Originally dated : Friday, Feb 1, 2008.
I can not describe how good this book is. It’s simply amazing. It's Superb. I lost my words for praise - I have already recommended this book for most of my friends.
The usually dull driving to office is very productive now-a-days - thanks for Wipro library for its Audio book collections. This Audio book (abridged version) is appox. 3 hours - a hard copy is also available in library. It’s definitely worth for three hours from your busy schedule.
If you are a thinking manager and who is handling the conflicting forces of Excellence and Caring for individuals in your team - This is the book which is kind of a revelation. I am so moved by the book that I listened to it twice to memorize and grasp the ideas into my mind.
- It tells you the difference between knowledge, skill and talent.
- It’s about how to handle poor performance and how to nurture talent.
- It’s about focusing on your strengths than your weakness.
- It’s about the fact that people can not change much.
- It’s about Tough Love.
- It’s about finding the right fit.
- It’s about becoming a great manager and moreover a great individual.
First, Break all the rules - what the world's greatest managers do differently by Marcus Buckingham and Curt Coffman
Overview about the book by the publishers: "In today's tight labor markets, companies compete to find and keep the best employees, using pay, benefits, promotions and training. But no matter how generous its pay, or how renowned it’s 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; how they motivate people by building on each person’s unique strengths; and, finally, how great managers find the right fit for each person, not the next rung on the ladder.First, Break All the Rules provides vital performance and career lessons for managers at every level."
Enjoy The book!!!