The strength of any organization is determined by the quality of its managers. What they do and how they do it is the key determinant of corporate success. Want to become invaluable to your company? Boost your managerial skills.
The good news is that great managers are made...not born. When you discover what the most successful managers know, you will unlock the secrets to turning even ordinary employees into extraordinary performers. Now with this handy little book, success expert Brian Tracy reveals how anyone can easily:
Set performance standards Delegate productively Define key result areas Concentrate attention and resources on high-payoff activities and eliminate distractions Hire and fire effectively Build a staff of peak performers Hold meetings that work Foster team spirit Communicate with clarity Negotiate successfully Remove obstacles to performance Set the right example Make good decisions quickly And more
Filled with practical, proven techniques and tools, this essential guide shows you how to bring out the best in your people--and hit new heights in your own career.
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Contents Introduction 1 1 The Key Questions for Managerial Effectiveness 5 2 Focus on Key Result Areas 7 3 Set Standards of Performance 13 4 Concentrate Your Powers 18 5 The Vital Functions of Management 22 6 Management by Objectives 28 7 Management by Exception 32 8 Delegate Effectively 34 9 Build Peak Performers 39 10 Achieve Managerial Leverage 44 11 Hire the Right People 49 12 Fire the Incompetents 54 13 Hold Effective Meetings 59 14 Build Team Spirit 64 15 Make Good Decisions 70 16 Remove Obstacles to Performance 74 17 Become a Role Model 78 18 Brainstorm for Solutions 81 19 Negotiate Like a Professional 85 20 Communicate with Clarity 90 21 Achieve Personal Excellence 95 Conclusion 98 Index 101 About the Author 105