The Golden Rules for Managers

The Golden Rules for Managers

119 Incredible Lessons for Leadership Success

Book - 2009
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Quick, expert advice in the best-selling, easy-to-read format that business readers demand.

"A penny saved, a penny earned." "Never leave till tomorrow what you can do today."

Often, the advice that makes the most impact does so because it's delivered in a clear, memorable saying that cuts to the heart of the issue. For business readers fed up with long books that say little, nothing could be more refreshing than The Golden Rules for Managers. Management expert Frank McNair distills the best business wisdom into 119 memorable nuggets that speak directly to management issues, then explains the lessons behind the each saying.

Paint a Clear Picture of the Target (goal setting) What you Reward is What You Get (providing employee feedback) Employees will Respect what you Expect if you Inspect (follow-up) A Plan Is Not a Straightjacket (flexibility in execution) The Madder You Get, the Dumber You Are (self-management)

Packaged for visual impact and easy reading, The Golden Rules for Managers is the new golden standard in management guides.

"Frank McNair's straight-forward, pragmatic information is to the point, is easy to apply, is relevant andwill continue to be relevant 10 years from now for companies such as ours. I use the techniques at my own company."
Chris McSwain, Director, Global Benefits | Whirlpool Corporation

"Frank McNair captures the very essence of what makes good managers into great leaders. And he does it in a way that allows the reader to remember and put into action. A must read."
David Moff, SPHR, Chief Executive Officer | The HR Group, Inc.

Publisher: Naperville, Ill. : Sourcebooks, c2009
ISBN: 9781402215285
Branch Call Number: 658.4092 McNair
658.4092 McNair
Characteristics: xv, 238 p. ill. ; 20 cm


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Feb 07, 2017

Shows its age. Quick and easy read; most useful for me were the feedback diagrams. Otherwise, much is anecdotal and very sales-oriented (almost glib at times.)


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CMLibrary_aarnold Jan 20, 2016

The Golden Rules for Managers offers very simple advice on how to become a better manager. The information is so uncomplicated and straight-forward, that one can effortlessly begin to incorporate it into their management style. Each chapter tackles a different topic; from Vision and Planning to Feedback and Performance Management to Leadership. One may even discover that you currently are using these techniques and didn't even know it! Everyone will discover a saying or two that will resonate with them and will assist then in becoming a better manager. The last rule listed in the book is one everyone should remember: Your job is not your life.


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