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Discover the simple, easy-to-follow rules that can supercharge your career, optimize your management effectiveness, and transform your life!

In three remarkable books, international best-selling author Richard Templar shares a complete, 100% practical ?code? for personal success in management, work, and life! The Rules of Management, Expanded Edition covers everything from setting realistic targets to holding effective meetings; finding the right people to inspiring loyalty. ...

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Overview

Discover the simple, easy-to-follow rules that can supercharge your career, optimize your management effectiveness, and transform your life!

In three remarkable books, international best-selling author Richard Templar shares a complete, 100% practical “code” for personal success in management, work, and life! The Rules of Management, Expanded Edition covers everything from setting realistic targets to holding effective meetings; finding the right people to inspiring loyalty. You’ll learn when and how to let your people think they know more than you (even if they don't) — and recognize when they really do. Next, in The Rules of Work, Expanded Edition, Templar reveals the “secrets” of people who seem naturally great at their job: those rare individuals who always seem to say and do the right thing, get raises, get promoted — without compromising their principles, or even seeming to break a sweat. Finally, in The Rules of Life, Expanded Edition, Templar uncovers yet another vital set of secrets: the learnable attitudes and easy-to-use techniques that make some people more contented, more fulfilled, more enthusiastic about life. These are the simple, common-sense, easy-to-follow rules that happy, successful people follow: the rules that can change your life!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780132931533
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • Publication date: 12/5/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 752
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Richard Templar’s Rules books have already helped 1.3 million people become happier, more successful, and more fulfilled. His books include The Rules of Love, The Rules of Parenting, The Rules of Life, The Rules of Work, The Rules of Management, and How to Get What You Want...Without Having to Ask.

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Table of Contents

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

Part I Managing Your Team 1

1 Get Them Emotionally Involved 4

2 Know What a Team Is and How It Works 6

3 Set Realistic Targets—No, Really Realistic 8

4 Hold Effective Meetings 10

5 …No, Really Effective 12

6 Make Meetings Fun 14

7 Make Your Team Better Than You 16

8 Know Your Own Importance 18

9 Set Your Boundaries 20

10 Be Ready to Prune 22

11 Offload as Much as You Can—or Dare 24

12 Let Them Make Mistakes 26

13 Accept Their Limitations 28

14 Encourage People 30

15 Be Very, Very Good at Finding the Right People 32

16 Hire Raw Talent 34

17 Take the Rap 36

18 Give Credit to the Team When It Deserves It 38

19 Get the Best Resources for Your Team 40

20 Celebrate 42

21 Keep Track of Everything You Do and Say 44

22 Be Sensitive to Friction 46

23 Create a Good Atmosphere 48

24 Inspire Loyalty and Team Spirit 50

25 Have and Show Trust in Your Staff 52

26 Respect Individual Differences 54

27 Listen to Ideas from Others 56

28 Adapt Your Style to Each Team Member 58

29 Let Them Think They Know More Than You (Even if They Don’t) 60

30 Don’t Always Have to Have the Last Word 62

31 Understand the Roles of Others 64

32 Ensure People Know Exactly What Is Expected of Them 66

33 Have Clear Expectations 68

34 Use Positive Reinforcement Motivation 70

35 Don’t Try Justifying Stupid Systems 72

36 Be Ready to Say Yes 74

37 Train Them to Bring You Solutions, Not Problems 76

Part II Managing Yourself 79

38 Work Hard 82

39 Set the Standard 84

40 Enjoy Yourself 86

41 Don’t Let It Get to You 88

42 Know What You Are Supposed to Be Doing 90

43 Know What You Are Actually Doing 92

44 Value Your Time 94

45 Be Proactive, Not Reactive 96

46 Be Consistent 98

47 Set Realistic Targets for Yourself—No, Really Realistic 100

48 Have a Game Plan, but Keep It Secret 102

49 Get Rid of Superfluous Rules 104

50 Learn from Your Mistakes 106

51 Be Ready to Unlearn—What Works, Changes 108

52 Cut the Crap—Prioritize 110

53 Cultivate Those in the Know 112

54 Know When to Kick the Door Shut 114

55 Fill Your Time Productively and Profitably 116

56 Have a Plan B and a Plan C 118

57 Capitalize on Chance—Be Lucky, but Never Admit It 120

58 Recognize When You’re Stressed 122

59 Manage Your Health 124

60 Be Prepared for the Pain and Pleasure 126

61 Face the Future 128

62 Head Up, Not Head Down 130

63 See the Forest and the Trees 132

64 Know When to Let Go 134

65 Be Decisive, Even if It Means Being Wrong Sometimes 136

66 Adopt Minimalism as a Management Style 138

67 Visualize Your Plaque 140

68 Have Principles and Stick to Them 142

69 Follow Your Intuition 144

70 Be Creative 146

71 Don’t Stagnate 148

72 Be Flexible and Ready to Move On 150

73 Remember the Object of the Exercise 152

74 Remember That None of Us Has to Be Here 154

75 Go Home 156

76 Keep Learning—Especially from the Opposition 158

77 Be Passionate and Bold 160

78 Plan for the Worst, but Hope for the Best 162

79 Let the Company See You Are on Its Side 164

80 Don’t Bad-Mouth Your Boss 166

81 Don’t Bad-Mouth Your Team 168

82 Accept that Some Things Bosses Tell You to Do Will Be Wrong 170

83 Accept That Bosses Are as Scared as You Are at Times 172

84 Avoid Straitjacket Thinking 174

85 Act and Talk as if One of Them 176

86 If in Doubt, Ask Questions 178

87 Show You Understand the Viewpoint of Underlings and Overlings 180

88 Add Value 182

89 Don’t Back Down—Be Prepared to Stand Your Ground 184

90 Don’t Play Politics 186

91 Don’t Criticize Other Managers 188

92 Share What You Know 190

93 Don’t Intimidate 192

94 Be Above Interdepartmental Warfare 194

95 Show That You’ll Fight to the Death for Your Team 196

96 Aim for Respect Rather Than Being Liked 198

97 Do One or Two Things Well and Avoid the Rest 200

98 Seek Feedback on Your Performance 202

99 Maintain Good Relationships and Friendships 204

100 Build Respect—Both Ways—Between You and Your Customers 206

101 Go the Extra Mile for Your Customers 208

102 Be Aware of Your Responsibilities 210

103 Be Straight at All Times and Speak the Truth 212

104 Don’t Cut Corners—You’ll Get Discovered 214

105 Find the Right Sounding Board 216

106 Be in Command and Take Charge 218

107 Be a Diplomat for the Company 220

End Game 222

The Rules of Work, Expanded Edition: A Definitive Code for Personal Success

Foreword viii

Introduction x

Part I Walk Your Talk 1

1 Get Your Work Noticed 4

2 Never Stand Still 6

3 Volunteer Carefully 8

4 Carve Out a Niche for Yourself 10

5 Under Promise and Over Deliver 12

6 Learn to Ask Why 14

7 Be 100 Percent Committed 16

8 Learn from Others’ Mistakes 18

9 Enjoy What You Are Doing 20

10 Develop the Right Attitude 22

11 Be Passionate But Don’t Kill Yourself 24

12 Manage Your Energy 26

13 Never Let Anyone Know How Hard You Work 28

14 Keep Your Home Life at Home 30

Part II Know That You’re Being Judged at All Times 33

15 Cultivate a Smile 36

16 No Limp Fish—Develop the Perfect Handshake 38

17 Exude Confidence and Energy 40

18 Develop a Style That Gets You Noticed 42

19 Pay Attention to Personal Grooming 44

20 Be Attractive 46

21 Be Cool 48

22 Speak Well 50

23 Write Well 52

Part III Have a Plan 55

24 Know What You Want Long Term 58

25 Know What You Want Short term 60

26 Study the Promotion System 62

27 Develop a Game Plan 64

28 Set Objectives 66

29 Know Your Role 68

30 Know Yourself—Strengths and Weaknesses 70

31 Identify Key Times and Events 72

32 Anticipate Threats 74

33 Look for Opportunities 76

34 Make Learning a Lifelong Mission 78

Part IV If You Can’t Say Anything Nice—Shut Up 81

35 Don’t Gossip 84

36 Don’t Bitch 86

37 Stand Up for Others 88

38 Compliment People Sincerely 90

39 Be Cheerful and Positive 92

40 Ask Questions 94

41 Use “Please” and “Thank You” 96

42 Don’t Swear 98

43 Be a Good Listener 100

44 Only Speak Sense 102

Part V Look After Yourself 105

45 Know the Ethics of Your Industry 108

46 Know the Legalities of Your Industry 110

47 Set Personal Standards 112

48 Never Lie 114

49 Never Cover Up for Anyone Else 116

50 Keep Records 118

51 Know the Difference Between the Truth and The Whole Truth 120

52 Cultivate Your Support/Contacts/ Friends 122

53 Date with Caution 124

54 Understand Others’ Motives 126

55 Assume Everyone Else Is Playing by Different Rules 128

56 Keep the Faith 130

57 Put Things in Perspective 132

Part VI Blend In 135

58 Know the Corporate Culture 138

59 Speak the Language 140

60 Dress Up or Dress Down Accordingly 142

61 Be Adaptable in Your Dealings with Different People 144

62 Make Your Boss Look Good 146

63 Know Where to Hang Out, and When 148

64 Understand Social Protocols 150

65 Know the Rules about Authority 152

66 Know the Rules about the Office Hierarchy 154

67 Never Disapprove of Others 156

68 Understand the Herd Mentality 158

Part VII Act One Step Ahead 161

69 Dress One Step Ahead 164

70 Talk One Step Ahead 166

71 Act One Step Ahead 168

72 Think One Step Ahead 170

73 Address Corporate Issues and Problems 172

74 Make Your Company Better for Having You There 174

75 Talk of “We” Rather Than “I” 176

76 Walk the Walk 178

77 Spend More Time with Senior Staff 180

78 Get People to Assume You Have Already Made the Step 182

79 Prepare for the Step After Next 184

Part VIII Cultivate Diplomacy 187

80 Ask Questions in Times of Conflict 190

81 Don’t Take Sides 192

82 Know When to Keep Your Opinions to Yourself 194

83 Be Conciliatory 196

84 Never Lose Your Temper 198

85 Never Get Personal 200

86 Know How to Handle Other People’s Anger 202

87 Stand Your Ground 204

88 Be Objective About the Situation 206

Part IX Know the System--and Milk It 209

89 Know All the Unspoken Rules of Office Life 212

90 Know What to Call Everyone 214

91 Know When to Stay Late and When to Go Early 216

92 Know the Theft or Perks Rule 218

93 Identify the People Who Count 220

94 Be on the Right Side of the People Who Count 222

95 Be Well Up on New Management Techniques 224

96 Know the Undercurrents and Hidden Agendas 226

97 Know the Favorites and Cultivate Them 228

98 Know the Mission Statement--and Understand It 230

Part X Handle the Opposition 233

99 Identify the Opposition 236

100 Study Them Closely 238

101 Don’t Back-Stab 240

102 Know the Psychology of Promotion 242

103 Don’t Give Too Much Away 244

104 Keep Your Ear to the Ground 246

105 Make the Opposition Seem Irreplaceable 248

106 Don’t Damn the Opposition with Faint Praise 250

107 Capitalize on the Career-Enhancing Moments 252

108 Cultivate the Friendship and Approval of Your Colleagues 254

Postscript: Know When to Break the Rules 256

The Rules of Life, Expanded Edition: A Personal Code for Living a Better, Happier, More Successful Life

Introduction viii

Part I Rules for You 1

1 Keep It Under Your Hat 4

2 You’ll Get Older But Not Necessarily Wiser 6

3 Accept What Is Done Is Done 8

4 Accept Yourself 10

5 Know What Counts and What Doesn’t 12

6 Dedicate Your Life to Something 14

7 Be Flexible in Your Thinking 16

8 Take an Interest in the Outside World 18

9 Be on the Side of the Angels, Not the Beasts 20

10 Only Dead Fish Swim with the Stream 22

11 Be the Last to Raise Your Voice 24

12 Be Your Own Adviser 26

13 No Fear, No Surprise, No Hesitation, No Doubt 28

14 I Wish I’d Done That--and I Will 30

15 It’s OK to Give Up 32

16 Count to Ten--or Recite “Baa Baa Black Sheep” 34

17 Change What You Can Change; Let Go of the Rest 36

18 Aim to Be the Very Best at Everything You Do--Not Second Best 38

19 Don’t Expect to Be Perfect 40

20 Don’t Be Afraid to Dream 42

21 If You’re Going to Jump Off a Bridge, Make Sure You Know How Deep the Water Is 44

22 Don’t Dwell on the Past 46

23 Don’t Live in the Future 48

24 Get on With Life--It’s Whooshing Past 50

25 Be Consistent 52

26 Dress Like Today Is Important 54

27 Have a Belief System 56

28 Leave a Little Space for Yourself Each Day 58

29 Have a Plan 60

30 Have a Sense of Humor 62

31 Choose How You Make Your Bed 64

32 Life Can Be a Bit Like Advertising 66

33 Get Used to Stepping Outside Your Comfort Zone 68

34 Learn to Ask Questions 70

35 Have Dignity 72

36 It’s OK to Feel Big Emotions 74

37 Keep the Faith 76

38 You’ll Never Understand Everything 78

39 Know Where True Happiness Comes From 80

40 Life Is a Pizza 82

41 Know When to Let Go--When to Walk Away 84

42 Retaliation Leads to Escalation 86

43 Look After Yourself 88

44 Maintain Good Manners in All Things 90

45 Prune Your Stuff Frequently 92

46 Remember to Touch Base 94

47 Draw the Lines Around Yourself 96

48 Shop for Quality, Not Price 98

49 It’s OK to Worry, or to Know How Not To 100

50 Stay Young 102

51 Throwing Money at a Problem Doesn’t Always Work 104

52 Think for Yourself 106

53 You Are Not in Charge 108

54 Have Something in Your Life That Takes You Out of Yourself 110

55 Only the Good Feel Guilty 112

56 If You Can’t Say Anything Nice, Don’t Say Anything at All 114

Part II Partnership Rules 117

57 Accept the Differences, Embrace What You Have in Common 120

58 Allow Your Partner the Space to Be Themselves 122

59 Be Nice 124

60 You Want to Do What? 126

61 Be the First to Say Sorry 128

62 Go That Extra Step in Trying to Please Them 130

63 Always Have Someone--or Something--That Is Pleased to See You 132

64 Know When to Listen and When to Act 134

65 Have a Passion for Your Life Together 136

66 Make Sure Your Love Making Is Making Love 138

67 Keep Talking 140

68 Respect Privacy 142

69 Check You Both Have the Same Shared Goals 144

70 Treat Your Partner Better Than Your Best Friend 146

71 Contentment Is a High Aim 148

72 You Don’t Both Have to Have the Same Rules 150

Part III Family and Friends Rules 153

73 If You Are Going to Be a Friend, Be a Good Friend 156

74 Never Be Too Busy for Loved Ones 158

75 Let Your Kids Mess Up for Themselves--They Don’t Need Any Help from You 160

76 Have a Little Respect and Forgiveness for Your Parents 162

77 Give Your Kids a Break 164

78 Never Lend Money Unless You Are Prepared to Write It Off 166

79 Keep Quiet 168

80 There Are No Bad Children 170

81 Be Up Around People You Love 172

82 Give Your Kids Responsibilities 174

83 Your Children Need to Fall Out with You to Leave Home 176

84 Your Kids Will Have Friends You Don’t Like 178

85 Your Role as a Child 180

86 Your Role as a Parent 182

Part IV Social Rules 185

87 We’re All Closer Than You Think 188

88 It Doesn’t Hurt to Forgive 190

89 It Doesn’t Hurt to Be Helpful 192

90 What’s in It for Them? 194

91 Hang Out with Positive People 196

92 Be Generous with Your Time and Information 198

93 Get Involved 200

94 Keep the Moral High Ground 202

95 Just Because You Have, Doesn't Mean They Have Too 204

96 Do Compare Yourself with Other People 206

97 Have a Plan for Your Career 208

98 Look at the Long-Term Ramifications of What You Do for a Living 210

99 Be Good at Your Job 212

100 Be Aware of the Damage You Are Doing 214

101 Be for the Glory, Not the Degradation 216

102 Be Part of the Solution, Not the Problem 218

103 Check What History Would Say About You 220

104 Not Everything Can Be Green 222

105 Put Something Back 224

106 Find a New Rule Every Day--or Occasionally at Least 226

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