Everything I Need To Know About Being A Manager, I Learned From My Kids Durston, Ian

Everything I Need To Know About Being A Manager, I Learned From My Kids

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Being a parent and being a manager have a lot in common. Both involve long hours and a daunting list of responsibilities. Both require clear communication skills and a good sense of humour. In this unique look at the modern workplace, Ian Durston, a successful project manager and happy father of three, uses his experience raising children to shed light on the perennial challenges of management. Issues such as leadership, motivation, performance, team building and change are explored not only through the author's experience as a manager, but, more importantly, through the rituals every parent must go through in raising his or her child. Getting his son to sleep while on holiday becomes a lesson in flexibility on the job; dealing with tantrums at home provides insight into the role of assertiveness at work; and watching his youngest begin to walk is used as an example of the trial-and-error method and the importance of failure as a learning tool. .

PRODUCT DETAILS :
ISBN : 9780749927615
BY (AUTHOR) Durston, Ian
PUBLISHER : Little, Brown Book Group PUBLICATION DATE : June 07, 2007
COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United Kingdom IMPRINT : Piatkus Books
LANGUAGE : English AGE : General
PRODUCT FORM : Paperback / softback
DIMENSION : 217 mm x 138 mm
WEIGHT : 230 g

PRODUCT CATEGORY :
Economics, Finance, Business & Management
DESCRIPTION : Being a parent and being a manager have a lot in common. Both involve long hours and a daunting list of responsibilities. Both require clear communication skills and a good sense of humour. In this unique look at the modern workplace, Ian Durston, a successful project manager and happy father of three, uses his experience raising children to shed light on the perennial challenges of management. Issues such as leadership, motivation, performance, team building and change are explored not only through the author's experience as a manager, but, more importantly, through the rituals every parent must go through in raising his or her child. Getting his son to sleep while on holiday becomes a lesson in flexibility on the job; dealing with tantrums at home provides insight into the role of assertiveness at work; and watching his youngest begin to walk is used as an example of the trial-and-error method and the importance of failure as a learning tool. . PRODUCT DETAILS : ISBN : 9780749927615 BY (AUTHOR) Durston, Ian PUBLISHER : Little, Brown Book Group PUBLICATION DATE : June 07, 2007 COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United Kingdom IMPRINT : Piatkus Books LANGUAGE : English AGE : General PRODUCT FORM : Paperback / softback DIMENSION : 217 mm x 138 mm WEIGHT : 230 g PRODUCT CATEGORY : Economics, Finance, Business & Management