archive and selected the most important ones to help you innovate effectively. This collection was previously published as "Harvard Business Review on Inspiring and Executing Innovation." We've moved it to HBR's 10 Must Reads series because the ideas are critical to the success of every manager and aspiring leader, meeting our high standards for must-read status. Leading experts such as Clayton Christensen, Peter Drucker, and Rosabeth Moss Kanter provide the insights and advice you need to:
      • Decide which ideas are worth pursuing
      • Innovate through the front lines--not just from the top
      • Adapt innovations from the developing world to wealthier markets
      • Tweak new ventures along the way using discovery-driven planning
      • Tailor your efforts to meet customers' most pressing needs
      • Avoid classic pitfalls such as stifling innovation with rigid processes
  • HBR's 10 Must Reads on Leadership
    • How can you transform yourself from a good manager into an extraordinary leader? We've combed through hundreds of Harvard Business Review articles on leadership and selected the most important ones to help you maximize your own and your organization's performance. This collection includes these best-selling HBR articles:
      • "What Makes an Effective Executive" by Peter F. Drucker
      • "What Makes a Leader?"
      • "What Leaders Really Do"
      • "The Work of Leadership"
      • "Why Should Anyone Be Led by You?"
      • "Crucibles of Leadership"
      • "Level 5 Leadership: The Triumph of Humility and Fierce Resolve"
      • "Seven Transformations of Leadership"
      • "Discovering Your Authentic Leadership"
      • "In Praise of the Incomplete Leader"
  • HBR's 10 Must Reads on Making Smart Decisions
    • Learn why bad decisions happen to good managers--and how to make better ones. If you read nothing else on decision making, read these 10 articles. We've combed through hundreds of articles in the Harvard Business Review archive and selected the most important ones to help you and your organization make better choices and avoid common traps. This collection was previously published as "Harvard Business Review on Making Smart Decisions." We've moved it to HBR's 10 Must Reads series because the ideas are critical to the success of every manager and aspiring leader, meeting our high standards for must-read status. Leading experts such as Ram Charan, Michael Mankins, and Thomas Davenport provide the insights and advice you need to:
      • Make bold decisions that challenge the status quo
      • Support your decisions with diverse data
      • Evaluate risks and benefits with equal rigor
      • Check for faulty cause-and-effect reasoning
      • Test your decisions with experiments
      • Foster and address constructive criticism
      • Defeat indecisiveness with clear accountability
  • HBR's 10 Must Reads on Managing People
    • Managing people is fraught with challenges: What really motivates people? How do you deal with problem employees? How can you build a team that is greater than the sum of its parts? The answers to these questions can be elusive--even to a seasoned manager. We've combed through hundreds of Harvard Business Review articles on managing people to help you deal with these--and many other--management challenges. This collection of best-selling articles includes:
      • "Leadership That Gets Results" by Daniel Goleman
      • "One More Time: How Do You Motivate Employees?"
      • "The Set-Up-to-Fail Syndrome"
      • "Saving Your Rookie Managers from Themselves"
      • "What Great Managers Do"
      • "Fair Process: Managing in the Knowledge Economy"
      • "Teaching Smart People How to Learn"
      • "How (Un)ethical Are You?"
      • "The Discipline of Teams"
      • "Managing Your Boss"
  • HBR's 10 Must Reads on Managing Yourself
    • The path to your own professional success starts with a critical look in the mirror. What you see there--your greatest strengths and deepest values--are the foundations you must build on. We've combed through hundreds of Harvard Business Review articles on managing yourself and selected the most important ones to help you stay engaged and productive throughout your working life. This collection of best-selling articles includes:
      • "How Will You Measure Your Life?" by Clayton M. Christensen
      • "Managing Oneself"
      • "Management Time: Who's Got the Monkey?"
      • "How Resilience Works"
      • "Manage Your Energy, Not Your Time"
      • "Overloaded Circuits: Why Smart People Underperform"
      • "Be a Better Leader, Have a Richer Life"
      • "Reclaim Your Job"
      • "Moments of Greatness: Entering the Fundamental State of Leadership"
      • "What to Ask the Person in the Mirror"
      • "Primal Leadership: The Hidden Driver of Great Performance"
  • HBR's 10 Must Reads on Strategic Marketing
    • Stop pushing products--and start cultivating relationships with the right customers. If you read nothing else on marketing that delivers competitive advantage, read these 10 articles. We've combed through hundreds of articles in the Harvard Business Review archive and selected the most important ones to help you reinvent your marketing by putting it--and your customers--at the center of your business. This collection was previously published as "Harvard Business Review on Reinventing Your Marketing." We've moved it to HBR's 10 Must Reads series because the ideas are critical to the success of every manager and aspiring leader, meeting our high standards for must-read status. Leading experts such as Ted Levitt and Clayton Christensen provide the insights and advice you need to:
      • Figure out what business you're really in
      • Create products that perform the jobs people need to get done
      • Get a bird's-eye view of your brand's strengths and weaknesses
      • Tap a market that's larger than China and India combined
      • Deliver superior value to your B2B customers
      • End the war between sales and marketing
  • HBR's 10 Must Reads on Strategy
    • Is your company spending enormous time and energy on strategy development, with little to show for your efforts? We've combed through hundreds of Harvard Business Review articles on strategy and selected the most important ones to help galvanize your organization's strategy development and execution. This collection includes:
      • "What Is Strategy?" by Michael E. Porter
      • "The Five Competitive Forces That Shape Strategy"
      • "Building Your Company's Vision"
      • "Reinventing Your Business Model"
      • "Blue Ocean Strategy"
      • "The Secrets to Successful Strategy Execution"
      • "Using the Balanced Scorecard as a Strategic Management System"
      • "Transforming Corner-Office Strategy into Frontline Action"
      • "Turning Great Strategy into Great Performance"
      • "Who Has the D? How Clear Decision Roles Enhance Organizational Performance"
  • HBR's 10 Must Reads on Teams
    • Most teams underperform. Yours can beat the odds. If you read nothing else on building better teams, read these 10 articles. We've combed through hundreds of articles in the Harvard Business Review archive and selected the most important ones to help you assemble and steer teams that get results. This collection was previously published as "Harvard Business Review on Building Better Teams." We've moved it to HBR's 10 Must Reads series because the ideas are critical to the success of every manager and aspiring leader, meeting our high standards for must-read status. Leading experts such as Jon Katzenbach, Teresa Amabile, and Tamara Erickson provide the insights and advice you need to:
      • Boost team performance through mutual accountability
      • Motivate large, diverse groups to tackle complex projects
      • Increase your teams' emotional intelligence
      • Prevent decision deadlock
      • Extract results from a bunch of touchy superstars
      • Fight constructively with top-management colleagues
  • HBR's 10 Must Reads: The Essentials
    • If you read nothing else, read these 10 articles from HBR's most influential authors:
      • "Meeting the Challenge of Disruptive Change," by Clayton M. Christensen and Michael Overdorf, explains why so few established companies innovate successfully.
      • "Competing on Analytics," by Thomas H. Davenport, explains how to use data-collection technology and analysis to discern what your customers want, how much they're willing to pay, and what keeps them loyal.
      • "Managing Oneself," by Peter F. Drucker, encourages us to carve our own paths by asking questions such as, "What are my strengths?" and "Where do I belong?"
      • "What Makes a Leader?" Not IQ or technical skills, says Daniel Goleman, but emotional intelligence.
      • "Putting the Balanced Scorecard to Work," by Robert S. Kaplan and David P. Norton, includes practical steps and examples from companies that use the balanced scorecard to measure performance and set strategy.
      • "Innovation: The Classic Traps," by Rosabeth Moss Kanter, advocates applying lessons from past failures to your innovation efforts. She explores four problems and offers remedies for each.
      • "Leading Change: Why Transformation Efforts Fail," by John P. Kotter, argues that transformation is a process, not an event. It takes years, not weeks, and you can't skip any steps.
      • "Marketing Myopia," by Theodore Levitt, introduces the quintessential strategy question, "What business are you really in?"
      • "What Is Strategy?" by Michael E. Porter, argues that rivals can easily copy your operational effectiveness, but they can't copy your strategic positioning-what distinguishes you from all the rest.
      • "The Core Competence of the Corporation," by C.K. Prahalad and Gary Hamel, argues that a diversified company is like a tree: the trunk and major limbs its core products, branches its business units, leaves and fruit its end products. Nourishing and stabilizing everything is the root system: its core competencies.
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