- Paperback: 240 pages
- Publisher: FT Press; 1 edition (June 21, 2003)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0131838474
- ISBN-13: 978-0131838475
- Product Dimensions: 5.6 x 0.6 x 7.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 10 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #894,231 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Stephen Robbins does it again! A prolific scholar and writer, he cuts through the research and theory to deliver immediately useful and essential insights for the effective management of people. I have never seen anything quite like The Truth. Excellent for all of us who don't take the time to keep up with leading edge thinking and practice in the field of management."- Eric G. Stephan, ProfessorOrganizational Leadership & StrategyMarriott School of Management, Brigham Young University"The wide gap between management practice and behavioral research has finally been bridged. Steve Robbins' book translates what researchers currently know about managing people into clear and useful prescriptions for effective management. It should be the benchmark for anyone seeking advice on how to manage people."- Thomas G. CummingsProfessor and Chair of the Department of Management and OrganizationMarshall School of Business, University of Southern California"Steve Robbins has truly pulled off what he said he would. Robbins has written a superb book that assembles evidence about some of the most useful information for managing people to achieve higher productivity and morale. Instead of belaboring and embellishing one concept throughout the book, Robbins presents the best evidence from many of the leading management researchers. The book is eminently practical, yet common sense is contradicted where it is proved to be wrong. In synthesizing the most useful information available on 63 key topics, Steve Robbins has made a substantial contribution to practicing managers. Researchers too should dig into this book to find out what is really known about managing people."- Andrew J. DuBrin, Ph.D.Professor of Management and Industrial PsychologistRochester Institute of Technology"What a service! The premiere writer of management textbooks has sifted through the research to extract the real nuggets-the (often-surprising) truths that every manager should know. This book is an antidote for the unsupported opinions handed out in many popular management books. Robbins lays out the rock-solid foundation for managing people-those central truths that are consistently supported by research. Ignore them at your peril!"- Kenneth W. ThomasProfessor of Management, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California;author of Intrinsic Motivation at Work"This is an important book for any manager, no matter the type of organization. Steve Robbins has combined two ingredients seldom found together in the typical business book: First, he speaks in language clearly understandable to managers. Second, he backs up his pithy discussions and conclusions by anchoring them in solid behavioral research findings. Definitely an interesting and highly informative read."- Lyman W. PorterUniversity of California, Irvine"If someone wants to unleash the truth of people management, read this book. Author Robbins addresses the most critical challenges organizations face today in a concise and entertaining way." - Subir ChowdhuryExecutive Vice President, American Supplier InstituteAuthor of the best-selling THE POWER OF SIX SIGMA and The Talent Era: Achieving High Return On Talent"This is a clever book. Stephen Robbins has put together a book I wish I had written. It's a quick reference written for practicing managers, social scientists, and anyone interested in managing people. Robbins' 'best of' approach, as well as the reference materials each section draws on, make this book a 'must have' for practical, reliable, and valid information on the important leadership/management/people topics of the day."- Randall P. White, Ph.D.Principal, The Executive Development Group LLCCo-author, Relax, It's Only Uncertainty --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
From the Back Cover
This isn't just "someone's opinion"...It's the first, definitive, evidence-based guide to effective management. In The Truth About Managing People...and Nothing but the Truth, Robbins delivers principles you can rely on throughout your entire management career--regardless of your organization, role or title. This is a management book that cuts through the soft opinion and conjecture books that have dominated the business shelves in recent years and shows what management researchers know actually works, or doesn't work, when it comes to managing people.
Drawing on the author's 30+ years of research and textbook writing experience, Robbins has distilled the results of thousands of research studies on human behavior into over 60 proven "truths" that can transform how you manage people--and the results that are achieved. The author provides guidance to you organized around key, human-behavior-related problemareas that managers face (hiring, motivation, leadership, communication, team building, conflict management, job design, evaluating performance and coping with change), along with guidance to help you apply the information and improve your managerial effectiveness.
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The book was clearly written as a light read. It does not not get bogged down with pedantic explanations and research. In fact, the book cites very few research to backup its "truths". The book contains mostly anecdotal wisdom from a streetwise manager.
The author never delves into any topic in detail. If you want in-depth analysis, research, and facts to backup the author's claims, this book leaves a lot wanting. But if you want a quick and interesting anecdotal wisdom on managing people, then this book fits the bill nicely.
I thought at least a few of the 65 truths were eye opening, notably
1)Happy Workers Aren't Necessarily Productive Workers
2)The Essence of Leadership is Trust
3)Want Pleasant Employees? It's in the Genes.
4)Most People THINK They Know What Good Leaders Look Like
5)Great Followers Make Great Leaders
This book is worth its cheap price and your time.
Unless you already have a Ph.D in Social Psychology, an MBA, and 10 years' worth of corporate experience, you will learn something new with this book. You'll do more than just 'manage' - you will succeed. Use this book as a springboard and a guide, as Robbins suggests, and you will almost certainly improve your workplace performance.
Or comments like this -"My assistant doesn't seem to work hard enough and she is starting to make mistakes that effect my work. I don't think I am doing anything wrong".
Even if you are not in management, there is a lot to learn from Steve's hard work in "The truth..."
The book is an easy read, with many examples. It presents common sense answers to everyday problems and issues. Please read it so my clients can rest during their sessions rather than worry.