First, Break All the Rules: What the Worlds Greatest Managers Do Differently by Marcus BuckinghamThe best managers are those that build a work environment where the employees answer positively to these 12 Questions:
1. Do I know what is expected of me at work?
2. Do I have the materials and equipment I need to do my work right?
3. At work, do I have the opportunity to do what I do best every day?
4. In the last seven days, have I received recognition or praise for doing good work?
5. Does my supervisor, or someone at work, seem to care about me as a person?
6. Is there someone at work who encourages my development?
7. At work, do my opinions count?
8. Does the mission/purpose of my company make me feel my job is important?
9. Are my co-workers committed to doing quality work?
10. Do I have a best friend at work?
11. In the last six months, has someone at work talked to me about my progress?
12. This last year, have I had opportunities at work to learn and grow?
The best managers reject conventional wisdom.
The best managers treat every employee as an individual.
The best managers never try to fix weaknesses; instead they focus on strengths and talent.
The best managers know they are on stage everyday. They know their people are watching every move they make.
Measuring employee satisfaction is vital information for your investors.
People leave their immediate managers, not the companies they work for.
More wisdom in a nutshell:
- Know what can be taught, and what requires a natural talent.
- Set the right outcomes, not steps. Standardize the end but not the means. As long as the means are within the companys legal boundaries and industry standards, let the employee use his own style to deliver the result or outcome you want.
- Motivate by focusing on strengths, not weaknesses.
- Casting is important, if an employee is not performing at excellence, maybe she is not cast in the right role.
- Every role is noble, respect it enough to hire for talent to match.
- A manager must excel in the art of the interview. See if the candidates recurring patterns of behavior match the role he is to fulfill. Ask open-ended questions and let him talk. Listen for specifics.
- Find ways to measure, count, and reward outcomes.
- Spend time with your best people. Give constant feedback. If you cant spend an hour every quarter talking to an employee, then you shouldnt be a manager.
- There are many ways of alleviating a problem or non-talent. Devise a support system, find a complementary partner for him, or an alternative role.
First, Break All the Rules: What the World's Greatest Managers Do Differently
Included with this re-release of First, Break All the Rules : updated meta-analytic research and access to the Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment, which reveals people's top themes of talent, and to Gallup's Q 12 employee engagement survey , the most effective measure of employee engagement and its impact on business outcomes. They actually have vastly different styles and backgrounds. Yet despite their differences, great managers share one common trait: They don't hesitate to break virtually every rule held sacred by conventional wisdom. They don't believe that, with enough training, a person can achieve anything he sets his mind to. They don't try to help people overcome their weaknesses. And, yes, they even play favorites. In this longtime management bestseller, Gallup presents the remarkable findings of its massive in-depth study of great managers.
Rules of the Internet is a list of protocols and conventions, originally written to serve as a guide for those who identified themselves with the Internet group Anonymous. The list serves as a summation of popular catchphrases and axioms commonly associated with 4chan. Since there are numerous drafts and editions in circulation, the rules fluctuate in number and the validity of each rule remains debatable. Despite this, several of the rules including Rule 34 and Rule 63 are agreed upon across internet communities. The idea of making a set of rules, similar to Netiquette  for 4chan users, was initially talked about on Anonymous-related IRC channels before an entry was submitted to Encyclopedia Dramatica sometime in late and archived  on January 10th, At the time of the archival, there were 18 rules in the entry, despite it mentioning that 48 existed.
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Contrary to what the name may imply, the so-called rules of the internet are not laws enforceable by any official authority. Rather, they are a series of in-jokes, guidelines, and references related to internet culture as it was in the early s. Many of the catchphrases within the rules of the internet , as it exists today, are specific allusions to memes on 4chan or popular references to Fight Club, South Park , and so on. Emerging as a kind of Netiquette for the Internet group Anonymous, the rules of the internet were published on the satirical wiki, Encyclopedia Dramatica, in , before an attempt at a more official list emerged on 4chan in The original list claimed, for instance, to have 50 rules, but actually only had Some later versions have only 48 entries, whereas others have
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