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Cy Charney

Cy Charney, the President of Charney and Associates Inc., is a leading consultant in the area of organizational performance. He has private and public sector clients across every industry, including a number of Fortune 500 companies and government departments around the world. He is associated with the Schulich School of Business at York University and the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia. Charney is also the author of The Instant ManagerThe Leader’s Tool KitThe Portable Mentor, and other books. and

Just in Time Management

Over 950 Practical Lessons Your MBA Professor Didn’t Teach You
Cy Charney


IT’S NOT THAT CY CHARNEY OPPOSES MBA and other types of academic training. It’s just that he feels academic training doesn’t go far enough — that it fails to prepare people for what life as a manager is really like.

Now Charney has published the ninth book in his lifelong campaign to bridge this gap — a gap that he believes is particularly challenging in today’s instant, multi-tasking, change-intensive world of work. In Just-in-Time Management, he shares 950-plus pieces of practical advice under the headings of:

  • Be Productive
  • Increase Your Influence
  • Inspire and Motivate Staff
  • Manage Effectively Every Day
  • Deal with Employee Challenges
  • Lead Strategically
  • Take Care of Yourself

Praise for Cy Charney’s Previous Books

Ken Blanchard, co-author of The One-Minute Manager, on The Instant Manager: “Charney provides guidance on just about everything a leader needs to know. Read, learn, and listen.”

Harvard Business School Working Knowledge on The Instant Sales Pro: “… a crash course in cold-calling, closing, managing client relationships, and surviving office politics.”

The Kansas City Star on The Portable Mentor: “There’s a ton of information packed into this book … (it) will let you zero in on whatever topic you need help with, from absenteeism and assertiveness to voice mail and writing skills.”


$22.95 CAD / $22.95 USD / £13.95 GBP

310 pages

ISBN 978-1-926645-51-3

Available now from: (U.S.) (Canada) (UK)