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    DescriptionThe greatest managers in the world seem to have little in common. They differ in sex, age, and race. They employ vastly different styles and focus on different goals. Yet despite their differences, great managers share one common trait: They do not hesitate to break virtually every rule held sacred by conventional wisdom. They do not believe that, with enough training, a person can achieve anything he sets his mind to. They do not try to help people overcome their weaknesses. They consistently disregard the golden rule. And, yes, they even play favorites. This amazing book explains why. Marcus Buckingham and Curt Coffman of the Gallup Organization present the remarkable findings of their massive in-depth study of great managers across a wide variety of situations. Some were in leadership positions. Others were front-line supervisors. Some were in Fortune 500 companies; others were key players in small, entrepreneurial companies. Whatever their situations, the managers who ultimately became the focus of Gallup's research were invariably those who excelled at turning each employee's talent into performance. In today's tight labor markets, companies compete to find and keep the best employees, using pay, benefits, promotions, and training. But these well-intentioned efforts often miss the mark. The front-line manager is the key to attracting and retaining talented employees. No matter how generous its pay or how renowned its training, the company that lacks great front-line managers will suffer. Buckingham and Coffman explain how the best managers select an employee for talent rather than for skills or experience; how they set expectations for him or her -- they define the right outcomes rather than the right steps; how they motivate people -- they build on each person's unique strengths rather than trying to fix his weaknesses; and, finally, how great managers develop people -- they find the right fit for each person, not the next


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    Title
    First, Break All the Rules
    Subtitle
    What the World's Great Managers Do Differently
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Marcus Buckingham, By (author) Curt Coffman
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 270
    Width: 25 mm
    Height: 30 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 454 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780684852867
    ISBN 10: 0684852861
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: BUS
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: KJM
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S4.1
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    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 20
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
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    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 10
    B&T General Subject: 180
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17850
    Ingram Subject Code: BE
    DC22: 658.409
    Libri: I-BE
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    B&T Approval Code: A48404200
    DC21: 658.409
    DC22: 658.4/09
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    BISAC V2.8: BUS071000, BUS041000, BUS055000
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    LC classification: HD38.2 .B83 1999
    Thema V1.0: GBC, KJMB, KJM, KC
    Publisher
    Simon & Schuster Ltd
    Imprint name
    Simon & Schuster Ltd
    Publication date
    06 September 1999
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Review quote
    "As the authors put it, "a great deal of the value of a company lies between the ears of its employees." The key to success is growing that value by listening to and understanding what lies in their hearts -- Mssrs. Buckingham and Coffman have found a direct way to measure and make that critical connection. At Carlson Companies, their skills are helping us become the truly caring company that will succeed in the marketplace of the future."-Marilyn Carlson Nelson President and CEO, Carlson Companies