The Truth About Managing People...And Nothing But the Tru... and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more
CDN$ 12.59
  • List Price: CDN$ 13.99
  • You Save: CDN$ 1.40 (10%)
FREE Shipping on orders over CDN$ 25.
Temporarily out of stock.
Order now and we'll deliver when available. We'll e-mail you with an estimated delivery date as soon as we have more information. Your account will only be charged when we ship the item.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.ca.
Gift-wrap available.
Quantity:1
Add to Cart
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

The Truth About Managing People...And Nothing But the Truth Paperback – Jun 21 2003


See all 5 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle Edition
"Please retry"
Paperback
"Please retry"
CDN$ 12.59
CDN$ 9.99 CDN$ 0.01

Join Amazon Student in Canada


NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Product Details

  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: FT Press; 1 edition (June 21 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0131838474
  • ISBN-13: 978-0131838475
  • Product Dimensions: 1.6 x 13 x 18.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 272 g
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #585,132 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
  • See Complete Table of Contents


Inside This Book (Learn More)
First Sentence
You're interviewing applicants to fill a job position in your firm. Read the first page
Explore More
Concordance
Browse Sample Pages
Front Cover | Copyright | Table of Contents | Excerpt | Back Cover
Search inside this book:

Customer Reviews

3.8 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most helpful customer reviews

By Rolf Dobelli on May 20 2004
Format: Hardcover
Stephen P. Robbins provides a broad overview of effective management principles. While many of these principles are familiar, Robbins writes in a compelling, authoritative style, and he uses behavioral research to bolster many of his suggestions, some of which go against common practice. Skeptical? Just look at his examples of companies that have used these methods successfully, and his comments from experts in the field. The chapters are organized into a series of short bites, presented as "truths" about different areas of management. This small easy-to-carry book is handy for reading in chunks while you wait or commute on the train. We recommend it as a handy summary of general management wisdom supported by the findings of behavioral research and nicely seasoned with occasional nuggets of information on effective, but less common, techniques.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
Format: Paperback
I agree with an other reviewer who said that there isnt much new ideas in this book. However this book is a good summary of most of the current thinking and ideas. If you have not alrady read a lot of books on management and communcation, this will be a good one for you.
Peter
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
By A Customer on July 5 2003
Format: Paperback
This book offers absolutely NOTHING NEW about how best to deal with people. You can get much more from an article in Workforce magazine or even Fast Company. Hire the best people you can afford and then let them be who you hired them to be. If you want some good advice about dealing with employees, check out "Love 'Em or Lose 'Em," a classic.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
Format: Hardcover
"The truth" is long overdue... I am a massage practitioner in Seattle and people having a massage tend to say what is on their minds. I often hear comments like "my manager didn't talk to me for a year" or "I think my manager is mad at me for something I did (when in fact she just spent an hour at the car repair shop). If only she would just tell me I did a good job".
Or comments like this -"My assistant doesn't seem to work hard enough and she is starting to make mistakes that effect my work. I don't think I am doing anything wrong".
Even if you are not in management, there is a lot to learn from Steve's hard work in "The truth..."
The book is an easy read, with many examples. It presents common sense answers to everyday problems and issues. Please read it so my clients can rest during their sessions rather than worry.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.

Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)

Amazon.com: 10 reviews
22 of 26 people found the following review helpful
finally the truth! Feb. 16 2002
By Julie Onofrio - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
"The truth" is long overdue... I am a massage practitioner in Seattle and people having a massage tend to say what is on their minds. I often hear comments like "my manager didn't talk to me for a year" or "I think my manager is mad at me for something I did (when in fact she just spent an hour at the car repair shop). If only she would just tell me I did a good job".
Or comments like this -"My assistant doesn't seem to work hard enough and she is starting to make mistakes that effect my work. I don't think I am doing anything wrong".
Even if you are not in management, there is a lot to learn from Steve's hard work in "The truth..."
The book is an easy read, with many examples. It presents common sense answers to everyday problems and issues. Please read it so my clients can rest during their sessions rather than worry.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Truthfully, This Book Will Help You Do More Than Just "Manage" Aug. 15 2007
By Danno - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Robbins's book is a pleasure to read. He presents multiple topics in a short, easily digestible modular format and then allows you to learn more by providing you with references that go into much further detail. Let's face it - most management books are worse than worthless and are either New Age fluff or bluster and swagger. Robbins instead avoids the know-it-all approach by supporting each of his 'truths' with empirical evidence from sociology, organizational psychology, assertiveness training, and literature on leadership and group dynamics.

Unless you already have a Ph.D in Social Psychology, an MBA, and 10 years' worth of corporate experience, you will learn something new with this book. You'll do more than just 'manage' - you will succeed. Use this book as a springboard and a guide, as Robbins suggests, and you will almost certainly improve your workplace performance.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
A summary of diverse aspects of management thought Aug. 2 2005
By Larry R. Graham - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Mr Robbins' best-selling book is packed with briefs on effective management thinking and examples on diverse topics. An excellent, useful, and well-organized book comprised of 63 sound nuggets of management wisdom collected from many credible sources. The 10 categories make it easy to locate an item of particular interest. The small easy-to-digest `truths' make it easy to read a different truth each morning or to devour the book in one longer sitting. Each `truth' is also well documented if you'd like to explore the item in more depth. This book makes a great refresher, introduction, or point of embarkment on further research.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
A Good Read! May 20 2004
By Rolf Dobelli - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Stephen P. Robbins provides a broad overview of effective management principles. While many of these principles are familiar, Robbins writes in a compelling, authoritative style, and he uses behavioral research to bolster many of his suggestions, some of which go against common practice. Skeptical? Just look at his examples of companies that have used these methods successfully, and his comments from experts in the field. The chapters are organized into a series of short bites, presented as "truths" about different areas of management. This small easy-to-carry book is handy for reading in chunks while you wait or commute on the train. We recommend it as a handy summary of general management wisdom supported by the findings of behavioral research and nicely seasoned with occasional nuggets of information on effective, but less common, techniques.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Good suggestions and an interesting read Jan. 2 2010
By Jaewoo Kim - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
The author wisely breaks down his suggestions into 65 "truths". Each truth has its own chapter and each chapter is around 400-1000 words long.

The book was clearly written as a light read. It does not not get bogged down with pedantic explanations and research. In fact, the book cites very few research to backup its "truths". The book contains mostly anecdotal wisdom from a streetwise manager.

The author never delves into any topic in detail. If you want in-depth analysis, research, and facts to backup the author's claims, this book leaves a lot wanting. But if you want a quick and interesting anecdotal wisdom on managing people, then this book fits the bill nicely.

I thought at least a few of the 65 truths were eye opening, notably

1)Happy Workers Aren't Necessarily Productive Workers
2)The Essence of Leadership is Trust
3)Want Pleasant Employees? It's in the Genes.
4)Most People THINK They Know What Good Leaders Look Like
5)Great Followers Make Great Leaders

This book is worth its cheap price and your time.

Product Images from Customers

Search


Feedback