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The Rules of Management

The Rules of Management

  • Richard Templar
  • Author: Richard Templar
    • ISBN:9789352862368
    • 10 Digit ISBN:9352862368
    • Price:Rs. 399.00
    • Pages:272
    • Imprint:Pearson Education
    • Binding:Paperback
    • Status:Available

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    Some people find management so easy. They appear to be natural leaders, painlessly negotiating the system, the politics, the people, and the targets. Is there something they know that the rest of us don't? Is it something we can all learn? The answer is a resounding yes. They know the Rules of management.

    These Rules are the guiding principles that show you how to inspire your team in a way that gets results. They will help you say the right thing, do the right thing, and know instinctively how to handle every situation.

    In this new edition of the international bestseller, Richard Templar has added 10 new Rules to help you make management even easier and your success greater. And when you are headhunted or promoted (again), nobody will be surprised. Least of all you.

    Table of Content

    Managing your team
    1 Get them emotionally involved
    2 Know what a team is and how it works
    3 Set realistic targets - no, really realistic
    4 Hold effective meetings . . .
    5 . . . No, really effective
    6 Make meetings fun
    7 Make your team better than you
    8 Know your own importance
    9 Set your boundaries
    10 Be ready to prune
    11 Offload as much as you can - or dare
    12 Let them make mistakes
    13 Accept their limitations
    14 Encourage people
    15 Be very, very good at finding the right people
    16 Hire raw talent
    17 Take the rap
    18 Give credit to the team when it deserves it
    19 Get the best resources for your team
    20 Celebrate
    21 Keep track of everything you do and say
    22 Be sensitive to friction
    23 Create a good atmosphere
    24 Inspire loyalty and team spirit
    25 Have and show trust in your staff
    26 Respect individual differences
    27 Listen to ideas from others
    28 Adapt your style to each team member
    29 Let them think they know more than you (even if they don't)
    30 Don't always have to have the last word
    31 Understand the roles of others
    32 Ensure people know exactly what is expected of them
    33 Have clear expectations
    34 Use positive reinforcement motivation
    35 Don't try justifying stupid systems
    36 Be ready to say yes
    37 Train them to bring you solutions, not problems
    Managing yourself
    38 Work hard
    39 Set the standard
    40 Enjoy yourself
    41 Don't let it get to you
    42 Know what you are supposed to be doing
    43 Know what you are actually doing
    44 Value your time
    45 Be proactive, not reactive
    46 Be consistent
    47 Set realistic targets for yourself - no, really realistic
    48 Have a game plan, but keep it secret
    49 Get rid of superfluous rules
    50 Learn from your mistakes
    51 Be ready to unlearn - what works, changes
    52 Cut the crap - prioritize
    53 Cultivate those in the know
    54 Know when to kick the door shut
    55 Fill your time productively and profitably
    56 Have a Plan B and a Plan C
    57 Capitalize on chance - be lucky, but never admit it
    58 Recognize when you're stressed
    59 Manage your health
    60 Be prepared for the pain and pleasure
    61 Face the future
    62 Head up, not head down
    63 See the wood and the trees
    64 Know when to let go
    65 Be decisive, even if it means being wrong sometimes
    66 Adopt minimalism as a management style
    67 Visualize your blue plaque
    68 Have principles and stick to them
    69 Follow your intuition
    70 Be creative
    71 Don't stagnate
    72 Be flexible and ready to move on
    73 Remember the object of the exercise
    74 Remember that none of us has to be here
    75 Go home
    76 Keep learning - especially from the opposition
    77 Be passionate and bold
    78 Plan for the worst, but hope for the best
    79 Let the company see you are on its side
    80 Don't bad-mouth your boss
    81 Don't bad-mouth your team
    82 Accept that some things bosses tell you to do will be wrong
    83 Accept that bosses are as scared as you are at times
    84 Avoid straitjacket thinking
    85 Act and talk as if one of them
    86 If in doubt, ask questions
    87 Show you understand the viewpoint of underlings and overlings
    88 Add value
    89 Don't back down - be prepared to stand your ground
    90 Don't play politics
    91 Don't slag off other managers
    92 Share what you know
    93 Don't intimidate
    94 Be above interdepartmental warfare
    95 Show that you'll fight to the death for your team
    96 Aim for respect rather than being liked
    97 Do one or two things well and avoid the rest
    98 Seek feedback on your performance
    99 Maintain good relationships and friendships
    100 Build respect - both ways - between you and your customers
    101 Go the extra mile for your customers
    102 Be aware of your responsibilities
    103 Be straight at all times and speak the truth
    104 Don't cut corners - you'll get found out
    105 Find the right sounding board
    106 Be in command and take charge
    107 Be a diplomat for the company

    Salient Features

    The Rules for entrepreneurs 
    1 Don't borrow money
    2 Find a balance
    3 Plan for the worst
    4 Have a mission
    5 Be brutally honest
    6 Get all the help you can
    7 Set up a strong culture
    8 Don't say yes to everything
    9 Stick by your decisions
    10 Your time is everyone's time