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The Rules of Management, Expanded Edition: A Definitive Code for Managerial Success (Richard Templar's Rules) [Kindle Edition]

Richard Templar
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The Rules of Management:  They're surprisingly easy to learn and live by. Now, author Richard Templar has brought them all together in one place: the quick, irreverent The Rules of Management: A Definitive Code for Managerial Success. Templar covers everything from setting realistic targets to holding effective meetings; finding the right people to inspiring loyalty. Learn when and how to let your employees think they know more than you (even if they don't)--and recognize when they really do! Discover how to adapt your management style to each team member, create your own game plan for success, cope with stress, stay healthy, and take charge, as if you were born to manage! The first edition of The Rules of Management became a global phenomenon, topping bestseller charts around the word. This new, even better edition contains 10 brand-new rules to take you further, faster.



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From the Back Cover

The Rules of Management

107 bite-size, easy-to-use rules for becoming a more successful leader and manager from

Richard Templar.

 

You’re smart, talented, competent, responsible.

So...they made you a manager.

And suddenly, all that good stuff just isn’t good enough.

You need to know what the greatest managers know:

 

The Rules of Management.

 

Here they are, including10 brand-new rules to take you further, faster.

 

Templar covers everything from setting realistic targets to holding effective meetings and finding the right people to inspiring loyalty.

 

Learn when and how to let your people think they know more than you (even if they don’t)—and recognize when they really do!

 

Discover how to adapt your style to each team member; create your own private game plan for success; manage stress and stay healthy; and take charge, as if you were born to manage!

 

The Rules of Management.

 

They’re your blueprint for greatness and shortcut to the executive suite.

About the Author

Richard Templar (U.K.) is an astute observer of human behavior and understands what makes the difference between those of us who effortlessly glide toward success and those of us who struggle against the tide. He has distilled these observations into his Rules titles. More than 1.3 million people around the world have enjoyed and now play by Richard Templar's Rules.

Product Details

  • File Size: 242 KB
  • Print Length: 238 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0132733102
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Up to 5 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
  • Publisher: FT Press; 1 edition (May 3, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004YWAZOG
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #132,079 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
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Unlike majority of leadership and management texts, the author here has taken a very different approach. And he has undoubtedly succeeded in making it a fun-filled read with rules based coaching on management principles. Now, while most of the texts become very lingo-oriented, and "written for corporate bulldogs", this one is very simple, precise and to-the-point.

What you will like:
- Every rule/learning is completed in a very short time, maximum 2 pages.
- After every rue, there is a text box, which shows the key take-away in one sentence.
- The language is very simple, and goes with the flow. No need for management jargon.
- No need to for a continuous cover-to-cover read. Just pick it up, flick any page, read a rule, think about about it and make a conscious effort to apply it. Or modify according to your business setting and then apply it.

What I liked most:
- Book is divided into two sections, Part 1: Managing Your Team and Part 2: Managing Yourself. It is equally important to understand and develop your own traits and also be able to relate to your team and get work done. Both the skills require different set of efforts and "Rules".

If you are an aspiring manager, or a soon-to-be manager, I'd recommend reading the Part 2 first. Because you have to demonstrate the managerial traits in your personality and work-style, before you can actually contend for a managerial job. This is especially true for corporates, where one has to "deserve" such positions.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good rules for managers rather than management June 28, 2011
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On the surface The Rules of Management sounds like a book that concentrates on the current state of management and its future requirements. Rather than being a study of management as a discipline, this book provides 107 specific do's and don'ts for mangers to follow. This book is for managers and how they work with their teams, within their organizations, and with themselves. The rules provide solid reminders of what it means to be an effective manager and why you need to adhere to these rules. Too often the stress of being a manager can lead you to bend or even break one of these rules, often with the result of more work, aggravation and reduced effectiveness.

Richard Templar provides concise and action oriented statements around each of these rules. Experienced managers will benefit from periodically flipping through the rules and identifying the ones they are bending or breaking. The book provides the type of quick corrective action required to get you back on track. New managers will benefit from these rules as well by seeing how they derive from being a team member.

This is not a book about management and many of the rules will lead you to being a good manager but not necessarily a great leader or executive. But great leaders and executives do not get there and more importantly stay there without practicing the solid advice found in this book.

Overall, this is a self-help styled book with a focus on accessibility and application rather than explanation or building understanding. If you were looking for a book that explains why these rules apply and the context of being a manager, then I would strongly recommend Linda Hill and Kent Lineback's Being the Boss.

The rules of management is recommended as being exactly the type of manager support and reference you need to continuously improve your management performance.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Mixed Review - Perfect for Some; Not for Others August 22, 2011
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This book is perfect if you fit this criterion: you are a relatively new manager of people, like to read folksy conversational tones, work for certain type of for profit large company, and are willing to overlook some redundancies and inconsistencies.

You must only apply and adapt what will work for you in the book. The advice does not work in all situations and all companies.

There are some hidden gems in this book, but you must wade through lots to find them. I laughed at the idea of having meetings in uncomfortable chairs and at the end of the day - so they will end early. Hidden gem or realistic idea? It depends on the situation.

Lots of colorful stories, cultural references, and phrases like: brownie points, cut the mustard, Madonna, Meat loaf.

The book is 107 rules for managers. The book is divided into two sections: The first 37 rules are for managing your team and then rest of the rules are for managing yourself. Each rule has a heading and a sidebar box summarizing the rule. Each rule includes an explanation and sometimes an antidotal story to support it. The rules are awkward and sometimes the side bar adds clarity and sometime repeats the rule.

The word manager is used when referring to you as the manger; however the person you work for is the boss and the people that work for you, underlings.

I had a hard time getting through it, I'm not exactly sure why, it could have been for any of these reasons, the lack of a central theme, inconsistencies, redundancies, and a few contradictions.

It reads like a wise old mentor slowly revealing 107 different tidbits of insights and information, and if you like this mentor and work in a similar type of company, then this would be an excellent book!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Simple rules to manage by August 26, 2011
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Templar has created and compiled some of the best common-sense, no frills, easy to understand guide for managers (and really, anyone who works with anyone else). The "rules" in this book aren't hard and fast by any means, but serve more as a reminder of things we all should know, but aren't sure how to incorporate into our current practice. That, or they are simple things that we have overlooked and need to be prodded into noticing.

Its not life changing or corporate culture shattering, but the book is a handy reference and guide to navigating the sometimes choppy seas of employee and resource management. Managers aren't (or shouldn't be) the drill sergeants who bark orders and underlings...but rather people who captain a ship and steer it in the right direction. Using the rules in this book will make you more aware of your position, the position of your boss, or just how to navigate the culture of your institution and position. Worth a read for any working class person who needs a "cliff-notes" version on how to figure it all out.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars good book
I had to get this for a class- the book was good although I would have required a different one for the class i took but overall not a bad management book to read
Published 4 months ago by Samantha
1.0 out of 5 stars Cannot believe this book is 4+ stars...
I bought this book a few years back and lost interest quite quickly. I took the time to actually go through it recently and my god what a disappointment. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Tadhg Giles
5.0 out of 5 stars I get it !
If you need a good read that provides context as well as "what to do" then grab this one...my own global research confirms many of his findings...good read.
Published 7 months ago by Dr. Brett Savage
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book!
This book is wonderful for new managers or anyone who is working with employees. Even if you're not a manager, this book will help you to act like one, thus showing your potential... Read more
Published 9 months ago by Stephanie L. Dalrymple
5.0 out of 5 stars No-nonsense
I liked the presentation format of short, concise chapters (one per rule). There are a bits that may seem contradictory but only if taken out of context. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Clay
5.0 out of 5 stars Great, down-to-earth advice
Loads of practical information from someone who's been there, down in the trenches, sharing techniques and even attitudes that work.
Published 13 months ago by Peter Koziar
4.0 out of 5 stars Good intro for new Managers
I liked this book. I bought it when I started a new role as a manager in a new company. I didn't want to repeat the same mistakes I had made in the past and wanted to grow. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Grant Marshall
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome Read
This book is perfect for all types of managers and even the SL's and ELT members! It was a great read.
Published 14 months ago by John M.
4.0 out of 5 stars A good start
This book is a good choice for any newly promoted manager. It should be read well as it has a lot of highly valuable rules.
Published 15 months ago by Bassem Morcos
3.0 out of 5 stars Perchance to dream
Firstly, Thanks to Richard for writing this book. Most of the contents ring true. The reason for only 3 stars is, that in my corporate experience working with many different... Read more
Published 17 months ago by Nom De Plume
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Richard Templar is an astute observer of human behavior and understands what makes the difference between those of us who effortlessly glide towards success and those of us who struggle against the tide. He has distilled these observations into his Rules titles. More than 1 million people around the world have enjoyed and now play by Richard Templar's Rules.


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