50 Cautionary Tales for Managers: An Entertaining Collection by Dr Peter Honey PDF

By Dr Peter Honey

ISBN-10: 1845281098

ISBN-13: 9781845281090

Coping with is a deadly enterprise: tips on how to 'let cross' but remain in contact, easy methods to stability non permanent strategies with longer-term method, tips on how to inspire humans to do extra with much less, find out how to 'walk the controversy' should you do not feel love it, how concurrently to be an inspirational chief and an efficient supervisor - the dilemmas are unending. Peter Honey has spent greater than 35 years advising managers, from a large cross-section of capabilities and organizations, and attracts on his reports during this unique, insightful publication. the full of administration lifestyles is published in 50 brief tales, a few unhappy, a few humorous - all in accordance with actual managers and genuine occasions. you can find control-freaks, autocrats, egotists, bullies, perfectionists, ditherers and eccentrics in addition to a number of managers easily striving to do their top in tough situations. Peter Honey bravely bargains each one unsuitable supervisor sensible recommendation in a bid to enhance their functionality and make lifestyles extra tolerable for his or her colleagues. the result's a practical, enticing and eventually potent ebook from which any supervisor, at no matter what point, can study greatly.

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2. Also, assume that the members of the maintenance team are keen and competent (if they are not, you'd better establish what needs to be done to bring them up to scratch). 3. Tell all your supervisors and managers that you trust the maintenance team to do their stuff and that, when the line 14 STORIES ABOUT DIRECTORS AND SENIOR MANAGERS stops, you no longer want to see managers congregating at the scene. 4. The next time the line stops, stay in your office until it has started again. Then, and only then, pay a visit to the maintenance team with the express purpose of congratulating them on a job well done.

He'd single them out one by one, summon them to his office, and tell them they were disgustingly fat and demand to know what they were going to do about it. He'd only let them go once he had reduced them to tears. Bare midriffs, regardless of whether you were fat or not, were very dangerous items to have on show if Bob was around. He'd look pointedly at the offending navel and shout, 'I know you were born. ' He enjoyed telling sexist jokes at inappropriate times in inappropriate company. One of his favourites was about a well-endowed woman who went to her doctor worried about a lump in her breast.

The next time the line stops, stay in your office until it has started again. Then, and only then, pay a visit to the maintenance team with the express purpose of congratulating them on a job well done. You might also enquire, casually, whether they had an audience! 5. If you are so twitchy that you find it impossible to stay put in your office, go outside for a brisk 15 minute walk, and then pay a visit to the maintenance team to express your pleasure. 6. A few days after the breakdown, hold a calm, analytical review meeting with the manager of the maintenance team to see what can be learned from the incident and whether there are preventative maintenance implications.

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