Summary of The Rules of Management

A Definitive Code for Managerial Success

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The Rules of Management book summary
Want to know the secrets to success? Follow these "real" rules for managers.


7 Overall

10 Applicability

5 Innovation

7 Style


New or struggling managers will enjoy this practical, easy-to-read book of management tips, but experienced managers should take a look, too. Richard Templar writes in a "straight-from-the-cuff" style (no dry textbook terminology or dusty case studies here). He packs his manual with great, even if a bit obvious, lists of advice. getAbstract recommends this breezy, practical rulebook. To be a better manager, read it and ask yourself if you are still following the best practices. If you know what to do, are you doing it? If you don’t know what to do, start reading.

In this summary, you will learn

  • What experienced managers would tell you if they could - and what management classes often forget to tell you
  • How to manage your staffers and yourself
  • Why knowing good management tactics isn’t enough (you must use them)


What Other Management Books and Classes Didn’t Tell You
Every manager wants to know the secrets to being a successful boss and still keeping your sanity - this applies to you, too, especially if you are a new manager. Basically, those secrets fall into two categories - the rules for managing...
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About the Author

Richard Templar is the author of several books including The Rules of Work and I Don’t Want Any More Cheese, I Just Want Out of the Trap! He has years of management experience in various industries and is a recognized management training expert.

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