Stephen P. Robbins: The Truth About Managing PeopleAnd Nothing But the Truth

One particular uote that absolutely blew me awayWhat percentage of rank and file workers actually desire higher order need satisfactions and will respond positively to challenging jobs No current data is available but a study from the 1970s stimated the figure at about 15 percentRobbins Stephen P 2007 09 20 Truth About Managing People The 2nd Edition p 166 Pearson Education US Kindle Edition If you are a manager you are likely part of that 15% so don t treat your role lightly Embrace the challenge and learn how to hire motivate and work with your Dangerous to Touch employees for the greatest outcome for your companyorganization Sometime we need a buddy to tell you how things are done in the business world I think this book serves such goal Simple Direct Entertaining Enjoy your read Just pithy and anecdotal little chapters Some good truths and observations in there for sure but I didn t find much of it new or helpful Concise and very well sorted book on organizational behaviour Its not as bad as I thought Does gives some good insight and ideas about how to manage and lead Though not a fast read unless you can trek through stuff that doesn t grip you This book is interesting because it provides ways to handle different situations in management I see it as a guidebook that you could pull out an glance at when needed Lastly I liked the format in which the information is presented in truths short references on single issues that do not really correlate withach otherso they can be read separately and non seuentially depending upon which issue you are currently interested in or Once Upon a Seduction (Its All About Attitude experiencing yourselfsome of them are new for me but some are kind of obvious though This is a very insightful book organized as tips in different categories The titles I related most based on myxperience as both an Rodeo Daughter employee and a manager were 1 The Truth about Hiring Forget traits its behavior that counts When in doubt hire conscientious people2 The Truth about Motivation Tellingmployees to do their best isn t likely to achieve their best Not My Guilty Pleasure (Harlequin Blaze everyon. Have dominated the business shelves in recent years and shows what management researchers know actually works or doesn't work when it comes to managing people Drawing on the author's 30 years of research and textbook writingxperience Robbins has distilled the results of thousands of research studies on human behavior into over 60 proven truths that can transform how you manage.

Stephen P Robbins lays it all out in this latest version of his book The Truth About Managing People He provides a blueprint for management that if followed can pull you out of many a bind From tips on how to spot the right candidates at time of hire to advice on how to connect with those you already manage his truths are sometimes common sense and sometimes a new way to approach an old problem They all add up to a very comprehensive look at the challenges you face when managing people and a guide to overcoming those challengesI have been supervising people for a few years now and aspire to management and found the information presented in this book to be useful both for my current position and for my future goals I like the way the content is organized and it flows well as you move from one topic to the next There are plenty of real world Fatal Secrets (Protecting the Witnesses examples fed to the reader throughout the text which make itasy to see how these principles can be applied or what the results are when they are not The A Wanted Man (Silhouette Intimate Moments, ending could be improved on as I felt it was just one truth rather than a true summary of the book as a whole I can see myself referring back to this book in the future I have supervised people in some capacity in my professional life for about 7 years now Early on when I was put into a role that involved supervising 2 3 people I learned that managing people can be challenging Over the years as that number has grown I have learned that one size does not fit all when it comes to working with a variety of different personalities and skill sets This book is a great resource for any manager whether brand new or a veteran Robbins discussesvery aspect of management from the initial interview what type of person to look for and hire to motivating workers team building communication how organizations deal with change My Spy (Mission: Impassioned, etc I learned new things about myself and about people in general that will help me in my role as a supervisor I took notes furiously as I was reading and there are many great uotes I could share but I want to share. This isn't just someone's opinionIt's the first definitivevidence based guide to Until You Loved Me (Silver Springs, effective management In The Truth About Managing Peopleand Nothing but the Truth Robbins delivers principles you can rely on throughout yourntire management career regardless of your organization role or title This is a management book that cuts through the soft opinion and conjecture books that.

E wants to participate in setting their goals When giving feedback criticize behaviour not people You get what you reward It s all relative3 The Truth about Communication Choose the right communication channel Men and women do communicate differently4 The Truth about Building Teams One bad apple spoils the barrel5 The Truth about Performance Evaluation Don t blame me The role of self serving bias6 In final thoughts People aren t completely rational don t ignore The Baby Album emotions Employee turnover can be a good thing Especially the part thatxplained men and women do communicate differently was Secret Agent Minister and Deadly Texas Rose enlightening for me and clued me in why certain things happen that way The book says men talk tomphasize status while women talk to create connection Women tend to be less boastful than men which might be misinterpreted as being less confident and competent than they really are Women apologize but this is not a sign of weakness They do not do it to accept the blame they do it to level with the person because it is a sign of understanding and caring rather than an apology Although I lived through these Why Not Tonight (Happily Inc., experiences when put so bluntlythings started to make sense I recommend to his book to all people that see themselves as managers I think it contains a Aha I never thought of it this way moment for all Downloaded on a lark because it was free I actually found this book useful and interestingven though I am not yet a manager Suddenly I was justified in Her First Mother (Conveniently Wed, every complaint I vever had about a boss and now I know that the things I was asking for and not getting were not uniue to me but rather things Welcome Home, Cowboy (Wed In The West, everymployee needs It s given me confidence to speak up for the resources I m lacking and I m able to frame it in a way that makes it less about me and about best practices I also found some tips that have helped me tweak my communication style and the best way to give and accept constructive criticism Very useful and a nice simple uick read for anyone interested in going into management or improving their own productivity and performanc. People and the results that are achieved The author provides guidance to you organized around key human behavior related problem areas that managers face hiring motivation leadership communication team building conflict management job design Snowbound Bride (Harlequin Men in Uniform Miniseries) evaluating performance and coping with change along with guidance to help you apply the information and improve your managerialffectivenes.

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