Samuel A. Culbert, a UCLA management professor and frequent author, examines the systemic nature of management problems and their roots in cultural habits. Reading the first two parts of his manual may make you cringe at your own behavior – or at your boss’s – but these difficult sections provide a meaningful set up and context for Culbert’s recommendations for positive change. The not-so-subtle title calls for initiating a meaningful, productive conversation with your boss when you’re ready to implement the changes Culbert suggests. getAbstract recommends Culbert’s intelligent, workable method to HR managers seeking to improve corporate morale, culture and internal communications; to self-aware leaders and to young professionals intent on moving up the managerial chain.
In this summary, you will learn
- How “bad management” manifests;
- Why well-intentioned, “good people” turn into “bad managers”; and
- What companies can do to foster a culture of “good management.”
About the Author
Samuel A. Culbert teaches at the Anderson School of Management at the University of California, Los Angeles, and frequently writes for management journals. He has written or co-authored seven other books about management, including Get Rid of the Performance Review, The Organization Trap and Don’t Kill the Bosses!