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

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The Rules of Management

107 bite-size, easy-to-use rules for becoming a more successful leader and manager from

Richard Templar.

You’re smart, talented, competent, responsible.

So...they made you a ...

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The Rules of Management

107 bite-size, easy-to-use rules for becoming a more successful leader and manager from

Richard Templar.

You’re smart, talented, competent, responsible.

So...they made you a manager.

And suddenly, all that good stuff just isn’t good enough.

You need to know what the greatest managers know:

The Rules of Management.

Here they are, including10 brand-new rules to take you further, faster.

Templar covers everything from setting realistic targets to holding effective meetings and finding the right people to inspiring loyalty.

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!

Discover how to adapt your style to each team member; create your own private game plan for success; manage stress and stay healthy; and take charge, as if you were born to manage!

The Rules of Management.

They’re your blueprint for greatness and shortcut to the executive suite.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780132733106
  • Publisher: FT Press
  • Publication date: 5/20/2011
  • Series: Richard Templar's Rules Series
  • Edition description: Expanded
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 582,818
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Richard Templar (U.K.) is an astute observer of human behavior and understands what makes the difference between those of us who effortlessly glide toward success and those of us who struggle against the tide. He has distilled these observations into his Rules titles. More than 1.3 million people around the world have enjoyed and now play by Richard Templar's Rules.
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Table of Contents

Part 1 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

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