Managing to Stay out of Court: How to Avoid the Eight Deadly Sins of Mismanagement

Managing to Stay out of Court: How to Avoid the Eight Deadly Sins of Mismanagement

by Jathan Janove
     
 

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In the past 20 years, the number of employment discrimination cases has increased by more than 2,000 percent. This practical guide helps companies avoid the most common types of employment lawsuits through the development of strong people-management skills. Managing to Stay Out of Court is structured according to eight simple principles contrasting sins and virtues

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In the past 20 years, the number of employment discrimination cases has increased by more than 2,000 percent. This practical guide helps companies avoid the most common types of employment lawsuits through the development of strong people-management skills. Managing to Stay Out of Court is structured according to eight simple principles contrasting sins and virtues in the workplace - for example, Rationalizing Away Truth (sin) vs. Making Honesty the Only Policy (virtue), or Listening Through Your "I" (sin) vs. Listening Through Your Ears (virtue). A wealth of real-life examples show employers how to move directly from theory to practice by taking the lessons off the page and into the workplace. Included is a guide to adjusting management styles as well as techniques for implementing organization-wide changes. An appendix helps readers identify their own most prevalent management sins, and a complete set of tools and exercises - a sample journal page, memos, self-assessments, and a "Sin-to-Virtue Transfer Plan" - shows how to make the too-often adversarial manager-employee relationship fulfilling for both parties.

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Library Journal
Workplace litigation is on the increase in this country, and attorney Janove artfully demonstrates how an employer can avoid stepping into this potential minefield. In a new book designed to "lead, mentor and develop employees while keeping the lawyers at bay," Janove points out that managers get themselves into trouble through a lack of effective communication. When employees fear that information is being withheld from them, a mindset is created that the author calls "brainlock." Once this occurs, a trip through the legal system may not be far off. The author skillfully lists eight basic managerial sins and shows managers how to convert each sin into a virtue that will improve workplace morale. Constructed almost like a workbook with checklists to follow, this is an extraordinarily useful book that will benefit managers and workers. Strongly recommended for all business collections.-Richard Drezen, Washington Post/New York City Bureau Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781576753187
Publisher:
Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
12/28/2004
Pages:
230
Product dimensions:
6.28(w) x 8.28(h) x 0.60(d)

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