What a brilliant book. Instead of a book full of lengthy discussions, here is a simple book of checklists. The book is extremely comprehensive - every aspect of supervision/management is covered, which is a feat in itself. The questions and checklists are thorough, and provide crucial thought-provoking material for managing. Asking yourself questions is much more effective than reading paragraphs of text - the questions stimulate your thinking. As our actions flow from our thinking, it stands to reason that the more rounded our thinking, the better our actions. To do all this at such a reasonable price is an example that other business publications should learn from (a great many business books are overpriced and under-deliver). This book is an essential handbook for every line manager in business today. Buy it and use it.
Bought this to help me write a Project Health Checklist for part of MSc course in Project Management, as did the vast majority of my class. It provides a set of checklists as opposed to providing help and guidance on draughting one. Certainly does not apply to the Construction Industry and from the feed back from others in my class it doesn't work in the IT or Pharma industries either.
A great little book to go to when kicking off a project or doing something for the first time. There's nothing worse than a blank piece of paper... with this you'll never have to face on of those again. Great pointers for things to cover off for most common tasks a manager will encounter in their day-to-day. I run a marketing consultancy, this book is issued to new staff on arrival.
This book is an older version of the newer and more up to date "Brilliant Checklists for Managers" by the same author. My advice is buy the newer book and don't waste your money on this older out-of-date version.