- Spiral-bound: 76 pages
- Publisher: Raytheon (2005)
- Language: English
- ASIN: B000FH6A1Q
- Product Dimensions: 10.5 x 8 x 0.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,303,656 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Swanson's Unwritten Rules of Management Spiral-bound – 2005
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Raytheon CEO William Swanson's "Swanson's Unwritten Rules of Management" is a lifetime compilation of executive wisdom, said to be carried around by CEO's like it's a corporate bible. It provides true insight into what it takes to be successful. You may learn more from this book than from an MBA!
"Swanson's Unwritten Rules of Management" quickly became an underground hit when first featured as "The CEO's Secret Handbook", Business 2.0 Magazine's July 2005 cover story. The book is highly praised by former General Electric executive Jack Welch, and investment guru Warren Buffet liked it so much that he gave the book to many of his CEOs, friends, and family.
Among the Rules:
Rule 1: Learn to say, "I don't know." If used when appropriate, it will be often.
Rule 3: If you are not criticized, you may not be doing much.
Rule 4: Look for what is missing. Many know how to improve what's there, but few can see what isn't there.
Rule 32:A person who is nice to you but rude to the waiter - or to others - is not a nice person.
"Swanson's Unwritten Rules of Management" improved both my leadership and my professional relationships, it will do the same for you!
Here's a sample:
1. Learn to say, "I don't know." - You'd be surprised at how much respect one gains from saying I don't know. Never forget, humility and truth equal respect. If you don't know, find out! Simple.
22. Cultivate the habit of making quick, clean-cut decisions. - This rule serves you well in life as well as business. Once you make a decision, right or wrong, you have a direction.
24. Don't ever lose your sense of humor. - Once you lose the fun, life and work become a chore, and chores are never fun.
32. A person that's nice to you but rude to the waiter is not a nice person. - Someone who mistreats the servers in restaurant, just for fun, is someone you avoid like the plague. Unless, of course, you want snot in your food.
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