One of the biggest challenges for new managers is how to get the best out of each of their team members so they achieve superior resultsand make you, the new manager, look good! In Bare Knuckle People Management authors Sean O’Neil and John Kulisek cut through the crap to show managers how to push their teams to success, not by following fluffy leadership training but by using the skills that got them promoted in the first place.
Forget kumbayas or one-minute managing. The best people managers know that approaches that work great with one employee will be lost on the next. With the same irreverent and straightforward style they use in their management training workshops, O'Neil and Kulisek describe the 16 basic worker types you must learn to recognize, from The Badass to The Burnout, and how to customize your leadership style for each type.
The authors encourage the readers to take pieces of what works from each of the sections and they also remind them to follow the gut instinct that got them to their new management position in the first place. Written in short, easily digestible sections, and both entertaining and insightful throughout, Bare Knuckle People Management is perfect for any manager pressed for time and in need of some straightforward advice.
"Intriguing new book...O'Neil and Kulisek take a refreshingly candid look at handling employees....It's a welcome change from the pie-in-the sky 'engagement' and 'empowerment' blather we're always hearing from the so-called management experts."
"Tired of the beat-around-the-bush, wishy-washy, walk-on-eggs approach to management that prevails in our politically-correct workplace? Replace it with common-sense, straightforward communication tailored to the personality types on your team."
--"Dallas Morning News"
"Great premise. Treat everyone differently."
--Tom Peters, leadership and business expert, author of "In Search of Excellence"
""Bare Knuckle People Management" is a clever, straight-forward, practical guide to understanding and managing each of your people to get the most out of them. A refreshing break from 'leadership books' that insist the key to management success is a one-size-fits-all formula. Finally, a book that speaks directly to the manager for the real world."
--Christopher Heck, Senior Vice President of the National Basketball Association
"The authors of "Bare Knuckle People Management" know successful people management is easier than a lot of managers make it. Kulisek and O'Neil's no-nonsense insights are not only amusing but on the mark. If you are a manager looking to improve the performance of your team, someone who just became a manager or think you would like to become a manager, you will be glad you read this book."
--Paul Mott, Head of Club Services, Major League Soccer
""Bare Knuckle People Management" is the top solution for the most common people-management issues. It provides the specific distinctions needed to turn our management into leadership. Read this book and watch your teams succeed!"
--Justin Sach, best-selling author of "The Power of Persistence" and "Your Mailbox Is Full"
"Forget Leadership Training! This is how to hit the ground running as a manager. Ev
|The People Principles||p. 7|
|An Overview||p. 9|
|Team-Wide Rules Suck||p. 11|
|Own Your Own Shit||p. 15|
|Look for Leverage Everywhere … and Exploit It Like Crazy||p. 19|
|Talk Often about Large Pink Elephants||p. 23|
|Weigh Words and Tone Carefully||p. 27|
|Give Individual Feedback Frequently (and Remember That Point about Leverage)||p. 31|
|Apologize Well … and Then Move On!||p. 35|
|Your Workplace: Winners, Losers, Misfits, and All||p. 39|
|An Overview||p. 41|
|The Franchise||p. 49|
|The Legend||p. 59|
|The Player||p. 69|
|The Badass||p. 79|
|The Future||p. 89|
|Steady Eddie||p. 99|
|The Noodler||p. 109|
|The Doer||p. 117|
|The Whistler||p. 127|
|The ADHD Butterfly||p. 137|
|Needy Ned||p. 147|
|Mister Inappropriate (Yes, It's Almost Always 'Mister')||p. 157|
|The Slacker||p. 167|
|Trading Block Candidates|
|The Burnout||p. 177|
|The Retread||p. 187|
|The Asshole||p. 197|
|The Teams||p. 205|
|An Overview||p. 207|
|The Dream Team||p. 213|
|All Thumbs||p. 225|
|Wounded Veterans||p. 231|
|The Rookies||p. 237|
|Getting the Call||p. 243|
|Your First 30 Days as a Manager||p. 245|
|About the Authors||p. 254|
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Number Of Pages: 255
Published: 3rd May 2011
Publisher: BenBella Books
Dimensions (cm): 23.1 x 16.5 x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.318