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This easy-to-read toolbox belongs on every manager’s shelf. Management consultants Anne Loehr and Jezra Kaye provide creative, effective ways to transform unmanageable employees into helpful team members. The first half of the book contains the authors’ expert, insightful advice. The second half contains case studies – including some that feel sort of contrived – that Loehr and Kaye provide to illustrate their suggestions. getAbstract recommends their realistic advice, clear layout and step-by-step approach to those who must manage challenging employees.

In this summary, you will learn

  • Why staffers become unmanageable,
  • How to help unruly workers get back on track and
  • How to fire them gracefully if they don’t improve.

About the Authors

Anne Loehr’s insights into building “global and generationally diverse teams” appeared in Newsweek and on CNN. As president of Speak Up for Success, Jezra Kaye teaches business leaders how to communicate.



Unmanageable Employees
An employee who creates problems can cost a manager 30% of his or her efficiency.

Since you could be the one who gets sabotaged, look for these signs that a worker may become impossible to manage: Reduced interest – If an employee...

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    Janne Ohtonen 7 years ago
    Tis abstract gives you five clear steps how to manage problematic employees. The basic message is that have them improve their ways or get rid of them. The abstract contains also case examples of different kinds of problems you might have with employees. I don't think there is anything world changing here, but those five C's presented in book are helpful with moving forward. If you have problematic employees, this book might help you to do whatever you need to het done with them.
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      Patrick Brigger 6 years ago
      Thanks for your input!

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