Summary of How to Become a Great Boss

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8 Overall

10 Applicability

6 Innovation

9 Style


Jeffrey J. Fox has a talent for pointing out the obvious, but often forgotten, basics of business and management. Like Fox’s previous books, How to Become a Great Boss contains almost nothing that is entirely original. Instead, it compiles what should be common-sense guidelines for effective leadership and presents them in a manner that is both educational and inspirational. Fox has the ability to get you thinking about what you are doing as a manager and about the things that you have allowed to fall by the wayside. For that simple but valuable lesson, strongly recommends this book to all bosses, managers and leaders.

In this summary, you will learn

  • The qualities that make a boss into a leader;
  • Advice on how to improve your own management skills, especially in the areas of hiring, evaluating and terminating employees; and
  • Tips and techniques to employ in motivating and getting the best out of a workforce.

About the Author

Jeffrey J. Fox, the bestselling author of How to Become a Rainmaker and How to Become a CEO, is the founder of Fox & Company, a marketing consulting firm. Before starting Fox & Company, he was the Vice-President of Marketing and Corporate VP for the Loctite Corporation. He was the subject of a Top 100 Harvard Business School case study that is widely used in marketing classes and is a frequent speaker to large organizations and groups of senior executives.



The Boss as a Leader
A great boss plays a critical role as a leader. To become a leader, you need to motivate people. You must make your employees believe in themselves and feel empowered. In order to do good work, your people must feel good about working for you and your company. Follow...

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