The authors have culled their observations from more than 80,000 interviews conducted by Gallup during the past 25 years. 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 organised, this book tells you exactly how to improve as a supervisor. --Dan Ring --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Excellent book, inspires you to buck the trend and be a great manger rather than the leader which everyone seems to assume is just a great manager rather than seeing the two roles... Read morePublished 11 days ago by Steve S
Excellent book! If you are an employer, an employee, a manager or you are planning your career you need to read this book! Today!Published 1 month ago by M Navarro
A rare moment when statistics are used well, creatively and all combined into a readable and productive package.Published 3 months ago by Roger'sWorld
read this 4.5 years ago ish, like the way describes the break down of competance skills knowledge ablity how came from officer. Read morePublished 18 months ago by edward
I recently undertook a course about managing performance and the trainer recommended this book and it is one of the best business books I have ever read. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Brendan
Perhaps the best management book you will ever read. If you are a manager it says it all for you.Published 23 months ago by Michael Squire
For every manager who wants to be successful and happy. Highly recommended. You can't be great manager without this book.Published on 20 May 2013 by mp