You never dreamed being the boss would be so hard. You're caught in a web of conflicting expectations from subordinates, your supervisor, peers, and customers. You're not alone.
As Linda Hill and Kent Lineback reveal in Being the Boss, becoming an effective manager is a painful, difficult journey. It's trial and error, endless effort, and slowly acquired personal insight. Many managers never complete the journey. At best, they just learn to get by. At worst, they become terrible bosses.
This new book explains how to avoid that fate, by mastering three imperatives:
Packed with compelling stories and practical guidance, Being the Boss is an indispensable guide for not only first-time managers but all managers seeking to master the most daunting challenges of leadership.
©2011 Linda A. Hill, Kent Lineback (P)2011 Gildan Media Corp
The book is divided into three parts, the first part confirmed most of my own findings, the second part, about exercising influence outside of your own team was an eye opener
Never, this was the weakest part of the book. It was almost impossible to get through to what was being said, because of the monotone way it was read, and how every other sentence would finish with the same intonation as the previous.
Just that the voice really annoyed me.
The content is great, but the narration made it tough to get through.
Someone not trying so hard.
No, Not with the current narrator. It was almost like the man version of Siri... Very distracting to the content
Yes, overall the content is on point but definitely needs an upgrade in the narration
I assume the remaining 2/3rds of the book are good. But if I have to hear another sentence from this narrator, I will jump out of the window.
The narration was so annoying that I am returning the book.
No, I bought this because it's assigned reading for a class and I thought it would save me some time. I could listen while I ran or drove, but the performance is so bad I chose to just read it instead.
Yes, the information is great.
It's a book about management. The narrator should be able to say the word management. The cadence and inflection were also just totally off. The reading was irksome.
Probably, there are many ways it could be expounded upon.
The content is very good. It will assist managers/leaders to consciously be aware of various components that they need to keep in mind while leading teams.
For me, the most important insight is the articulation that being an effective Boss requires the person to actively manage three components.
The narration is below average. I might be harsh here but the narrator really is annoying with his weird ending to each phrase/sentence. It is just irritating.
I would read the book, but never listen to this narrator again.
No, the content was excellent.
He is the worst narrator I have ever heard. I will never buy a book read by him again.
Very good examples, structure, and more than enything CONTENT!
No, can be listened in parts.
GREAT READ for all managers... MUST READ for new managers.
I bought another book before I realized I could return this one, so I missed out on a credit. The performance is utterly unlistenable. It was making me angry, because I am guessing there is good information in there.
No idea- I couldn't get past the performance
Everything. The monotone, the forced tempo, the way he somehow found a way to annoyingly mispronounce the word "manager" - one of the most common words in the entire book. If I didn't know better, I'd say he intentionally sabotaged this thing.
We need warnings about this. And since I never returned another book, I wish I could get a Mulligan on this one and return it.
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