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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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good for beginners and refreshers

i have to put 15 words here, but i really don't have anything else to say...

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Exactly what I was looking for!!!

I'm a new manager and like so many others I have been put in this position with very little training. This book gave me some tools that I will use to not be a sucky manager. One section that really stood out to me was where he spoke about handling non team player behavior on the job. I personally am not afraid of conflict but I do worry if I'm handling things properly. In that area this book gave me some good direction. The only bad part is that the guys voice can be sometimes hard to listen to. He slurs a little bit. 🤷

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Highly recommend

This was a very easy-to-follow audio book for first time managers. I highly recommend having this on hand at all places of work.

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Easy and practical

Direct to the point and simple. Great resource. Good for new managers and old ones as well.

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Very Simple and Straight to the point

the book was short straight to the point, didn't ramble on and if your entering management or just need a reality check it's a short listen and will be very helpful

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Good information, not too long

I read some of the other reviews and do not agree that there is a lot of filler.

This book is brief, accurate, and gets straight to the point. I enjoyed some of the humor that was used as well. The author was engaging and not monotone or monotonous.

This book had very informative info on how to be a good manager, presents 5 key facts and explains how to carry out each step as well as how to identify and confront obstacles that might get in your way. It was definitely worth the few dollars I paid to listen. Thank you very much!

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Succinct and Practical

Very quick listen, but packs a practical punch. I think it takes what we all know intuitively makes a good leader and lays it out in bulleted format.

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recommend for new managers

very informative, especially for new or newly promoted managers.

narrator was wonderful.

will pass on to my peers

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Authentic and Transparent Communication

This book reinforces what we already know be authentic and communicate clearly with your team.

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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

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  • 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!