Even if you’re smart, dedicated, and have a stellar work ethic, you have gaps in your supervisory skills. You make mistakes that could hurt employees, your company, and your own career. You may get some limited training, depending on your organization. You might find mentors to guide you. You might invest in some books. But which books? The store shelves are full of them and you have precious little free time. This summary will help you find ways to assess your performance and potential as a leader, and, most of all, provide concrete tools to help you improve – all toward your goal of being a great boss.
"Covering topics including types of power, how to give and receive constructive feedback, coaching versus fixing, self-awareness and self-management, Geisler provides useful quizzes and assessments to help the reader translate the concepts into personal learning." Publishers Weekly
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Transformations that ignore health and focus only on performance are 1.5 times more likely to fail in the long run. The good news here is that research and experience both tell us that performance and health are not in conflict, but are complementary. To see why, consider a sports team that
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How Full Is Your Bucket? reveals how even the briefest interactions affect your relationships, productivity, health, and longevity. Organized around a simple metaphor of a dipper and a bucket, and grounded in 50 years of research, this book will show you how to greatly increase the positive moments in your work and
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