The Dream Manager

The Dream Manager

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by Matthew Kelly, David Slavin
     
 

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A business parable about how companies can achieve remarkable results by helping their employees fulfill their dreams

Managing people is difficult. With disengagement and turnover on the rise, many managers are scratching their heads wondering what to do. It's not that we dont dream of being great managers, it's just that we havent found a practical and efficient

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A business parable about how companies can achieve remarkable results by helping their employees fulfill their dreams

Managing people is difficult. With disengagement and turnover on the rise, many managers are scratching their heads wondering what to do. It's not that we dont dream of being great managers, it's just that we havent found a practical and efficient way to do it. Until now . . .

The fictional company in this remarkable book is grappling with real problems of high turnover and low morale -- so the managers begin to investigate what really drives the employees. What they discover is that the key to motivation isnt necessarily the promise of a bigger paycheck or title, but rather the fulfillment of crucial personal dreams. They also learned that people at every level need to be offered specific kinds of help and encouragement -- or our dreams will forever remain just dreams as we grow dissatisfied with our lives and jobs.

Beginning with his important thought that a company can only become the-best-version-of-itself to the extent that its employees are becoming better-versions-of-themselves, Matthew Kelly explores the connection between the dreams we are chasing personally and the way we all engage at work. Tackling head-on the growing problem of employee disengagement, Kelly explores the dynamic collaboration that is unleashed when people work together to achieve company objectives and personal dreams.

The power of The Dream Manager is that simply becoming aware of the concept will change the way you manage and relate to people instantly and forever. What's your dream?

Editorial Reviews

Worker morale is low and worsening; turnover is through the roof; and your middle-level managers lack commitment. What can you do? According to motivation master Matthew Kelly, the key to becoming a dream manager is to help your workers follow their dreams. In this persuasive book, based on a true story, he uses a simple business parable to demonstrate how thinking about the big picture can sharpen the focus in your workplace. Improving attitude, one human being at a time.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781401388447
Publisher:
Hachette Audio
Publication date:
08/21/2007
Edition description:
Unabridged
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
1.00(w) x 1.00(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

What People are saying about this

Robert A. McDonald
"The Dream Manager emphasizes that a key and critical role of leadership is the ability to recognize the dreams of those that we lead and inspire them to achieve those visions . . . I believe Matthew Kelly's new book will be an important contribution to the literature of leadership."--(Robert A. McDonald, Chief Operating Officer, Procter & Gamble)
Patrick Lencioni
"The Dream Manager will forever change how companies think about their employees, and how managers define what it means to do their job."--(Patrick Lencioni, author of The Five Dysfunctions of a Team)

Meet the Author

Matthew Kelly is the author of several inspirational books on love, happiness and the keys to personal success, including the New York Times bestseller The Rhythm of Life and The Seven Levels of Intimacy. His most recent novel, Perfectly Yourself, teaches readers to be themselves while striving to reach their full potential. Kelly's books have appeared on numerous bestseller lists, including The New York Times, USA Today and The Wall Street Journal, and his world speaking tours are widely attended. He is president of Chicago-Based Beresford Consulting, and the founder of The Matthew Kelly Foundation, which helps young people find direction and meaning in life. He lives in Cincinnati area.

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The Dream Manager 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
In the business world, not only is money not the major motivator in performance, but money is often limited. Helping an employee reach a dream, regardless of its scope, will breed unimaginable loyalty. Managers, supervisors, presidents and business owners cannot afford to not read this book. A manager can implement this plan even if the entire organization is not involved.
GinMint More than 1 year ago
The Dream Manager gave me a new perspective on leading my team more effectively because I now think of each person more personally, how their job is just a means to the end of what they are dreaming about personally. I have given this book to several CEO's of larger companies in hopes that they will rethink their corporate culture to become more employee focused.
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