Category: Business, Coaching and leadership
Publication date: May 11, 2021

Own Your Day

New light on the mastery of managing in the middle

Diana Marsland
Julie Nerney

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Book description

Are you a manager, stuck in between pressure from senior leadership and needs from your team? Do you sometimes feel that you’ve been robbed of your power, your influence… and your ability to actually achieve anything?! It’s time to Own Your Day.

If you’re a hard-pressed manager, this practical and purposeful collection of simple tools and techniques will empower you to translate the strategy from the top into real results on the ground. Based on working experience from hundreds of organizations, Own Your Day uses an easy-to-apply mix of real-life case studies and specific guidance to help you adapt what you’ve learned to your own circumstances – all grounded in solid primary research from expert authors. Covering the full range of day-to-day challenges and issues, this book includes:

– Balancing the needs of strategy and delivery

The importance of prep vs planning

– Developing and using your influence

– Getting the best out of yourself and the people around you

– Being your authentic self

– Implementing change successfully

Don’t get stuck in the middle – reclaim your autonomy, step into your authority, and Own Your Day.


Helpful management tool
This book is a great resource for managers who are expected to implement constant change initiatives whilst grappling with the realities of managing delivery.
The mix of theory & practice makes it easy to read & includes solutions to common issues – such as managing upwards as well as dealing with an uncertain work environment.
I like the reflective questions which get me thinking about what I’m doing & the way I’m doing it. The research quotes from managers reassure me that I’m not alone!


Edition information

Paperback 9781788602457 May 11, 2021 £14.99
Ebook 9781788602440 May 10, 2021 £7.99