Summary of Managers, Can You Hear Me Now?

Hard-Hitting Lessons on How to Get Real Results

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Managers, Can You Hear Me Now? book summary
Become a great manager by hearing your employees now.


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Denny F. Strigl, former CEO and president of Verizon Wireless, is a no-holds-barred type of guy. Writing with performance consultant Frank Swiatek, Strigl offers straight-shooting advice for managers and those who aspire to the role. The authors lay out exactly what’s required of you every day to become a great manager. They present no sweeping concepts or grand theories, and little here will surprise you. Nevertheless, the authors outline the proper activities, behaviors and characteristics of a quality manager. getAbstract recommends this simple yet savvy book to any manager or manager-in-training.

In this summary, you will learn

  • What four objectives former Verizon Wireless CEO Denny F. Strigl outlines for every manager and
  • How to become a better manager by using his precepts.


No One Knows What You Are Supposed to Do – So Be Sure to Do It Well
As a young executive in the telecommunications industry, Denny F. Strigl was excited about his promotion to a managerial support position. He didn’t know much about his new job, so he arrived early on his first day of...
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About the Authors

Denny F. Strigl is the former president and CEO of Verizon Wireless. Performance consultant Frank Swiatek has worked with numerous Fortune 500 companies, including Verizon.

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    Bingar Egidius Situmorang 6 years ago
    Why can't I download the PDF version. It's nothing on the screen...
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      Bingar Egidius Situmorang 6 years ago
      Got it, just now
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    Guest 6 years ago
    Great practical advice! One the points mentioned is that managers need to set directions and goals, not take votes. Does everyone agree?
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    Patrick Brigger 6 years ago
    Great ideas!

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