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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (November 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1118032322
  • ISBN-13: 978-1118032329
  • Product Dimensions: 0.6 x 5.2 x 7.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #751,582 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Inside Flap

If you want your staff to perform at their best, then you need to become the best damn manager ever, someone who can ignite your employees' passion for their jobs, enabling them to execute their duties at a high level whether you're there or not. The Best Damn Management Book Ever teaches managers, executives, and business owners how to do just that. From the acclaimed author of The Best Damn Sales Book Ever, this concise trove of management wisdom outlines the nine keys to creating self-motivated high achievers.

The Best Damn Management Book Ever uses entertaining real-life stories to explain practical, easy-to-implement strategies to hone your leadership skills. Learn to communicate more effectively with the people who report to you, gain insight, and determine each employee's "Hot Buttons" and motivators. Get detailed steps for creating a culture of excellence, including:

  • Set high standards, and help your people build winning streaks with daily goals that incrementally expand their comfort zones

  • Clearly explain to all of your employees the importance of their jobs

  • Teach people the tools and techniques to be self-motivated

  • Create opportunities for your middle-of-the-pack employees to interact with your top 10 percent

  • Learn to offer constructive criticism balanced by praise, recognition, and positive reinforcement

  • Let people do their jobs so that you don't waste your higher salary performing lower level tasks

Become the best damn leader your staff needs to achieve their goals and blow away the competition.

From the Back Cover

"Warren's rapid fire presentations have always provided simple, easy-to-implement ideas that make a real impact and produce results. With his new book, we have a ready reference tool to go back to and get refreshed on those concepts."—Bob Crostarosa, Senior Vice President-Marketing, TBC Retail Group

"Whether you're a new or seasoned manager, the nine keys serve as a great foundational reminder for getting the best out of those you lead. Warren gives another straightforward message on how to build a successful future. A winning approach to achievement!"—Jeff Burke, Senior Vice President, Allstate Insurance Company of Canada

"There is nothing theoretical about this book! It is an easy read that demands action; the only distraction will be wanting to put into practice what you have just read. With humorous illustrations and pithy comments, it quickly lays bare any pretense that you have about your own management style. Every CEO who wants to recruit and retain great people should make it required reading for all of their managers."—Phil Doye, CEO, Kelway (UK) Ltd.

"Warren's book is well researched and is remarkably clear on key issues surrounding daily management tasks. It should be required reading for your management team. At a time in business history when challenges are enormous, this tool can help navigate your business to exceed its current success."—Allen Fritts, President, Honeywell Fire Systems Group


More About the Author

Started my business career in 1973 as a salesman in New York City's Garment Center. By the time I left in 1983, I was running a multi-million dollar manufacturing company.

From 1984 to 1986 I was V.P. of Sales & Marketing for a NYC consulting company and in that time tripled their sales.

I left in 1986 to start my own business as a professional speaker and over the last 20+ years have been a featured keynote speaker, with an expertise in sales, motivation and customer service, at thousands of corporate and association events on 3 continents.

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I also recommend his book of sales!
Mike S
Can apply to several different areas of my life and I'm really looking forward to challenging myself with these new tips!
Sales in Kansas
The nine key points the author covers in this book are not only inspiring, but they are motivating as well.
Nataly

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Sales in Kansas on November 3, 2011
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I really enjoyed this book... it was short and sweet and got straight to the point. Can apply to several different areas of my life and I'm really looking forward to challenging myself with these new tips! Think it is a great read for those in Management as well as in Sales to get a better perspective.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By eric on January 9, 2012
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Another great effort from Mr. Greshes. I first was introduced to his East Coast, to the point way of communicating in his great program, Super Charged Goal Setting. Chuck Coonradt wrote that "Life is the study of the Obvious." So is all success but where to start is the challenge. This is where Warren starts and builds. No clever gotcha's just step by step insights to help you challenge your paradigms of how to create results through others-to a mutual benefit. No Magic Pill he writes, but a place to look and build on your Management skills and a way to help new managers get up to speed faster. As Dr. Phil wrote in "Life Strategies," he said you either get it or you don't, Warren gets it and shares it so very well.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Tomi W. Bryan on December 12, 2011
Format: Hardcover
In The Best Damn Management Book Ever: 9 Keys to Creating Self-Motivated High Achievers, author Warren Greshes offered a system for motivating the people you manage to become high achievers. The two important things we know about every system is that it has leverage points and it is has limits - what expert systems thinker Peter Senge called structural conflicts. A leverage point is a gas pedal. Engaging in that behavior accelerates you through the system. A structural conflict is a counter-force. It is a brake pedal. It is a behavior that prevents a person from accelerating forward through the system. Greshes clearly identified the leverage points and structural conflicts in his system. I like that because I quickly know where the work of the journey is. Leaders and managers don't have a lot of time so this powerful but short book offers solid tools for better management and leadership of your employees.
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By Nataly on May 7, 2014
Format: Hardcover
The reason why i chose to give this book five stars is because there is not a sixth one. The nine key points the author covers in this book are not only inspiring, but they are motivating as well. He describes personal experiences that influenced his success one way or another. The fact that he is such a successful business man has inspired me to read his book many more times and apply his nine key points to my future career. He covers points such as how managers should not inflict fear in their employees and how they should consider everyone's personal interests before giving out rewards. If everyone is offered the same reward, someone in the room does not share the same common interest as the other person. This will lead the uninterested employees to not work for the reward. It will decrease their level of motivation. One of my favorite points that he made were when he talked about the 10/80/10 key point. 10% of an organizations is made up of employees that perform well and are highly motivated, 80% are average, and the other 10% are demotivated and need to be fired. This helps me relate to the real world and realize that even a small percentage like 10 can be a bad influence to others. Therefore, the author's solution was to mix the top 10 with the 80 to inspire them and serve as role models. He also covered other points such as how in order to give constructive criticism to the workers, leaders must also be able to recognize their hard work. You can't expect someone to take your constructive criticism positively if you never compliment their hard work. One of the key points covered also explained how managers need to learn how to back off. We all have that manager that sticks his nose in everyone's business. They also take over tasks that they feel are not getting completed THEIR way.Read more ›
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