First  Break All the Rules Book
Score: 3.5
From 6 Ratings

First Break All the Rules


  • Author : Marcus Buckingham
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2014-02-02
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9781595620415

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First Break All the Rules Excerpt :

Gallup presents the remarkable findings of its revolutionary study of more than 80,000 managers in First, Break All the Rules, revealing what the world’s greatest managers do differently. With vital performance and career lessons and ideas for how to apply them, it is a must-read for managers at every level. The greatest managers in the world seem to have little in common. They differ in sex, age, and race. They employ vastly different styles and focus on different goals. Yet despite their differences, great managers share one common trait: They do not hesitate to break virtually every rule held sacred by conventional wisdom. They do not believe that, with enough training, a person can achieve anything he sets his mind to. They do not try to help people overcome their weaknesses. They consistently disregard the golden rule. And, yes, they even play favorites. This amazing book explains why. Gallup presents the remarkable findings of its massive in-depth study of great managers across a wide variety of situations. Some were in leadership positions. Others were front-line supervisors. Some were in Fortune 500 companies; others were key players in small entrepreneurial companies. Whatever their situations, the managers who ultimately became the focus of Gallup’s research were invariably those who excelled at turning each employee’s talent into performance. In today’s tight labor markets, companies compete to find and keep the best employees, using pay, benefits, promotions, and training. But these well-intentioned efforts often miss the mark. The front-line manager is the key to attracting and retaining talented employees. No matter how generous its pay or how renowned its training, the company that lacks great front-line managers will suffer. The authors explain how the best managers select an employee for talent rather than for skills or experience; how they set expectations for him or her — they define the right outcomes rather than the right steps; how th

The One Thing You Need to Know Book
Score: 3
From 3 Ratings

The One Thing You Need to Know


  • Author : Marcus Buckingham
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2008-09-04
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781847396235

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The One Thing You Need to Know Excerpt :

Drawing on a wide body of research, including extensive in-depth interviews, THE ONE THING YOU NEED TO KNOW reveals the central insights that lie at the core of: Great Managing, Great Leadership and Great Careers. Buckingham uses a wealth of relevant examples to reveal that at the heart of each insight lies a controlling insight. Lose sight of this 'one thing' and all of your best efforts at managing, leading, or individual achievement will be diminished. For great managing, the controlling insight has less to do with fairness, or team building, or clear expectations (although all are important). Rather, the one thing great managers know is the need to discover and then capitalize on what is unique about each person. For leadership, the controlling insight is the opposite - discover and capitalize on what is universal to all your people, regardless of differences in personality, race, sex, or age. For sustained individual success, the controlling insight is the need to discover what you don't like doing, and know how and when to stop doing it. In every way a groundbreaking work, THE ONE THING YOU NEED TO KNOW offers crucial performance and career lessons for business people at every level.

12  The Elements of Great Managing Book

12 The Elements of Great Managing


  • Author : Gallup
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2014-12-02
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN 10 : 9781595620477

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12 The Elements of Great Managing Excerpt :

Based on the largest worldwide study of employee engagement and more than a decade of research, Gallup explains the 12 elements essential to motivating employees and features the inspiring stories of 12 managers who succeeded in these dimensions. More than a decade ago, Gallup combed through its database of more than 1 million employee and manager interviews to identify the elements most important in sustaining workplace excellence. These elements were revealed in the international bestseller First, Break All the Rules. 12: The Elements of Great Managing is that book’s long-awaited sequel. It follows great managers as they harness employee engagement to turn around a failing call center, save a struggling hotel, improve patient care in a hospital, maintain production through power outages, and successfully face a host of other challenges in settings around the world. Gallup’s study now includes 10 million employee and manager interviews spanning 114 countries and conducted in 41 languages. In 12, Gallup weaves its latest insights with recent discoveries in the fields of neuroscience, game theory, psychology, sociology and economics. Written for managers and employees of companies large and small, 12 explains what every company needs to know about creating and sustaining employee engagement.

First  Break All the Rules Book
Score: 4
From 5 Ratings

First Break All the Rules


  • Author : Marcus Buckingham
  • Publisher : Gardners Books
  • Release Date : 2005-06
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 1416502661

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First Break All the Rules Excerpt :

Provides insight into how great managers find, focus and keep talented employees.

Go Put Your Strengths to Work Book
Score: 3.5
From 2 Ratings

Go Put Your Strengths to Work


  • Author : Marcus Buckingham
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2008-09-04
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781847375193

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Go Put Your Strengths to Work Excerpt :

Companies routinely claim that 'Our People Are Our Greatest Asset', but research data shows that in practice most people do not actually use their assets much at work. This books aims to change that. When employees learn how to truly apply their greatest strengths at work, they turbo-charge their career potential and everybody wins. Companies find that their employees are more productive, their teams are more effective, their organization is more innovative and, accordingly, their customers are more engaged. In FIRST, BREAK ALL THE RULES, Marcus Buckingham proved the link between engaged employees and more profitable bottom lines and highlighted great managers as the catalyst. In NOW, DISCOVER YOUR STRENGTHS he explained how to sort through your patterns of wishes, abilities, thoughts and feelings and, with the help of a web-based profile, identify your five most dominant talents. In GO, PUT YOUR STRENGTHS TO WORK he shows you how to take the crucial next step. How to seize control of your time at work and, in the face of a world that doesn't much care whether you are playing to your strengths, how to rewrite your job description under the nose of your boss.

First  Break All The Rules Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

First Break All The Rules


  • Author : Gallup
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2016-05-03
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9781595621115

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First Break All The Rules Excerpt :

Explains how good managers can select, focus, motivate, and develop their employees in order to transform talent into performance.

The Truth About You Book
Score: 3
From 15 Ratings

The Truth About You


  • Author : Marcus Buckingham
  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson Inc
  • Release Date : 2008-09-30
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 114
  • ISBN 10 : 9781400202263

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The Truth About You Excerpt :

Presents advice for readers on how they can identify their greatest strengths and weaknesses and how this knowledge can be utilized to achieve greater personal and professional success.

The Making of a Manager Book

The Making of a Manager


  • Author : Julie Zhuo
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2019-03-21
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9780753552902

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The Making of a Manager Excerpt :

No idea what you're doing? No problem. Good managers are made, not born. Top tech executive Julie Zhuo remembers the moment when she was asked to lead a team. She felt like she’d won the golden ticket, until reality came crashing in. She was just 25 and had barely any experience being managed, let alone managing others. Her co-workers became her employees overnight, and she faced a series of anxiety-inducing firsts, including agonising over whether to hire an interviewee; seeking the respect of reports who were cleverer than her; and having to fire someone she liked. Like most first-time managers, she wasn’t given any formal training, and had no resources to turn to for help. It took her years to find her way, but now she’s offering you the short-cut to success. This is the book she wishes she had on day one. Here, she offers practical, accessible advice like: · Don’t hide thorny problems from your own manager; you’re better off seeking help quickly and honestly · Before you fire someone for failure to collaborate, figure out if the problem is temperamental or just a lack of training or coaching · Don’t offer critical feedback in a ‘compliment sandwich’ – there’s a better way! Whether you're new to the job, a veteran leader, or looking to be promoted, this is the handbook you need to be the kind of manager you've always wanted.

StandOut 2 0 Book
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

StandOut 2 0


  • Author : Marcus Buckingham
  • Publisher : Harvard Business Review Press
  • Release Date : 2015-07-14
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9781633690752

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StandOut 2 0 Excerpt :

The Groundbreaking Strengths Assessment from the Leader of the Strengths Revolution In the years since the publication of First, Break All the Rules and Now, Discover Your Strengths, millions have come to the simple but powerful realization that to get the most out of people, you must build on their strengths. And yet, as Marcus Buckingham astutely points out, though the strengths-based approach is now conventional wisdom, the tools and systems inside organizations—performance appraisals, training programs, and succession planning systems—remain stubbornly remedial and exclusively focused on measuring skills, finding gaps, and attempting to plug them. It’s a crisis for individuals and organizations, with management ideas and everyday practice utterly out of sync. That’s about to change. StandOut 2.0 is a revolutionary book and tool that enables you to identify your strengths, and those of your team, and act on them. The original edition of StandOut provided top-notch insights from one of the world’s foremost authorities on strengths, as well as access to a powerful, cutting-edge online assessment tool. StandOut 2.0 also includes the assessment and a robust report on your most dominant strengths. The report is easily exported so you can use it to present the very best of yourself to your team and your company. StandOut 2.0 is your indispensable guide for building on your strengths to further your career—and help your team and organization win.

First  Break All The Rules Book
Score: 4
From 23 Ratings

First Break All The Rules


  • Author : Marcus Buckingham
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 1999-05-05
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 279
  • ISBN 10 : 9780684852867

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First Break All The Rules Excerpt :

Explains how good managers can select, focus, motivate, and develop their employees in order to transform talent into performance

The First 90 Days  Updated and Expanded Book
Score: 3.5
From 12 Ratings

The First 90 Days Updated and Expanded


  • Author : Michael D. Watkins
  • Publisher : Harvard Business Review Press
  • Release Date : 2013-04-23
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781422191392

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The First 90 Days Updated and Expanded Excerpt :

The world’s most trusted guide for leaders in transition Transitions are a critical time for leaders. In fact, most agree that moving into a new role is the biggest challenge a manager will face. While transitions offer a chance to start fresh and make needed changes in an organization, they also place leaders in a position of acute vulnerability. Missteps made during the crucial first three months in a new role can jeopardize or even derail your success. In this updated and expanded version of the international bestseller The First 90 Days, Michael D. Watkins offers proven strategies for conquering the challenges of transitions—no matter where you are in your career. Watkins, a noted expert on leadership transitions and adviser to senior leaders in all types of organizations, also addresses today’s increasingly demanding professional landscape, where managers face not only more frequent transitions but also steeper expectations once they step into their new jobs. By walking you through every aspect of the transition scenario, Watkins identifies the most common pitfalls new leaders encounter and provides the tools and strategies you need to avoid them. You’ll learn how to secure critical early wins, an important first step in establishing yourself in your new role. Each chapter also includes checklists, practical tools, and self-assessments to help you assimilate key lessons and apply them to your own situation. Whether you’re starting a new job, being promoted from within, embarking on an overseas assignment, or being tapped as CEO, how you manage your transition will determine whether you succeed or fail. Use this book as your trusted guide.

Culture Eats Strategy for Lunch Book

Culture Eats Strategy for Lunch


  • Author : Curt W. Coffman
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2013-09-01
  • Genre: Corporate culture
  • Pages : 201
  • ISBN 10 : 0615577962

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Culture Eats Strategy for Lunch Excerpt :

Creating a high performance culture

Nine Lies About Work Book

Nine Lies About Work


  • Author : Marcus Buckingham
  • Publisher : Harvard Business Press
  • Release Date : 2019-04-02
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781633696310

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Nine Lies About Work Excerpt :

Forget what you know about the world of work You crave feedback. Your organization's culture is the key to its success. Strategic planning is essential. Your competencies should be measured and your weaknesses shored up. Leadership is a thing. These may sound like basic truths of our work lives today. But actually, they're lies. As strengths guru and bestselling author Marcus Buckingham and Cisco Leadership and Team Intelligence head Ashley Goodall show in this provocative, inspiring book, there are some big lies--distortions, faulty assumptions, wrong thinking--that we encounter every time we show up for work. Nine lies, to be exact. They cause dysfunction and frustration, ultimately resulting in workplaces that are a pale shadow of what they could be. But there are those who can get past the lies and discover what's real. These freethinking leaders recognize the power and beauty of our individual uniqueness. They know that emergent patterns are more valuable than received wisdom and that evidence is more powerful than dogma. With engaging stories and incisive analysis, the authors reveal the essential truths that such freethinking leaders will recognize immediately: that it is the strength and cohesiveness of your team, not your company's culture, that matter most; that we should focus less on top-down planning and more on giving our people reliable, real-time intelligence; that rather than trying to align people's goals we should strive to align people's sense of purpose and meaning; that people don't want constant feedback, they want helpful attention. This is the real world of work, as it is and as it should be. Nine Lies About Work reveals the few core truths that will help you show just how good you are to those who truly rely on you.

Love   Work Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Love Work


  • Author : Marcus Buckingham
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2022-01-10
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 1647821231

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Love Work Excerpt :

Love has been driven out of our workplaces. How do we get it back in? We're in the middle of an epidemic of stress and anxiety. A global pandemic has wreaked havoc on our lives. Average life expectancy in the United States is down. At work, less than 16 percent of us are fully engaged. In many high-stress jobs, such as distribution centers, emergency room nursing, and teaching, incidences of PTSD are higher than for soldiers returning from war zones. We're getting something terribly wrong. We've designed the love out of our workplaces, and our schools too, so that they fail utterly to provide for or capitalize on one of our most basic human needs: our need for love. As Marcus Buckingham shows in this eye-opening, uplifting book, love is an energy, and like all forms of energy, it must flow. It demands expression—and that expression is "work." Whether in our professional accomplishments, our relationships, or our response to all the many slings and arrows of life, we know that none of this work will be our best unless it is made with love. There's no learning without love, no innovation, no service, no sustainable growth. Love and work are inextricable. Buckingham first starkly highlights the contours of our loveless work lives and explains how we got here. Next, he relates how we all develop best in response to other human beings. What does a great work relationship look like when the other person is cued to your loves? What does a great team look like when each member is primed to be a mirror, an amplifier, of the loves of another? Finally, he shows how you can weave love back into the world of work as a force for good, how you can use your daily life routines to pinpoint your specific loves, and how you can make this a discipline for the rest of your life. Today, too often, love comes last at work, and we are living the painful consequences of this. Love + Work powerfully shows why love must come first—and how we can make this happen.