Robert's Rules of Disorder

Robert's Rules of Disorder

by Robert Maidment
     
 

It has been said that the key to success is organization. Robert Maidment has compiled 100 sure ways to organizational disaster. Applicable to virtually any modern-day organization, the managerial secret to these signs of dysfunction, of course, is first to recognize them and then avoid them like the plague. The American School Board Journal calls this one of the… See more details below

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It has been said that the key to success is organization. Robert Maidment has compiled 100 sure ways to organizational disaster. Applicable to virtually any modern-day organization, the managerial secret to these signs of dysfunction, of course, is first to recognize them and then avoid them like the plague. The American School Board Journal calls this one of the "eleven books of the year." Dr. Jack C. Van Newkirk, director of the Institute of Management at Old Dominion University predicts that Robert's Rules of Disorder will become the most quoted text on management style and should be required reading for all managers.
A professor of educational management at the College of William and Mary, Maidment blames managerial foibles for many organizational breakdowns. This book, he contends, is the first step toward creating more open, caring,
non-manipulative and responsive climates within many organizations. Dysfunctional rules certain to bring about disorder include focusing upon yesterday, placing blame indiscriminately, confusing schooling with learning, refusing to trust the group, listening ineptly and selling workers short on effort. Maidment tackles these as well as other situations where managerial decisions can mean the difference between success and failure. Maidment is also the author of Tuning In: A Guide to Effecitve Listening , Straight Talk: A Guide to Saying More With Less and Write It Right: A Guide to Better Messages, all published by Pelican.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780882891118
Publisher:
Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/01/1990
Pages:
114
Product dimensions:
5.03(w) x 8.02(h) x 0.42(d)

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