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Being the Boss: The 3 Imperatives for Becoming a Great Leader Hardcover – 1 Jan 2011

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Named one of Five Best Business Books to Read for Your Career in 2011 by the Wall Street Journal. "modern classic" - Financial Times "This book can well serve both beginning and experienced managers as a guide for their own continued development. It is engaging to read, asks the right questions, and incorporates a compendium of the best research on leadership." -- Graziadio Business Report "a well-written, comprehensive guide to finding ways to succeed on this often-perilous journey." -- Korn/Ferry Briefings Listed under "Summer reading suggestions for federal leaders" - Washington Post "Being the Boss gives a cleared-eye assessment of the paradoxes and complexities of being the boss and offers practical advice on the questions and techniques that can help managers become more effective. "Being the Boss" is an insightful and readily accessible book" -- Forbes.com "...engaging with a precise presentation of concepts and plenty of real-world examples." - CEO Update "It's a well-presented title that should prove especially useful for those assuming management positions for the first time." -- THE IRISH TIMES

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Linda A. Hill is the Wallace Brett Donham Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School, the faculty chair of the Leadership Initiative, and author of Becoming a Manager. Kent Lineback has spent 25 years as a manager and executive and is the coauthor of the bestseller The Monk and the Riddle with Randy Komisar.

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  • Hardcover: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Harvard Business School Press (1 January 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 142216389X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1422163894
  • Product Dimensions: 15.9 x 3.2 x 23.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #73,754 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Mark P. McDonald
5.0 out of 5 starsA powerful resource for any manager
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5.0 out of 5 stars... lot of managerial philosophy writings which was insightful and great. However
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5.0 out of 5 starsPractical, full of ideas and memorable (thanks to the conceptual models presented)
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