Becoming A Top Manager: Tools and Lessons in Transitioning to General Management
February 2015, Jossey-Bass
Make the move up to senior management with lessons from world-renowned business school experts
Based on themes from INSEAD's popular Transition to General Management programme, authors Kevin Kaiser, Michael Pich, and I.J. Schecter offer sound advice and practical insights for those looking to move to senior general management roles. By following the stories of three managers making the transition to general management, Becoming A Top Manager highlights not only the most crucial aspects of becoming a successful general manager, but also the necessary mindset changes requiredboth on a personal and professional levelthat will ultimately translate into ongoing success.
- Provides practical insights, clarity and confidence for those looking to move into senior general management roles
- Written by a well-known and experienced international author team
- Outlines key skills and executive tools needed for the transition
- Online resources also available at www.wiley.com/go/topmanager
SECTION 1: MANAGING THE BUSINESS
Chapter 1: Embracing the Why 17
Chapter 2: Seeing the Implications 43
Chapter 3: Befriending the Numbers 73
SECTION 2: MANAGING OTHERS
Chapter 4: Leaving the Nest 101
Chapter 5: Bridging the Gap 127
Chapter 6: Walking the Talk 157
SECTION 3: MANAGING YOURSELF
Chapter 7: Taking the Reins 191
Chapter 8: Passing the Test 217
Chapter 9: Sustaining the Journey 243
A Final Word 265
About the Website 267
About the Authors 269
KEVIN KAISER is Professor of Management Practice at INSEAD and Director of the Transition to General Management programme and Director of the ABN Amro Managing for Value Research Fund at INSEAD. He was formerly Visiting Adjunct Professor of Finance at Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University.
MICHAEL PICH is Dean of Executive Education at INSEAD and was Director of its Transition to General Management Programme. He is a Senior Affiliate Professor in the areas of Technology and Operations Management, and Entrepreneurship and Family Business.
I.J. SCHECTER is an award-winning author and journalist, and CEO of The Schecter Group, a leading global communications firm serving Fortune 500 clients.
“The book should prove useful to newly promoted managers or those aspiring to leadership roles.” (The Irish Times, September 2015)
“I found Becoming a Top Manager a useful, inspirational and practical read” (B2B Marketing, September 2015)