(Great) Employees Only: How Gifted Bosses Hire and De-Hire Their Way to Success

(Great) Employees Only: How Gifted Bosses Hire and De-Hire Their Way to Success

by Dale Dauten
     
 

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"Let's say we have two managers who, on the same day, take over identical teams. Both are bright and eager to excel. One has read all the management books on motivation; the other has just this book to go by. Within six months, the first manager will have increased productivity by ten, maybe twenty percent. The

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From (Great) Employees Only:

"Let's say we have two managers who, on the same day, take over identical teams. Both are bright and eager to excel. One has read all the management books on motivation; the other has just this book to go by. Within six months, the first manager will have increased productivity by ten, maybe twenty percent. The second boss, using the GEO system (that's Great Employees Only), will have increased productivity by over 100 percent, while putting in one-third fewer hours at the office. Along the way, our second manager will have encountered less resistance, and will have made more friends, learned more, and had much more fun."

With lively language and entertaining stories, (Great) Employees Only reveals how gifted bosses hire, de-hire, and inspire, and shows you how to emulate their tactics to achieve stunning success. You'll get an insider's look at forty-eight insights developed from author Dale Dauten's research into America's most effective leaders, including what it takes to:

  • Master the art of contrarian thinking
  • Tap into the "underground" talent market
  • Transform employees into lifelong allies
  • Replace the act of "firing" with the graceful art of "de-hiring"
  • Establish a culture that hires and de-hires for you
  • Create the set-up-to-be-a-hero syndrome
  • Enjoy the benefits of effortless leadership

This guide will show you how to do staffing right, letting you minimize your day-to-day managing and focus on the big issues of business. When you promote your best and get rid of the rest, great people will not only want to work for you, they'll feel appreciated, valued, and motivated. The title says it all—the secret to success is (Great) Employees Only.

Praise for (Great) Employees Only

"Dauten's work clearly soars ahead of his time. He is the Obi-Wan Kenobi of business consultants."
—Steve Chandler, author of The Story of You

"While Dale's writing will keep you up late reading, his book is like a great night's sleep—leaving you refreshed, renewed, and eager to try something new."
—Bill McLaughlin, President and CEO, Select Comfort (creator of the Sleep Number® bed)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470007884
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
09/29/2006
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Dale Dauten writes two nationally syndicated weekly columns that appear in more than one hundred newspapers. He began his career as a consultant before heading his own marketing research firm, whose clients include McDonald's, Procter & Gamble, and 3M, among others. Most recently, as the founder of The Innovator's Lab, he has worked with such companies as Georgia-Pacific, General Dynamics, Caterpillar, and NASA. He is also the author of The Gifted Boss.

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