Studies have repeatedly shown that the majority of employees are disengaged at work. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Often, the difference between a group of indifferent employees and a fully engaged team comes down to one simple thinga great boss.
In How to Be a Great Boss, Gino Wickman and Rene’ Boer present a straightforward, practical approach to help bosses at all levels of an organization get the most from their people. They share time-tested tools that have worked for more than 30,000 bosses in every industry. You can learn to be a great bossand dramatically improve both your organization’s performance and your team’s excitement about their work.
In this book you will discover:
How to surround yourself with great people
How to make more effective use of your time
The difference between leadership and management and why they’re equally important
The five leadership practices and five management practices of all great bosses
How to create accountability
How to develop productive, relationships with each of your people
How to deal with direct reports that don’t meet your expectations
How to Be a Great Boss provides practical tools that you can apply immediately with your people, allowing you to focus on improving and growing your organization and truly enjoy what you do.
|Publisher:||BenBella Books, Inc.|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||5.80(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.90(d)|
About the Author
Gino Wickman’s passion is helping people get what they want from their businesses. To fulfill that passion, Wickman created the Entrepreneurial Operating System® (EOS), a holistic system that, when implemented in an organization, helps leaders run better businesses, get better control, have better life balance, and gain more tractionwith the entire organization advancing together as a healthy, functional, and cohesive team. Wickman spends most of his time as an EOS Implementer, working hands-on with the leadership teams of entrepreneurial companies to help them fully implement EOS in their organizations. He is the founder of EOS Worldwide, a growing organization of successful entrepreneurs from a variety of business backgrounds collaborating as certified EOS Implementers to help people throughout the world to experience all the organizational and personal benefits of implementing EOS. He also delivers workshops and keynote addresses.
René Boer has more than 30 years of experience in the restaurant industry helping leadership teams succeed at well-known brands such as Pizza Hut and Jamba Juice. As an EOS Implementer, he's worked with hundreds of bosses at privately-held companies helping them align their teams to achieve a shared vision. He is passionate about helping clients achieve freedom by focusing on what they love to do and are great at doing. René has been a life-long cyclist and organized a unique cycling event, the Sub-5 Ride, in 2010, to support the Davis Phinney Foundation's mission to help people living with Parkinson's Disease live well today. He and his wife Judy live near Chicago, and they have two daughters and four grandchildren.
Table of Contents
Why the Word "Boss"? ix
Chapter 1 Being a Great Boss 1
Chapter 2 Do You Have What It Takes? 9
Chapter 3 Delegate and Elevate™ 21
Chapter 4 Surrounding Yourself with Great People 35
Chapter 5 Leadership, Management and Accountability (LMA) 53
Chapter 6 The Five Leadership Practices™ 59
Chapter 7 The Five Management Practices™ 79
Chapter 8 The Quarterly Conversation 111
Chapter 9 The Four People Issues 131
Chapter 10 A Final Word on People 147
Tools Summary 155
Additional Resources 157
About the Authors 163
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