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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.
This is awesome! I'm taking this FREE online bootcamp right now. It's normally $2000 but you get it FREE. Simply register and decide later if you want to drop out. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Nathan
A very educating book that I have implemented immediately with my own team. I can highly recommend this book - if you want to create a greater team around your self. Read morePublished 9 days ago by Nicolai Moltke-Leth
Best book to quote and reference from for interviews. This is the "21rst century" management literature that you are lectured by HR. Read morePublished 13 days ago by Soy Que Queso
This is one of the best books I've read. What I really liked about it is they based the book on years of practical research, instead of just expressing opinions. Read morePublished 21 days ago by beforethebop
This is a great book, easy to reading and full of ideas worth spreading, it should be read not only by managers but for every member of an organizationPublished 24 days ago by Amazon Customer
Contradicting conventional wisdom, it just makes sense! Every manager should read this book and then put as much of it in practice as they are able and their company will allow.Published 27 days ago by Bhorton