How to Become a Great Boss: The Rules For Getting and Keeping the Best Employees

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Author: Fox Jeffrey J.

Brand: Hachette Books

Color: Green

Edition: 1

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  • Hachette Books

Package Dimensions: 23x224x322

Number Of Pages: 192

Release Date: 15-05-2002

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The Great Boss Simple Success Formula
Companies Do What the Boss Does Groom ‘Em, or Broom ‘Em Hire Slow, Fire Fast Don’t Be TiredThe Rule of the Ds Delegate Down, Down, Down Don’t Hire a Dog and Bark Yourself Don’t Shoot from the Lip Never Be Little, Never Belittle Listen to Phonies, Fools, and Frauds Don’t Check Expense Accounts “Quit” Is for Scrabble It’s Okay to Be Quirky
Did you ever have a great boss? Everyone should have one, but not enough people do. If you’re a boss, or hope to become one, or have a less-than-great boss, then this is the book that could change your career-and your life.
In times like these, being a great boss can be harder than ever. If you want surprising and useful advice on how to handle the tough stuff — from having to fire a long-time employee to being a new boss with a demoralized team — the stories, observations, and advice contained in this gem of a book will set your feet in the right direction. And if you just want advice on living up to the legend who preceded you in the job, or even ways to emulate someone who was a great boss to you, Jeffrey Fox has gathered anecdotes from some of the mightiest and most respected bosses in America. The bestselling author who brought you How to Become CEO and How to Become a Rainmaker knows the territory about which he speaks.
Fox is the master of the counterintuitive angle. For every boss who has implied “I know what’s best, that’s why I’m the boss,” Fox counsels, “Listen to Phonies, Fools, and Frauds” and “Don’t Check Expense Accounts.” His stories from bosses who have cared equally for employees’ lives and the bottom line will inspire you to see that profit counts, but so do camaraderie, motivation, and a great place to work.
In a time of considerable corporate downsizing, it’s more important than ever for bosses to surround themselves with motivated employees. Jeffrey Fox’s newest volume will have a place on the shelves of top brass everywhere who want to remain leaders of their pack.
About the Author
Jeffery J. Fox was
Sales & marketing Management magazine’s “Outstanding Marketer;” the National Industrial Distributors Association’s “Outstanding Marketer;” and the Connecticut American Marketing Association’s “Marketer of the Year.” Prior to founding Fox & Co., a premier marketing consulting firm, he held senior marketing positions at several international companies. Fox’s bestselling books, including
How to Become CEO and
How to Become a Rainmaker, have been published in thirty-five languages. A sought-after speaker to large organizations and groups of senior executives, he is a graduate of Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, and has an MBA from Harvard Business School. His offices are in Chester, Connecticut.
Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.
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Mr. Hart
The great boss stirs the people. The great boss elevates, applauds, and lauds the employees. The great boss makes people believe in themselves and feel special, selected, anointed. The great boss makes people feel good.
Great bosses are memorable. In sixty seconds, this boss created a memory to last over sixty years.
The employee was twenty-four. It was his first real job. He was in the fifth week.
That morning there was a knock on the six- foot-tall glass wall that framed his “office.” “Excuse me, Mr. Godfrey, my name is Ralph Hart,” said a courtly, exquisitely dressed man in his sixties. “Do you have a minute?”
“Of course,” answered the young employee, who recognized the name, but not the face, of the company’s legendary Chairman-of-the-Board.
“Thank you,” said Mr. Hart. “Mr. Godfrey, may I tell you a few things about your company?” To the employee’s nod, Mr. Hart continued: “Mr. Godfrey, your company is a first-class company. We have first-class products. We have first-class customers. We have first-class advertising. In fact, sometimes we even fly first-class because the airlines are some of our first-class

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