FranklinCovey and Simon & Schuster Release New Book: Everyone Deserves a Great Manager: The 6 Critical Practices for Leading a Team
Book Equips First-Level Leaders with Essential Skills and Tools for Leading Teams Effectively
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FranklinCovey and Simon & Schuster Release New Book: Everyone Deserves a Great Manager: The 6 Critical Practices for Leading a Team - Book Equips First-Level Leaders with Essential Skills and Tools for Leading Teams Effectively (Photo: Business Wire)
Written by bestselling authors, FranklinCovey’s
Mid- and senior-level leaders will also find great value in Everyone Deserves a Great Manager: The 6 Critical Practices for Leading a Team, as it contains the skills and fundamentals they need to draw on and frequently revisit. For more seasoned managers, the book is part refresher, part midcourse correction, and a collection of enduring principles they can use to coach the first-level leaders who report to them.
First-level leaders have never been more relevant. The multiple layers of leadership in organizations have collapsed, and with this new flat management structure, the vast majority of people are reporting to managers, who now assume unprecedented influence and responsibility, often without enough resources or support to help them lead those on their teams. Timely and applicable to today’s ever-changing and evolving workplace, the book was written for the millions of people all over the world who are making the challenging and rewarding leap to management.
Researchers at the
“Ultimately, we realized that a guide with real people’s experiences, combined with FranklinCovey’s research, could help a lot of managers with their leadership challenges,” said
Everyone Deserves a Great Manager: The 6 Critical Practices for Leading a Team addresses the most common problems first-level leaders and new managers must face and briefly explores the limiting mindsets and typical mistakes that led to those problems. The skill-based chapters cover managerial skills like 1-on-1s, giving feedback, delegating, hiring, building team culture, and leading remote teams. The book also includes more than 30 unique tools, such as prep worksheets and a list of questions for 1-on-1s. It’s a great blueprint for becoming the manager every team deserves. Additionally, the exercises at the back of the chapters show readers how to put The 6 Critical Practices together, one step at a time. Readers can revisit the insights and action items they note at the end of each chapter and create an action plan that is customized for them.
The book, which expands upon FranklinCovey’s leadership solution and work session, The 6 Critical Practices for Leading a Team™, is based on decades of research and hundreds of leader interviews into what makes managers successful, as well as on tens of thousands of assessments that have been distilled down to the practices that yield the greatest results for first-level leaders. FranklinCovey has field-tested the principles and practices in the book with thousands of managers around the globe and has simplified the bewildering world of first-level leadership to the six most critical practices for leading a team. The practices equip first-level leaders with the essential skills and tools to accomplish tasks and achieve goals effectively by working well with and through other people, and provide leaders with the confidence and competence they need to meet the inevitable challenges of their role.
With real-world, relatable stories to provide the blueprint for becoming a great leader, the book outlines The 6 Critical Practices for Leading a Team:
- Develop a Leader’s Mindset: Leaders learn the critical mindset shifts from those of an individual contributor to those of a leader.
- Hold Regular 1-on-1s: By conducting these essential meetings effectively, leaders increase engagement of team members, better understand team issues, and help team members to solve problems to succeed.
- Set Up Your Team to Get Results: Leaders learn to create clarity about team goals and results, and they delegate responsibility to team members, while providing the right level of support.
- Create a Culture of Feedback: Both giving and receiving consistent, genuine feedback builds confidence and competence, and increases the performance of a leader and a team.
- Lead Your Team Through Change: Leaders can take specific actions to help team members navigate and accelerate through change and achieve better performance.
- Manage Your Time and Energy: The best leaders use weekly planning to focus on the most important priorities and to strengthen their ability to be an effective leader by applying Five Energy Drivers.
FranklinCovey’s leadership solution and work session, The 6 Critical Practices for Leading a Team, has been adopted by thousands of companies, governments, non-profits, school systems, and universities around the world. The work session can be delivered as a live, one-day training module and includes bite-size articles, videos and tools organized around the solution and an opt-in, email-driven, digital-learning track over a 12-week period. The work session is included in FranklinCovey’s All Access Pass, an annually renewable pass, which provides passholders with unlimited access to FranklinCovey’s entire collection of best-in-class content. Passholders can assemble, integrate and deliver that content in an almost limitless combination through various delivery channels — live, live-online, on demand and integrated into existing training offerings. To learn more, visit The 6 Critical Practices for Leading a Team and FranklinCovey’s All Access Pass.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Franklin Covey Co.
Debra Lund, 801-244-4474
Triple 7 PR
Ashley Sandberg, 347-735-6480
Simon & Schuster
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