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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
Some talents are hidden, and good managers can recognize and cultivate them in their employees.
This is the best type of strategic reading: A business book that you can immediately apply to your work life!
For this reason I generally recommend reading the follow-on book first if you have the time to read both books.
I first read this book on the beach while on vacation. It's that compelling. It also taught me how to manage people - play to their strengths - and how to find talent.Published 2 days ago by Lawrence J. Furman
Insightful, easy to read, and has plenty of practical advice. Would highly recommend to anyone whether or not they are currently a manager.Published 6 days ago by Alex M. Wymore
An excellent survey of what the best managers do to get excellent performance. Great insight into the Four Keys of great maanagement:
1. Select for talent
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An absolute must-read if you are a new manager of people or desire to be one. Fantastic insights that are delivered very simply and in an easy-to-understand model.Published 18 days ago by Matthew Linden
First Break all the Rules arrived promptly and in new condition. This is a highly recommended read for any professional in any field, excellent guiding information from a... Read morePublished 18 days ago by SpanishEyes
This book is among the best I've read. The author bucks conventional management wisdom by coupling emerging science and the Gallop Strength Finder work to help bring the best in... Read morePublished 24 days ago by Bruce Brady
Great read for managers! I learned so much from this book that will help develop my career.Published 26 days ago by Kristina Pollock
This book was written a while ago but there is a lot of useful information.
Also, it's an easy read and entertaining.