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First, Break all the Rules

What the World’s Greatest Managers Do Differently

By Marcus Buckingham and Curt Coffman
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First, Break all the Rules: What the World’s Greatest Managers Do Differently by Marcus Buckingham and Curt Coffman

First, Break all the Rules (1999) shows how great management differs from conventional approaches. The authors demonstrate how some commonly held notions about career and management are actually misleading. Based on interviews conducted with successful managers (research that the authors did for Gallup) the book introduces its readers to the key notions that great managers – those who get their employees to achieve performance excellence – use in their jobs.

  • Anyone who wants to understand what jobs they might be best suited to
  • Anyone who wants to better understand their manager’s staffing decisions
  • Unit leaders, managers, human resource professionals

Marcus Buckingham and Curt Coffman both have a background in business consulting and business research. At the time the book was published, they worked for the Gallup Organization, a global performance management consulting company. Both Buckingham and Coffman have started consulting and management training companies of their own, and have written other bestselling business books.

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