Justin O'Brien is a fumbling new manager at DataDump Corp. His employees are disgruntled, his department is floundering, and he feels like a failure. Desperate, he sends a letter for help to "Ask Dr. Mac", a newspaper advice columnist on workplace issues. To Justin's surprise and delight, Dr. Mac takes a personal interest in his letters and provides timely advice that helps him navigate through the trials and tribulations of becoming a manager.
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"A touching story about life, leadership, and personal growth. The special bond between Justin and Dr. Mac is truly a Greater Than Yourself relationship in action!" (Steve Farber, best-selling author of The Radical Leap Re-Energized and Greater Than Yourself)
"Greg's authenticity and his ability to teach through his writing is what makes Mondays at 3 a must read for every manager" (Tommy Spaulding, New York Times best-selling author of It's Not Just Who You Know)
"Mondays at 3 talks about some of the most important and specific challenges a new leader faces. If you are a new leader, read this book! If you lead, coach or mentor new leaders, read it yourself and buy copies for them!" (Kevin Eikenberry, co-author of From Bud to Boss: Secrets to a Successful Transition to Remarkable Leadership)
This is the best book about management I've ever read. It is very "authentic":). Rather than another dry textbook with theories and advice, it is written as fiction and allows you to literally become Justin and live his experiences. Great for new managers and those who have been on the job for years but want to improve. The author has an amazing understanding of human dynamics and his love for group process and leadership enhancement is clear throughout the book. The journal and work book are a great addition. Excellent narration, very clear and entertaining.
The realization that "I've been there, done that".
"From couch football junkie to a leader- a memoir."
All in all, great work.
I enjoyed this witty book. It’s a guide for new managers that is written in a format of business fable. I listened to it twice and jotted down numerous valuable and practical advices that I can apply in my daily activity. The book is very easy to follow and the narration is one of the best I’ve listened. If you like the Patrick Lencioni’s style, you’ll find this book interesting.
Justin's jornal has so much valuable information that reflects the work environment regardless of the type of industry.
I want my very own Dr. Mack, an email address where I can send my
First time listener
Great the way he included humor into the story line. A new manager will make mistake, but it is not the end of the world!
I enjoyed the book, the authors revelations of characters in conflict and why is insightful.
The author attempts to remind the reader that both managers and employees are human, with emotions, inner conflict and issues.
This book is a good follow to other development books such as
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