The Uncommon Commodity: The Common Sense Guide for New Managers

The Uncommon Commodity: The Common Sense Guide for New Managers

by Doug Thorpe


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The Uncommon Commodity: The Common Sense Guide for New Managers by Doug Thorpe

A common sense guide for new, first time managers, helping you understand the transition from being a doer at work to a leader of your team; written from first hand experiences offered by author, banker, and entrepreneur, Doug Thorpe. This is a collection of practical principles, ideas, tips, and life hacks to help new managers thrive.

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ISBN-13: 9780692596289
Publisher: HeadwayExec
Publication date: 07/08/2016
Pages: 204
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.43(d)

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Stan_S More than 1 year ago
Proverbs for Managers (Bet You Can’t Read Just One) I74 pages of management and leadership nuggets of wisdom is what’s inside of The Uncommon Commodity by Doug Thorpe. Depending on your current age and chapter of your career many of these will be reminders of principles you already know and practice or they may be revelations for you. Either way, you will benefit by buying this book and adding it to your management / leadership library. The book is written in small chunks, usually only a couple of pages each, that you can read and digest very quickly. You can read the entire book in one sitting or read a section at the time. The sections are Management Principles, Core Values, Change, People and Musings. There are questions at the end of each section to prod you to think about what you just read. I dare you to just read one! I bet you can't do it. Once you finish one you will want to read the next. After all, it’s only 2 more pages. I recommend you read through the entire book once then go back and read a chapter a day as part of your morning reading time. You do have a morning reading time don’t you? You will learn 5 mistakes most new managers make and how to avoid them as well as how to tell if zombies have attacked your organization and how to tell if you are a cool breeze or a fog machine. I have a special interest in common sense because I realize it is not very common any more. The tagline for my Peculiar Perspective blog is, “Odd Logic (Common Sense) from a somewhat atypical angle…” so the common sense disseminated in this book hit me right in my wheel house so to speak. Get this book today! Add it to your personal development library and read a chapter a day. In 61 days you will be done and the small investment in yourself you made by purchasing this book will provide astronomical returns for your life and career. In interest of full disclosure I was fortunate to be chosen to be on the launch team for this book which means I received a copy of the book in return for my honest review. My honest review is what you see above. I love it and believe you will too!