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The Hands-Off Manager: How to Mentor People and Allow Them to Be Successful
     

The Hands-Off Manager: How to Mentor People and Allow Them to Be Successful

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by Steve Chandler
 

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"The 'bible' for employee empowerment."
--Rebecca Clement, Soundview Executive Book Summaries

"Steve Chandler and Duane Black present an approach to management that promises to lower your stress level, increase your happiness and allow everyone in your organization to be more creative and productive."
--Rolf Dobelli, getAbstract.com

"Hands-off managers

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"The 'bible' for employee empowerment."
--Rebecca Clement, Soundview Executive Book Summaries

"Steve Chandler and Duane Black present an approach to management that promises to lower your stress level, increase your happiness and allow everyone in your organization to be more creative and productive."
--Rolf Dobelli, getAbstract.com

"Hands-off managers allow what is possible to emerge while pushing away those mindsets that only bring limitations."
--HR.com

The number one reason cited in exit interviews for an employee quitting is "my manager." Most managers and executives not only aren't aware of this obvious problem, but probably wouldn't know what to do about it if they did.

Today's employees do not respond to the old hands-on, militaristic management styles. They are highly independent, individual professionals with their own fully developed ideas. Leaders and managers who try to micro-manage them will inevitably confront wide-spread disgruntlement, absenteeism, and turnover...and increase their own and their employees' stress levels.

In The Hands-Off Manager, Chandler and Black offer a new vision for all managers. With stories, examples, and vibrant activities for the reader to practice, this book shows any manager--new or seasoned--how to coach and mentor employees rather than hover over their shoulders and goad them into action. In this system, each employee's strengths are honored and honed in a climate of partnership and mutual goal-setting.

Editorial Reviews

John Watson
Each essay is a revelation and a gift,especially for the devotee of the game but for the rest of us as well. Great photographs and a great read.
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A delightful work.
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Much of what Sosonko writes about this lost world is unfamiliar,both in the West and in Russia.
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Pure memoir and biography from a very anecdotal, personal point of view,to be read for pleasure and human interest.
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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781601632234
Publisher:
Career Press, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/22/2012
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.60(d)

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Meet the Author


Steve Chandler is one of America's best-selling authors whose dozens of books --including the best-sellers 100 Ways to Motivate Others, 100 Ways to Motivate Yourself, and Reinventing Yourself--have been translated into more than 20 languages. Chandler is also a world-famous public speaker who has been a guest on hundreds of radio and TV shows. Chandler has been a guest lecturer at the University of Santa Monica where he teaches in the graduate program of soul-centered leadership. Chandler has been a trainer and consultant to more than 30 Fortune 500 companies worldwide.

Duane Black is the executive vice president and chief operating officer of SunCor Developments, where he oversees 150 employees and more than 150,000 acres of current and future housing developments.

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The Hands-Off Manager: How to Mentor People and Allow Them to Be Successful 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Mentor and coach....most important role of a leader. Very, very helpful!!!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
In business today, organizations are consistently faced with the micro-managing style leaders. There is hope as Chandler and Black argue in their introduction, offering ideas, methods, practices ways of thinking, and ways of being that will allow leaders in organizations to create a team that functions as well without a manager as it does when the manager is there. The importance of leadership and mentoring coexist and play a vital role in the lifeline of an organization. Chandler and Black ask the reader would you rather inspire your people or control them? Would you rather allow the opportunity to become successful or would you prefer to force results to happen? Learning to trust that people have greatness within them, will allow leaders to unlock their people¿s potential, which will increase the level at which they perform to a lace they never imagined. The authors show step-by-step actions leaders can take to achieve the hand-off leadership methods. The book points out that there is an upside and downside to leadership actions and behaviors. To increase success of the hands-off leader, the book offers guidelines on how to handle situations and create a successful environment. Leadership can be reckless and a determining fixture for failure when poorly trained. Team players can lack enthusiasm and judgment when led by an incompetent leader. The authors stress great leadership will create a culture in which teamwork will simply grow. Organizations do not need teamwork training managers themselves need hands-off-leadership training so they can learn to mentor success instead of trying to impose productivity. An interesting chapter deals with waking up to the whole system. It is important to feel connected and bring people together. I was surprised at the example of a person being criticized in a team meeting and how the authors suggest the leader should stop the meeting and let the team know he or she is going to invite the person being criticized to the next meeting so everyone can all talk together. The idea is to bring people together and let people know how connected they are. This will eliminate the idea of unimportant people in the organization and it will help people feel more interconnected. I found this text to be enlightening and a step toward the changes needed for more effective organizational leadership versus the many ineffective micromanager leaders of today. The 223 pages of this book are straightforward and effortlessly applied by anyone who is interested in becoming a manger/leader, or currently a manager, or wishing to make changes in their leadership style. The book could without doubt be recommended for the easy chair business reader.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Steve Chandler and Duane Black present an approach to management that promises to lower your stress level, increase your happiness and allow everyone in your organization to be more creative and productive. The idea is that old-style, hands-on micromanagement does not engage today¿s workers. The book tries to persuade readers through emotional appeals, which can be illuminating but sometimes appear strained. The book includes interesting quotes from all kinds of people, including Peter Drucker, Deepak Chopra, Napoleon Hill (whom the authors criticize), Voltaire and others. We say the authors¿ core ideas are persuasive, but the style might lean a little too much on intangible insights for some readers. However, this is a great book if you are a stressed-out manager who wants to find a new approach. Read this, calm down and stop micromanaging.