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The Rules Of Management: A Definitive Code for Managerial Success, Expanded Edition

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The Rules of Management:  They're surprisingly easy to learn and live by. Now, author Richard Templar has brought them all together in one place: the quick, irreverent The Rules of Management: A Definitive Code for Managerial Success. Templar covers everything from setting realistic targets to holding effective meetings; finding the right people to inspiring loyalty. Learn when and how to let your employees think they know more than you (even if they don't)--and recognize when they really do! Discover how to adapt your management style to each team member, create your own game plan for success, cope with stress, stay healthy, and take charge, as if you were born to manage! The first edition of The Rules of Management became a global phenomenon, topping bestseller charts around the word. This new, even better edition contains 10 brand-new rules to take you further, faster.

Table of Contents

  1. Title Page
  2. Copyright Page
  3. Contents
  4. Introduction
  5. Part I. Managing Your Team
    1. Chapter 1. Get Them Emotionally Involved
    2. Chapter 2. Know What a Team Is and How It Works
    3. Chapter 3. Set Realistic Targets—No, Really Realistic
    4. Chapter 4. Hold Effective Meetings...
    5. Chapter 5. ...No, Really Effective
    6. Chapter 6. Make Meetings Fun
    7. Chapter 7. Make Your Team Better Than You
    8. Chapter 8. Know Your Own Importance
    9. Chapter 9. Set Your Boundaries
    10. Chapter 10. Be Ready to Prune
    11. Chapter 11. Offload as Much as You Can—or Dare
    12. Chapter 12. Let Them Make Mistakes
    13. Chapter 13. Accept Their Limitations
    14. Chapter 14. Encourage People
    15. Chapter 15. Be Very, Very Good at Finding the Right People
    16. Chapter 16. Hire Raw Talent
    17. Chapter 17. Take the Rap
    18. Chapter 18. Give Credit to the Team When It Deserves It
    19. Chapter 19. Get the Best Resources for Your Team
    20. Chapter 20. Celebrate
    21. Chapter 21. Keep Track of Everything You Do and Say
    22. Chapter 22. Be Sensitive to Friction
    23. Chapter 23. Create a Good Atmosphere
    24. Chapter 24. Inspire Loyalty and Team Spirit
    25. Chapter 25. Have and Show Trust in Your Staff
    26. Chapter 26. Respect Individual Differences
    27. Chapter 27. Listen to Ideas from Others
    28. Chapter 28. Adapt Your Style to Each Team Member
    29. Chapter 29. Let Them Think They Know More Than You (Even if They Don’t)
    30. Chapter 30. Don’t Always Have to Have the Last Word
    31. Chapter 31. Understand the Roles of Others
    32. Chapter 32. Ensure People Know Exactly What Is Expected of Them
    33. Chapter 33. Have Clear Expectations
    34. Chapter 34. Use Positive Reinforcement Motivation
    35. Chapter 35. Don’t Try Justifying Stupid Systems
    36. Chapter 36. Be Ready to Say Yes
    37. Chapter 37. Train Them to Bring You Solutions, Not Problems
  6. Part II. Managing Yourself
    1. Chapter 38. Work Hard
    2. Chapter 39. Set the Standard
    3. Chapter 40. Enjoy Yourself
    4. Chapter 41. Don’t Let It Get to You
    5. Chapter 42. Know What You Are Supposed to Be Doing
    6. Chapter 43. Know What You Are Actually Doing
    7. Chapter 44. Value Your Time
    8. Chapter 45. Be Proactive, Not Reactive
    9. Chapter 46. Be Consistent
    10. Chapter 47. Set Realistic Targets for Yourself—No, Really Realistic
    11. Chapter 48. Have a Game Plan, but Keep It Secret
    12. Chapter 49. Get Rid of Superfluous Rules
    13. Chapter 50. Learn from Your Mistakes
    14. Chapter 51. Be Ready to Unlearn—What Works, Changes
    15. Chapter 52. Cut the Crap—Prioritize
    16. Chapter 53. Cultivate Those in the Know
    17. Chapter 54. Know When to Kick the Door Shut
    18. Chapter 55. Fill Your Time Productively and Profitably
    19. Chapter 56. Have a Plan B and a Plan C
    20. Chapter 57. Capitalize on Chance—Be Lucky, but Never Admit It
    21. Chapter 58. Recognize When You’re Stressed
    22. Chapter 59. Manage Your Health
    23. Chapter 60. Be Prepared for the Pain and Pleasure
    24. Chapter 61. Face the Future
    25. Chapter 62. Head Up, Not Head Down
    26. Chapter 63. See the Forest and the Trees
    27. Chapter 64. Know When to Let Go
    28. Chapter 65. Be Decisive, Even if It Means Being Wrong Sometimes
    29. Chapter 66. Adopt Minimalism as a Management Style
    30. Chapter 67. Visualize Your Plaque
    31. Chapter 68. Have Principles and Stick to Them
    32. Chapter 69. Follow Your Intuition
    33. Chapter 70. Be Creative
    34. Chapter 71. Don’t Stagnate
    35. Chapter 72. Be Flexible and Ready to Move On
    36. Chapter 73. Remember the Object of the Exercise
    37. Chapter 74. Remember That None of Us Has to Be Here
    38. Chapter 75. Go Home
    39. Chapter 76. Keep Learning—Especially from the Opposition
    40. Chapter 77. Be Passionate and Bold
    41. Chapter 78. Plan for the Worst, but Hope for the Best
    42. Chapter 79. Let the Company See You Are on Its Side
    43. Chapter 80. Don’t Bad-Mouth Your Boss
    44. Chapter 81. Don’t Bad-Mouth Your Team
    45. Chapter 82. Accept that Some Things Bosses Tell You to Do Will Be Wrong
    46. Chapter 83. Accept That Bosses Are as Scared as You Are at Times
    47. Chapter 84. Avoid Straitjacket Thinking
    48. Chapter 85. Act and Talk as if One of Them
    49. Chapter 86. If in Doubt, Ask Questions
    50. Chapter 87. Show You Understand the Viewpoint of Underlings and Overlings
    51. Chapter 88. Add Value
    52. Chapter 89. Don’t Back Down—Be Prepared to Stand Your Ground
    53. Chapter 90. Don’t Play Politics
    54. Chapter 91. Don’t Criticize Other Managers
    55. Chapter 92. Share What You Know
    56. Chapter 93. Don’t Intimidate
    57. Chapter 94. Be Above Interdepartmental Warfare
    58. Chapter 95. Show That You’ll Fight to the Death for Your Team
    59. Chapter 96. Aim for Respect Rather Than Being Liked
    60. Chapter 97. Do One or Two Things Well and Avoid the Rest
    61. Chapter 98. Seek Feedback on Your Performance
    62. Chapter 99. Maintain Good Relationships and Friendships
    63. Chapter 100. Build Respect—Both Ways—Between You and Your Customers
    64. Chapter 101. Go the Extra Mile for Your Customers
    65. Chapter 102. Be Aware of Your Responsibilities
    66. Chapter 103. Be Straight at All Times and Speak the Truth
    67. Chapter 104. Don’t Cut Corners—You’ll Get Discovered
    68. Chapter 105. Find the Right Sounding Board
    69. Chapter 106. Be in Command and Take Charge
    70. Chapter 107. Be a Diplomat for the Company
  7. End Game