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  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Pocket Books (4 Jun 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0743404130
  • ISBN-13: 978-0743404136
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 1.1 x 10 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (78 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,136 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Alistair Beaton is the author of several plays and is an experienced presenter and broadcaster. His longstanding interest in political comedy is reflected in such writing credits as NOT THE NINE O'CLOCK NEWS, DUNRULIN' and SPITTING IMAGE and two books, THE THATCHER PAPERS and DROP THE DEAD DONKEY 2000. He regularly appears on Radio 4's LOOSE ENDS.

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41 of 41 people found the following review helpful By Big Corla on 26 Aug 2004
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An excellent witty and intelligent insight into management. Its easy to read and contains gems such as:
On Motivation
If you ever assumed Money is the only motivational factor - think again. Fear is also important. Save money, Use Fear.
On information overload
Help employees who are suffering from information overload by not telling them anything.
On delegating
Learn the difference between delagating and dumping.Others dump. you delegate.
Very smart, clever, funny and not in the least bit cliched. Mr. Beaton has some stunning insights in the BLACK ART of management that are rarely communicated so well. I would thoroughly recommend it.
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41 of 41 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 25 Jun 2001
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This book is a "must have" for anyone who has been through the ridiculous double speak of seminars, improvement programs and other management performance-enhancing BS and wants to throw up immediately following. It is a great pick-me-up for the over-babbled manager.
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116 of 125 people found the following review helpful By T D Jones on 23 July 2002
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If you're the kind of Manager this book parodies you'll hate it (assuming you understand it). If you're not, earn some brownie points with your staff by passing it around the office. I unpacked it at my desk and we all spent the rest of the day laughing along with the author who's obviously worked for our company at some time.
The short and sharp (barbed?) comments are ideal for reading while the computer your Management thinks is fast is opening the latest inspirational E Mail.
Some of it has become topical since it was written with some of the recent management failures and corporate scandals. My personal favourite is:
"You cannot gain professional respect if your personal integrity is damaged."
"Prevent damage to your personal integrity by leaving it at home in the mornings."
From its first Mission Statement to its last page, if you only get a laugh a minute from this book you're either already aspiring to Higher Management or you read very slowly.
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Liam Lawlor on 1 Dec 2004
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Forget the quick-fixing (management-friendly) One Minute Manager crap...Forget the constipated krud of 'Who moved my Cheese' - Mr. Beatons book is all you'll ever need for any entry-level management positions. A small book containing much wisdom as well as wit. If you know anything about management, office politics or shafting all those below you, you'll find this little book terrific. Fot those aspiring to an even higher understanding of management, read In Search Of Competence by Jack Feeney and How to cause Strees by Howard Edwards. All three are short, sweet, insightful, very funny and essential reading for anyone mildly or passionatly interested in management.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Joe Bloggs on 27 Nov 2013
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For my grandaughter we spend hours laughing at the various bosses we have had and now she is Manager ..this should help her avoid being one of those self centered and self centred managers we have all met who talk a load of b.......ks
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Geoff Hunt on 17 Feb 2011
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It is a little book, maybe 75mm X 75mm.
Hilarious, with a twist of irony (if you work for a big organisation like I do).
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By kirie on 5 Nov 2013
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Bought this as a little stocking filler and was impressed with it. Amusing little gift perfect for a secret santa or small pressie for a friend
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By regular Amazon user on 2 Aug 2012
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Purchased for a newly promoted manager to remember to not take it all so seriously. Does exactly what it says on the cover and filled with comments that make you smile. Pleased with it.
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