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First, Break All the Rules by Marcus Buckingham
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Oct 05, 13

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Recommended for: those wanting to manage well
Read in January, 2010 — I own a copy

Toss Those Conventional Rules in The Trash Heap

Buckingham & Coffman, using reams of data & scores of interviews with identified "successful managers" paint a very different picture of what a great manager looks like. As an individual who has been in managing positions for over 30 years I felt like I was reading about what I already knew. Should you treat employees differently? Of course. Are all aspects of management equally important? Poppycock! As a manager, who should you spend more time with - your recognized stars, or those guys & gals that need a little more help? Without answering that question, I recommend that you read the book. You might be surprised.
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