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Common Sense Management: Quick Wisdom for Good Managers
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Format: Paperback, 176pp.
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
Pub. Date: 2nd Edition April 28, 2009
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Item No: 9781580089838
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From The Publisher:
Experienced management leader Roger Fulton distills the wisdom from two previous books, Common Sense Leadership and Common Sense Supervision, into this streamlined volume of helpful advice for anyone new to a management position. With practical sections on winning respect, improving confidence, and preventing and handling problems, this inspirational book combines solid guidance with quotations from visionary experts throughout the ages, such as Confucius, Abraham Lincoln, and Walt Disney.
- A no-nonsense motivational book for supervisors and managers, featuring practical advice on getting the most from employees.
- Useful sections provide quick tips, such as "25 Common Mistakes Made by New Supervisors."
- There are approximately six million individuals in management occupations in the US.
Leaders know and understand their people. They treat them with dignity and respect.
The employer generally gets the employees he deserves.
—Sir Walter Gibley
The best leaders become cooler when the heat is turned up....Crisis is the true test of a person's leadership ability.
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
—Martin Luther King, Jr.
Leaders recognize good work as quickly as they recognize poor work.
The deepest principle of human nature is the craving to appreciated.
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About the Authors
Roger Fulton possesses more than 25 years of practical management and leadership experience in both public and private sectors. He has been operating his own management consulting firm since 1990. He lives in Glens Falls, New York.
Table of Contents
|Part One: Supervision|
|1||Your Introduction to Supervision||6|
|2||You and Your Organization||8|
|3||You as a Supervisor||16|
|6||What the Best Supervisors Do||44|
|7||Quick Wisdom: Supervision||52|
|Part Two: Management|
|8||Your Introduction to Management||56|
|9||Preventing and Handling Problems||58|
|10||Being a Good Administrator||67|
|12||What the Best Managers Do||82|
|13||Quick Wisdom: Management||92|
|Part Three: Leadership|
|14||Your Introduction to Leadership||96|
|15||Leaders Prepare By . . .||100|
|16||Leaders Are . . .||108|
|17||Leaders Understand . . .||121|
|18||Leaders Avoid . . .||136|
|19||Leaders Lead By . . .||152|
|20||Quick Wisdom: Leadership||168|
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