First, Break All The Rules
- SIMON & SCHUSTER
- Publication Date:
- 20 June 2005
- Management & Management Techniques
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The Summary: Gallup interviewed thousands of managers to figure out who's great and who's average. What they found is great managers do not follow any rules and treat each case individually.The Take Away: This was a tough book to read for two reasons -- it doesn't tell a story and better read in chunks and my personal circumstances.The book stressed and emphasized that managers know their people, their situations at home and work. The circumstances that they face in each. Communication, trust and respect were core competencies of great managers -- and it went both ways.Again and again it made me realize how bad things were in my own work life. There were twelve questions I wish I had jotted down. I meant to. But one of them was knowing your job and your role -- I know neither. And my newest supervisor seems reluctant to allow either to reach me.
Every manager and employee needs to read this book. Their ideas on choosing for talent and creating paths that don't lead to management really resonated with me. I can only hope that I work for a company where these ideas are put into practice.
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