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First, Break All the Rules: What the World's Greatest Managers Do Differently

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    by Marcus Buckingham, Curt Coffman

    First, Break All the Rules: What the World's Greatest Managers Do Differently

    Hardcover, Simon & Schuster
    1999
    English
    272 pages

    ISBN: 0684852861
    ISBN-13: 9780684852867

    In "First, Break All the Rules," Gallup presents the remarkable findings of its massive in-depth study of great managers--those who excelled at turning each employee's talent into performance. The world's greatest managers differ in sex, age, and race. They employ different styles and focus on different goals. Despite their differences, great managers share one trait: They break virtually every rule conventional wisdom holds sacred. They don't believe that, with enough training, a person can achieve anything he sets his ... Show more

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Reviews of First, Break All the Rules: What the World's Greatest Managers Do Differently

Overall customer rating: 4.500
Kenneth S
by Kenneth S on Nov 18, 2010

I thought this book was very good. I saw some things in a different way and changed some of my ways of looking at things.

Platosmate

Absolutely on the money

by Platosmate on Apr 22, 2010

Great dialogue; very convincing and reassuring text. I felt liberated by these authors; reassured in fact, that I am not the only manager who feels that when people aren't performing they should be encouraged to recognise that fact. Concentrates on correcting the management focus, from the weak to the strong performers. Makes the actions appropriate rather than misdirected. Wonderfully written in no fuss language. Why didn't I think of writing it? After all, they have only said what I, and many other managers have been thinking!

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carolamlb

Manager's assistant

by carolamlb on Apr 1, 2010

Helpful to me as a manager of six in an assisted living/healthcare facility. Lots of valuable tips and information.

doctorevii2001

Exceptional book!

by doctorevii2001 on Jan 14, 2010

I seldom take the time to write a review of a book or any product for that matter, however I truly think this book is deserving of that honor. It is a great book for anyone in, or looking to get into managing. It makes a case for psychological management, but through the use of stats and numbers, thus capturing the often numbers minded attention of managers. As well as pointing out what GREAT managers do differently from the mediocre or poor managers of the world, it gives tips on traps that many managers fall into. I would highly, highly recommend this book. I've see the tools provided in this book used, and the results are wonderful. I've also seen the tools not used, and the traps fallen into, and they are disastrous. Do yourself a favor and pick up this book. You won't be sorry.

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