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Review: 'First, Break All The Rules' by Marcus Buckingham & Curt Coffman

Most "common knowledge" about how to manage employees is completely misguided. If you want to succeed as a manager, you're going to have to break a few rules.

Based on in-depth interviews of 80,000 managers in 400 companies by the Gallup Organization, First, Break All The Rules shows that the world’s best managers break virtually every conventional “rule” of management practice.

In this book, Buckingham and Coffman show why exceptional managers select employees for talent, not experience, intelligence, or determination. Effective managers define the right outcomes for people, not the right steps; they focus on developing employee strengths, not eradicating weaknesses; they find the right fit for employees in the organization instead of relentlessly promoting people to their level of incompetence.

First, Break All The Rules will help you examine what you believe about effective management and encourage you to think of ways to set people up for success in your organization from the beginning.


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The Personal MBA

Master the Art of Business

A world-class business education in a single volume. Learn the universal principles behind every successful business, then use these ideas to make more money, get more done, and have more fun in your life and work.

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