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

Classification : Business, Management & Economics
Pub Date : Jun 07, 2007
Imprint : Piatkus
Page Extent : 208
Binding : PB
ISBN : 9780749927615
Price : 650

About the book

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. .


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This is an excellent book, not just funny and wise, but packed full of strategic insights for leaders.
     
Ian Durston
Ian Durston has worked in industry and business for 13 years including a role at Deloitte Consulting where his clients included Vodafone Barclays Bank General Motors and the Ministry of Defence. He is...(+)
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