This work presents timesaving guides to sharpen your skills, improve on the job and gain a competitive advantage. "The Results-Driven Manager Series" includes concise and action-oriented books that bring together the best and most current business thinking, advice, and practices that managers can put to use today to increase their impact on their organization's success and advance their own careers. The series brings together timely articles from HBSP newsletters to help senior to middle managers sharpen their skills, increase their effectiveness, and gain a competitive edge. Presented in a highly accessible format to save managers valuable time, these books offer authoritative insights and techniques for improving job performance and achieving immediate results. Managers are under increasing pressure to deliver better results faster than the competition. But meeting today's tough challenges requires complete mastery of a full array of management skills, from communicating and coaching to public speaking and managing people. "The Results-Driven Manager Series" is designed to help time-pressed managers hone and polish the skills they need most. These timely guides will help managers improve their job performance today and give them the edge they need to become the leaders of tomorrow. "Motivating People for Improved Performance" explains that if talent is an organization's most important asset, maximizing that talent is its most critical challenge. This guide will help managers develop the skills to motivate people to perform at their best. It makes work meaningful and rewarding. It fosters commitment and innovation and helps retain top performers.