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The Truth About Managing People | [Stephen P. Robbins]

The Truth About Managing People

The Truth About Managing People offers real solutions for the make-or-break problems faced by every manager. You'll discover how to overcome the true obstacles to teamwork; why too much communication can be as dangerous as too little; how to improve your hiring and employee evaluations; how to heal "layoff survivor sickness"; and even how to learn charisma.
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Publisher's Summary

You can succeed brilliantly as a leader and overcome the "killer" problems faced by every manager!

This book presents 53 proven principles for handling virtually every management challenge, and reveals:

  • The truth about building winning teams and designing high-productivity jobs
  • The truth about why "happy" employees aren't always more productive
  • The (surprising) truth about what behaviors you really want to reward

    The Truth About Managing People offers real solutions for the make-or-break problems faced by every manager. You'll discover how to overcome the true obstacles to teamwork; why too much communication can be as dangerous as too little; how to improve your hiring and employee evaluations; how to heal "layoff survivor sickness"; and even how to learn charisma. This isn't someone's opinion; it's a definitive, evidence-based guide to effective management - a set of bedrock principles you can rely on throughout your entire management career.

    ©2008 Pearson Education, Inc; (P)2007 Audible, Inc.

  • What the Critics Say

    "A prolific scholar and writer, Robbins cuts through the research and theory to deliver immediately useful and essential insights for the effective management of people." (Eric G. Stephan, Marriott School of Management, Brigham Young University)

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      Robert Highlands Ranch, CO, United States 12-28-08
      Robert Highlands Ranch, CO, United States 12-28-08 Member Since 2002
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      "Great book"

      As the books jacket explains, this is a book of fundamental management concepts that have been compiled based on scientific research rather than simple conjecture. I have been a manager for over 15 years and I have read countless management books and I find this to be a great compilation of management principles. From the seasoned manager with years of experience to the freshly minted manager on the first day of being in the chair there is much to take away from this short read.

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      Kenneth LEESBURG, VA, United States 01-10-09
      Kenneth LEESBURG, VA, United States 01-10-09 Member Since 2005

      Old & fat, but strong; American, Chinese, & Indian (sort of); Ph.D. in C.S.; strategy, economics & stability theory; trees & machining.

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      "Survey of Implications of Psychology in Management"

      This is a survey of important results from quantitative psychology that seem to have relevance to managing people.

      In some cases the narrative along the lines of "Common wisdom holds X, but quantitative studies showed Y", seems deep. But much of the books feels more like a refresher course for things you kind of really know, but may not quite have organized. Perhaps a really useful thing to reread every now and then, but unlikely to change your life.

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      Joan Waterloo, ON, Canada 11-23-08
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      "Managing People is Very Good"

      Really good book..went back and listened to it and took some notes. Some things only applied to larger businesses but some real gems were applicable to any manager. I thought it was really good and would recommend it highly for some good basic and very useful tips.

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