Helpful resources / best practices for being an effective Program Manager? Any books or published content you’d recommend on the subject? TIA 🙏🏼

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What personal or professional development books have you read that changed your mindset or helped you in your career? I’ll go first: making a manager, radical candor, and 48 laws of power. Add your recommendations below!

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I am studying for MBA and need 3 books. They are very expensive to buy, so I am wondering if any of you have access to a soft copy that you can share.
> Management Research: Applying the Principles by Susan Rose, Nigel Spinks
> Research Methods for Business and Management by Kevin O'Gorman, Robert MacIntosh
> Theory and Practice of Leadership by Roger Gill

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Im moving from core Auto product management role to software development product management role.
Can you please share what should I read to brush up basics on SW PM?
Courses, books, blogs, anything is welcome!
Let's make this group a little active!

Another CD at my agency just resigned. He’s started a Google doc about all the creatives who work on our account below our level, to to share with management. You know, listing their strengths and weaknesses. He wants me and my creative partner to contribute. Think burn book from Mean Girls. It feels so wrong and I want to point it out to him and report it to HR. Imagine if it was inadvertently shared with the teams. Also it’s so subjective and shouldn’t be put in writing. Am I overreacting?

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What’s your top 3 change management books from the last 5 years? (Trying to refresh and read up again!)

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Hi All,

Moving out of IT consulting to Product Management side in the next couple of weeks.
The new company I will join is an e-commerce division of a leading food retail group.

Any suggestions about books/ videos that I can access to learn the basics of the product side?

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Suggestions on resources (books, courses, etc) for improving the following?

Effective communication
Management and mentorship
Working well with people with different working styles
Negotiation

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I'm looking to pivot from consulting into tech. I've gotten lots of interesting from tech companies on the ops side but am much more interested in product management.

Any advice on books or courses to help make the transition? I'm struggling to land PM interviews at companies that aren't tiny startups :(

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What books, courses, or certificates do you recommend for someone who’s looking to get into product management? I have a Tech Strategy background but no experience with products specifically. Not sure where to start so would appreciate tips from those of you already in the space. Thank you!

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ISO recommendations for resources (books, websites, videos) on Product Management. Looking for a primer on theory, best practices, pitfalls to avoid, etc.

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This book is so GOOD has anyone read it? If not you’re missing some excellent advice and startegy to accelerate your career from an expert - she’s a former PA Senior Manager. This book should be on everyone’s list. It’s such a quick read, has actions steps you can customize to your career journey and comes with a free action guide you can download after purchase. She a dynamic speaker and this is her first of what I hope is many books.
Get a copy on Amazon.

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Any good recommendations for books on management techniques? Trying to understand how management manipulates junior employees.

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Any good book recommendations for new Managers in consulting ?

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I'm considering pivoting to copywriting because that's the part of my role I'm best at -- a lot of the account management stuff is draining, but I can whip out social and marketing copy quickly & I enjoy it. Wondering if anyone has insight / leads on making the jump from accounts to the copy side when applying for jobs? 5 YOE, 3 in-agency with a mix of automotive and pharma + a side gig as a published author with muliple books (hoping that'll help on the creative / copy end?) Thank you!

I have over 12 years in B2B sales/sales management experience along with a graduate degree. I am wanting to shift gears and I am at a point where I can invest time in myself to learn through practical experience. The new industry I am wanting to pursue is real estate investment. I have read all the books but want some hands on experience on the property management side. How could I best leverage my skills for a role in this, and what should my expectations be for negotiation in compensation?

Any good recommendations for books/blog articles on people management?

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What are you reading currently, that's related to Product Management. Any book or article? I'm currently reading Measure What Matters.

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Book suggestions to better understand revenue management? Ideally specific to the beer industry

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Hi everyone.
Can anyone please suggest what are the roles I can get in Barclays. I am actively looking for a job change and any suggestions on this would be really helpful.

Current role: Financial and Product analyst at a Fintech/ Market Intelligence startup
Skills: Ms Excel, Dashboards, SQL, Tableau, Jira for bug reports.
Financial data analysis, research, data integrity, etc. Education: MBA Finance
Total experience: 4 years.
Post MBA experience: 2 years.

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I do feel bad when people can’t afford our subscription any more even though they love it. However, I wish they would stop getting mad at me over it. It’s not my fault!

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Anyone from BCW Global here? Is it a sincere sustainability team at BCW or jumping on the bandwagon?

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Does anyone have a contact at Danone?

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I need dinner ideas 🥺 Im@not very verse in the kitchen so… I’ve done pasta, tacos, pizza , rice and meat 🙄 hot dogs? Potatoes and eggs 🤫 Pinterest is just to overwhelming 🥶

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Can someone can get me a referral with Snowflake?

If you have recovered from burnout, how did you do it? I feel the only way for me is to take 1-2 months off but I have a new job offer lined up right after bonus payout so timing doesn’t work. Also afraid to request (medical) leave right before bonus season. I have used up PTO periodically throughout the year but am still suffering from chronic stress, extreme fatigue, complete loss of motivation, irritability

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Took a new job only because I was laid off and desperate to find something, but it’s definitely not what I’m looking to do. Would it look bad if I left early (been about a month)? Should I include my current job on my resume or mention it if I interview?

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The hours I’m working right now to meet a deadline are extreme, I’m only getting a few hours of sleep a night. How do you keep yourself alert during that final push?

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Whenever there is holiday, things like resort/train/bus gets booked so fast. If it would be available, only for 3x price. How do you guys deal with this?
It's so frustrating😤
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I’ve recently started working at an amazing company, I love everything about it! The culture, the people, the projects, the flexibility. However, the only problem is me really. I’m fully aware that in life there will be some difficult people to work with, but my patience and tolerance has dropped significantly. I hate that because it took so much for me to get to this position of happiness, I’m carrying my personal baggage and might be scaring people slightly. (1/2)

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Any ideas about Big 4 level consulting salaries in HK and Shanghai ? Interested in Sr Manager level numbers but really any data points will be helpful for comparison.

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Hi There,

Can anyone tell me salary bracket of Business Analyst (3 year) at EY Gurgaon.

Also, what about the WLB?

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Any recommendations for nonprofits who support sobriety? I’m 17 months sober and I’ve been looking to engage with an organization who does good community work in the space. I know there are a ton out there but I would love suggestions based on personal experiences.

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Tips to handle a non-legal boss that cuts you off relevant matters?

Entered to the company as its first in-house counsel

The legal issues were previously handled by the CFO with help of outside counsel. 1st year was hard because he was territorial about legal matters, but I reported directly to the board so it wasn't a true issue

2nd year: The CEO retires, and the new one decides to put me under the CFO in the organigram. Now I'm back to square one bc this guy cuts me off any relevant issue!

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S& reply: "We have carefully reviewed your experience and qualifications against the firm's requirements. Unfortunately, in light of our current needs, we are unable to consider your application any further."

Background: 3 years industry experience (doctor), management degree from a target, 1x consulting internship, some management experience

This was with 2x referrals - am I really that under qualified?

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Seeing so many posts about night nurses. Where and how do you find them and what’s the average rate ? Sleepless mama here looking for some support

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I've been struggling to get an exit and I think it's because I'm trying to pivot. I don't have a lot of experience in the area I want to pivot to, but I do have some foundational skills.

Has anyone here been able to pivot to a technical/analytics field at exit? Is it wiser to first gain an entry in non tech role and then try to pivot? What did you do - specifically analytics/data science field exists. Thanks

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What are the best paid resources for MBB prep? Management Consulted and Preplounge have offerings. Just curious. I passed R1 easy at MBB, but R2 blew me out the water.

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has anyone taken a job offer they thought was not what they wanted (e.g., unknown reputation, not the industry they were looking for) but ended up being a great experience / important stepping stone for career progression? I feel like this must be common but not really talked about.

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Started a job and it’s great but I just got an offer from a better place with a higher title and work I’m interested in. Should I quit? Feel horrible but I’m also scared of stunting my career

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How is Strategy&’a deals strategy team doing? Culture, WLB, comp wise. Is it S& or PwC? Unclear to me

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I can not wait for the day when I can call my SM and tell him I’ve put in my notice.

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Thoughts on SF culture?

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McKinsey came knocking on the door this week regarding an opportunity. Would you open the door and entertain an exit opp at MBB in this climate? Haven’t even been at ACN for a year, but thought I’d

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How long after applying to job postings is normal to hear back ?

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McKinsey Fishes - How does the data & analytics practice at McKinsey differ to McKinsey Digital and to QuantumBlack? Is there even a formal difference?

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Anyone work or worked for Infosys or Tata? If so...what are your experiences?

I was separated from EY along with a ton of others in mass wave in September. I haven't landed anything yet and getting anxious; however Infosys has reached out. Glassdoor reviews do not seem favorable. Need some insight going from EY to Infosys.

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🐠 - thoughts on exiting to an internal strategy consulting role within a company? Think I like consulting overall, but not about the politics/culture/fluff of big 4. Is it more or less the same internally? WLB better? Open to any & all thoughts. Thanks!

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Is project leader title at BCG equivalent to Manager at Big 4?

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Anyone know any inside scoop on Jabian? Everything I'm reading seems too good to be true

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Selling points of being a CPA and CFE going into Managing Consulting without getting a MBA.

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Anyone heard of Pactum?

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Full round of interviews completed. No major pay hike but still happy to switch. However for 3 weeks it’s been radio silence. Wrote to recruiter two weeks ago and recruiter said they were interviewing other candidates and there’s no result yet. Should I; a) write to HM directly and inquire? b) write to HM and ask to be considered for other roles he had that I was a potential with? c) sit tight?

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Hi 🐠! Recently transitioned out of consulting to tech S&O - any advice on “must haves” to use my computer accessories budget on? Have MBP and already purchased a portable monitor (and have a 2nd monitor). Travel a moderate amount but don’t really like to use an external keyboard / mouse (too much to carry).

I've been struggling to get an exit and I think it's because I'm trying to pivot. I don't have a lot of experience in the area I want to pivot to, but I do have some foundational skills.

Has anyone here been able to pivot to a technical/analytics field at exit? Is it wiser to first gain an entry in non tech role and then try to pivot? What did you do - specifically analytics/data science field exists. Thanks

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Any industry opportunities in the ohio region? Have a Masters plus a couple years of SAP functional experience in the Plant Maintenance and Supply Chain space.

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