- Paperback: 320 pages
- Publisher: Pearson Education Canada; 3 edition (May 30, 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0273708309
- ISBN-13: 978-0273708308
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.8 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,983,979 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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" provides plenty of insights much more enjoyable and rewarding than the average game of football" - Independent on Sunday, 2 July 2006
From the Back Cover
(Back cover copy)
"A fascinating insight into what makes a great people manager. It's hard to think of a setting where the skills of the best managers can be more clearly seen than in football, and this book provides a compelling analysis of what it is that separates the best from the rest.
Sir Clive Woodward
A highly original idea and a convincing argument. You dont have to be a football fan to get a great deal out of this, but if you are youll certainly find it both enjoyable and worthwhile. This book really hits the back of the net.
Daniel Finkelstein, The Times
What does it take to become a people manager of premiership standard?
Football managers lead teams of people under intensely stressful conditions, where every action can be criticized just like most managers in the workplace. Time to learn the lessons from the best and the worst at the ultimate man management game.
In this book, Bolchover and Brady analyse the characteristics of the very best (and some of the worst) football managers in Britain, past and present, to uncover exactly what it is that makes the greats so exceptional and what we can all learn from their style and methods. From Don Revie, Jock Stein, Matt Busby and Bill Shankly, through to the modern day masters including Jose Mourinho, Arsene Wenger and Alex Ferguson, strengths and weaknesses are examined to answer classic modern management questions, such as:
· Are the best managers necessarily both great strategists and inspirational motivators?
· What makes top talent want to work for a particular manager?
· How important is the right-hand man and what qualities make the very best pairing?
· How can team spirit be created?
· What are the key personality characteristics that define a great manager?
Whether you are a business manager looking for improved performance, a passionate follower of the beautiful game, or both, The 90-Minute Manager is as insightful as it is entertaining.
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This book makes a convincing case that there are good management lessons to be learned from the dugout... The lessons go well beyond team-building and motivation, to include the management of stress, dealing with mavericks, attention to detail, enthusiasm, recruitment and, of course, luck.
Management doesnt get more transparent than in the football world. Those in the dugout are publicly judged week in week out in, with the evidence of their effectiveness plain to see. This is management where youre only as good as your last victory, and your job is constantly on the line.
Every manager can learn from the best and the worst at the sharp end of people management.
The 90-Minute Manager tackles topics that affect every manager:
· What are the best strategies for dealing with brilliant but erratic people?
· Is it better to develop your existing people or bring in fresh talent from outside?
· Should a team ever be built around a single outstanding individual?
· How do you prepare for effective managerial succession?
Never has management reading been more entertaining. Ready for kick off?
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David Bolchover is a writer and speaker on the subjects of management,
leadership and the workplace.
David writes a weekly column for The Daily Telegraph entitled 'The Truth
About Work' . He profiled the leadership style of ten top international
sports coaches, published in two major series in The Sunday Times Business
section, and has contributed regularly to The Times. He is also the author
of The Living Dead: Switched Off, Zoned Out - The Shocking Truth About
Office Life, published in autumn 2005.
Previously, David was employed for several years in the City of London
within the international insurance market. He holds an MBA from Cass
Business School and a Master's degree from the London School of Economics.
Chris Brady is Professor of Management and Public Policy at the Cass Business School in London. He is also currently a UEFA A Licence football coach.
Chriss early working life included spells with Chrysler in Detroit; as a Land Surveyor; a croupier, and as a betting office manager. He later joined the Royal Navy where he spent 16 years as a Policy Analyst dealing with staff training and intelligence issues.
Throughout his working life he pursued a parallel career in semi-professional soccer as both player and coach. He is also the co-author of End of the Road (the real story of the downfall of Rover, the last British mass market car manufacturer).
Chris is currently head of business coaching at Cape Consulting and holds several non-executive Director positions.