David Cottrell, president and CEO of the Cornerstone Leadership Institute, is the author of this exemplary, easy-to-read book on the secrets of management. He has packaged what might otherwise have been a series of dry, boring management precepts – preserve your time, listen to your people, accept responsibility, focus on what truly counts – into an enjoyable, educational fictitious story. Jeff Walters, a business manager at midlife who can’t seem to do anything right, has eight Monday morning mentoring sessions with accomplished businessman Tony Pearce. During these meetings, Tony, who is wise and savvy, gives Jeff (and the fortunate readers of this book) a crash course on how to become an excellent manager and leader. This engaging book is filled with valuable insights. getAbstract recommends it to all junior managers who want to develop their craft and their leadership expertise.
In this summary, you will learn
- What common problems confront managers and
- How to use eight crucial management lessons to solve them.
About the Author
David Cottrell is president and CEO of the CornerStone Leadership Institute. A former senior manager at FedEx and Xerox, he is the author of 11 books and a frequent speaker on leadership.
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6 years agoAmazing lessons in simplest way. Good job.
7 years agoThis is a time for fasting, prayer and introspection for Muslims all over the world. During Ramadaan, the values of selflessness and compassion are celebrated and a special effort is made to look after those less fortunate.
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7 years agoRamadaan is the Islamic month of fasting, in which Muslims refrain from eating and drinking and is intended to teach Muslims about patience, humility, and spirituality.
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