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Would They Call You Their Best Boss Ever?: Practical Tips and Insights for the Successful Manager
Would They Call You Their Best Boss Ever Practical Tips and Insights for the Successful Manager Author:Ian Cook Lead Your People to the Results You Want — Who is the best boss you have ever worked for? What was it like working for this individual compared to, say, one of your less competent managers? You most likely did some of your best work, exceeded expectations, and felt that your work really mattered. — The 132 short articles inside this book contai... more »n practical tips, techniques, and approaches for being the best boss ever, the kind who generates consistently high performance and solid results.
Praise for Ian?s book
?Ian has done the hard work for the busy manager. He has assembled pragmatic lessons about becoming a more effective leader that are easy both to absorb and to apply.?
? Richard Raines, President, Carfax, Inc.
?This book will provoke your thinking about how to draw the best from your people. The topics Ian covers are ones that I have found to be critical in my own growth as a leader.?
? Kevin Fiori, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Sunkist Growers Inc.
?The beauty of this book is that you can digest valuable leadership lessons in small chunks. Open any page and you will find a useful piece of information, a thought provoking point, or a practical approach that you can apply in your role as a manager. These also serve as great discussion starters when meeting with a management or supervisory team.
The tips and ideas that Ian has assembled here transcend borders and cultures; they speak to managers across the globe in developed as well as developing economies.?
?Hugh Riley, Secretary General & CEO, Caribbean Tourism Organization
?The talents one must develop to be a ?best boss ever,? so ably laid out by Ian Cook, are also what volunteer community leaders need to make a difference where they live. Over and over I have seen these very skills and approaches demonstrated by the most effective individuals who go through our programs and make a difference in the regions and communities they serve.?
? Susan Horne, President & CEO, LEAD VIRGINIA
?Are you the Best Boss? You can be. Pick up Ian Cook?s latest book and open it to any page. You will find a thoughtful insight or an easy to implement technique on every page. Ian has done the legwork for you. His suggestions are based on solid research and best practices. He helps you translate the most recent research into practical tips and techniques to improve your results as the ?boss.? He provides solutions and sound advice in areas such as how to engage and motivate your employees, effective ways to improve performance, and suggestions for leading teams for better results.
Throughout the book you will find references to management expertise requirements, interlaced with the guidance for how to make it work for you. And when you close the book you realize that Ian?s personalized style stays with you. You?ll think about the best practices. You?ll implement the technique. And you?ll be well on your way to being the Best Boss.?
?Elaine Biech, ebb associates inc, author, The Business of Consulting, editor, The ASTD Leadership Handbook
?More than searching for what?s new in leadership we need to better understand and apply what works. Ian?s done a masterful job of providing his practical coaching and leadership development experience in an easily digested format ready for application. This highly readable selection of timeless leadership principles brings us to the heart and skills of how to be the best boss they ever had!?
?Jim Clemmer, Practical Leadership author, speaker, and workshop/retreat leader, The Clemmer Group« less