Academic journal article Manager

The One Thing You Need to Know. ...about Great Managing, Great Leading and Sustained Individual Success

Academic journal article Manager

The One Thing You Need to Know. ...about Great Managing, Great Leading and Sustained Individual Success

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The One Thing You Need To Know... ...about Great Managing, Great Leading and Sustained Individual Success by Marcus Buckingham Published by Simon & Schuster www.sinnonsays.com 304 pages £17.99 ISBN 0-743-26326-X

TWO big chunks of common sense and insights-1 liked this book. Packed with stories and hints for thinking creatively about 'performance metrics', its simple (and sometimes even simplistic) broad brush appeal meant that I could read for extended periods and absorb the key messages. For example, the definition of "sustained success" is straightforward and, as the author admits, somewhat broad...

"Sustained success means making the greatest possible impact over the longest period of time".

However, it also "accommodates our diversity"; inother words, each of us can relate to the definition, and find some practical application for ourselves.

On the other hand, Buckingham doesn't underestimate the more subtle implications of managing staff, and indeed, argues that you have to like its complications to be a successful manager. …

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