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First, Break All the Rules What the World's Greatest Managers Do Differently

ISBN-10: 0684852861

ISBN-13: 9780684852867

Edition: 1999

Authors: Marcus Buckingham, Curt Coffman

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List price: $32.00
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication date: 5/5/1999
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 272
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

British motivational speaker, trainer, and author Marcus Buckingham graduated from Cambridge University with a Master's Degree in Social and Political Science in 1987. He is internationally known as an authority on employee productivity and is a member of the Secretary of State's Advisory Committee on Leadership and Management. Buckingham worked as a senior researcher at The Gallup Organization for 17 years and founded TMBC in 2007 in order to create strengths-based management training solutions for organizations. He has appeared on television shows including The Oprah Winfrey Show, Larry King Live, The Today Show, Good Morning America, and The View. Buckingham has been profiled in the following publications: The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Fortune, Fast Company, and Harvard Business Review. He has written or co-written numerous bestselling books, such as First, Break All the Rules; Now, Discover Your Strengths; The One Thing You Need to Know; and Go Put Your Strengths to Work.

Introduction: Breaking All the Rules
The Measuring Stick
A Disaster Off the Scilly Isles
The Measuring Stick
Putting the Twelve to the Test
A Case in Point
Mountain Climbing
The Wisdom of Great Managers
Words from the Wise
What Great Managers Know
What Great Managers Do
The Four Keys
The First Key: Select for Talent
Talent: How Great Managers Define It
The Right Stuff
The Decade of the Brain
Skills, Knowledge, and Talents
The World According to Talent
Talent: How Great Managers Find It
A Word from the Coach
The Second Key: Define the Right Outcomes
Managing by Remote Control
Temptations
Rules of Thumb
What Do You Get Paid to Do?
The Third Key: Focus on Strengths
Let Them Become More of Who They Already Are
Tales of Transformation
Casting Is Everything
Manage by Exception
Spend the Most Time with Your Best People
How to Manage Around a Weakness
The Fourth Key: Find the Right Fit
The Blind, Breathless Climb
One Rung Doesn't Necessarily Lead to Another
Create Heroes in Every Role
Three Stories and a New Career
The Art of Tough Love
Turning the Keys: A Practical Guide
The Art of Interviewing for Talent
Performance Management
Keys of Your Own
Master Keys
Gathering Force
Appendices:
The Gallup Path to Business Performance
What the Great Managers Said
A Selection of Talents
Finding the Twelve Questions
The Meta-analysis