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Son of a Postman Delivering Straight Talk on Managing Fluffers, Bullies and the Rest of the Team

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ISBN-10: 1491208171

ISBN-13: 9781491208175

Edition: N/A

Authors: Kevin Alger, Nancy Macagno

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Down-to-earth advice, peppered with illustrative, often humorous anecdotes from all walks of life, makes this a remarkably practical guide to leading people. It tells how a working class kid - the son of an inner city Postman - developed a unique management style that resulted in a surprising, successful, 30-year career at a prominent firm on Wall Street. Using a plain talking farming metaphor, and drawing on the vivid character of Grandma Ruth, it gives guidance on how to build a team, deliver clear feedback, deal with unmanageables and nurture everyone to find a suitable place. It describes "Bullies" and "Fluffers" and the rest of the six "Types" of people you are likely to encounter in…    
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Book details

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication date: 11/4/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Kevin R Alger, CFA, enjoyed a 32-year career at a prominent global financial services company where he held key leadership positions managing numerous businesses and thousands of people worldwide. He became well known as the go-to guy for advice and practical, no-nonsense guidance about leadership and managing people and remains a favorite mentor and role model.In 2013 he left his position as a senior executive to join the growing movement for social good. A seasoned yoga practitioner and a seeker of mindfulness, Kevin is creative in applying his knowledge and beliefs to support young people as they launch into their working lives and adulthood. As a speaker, he is a source of lively,…