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The authors have culled their observations from more than 80,000 interviews conducted by Gallup during the past 25 years. Quoting leaders such as basketball coach Phil Jackson, Buckingham and Coffman outline "four keys" to becoming an excellent manager: Finding the right fit for employees, focusing on strengths of employees, defining the right results, and selecting staff for talent--not just knowledge and skills. First, Break All the Rules offers specific techniques for helping people perform better on the job. For instance, the authors show ways to structure a trial period for a new worker and how to create a pay plan that rewards people for their expertise instead of how fast they climb the company ladder. "The point is to focus people toward performance," they write. "The manager is, and should be, totally responsible for this." Written in plain English and well organized, this book tells you exactly how to improve as a supervisor. --Dan Ring --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
Great book for those looking for a different way to manage.Published 2 months ago by Mr. Aaron Petrie
Good stuff. Large sample, properly outlined. It's been the basis for my approach since reading it a decade or so years ago.Published 6 months ago by Chris wallace
I love this book and have used it often when I was a manager and since in my writings on workplace mobbing. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Richard Schwindt
This book offered so many clear insights. I am a new manager and related to many of the situations described here. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Sarah
second book in series is the best
third is not that great
interesting insight to know that not all "good managers" manage the same way
a lot of good anecdotal examples of how the principles affect not just the working environment, but also how they spill over into the home life.Published 22 months ago by P. D. Evans
Questioning why you behave the way you do and why those myths have become your truths. It helps to dismiss those myths and lets you focus on moving forward enlightened with a new... Read morePublished 24 months ago by Cyndi Seifried
A fantastic book and now in my top recommendations for managers and leaders! If you've ever had the fortune to work with a great manager but can't quite put your finger on what... Read morePublished on June 29 2008 by Doug Kyle
Marcus is one of the best speakers on management today. His books offers insigtful ways of thinking that are no ground shaking, but if used properly become ground shaking. Read morePublished on Sept. 19 2006 by Business Improvement Solutions Inc.