The Boss's Survival Guide: Workplace 911 for the Toughest Problems Today's Managers Face

The Boss's Survival Guide: Workplace 911 for the Toughest Problems Today's Managers Face

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by Bob Rosner, Allan Halcrow
     
 

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The bestselling guide to motivating and managing every employee—updated for the new world of business!

As a supervisor in today’s highly competitive world, you must not only get more out of each employee—
you must also prove your department’s strategic impact on the organization. This popular, highly practical guide helps you

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The bestselling guide to motivating and managing every employee—updated for the new world of business!

As a supervisor in today’s highly competitive world, you must not only get more out of each employee—
you must also prove your department’s strategic impact on the organization. This popular, highly practical guide helps you make your department shine. The Boss’s Survival Guide, Second Edition, has been updated to help you manage today’s hot-button issues, such as:

  • Hiring and retaining the best talent
  • Handling layoffs and terminations
  • Using social networks such as LinkedIn and Facebook
  • Managing time and dealing with stress
  • Keeping up with the latest changes in employment law
  • Maintaining your own marketability and managing your career

Praise for the first edition of The Boss’s Survival Guide

“WOW!!!”
—Tom Peters, author of In Search of Excellence

“This book has everything you’ll ever need to know about being an effective boss but don’t have time to learn.”

—Ken Blanchard, Ph.D., coauthor of The One-Minute Manager, Raving Fans, and Gung Ho

“At last, a definitive guide for bosses on the hiring, care, and feeding of employees.”

—Richard N. Bolles, author of What Color Is Your Parachute?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071668088
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date:
12/16/2009
Pages:
448
Sales rank:
740,881
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

Bob Rosner is a bestselling author and an award-winning journalist with 25 years’ experience consulting with Fortune 500 companies. He runs the Workplace 911 Web site and consultancy.

Allan Halcrow is a consultant and the former editor-in-chief of Workforce magazine.

For more information visit www.workplace911.org.

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The Boss's Survival Guide: Workplace 911 for the Toughest Problems Today's Managers Face 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When the going gets tough, the tough should reach for the "Boss's Survival Guide"! No question managing your employees is a lot easier in strong economic times than leading through difficult times. Growth periods don't test your intestinal fortitude the way large (or even small) scale problems do, nor do they determine if your managers will stay on track in the heat of battle. Where should managers turn for guidance? Well my recommendation is this book! Whether you want to understand ways to motivate and keep your employees engaged after a brutal layoff, or how to handle the brutal layoff (and keep the company compliant with the ever changing employment laws), or recognizing and dealing with the internal stress (yours and your employees) of working in an ever changing landscape, then let this book be your source for deeper understanding of these topics and many more. Extremely thorough and insightful, this book should be required reading for all mid level and senior managers operating in today's business world.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
For over 20 yrs Bob Rosner has focused on organizational issues that affect managers and workers. His ability to incorporate everyday experiences to the workplace are unique and have a solid foundation on empirical research combined with down to earth and real situations. We need more thoughtful workplace experts that are able to create positive chemistry in very difficult times..
TessTR More than 1 year ago
As a manager, I am always looking to hone my skills and create an environment for my employees in which they will excel. Rosner's book is an informative go-to tool on my bookshelf that gives me the insight and the enthusiasm to make my team the best. Every manager should have it.
S_Costello More than 1 year ago
A fresh new approach. This book will motivate you, as well as give you tools to motivate, inspire and empower your employees to be the best they can be. The authors have a keen understanding of human nature and the sensitive forces that tug at and catalyze workplaces today. A must read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Bossgirl More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. It was recommended to me by a colleague. It's a fun and easy read but don't let that fool you. The advice in this book is sound and practical for the new and seasoned manager alike. I'm keeping a copy in my office to use as a reference guide when I run into those management situations I'd rather manage than react to. Thanks Bob Rosner!
LMasteller More than 1 year ago
How refreshing to find such a valuable resource which is thought provoking, entertaining, and yet provides timely, relevant, practical guidance to assist with the difficult issues we all face in the workplace. This is a must read for anyone who is serious about dealing with the challenges of leadership and workplace issues.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What I like most about this book is that it weaves through the weightiest workplace conundrums with a light, but thorough, hand. Relevant references to not only the workplace literature, but also movies and popular culture, help the reader gain perspective on how to address the most important issues. A smart company would give this book to everyone first hired in at or promoted to the managerial level
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I can't tell you how many times I've fallen asleep trying to read business books. Rosner and Halcrow actually make this a fun read. There is even a part of each chapter called "Stay out of Jail." Very helpful stuff in an easy to digest format.