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Managing teams

A collection of books, articles and guides to help managers get the best from their teams – whether they're experienced leaders or first-time managers.

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  • eBooks
  • Briefings
  • Online articles
  • Small Business Update
  • Useful links
  • Books and articles from the library

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Featured eBook

Managing virtual teams
DuFrene, Debbie D.; Lehman, Carol M. (Business Expert Press, 2011)

While virtual teams offer various advantages to organizations and individuals in flexibility and the ability to overcome geographic distance, they face unique challenges. Virtual teams are often made up of members of various cultures with diverse communication styles. Team participants should be selected carefully for various personal characteristics that help assure success and trained in how to be effective virtual team members.

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Featured article

Managing yourself: Getting virtual teams right 
There are four must-haves to maximise the productivity of virtual teams: the right team composition, the right leadership, the right touchpoints and the right technology.

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eBooks

The Library provides full text access to a selection of key business and reference eBooks from leading publishers. eBooks are available to logged-in ICAEW members, ACA students and other entitled users.

Successful cross-cultural management: A guide for international managers
Haghirian, Parissa (Business Expert Press, 2012)
This book outlines the particulars of cross-cultural management and is a guidebook for international managers. The book not only discusses the general aspects of how cultures can differ, it explains the effects these differences can have on business processes and business success.

Effective people management
Wellington, Pat (London: Kogan Page, 2011)
This book is aimed at the busy line manger who requires quick access to information and proven experience. It will help anyone who wants to understand what it takes to get the best out of yourself and your team and how to keep others involved, committed and energised. The topics covered include leadership qualities that inspire people, the role of the manager, different aspects of day-to-day people management, managing performance, recruitment and redundancy issues and keeping an eye on your own career development.

Managing virtual teams
DuFrene, Debbie D.; Lehman, Carol M. (Business Expert Press, 2011)
While virtual teams offer various advantages to organizations and individuals in flexibility and the ability to overcome geographic distance, they face unique challenges. Virtual teams are often made up of members of various cultures with diverse communication styles. Team participants should be selected carefully for various personal characteristics that help assure success and trained in how to be effective virtual team members.

Achieving excellence in management: identifying and learning from bad practices
Kilner, Andrew (Business Expert Press, 2010)
This book adopts a fresh approach to identifying good and bad management techniques, backed up by case studies from real life business situations. Sound management principles are explained which can subsequently be applied to a broad range of settings, from careers in traditional firms to entrepreneurial or global ventures.

The first time manager: First steps to a brilliant management career
Morris, Michael (Kogan Page, 2005)
This book is an introduction to fundamental management topics and necessary skills such as effective communication, motivation, delegation, leadership, financial principles, human resource concerns, marketing, public relations, organisational structure and self-development within the role.

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Briefings

Directors' Briefings and Start-Up Briefings are four-page guides written for the busy practitioner, director and entrepreneur providing concise, practical advice on core business issues.

Disclaimer: These publications from Atom Content Marketing are for general guidance only, for businesses in the United Kingdom governed by the laws of England. Atom Content Marketing, expert contributors and ICAEW (as distributor) disclaim all liability for any errors or omissions.

Online articles

The library provides access to a range of articles in full text from leading business, finance and management journals. Access to articles is provided subject to suppliers' terms of use.

Hello, is anybody out there?: Six steps to high-impact v-meetings

With successful virtual meetings essential to team performance, here are six guidelines to help virtual leaders get the most out of them.

First time managers

Tips to avoid those common first-time manager mistakes.

Lead from your strengths

Not sure if you're cut out to be a manager? All it takes to be successful is using your natural strengths.

The hidden benefits of keeping teams intact

Most managers underestimate the power of familiarity but use it to drive performance.

On my agenda

The article discusses the strategy of Charlie Johnston, a HR director at Cisco, for steering the company towards a culture of greater collaborative decision-making and cross-departmental, global team working.

Strategic cost reduction tactics

Most businesses fail when they undertake a major cost reduction programme but there are some basic steps that can help you succeed.

Driving talent management

Investments in finance function talent can help a company develop native leadership, allow for effective team work and manage risk.

The credit management team - what type are you?

The credit management team is changing and the pace of change is stepping up as organisations consider the changing economic landscape.

Small Business Update

Small Business Update is a monthly magazine for SMEs with articles covering the latest regulatory developments, practical advice and hot topics.

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