How to Not Suck as a Manager

5 Facts to Bring Any Boss Out of the Basement
Narrated by: A. P. Grow
Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
4.4 out of 5 stars (222 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Dr. Grow is dean of workplace sanity education for the Workplace Sanity Group; a team dedicated to improving interpersonal communication and effectiveness in the workplace. His PhD is in Educational Leadership with a focus on adult education and training and its application in organizational development. He has been overseeing both public and private operations for over 20 years. His work experience includes training and support team member and international program manager at Microsoft and organizational development manager on the West Coast for Green Mountain Coffee Roasters. When not leading the charge to save the work world from itself, he enjoys life with his wife and children in Tacoma, Washington, USA.

©2012 Arron Grow (P)2012 Arron Grow

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How to not suck is a great book

This is a short enough book that I can share it in team leader meetings to help develop my leaders

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Easy to understand

This is an easy to understand seminar. It's short and to the point. I will recommend this to other managers.

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short

adequate as a story goes but doesn't keep interest. narrator went monotone and story's weren't relevant in all cases

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please dont waste your time it was bad all the way around boring and useless

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good read

very good and insightful narrator was good kept you engaged throughly enjoyed it and learned something

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made me realize that I'm not the crazy one.

this just confirmed that on the most part I'm doing it right. I also have tools to fix my weakness's when dealing with teammates that don't do the right thing. those employees that act like they are here to just get the check.

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Good reminders

The narration was good. the content was common sense reminders to connect with the team and "not suck as a manager." My biggest take away would be to delegate more.

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I liked the topic of the book and the way it was delivered. It was short only 5 chapters. I also felt dealing with difficult employees was not thorough enough.

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Good listen

Helped to open my eyes on what I need to change. Good for new managers and old ones alike.

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GREAT QUICK LISTEN with so much value

Listened to the whole book in one shot. Easy to follow and was very connected to real life scenarios. I recommend this book even if you are not a manager, it will help you in any level of relationships as well. plus it was $1.99

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  • M. Kaye
  • 09-21-19

Good points but lacked authenticity

One of the main points is to understand your staff and make honest relationships. Several times the author wouldnt make me beleive what he was saying due to fake laughs about certain comments. This isn't a good trait to pick up on when relaying these themes back to your team therefore I turned off after 1t minutes Matt

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-06-19

Short & Effective

5 tips to streamline your strategy to leading a team. exactly what I needed in the timeframe given. Thank you!