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Management Rules: 50 New Rules for Managers by Jo Owen

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CHAPTER 22

STYLES OF MANAGEMENT: THE THEORY

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Management is about making things happen through other people. The challenging piece of that equation is “other people”, because other people are not like you – which may or may not be a good thing. And you cannot understand your own style until you understand how it affects other people. There is no right or wrong: there is only what works and what does not.

“Other people” not only have different priorities and perspectives, they also have different ways of thinking and different ways of working. Our first experience of this is when we acquire our first boss and find we have to adapt to their odd ways ...

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