Archive for May 17, 2009

The Truth About Managing People

Posted in Media on May 17, 2009 by mboyle1959

The Truth About Managing People

I love to recommend new books for people to read. The Truth About Managing People by Stephan P Robbins is a great read for anyone who owns a business, runs a business, or aspires to run one. As I read, I found myself highlighting page after page. I was so excited to give this to our manager to read. I should have just bought a second copy.

The book gives lots of common sense ideas about how to handle almost every employee situation imaginable. My favorite quote from the book is in the first chapter. The author states

“the best predictor of future behavior is past behavior

”. I can’t tell you how many times I thought or hoped someone would change, only to be disappointed. It goes back to the cliché that

“the leopard doesn’t change its spots”

.

I would strongly recommend that everyone picks up a copy and reads it.

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