The Gifted Boss Revised Edition: How to Find, Create, and Keep Great Employees

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Want freedom from management, mediocrity and morons?

Ever wonder what the best bosses know that you don't?

Do you want to have great employees, people who don't need to be managed and who make everyone around them work harder and raise the department to a higher standard?

The Gifted Boss is management guru Dale Dauten's classic—yet revolutionary—guidebook on teaching managers how to spot and court talent and ...

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Overview

Want freedom from management, mediocrity and morons?

Ever wonder what the best bosses know that you don't?

Do you want to have great employees, people who don't need to be managed and who make everyone around them work harder and raise the department to a higher standard?

The Gifted Boss is management guru Dale Dauten's classic—yet revolutionary—guidebook on teaching managers how to spot and court talent and how to give great employees what they want and need. This is a comprehensive system full of valuable insight and lessons aimed at creating the best work environment for the best people.

Throughout The Gifted Boss, Dale Dauten defines his different breed of leader as one who is able to shape a business environment and culture that is a magnet for self-motivated employees. Dauten's starting point is a powerful fact about hiring great employees: the best ones are almost never in the job market. His system also includes a discussion of "ideal turnover" and how the great managers employ "the secret skill" of "de-hiring" to gracefully move mediocre employees up or out. Throughout his discussions, Dauten incorporates priceless knowledge gained from an exhaustive search for America's best bosses. The wisdom he acquired was startling, and it pertained to every type of organization: "Different isn't always better, but better is always different."

The Gifted Boss has already earned itself a cult following. Now, based on conversations with hundreds of readers, Dauten has revised his work by adding a quick-start guide to help his audience get fast results and a discussion guide to help executives share the book with their teams. Though new technology continues to bring new changes to communication in the workplace, The Gifted Boss still remains the essential guide to maneuvering the tricky world of managing the modern employee. It belongs on every businessperson's desk.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062059536
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 5/17/2011
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 409,596
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Dale Dauten's numerous management books have been published in a dozen languages and have developed a worldwide following. As founder of The Innovators' Lab®, Dauten has generated creative management solutions for dozens of firms, including Kraft, Caterpillar and NASA. He also co-writes the syndicated newspaper column "J. T. & Dale Talk Jobs," which appears in more than seventy newspapers, and whose Website is rated one of the top fifty in the country. He has been researching leadership and innovation since his time as a graduate student at Arizona State University and Stanford University's Graduate School of Business.

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