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The Manager's Field Manual (aka Forget What You Think You Know)
Reviewed in Canada on March 14, 2017
In my experience, we all enter management positions with a grab-bag of conventional "wisdom" that we've collected over the years and much to the chagrin of any poor souls entrusted to our charge, we're left to a series of live-fire, real-time work-place experiments to suss out what works and what doesn't. Well, no longer. Here's the handbook that you didn't know existed.
The paradigm introduced in this book has quickly turned into the foundational framework from which I lead and encourage others to lead and manage teams. Simultaneously practical and immediately applicable. In a sea of business books based on theories, ideas and the latest 12 min. Ted talk -- it's refreshing to encounter a perspective that's rooted in data. Lots of data. Research that was gathered and compiled by Gallup. Similar in approach to the research effort put forth by Jim Collins and his team which formed the foundation of "Good To Great".
This is a must-read for my first time managers and I can't recommend it enough. I only wish I could find a time machine and recommend it to myself 10 years ago...I'm sure my former reports would also appreciate it.