This review was submitted by mauzenne.
We love data, and Gallup had a pile of it in developing the key insight here: great managers find people with the right skills for a job, and then focus on enhancing and rewarding what's already there. They DON'T try to teach everything to everybody. Unlike In Search of Excellence, they didn't fake this data. Gives detailed guidance, so we REALLY like it.
FBATR - Useful book
I hand this one out to my managers. It is a good book and extremely easy to break down and explain. The data compiled is impressive and the message is intuitive to me. I think it's an important read....or re-read.
I've just got it
I've just got a copy of this one. It looks great even just after the first chapter. I'll let you know how the rest of the book goes!
James Gardner, Sales Manager, Component Force Ltd.
Never grow tired of the message...
One of the best. The message, people don't change much. Know that when hiring and managing. Also, reinforces that people leave or stay because of their manager.
Encouraging & Challenging Book
This book puts managers front and center. It establishes a direct connection between company productivity and profitability and the quality of the local manager. As we hear regularly on the podcasts, this book documents that relationships matter. I'm giving this book to my managers, and we will have several lunch and learn sessions to discuss it.